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  • 14 Ways to Supercharge Your Smartphone

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Are you using your smartphone to its fullest? Probably not--smartphone owners typically push their devices up to only about half their potential. Here are 14 smartphone apps to help your Android handset, BlackBerry, or iPhone become all that it can be.
  • Google wants to patent technology used to 'snoop' Wi-Fi networks

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 2:21 pm

    Google's secret Wi-Fi snooping was powered by new sniffing technology that the company wants to patent, court documents filed Wednesday alleged.
  • Microsoft’s Ozzie mum on tablet plans

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    At an event honoring PLATO, Microsoft exec declines to respond to comments made by Steve Jobs or to discuss the software giant's tablet strategy
  • Lower rates mean cheaper smartphone use for Europeans abroad

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 11:40 am

    Prices for mobile data services abroad have come down in Europe, but people still have to be very careful when using their smartphones or laptops when going on holiday, according to Swedish telecommunications regulator PTS.
  • Chip giants establish Linux group for phones, TVs

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 9:35 am

    A group of chip makers including IBM, Samsung Electronics and Texas Instruments on Thursday unveiled Linaro, a new software-engineering foundation dedicated to improving Linux distributions, including Android, MeeGo and Ubuntu, used in consumer devices.
  • Steve Jobs: Adobe raised stink over Flash first

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 9:54 pm

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Tuesday that his company didn't begin the long-running feud with Adobe over Flash, but only reacted after its rival "started to raise a stink."
  • Audible for Android in open beta

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    Android owners can start listening to audio books today.
  • ComScore: Social networking big on mobile

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    U.S. residents have significantly increased their online social-networking activities via their mobile phones, making these sites and applications one of the hottest in the mobile space, according to comScore.
  • AT&T shifts to usage-based wireless data plans

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 1:34 pm

    AT&T effectively has scrapped its unlimited wireless data offering for new subscribers. The new scheme offers a lower starting point for monthly costs, but usage is capped at 200MB or 2GB. Also new: letting laptops tether to smartphones as a wireless modem, but you'll pay $20 a month to do so.
  • SAP Ventures sinks cash into instant-on platform vendor

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    SAP's venture capital arm is leading a US$10 million investment round for DeviceVM, maker of Splashtop, an "'instant-on" platform aimed at mobile users, the companies announced Wednesday.
  • Sybase CEO John Chen: Tale of a Turnaround

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 11:58 am

    In mid-May, enterprise software giant SAP signed a merger agreement with Sybase. In an in-depth interview conducted shortly before the merger was announced, John Chen, Sybase's CEO, offered compelling clues to what was behind the acquisition.
  • Google refutes criticism about Android fragmentation

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 9:58 am

    Android engineer calls fear of fragmentation 'a red herring' and details efforts to ensure compatibility on the mobile phone platform
  • 20 Crazy Concept Phones

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 8:00 am

    From snake phones to handsets that look like hockey pucks, these hopelessly impractical devices are the coolest-looking phones you'll never want to own.
  • How to fix your iPhone

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 8:00 am

    What do you do if you drop your iPhone in the toilet (other than have a panic attack)? Here are five ways to save your beloved device.
  • 13 Tips to Supercharge Your 'Dumb' Phone

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 7:27 am

    Smartphones are expensive. Ordinary, "dumb" cell phones are cheap. The trade-off is that basic candy-bar phones are inferior and no fun, and they can't perform highfalutin tasks such as play Super Monkey Ball. Well, that's what you thought.
  • Wi-Fi, WiMax service launched in San Francisco Bay

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 10:02 pm

    Milt Gregory is on a mission to set up wireless networks across bodies of water. His latest accomplishment: San Francisco Bay.
  • HTC Evo 4G: What's inside the first WiMAX smartphone

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 1:54 pm

    The first WiMAX smartphone, HTC's Evo 4g, goes live on Sprint's network on Friday, June 4. The screwdriver team at iFixIt disassembled one model, revealing the components inside this powerhouse smartphone.
  • Euro operators push cheap Android-based smartphones

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 11:41 am

    Mobile operator Orange is joining a growing list of European mobile operators offering cheap Android-based smartphones, in a bid to get more prepaid subscribers on data plans.
  • Novell Remains Committed to MeeGo

    Posted June 1, 2010 - 10:05 am

    With today's announcement of SUSE MeeGo for Netbooks, Novell reveals its still behind the MeeGo Project.
  • Skype's new iPhone app makes calls over 3G

    Posted May 31, 2010 - 6:40 am

    Skype has launched a new version of its client for Apple's iPhone that can make calls to other Skype users over a 3G network, it said on Sunday.
  • Microsoft admits Windows Phone 7 slide was wrong

    Posted May 28, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    Microsoft acknowledged on Friday that it used an inaccurate number to represent research company IDC's sales forecast for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform.
  • Google Wi-Fi Snooping Should Serve As Security Wakeup Call

    Posted May 28, 2010 - 11:38 am

    The continuing saga of Google's wireless snooping and the maelstrom it's generated won't end anytime soon. Peeved government officials in both Europe and the U.S. are pressing Google for more details on how the search company's Street View cars managed to cull personal data from Wi-Fi networks that weren't password-protected.
  • Dell Streak blurs line between tablet, smartphone

    Posted May 28, 2010 - 10:39 am

    Is the Android-powered Dell Streak, coming this summer, a tablet or a smartphone? The answer depends on who you ask.
  • Holiday Inn Tests Smartphones As Room Keys

    Posted May 28, 2010 - 10:37 am

    The Holiday Inn is set to start trialing the use of smartphones as room keys.The chain will test the entry system at two hotels to begin with, and roll out the convenient tech on a wider basis if the trial proves successful.
  • 5 Tips for Pain-Free Wireless Home Networking

    Posted May 28, 2010 - 8:45 am

    Home networking is a victim of its own success. The more devices we add to our networks, and the more demanding applications we want to run across them, the tougher it is to have a good experience. Here are five tips that will help take the pain out of wireless networking.
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