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  • Verizon’s Droid X event something of a snooze-fest

    Posted June 24, 2010 - 7:53 am

    The specs on the Droid X look great, but a series of small disappointments and the lack of any kind of “one more thing” really took the air out of the event itself.
  • How to get an iPhone 4 on Thursday

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 3:31 pm

    Even procrastinators can -- with difficulty -- get an iPhone on opening day tomorrow. Here are some tips.
  • Better Readability Today won't save E-Readers Tomorrow

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 2:30 pm

    Sorry Barnes & Noble Nook and Amazon Kindle fans slightly better readability today won't save e-readers tomorrow.
  • Google Voice: 10 Reasons to Check It Out

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 10:45 am

    Now that Google Voice is open to everybody in the U.S., small business owners, particularly those with less than 25 employees, should take a close look at Google's free phone management service. Here are ten good reasons why:
  • 20 percent of Android apps can threaten privacy, says vendor

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Twenty percent of applications on Android Market let third parties access private or sensitive information, according to a report from security vendor SMobile Systems.
  • Apple leaves iPad vulnerable after monster iPhone patch job

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 9:56 pm

    As part of Monday's iOS 4 upgrade, Apple patched a record 65 vulnerabilities in the iPhone, more than half of them critical. But Apple's iPad isn't slated to get the iOS 4 update until this fall.
  • Google Voice: Your Guide to Getting Started

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 9:11 pm

    Google's officially opened the gates and invited all of America into Google Voice, its customizable phone management service.
  • Clearwire raises $290M in rights offering

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    WiMax service provider Clearwire raised more than US$290 million in a rights offering that expired on Monday, building up its war chest as it continues to deploy a national 4G network.
  • UK operators join forces to trial new mobile TV technology

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 8:10 am

    O2, Orange, and Vodafone will conduct joint U.K. trials of a new mobile broadcast technology called Integrated Mobile Broadcast (IMB), which will let the operators offer better mobile TV and radio services, they said on Tuesday.
  • Adobe's Flash Player 10.1 sent to phone makers

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 12:40 am

    Adobe Systems plans to release the final version of Flash Player 10.1 for smartphones on Tuesday, but very few people will be able to use it right away.
  • iOS 4: What you need to know

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    The latest update to Apple's mobile operating system arrived on schedule, with iOS 4 becoming available as a download on Monday. As with past OS updates, iOS 4 delivers an array of new features and enhancements to some old favorites. But things are different this time as well--Apple is no longer charging iPod touch owners to upgrade. Then again, some customers with older devices won't be able to upgrade at all--the first time that's happened since the 2007 debut of Apple's mobile OS.
  • Google's Wi-Fi spygate is its BP moment

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 9:30 pm

    While it doesn't quite rank up there with dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil into the ocean while your CEO goes yachting, Google's huge Wi-Fi spying "oops" may become the search giant's BP moment.
  • New Apple iOS 4 APIs expand iPhone device management

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 9:27 pm

    Enterprises can finally make use of third-party device management applications for iPhone deployments, thanks to Apple’s new iOS 4 APIs and an on-board device management service.
  • Speed kills when it comes to remote access

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 7:15 pm

    By Dave Campbell, Director of Product Marketing, LogMeIn
  • States launch joint probe of Google Wi-Fi snooping

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:52 pm

    As many as 30 states could join an investigation into Google's collection of personal information from unprotected wireless networks, Connecticut's attorney general said today.
  • Securing 4G smartphones

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:27 pm

    What any smart IT department should know before allowing a 4G device onto its network.
  • Review

    Hands on with iOS 4's Mail features

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:22 pm

    In the time since the first iPhone was released, I've been one of Mobile Mail's biggest fans and its biggest critics. I'm a fan because, for an e-mail client on a mobile phone, Mail is surprisingly usable. But I'm a critic because, as good as Mail is, it's long had a number of glaring feature omissions that hamper its usefulness, and some of my biggest wishes for iOS 4 included filling those holes.
  • Hands on with iOS 4 folders

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    When the iPhone first debuted, all its apps could fit on a single Home screen. But it didn’t take long—especially once the App Store opened up shop—for even the most novice of iPhone users to require multiple screens. And once you started downloading new apps regularly, as many iPhone owners have done over the past couple years, you ended up with screen after screen after screen of apps to swipe through, with more than a few users exhausting the 180 visible slots. (Or, to put it another way, filling up 11 pages of 16 spaces, plus four in the dock).
  • Apple delivers iOS 4, users report back-up problems

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:15 pm

    As expected, Apple opened the download gate for iOS 4 today and users said the mobile operating system upgrade appeared to download and install with few problems.
  • FCC issues advice on traveling with mobile phones

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    As the U.S. enters the summer vacation season, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has launched an educational program to remind mobile-phone customers traveling internationally how to avoid high-cost calls.
  • AT&T, Verizon join Wi-Fi roaming group

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the two largest U.S. mobile operators, have joined an organization that ensures roaming among mobile operators' Wi-Fi networks.
  • Dedicated E-Readers: They're History

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    Barnes & Nobles just started an e-reader price war with price-cuts on the Nook, but it's not going to matter. Dedicated e-readers will be dead within a year.
  • Nook price cut to $199, Wi-Fi only model launched

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 1:56 pm

    Barnes & Noble today launched a Wi-Fi-only version of the Nook for $149 and cut the price of its original Wi-Fi and 3G version from $259 to $199.
  • Texting While Driving More Common With Adults Than Teens

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    Adults are guilty of the dangerous activity of texting while driving more often than teenagers, according to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. The Pew study also revealed that adults are substantially more likely to talk on a cell phone while driving than teenagers.
  • Five ways Apple's iOS 4 'breathes new life' into iPhone

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    Like clockwork, Apple has once again offered up numerous improvements to the iPhone's software in a June release. Although all eyes were on the new iPhone 4 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference two weeks ago, the new smartphone would be just a stylish chunk of stainless steel and glass without iOS 4, the new operating system that arrives today.
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