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  • Verizon plan requirements won't change with Skype

    Posted February 23, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    Once the shock of seeing Skype on Verizon Wireless phones wears off, it may look like not much has changed: Subscribers who want to use the application will face the same required service plans.
  • PocketGear buys Handango

    Posted February 23, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    PocketGear on Tuesday said it acquired Handango, creating the biggest cross-platform mobile application store.
  • Text donations for Haiti relief spur nonprofits to follow suit

    Posted February 23, 2010 - 10:23 am

    Nonprofit groups that are desperate to raise donations during the enduring economic downturn are considering text-to-donate campaigns similar to the wildly successful American Red Cross texting effort for Haiti earthquake relief.
  • Why no Flash on the iPad? Theories abound!

    Posted February 23, 2010 - 9:16 am

    Steve Jobs told the Wall Street Journal why the iPad won't support Flash but his reasons seemed rather vague and dismissive. In the absence of a more concrete reply, tech bloggers are coming up with their own theories of why Apple is barring the door against Adobe.
  • Google Earth For Android: First Look

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 9:08 pm

    Google's just rolling out the Android apps left and right lately. Today, the G-gang announced the arrival of Google Earth for Android, a program revealed during the Nexus One's launch but not seen until now.
  • Enterasys enhances Wi-Fi management, 802.11n performance

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 5:50 pm

    A new version of Enterasys' Wi-Fi software simplifies network management and operations, and improves client performance in 802.11n enterprise wireless LANs.
  • Microsoft Threw Out the Playbook for Windows Phone 7

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    One of the biggest stories of the Mobile World Conference was the unveiling--finally--of Windows Mobile 7, rebranded as Windows Phone 7. The story within the story is how Microsoft abandoned the foundation established with the waning Windows Mobile platform, went back to the drawing board, and started from scratch for the latest incarnation of its mobile operating system.
  • Rivals Aim to Slow Mobile Gains by Apple, Google

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 2:26 pm

    Of the three IT powerhouses that last week unveiled new mobile operating systems, Microsoft faces the most difficult task: restoring its credibility as a viable player in the mobile market.
  • Enable Bluetooth sending in Snow Leopard

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 2:22 pm

    Reader Nick Bradsworth misses an option he once found in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. He writes:
  • Rhomobile upgrades smarpthone dev platform

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 1:35 pm

    Rhodes 1.4 adds capabilities for BlackBerry and a screen size API.
  • BlackBerry Travel Apps: 10 Must-Have Downloads

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 11:34 am

    Whether you're a regular jet-setter or a once-a-year road-tripper, your BlackBerry smartphone can be an invaluable travel companion.
  • Analysts Disagree on Future of iPad in Big Business

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 10:02 am

    Analysts are split on whether Apple's forthcoming iPad will catch on in corporate America.
  • Get In Touch With Your Inner Geek

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 10:00 am

    A Forrester analyst urges CIOs to consider opportunities to use consumer technologies and to stay close to the 'gadget-curious folks.'
  • Sprint To Usher In the Year of 4G Wireless

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 9:58 am

    4G wireless--which operates at speeds up to 10 times greater than today's 3G networks--could become a reality for many businesses over the coming year. Sprint, the current 4G leader, says it will introduce its first 4G smartphone before mid-year.
  • PleaseRobMe & our culture of fear

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 9:10 am

    The release of Google Buzz and it's location service has re-energized the discussion of location-based social networking and its threat to our safety. This is an old argument and a spurious one. Imagining worst-case scenarios is easy enough, sure. But if all you ever do is imagine worst-case scenarios, you're never going to leave your house.
  • Windows Phone 7: A better smartphone?

    Posted February 19, 2010 - 3:19 pm

    Different, anyway.
  • LTE devices to come in all shapes and sizes

    Posted February 19, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    The continued progress of LTE (Long-Term Evolution) was one of the biggest trends at Mobile World Congress this week. Besides modems, vendors showed netbooks and portable Wi-Fi hotspots that are compatible with LTE.
  • Watching the creative destruction of the mobile industry at MWC

    Posted February 19, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    The continued mobile client innovation in handsets and operating systems is just the surface of an industry still re-inventing itself.
  • Windows Phone 7: Visual Tour

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    Have a look at Microsoft's Windows 7 Phones Series mobile OS that blends stylish Zune interface with new features for socializing, sharing, and office productivity.
  • Windows Phone Classic: WinMo 6.5's New Lease on Life

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Despite the excitement Windows Phones 7 Series is generating, Microsoft's not ready to let go of Windows Mobile 6.5.
  • Windows Phone 7 Spotlights SharePoint Collaboration

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 3:08 pm

    An application that many users have never seen--Microsoft's SharePoint--plays a key role in Windows Phone 7 Series' Office Hub, the center of business activities in the new smartphone operating system.
  • Windows Phone 7 Pits Microsoft Against Carriers

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    In pushing for a standard Windows Phone 7 experience across many devices and carriers, Microsoft is likely to run into problems. For as much as Microsoft wants its smartphone OS to look and act the same across many devices, carriers and hardware makers want to make their own marks, too. At stake is control of the user experience and, ultimately, of customers themselves.
  • The technology behind the Vancouver Olympic Games

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 1:05 pm

    Bell Canada is claiming the Vancouver 2010 Olympic network as the first IP-based converged network at any Olympic or Paralympic Games. It will be built to provide seamless telephone, wireless, radio and Internet communications services for fans, media, athletes and officials from around the world.
  • Amazon puts Kindle e-book reader on US BlackBerries

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 3:10 am has released a version of its Kindle application for BlackBerry users, giving them access to their e-books without a Kindle device.
  • Skype On Verizon: So Who Needs A Voice Plan?

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 10:55 pm

    Tuesday's announcement that Verizon Wireless will allow its subscribers to make Skype calls on nine of its smartphones is a telling sign where the mobile industry is heading. If you connect the dots, the traditional wireless voice plan appears to be an endangered species. Its demise may not arrive overnight, or even in a couple of years, but its days are numbered.
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