Computerworld palm News en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:27:38 GMT 2014-07-28T23:27:38Z en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. An H-1B whistleblower tries again for justice H-1B whistleblower Jay Palmer has filed a new complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor, alleging that senior executives at Infosys 'retaliated against him by denying him work, bonuses and promotions and terminating him.' Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:25:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2014-07-02T19:25:00Z Qualcomm buys Palm, iPaq patents from HP Qualcomm has acquired a large patent portfolio related to Palm, iPaq and the Bitfone device management platform from Hewlett-Packard for an undisclosed sum. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:15:00 GMT (Stephen Lawson) 2014-01-23T23:15:00Z Infosys ran 'unlawful' visa scheme, U.S. alleges in settlement The U.S. alleges that offshore outsourcing giant Infosys violated visa laws to increase its profits, reduce visa expenses and avoid tax liabilities, in a settlement announced today. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:43:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2013-10-30T18:43:00Z Cisco takes aim at security services Cisco today said it would add a security arm to its existing services division with an eye toward pushing its support of its security products as well as offering a range of managed security services. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:23:00 GMT (Ellen Messmer) 2013-09-10T12:23:00Z 10 surprising things from my 20 years with Network World Yep, I&#39;ve been writing for Network World for 20 years and a lot has happened in that time ... here are 10 of the most surprising Mon, 03 Jun 2013 07:15:00 GMT (Mark Gibbs) 2013-06-03T07:15:00Z The U.S. is the least riskiest place to open a data center Last year the U.S. was the least riskiest place in the world to open a data center, according to a study released this week. Wed, 22 May 2013 19:13:00 GMT (Agam Shah) 2013-05-22T19:13:00Z Why a Blackberry Is Better Than an iPhone The BlackBerry has always been a business phone. The iPhone wowed us all--and it nearly put BlackBerry out of business--but it emphasizes entertainment and not productivity. If you&#39;re an IT executive, it&#39;s finally time to put function before form, columnist Rob Enderle writes. Fri, 17 May 2013 14:18:00 GMT (Rob Enderle) 2013-05-17T14:18:00Z Steve Jobs threatened Palm with patent suit if it objected to no-poaching pact Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs threatened Palm with a patent lawsuit if it did not enter into an agreement in which the companies pledged not to hire employees from each other, unsealed court documents show. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:56:00 GMT (Loek Essers) 2013-01-23T15:56:00Z PhoneGap fills smartphone development gap Mobile apps are all the rage these days, but to get one built for your organization can be a daunting financial prospect. Should you decide to go to a bespoke shop to have your dream iOS or Android app coded you would be looking at a seriously large price tag. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:47:00 GMT (Mark Gibbs) 2012-11-01T20:47:00Z Whistleblower to continue helping U.S. Infosys probe A federal court decision on Monday to throw out a civil lawsuit against Infosys is a clear loss for the plaintiff, Jay Palmer. But it isn't much of a win for Infosys. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:00:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2012-08-21T10:00:00Z Judge throws out Palmer suit against Infosys A U.S. District Court judge in Alabama threw out a lawsuit filed against Infosys that was brought by former employee Jay Palmer. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:38:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2012-08-20T18:38:00Z Are biometric ID tools evil? Fingerprint readers, iris scanners, palm vein scanners, facial recognition systems and more -- biometric ID tools are going mainstream. But will the mainstream go biometric? Sat, 18 Aug 2012 11:00:00 GMT (Mike Elgan) 2012-08-18T11:00:00Z Infosys whistleblower case delayed a month A case that pits a whistleblowing employee against offshore outsourcing giant Infosys will be delayed until next month, a judge ordered on Wednesday. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:30:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2012-08-15T22:30:00Z Infosys faces new visa fraud allegation The Indian offshoring giant Infosys ran a "full-throated campaign of retaliation" against employees to deter them from cooperating with federal authorities investigating visa fraud, according to a new lawsuit. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 10:00:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2012-08-09T10:00:00Z NTP announces patent settlements with 13 tech firms Patent holding firm NTP, which won a $612.5 million patent settlement from Research In Motion in 2006, has reached a possibly unprecedented agreement with 13 other technology vendors, including Apple, Google, Microsoft and AT&amp;T, the company announced Monday. Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:08:00 GMT (Grant Gross) 2012-07-23T21:08:00Z Infosys employees had concerns about visa use, documents show An Infosys employee, whose lawsuit against the company triggered a federal investigation into visa fraud, has released some of the evidence in defense of his case. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 01:20:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2012-06-15T01:20:00Z Ease Big Data Hiring Pain With Cascading Finding developers with the skills to create MapReduce jobs in Apache Hadoop is challenging, but you can ease that hiring pain with Cascading, an open source Java application framework for building enterprise Big Data applications on Hadoop. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:24:00 GMT (Thor Olavsrud) 2012-06-06T19:24:00Z Infosys' legal problems prompt analysts' concerns The company that is a target in a federal probe on its use of visas, Infosys, says it is assuring customers that the government investigation -- despite its unknown outcome -- will not impact its business. Wed, 09 May 2012 22:33:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2012-05-09T22:33:00Z E-voting system awards election to wrong candidates in Florida village An optical scan vote tallying system, now used by some 300 U.S. municipalities, misreported the results of a Palm Beach County, Florida, municipal election last month. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 21:49:00 GMT (Jaikumar Vijayan) 2012-04-03T21:49:00Z With heart and money, Silicon Valley aids undocumented students Some big names in Silicon Valley's tech community are helping a group of talented, young students who are victims of circumstance and politics. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:04:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2012-03-12T10:04:00Z HP cuts 275 jobs as webOS transitions to open-source Hewlett-Packard has cut 275 jobs in its webOS group, as part of its strategy to turn the operating system over to the open-source community, a source said Tuesday. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 03:54:00 GMT (John Ribeiro) 2012-02-29T03:54:00Z Rubinstein leaves HP Jon Rubinstein, known for his role developing the original iPod for Apple and for running Palm, has left Hewlett-Packard, where he&#39;s worked since the company&#39;s acquisition of Palm. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 18:54:00 GMT (Nancy Gohring) 2012-01-27T18:54:00Z Apple customers voice mixed reaction to reports of poor working conditions Amid renewed reports of poor working conditions at factories making Apple products in China, it&#39;s unclear whether customers will demand change. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 22:38:00 GMT (Kerry Davis, Agam Shah, Grant Gross) 2012-01-26T22:38:00Z HP plans September open-source release for webOS HP announced on Wednesday that it plans to release the code behind webOS in September under the Apache License, Version 2.0. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:47:00 GMT (Nancy Gohring) 2012-01-25T20:47:00Z HP puts webOS on open-source track Hewlett-Packard said it will "contribute" its webOS operating system to the open source community. Fri, 09 Dec 2011 21:22:00 GMT (John Cox) 2011-12-09T21:22:00Z IBM quietly names a new CEO IBM doesn't like drama -- and it proved that with its recent appointment of Virginia Rometty as its new CEO. <i>Insider (registration required)</i> IDG Insider Mon, 07 Nov 2011 11:00:00 GMT (Patric Thibodeau et al) 2011-11-07T11:00:00Z Why give up IBM's top job at 60? The traditional retirement age for CEOs at IBM has been 60, or close to it. Wed, 26 Oct 2011 20:33:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2011-10-26T20:33:00Z IBM's new CEO, Virginia Rometty, has a plan IBM doesn't like drama -- and it proved that with its appointment Tuesday of Virginia Rometty as its new CEO. Wed, 26 Oct 2011 18:10:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2011-10-26T18:10:00Z New face, same challenges at HP HP has put the rumors to rest by replacing CEO L&#233;o Apotheker with Meg Whitman, but the big questions swirling around the company are anything but resolved. Thu, 22 Sep 2011 22:43:00 GMT (John Dix) 2011-09-22T22:43:00Z HP confirms layoffs at Palm unit HP has started laying off workers associated with last year&#39;s billion-dollar acquisition of Palm, as it closes down the mobile device business. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 21:31:00 GMT (John Cox) 2011-09-20T21:31:00Z WebOS developers mourn HP's move but aren't surprised Developers enjoyed freedom to explore that the platform provided but knew its sales figures were disappointing Fri, 19 Aug 2011 19:54:00 GMT (Paul Krill) 2011-08-19T19:54:00Z HP's Apotheker changes his tune on mobility Six months after laying out his &quot;strategic vision&quot; for HP, CEO Leo Apotheker took the actions to realize it. And abandoned the mobile computing space. Fri, 19 Aug 2011 17:57:00 GMT (John Cox) 2011-08-19T17:57:00Z Hands-on: HP's TouchPad has great features but is no show-stopper HP's new TouchPad tablet offers a slick interface and some nice features, but this won't be enough to help it compete with the iPad Thu, 07 Jul 2011 10:00:00 GMT (Brian Nadel) 2011-07-07T10:00:00Z Analysts lukewarm on HP Touchpad chances for success Analysts say Hewlett-Packard has to do more to make the new TouchPad tablet a market winner. Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:46:00 GMT (John Cox) 2011-06-30T18:46:00Z Hospital turns to palm reading to ID patients NYU's Langone Medical Center is the first hospital in the Northeast to use a new infrared palm-scanning technology that ensures patients are linked to their medical records and helps prevent medical ID theft. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 18:22:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2011-06-16T18:22:00Z Rubinstein opens door to licensing WebOS HP is open to licensing the WebOS operating system, but only to very select companies, an executive said on Wednesday. Wed, 01 Jun 2011 23:52:00 GMT (Nancy Gohring) 2011-06-01T23:52:00Z Infosys faces grand jury as visa probe broadens A federal court has issued a subpoena to Infosys that seeks information on the Indian outsourcer's use of the B-1 visa. Wed, 25 May 2011 19:54:00 GMT (Patrick Thibodeau) 2011-05-25T19:54:00Z How We Tested Mobile Device Management Mobile devices used included a Blackberry Bold 9780 (Blackberry v., a Blackberry Curve 9330 (Blackberry 5.0xxx), a Palm Pre (WebOS 1.4.5), an Apple iPhone 3GS (iOS 4.2.1), an Apple iPad (iOS 4.3.1), Motorola Droid 2 (Android 2.2), a T-Mobile G1 (Android 2.2 with Cyanogen mod 6.1) and a Motorola Xoom tablet (Android 3/Honeycomb). The Droid 2 and G1 were rooted, and we alternately jail-broke the iPhone and restored it. Mon, 23 May 2011 05:33:00 GMT (Tom Henderson and Brendan Allen) 2011-05-23T05:33:00Z HP Veer 4G: A Supercompact WebOS Phone Picking up right where the Palm Pixi left off, the HP Veer 4G ($100 with a two-year AT&T contract as of May 5, 2011) is smaller than your average high-end smartphone. Not everybody wants--or needs--a monolithic 4.3-inch phone, though. And just because the Veer is smaller doesn't mean that it misses out on all the heavy specs. The Veer's tiny design is a nice change from the dozens of large Android phones we've seen over the past year. Sat, 07 May 2011 16:28:00 GMT (Ginny Mies) 2011-05-07T16:28:00Z HP Veer 4G smartphone arrives May 15; $100 on AT&T AT&T announced today that the tiny HP Veer 4G smartphone will go on sale May 15 for $99.99 with a two-year contract. Wed, 04 May 2011 18:41:00 GMT (Matt Hamblen) 2011-05-04T18:41:00Z Developers, not phones, driving mobile banking apps Banks must embrace mobile applications if they're to keep up with the hot trend in smartphones right now. And no phone is hotter for those applications than Apple's iPhone, even if it comes in third behind Android and BlackBerry phones. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 22:25:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2011-04-14T22:25:00Z You don't know tech: InfoWorld news quiz InfoWorld news quiz: March 11, 2011 -- HP to unveil new tricks, Facebook takes on Netflix Fri, 11 Mar 2011 19:31:00 GMT (Dan Tynan) 2011-03-11T19:31:00Z Has HP done enough to rival the iPad? Hewlett-Packard launched a slick-looking tablet computer on Wednesday based on a new release of its webOS, but the question many are now asking is, has HP done enough to steal some business from Apple's trailblazing iPad? Thu, 10 Feb 2011 01:13:00 GMT (James Niccolai) 2011-02-10T01:13:00Z Hands on with the HP Veer Picking up where the Palm Pixi left off, the HP Veer is smaller than your average high-end smartphone. But not everybody wants, or needs, a monolithic 4.3-inch phone so it is nice to see HP come up with some alternative form factors. Wed, 09 Feb 2011 20:01:00 GMT (Ginny Mies) 2011-02-09T20:01:00Z HP launches two new webOS phones Hewlett-Packard introduced two new webOS phones, the HP Veer and the HP Pre3. The Veer, targeted more at the everyday consumer, will be available this spring. The Pre3, designed for professional and entertainment use, will be available this summer. Wed, 09 Feb 2011 19:32:00 GMT (Ginny Mies) 2011-02-09T19:32:00Z Dell, IBM CEOs push for gov't focus on competitiveness The U.S. government needs to focus more on competitiveness, the CEOs of Dell and IBM said Wednesday at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 21:18:00 GMT (Grant Gross) 2011-02-02T21:18:00Z Visual tour: From the abacus to the iPod The Computer History Museum's new 25,000 square-foot exhibit entitled "Computer History: The First 2,000 Years" opened this week and includes media and artifact-rich galleries with an in-depth focus on more than 20 major areas of computer history. In addition, a Web-based Cyber Museum experience will feature a broad and compelling interpretation of computing history, the museum's extensive digital archive and its warehoused collection of artifacts. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 11:00:00 GMT (Lucas Mearian) 2011-01-12T11:00:00Z The best mobile devices for both business and personal use As the one device you always have with you, it has to function at work, at home, and on the go. These five do it best Tue, 28 Dec 2010 11:11:00 GMT (Galen Gruman) 2010-12-28T11:11:00Z Frank Hayes: In the age of WikiLeaks, even Santa can't keep secrets Santa decides what to give IT industry bigwigs, who were all over the naughty list this year. IDG Insider Wed, 22 Dec 2010 21:34:00 GMT (Frank Hayes) 2010-12-22T21:34:00Z When Hotmail Lets You Down At the public library where I work, a community member from Haiti recently asked me for help recovering his password from his Hotmail account. Apparently his account had been compromised by someone, and he is no longer able to log in to use it. He tells me he has been using this Hotmail account for about eight years. His primary use of the account is to do relief work in Haiti via his church. All of his contact information and his communications with hundreds of people in Haiti is contained in this Hotmail account. He is desperate to get back into the account to continue helping the people of Haiti. Tue, 14 Dec 2010 16:39:00 GMT (Phil Shapiro) 2010-12-14T16:39:00Z