Friday, January 8, 2010

Motorola Droid reviewed; Facebook Trojan; Orange gadgets [TECH UPDATE]

Trouble viewing this mail? Read it online | Manage my newsletters | Previous Edition

ZDNet Tech Update Today
ZDNet Member | October 29, 2009

Home | News & Blogs | Videos | White Papers | Downloads | Reviews | Photo Galleries | Podcasts | RSS Feeds
Top Editors Picks


Motorola's Droid made a big splash when it slammed America's favorite smartphone, Apple's iPhone, in a high-profile ad. Now that it's finally been fully revealed, it's clear that the Droid has become the yardstick by which all Android smartphones are to be measured.


Users of the popular social network are being tricked into revealing their passwords and downloading a Trojan that steals financial data.

Yahoo and Microsoft have agreed to extend the negotiating period for their search ad pact. by Larry Dignan

Microsoft has flipped the switch on some partner deals that turned its ho-hum Internet TV feature into something worth watching.


Sprint lost 135,000 retail subscribers, but added that its year-over-year post paid gross additions were a sign the company was headed in the right direction. by Larry Dignan
Facebook recently screwed up their home page in a big way. Here's how to fix it.
Here's a tour of some of the best business apps that can help turn your iPhone into a portable office. by Larry Dignan

SmartPlanet: Air Force jets and drones could soon send high-quality video and audio of the battlefield wirelessly using high-bandwidth lasers.
Featured TalkBack Blog

Fall is my favorite season of the year, particularly because of the crisp weather and beautiful falling leaves. Capturing the vibrancy of the foliage can easily be done with either a pocket camera or digital SLR. Here are five tips for taking fall photos.

What do you think?
Post Your Thoughts in TalkBack
Active TalkBack Posts
Threadsy: personal and social media convergence [invites]
EAI: square peg trying to fit into round hole of data integration

Elsewhere on ZDNet

Photo Gallery

Motorola's Droid is a Google Android 2.0-based smartphone that is a technical tour de force. Here's a look at the slider QWERTY device, due Nov. 6 for $199 on Verizon.
Internet TV in Windows 7 Media Center
Motorola Droid photos

ZDNet Reviews

Rachel King : With Halloween just a few days away, it doesn't hurt to get in the mood a little with some pumpkin-colored gadgets for the fall holiday.
Motorola Droid (Verizon Wireless)
Tekken 6 (Xbox 360)
More ZDNet Reviews
Sign up for ZDNet's Product Watch Newsletter for the latest product reviews, news, and expert analysis

News & Blogs











Latest SmartPlanet








Today's Product Highlight



Video Game Projector For Xbox
eBay offers you smart deals and the widest selection, ranging from the everyday basics to things ... Buy Now »

$269.99

merchant rating
?????





Most Rated Posts






Videos and Podcasts

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz discuss the new Droid phone set to release in early November. Diaz also previews the upcoming Salesforce.com conference and weighs in on whether consumers will buy Windows 7 during the holiday season.


At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talks about the how the Web usage patterns are shifting from an information model to a more social model, which benefits Facebook rather than Google.


At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Franicsco, U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra talks about IT changes that need to be made to the current health care system.


At the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Fla., HP CEO Mark Hurd talks about how the company plans to layer cloud services on its infrastructure in the future.

Play more video and audio

Recommended Downloads


More white papers:

Most popular papers

Recently added papers

Most popular papers by industry








Send us your feedback here.
Sign up for more free newsletters from ZDNet! |

Copyright CBS Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved.
ZDNet is a registered service mark of CBS Interactive, Inc.

ZDNet
235 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
U.S.A.


No comments:

Daves Computer Tips

CNET News.com

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade DOWNLOAD NOW or SHIP $119.99

FREE COURSES, TUTORIALS & Help with Education?

Check out SchoolGenius.com Freebies galore, inspiration and motivation to see yourself in a new light. See the people who took NOTHING and turned it into SOMETHING!

Read about the FAILURES who became SUCCESSFUL!

We all have dreams. Are we motivated enough to get past the rough stuff?

Lots of educational freebies for parents, teachers and students!

See especially the BEST EDUCATIONAL DEAL ON THE INTERNET! KIDS! TEACHERS! PARENTS! GRANDPARENTS! FOR LESS THAN $22 CAD you can access and download for the rest of your life the software created by the U.K.'s WONDERFUL GREYOLLTWIT!

I am a former teacher who knows great software. I gave seminars on the topic!

Simon Hensby is a successful "failure" in my eyes. He gave up his regular job because his autistic kid was having trouble and could not cope in regular school. He lived on part-time jobs just to keep going.

In the meantime he was creating useful educational software that an autistic child could use. Now millions of people and schools enjoy what he sacrificed to create!

Now to me that is success! SEE MORE AT SCHOOLGENIUS

WATCH OUT FOR CREDIT CARD SCAMS LIKE THIS!!!

Group Blogs and Websites for Free

Added Comment: Blastgroups provides lots of freebies. However it has a confusing interface. I have been doing computers since the 70's and it IS confusing to me. However if you can wade through, you will get LOTS of great stuff for your group. - Computer Doc Blastgroups Claims that it is FREE and you can ... Create a free website for your: Sports Team–Club–Family–Friends Church–Work–School–Organization What can you add to a BlastGroup? Calendars – Photo Albums – Forums – Blogs Email Lists – Videos – Audio – Links – Files I just discovered this site and have NOT tried them. If you try them and have some comments, they are certainly VERY WELCOME! I am signing up today so that I can see how it works and report back to you. The other one I am familiar with like this is Airset.com. I loved airset until I realized that geeks like me would have no problem with it BUT perhaps the average computer user may. -Charles