Microsoft Announces Return of PC and Xbox 360 Offer for Students

Microsoft announced the return of its successful student offer that allows students buying a qualifying Windows 7-based PC to also get a free Xbox 360 4GB console.

The offer is available for current students while supplies last, starting May 20 at participating retailers in the U.S.; a similar offer will be available starting May 18 at participating retailers in Canada. Terms and conditions will vary by participating retailer.

Together, a Windows 7-based PC and an Xbox 360 console provide students the functionality they need for school while also helping them stay connected to friends and family far away. To take advantage of this offer, students or their parents must provide valid student identification as defined by the participating retailer. Participating retailers may change over the course of the promotion, but will include Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, Dell.com, HPDirect.com, Microsoft Stores and NewEgg.com in the U.S., and Best Buy, Dell.ca, Future Shop, Staples and The Source in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »


HTC One X

An all-around workhorse with unique customer benefits, the HTC One X is the flagship of HTC’s One line of smartphones. Combined with the nation’s largest 4G network, with 4G LTE backed by AT&T’s HSPA+ network, the One X becomes the complete package for Android users.

AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network, covering nearly 250 million people. As 4G LTE expands, AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you’re on a much slower 3G network. Read the rest of this entry »


iBuildApp Mobile App Builder Releases API

iBuildApp the mobile app building platform, today launched the beta version of its API for remote app management. The initiative allows developers to manage their apps built using iBuildApp platform without needing to log in to the iBuildApp platform.

iBuildApp mobile app building service is offering the API Web Service. The API allows developers to create, retrieve, update or delete content such as photos, news, or events. The web service description is available at http://ibuildapp.com/api/soap.wsdl.

The project aims to facilitate the development of mobile cloud apps that can access services on iBuildApp cloud platform. “If you’re already using a content management system to update your website or database, now you can push your content directly to your mobile app,” says iBuildApp’s CEO Rafael Soultanov. Read the rest of this entry »


IBM and Toshiba Corporation announced that Toshiba’s new line of enterprise laptop PCs will be integrated with IBM software,  providing energy management and advanced endpoint security protection. Toshiba plans to sell the new lines of enterprise PCs and its integrated solution globally in mid-2012.

With the growing use of laptops by organizations, there are several important factors to consider, including today’s 24/7 work environment that requires many users to keep laptops running around the clock—not always in power-saving modes. Stolen laptops are also one of the biggest causes of data breaches to organizations in 2011. This directly relates to laptops that contain confidential data requiring higher security measures to protect them if stolen or misplaced. Multiply these behaviors across all employees in an organization, and the security risks, energy costs and environmental impacts rise.

To address this, Toshiba and IBM jointly developed a better way to manage energy use and secure data in laptops. Toshiba’s new line of enterprise laptop PCs will combine IBM software based on its Tivoli Endpoint Manager and Toshiba’s enhanced BIOS feature to allow IT managers to apply company’s specific policies for energy controls and security across PCs within an organization. Read the rest of this entry »


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