Sony Launches "Designed for Walkman" Branding, World Wonders Why

That little logo there is Sony's attempt to inject a little bit of adrenaline into the Walkman lineup of PMPs, because you all need to know that the accessory you're buying is properly certified to work with Sony's proprietary WM-PORT connector. Yes, you do. Honest. Logitech thinks it's a good idea, anyway, and is due… »9/08/08 4:16am9/08/08 4:16am

Microsoft Tells Hardware Manufacturers to Start Testing Windows 7 ASAP Or Face Sweat of Ballmer

Everyone knows how much of a bunglefart the "Certified for Windows Vista" sticker was in determining whether computers worked OK or completely lousily with Vista. Microsoft doesn't want to repeat this, which is why they're telling hardware manufacturers to start testing their products with Windows 7 as soon as the… »6/02/08 3:33pm6/02/08 3:33pm

Europe's PS3's Software Backward Compatibility Graded (It's Not Good)

What would you do if you were a professor and one of your students got 1 out of 12 questions correct on an exam? Before you answer, let us tell you a story. You see, the Inquirer got their hands on a PAL PS3—you know, the ones that have software backward compatibility—and tested it out with twelve popular PS2 games.… »3/14/07 5:43pm3/14/07 5:43pm

Apple Updates iTunes to 7.1, Gives Fixing Vista Issues the Old College Try

Apple just released a bug fix for iTunes, now at version 7.1, whose main mission was to resolve a few Vista "compatibility issues." But not all of those problems have been fixed, according to Apple: »3/06/07 2:00pm3/06/07 2:00pm

Programming for the crash-prone virus-ridden permission-nagging Windows Vista isn't as easy as it looks, is it Apple?…