Month: July 2010

Review: Plantronics Savi W430-M

Unified Communications (UC) can save a lot of money and ecological impact. The Plantronics Savi W430-M is a UC capable wireless headset that integrates seamlessly with Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft (certified!), Skype, and other UC vendors’ solutions. Apart from that, it’s also the first DECT headset for the PC.

Apple neglecting professional computer users?

Although the iPhone 4 has performance problems, it has a design and functionality that other manufacturers can only dream of. Unlike other mobile phone developers, Apple’s Siri acquisition will give it semantic analysis capabilities that are destined to improve user experiences by creating task-oriented, relevant application mashup functionality. With the acquisition, Apple successfully blocks others from obtaining the same functionality within a short timespan, but while the company concentrates on this sort of development, it is ignoring its most valuable resource: its Mac OS X developers and its own creations. In fact, in the eighties Apple introduced a concept of an intelligent software agent called “The Knowledge Navigator,” which described a user experience similar to the Siri application.

Addonics Adapter USB 3.0 to eSATA review

Many computers lack an eSATA interface. Apple never adds eSATA to any of its models and a PCI-Express card can be quite expensive. Enter the Addonics Adapter USB 3.0 to eSATA, a small USB 3.0 device that will accept eSATA device connections and translate the eSATA data stream to USB 3.0, USB 2 or even USB 1.

Review: Windows 7 Enterprise

Windows 7 has a comfortable, user-friendly interface. Its task bar supports previews with the ability to apply some small edits (e.g. to photos), and the 64-bit Enterprise edition comes with all the power you expect from an enterprise desktop client.

VMware Fusion for Mac

Virtualization is a growing market. Virtual desktop software can save a company many thousands of dollars in management costs. One of the most important market players in this field is VMware, the developers of VMware Fusion, a virtualization software for Mac OS X.