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  • Simple steps for smartphone security

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 8:19 am

    Apple, BlackBerry, Windows mobile, and Android all have been under siege and the risk will continue to grow as these phones get smarter and more powerful.
  • Motorola deal may end mobile-gear consolidation

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    Nokia Siemens Networks' acquisition of most of Motorola's cellular networks business may be the last move in a long game of consolidation in the industry, which has been hammered by price pressures.
  • iPhone 4 antenna problem spooks Apple customers, says IDC

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 4:56 pm

    The iPhone 4's antenna and reception problems have given pause to two out of three current iPhone owners, who said they would postpone upgrading to the new model, said research firm IDC.
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    Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview: Hot and Not

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 4:34 pm

    Microsoft is so desperate to prove Windows Phone 7's worth in the fiercely competitive smartphone market the company's already giving technical previews to the press, months before the platform's holiday launch.
  • PHP development comes to Google Android

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 2:13 pm

    Spanish open source venture provides tools and documentation for PHP developers who want to create Android apps
  • Give Your Phone the Power of a Desktop PC

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 12:28 pm

    Mobile computing has long been dominated by laptop computers, but powerful new smartphones such as the Apple iPhone 4 and the various Android phones--including the new Motorola Droid X--are rapidly becoming the portable computing devices of choice.
  • Windows Phone 7 'preview' winning generally good reviews

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    The newest release of the Windows Phone 7 software, now on prototype handsets, is getting good reviews.
  • Inside Apple's once-secret wireless lab

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 11:05 am

    After Friday morning's Apple press conference about the iPhone 4 and its antenna issues, Apple executives took a small group of journalists (11 all told, including myself) on a tour of the company's wireless-testing facilities. We were, the executives said, the first outsiders allowed into the area, a spot off-limits to most Apple employees. Even our escorts from Apple's PR department said they hadn't been in there before.
  • Symbian, Nitobi join on mobile phone app dev

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 10:59 am

    The technology integration should make it easier to build Symbian apps via Nitobi PhoneGap framework
  • Nokia Siemens buys Motorola wireless network unit for $1.2B

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 8:15 am

    Motorola has found a buyer for its wireless network equipment unit: Nokia Siemens Networks will pay US$1.2 billion for most of that business, the companies announced Monday.
  • Wi-Fi puts windblown California islands on the Web

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 8:00 am

    The hardy team of biologists stationed on the Farallon Islands, a minuscule set of outcroppings in the Pacific just west of San Francisco, suffers a lot of inconveniences.
  • Google now selling its last shipment of Nexus Ones

    Posted July 16, 2010 - 6:45 pm

    Google, which broke mobile industry practice last year by offering the Nexus One smartphone for sale exclusively on its website, has received its last shipment of the device for online sale.
  • Wi-Fi available on 1 in 3 U.S. planes

    Posted July 16, 2010 - 4:36 pm

    Wi-Fi service is offered on more than one-third of the nation's passenger planes, so it's no longer rare to see travelers connecting to the Internet in midflight.
  • Verizon's Droid X: 12 Apps to Get You Started

    Posted July 16, 2010 - 9:56 am

    Ladies and gentlemen, the newest Droid has officially landed.
  • Microsoft set to co-fund Windows Phone 7 software development

    Posted July 16, 2010 - 9:53 am

    Company is willing provide developers with support, including possible co-funding, a tactic the company says isn't new
  • Where are all the Android tablets?

    Posted July 16, 2010 - 7:52 am

    2010 was supposed to be the year of the tablet but so far the only significant launch has been the iPad. What happened to all those Android tablets we were promised?
  • BlackBerry Status Quo Makes Sense for Business

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 4:56 pm

    Research In Motion (RIM)--maker of the semi-ubiquitous BlackBerry smartphone--revealed a slick, iPhone-esque preview of the upcoming BlackBerry 6 (BB6) platform yesterday. While RIM owes it to its loyal customers to keep up with the competition in terms of innovative features, the reality is that BlackBerry is so entrenched in the enterprise that switching platforms would not be a good business decision in most cases.
  • Customers line up early to buy the Droid X

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    Droid X, which may be the toughest smartphone yet to effectively challenge the iPhone, went on sale at 12:01 a.m. today, starting with customers lined up outside a Columbia, Md., Verizon Wireless store.
  • Apple releases iOS 4.1 beta to developers

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 9:20 am

    An update to Apple's iOS mobile operating system has been released as a beta to registered developers, according to a tweet by Apple evangelist Michael Jurewitz.
  • Eight Signs You're an Apple Addict

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 8:00 am

    You might be an Apple addict if...
  • Microsoft exec mocks iPhone 4, dubs it Apple's Vista

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    Kevin Turner, Microsoft's chief operating officer, today compared Apple's iPhone 4 to his own company's problem-plagued Vista operating system.
  • Business intelligence goes mobile

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    Even before his company had finished developing its first mobile business intelligence application, Manoj Prasad was deep into planning the next one.
  • Sprint puts off WiMax data cap

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    Sprint Nextel saw subscriber behavior change after it introduced a 5GB monthly cap on its 3G data plans, and that's part of the reason the carrier is wary about capping data consumption on its 4G WiMax service, a company executive said Tuesday at the MobileBeat conference in San Francisco.
  • Mobile BI can be quick and easy

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 3:44 pm

    Mobile BI sounds complicated, but it doesn't have to be. Here's the story of a nonprofit organization that went mobile with very little labor.
  • Wireless helps dairy with milk, ice cream deliveries

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 12:31 pm

    A California dairy has begun a rollout of more than 200 of Motorola's MC 9500 rugged handhelds to delivery drivers.
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