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  • SHOCKER: AT&T does something nice for iPhone users!

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 10:15 pm

    And one (and maybe two) things that aren't so nice. But hey, free MMS!
  • Developers asked to stop tethering talk on Palm Pre

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 8:32 pm

    Palm Inc. has "politely" cautioned a developer forum not to allow online discussions of tethering with the new Palm Pre.
  • WiMax launch in Atlanta is biggest city so far in Clearwire roadmap

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 8:19 pm

    Clearwire Corp. officially celebrates the launch of its WiMax service in Atlanta on Tuesday, but the formal launch in its largest city so far still has experts wondering how the fast wireless Internet service will catch on around the nation.
  • AT&T: MMS 'no extra cost' for text bundle customers

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 2:30 pm

    Good news, everyone: it sounds like you can take a (brief) break from throwing darts at AT&T's logo and photos of its various executives. Thanks to a new FAQ from the carrier that focuses on iPhone 3G S and some of iPhone OS 3.0's new features, we have a little more information on what to expect when MMS goes live later this summer.
  • Why Dell should buy Palm

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 2:28 pm

    Palm Inc. needs money to survive. Dell Inc. needs a handset business to compete. Clearly, Dell should acquire Palm immediately. The union would benefit both companies, as well as investors, the industry and, most of all, users.
  • 200 solar-powered network sensors to monitor rainforest

    Posted June 12, 2009 - 1:52 pm

    The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation (CSIRO) will install some 200 solar-powered, sensor network nodes over the next two years to help rehabilitate rainforest in the Springbrook World Heritage precinct in south-east Queensland.
  • The guts of the iPhone 3GS

    Posted June 12, 2009 - 4:11 am

    Peek inside -- and learn why Apple isn't so keen on advertising what's inside.
  • Chinese iPhone deal shows more hints of progress

    Posted June 11, 2009 - 12:01 pm

    Hints of progress toward Apple's goal of selling the iPhone in China have appeared on its own Web site and that of a Chinese government organization.
  • iPhone-themed anti-AT&T whining: Some justified, some not

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 3:04 pm

    All tech advances cause grievance; your Inside the Cult blogger well dictate to you which is justified.
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    Your next iPhone: iPhone 3.0 update or iPhone 3G S?

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 1:52 pm

    Between Apple's free OS upgrade, the new next-generation handset, and the heavily discounted 3G, it's decision-time for both devotees and holdouts.
  • WiFi gets personal with Mi-Fi

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 11:58 am

    The Sprint Mi-Fi is a credit-card-sized device that includes a 3G wireless connection combined with a Wi-Fi router and GPS radio.
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    The Smartphone Forecast for 2009

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 10:56 am

    The Palm Pre and the Apple iPhone 3G S are the smartphone standouts of 2009, but they're not the only news. Operating systems are receiving updates, new devices are debuting, and app stores are growing by the day. Here's what to look for from the six big operating systems in smartphones today.
  • iPhone vs. BlackBerry: Readers strike back

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 9:43 am

    In comparing the RIM BlackBerry Bold to the Apple iPhone 3G, after a month-long test of each, I declared that it was time to bury the BlackBerry, as it was mediocre in its signature mail functions and pathetic in next-gen mobile capabilities such as Web browsing and applications. Not surprisingly, BlackBerry users took great exception to this assertion.
  • Why is AT&T late on MMS, tethering for iPhone 3G S?

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    Although both MMS support and tethering are possible on the upcoming iPhone 3G S, AT&T doesn't yet offer tethering and won't deliver on multimedia messaging until later this summer. Which raises this question: What's taking AT&T so long?
  • iPhone OS 3.0 adopts some BlackBerry-like security

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 10:11 am

    The new iPhone 3.0 OS, to be released on June 17 as a free update to iPhone users and a $10 update to iPod Touch users, adds remote wipe and kill, but not for all e-mail platforms
  • Palm may have sold up to 100,000 Pres in first weekend

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 10:02 am

    Palm, Sprint won't say, but one analyst estimates customers bought 50K to 100K of the smartphones since the device went on sale Saturday.
  • iPhone 3G S vs Palm Pre: The Battle Begins

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 9:53 am

    The main difference between the iPhone 3G S and the Palm Pre is quite obvious -- for the same price as a 16GB iPhone3G S you only get a 8GB Palm Pre. However, the Palm Pre offers a better deal against the iPhone 3G S when it comes to the data plan.
  • Inside the iPhone 3G S's pricing

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 9:39 am

    The news that Apple would be selling its fancy new iPhone 3G S for the same prices as the iPhone 3G was greeted by applause at Monday morning's WWDC keynote. But, as interested customers soon discovered, those prices aren't necessarily the same for all customers.
  • WWDC Keynote: Hit or Miss?

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 8:12 am

    Did Apple nail it with their Keynote yesterday, or was something missing? I offer my thoughts, and ask for yours.
  • iPhone 3GS offers speed boost, video capture

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 8:19 pm

    Apple on Monday unveiled a new version of the iPhone. Dubbed the iPhone 3GS, the latest version of Apple's popular smartphone promises to launch applications and run software faster than the previous model.
  • Netbook Vendor Shakeup Coming?

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 6:57 pm

    We cheered netbooks when they appeared two years ago, and many vendors jumped into that market. But is Two Years On, Netbooks on Verge of a Big Shake-Up really true? I'm afraid it may be, and we can only blame the vendors themselves for poorly managing their newly created market segment.

  • Sprint offering $40 monthly mobile business data plan

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 4:55 pm

    Sprint is offering business users a wireless data program that gives them 500MB of monthly data for $39.99 a month.
  • Meru revamps WLAN management software

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 4:32 pm

    Meru Networks has released a radically revised wireless LAN management application that for the first time runs on a dedicated appliance to collect only periodic summaries of access point statistics and look for problems.
  • University picks 3Com switches over Cisco

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 3:38 pm

    Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., has embarked on a total network upgrade covering three campuses, using H3C core and edge switches from 3Com Corp., to replace and expand upon existing Cisco Systems Inc. gear.
  • WWDC: New MacBooks, Snow Leopard, iPhone 3GS, oh my!

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 3:07 pm

    Did you need reminding that Apple makes computers, too? Speedy new MacBooks, a new OS X coming in a few months that will make them even speedier -- and, oh yeah, a newer, speedier iPhone.
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