Gadget News October 2008

Garmin Nuvi 755T Review 
Tech Review Source :: Thursday, October 30, 2008
“GPS navigation devices have become quite popular these days, so why not get one yourself? The Garmin Nuvi 755T includes some excellent features, including 3D navigation and free lifetime traffic updates. Check out TechReviewSource.com’s full review for more information about the Nuvi 755T from Garmin.”

Keelog USB Keylogger Review –
XS Reviews :: Thursday, October 30, 2008
“In these dark, uncertain times of financial instability where your business needs the most out of its employees, you need to keep track on who’s pulling their weight and who needs to pull something out. KeeLog has thought of one such way of monitoring your employee’s computers in the way of an undetectable hardware key logger. Immoral, perhaps, but lets see if it’s as useful as Keelogger would have us believe.”

Should Apple License the iPhone OS? 
Digital Trends :: Sunday, October 19, 2008
Apple sells a lot of software, but is more like the pre-1980’s IBM in that its software, and services like iTunes and MobileMe, are there to help sell hardware. This means, at its heart, Apple only values software as a tool to sell hardware. This is hard-wired into the company’s DNA, and in this regard, it’s virtually the opposite of Microsoft. Currently, we have an example company in the market, Sun Microsystems, being run by a software guy who thinks he can change Sun, a hardware company, into a software company. If I were to say “it isn’t going well” I’d be making a huge understatement. So, even before we start, I would argue that, were Apple to go down this software path, the most successful plan would probably be to spin the software unit out and sell it to a software company like Microsoft. Having tried to drive a similar effort at IBM a while ago, I can categorically say that path has very low probability of actually happening. Any other path hardware independence would simply not work, given the company’s focus and culture. So, even if Steve is right in general, this approach would not work for Apple. ”

Nextar I4-BC GPS Review 
Digital Trends :: Sunday, October 19, 2008
“”Jack of all trades and master of none” seems to be an apt cliché for this hastily put together GPS unit from budget manufacturer Nextar. The system’s feature list and low price are sure to draw plenty of attention, but its thin engineering seems to show through at every corner, producing a passable but hardly likeable multitasker.”


Prestigio GeoVision 430
Inside HW :: Sunday, October 19, 2008
This time, we tested GPS device that caught our attention primarily with its low price, which does not decrease its functionality. First thing to notice is large screen with good layout with very precise detail level. Displaying of content mostly depends on view mode that you are using for your route, but generally speaking, it has exceptional display possibilities

16 reasons why iPhone is better than PSP
OSX Reality :: Thursday, October 02, 2008
“Just a few months ago no one really saw the iPhone as a gaming device, with the launch of the App Store things have changed, and here are 16 reasons why you may want to pick up an iPhone instead of a PSP as your next portable gaming device.”

E-Blue Mini Nova USB Bluetooth Adapter Reviewed 
The Tech Lounge :: Wednesday, October 01, 2008
“It’s not just unfortunate laptops that are bereft of Bluetooth connectivity; how many desktops have you used recently without it? And for most people, most of the time, this is a complete non-issue. Chances are, it wasn’t even on the radar when you were setting your computer’s specifications. But figuring out that you need or want it, only to find out that your machine is sans, is what hardware experts call a bummer. The Nova is an elegant and miniscule piece of hardware, and appealing whether you need one for a desktop or a laptop.”