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  • ValidSoft tackles problem of credit-card blocking

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 10:40 am

    ValidSoft is pushing forward with software it says banks can use to avoid unnecessarily blocking credit card transactions, an occasional frustration for travelers outside of their home country.
  • Q&A: Ball State University expands WiMAX testbed

    Posted April 21, 2010 - 9:38 pm

    Ball State graduate student Ryan Lasure explains how the university is moving from being a vendor testing ground to becoming a WiMAX-connected campus.
  • Jumptap looks to give users mobile ad content control

    Posted April 21, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    With mobile advertising growing in importance to any business involved with mobile communications, one company is looking to deliver advertisements that people may actually want to receive and potentially interact with. The service from Jumptap allows people to select the content of the ads that are displayed as they surf the Web on their mobile devices.
  • Bluetooth v4.0 Enables High-Speed Wireless Devices

    Posted April 21, 2010 - 2:03 pm

    The core specifications for Bluetooth v4.0, a technology declared one of the "10 Mobile Technologies to Watch in 2010 and 2011" by Gartner based on its perceived potential to evolve and impact short-term mobile strategies and policies, have been finalized by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). The next-generation Bluetooth wireless protocol promises lower power consumption and faster transmission speeds than existing Bluetooth.
  • AT&T wireless growth still strong despite earnings drop

    Posted April 21, 2010 - 2:02 pm

    Complaints about 3G coverage aren't putting a dent in AT&T's wireless business, as the carrier added 1.86 million wireless customers in the first quarter of 2010
  • Adobe tosses in Flash towel after Apple limits iPhone dev

    Posted April 21, 2010 - 12:53 pm

    Adobe said it will no longer invest development dollars in a tool set designed to help port Flash applications to Apple's polular iPhone and iPad devices.
  • Taskly offers sleek, flexible task management for iPhone

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Taskly is a feature-rich task manager from developer Patrick Otten with a sleek interface, Push Notifications, map and location integration, and much more.
  • Ford Sync AppLink connects cars, smartphones

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    North American drivers of the upcoming 2011 Ford Fiesta will be able to use applications on their smartphones just by speaking commands and using buttons on the steering wheel, through a feature called Sync AppLink.
  • Apple's iPad 3G arrives April 30

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 2:47 pm

    Apple today said that the more expensive iPad models that connect to the Internet using AT&T's wireless network will go on sale April 30.
  • Windows Phone? No App for That

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 11:16 am

    Microsoft's lackluster performance in the mobile phone market may not seem consequential now, says Preston Gralla, but it will matter a lot in years to come.
  • Why IT Should Love the iPad

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 11:11 am

    Frank Hayes thinks the iPad will show IT the way to finally stop the non-work-related Web surfing users do on corporate networks.
  • Your BlackBerry's dirty little security secret

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 10:07 am

    There are many creative ways for people to spy on you through your BlackBerry.
  • Gizmodo paid $5K for next-gen iPhone

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 8:55 am

    Gizmodo paid $5,000 for access to Apple's next-generation iPhone, said Nick Denton, head of Gawker Media, which publishes the blog.
  • Google knows it's all about the apps

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 7:55 am

    Apple or Android? When the choice comes down to one of these two, often the determining factor is the respective app store (or the carrier, but that's a post for another day). Apple has a huge head start, but Google is doing everything it can to help Android catch up.
  • Cost of 3G license in India tops US$1.3 billion

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 7:40 am

    The cost of a national 3G license in India has topped 60 billion Indian rupees (US$1.3 billion) on the eighth day of the auction of 3G (third-generation) spectrum in the country.
  • Lenovo reveals tweaked Android, app store for Lephone

    Posted April 19, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Lenovo showed off a tweaked version of Google's Android operating system on its upcoming Lephone handset, as the company also launched an application download store for the phone and other products.
  • Verizon and HTC bringing Incredible Android phone to market

    Posted April 19, 2010 - 7:37 am

    With a launch date of April 29th we won't have long to wait to see if the impressive specs of HTC's newest Android phone translate to impressive hardware. We have a few details and a short video clip to help tide you over until launch.
  • Palm's software chief quits

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Michael Abbott, the head of Palm's software and services team, will leave the company at the end of next week, according to a regulatory filing Palm made on Friday.
  • Opera Mini tops 1M downloads to iPhone

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 4:05 pm

    More then a million copies of Opera Software's new iPhone browser were downloaded in the first 24 hours of Opera Mini's availability, a company executive said Thursday.
  • MIT researchers boost efficiency of wireless power

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    MIT researchers working on wireless power have discovered a way to make it more efficient: Charge up lots of electronic gear at the same time.
  • App builders to gather for iPad-specific developer event

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 3:13 pm

    iPadDevCamp brings together developers and designers who want to create apps for Apple tablet device
  • BlackBerry Tip: Separating BIS & BES E-Mail in OS 5.0

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry OS is renowned for e-mail management. But RIM-smartphone owners who've used both BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) mail, or Web mail like Gmail, Hotmail, etc., and BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) corporate mail, know that the BlackBerry OS didn't really provide any simple ways to create separate BIS and BES inboxes--until recently, that is.
  • Review

    Review: BlackBerry Enterprise Server, express or deluxe?

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 2:50 pm

    Extensive BlackBerry Enterprise Server will be indispensable to some, but free BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express is good enough for most
  • The End of Free Content?

    Posted April 16, 2010 - 11:51 am

    The iPad, Android, and MeeGo devices are about to change the way we look at the Internet. Unfortunately, it may be a more expensive way if consumers are not paying attention.
  • The Curious Thing About Microsoft Kin

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    Call me crazy, but something about Microsoft's Kin phone just doesn't add up.
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