Mobile & Wireless

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  • Why WiMax should be on the CIO's radar

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 3:01 pm

    High speeds, freedom from carriers' app limitations will be chief advantages -- when broad WiMax coverage finally arrives
  • Aliens, Talking Pets and Propane: Airborne Mobile Brings More Fox Content to Mobile

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 11:36 am

    The outrageously amusing animated FOX programs just got more accessible (and even more addictive).
  • Nearly 30 million Bluetooth low energy chipsets to ship in 2010

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 9:48 am

    Later this year, the first specification for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) will be published and products will follow shortly afterwards. The technology is set for stellar adoption.
  • 'I Agree' to you spamming me

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 8:00 am

    Text message spam is particularly annoying to people who have phone plans like mine, where you have to pay for incoming messages. When spam comes through my email, at least I can delete it and don't have to shoulder any additional burden; when it comes in the form of a text message to my cell phone, I have to pay for the inconvenience.
  • Sprint provides wireless links for smart Ford trucks, vans

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 5:06 pm

    Sprint Nextel is providing wireless connections to Ford trucks and vans that are equipped with in-dashboard PCs. The specialized 2009 Ford F-Series trucks and E-Series vans are now being shipped to dealerships, according to Sprint.
  • All five smartphones survive PWN2OWN hacker contest

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 4:34 pm

    None of the five smartphones slated for attack at last week's PWN2OWN hacking contest were compromised, a sign that security researchers have yet to adapt to the limitations of mobile, said the company that put up the prize money.
  • Free Mobile Services for Staying Productive on the Road

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 4:12 pm

    With these eight downloads and services, you can enhance your on-the-go life with simple and free syncing tools, a service that turns your phone into a scanner, a clutch of highly practical portable apps loaded onto a USB thumbdrive, and a service that will mass-text to large groups easily from a phone or PC.
  • Total RFID revenue to exceed $5.6 billion in 2009

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 11:03 am

    Total revenue earned from RFID transponders, readers, software and services will amount to more than $5.6 billion in 2009, according to the latest market data from ABI Research.

  • China Unicom Web site posts iPhone 3G and G1 specs

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 9:42 am

    A regional China Unicom Web site posted pictures of the iPhone 3G and the Google Android-powered G1 amid rumors China Unicom will offer the iPhone 3G.
  • Michael Dell hints at smartphones, mobile Internet devices

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 9:26 am

    Computer maker says it wouldn't be unreasonable to expect a smartphone or similar device from the company.
  • Instapaper tutorial

    Posted March 20, 2009 - 2:47 pm

    Here's another convert to Instapaper, which is a fast, easy, and free tool to save web pages for reading later. The poster provides a good step-by-step on how Instapaper works.

  • Apple, AT&T sued for slow 3G speeds

    Posted March 20, 2009 - 11:07 am

    Apple and AT&T are being sued again for over-promising and under-delivering on their claims of fast Internet access of the iPhone 3G.
  • iPhone tethering could prove a boon to IT managers

    Posted March 19, 2009 - 9:02 pm

    Of some 100 new features added to Apple Inc.'s iPhone 3.0 software this week, Jorge Mata, CIO for the Los Angeles Community College District, said that one of those alone -- the ability to tether Windows laptops to the iPhone -- could provide a quick boost to his operation.
  • Palm sales plummet as Pre waits in the wings

    Posted March 19, 2009 - 8:55 pm

    Palm's revenue plunged in its most recent quarter as the struggling company, preparing for the release of its next-generation device, sold 42 percent fewer smartphones than in the same period last year.
  • AT&T says no-contract iPhones coming next week

    Posted March 19, 2009 - 8:53 pm

    As promised, AT&T will begin selling iPhones without requiring a two-year contract, but the devices will be so expensive that few people are likely to want to buy them.
  • Certicom shareholders OK RIM buyout

    Posted March 19, 2009 - 4:56 pm

    RIM finally is set to buy Certicom for about C$132 million (US$105 million) after the BlackBerry maker doubled its original bid to beat out an offer from VeriSign.
  • Review

    First Look: The New Mobile Firefox Browser

    Posted March 19, 2009 - 3:00 pm

    Mozilla Wednesday put out its first beta release of Fennec, the mobile version of its Firefox browser. I took a quick look at Firefox's little sibling, and I have to say Fennec is a very impressive and easy to use browser that maximizes your small screen space.
  • Cell phone users likely to hang up on high cell phone costs, according to new research

    Posted March 19, 2009 - 2:48 pm

    Shift in sonsumer attitudes and habits are already underway with contract-based cell phones and cell phone "extras" set to take biggest hits, prepaid cell phones are poised to gain ground.
  • Comcast WiMax coming to Portland midyear

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 5:07 pm

    Comcast will begin reselling Clearwire's WiMax service in Portland, Oregon, in the middle of this year.
  • What iPhone 3.0 means to you

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 5:00 pm

    iPhone 3.0 has too much to offer to cover in just one FAQ; this story will play out for months, just like last year's iPhone 2.0. But we wanted answers to a few questions right away. So here goes:
  • Mobile Firefox aka Fennec hits beta

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 4:53 pm

    Mozilla posts the first beta release of Fennec, its mobile version of the Firefox Web browser.
  • How to Recreate 13 iPhone 3.0 Features Right Now!

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 2:16 pm

    Regardless of your beliefs about the success or failure of the 3.0 firmware, you don't have to wait until this summer to try out all the new features. That's because a number -- if not a majority -- of these added benefits are already available via third-party and Apple Store applications. Don't believe us? Jailbreak your iPhone and check out our list.
  • Workday SaaS apps to gain iPhone client

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 11:21 am

    Workday is releasing an iPhone application for its HR and financials SaaS software.
  • Jailbreakers Get Busy on iPhone OS 3.0

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 11:18 am

    The iPhone Dev-Team (not the Cupertino version) hasn't wasted anytime in declaring the iPhone 3.0 operating system "jailbreakable."
  • Hidden iPhone 3.0 Features Will Push Business Forward

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 11:14 am

    Apple's iPhone 3.0 software overview positions the consumer device even further into the business world. Part of the push comes from the 1,000 new APIs developers will be able to access. The other part comes directly from Apple, in new features tied into its apps and OS.
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