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  • Things to like about Windows Phone 7

    Posted November 29, 2010 - 11:34 am

    I use an iPhone 4. I upgraded to the iPhone 4 from an iPhone 3GS. However, prior to making the switch to the iPhone I relied on Windows Mobile smartphones for years. With all of the excitement generated by Windows Phone 7, though, I felt it was worth a deeper look, and perhaps it might be time to embrace the new Microsoft mobile platform.
  • Patent supports PSP2 rear touch pad rumor

    Posted November 29, 2010 - 10:11 am

    A series of patents filed by SCEA in October 2009, but not published until the 25th of November 2010, support the on-going rumors that Sony is building a PSP2 with a touch pad on the back of the device.
  • Symbian Foundation will take source code offline on Dec. 17

    Posted November 29, 2010 - 8:30 am

    Symbian Foundation has started dismantling itself. On Dec.17 the organization will shut down its websites, and anyone who wants to get the source code for the current version of the Symbian mobile operating system should download it now or they will have to pay for a copy to be shipped on physical media in the future, its website.
  • What phone should I buy?

    Posted November 26, 2010 - 2:59 pm

    I need a phone that's good at email, has a good network, decent apps and Web browsing and won't put me in the poorhouse. I come to the geeknoscenti for recommendations.
  • CSL users get best of both worlds with LTE and HSPA

    Posted November 26, 2010 - 8:45 am

    Hong Kong-based network operator CSL has become the first to offer mobile broadband using both LTE and the latest version of HSPA, it said in a joint statement with network vendor ZTE on Thursday.
  • China 3G adoption still sluggish among mobile users

    Posted November 25, 2010 - 9:45 am

    While more people in China are adopting 3G service on their mobile phones, the next generation network is still far from becoming mainstream among users in the country.
  • India introduces mobile number portability

    Posted November 25, 2010 - 8:30 am

    India introduced mobile number portability (MNP) after postponing the introduction of the service three times because operators were not ready with the infrastructure to offer the service.
  • Will videoconferencing replace the telephone?

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 7:15 pm

    In a famous exhibit at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City, AT&T Bell Labs demonstrated the Picturephone Mod 1, a small, oval device with a camera and a screen that allowed two people to see each other while they talked over the telephone network. Six years later, the device was still in trials.
  • Android browser flaw exposes user data

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 4:29 pm

    A vulnerability in the Android browser could permit an attacker to steal the user's local data, according to a report yesterday from security expert Thomas Cannon.
  • How to 'tether' your iPhone for free WITHOUT jailbreaking

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 2:42 pm

    Internet connection withdrawal sends Mike Keller in search of a NetShare-like tethering solution. Here's what he found.
  • Mobile devices have not supplanted laptops, yet

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 1:33 pm

    The survey showing young users hit the Web more often using phones than computers is wrong for the U.S., but IT had better move fast to stay ahead of the same trend here that has changed things overseas.
  • The Best Black Friday Apps For Android

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 12:33 pm

    Thanksgiving's upon us, and we all know what that means: The insanity-packed holiday we call Black Friday is right around the corner.
  • Droid 2's processor upgrade is nothing more than a typo

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 10:02 pm

    When holiday promotional e-mail from Verizon listed the Motorola Droid 2 as having a 1.2GHz processor, we were mystified. Among the listed specifications of the Motorola Droid 2 we reviewed was a 1GHz TI OMAP processor. But the Droid 2 Global has a 1.2GHz processor so was the Droid 2 getting some sort of upgrade? Or was it simply a mix-up by Verizon? When the Verizon Wireless Website listed both the Droid 2 and the Droid 2 Global side-by-side as having 1.2GHz processors, we decided to investigate.
  • Really young kids really want an iPad for holidays

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 7:38 pm

    Know what your children want for the holidays more than anything in the world? You guessed it: to spend more quality time with you. And a brand new library card.
  • Verizon's LTE launch: First laptop dongles, then smartphones

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 6:56 pm

    Now that Verizon has started cranking up its hype machine for its LTE commercial launch next month, it's fair to wonder just what types of devices will initially run on the network.
  • Trade agency to investigate Apple's patent complaint

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 5:45 pm

    The USITC launches an investigation into a patent complaint filed by Apple against Motorola.
  • Samsung reportedly sells 600,000 Galaxy Tabs

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 2:56 pm

    Samsung says it has sold more than 600,000 Galaxy Tab Android tablets worldwide, according to a Korea Herald report. The figure represents the first 30 days of sales of the tablet, which is available in more than 30 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. The number keeps Samsung on track for its target of one million devices sold by the end of this year.
  • Next-gen 911 will accept texts and MMS

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    The FCC plans on updating 911 emergency centers to accept text messages, picture messages, streaming video and other 21st century technologies, Wired reports. The update, called Next Gen 911, will expand the service's ability to capture important data -- and keep those reporting the crime out of danger.
  • iOS 4.2 includes massive security update for iPad and iPhone

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 2:52 pm

    Apple has finally released the highly-anticipated iOS 4.2. While the attention around iOS 4.2 has been focused on the enhancements and new features--particularly for the iPad, the update also fixes more than 80 vulnerabilities in the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.
  • SAP's co-CEOs: Are two heads better than one?

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 2:35 pm

    Nearly a year into their tenure as co-CEOs of SAP, Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe are saying all the right things and getting good marks from industry analysts--proving that a dual-CEO model is not a recipe for disaster. But the duo still faces significant challenges.
  • Unified communications can't keep up with Twitter: Gartner

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 12:43 pm

    Unified communications lacks a clear business case and can not compete with consumer-driven technology, Gartner has warned.
  • Thanksgiving dinner phone jammer points the wrong direction

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 10:46 am

    There are lots of high-tech ways to make Thanksgiving dinner better, and make people at work pay closer attention. Using either might make a small problem into a big one.
  • Could Windows Phone 7 succeed with IT?

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 10:04 am

    Hooks to SharePoint, BizTalk, and SQL Server could appeal to Microsoft shops if security is improved.
  • iOS 4.2 for the iPad: Hands-On

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 10:03 pm

    About to update to iOS 4.2? Here are the ups and downs.
  • Samsung's odd mobile OS priorities

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 5:32 pm

    There's an interesting post on GigaOm which informs readers that Samsung, the No. 2 cell phone manufacturer in the world, is "reportedly shifting its focus to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 in 2011":
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