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  • Mobile Facebook users hit 150 million

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    Facebook has about 150 million mobile users, up from just 100 million in April, and is counting on cell phones as the key platform for the future, according to the social-networking giant's head of mobile products, Eric Tseng.
  • IT investment proves a help to struggling Station Casinos

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Officials at Station Casinos say recent multimillion-dollar IT investments are easing its struggle to reorganize and emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • Apple policy would kick AdMob off iAds, Hamoui says

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    Google's AdMob business could not deliver advertising through iAd if Apple began enforcing a policy that restricts the involvement of companies that have their own mobile operating systems, said Omar Hamoui, vice president of mobile ads at Google.
  • Consumer Reports Weighs in on the iPhone 4 Antenna issue

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 8:00 am

    So now we have Consumer Reports adding to the overall data on the iPhone 4 "Antenna Grip Bug" dustup. That's good and bad, and gives me an excuse to riff on some things a bit.
  • Open mobile still on the way, AT&T's Donovan said

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    The ideal mobile ecosystem is still one that's partly closed, such as the iPhone App Store, but the trend is toward greater openness, AT&T Chief Technology Officer John Donovan said Monday.
  • Nokia boosts Java development for Symbian 3 phones

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 3:18 pm

    Developers gain open source runtime under terms of Symbian Foundation's Eclipse Public License
  • IBM:Tiered mobile data pricing here to stay

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    Consumers may hate the tiered pricing models that AT&T rolled out last month, but they're also likely the future of mobile data consumption according to analysis by IBM.
  • SAP: We will push all useful data to mobile devices

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 1:56 pm

    SAP has vowed to make all data from its systems that would be useful on the move available on mobile devices.
  • BlackBerry Desktop Support for Outlook 2010 Coming in August

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 12:54 pm

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry Desktop Manager software doesn't currently support Microsoft Outlook 2010, which means many corporate smartphone users are unable to sync e-mail, calendar, contacts, tasks, etc. between Outlook 2010 and their BlackBerrys via the application.
  • Banks must improve mobile banking procedures: report

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    A new report warns banks offering mobile banking to ensure security is up to scratch to prevent the spread of viruses and malware.
  • BlackBerry Protect Brings Enterprise Security to Consumers

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 12:46 pm

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) today took the wraps off its latest offering for consumers, BlackBerry Protect, a free service meant to help non-corporate BlackBerry users secure and manage their smartphones.
  • AT&T offers businesses a smartphone credit-card payment service

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    AT&T announced a service for small and medium-size businesses that want to use smartphones to accept credit and debit card transactions from customers. The service is based on technology from payment device manufacturer Apriva of Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Lawsuit against Apple continues as a class action

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 9:01 am

    A lawsuit against Apple and AT&T Mobility will proceed as a class action, following a ruling in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, court documents show.
  • Technologist: Full immersion in the cyberworld is coming

    Posted July 10, 2010 - 7:46 pm

    Although many people already are engrossed in cyberspace, judging by the amount of communicating, socializing and commerce conducted online, we're at the advent of what will be a near total emersion in technology and the Internet, according to a technologist who spoke Saturday at the World Future Society conference in Boston.
  • Apple takes a step towards adding Wi-Fi to Chinese iPhones

    Posted July 9, 2010 - 8:45 am

    Apple appears to have moved a step closer to delivering an iPhone with Wi-Fi capabilities to the Chinese market.
  • Five Helpful Android Apps for the Office

    Posted July 9, 2010 - 7:37 am

    These five tools are a good start if you're seeking work-friendly apps for your Android phone.
  • Android, Samsung gaining mobile share in U.S.

    Posted July 8, 2010 - 3:31 pm

    Android is gaining on all the major smartphone platforms in the U.S., though it was only the fourth-most-used mobile operating system in May, market data firm comScore reported on Thursday.
  • Review

    TweetList for iPhone

    Posted July 8, 2010 - 12:46 pm

    There's a certain kind of Twitter user who goes completely crazy with the microblogging service and follows everyone they know, every celebrity they like, and essentially everything they are interested in. For these people, the organizational genius of TweetList for Twitter, from Zooble, is a lifesaver.
  • First look at Borders' e-book store and apps

    Posted July 8, 2010 - 8:06 am

    On Wednesday Borders launched their Kobo-fueled e-book store, as well as apps for a variety of multi-purpose devices. I spent some time with the iPad and Android versions of their reader application. Here's what I found.
  • Synchronoss' FusionOne buy puts spotlight on mobile sync

    Posted July 7, 2010 - 6:15 pm

    Synchronoss plans to buy FusionOne in a deal that could allow phone users to sign up for a new phone and transfer data from their old phones at the same time.
  • AT&T blames iPhone 4 slowdown on Alcatel bug

    Posted July 7, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    Heavy demand for upload capacity from the iPhone 4 has exposed a flaw in the software for Alcatel-Lucent's 3G network equipment, temporarily forcing lower upstream speeds for some AT&T subscribers.
  • Cisco offers device for home energy control

    Posted July 7, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    Cisco Systems took another step into the consumer market today by announcing a Home Energy Controller device that homeowners could buy from local utilities to help with energy conservation.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 approved, will reach devices this year

    Posted July 7, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    The Bluetooth 4.0 low-power wireless networking specification has been approved, and the technology will start appearing in devices such as smart meters and laptops later this year, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group said on Wednesday.
  • Developing for the iPhone and Android: The pros and cons

    Posted July 6, 2010 - 4:03 pm

    Smartphones and their apps are the new way of the world, and developers are lured by their increasing popularity. But with two major platforms -- Apple's recently upgraded and renamed iOS 4 and Google's Android -- competing with one another, how does a developer choose between them?
  • Nokia sells off wireless modem business

    Posted July 6, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Nokia is selling off its wireless modem business to Renesas Electronics, a move that could help the mobile giant better focus on phone competition and get rid of a business that may have been struggling.
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