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  • How to copy music from iPod to iTunes

    Posted January 11, 2009 - 9:12 pm

    Sometimes, you lost your iTunes library, or your computer crashed and you have to format your computer, but the songs and movies are still on your iPod, you may want to copy them from iPod back to computer. And this part will help you.
  • Atheros turns cell phone into access point

    Posted January 11, 2009 - 7:47 pm

    Chip maker Atheros is working on a technology that will be able to turn a mobile phone into an access point.
  • Moving DTV deadline a bad idea, says FCC's Martin

    Posted January 11, 2009 - 7:39 pm

    Moving the February 17 deadline for the switchover to digital TV would create confusion, FCC chairman Kevin Martin said at CES on Saturday.
  • Video

    VoIP Now Voice Over Internet Plumbing

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 2:51 pm

    I've never liked the acronym VoIP because it sounds so stupid out loud (vo-eep). But alas, the world yet again ignored my suggestions. Now I will try to recast the acronym to at least mean something much closer to the perception of many in the VoIP business: VoIP is now just phones over different plumbing, and no longer a Big Deal.
  • Palm announces webOS and Pre phone

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 9:24 pm

    Palm is hoping to get back on track with its new Pre touch phone, which comes equipped with equally new operating system webOS, both announced on Thursday.
  • Dual-mode smartphones help boost Wi-Fi shipments

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 9:16 pm

    Wi-Fi chip shipments rose 26 percent in 2008 on the strength of consumer electronics and new kinds of laptops.
  • Vendors see good times for wireless despite downturn

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 6:01 pm

    Despite the downturn, the future is bright for wireless, even in the immediate future as the recession lingers, according to a sampling of vendors and operators at the International CES trade show.
  • Nokia ends production of its only WiMax device

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 5:46 pm

    After selling them for just a few months, Nokia has decided to stop making its N810 WiMax Edition handheld computer.
  • T-Mobile Shadow Revamped as a Smartphone

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 5:26 pm

    The T-Mobile Shadow is getting a smart phone makeover for 2009. The new Shadow will run Windows Mobile 6.1, be HotSpot-enabled for use with T-Mobile Unlimited HotSpot Calling service, and have access to Wi-Fi networks.
  • After years of delays, China finally issues 3G licenses

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 10:56 pm

    China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) finally granted 3G licenses to the country's mobile operators on Wednesday, bringing to a close years of waiting and delay.
  • Clearwire woes hit big backers

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 10:41 pm

    Financial charges taken by both Intel and Time Warner Cable on Wednesday put the spotlight on the tough prospects for Clearwire, the company that aims to build a national mobile broadband network using WiMax technology.
  • D-Link hails 802.11n, announces three products

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 3:03 pm

    D-Link is seeing increased interest in the 802.11n wireless standard and is releasing products to meet this demand.
  • Skype 2.8 beta for Mac released

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 2:38 pm

    Just in time for Macworld, those ridiculously talented Estonian engineers have come out with the latest version of everyone's favorite Internet phone and video calling software the Skype 2.8 beta.
  • Best Buy offers refurbished iPhones

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 3:25 pm

    Looking for a good deal on an iPhone? You could try eBay but a safer bet might be Best Buy in the U.S., which announced on Tuesday that it has started selling refurbished iPhone 3Gs at a slightly discounted price.
  • Clearwire set to launch its first WiMax city

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 10:22 am

    Clearwire will formally launch its first commercial WiMax network on Tuesday in Portland, Oregon.
  • Force 10, Turin Networks merging

    Posted January 5, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Data center switching vendor Force 10 Networks this week says it is merging with Turin Networks, a provider of wireless backhaul, Carrier Ethernet and converged access systems for service providers.
  • New Palm Handset and OS Coming on Thursday?

    Posted January 5, 2009 - 12:11 pm

    Palm is set to preview this week its latest incarnation of mobile operating system - Nova - in a bid to re-ignite the company as a smartphone leader.
  • Best App Ever Awards for best iPhone apps of 2008

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 2:31 pm

    With the end of the year comes the inevitable awards ceremonies. And this being the first year of officially-distributed iPhone applications, we’ve naturally got the 2008 Best App Ever Awards. Well, best app ever until 2009, we suppose.
  • The year's Top 10 Mac stories

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 2:13 pm

    Stories are ranked 10 to one in ascending order of importance, based on a number of factors including the overall impact on the Mac market and Mac users as well as the potential to influence events deep into the coming year. The 10 entries were selected by a panel of me, following a lengthy debate between me and the voices in my head. This is one man’s opinion, in other words—if you think that I overlooked, overemphasized, or overrated a Mac-related happening, feel free to let me know about it in the comments.
  • Next from Apple: A large-screen iPod Touch?

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 2:00 pm

    The latest iPod Touch is a nifty little gizmo that does a lot more than play tunes, but I've always found its 3.5-inch screen too tiny for watching movies or serious Web browsing.
  • Laptop ergonomics for mobile professionals

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 12:23 pm

    The New Year is a great time to get yourself organized and make virtuous resolutions. It's also as good as any to face an unpleasant fact: Your notebook is not your friend. Yes, it helps you be productive. But here's what happens when you're using a laptop on the road: You tilt your neck down to look at the screen. Meanwhile, you bend your wrists in order to type on the keyboard. And you do this for hours--in hotel rooms, airplanes, conference rooms, and other places not exactly known for proper ergonomic set-ups.
  • Do-it-yourself free Xbox 360 wireless

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 12:14 pm

    The words "free" and "Xbox 360" are like J.D. Salinger and a gaggle of paparazzi -- never seen together.

  • Review

    Powerline networking - a buyer's guide

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 12:08 pm

    While not as well known or widely used as Wi-Fi or Ethernet, powerline networking—using your existing home electrical wiring to transmit data, turning every outlet in your house into a potential network connection—can be a lifesaver when Wi-Fi won’t reach or when you can’t (or won’t) run Ethernet cabling.
  • New Androids march into view

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 11:35 am

    New vendors are lining up to deliver an Android phone in 2009, while Google is planning an update to the software
  • India postpones auction of 3G spectrum

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 5:28 pm

    India has postponed to Jan. 30, 2009, the auction of 3G spectrum to give potential bidders more time to study bid documents and rules for the auction, a government agency said Tuesday.
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