Entries Tagged as 'netbook software'

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Intel to launch AppUp Center next month

Intel’s AppUp Center is move to capitalize on the success of Apple’s hugely successful App Store for it’s devices. The difference is that Intel’s Apps will focus on software that’s designed to play well with low power computers with Intel Atom processors, integrated graphics, and 1024 x 600 pixel or lower resolution screens. The company first unveiled the AppUp center in Beta form in January, but Heise reports that the company will remove the beta label at the Game Developers Conference in September. There are currently about 500 apps in the AppUp Center.

Friday, April 30th, 2010

HP opens a Netbook App Download Store

Apple pioneered the concept of the ‘App Store’ for it’s iPhone and iPad devices and now HP wants in on the concept.  The HP Download Store is a place to directly download software – especially useful for HP (and Compaq) netbook users download and find software without having to buy a DVD drive. Purchases are […]

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Intel to Launch netbook apps at Mobile World Congress

Intel is preparing to launch apps designed for netbooks at the Mobile World Congress in Spain next week. They have been created to show off Intel’s new Intel Atom Developer Program and, taking a page from Apple, their new AppUp Center application store for netbooks. The idea is to offer programs for Windows and Linux netbooks that are optimized for devices with small screens and Atom processors.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

HD Video Playback better with Adobe Flash 10.1 with Hardware Acceleration

Adobe released a pre-release version of its Flash Player 10.1 last night which adds hardware support for HD Flash video. That means, if you have a supported video card, it will now be able to assist in decoding flash video on the web. That translates into more frames per second when watching Youtube, Hulu or any other site utilizing flash video. Now, watching 720p, or even 1080p on netbooks won’t be such a choppy affair. Two popular grahics chipsets on netbooks are supported – namely the Nvidia Ion chipset and Intel’s GMA 4500MHD.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Intel announces App Store for netbooks at IDF

Intel has announced a developer application program for Intel Atom based devices such as netbooks. We already know and love Apple’s ‘App Store’ for iPhones and iPods, and now it looks like Intel wants to create something similar for netbooks and other ultra portables.

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