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  • Former Apple exec says iPad too big, 'smarted out'

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 5:37 pm

    The iPad is too big and lacks communication capabilities, says the former Apple exec who oversaw the demise of the company's iconic-but-flawed Newton more than a decade ago.
  • Smartphone shipments hit new record in fourth quarter

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Smartphone devices continued to ship at record levels in last year's fourth quarter, reaching 54.5 million, or 39% more than last year.
  • White House, mobile carriers launch health texting campaign

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 11:40 am

    The White House and major mobile carriers have launched a text-messaging campaign aimed at improving the health of babies in the U.S.
  • Alcatel-Lucent offers way to increase mobile capacity

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 10:40 am

    A new product from Alcatel-Lucent aims to let mobile operators serve more customers using their existing radio spectrum, by offering faster mobile broadband services such as HSPA and LTE on frequencies currently reserved for GSM. Using software-defined radio technology, it will simultaneously support multiple mobile network technologies on one frequency, enabling operators to continue to serve customers with older phones.
  • Joojoo shipping soon. Will it threaten the iPad?

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 9:08 am

    Fusion Garage is promising that its $500 Joojoo internet tablet will be shipping by the end of February. Comparisons to the $500 iPad are irresistible even though the two products don't line up exactly. Which would you pick?
  • Picking a Mobile Platform

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 1:15 am

    How do you choose the mobile platform for your enterprise?
  • Five Trends Influencing the CIO Smartphone Agenda

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    Which is more important, the data or the device? MobileIron's Ajay Mishra tackles this and other key smartphone questions for CIOs now.
  • iPad's wireless performance tied to AT&T's boosting its 3G network

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 2:30 pm

    AT&T boasted that it would be ready to handle demand for the iPad's wireless connectivity through use of its Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities and a $2 billion increase in network improvements in 2010.
  • Apple patches critical flaws in iPhone, iPod Touch

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:12 pm

    Apple today patched five vulnerabilities in the iPhone's operating system, including one in a password-locking feature that's required attention before.
  • Will iPad Actually Chill Development of Mobile Web Pages?

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:05 pm

    The number of mobile websites designed for touchscreen devices has skyrocketed in areas like shopping and services, a new survey shows. But could the iPad cool development of these sites? Fact is, traditional Web pages look great on the iPad.
  • Is Android Forking from Linux?

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 10:33 am

    On Monday this week, kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman removed the drivers for Android from the Linux kernel's staging tree, thus insuring that--for now--Android is not headed for the mainstream Linux kernel. Which brings up this unpleasant question: did Android just become a fork from Linux?
  • Media tablets like iPad will take over where MIDs failed, says researcher

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 10:09 am

    Bill Gates and others first envisioned that tablet computers would be the future of computing for everyone. So far, they have only caught on in niches, such as with e-readers or in specialized industries including healthcare or construction.
  • Sprint's first WiMax smartphone called Supersonic, runs Android, say reports

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 9:49 am

    Reports and a photo of Sprint Nextel Inc.'s first WiMax smartphone, code-named Supersonic, have surfaced, but the company has not yet confirmed the device.
  • Japan certifies its first LTE modem

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 6:40 am

    Japanese regulators have certified the country's first data modem based on LTE technology, manufacturer LG Electronics said on Wednesday. The step takes the country a little closer towards the planned launch of its first LTE network.
  • Apple's iPad vs. e-readers

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    Apple's iPad tablet may rival e-book readers, but these six e-readers have life in them yet.
  • FAQ: Amazon vs. Macmillan -- The iPad wins

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 1:04 pm

    The uproar between and publishing house Macmillan over the price of e-books may be the precursor to more marketing battles as Apple's iPad enters the e-reader market. This FAQ sets the scene.
  • 25% of kids have sent or recieved inappropraite content

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 12:12 pm

    A quarter of children have sent or received an email containing inappropriate content, says TalkTalk.
  • Brits send 11 million texts an hour

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 12:09 pm

    Brits send 11 million text messages every hour, says the Mobile Data Association.
  • Review

    Android apps for business users

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 9:19 am

    These 10 handy apps for Google Android phones take the sting out of business travel and keep you productive on the road.
  • Sony Ericsson makes a QWERTY comeback

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 8:10 am

    Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications has launched the Aspen, a smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen, running the latest version of Windows Mobile.
  • Southwest in-flight Wi-Fi coming next quarter

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Southwest Airlines has ordered equipment for an in-flight Wi-Fi service and will start deploying it on planes in the second quarter of this year.
  • Security Testing: It Is About Coverage

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 7:19 pm

    It is easy to do pentetration testing. My two year daughter can do it (well at least she broke through a screen-lock). But doing it well is the challenge. That is what coverage is about. Security test coverage, like any test coverage, is measuring how much of all the possible sensible options you cover with your testing. Let's dig into this topic a bit more, and perhaps next time someone comes offering you pentesting services, you will have a few new questions to ask the auditors.
  • US gov't criticizes texting/phoning while driving study

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    A new study says insurance claims data shows that bans on cell phone calling and texting apparently has no effect on the number of vehicle crashes. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s response: the study is “irresponsible.”
  • Category Killer: Will iPhone Be Death of Gaming Devices?

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    The iPhone has been called a category killer. Standalone devices such as gaming devices, the thinking goes, don't stand a chance against the all-in-one iPhone. Or do they?
  • Firefox for mobile hits production mode

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 11:58 am

    Mozilla at last enters the mobile market with Firefox for Mobile. But the initial impact will be limited: only for device running Nokia's Maemo operating system, with Windows Mobile next in line.
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