Archive for August 24th, 2011

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Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO


Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.

“Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple’s Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”

“The Board has complete confidence that Tim is the right person to be our next CEO,” added Levinson. “Tim’s 13 years of service to Apple have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does.”

Jobs submitted his resignation to the Board today and strongly recommended that the Board implement its succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO.

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A selection of Samsung Galaxy phones announced


Earlier today Samsung announced its new naming strategy for its Galaxy range of smartphones. In addition, Samsung announced four new members of the Galaxy smartphone family: the Galaxy M Pro, Galaxy W, Galaxy Y and Galaxy Y Pro, all of which run on the powerful Android 2.3 Gingerbread mobile OS.

Samsung has created a new system of naming its Galaxy smartphones, focused on its ever-expanding portfolio of industry-leading Android smartphones. The new naming structure will organise and group devices into five classes identified by a single alphabetical letter. Devices will then be further designated by an additional indicator which will identify specific functionality. The new strategy aims to help consumers identify the specification of the product they are buying quickly and easily.

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INRIX Traffic App


Going for a drive? Why not use INRIX to check for traffic jams?

The way that we plan our journeys has changed dramatically in the last ten years. The tattered A-Z road maps have been discarded to the bottom of the car boot, replaced by smartphone apps and in-car sat-navs. The problem with these is that while they can be handy for navigation, they don’t actually help you avoid traffic. This is set to change with the launch of the free, INRIX Traffic application, available across BlackBerry , Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms. The ad-free, handy app provides real-time traffic information and traffic forecasts allowing motorists to better plan their trips and save time, fuel and avoid unexpected delays along the way. If a person gets involved in a road accident, he can contact a salt lake city car accident lawyer to assist him and address the unfortunate situation. You can also hop over to the Leppard Law website when you need help from a criminal defense lawyer.

INRIX Traffic is a powerful app which gives users unparalleled insight into traffic conditions. Traffic information is crowd-sourced from the largest traffic network in the world and combined with traditional road sensor data, accident and incident reports to provide drivers with information they can rely on to find the best way to go.  The cleverest thing? INRIX’s unique predictive technology analyses common traffic-impacting factors such as day of the week, season, holidays and related days, current and forecasted weather, accidents and road works and unique local events like concerts and football matches to provide traffic forecasts up to 8 hours in advance. As U.K. motorists spend an average of 46 hours a year idle in traffic, download INRIX Traffic and start saving time, money and fuel today.

INRIX Traffic is available to download from BlackBerry App World, Android Market, iTunes and also on Windows Phone.

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Motorola FIRE to arrive in September

Moto Fire

I have not been too impressed with the recent Android devices that come in this form factor. However as the Motorola FIRE has a 2.8 inch screen things may well change.

The fashionable Motorola FIRE smartphone offers a full QWERTY keyboard with touchscreen display and ultimate personalisation options users expect from the fun and versatile Android platform. The Motorola FIRE is expected to be available in the UK towards the end of September.

Motorola FIRE has a sleek, modern design and a sophisticated finish. Its full QWERTY keyboard and 2.8-inch touchscreen display provide the perfect combination of tools for emailing, texting and browsing the Web. Users can stay in constant contact with friends and family through the world’s leading social media applications.

Motorola FIRE also comes with best-in-class battery life, allowing users to talk, browse the Web, text, play games and videos all day long. Motorola FIRE also has the Moto Switch user interface, which allows users to switch to a friends-centric mode when they finish work and head home for the day

“We are excited about extending our growing smartphone range in UK, and Motorola FIRE opens up new possibilities in the smartphone market. The device’s stylish design and its exciting and versatile social media applications will wow younger, tech-loving users in particular,” said Victoria McManus, UK marketing director, Motorola Mobility EMEA.

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Mobile Tech Addicts Podcast 133: HP be gone

Web bannerIt’s the end of the road for WebOS as HP ceases sale of the HP Touchpad, Pre 3 and the Veer. Matt has unboxed the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro, the Nokia X7 gets a luke-warm review and James get’s some time with the new Blackberry Curve 9360.

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