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  • 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.
  • Can Sprint afford a WiMAX flop?

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 12:15 pm

    For a carrier that is just starting to recover from massive losses to both its subscriber base and its profitability, the thought of failing to capture the early 4G market is none too pleasant.
  • 10 Must-Have Android Apps for Business

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Whether you're running the next great business pitch from your phone or you just need to jot down ideas and edit documents on the go, we have you covered.
  • Workers strike again at Nokia's India factory

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 4:00 am

    Workers at Nokia's Chennai factory in south India went on strike on Tuesday, demanding higher wages.
  • Developers tepid on Windows Phone 7 mobile app beta kit

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 9:59 pm

    Microsoft suffers from being a latecomer in the smartphone space as developers are not sold on the Windows Phone 7 platform
  • Mobile Facebook users hit 150 million

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    Facebook has about 150 million mobile users, up from just 100 million in April, and is counting on cell phones as the key platform for the future, according to the social-networking giant's head of mobile products, Eric Tseng.
  • IT investment proves a help to struggling Station Casinos

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Officials at Station Casinos say recent multimillion-dollar IT investments are easing its struggle to reorganize and emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • Apple policy would kick AdMob off iAds, Hamoui says

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    Google's AdMob business could not deliver advertising through iAd if Apple began enforcing a policy that restricts the involvement of companies that have their own mobile operating systems, said Omar Hamoui, vice president of mobile ads at Google.
  • Consumer Reports Weighs in on the iPhone 4 Antenna issue

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 8:00 am

    So now we have Consumer Reports adding to the overall data on the iPhone 4 "Antenna Grip Bug" dustup. That's good and bad, and gives me an excuse to riff on some things a bit.
  • Open mobile still on the way, AT&T's Donovan said

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    The ideal mobile ecosystem is still one that's partly closed, such as the iPhone App Store, but the trend is toward greater openness, AT&T Chief Technology Officer John Donovan said Monday.
  • Nokia boosts Java development for Symbian 3 phones

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 3:18 pm

    Developers gain open source runtime under terms of Symbian Foundation's Eclipse Public License

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