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  • Microsoft: No native code for Windows Phone 7

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    Microsoft officials Monday confirmed at the company's MIX 10 developers event in Las Vegas that native applications will not be allowed on Windows Phone 7 devices. Only applications running in the Silverlight runtime environment or games in the XNA Game Studio runtime will be allowed.
  • Silverlight: Windows Phone 7 Secret Weapon

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 8:42 pm

    Microsoft is using the MIX'10 Web developer conference in Las Vegas this week as a platform for unveiling new details about the upcoming Windows Phone 7 series. One detail, which could drive support for Windows Phone 7 apps, is the reliance on Silverlight as a development platform.
  • FCC wants 120MHz of spectrum from TV stations

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will seek to take back 120MHz of spectrum from U.S. television stations in the next five years and reallocate it to wireless broadband providers in a voluntary program that would allow the stations to share or keep spectrum auction revenues, under a national broadband plan that will be officially released Tuesday.
  • iPad orders fall after Friday's rush, claims blogger

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 4:32 pm

    Orders for Apple's iPad fell off sharply over the weekend after a big opening day Friday, an investment blogger claimed today.
  • Microsoft touts Windows Phone 7 Series and Silverlight 4

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    The company showed off tools and demos during a presentation at the Mix10 conference
  • FCC's broadband plan: $15.5 billion for deployment

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    The FCC would spend $15.5 billion on broadband deployment in a national broadband plan unveiled Monday.
  • AT&T, Sprint launch cheaper, stylish phones

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    AT&T and Sprint Nextel launched new phones with a focus on style, quick connections and lower costs.
  • Does the iPhone OS Need Multitasking?

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    As we approach the one-year anniversary of the launch of the iPhone 3GS, rumors are beginning to circulate about what we can expect from an iPhone 4G. One of the most-wanted, and most-speculated features for the next-generation iPhone OS is the ability to truly multitask between apps.
  • Google Local Product Search: Great Idea, Needs Tweaks

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 1:06 pm

    As with many new Google services, the ability to search for products at local stores is a little slow out of the gate, but the potential is there.
  • Microsoft's four big Windows Phone 7 priorities at MIX10

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 1:04 pm

    Microsoft will unpack the technical details of Windows Phone 7 at next week's annual MIX development conference. Here are the company's priorities for the its retooled mobile platform.
  • Twitter wants to know where you are

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    Twitter on has turned on its new geolocation feature that allows you to tell the Twitterverse where you are when you tweet.
  • Apple practices 'legal alchemy' to mask IP theft, claims Nokia

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    Nokia last week asked a federal judge to toss out Apple's antitrust claims, saying the iPhone maker indulged in "legal alchemy" when it tried to divert attention from its "free-riding" of Nokia's intellectual property.
  • Prepaid wireless market hot in U.S. during recession

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 11:40 am

    The hottest market in wireless communications in the U.S. is for customers who pre-pay for their service, with that group accounting for 65% of all net new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2009, research firm IDC said.
  • 10 iPhone wellness apps for the comically lazy

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 11:22 am

    iPhone apps that purport to help you stop hair loss, increase your sex drive and even perform your own surgeries!
  • Getting the most from 802.11n

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 11:22 am

    You're ready to go with just buying a new 802.11n AP right? Not so fast tiger. While it's true that 802.11n can leave 802.11g at the starting line and even leave some older Ethernet routers eating its dust, it's still all too possible to set it up so that you can't get all the speed out of 802.11n you paid for. Here's how 802.11n works, and considerations before you buy.
  • BlackBerry Security: Five Tips to Keep Your Smartphone Safe

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 9:02 am

    Whether you're a corporate BlackBerry user on a BES or a BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) customer, you can manage a number of quick and easy security safeguards on your own...and you'd be wise to do so if you'd prefer that personal and/or sensitive data on your device remains "for your eyes only."
  • Ruckus attacks enterprise Wi-Fi with pricing

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Ruckus Wireless aims to lower the cost of entry to enterprise IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi gear with a stepped-down line of access points it is introducing on Monday.
  • FCC's national broadband plan: What's in it?

    Posted March 12, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to release a national broadband plan next week that will lay out an ambitious set of goals for broadband deployment and adoption.
  • A year later, Zer01's Web site disappears

    Posted March 12, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    It was just about a year ago that Zer01 Mobile made its grand entrance at the annual CTIA wireless convention.
  • Smartphones spread slowly in China, despite 3G and iPhone

    Posted March 12, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    China now has the iPhone and more big-name smartphones are due in the country, but few buyers overall are choosing smartphones despite promotion by China's mobile carriers.
  • iPad pre-orders start at 5:30am PT. Got your credit card ready?

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 10:43 pm

    No more waffling! The time has come to decide if you're going to be on the cutting (bleeding?) edge of iPad ownership. So who is ready to pre-order?
  • Why the National Broadband Plan Should Include Public Wi-Fi

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 6:16 pm

    As the FCC prepares to release its National Broadband Plan next week, I hope it will address expanding Wi-Fi as part of improving mobile data access. It appears no amount of repurposed radio spectrum is likely to meet the expanding wireless data demand for very long.
  • RIM's future strong despite outages and outraged users

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 6:15 pm

    A data service outage affecting some BlackBerry users nationally this week seems to have left them angry but not deeply concerned about the future of BlackBerry's parent, Research in Motion Ltd.
  • Android Dominates, Windows Mobile Plummets, iPhone Stagnant

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 5:39 pm

    The results are in from comScore for the most recent quarter for smartphone usage in the United States. With smartphone use up 18 percent over the previous quarter, topping 42 million users, Google's Android mobile operating system stands out as the dominant winner for this quarter.
  • Apple's iPad pre-sale begins Friday

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 5:14 pm

    Beginning on Friday, iPad buyers will finally be able to order the tablet-styled device -- or reserve one at an Apple store. Here's what you need to know before buying.
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