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  • 2008 in review: The iPhone comes of age

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 4:57 pm

    A lot has changed in the world of Apple’s handset since our first glimpse of it almost two years ago at Macworld Expo 2007, and while the iPhone has climbed to even greater heights of success in the past year, the road hasn’t been without its fair share of pitfalls and potholes along the way.
  • InfoWorld's guide to the best mobile devices

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 3:39 pm

    The iPhone started it, but everyone and his brother now seem to have a fancy smartphone on offer. Here's what you need to know about each of the top contenders.
  • The top underreported tech stories of 2008

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:56 pm

    There's a huge amount of noise out there, and it often obscures the quiet little stories that could help IT work more efficiently and more profitably. Here are seven important IT stories that you might have missed in 2008.
  • Fast fixes for common PC problems

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:20 pm

    Every computer user hits a speed bump now and then. Whether the bump is a dead power supply, a slow-booting PC, a soaking-wet cell phone, or an e-mail attachment lost in cyberspace, sometimes technology seems more trouble than it's worth. But just as flat tires can be patched, most common PC problems can be fixed--and fast!
  • Mobile booms in India even as PC growth flattens

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 11:41 am

    Consumers are driving demand for mobile connections in India, even as the PC market lags on lower enterprise spending.
  • WalMart to sell iPhone 3G starting Dec. 28

    Posted December 27, 2008 - 11:41 am

    Wal-Mart Friday announced the long-rumored availability of the iPhone 3G at almost 2,500 Wal-Mart stores beginning Sunday.
  • More details of Sony's new laptop revealed

    Posted December 26, 2008 - 10:15 am

    More details on Sony's upcoming new Vaio laptop are out of the bag thanks to the company's Japan and US web sites.
  • Review

    Our Favorite iPhone Apps: Stay entertained

    Posted December 25, 2008 - 6:07 pm

    All week long, we've counted down our favorite apps that made their debut on the App Store this past year: 10 games,

  • Inside the perfect laptop

    Posted December 25, 2008 - 5:58 pm

    Laptops have gotten boring. For years now, they've offered pretty much the same features and pretty much the same designs. It's time for the PC makers to take up the challenge and build a better laptop. Will it be Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Dell, Toshiba ...? If we're lucky, we'll all find out in 2009.
  • Cut Your Phone Costs

    Posted December 24, 2008 - 12:38 pm

  • Critter Crunch for iPhone

    Posted December 24, 2008 - 12:01 pm

    With the gold rush of games coming to the iPhone and iPod touch via the App Store, there are cases where the developers try to include every bell and whistle available to capture the new market. Then there are the games that know exactly what they’re all about, the developers having created something simple and fun and forgoing the extras.
  • Review

    Nokia N96 (unlocked) smart phone

    Posted December 24, 2008 - 11:06 am

    The Nokia N96 ($775, unlocked) caused a lot of international buzz when it debuted earlier this year. Finally, ten months later, a U.S. version has shipped, but it wasn't worth the long wait.
  • Latest pointless Apple rumor: iPhone nano

    Posted December 23, 2008 - 11:36 am

    It gives us something to talk about before the next boring Macworld, right?
  • Everyone wants the iPhone ... or do they?

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 6:31 pm

    You as a consumer may have an idea of "everyone" that isn't the same as, well, everyone's.
  • Nokia opens up beta test of Ovi mail service

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 3:52 pm

    Nokia extended the beta test of its Mail on Ovi service on Monday, offering it worldwide in 12 languages. The e-mail service is aimed at emerging markets.
  • 3G iPhone unlock expected

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 2:39 pm

    The iPhone Dev Team (not the Cupertino version) plans to release the first ever software-based unlock application for the iPhone 3G on New Year's Eve.
  • The Downside of Laptop Downsizing

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 2:37 pm

    Computerworld has a nice article that points out some reasons that the new netbook craze may be a bad choice for some companies "Small Laptops Pose A Big Security Risk". This is a good warning to companies, especially those larger companies regulated by various federal and ethical rules, that smaller laptops may lose some critical security support
  • Free BlackBerry Storm Apps: Seven Essential Downloads

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 11:45 am

    Oodles of BlackBerry Storm applications are starting to pop up on the Web. And best of all: Many of them are free. Here are 7 you don't want to miss.
  • The Eight Hottest Smartphones of 2008

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 10:54 am

    Although the line between "regular" mobile phones, or feature phones, and smartphones gets blurrier every day, there are a select few uber handsets that still stand out from the pack.
  • Wireless Power Consortium to unleash electronic gadgets

    Posted December 19, 2008 - 12:10 pm

    The Wireless Power Consortium hopes to make powering portable electronic devices simpler by offering a standard way to recharge them without wires.
  • RIM tackling BlackBerry Storm shortage

    Posted December 19, 2008 - 12:08 pm

    Research In Motion (RIM) has admitted it's struggling to keep up with demand for the BlackBerry Storm touchscreen smartphone, but said supply problems should clear up in the coming weeks.
  • Wireless VPNs: Protecting the wireless wanderer

    Posted December 19, 2008 - 11:17 am

    As growing numbers of remote users communicate with their corporate networks via VPN-over-wireless, questions about selecting and configuring a VPN that is safe and secure are increasingly taking center-stage. The bottom line: It's not so much the VPN itself, but the environment in which it sits that the real vulnerability lies.
  • BlackBerry Storm leading stronger RIM results

    Posted December 19, 2008 - 10:02 am

    RIM matched its lowered forecast for third-quarter results and said revenue would rise with the BlackBerry Storm and other handsets.
  • Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Your iPod

    Posted December 19, 2008 - 3:55 am

    1. iPod Speakers -- Ever thought of flooding the room or the house with the music from your iPod? Just get an iPod speaker, a combination of design, performance, and value.
  • iPhone apps round-up: Business apps

    Posted December 18, 2008 - 5:49 pm

    The iPhone continues to try and make its bones as a business tool, and a number of recent releases to the App Store look to aid in that effort.
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