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  • Vendor rages after iPhone hacker given job

    Posted November 27, 2009 - 10:10 am

    A security firm has expressed incredulity at the news that the Australian prank hacker who wrote a program targeting Apple iPhone users has been given a job by an application developer.
  • New front opened in India's mobile tariff wars

    Posted November 27, 2009 - 8:39 am

    The price war in India's mobile services market took a new dimension on Friday, with Reliance Communications charging 0.01 Indian rupees (US$0.0002) per text message.
  • Windows 7 features IT managers should be thankful for

    Posted November 26, 2009 - 9:28 am

    Five favorite Windows 7 mobility features.
  • Chinese eBay rival branches out with branded mobile phone

    Posted November 26, 2009 - 4:09 am

    China's biggest online auction and retail Web site plans to stamp its brand on a new mobile phone, the first time it's name will be put on a device, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
  • What Mac users need to know about Wi-Fi Direct

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    It's that time of year when travelers brace themselves to suffer the many small indignities of the road. Why can't it be easier to print on networks that you don't have regular access to or transfer files among mobile devices like iPhones? Why is it such a pain to create secure, robust networks with colleagues or friends on the fly using 3G mobile broadband as the Internet connection? A new wireless networking system, Wi-Fi Direct, will soon help Mac users do all that and more. It lets any wireless device maintain a connection to a network base station while also communicating directly with other devices that aren't on the same network. And it's (probably) coming soon.
  • Microsoft delays open-sourcing of Windows 7 tool

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Microsoft has delayed re-releasing a Windows 7 installation tool that it has admitted included open-source code, saying that it's still testing the revamped utility.
  • App Store Statistics Are Misleading and Impressive

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Apple has established the concept of the app store and continues to define the business model for competitors to follow. Mobile operating system platforms, at least those intended for smartphones, are more or less required to have some form of app store now, but enough is enough with 'there's an app for that'. How many apps do we need, exactly?
  • 3Com takes enterprise Wi-Fi products worldwide

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 2:39 pm

    Just days after news broke that it would be acquired by HP, 3Com introduced in the U.S. a line of enterprise Wi-Fi gear. The products, from 3Com's China-based unit, H3C, encompass everything from wireless LAN access points to specially designed blades for H3C's high-end data center switches, and an overarching management application.
  • AT&T's network problems: The canary in the coal mine

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 1:45 pm

    The data wave is coming ... IT'S COMING!
  • Mobility to change the enterprise communication landscape

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 11:46 am

    In the increasingly connected world of the enterprise, mobility is fast becoming the key driver in ensuring the business process goes through its course uninterrupted.
  • Palm, Sprint pursue lost data from Pre, Pixi

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 11:10 am

    Palm and Sprint are trying to solve problems some users have had moving data from one Palm webOS device to another, a task that has caused some to lose contacts and calendar entries, according to blogs and online user comments.
  • 3G means more porn, China laments amid cleanup

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 11:10 am

    China called for a cleanup of mobile porn Web sites on Wednesday, blaming their rise on high-speed mobile data services, deployment of which has otherwise been a point of pride for the country.
  • China hopes Taiwan 3G test will boost homegrown technologies

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 11:10 am

    China on Wednesday lauded Taiwan's launch of a 3G mobile network using Chinese TD-SCDMA technology as a successful display of how they can work together on technical standards.
  • Apple bailing out AT&T, this time on the airwaves

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 2:31 am

    Does Apple have to do EVERYTHING itself?
  • Taiwanese company launches TD-SCDMA trial network

    Posted November 24, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    Taiwanese 3G mobile operator Vibo Telecom launched a trial TD-SCDMA network on Tuesday, an event timed to coincide with a Chinese official's visit to Taiwan to discuss how Taiwan and China can work more closely on developing technology standards.
  • New iPhone ads stick up for AT&T

    Posted November 24, 2009 - 10:09 am

    Apple yesterday released two more television commercials supporting partner AT&T while critical of Verizon's inability to simultaneously handle calls and other tasks.
  • EU drops Qualcomm antitrust investigation

    Posted November 24, 2009 - 8:09 am

    The European Commission has closed its antitrust probe of Qualcomm's patent licensing practices after Ericsson and others withdrew their complaints, the regulator said Tuesday.
  • The App Store gets a fix -- but not fixed

    Posted November 24, 2009 - 4:10 am

    Much as we may love Phil Schiller, he can't right every wrong -- he's a busy guy.
  • NTT DoCoMo sticking to original 2G schedule

    Posted November 24, 2009 - 12:40 am

    Contrary to a statement made last week by its CEO in Hong Kong, NTT DoCoMo doesn't plan to shut-off its 2G network a year earlier than planned. The network will be closed at the end of March 2012, the original schedule it had stated for the shut down.
  • RIM, Motorola latest defendants in visual voicemail suit

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 9:40 pm

    Klausner Technologies, a company with 25 patents related to visual voicemail technology, filed a lawsuit charging Motorola and Research In Motion with infringing its patents.
  • Apple Enters AT&T vs. Verizon Ad War

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 9:39 pm

    In a battle between AT&T and Verizon Wireless that never seems to end, AT&T's partner Apple now appears to be getting into the mix with two retaliatory iPhone TV ad that air Monday night. The ads comes hot on the heels of AT&T's TV ad campaign that aimed to "setting the record straight" around Verizon's "there's a map for that" campaign.
  • Review

    Holiday gift ideas: cell phones, smartphones and accessories

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 6:02 pm

    Going mobile? Check out a bunch of phones, smart or otherwise, plus other tools.
  • New iPhone worm steals online banking codes, builds botnet

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Hackers have borrowed a tactic from the world's first iPhone worm to build a botnet that steals data, including online banking credentials, from jailbroken Apple smartphones.
  • Mobile groups protest proposed net neutrality rules

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    A month ago, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission began a proceeding to create formal net neutrality rules for broadband providers, and the proposals have generated serious debate in the telecom community.
  • Personal Finance: Manage Your Money Better Online

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    The number of sites and tools offering to help you manage your money can be as overwhelming as those newly-raised credit card interest rates. We've culled them and pointed out some of the best personal finance sites and tools.
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