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  • Lawyer confirms identity of 'lost' iPhone seller

    Posted April 30, 2010 - 10:53 am

    A 21-year-old California man was identified by his lawyer Thursday as the person who sold a prototype iPhone to the Gizmodo technology site, which published photos and other information about the unreleased device.
  • Adobe CEO fires back at Jobs

    Posted April 30, 2010 - 10:51 am

    The same day that Steve Jobs spelled out Apple's opposition to Flash on its mobile devices, Adobe's CEO responded, calling the problems cited by Apple a "smokescreen."
  • Stream Flash video to Android with Skyfire

    Posted April 30, 2010 - 7:25 am

    Skyfire has released the beta version of its browser; the big selling feature is the ability to watch Flash video on your phone.
  • Three iPhone and iPad printing apps

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:54 pm

    It may not be easy to print from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, but it can be done--provided you seek out the help of a third-party app. But which one should you turn to for help? Here's a look at three apps vying to assist you with all your mobile printing needs.
  • iPad 3G: Details on AT&T's Data Plan

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:51 pm

    Apple and AT&T are finally releasing more details about the iPad 3G's data plan options (PDF). We already knew there'd be two options, neither of which requires a contract: $14.99 a month for 250 MB of data, and $29.99 a month for unlimited data. But now we have more specifics about the actual plans and how they'll work.
  • Steve Jobs trashes Adobe's Flash

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 2:33 pm

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Flash is slow and not yet suitable for touchscreen devices in a lengthy open missive explaining why the Adobe software isn't allowed on iPhones and iPads.
  • Palm's Business Software Legacy

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    HP and Palm are pioneers that spearheaded the current mobile computing revolution. How fitting that they combine forces!
  • Palm purchase a risky move for HP, analysts say

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 1:54 pm

    Analysts say an HP acquisition of Palm would face significant hurdles in competing with more established products for business, developers.
  • AT&T releases more details on 3G iPad plans

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    For those of you who have been too caught up watching the tracking data for your new 3G iPad as it inches ever closer to your doorstep, delight in a new bit of additional information, this time from AT&T. On Wednesday, the exclusive 3G networking service provider posted an iPad 3G fact sheet (in PDF form) detailing how the service would work.
  • HP Buys Palm

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 9:35 am

    Ongoing coverage of Hewlett-Packard's plans to buy struggling phone maker Palm for $1.2 billion.
  • A brief history of Palm

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 9:33 am

    With iPhones and BlackBerrys everywhere, and Google Android devices on the rise, it's easy to forget that Palm was the company that made it all happen.
  • HP to Buy Palm, Shake Up the Mobile World

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 9:31 am

    HP's purchase of Palm could not only save webOS, but should also cause a few shivers for Microsoft.
  • Video

    HP to buy Palm for $1.2 billion

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 9:26 am

    The deal comes after rumors of a number of potential suitors for the handset maker.
  • Clearwire takes different stance on net neutrality

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    While most wireless carriers have fiercely opposed the imposition of network neutrality standards on wireless data networks, WiMAX wholesaler Clearwire is taking a decidedly different approach.
  • HTC Cuts Licensing Deal with MS for Android Phones

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 4:33 pm

    Microsoft announced that it will collect royalties on HTC's Android phones through a patent licensing deal. Microsoft isn't saying much about what patents are covered, but it's clear that HTC's Android phones in some way use technology that's patented by Microsoft. The deal comes as HTC faces a lawsuit from Apple which alleges 20 patent violations.
  • Smartphone management becoming a nightmare

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 4:31 pm

    A survey of 475 Interop attendees pegged mobile device management as the biggest mobile concern, with 200 people saying that is their top worry.
  • Motorola Droid Still Leading the Android Pack

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 4:27 pm

    It may no longer be the hot phone du jour, but Motorola's Droid appears to still be leading the way when it comes to Android devices.
  • Review

    Review: Free remote access tools for Windows and Mac

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 3:56 pm

    The best free tools combine firewall friendliness with easy remote access and an amazing array of handy features
  • Flash memory set to benefit from mobile Internet explosion

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    As the world becomes ever more connected through wireless Internet devices, and corporate users seek faster access to data, flash memory is expected to quickly take a more important place in the storage of information.
  • Purdue, USF test-drive Cisco CleanAir, uncover RF interference

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    CleanAir gives Cisco WLAN administrators something they never had before: a real-time, remote view of RF interference anywhere in the network.
  • BlackBerry Partners Fund Announces "Super Apps" Challenge

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    The BlackBerry Partners Fund announced its third annual BlackBerry Developer Challenge at RIM's 2010 Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES). Developers who create the best "super apps" are eligible for prizes valued at up to $86,000.
  • Apple slates WWDC for June 7-11, touts iPhone 4

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 1:57 pm

    Apple announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference will begin June 7, the likely date when the company will introduce its next iPhone.
  • Microsoft takes aim at Android with patent portfolio in hand

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 9:43 am

    Microsoft has licensed some of its patents to mobile phone maker HTC for use on the company's Android-based smartphones, it said Tuesday.
  • Android beats iPhone OS in mobile traffic numbers

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 7:44 am

    Mobile advertising network AdMob reports that they saw more US traffic from Android than from the iPhone in March 2010. We break down the numbers and consider what this might mean for the platform.
  • Carriers flubbing femtocell

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 9:28 pm

    Femtocells have gotten off to a sluggish start so far because carriers have yet to sell customers on their benefits, says an analyst at Infonetics Research.

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