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  • Verizon to offer prepaid laptop wireless data

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    Following in Virgin Mobile's footsteps, Verizon is offering a prepaid laptop broadband wireless service.
  • GM's new CIO plans big desktop changes, expanded mobile support

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    New General Motors CIO Terry Kline looks to continue the progressive IT ways of predecessor Ralph Szygenda by adopting the consumer technologies used by new car buyers as well as cloud computing techniques and "PCs on a stick."
  • Smartphones surge globally in Q3, despite recession

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Smartphone shipments were up by 4.2% globally in the third quarter and reached a record total for a quarter despite the poor economy, market research firm IDC said.
  • First look: Droid not an iPhone killer, but still pretty cool

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    The Droid smartphone is clearly not an iPhone killer, but with multitasking abilities and quick access to Google Maps and turn-by-turn navigation with GPS, it's still pretty cool.
  • Review

    RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 (T-Mobile) Smartphone

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 1:01 pm

    RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9700 is the finest BlackBerry to date, combining the best of the BlackBerry Tour 9630 and the BlackBerry Bold 9000 in a slim and refined package. People looking for a major update to the original Bold might be disappointed, but BlackBerry fans will appreciate the handset's subtle design tweaks and upgrades.
  • How to Implement Wireless VLANS

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 12:51 pm

    The wireless access points operate as bridges with no routing defined anywhere on the wireless network segment. All VLANs are defined on the wired switches and mapped with specific SSIDs at each access point. The maximum number of VLANs and SSIDs per access point that can be mapped is 16.
  • Apple doesn't owe you anything

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 7:25 pm

    Doesn't this relationship seems like it only goes one way?
  • T-Mobile plans on-bill Android purchases Nov. 17

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    T-Mobile will let its subscribers pay for Android applications on their monthly mobile bills starting Nov. 17, also introducing its own section of the Android Marketplace that day.
  • Mobile operators, vendors join forces on LTE voice

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    A group of 12 mobile operators and vendors said Wednesday that they have agreed on a way to offer SMS (Short Message Service) and voice services on next-generation mobile network technology LTE (Long-Term Evolution).
  • Guard your Wi-Fi for your own sake

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 12:23 pm

    I used to run my Wi-Fi Access Points in open mode. No more. It's not safe. Here's why.
  • Indian telephone subscribers top 500 million

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 7:10 am

    India's telephone subscribers, both fixed and wireless, topped 500 million in September, though the gains came from wireless telephony, the country's telecom regulator said on Wednesday.
  • IPass makes MiFi available for business users

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 6:40 am

    IPass Inc. will resell the mobile broadband device used by consumers but it will be preconfigured with customer-specific security and connections to iPassConnect mobility manager software for business users.
  • Gadget geek dream car coming in 3 years

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 1:00 am

    As a 2010 Toyota Prius, it may not be the fastest car on the road. On the other hand, it just might be fastest from a data connectivity perspective. It comes with built-in Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband connectivity, which enables speeds of 100 Mbps or more (more than four times the speed of 3G).
  • How to set up continuous podcast play on the new iTunes

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 9:40 pm

    The old iTunes allowed continuous play of podcasts on an iPhone or iPod touch using an ordinary playlist. You had to drag and drop the podcasts into the playlist, then "shuffle" them on the device. It was a manual process, but a vaguely intuitive one and one broadly known to users.
  • AT&T sues Verizon over TV ads

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 7:40 pm

    The nation's two largest wireless carriers already battle fiercely on smartphone devices and customers, but AT&T took matters to federal court, claiming Verizon Wireless' latest TV ads are misleading, and falsely indicate that AT&T has gaps in wireless coverage.
  • Sybase smooths enterprise path for iPhones

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Sybase is extending its Afaria mobile-device management platform and database software to the Apple iPhone, taking advantage of new enterprise features in Version 3.1 of the iPhone's software to give IT departments more control and capabilities on the popular handset.
  • Verizon turns up the hype for Friday Droid launch

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Verizon Wireless will open many of its 2,000 retail stores early on Friday for first day sales of the Droid smartphone, adding to the marketing hype already begun for the Android 2.0 device from Motorola Inc.
  • Is Twitter-only gadget TwitterPeek a one-hit wonder?

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    A new gadget on the market will let people Twitter while they're on the go. The $99 device is for people who don't have a smartphone or data plan.
  • Paid iPhone apps deliver money, but only for the top few

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    About 30% of Apple's App Store downloads are paid applications, and about half of all iPhone and iPod touch users have downloaded at least one. These downloads have reaped close to 1 billion dollars in overall developer revenue since the online iPhone catalog was launched.
  • Motorola debuts MC3100 rugged handheld

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 1:40 am

    Motorola Inc. announced a next-generation ruggedized handheld computer, the MC3100, that includes an accelerometer and is equipped with an RFID tag to make it easy to find if lost in a large warehouse.
  • Apple tweaks the iPhone for China; will it do so for Verizon?

    Posted November 2, 2009 - 10:04 pm

    Insert your own "evil empire" comparison joke here.
  • Want a Droid for work e-mail? It'll cost you extra

    Posted November 2, 2009 - 9:45 pm

    Accessing Exchange e-mail over the new 'iPhone killer' costs an extra $15 per month.
  • Yahoo beats out Google on O2 Germany

    Posted November 2, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Yahoo said it has replaced Google as the search provider on O2 Germany's mobile portal, continuing the battle among search providers for placement on mobile phones.
  • Sprint launches netbook deal, expands WiMAX coverage

    Posted November 2, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    Sprint made waves in the wireless data market today with news of its first netbook and continued expansion of its WiMAX network.
  • DiVitas mobile collaboration goes to iPhone, Android, RIM

    Posted November 2, 2009 - 10:40 am

    Mobile unified communications vendor DiVitas Networks has added iPhone, BlackBerry and Android to the set of platforms it is supporting with software to access desk-phone and presence features on cell phones.
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