From Alice: Introducing Bizmore.com

ShareBy Alice Hill
Longtime readers of this blog have noticed that Michael Santo has been doing the heavy lifting largely alone for at least two years now. Yikes! My goal was not to disappear, but I thought it was high time I popped back on and let RTN readers know what I have been up to.
 
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Search on Bing, Get Some Free Wi-Fi

ShareBy Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Microsoft has resorted to Bing bribery before, but now it’s using free wi-fi minutes instead of cashback on shopping. The program, which actually began in September, relies on users liking Bing after trying it once, and returning to use it.
Bing and JiWire announced the program on Monday. Consumers gain free [...]

Intel® Solid-State Drive (SSD)

ShareBy Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
As promised, Intel has released firmware for its second-generation 34nm solid-state drives (SSDs). TRIM is a feature of Windows 7 (and of course, that OS just launched) that will (hopefully) prevent SSDs from seeing performance degradation over time.
At the same time, the new firmware (02HA) gives Intel 160 GB SSDs a [...]

Want to Win Windows 7 Ultimate?

ShareBy Martin Regtien
Contributing Writer, RealTechNews
Have a look at the GiveAway competition here.
It’s ridiculously simple to enter for a shot at either the Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit version or the Windows 7 Home Premium Edition.
Can you guess what this picture is??

Windows 7 Rises, From Vista’s Ashes

ShareBy Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
While Windows XP seemingly keeps going, and going, and going, Windows Vista has had a tumultuous less-than three years. The fact that Microsoft has released a new OS, Windows 7, less than three years after Windows Vista shows how big a failure Vista was.
Windows Vista was much hyped as it was [...]

Can Droid Take iPhone Market Share?

ShareBy Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Verizon is pulling put all stops with its new Android commercial, which highights what the iPhone doesn’t do, in an ad that tells you exactly what the iPhone doesn’t do, like “iDon’t allow open development, i’Dont run simultaneous apps.” And at the end of the ad: “Everything iDon’t, Droid Does.”
Besides the [...]

Flip Adds HDMI, More Recording Time to the MinoHD

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Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
Some have labeled the unveiling of the new iPod nano with video recording as the “death knell” for Cisco’s Flip Video line of camcorders, which seemingly redefined handheld camcorders and has cemented a spot amongst the top sellers of video recorders. If so, Flip is not going down easily. [...]

ShareBy Michael Santo
Editor-in-Chief, RealTechNews
TXTBlocker has announced a new product for cell phones that allows owners to disable texting and other functions while a user is driving. The announcement was nicely timed for the same week that the Department of Transportation held a distracted driving conference.
The service will be available in the fall. It [...]