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  • 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.
  • Reports: RIM to Battle Apple With New Phone and Tablet

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 11:12 am

    Research In Motion (RIM) is expected to unveil at a press event Tuesday a new touchscreen-based BlackBerry smartphone to compete with the iPhone 4. It's also rumored to announce a tablet-like device to go head-to-head with the iPad.
  • Android outsells iPhone in Q2 blah blah blah... So what?

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 7:42 am

    Android fans are feeling pretty smug after Nielsen posted numbers showing Android had a better Q2 than the iPhone did. Here's a news flash Android fans: this war isn't over yet. Stop slapping each other on the back and get back to evangelizing your favorite platform!
  • Of course Android can be hacked, so what else is new?

    Posted August 2, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    When someone says Android, or anything else, is unhackable and that it's just been hacked, they don't know what they're talking about.
  • Wired on iPad gets another update, but magazine subs still MIA

    Posted August 2, 2010 - 8:01 am

    This weekend Condé Nast updated their Wired app again. Among the new features not present are any kind of subscription offerings. Condé Nast isn't talking about subs on the iPad, but Time, Inc. is, and the news isn't good.
  • NTT DOCOMO plans to buy PacketVideo

    Posted August 2, 2010 - 6:31 am

    NTT DOCOMO plans to acquire PacketVideo Corporation, a company that develops multimedia software for mobile phones, the Japanese mobile operator said on Monday.
  • BlackBerry service to be suspended by UAE

    Posted August 1, 2010 - 10:16 am

    Some BlackBerry services will be suspended in the United Arab Emirates from Oct. 11 because the services do not fall in line with the country's regulations, the UAE telecommunications regulator said on Sunday.
  • Hacker snoops on GSM cell phones in demo

    Posted July 31, 2010 - 6:00 pm

    Despite concerns that federal authorities might fine or arrest him, hacker Chris Paget went ahead with a live demonstration of mobile phone interception at the Defcon hacking conference Saturday.
  • Mobile health requires grasping smartphone, user connection

    Posted July 30, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    Health-care providers looking to implement a mobile strategy need to understand the strong bond people have with their smartphones, said panelists Friday at the World Congress' Summit on mHealth in Boston.
  • Strategy's Limits: A chat with Ernest von Simson

    Posted July 30, 2010 - 2:15 pm

    As co-founder of The Research Board, an exclusive, IT-focused think tank established in 1970, Ernest von Simson watched time and again as corporate leaders took their companies through change and crises over three decades. During those years, he came to believe that steadfastness is the most vital leadership characteristic for success, as he demonstrates in his new book, "The Limits of Strategy: Lessons in Leadership from the Computer Industry".
  • The Droid 2 will render the original Droid obsolete, right?

    Posted July 30, 2010 - 7:47 am

    New models of Android phones are coming at us so fast and furiously that it can be easy to forget the Motorola Droid is less than a year old. And now Droid 2 is coming. Do we really need a refresh this soon? Or is Verizon working some other angle?
  • Alcatel-Lucent's revenue drops, but operating loss shrinks

    Posted July 30, 2010 - 5:17 am

    Alcatel-Lucent's second-quarter revenue fell 2.4 percent year on year, dragged down by slow sales in fixed-line network equipment and terrestrial optical networks, but the company reduced costs, cutting its operating loss by two-thirds compared to a year earlier.
  • Qualcomm finalizes Indian partners for LTE joint venture

    Posted July 30, 2010 - 4:15 am

    Qualcomm has finalized initial shareholders for its LTE (Long Term Evolution) services venture in India, it said on Friday.
  • Review

    Review: Google Goggles

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 10:02 pm

    Google Goggles (free) is an ambitious Augmented Reality (AR) app that uses your Android smartphone camera as input, then tries to match the captured image with relevant search results. When you see something interesting, such as a restaurant or a landmark, and decide you want to know more about it, you can whip out your Android phone and snap a picture. Google Googles then goes to work to serve up information about the restaurant or landmark--often, however, with very mixed results. But when it is used properly, Goggles can be quite useful.
  • Smartphones, tablets seen boosting mobile health

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 8:45 pm

    Smartphones, tablet PCs and other wireless devices are poised to play a greater role in health care as doctors and patients embrace the mobile Internet, panelists at a mobile health technology conference in Boston said Thursday.
  • RFID Tags Arrive on Store Floor as Retailers Go After ROI

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 4:54 pm

    For the retailing industry, the adoption of radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology this decade has been one long, strange journey: Periods of irrational exuberance followed by times of great frustration and confusion; expensive pilot projects riddled with technical, standards-based and cost complexities; and a widespread belief among those retailers or CPG manufacturers that were forced into the RFID universe that it is a technology solution in search of a problem.
  • NetJets orders Aircell Wi-Fi equipment for 250 aircraft

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 4:35 pm

    NetJets is betting that its business customers want Wi-Fi access in the air and has has selected Aircell technology to outfit more than 250 of its private planes.
  • Potential Streak buyers blast Dell over delays

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 2:24 pm

    Potential buyers of Dell's new Streak smartphone are posting multiple angry notes on Dell message boards after the company disclosed this week that the device will no longer be available in the U.S. this month.
  • Bad guys could read RFID passports at 217 feet, maybe a lot more

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 1:49 pm

    LAS VEGAS -- Radio frequency ID tags embedded in U.S. passports can be read hundreds of feet away, potentially making it inexpensive and easy to pick American tourists out of crowds for illicit purposes, "spychips", a demonstration at Black Hat 2010 showed.
  • 'Unhackable' Android can be hacked

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 1:21 pm

    Once thought to be unhackable, the Android phone is anything but, according to researchers presenting at Black Hat 2010.
  • Highly useful apps for reading and writing on the iPad

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 8:01 am

    Handy tools for saving, sharing, and editing articles ... and more.

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