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  • Google rejects German request for Wi-Fi data

    Posted May 27, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Google rebuffed a request from German data protection officials to hand over data it mistakenly collected as part of Street View imagery.
  • MeeGo 1.0 Offers Devs Stable Platform with Few Surprises

    Posted May 27, 2010 - 10:41 am

    There's still a lot of Moblin in MeeGo, so this interface isn't going to throw off developers. Now all it needs is some apps and some polishing.
  • Blocking iPhone SMS messages

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 4:31 pm

    How can one block receiving all text and messaging to the iPhone? A jailbreak may be in order.
  • Survey underscores simmering feud between FCC, wireless industry

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 4:26 pm

    The growing friction between the wireless industry and the Federal Communications Commission grew hotter with the release of a survey showing widespread concern and confusion over sudden increases in monthly wireless bills for exceeding limits on data, voice or text, and for early termination fees.
  • WWDC Preview: Apple Waging 3 Big Fights

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    Fistfights are breaking out all over the Apple arena. The iPhone can no longer ignore the hard-charging Droid. AT&T might lose a chunk of its customer base if a Verizon iPhone comes to light. Early signs show the iPad rattling the fast-cooling netbook market.
  • Devices key as WiMax supporter moves to LTE

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 11:40 am

    One of the biggest supporters of WiMax, Russian operator Yota, has announced plans to roll out LTE (Long Term Evolution) later this year, citing the expected availability of devices as the main reason for the switch.
  • FCC frees up 25MHz of wireless spectrum for broadband

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 11:38 am

    The commission clears the way for mobile broadband on the controversial 2.3GHz spectrum.
  • McAfee to acquire Trust Digital to further mobile security

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 11:04 am

    McAfee Tuesday said it's signed an agreement to acquire privately held Trust Digital as part of its strategy to expand into the mobile security arena, the enterprise sector in particular. The acquisition price for Trust Digital was not disclosed.
  • Apple repeats iPod Touch back-to-school deal

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 11:02 am

    For the third year in a row, Apple today kicked off its annual back-to-school promotion, offering rebates of up to $199 toward the purchase of an iPod Touch or another iPod when bought with a qualifying Mac.
  • BlackBerry Tips and Tricks: App Management Best Practices

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 9:17 am

    How to get the most from BlackBerry applications... without negatively affecting your smartphone's performance.
  • iMedic! Five iPhone apps for the health obsessed

    Posted May 25, 2010 - 11:38 pm

    If you are a doctor, medical student, pharmacist, patient or an iPhone-wielding hypochondriac, these 5 apps will appeal to the medical side of your brain. You could probably even find an application that could tell you exactly what part of your brain that is.
  • Microsoft's mobile shakeup: Will it unleash Windows Phone?

    Posted May 25, 2010 - 9:58 pm

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Tuesday announced some major changes in the company's entertainment and mobile device businesses. Veteran Robbie Balch, who oversaw a combined group, is retiring and won't be replaced.
  • AT&T adds Wi-Fi hot zone to relieve Times Square congestion

    Posted May 25, 2010 - 9:47 pm

    Months after admitting to excessive wireless congestion in Manhattan for its iPhone and other wireless customers, AT&T announced the launch of a pilot Wi-Fi hot zone in Times Square.
  • Microsoft Risks Becoming Mobile Market Also-Ran

    Posted May 25, 2010 - 9:46 pm

    Today's reports of a managerial shakeup at Microsoft -- specifically the departure of two key executives from the company's entertainment division that makes mobile phone software, Xbox game consoles, and Zune media players -- is a yet another strong indication of Redmond's internal turmoil. Robbie Bach is retiring as chief of Microsoft's entertainment group, and J. Allard, seen as one of the visionaries behind the successful Xbox platform, is also leaving the company.
  • Mobility as a managed IT service

    Posted May 25, 2010 - 9:32 pm

    BoxTone's next generation of mobility management software is designed to let IT groups treat mobility as an information service.
  • Zer01 slapped with $43 million judgment

    Posted May 25, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Global Verge, a multilevel marketing firm, has won a US$43 million judgment against Zer01, the company that once promised to deliver an unlimited voice and data cell phone service.
  • No MeeGo upgrade for the N900, says Nokia

    Posted May 25, 2010 - 9:41 am

    Users who have bought Nokia's flagship smartphone, the Maemo-based N900, won't be able to upgrade the device to MeeGo, Nokia said in a blog post on Tuesday.
  • Yahoo buys Indonesian mobile Internet company

    Posted May 25, 2010 - 4:10 am

    Yahoo has bought, an Indonesian mobile location-based-services Web company similar to Foursquare in the U.S.
  • Steve Jobs sure to spring WWDC surprises, says analyst

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 2:24 pm

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs will handle keynote duties at the company's annual developers conference in two weeks, Apple confirmed today. Expect some surprises, says analyst Ezra Gottheil.
  • Deeper Windows Phone 7 details continue to surface

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    More details emerge about Microsoft's revamped Windows Phone 7 OS, as hackers and programmers dig deeper, and demonstrations show increasing smoothness, integration and power.
  • Sybase promises integrated mobile platform

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 1:27 pm

    Sybase plans to rework its diverse bundle of mobile offerings into a coherent and, yes, integrated new whole.
  • Android: Froyo and Flash 10.1 in the wild

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 8:01 am

    Froyo started hitting Nexus One phones this weekend, and from there many owners wasted no time downloading the Flash 10.1 for Android beta. First hand reports are starting to roll in; consensus seems to be that the speed improvement is great, but Flash isn't always a benefit.
  • Google's I/O, Street View get news focus

    Posted May 21, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    Google ruled much of the IT news headlines this week, with a stream of announcements from its I/O event. But not all the news related to Google was pleasant -- the company's admission late last week that it had inadvertently captured data from unprotected hotspots while it snapped photos for its Street View service sparked a backlash this week that is sure to continue.
  • FTC won't oppose Google's acquisition of AdMob

    Posted May 21, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission won't block Google's US$750 million acquisition of mobile advertising vendor AdMob because the deal isn't likely to harm competition in the emerging mobile advertising market, the agency said Friday.
  • Google rolls out Android OS upgrade

    Posted May 21, 2010 - 1:37 pm

    Android 2.2 boasts Flash capabilities, a speed boost, and enterprise enhancements like Microsoft Exchange integration

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