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  • Frash brings Flash to jailbroken iPhones

    Posted August 9, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    Those harrowing sounds you hear are the anguished cries of despair coming from Steve Jobs's office in Cupertino, California, following reports that some intrepid iOS hacker has figured out a way to get Adobe Flash working on the iPhone--sort of.
  • 11 Mobile Web Annoyances (And How to Fix Them)

    Posted August 9, 2010 - 2:25 pm

    If the future of the Internet is mobile, it'll be riddled with just as many nags and nuisances as the Internet of desktop computers. Websites now clamor to create mobile versions of themselves, forcing bite-sized samples upon smartphone users who want nothing more than the whole Internet in their pockets. The very idea of mobile Web browsing on small touchscreens is so new that we're far from seeing perfection; even the desktop Internet is loaded with annoyances, and it's been around for decades. Until we live in a perfect world, here are 11 mobile Web annoyances, and how to work around, cope with, ignore, or fix them.
  • Two new sources fuel the Verizon iPhone rumor mill

    Posted August 9, 2010 - 7:43 am

    The "iPhone moving to Verizon" rumor has gotten new life this weekend, from two sources looking at the story from two very different directions. Could it actually be true this time?
  • Intel bends to U.S., Google Wave washes up

    Posted August 6, 2010 - 3:45 pm

    It's the end of an era: Intel can no longer offer computer makers perks for using its processors, according to an antitrust settlement that the chip maker reached with the U.S. government. Meanwhile, BlackBerry users in some countries may find their e-mail service terminated if governments are denied access to the network's secure data. Finally, employee paychecks may no longer be safe as hackers look for new revenue sources.
  • Review

    Android's Dumbest Apps

    Posted August 6, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Sales of Android phones are soaring and are paced by the growth in the number of apps--more than 60,000--that are available in Android Market.
  • Stupid mobile tricks: 7 stories of smartphone horror

    Posted August 6, 2010 - 1:47 pm

    If the word "smartphone" has ever struck you as ironic, you aren't alone. Thank your lucky stars these horrors didn't happen to you
  • Survey: WiMax operators plan to go mobile, want more devices

    Posted August 6, 2010 - 8:45 am

    A majority of WiMax operators plan to offer mobile services by 2012, but a lack of smartphones that support the wireless technology will make it a challenge, according to a survey by Infonetics Research.
  • LTE tests signal Clearwire is serious

    Posted August 5, 2010 - 3:45 pm

    WiMax carrier Clearwire is likely to adopt LTE (Long-Term Evolution), and its decision will probably be known within a year, analysts said following the company's announcement on Wednesday that it will test the network technology.
  • Germans sound iPhone attack alarm as Apple claims fix ready

    Posted August 5, 2010 - 1:56 pm

    Amid a warning by German authorities of possible malicious use of a critical iPhone exploit, Apple said it has a fix ready and will deliver it in the next smartphone update.
  • Clearwire hopes to attract Apple users with new hotspot

    Posted August 5, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Clearwire has expanded its portfolio of personal hotspots to include the iSpot, which has been designed to attract Apple users, the operator said on Wednesday.
  • Elcomsoft releases iPhone 4 password cracker

    Posted August 5, 2010 - 9:46 am

    Russian password-cracking company Elcomsoft has released new software that can in some instances figure out the password used to encrypt backed-up iPhone data.
  • 10 free Android apps for staying in the know

    Posted August 5, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Owning an Android smartphone means never having to say 'I don't know.'
  • Indonesia presses RIM over its BlackBerry service

    Posted August 5, 2010 - 5:15 am

    Indonesia is continuing to press Research In Motion (RIM) to allow monitoring of BlackBerry data for security reasons, a request made last year but renewed as the Canadian company feels similar pressure from other countries.
  • China Unicom to sell iPhones with local Wi-Fi support

    Posted August 5, 2010 - 4:15 am

    China Unicom plans to start selling iPhones with Wi-Fi capabilities sometime soon in August
  • Clearwire to trial LTE network

    Posted August 4, 2010 - 5:00 pm

    Clearwire plans to conduct trials of LTE (Long-Term Evolution) network infrastructure, the company announced Wednesday.
  • Mobile spending to pass wired broadband by 2015

    Posted August 4, 2010 - 12:47 pm

    By 2015, the U.S. will spend more money annually on mobile than on all fixed-line communications, not counting enterprise services, Pyramid Research said Tuesday.
  • FIOS TV coming to a Motorola tablet this fall?

    Posted August 4, 2010 - 7:55 am

    One of these days we'll stop talking about Android tablets that are coming soon, and start talking about tablets that have arrived.
  • Saudi Arabia to ban BlackBerry service on Friday

    Posted August 4, 2010 - 5:15 am

    Saudi Arabia has ordered the suspension of Research in Motion's BlackBerry service as of Friday, as it does not meet current regulations, according to the country's telecommunications regulator.
  • IBM and IIT Bombay to research mobile phone interfaces

    Posted August 4, 2010 - 3:45 am

    IBM said on Wednesday that it has included the Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) to participate in its ongoing research into mobile phone interfaces.
  • iPhone apps that could save your life

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    Move over games and make room for medicine. A growing number of developers are tapping into a treasure trove of U.S. government healthcare data and coming up with innovative iPhone apps that help consumers make better medical decisions.
  • Not just a passing fad: Improved productivity looks good on your business

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    Technology, like fashion, evolves constantly, but one thing that is always in fashion is saving money.
  • Coping with Wi-Fi's biggest problem: interference

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 2:01 pm

    Over the last 10 years 802.11 technology has made remarkable strides -- getting faster, stronger and more scalable. But one problem still haunts Wi-Fi: reliability.
  • 7 Steps to Stronger Enterprise iPhone Security

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 1:55 pm

    Which pieces of iPhone security advice should CIOs take to heart, and which should they ignore? Here are seven practices to insist on and three to ignore, according to Forrester Research.
  • BlackBerry Torch 9800 Slider Gets Official on AT&T

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) and U.S. wireless carrier AT&T on Tuesday officially announced the new 3G BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone as expected at a media event in New York City.
  • Cortado's Corporate Server becomes Android-friendly

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 12:01 pm

    German software vendor Cortado has added Android-based smartphones to the list of devices using version 5.0 of its Corporate Server platform that can access network printers and documents stored in corporate networks, the company said on Tuesday.
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