October 2012  Articles

Listed below are all of our news and reviews articles for October 2012. If you are looking for an article on a particular day or on a particular topic, you can use the menu on the right to narrow your search

Articles for October of 2012

Below are the 42 articles for October of 2012

Tablet Security Focus Shifts from Software to Hardware

by Paul Korzeniowski Security has been an ongoing concern with tablets. Recent moves by Apple Inc. illustrate a potential change in emphasis, with device suppliers incorporating more hardware based security[...]

Keep it Powered On for Takeoff: Airlines Reconsidering Gadget Policy

Consumers increasingly want access to their digital devices at all times—even when transitioning from the ground to the air and back again. The Federal Aviation Administration may finally be catching[...]

Bill Gates\’ Game of Thrones Paves Way for the Toilet of the Future

The words \”toilet\” and \”Bill Gates\” rarely come together in the same sentence, unless of course the conversation turns to Windows ME. Buggy operating system aside, it may only be[...]

Do Business Users Really Need SSDs, Or Will HDDs Work?

Back in the dark ages, storage technology on computers was extremely limited. With the advent and proliferation of laptops, that technology has taken a big leap, leaving many people still[...]

Xerox ColorQube 8900 Review: Eco-Friendly Quality

The Xerox ColorQube 8900 touts itself as a more environmentally conscious solid ink printer that\’s relatively affordable for small-to-medium sized businesses. It features print speeds up to 44 pages per[...]

Motorola Droid RAZR M Review

While the smartphone market is awash in high-profile and relatively high-priced handsets from Apple, Samsung, HTC and others, there are still many excellent mid-range offerings available that are less expensive,[...]

Do You Sleep Text? Smartphones & Tablets Play a Role in Sleep Disorders

Sleep is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle, and doctors are regularly telling Americans that they aren\’t getting enough of it. Studies have shown technology can play a role[...]

The Always On Employee: What Does MDM Mean for Me?

Are you a bring your own device (BYOD) rebel rouser? A freewheeling employee using whatever mobile device suites your computing style whenever? If so, it\’s important to know about mobile[...]

Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad is the go-to notebook for business users. But what about everyone else? What about consumers who just want a functional laptop that doesn\’t compromise performance for style[...]

Apple After Jobs, 1 Year Later: What Will Tim Cook Do?

I reject the \”great man\” theory, particularly when it comes to technology, gadgets, and business. The great man theory is used to credit individuals for the successes of many, like[...]

Top Notebooks, Smartphones, Digital Cameras, Desktops, and Printers across TechnologyGuide Sites

Top Notebook – Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display The Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display has an impressive 2880×1800 resolution and offers a thin and sleek unibody design. With[...]

Top Five Smart Baby Monitors for Modern Parents

Technology rocks the cradle, and if you want to see the proof in the pudding, you need look no further than some of the technological gadgets that are available today.[...]

Apple iPad Mini Rumor Round Up: Everything We Think We Know

Steve Jobs was once quoted as having said, \”We don\’t think you can make a great tablet with a 7-inch screen.\” Apparently, he was either kidding, sorely mistaken, or a[...]

What is MHL? It\’s the Future of HDMI and HDTV Connectors

Creators of the popular content streaming box, Roku, which streams content from a box directly to user’s televisions, will be introducing the Roku Streaming Stick. The Roku Streaming Stick looks[...]

Xbox 720, PlayStation 4 Rumor Round Up: What We Think We Know about Next Gen Consoles

But that doesn\’t mean that there aren\’t a wealth of rumors — some seemingly more reliable than others — spreading around about what these new consoles will be packing and when we\’ll[...]

HP LaserJet Pro M401dn Review: Costly Features?

The HP LaserJet Pro 400 M401 is a small printer targeted at small to medium sized businesses. It features a 3.5-inch touchscreen menu, print resolution of up to 1200x1200dpi, advertised[...]

VIZIO Announces its Latest Windows 8 Ready PCs

VIZIO has announced its Windows 8-based PCs for the upcoming holiday season. The VIZIO All-in-One Touch PC will come in a 24-inch and 27-inch model with a full HD 1080p touchscreen[...]

Aruba Instant WLAN Review

The Aruba Instant WLAN is a good product for anyone looking for a business class Wi-Fi system for a smaller business with a quick and easy set up process. The[...]

Counter-Strike Global Offensive Review

Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) is the welcomed return of one of gaming\’s most iconic First Person Shooters (FPS). It\’s been eight years since the last CS: Source, but the series[...]

Consumerization a Top Concern in the Enterprise, Although Clouds Have a Silver Lining

BYOD may be a top trend in businesses today, but those four letters may ultimately spell trouble for a company if the proper mobile policies are not in place to[...]

BYO Security Threat: Empowered Employees Able to Ignore Policies in BYOD Era

The self-empowered BYO employee is as compelling to businesses as the proposition is terrifying. With a massive BYO movement afoot, organizations are scrambling to figure out how to reap the[...]

Boxee TV: Broadcast TV, Internet Apps, and DVR Service in One Device

Boxee has announced Boxee TV, a live TV streaming device that will give users access to basic cable channels as well as streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix. A[...]

Businesses Might Wait Another Year for Windows 8 Migration

Many corporations are still in the middle of upgrading to Windows 7, and with the release of Windows 8, DesktopReview reports that analysts predict businesses will wait until next year,[...]

Dell XPS 15 (L521X) Review

The Dell XPS brand has been synonymous with quality laptops. In fact, its Dell\’s premium brand. So NotebookReview took notice when Dell applied it to the company\’s new line of[...]

Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 Review: A Contender, Not a Champion

The Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 is a 9-inch tablet running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Though it has a slightly more compact diagonal than its 10-inch brethren, it\’s still a very[...]

Samsung Galaxy Stellar Review: For First-Timers

The Samsung Galaxy Stellar is a decidedly entry-level smartphone that focuses on cost efficiency over general performance. And when we say cost efficient, we really mean it — the Stellar[...]

Google Plays Innocent While the FTC Readies its Cannons

Recent news from the Federal Trade Commission suggests that the government is going after Google. Wait, what? The Federal Trade Commission is taking the search giant to court? Not really,[...]

The CEA Officially Names 4K HD Technology \”Ultra HD\”

The CEA announced that the official name for 4K HD displays will be Ultra High Definition or Ultra HD. There hasn\’t been a concrete definition of 4K HD up to[...]

Ultrabook Reviews and Special Report

What\’s an Ultrabook? The tech-savvy consumer might know Ultrabooks as thin and pricey Windows laptops, perhaps the Intel and Microsoft answer to the popular Macbook Air. While the latter point[...]

Dishonored Review: A Game of Choice and Revenge

New IPs are rare these days, given that gaming is currently stuck in an age plagued by sequelitis and reboots. So when a brand new idea like Dishonored is brought[...]

Sony VAIO S Review

The Sony VAIO S is a great machine for anyone interested in a budget friendly multimedia laptop. With its 15.5-inch display and 1080p IPS display, it would be a great[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note II Review: Big, Powerful, Productive

The original Samsung Galaxy Note was a quirky device, to say the least. With an enormous frame, outmoded technology, and a strange emphasis on reintroducing the stylus to today\’s market,[...]

The Technologies of Tomorrow: EmTech 2012 at MIT

We\’ve seen the future… or at least what the engineers and innovators at the companies that will be driving it in areas such as energy, communications, entertainment, and data think[...]

Epson Expression Premium XP-800 Review

The Epson Expression Premium XP-800 is one part of Epson\’s new flagship line of Expression all-in-one printers, which are aimed at giving consumers a wide variety of features, mobile applications,[...]

Microsoft Windows 8: Latest News Leading up to the Oct 26 Release

Windows has announced the release of its latest OS, which will focus on touch integration and will bring a streamlined user interface, dubbed Metro, for those using a Windows 8[...]

Samsung Series 5 Review: AMD at its Best

The Samsung Series 5 is an ultrathin notebook that offers the look and performance of an ultrabook with better graphics, at a lower price point than others in its class.[...]

Toshiba Satellite S875 Review: A Classic Laptop Choice

Anyone who has been involved in the tech industry a while is familiar with the Toshiba Satellite notebook brand.  The systems have been available forever and are used by all[...]

Impact Sensors the Future to Building a Better Sports Helmet

Can a thin, breathable mesh skullcap that houses a high performance indicator that captures data on impact to the head during sports help protect against brain injury? Sports equipment manufacturer[...]

Google Announces Nexus 4, New Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Android 4.2

Hurricane Sandy may have caused Google to cancel its big New York event in which the search giant was set to unveil new devices and an update to its Android[...]

Black Friday Tips: Getting the Best Deals and Surviving the Holiday Shopping Rush

It\’s cooomiiiing! Bargain hunters are busy licking their chops and counting down the days in anticipation of landing some of the best tech and entertainment deals of the year. If[...]

HP ENVY 4 Review: Windows 8 TouchSmart Ultrabook

HP is going through some pretty tough times lately, what with flagging comnsumer and business demand for news systems of any type, the contunuing dull pain of the recession, and[...]

Windows 8 Tips: How To Play Back Movies & Music

Windows 8 has arrived, both exciting and confusing new users at a seemingly equal pace. While the latest edition of Microsoft’s operating system sports plenty of new features, there is[...]