APPLICATIONS NEWS

January 28th, 2013, 3:18 PM

Canadian Privacy Commish Says WhatsApp Violates Privacy Laws

Popular cross platform instant messaging app Whatsapp has run afoul of Canada’s privacy laws, says privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart. A statement released today by Stoddart’s office, and the Dutch Data protection Authority, said that WhatsApp violated Canadian and Dutch privacy laws dealing with retention and disclosure of personal data. “Our investigation has led to WhatsApp [...]

December 3rd, 2012, 9:01 PM

Dell Releases New Cross-Platform PocketCloud Applications

With three new applications geared toward portable devices, Dell has created a simple way for users to access their cloud content anytime, anywhere. Last week Dell announced improvements to its PocketCloud system to make uploading, sharing, or recovering content easier, regardless of what device is used.  First of the three is PocketCloud Explore for iPad and Windows [...]

May 15th, 2012, 1:20 PM

NVIDIA Introduces VGX Platform for Virtualized GPU Computing

NVIDIA today unveiled the NVIDIA® VGX™ platform, which enables IT departments to deliver a virtualized desktop with the graphics and GPU computing performance of a PC or workstation to employees using any connected device. With the NVIDIA VGX platform in the data center, employees can now access a true cloud PC from any device — [...]

February 17th, 2012, 9:54 AM

WinZip Comes to the iPhone/iPad

WinZip Computing, a Corel Company, today announced its new free mobile app, WinZip® for iOS. Now the world’s #1 zip utility is available for iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®, making it easy for users to browse and open zipped files on the go. The new WinZip for iOS makes it simple to view, navigate and [...]

May 12th, 2011, 9:56 AM

Futuremark Releases PC Mark 7

PCMark® 7, a new Futuremark benchmark that offers complete PC performance testing for Windows 7, was released today and is now available to download and purchased from http://www.pcmark.com/. PCMark 7 is available in 3 editions: the free Basic Edition that offers unlimited runs of the PCMark test suite without registration or expiry, the Advanced Edition [...]

May 11th, 2011, 11:22 AM

Chrome’s Userbase Hits 160 Million, Captures 20% of Market

The second day of Google’s I/O conference in San Francisco began with an announcement by Sundar Pichai, Google’s VP Product Management, that Chrome had reached 160 million users amounting to a 20% market share. Last year Google’s web browser had an active user base of only 70 million (8.61%) and Pichai credits this spike in [...]

May 10th, 2011, 9:48 AM

Microsoft to Acquire Skype

Microsoft has announced today that it plans to acquire the ever popular VoIP application Skype. This is Microsoft’s priciest acquisition to date, and Skype has yet to turn a profit. What is their play here? Integration into Xbox Live, or perhaps a re-brand as the Windows 7 phone? Edmond, Washington and Luxemborg – May 10, [...]

April 14th, 2011, 11:46 AM

PCMark 7 Release Date, Prices and Pre-order

Futuremark today confirmed that PCMark 7, a new benchmark offering complete PC performance testing for Windows 7, will be released on May 3, 2011. PCMark 7 will be available in 3 editions: the Basic Edition, a free download offering unlimited runs of the main PCMark test, the Advanced Edition which includes all 7 PC tests [...]

March 21st, 2011, 12:26 PM

Futuremark Announces PCMark 7 for Windows 7

Futuremark, the developer of the world’s most popular benchmarking software, announced PCMark 7 today, a new benchmark offering complete PC performance analysis for Windows 7. PCMark 7 includes 7 separate test suites combining more than 20 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. A release date has not been [...]

January 4th, 2011, 10:56 AM

NVIDIA Launches Online Community for 3D Photos/Video: 3DVisionLive.com

3DVisionLive.com Enables Users to Upload, Share, Rate, and View Full-Resolution 3D Photos, as well as Enjoy 3D Movies and Videos, Via a PC Web Browser NVIDIA today announced a new Web community dedicated exclusively to 3D content, enabling users to enjoy breathtaking, stereoscopic 3D videos and photos while using a 3D-enabled PC or notebook. 3DVisionLive.com [...]