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  • Tethering on Apple's iPad? Fuhgeddaboudit!

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 12:21 pm

    We're down to the final weeks before the debut of Apple's famed iPad. Even with the sale date set, though, plenty of pressing questions remain about the highly hyped device.
  • iPad to spur tablet sales to 10.5M in 2010

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 10:59 pm

    Apple's iPad could drive total tablet sales for the year as high as 10.5 million devices, a Gartner Research analyst said today.
  • Verizon Gets Microsoft 'Pink' Phones? Big Deal

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 10:55 pm

    Tipsters have outed Microsoft's social network-loving phones, codenamed "Pink," for an April launch on Verizon Wireless.
  • Better, faster, stronger: 4G's impact on app development

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 10:27 pm

    With 4G networks due to hit the mass market over the next two years, some application developers are looking at ways to exploit the new high-speed connections to improve their apps' performance and capabilities.
  • Wi-Fi troubleshooting gets easier, more portable

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 10:15 pm

    The cool new handheld Wi-Fi troubleshooter from Fluke Networks can help network technicians who aren't RF engineers to quickly diagnose a range of common wireless LAN problems.
  • Cisco exiting WiMAX RAN?

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 9:49 pm

    Reports have surfaced that Cisco is exiting the WiMAX radio access networks business following its $2.9 billion acquisition of Starent Networks.
  • Review

    VersaTool for BlackBerry: The only app you'll ever need?

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 11:39 pm produces the Swiss Army Knife of BlackBerry applications.
  • RSA, Cebit get the IT focus

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    Two major events -- the RSA Conference and the annual Cebit extravaganza -- dominated the IT headlines this week. In other news, all eyes were on Chile as the after-effects and aftershocks continued following a devastating 8.8 earthquake last Saturday. Taiwan also was hit by a major temblor, and given the prevalence of technology companies based there, the effects are rippling into IT.
  • MS Round-Up: Ballmer on Cloud 9, Office 2010 Upgrades, More

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    This week, Microsoft committed to cloud computing, Office 2010 free upgrades were announced and alleged Verizon 'Pink' phones got plenty of buzz.
  • EU to hold meeting on radio spectrum future

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    The European Commission and the European Parliament will have a public consultation on March 22 and March 23 about Europe's future use of radio spectrum, which thanks to the explosive growth of mobile broadband, has become a hot commodity.
  • iPad's US debut set for April 3

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 10:40 am

    The wifi model of Apple's highly anticipated iPad multimedia device will be released in the U.S. on April 3, with 3G-enabled devices available later in the month, Apple announced Friday.
  • Sony Takes Aim at Apple iPhone, iPad and iTunes

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 10:14 am

    Although under siege and late to the game, Sony still might woo consumers with new products that largely mimic Apple products if the price is right, says one analyst.
  • Google giving away phones to (some) Android devs

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 8:40 am

    If you have an app in the Android Market with 5000 or more downloads and a rating of 3.5 stars or better, Google might have a nice gift for you: either a Motorola Droid or a Nexus One.
  • Android largely unharmed in Google-China row

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 5:40 am

    A mobile phone with Google's Android operating system that was delayed in China will now ship next week, in the latest sign that Android has gone largely unscathed by a row between Google and the Chinese government.
  • AT&T's push of iPad as Wi-Fi device raises questions over 3G upgrades

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson's comment that he expects the iPad to be used mainly as a "Wi-Fi-driven product" rather than over AT&Ts 3G cellular network bolsters the view that AT&Ts 3G network and upgrades won't fully support the bandwidth hungry iPad.
  • Review

    Where Android beats the iPhone

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 10:51 am

    Android's openness, flexibility, and Java foundation make it the best choice for many developers and the businesses that depend on them
  • Wi-Fi finders let thieves track down hidden laptops

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:39 pm

    Stuffing your company laptop into the car trunk or even a locker, without turning off its Wi-Fi radio, can be an open invitation to thieves, according to Credant Technologies.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 to reach devices in fourth quarter

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    The Bluetooth 4.0 wireless specification could start to appear in devices such as headsets, smartphones and PCs by the fourth quarter, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group said on Wednesday.
  • Verizon Wireless confirms data outage

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    Verizon Wireless has confirmed that a data outage affected some eastern U.S. users during a four-hour period this morning.
  • AT&T CEO: iPad will be 'Wi-Fi driven' device

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    In an odd move, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said at an investor conference on Tuesday that the iPad would be primarily a "Wi-Fi driven device." This despite Apple's plans to release a 3G-enabled version that will run on AT&T's own network.
  • Skype Lands On Nokia Symbian Phones

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 2:03 pm

    Nokia is embracing Skype making available for free the Internet-telephony (VoIP) app in the Ovi app store. Over 200 million Nokia handsets will now be able to download the Skype app and make cheap calls abroad while away from the computer.
  • Nokia's smartphones get Skype client

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Skype and Nokia have released a new Skype client for the Symbian mobile OS.
  • Apple goes after Google's Nexus One in patent actions

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 9:30 am

    Apple took aim at Google's smartphone as it accused Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC, which makes Google's flagship Nexus One, of violating 20 of Apple's patents, some of which were issued in the mid-1990s.
  • China Unicom to use Android despite Google-China row

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Chinese mobile carrier China Unicom will use Google’s Android operating system on phones, its top executive said Wednesday, showing interest despite a row between Google and the Chinese government.
  • Apple iPhone with Wi-Fi may soon enter China

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 4:10 am

    China Unicom, the only mobile network operator selling iPhones in China, is in talks with Apple to sell a version of the popular smartphone with Wi-Fi, something the companies could not do previously due to government regulations.
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