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  • BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 Gets New VoWi-Fi Features

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 1:21 pm

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion's (RIM) today announced the latest version of the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS) at its ninth annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES) in Orlando. MVS 5 adds new voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) functionality and support for additional corporate PBX systems.
  • America's Pastime: baseball, hot dogs, and iPhone apps

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Going to the ballpark this weekend? Bring your iPhone. These applications will make you love the game even more.
  • Mobile phone tapping allegation disrupts Indian Parliament

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 8:40 am

    A session of India's Parliament was adjourned on Monday morning after the opposition protested against the government, citing a magazine report that the mobile phones of some of the country's top politicians were tapped by an Indian security agency.
  • Israel gives approval for iPad imports

    Posted April 25, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Israel lifted a ban on imports of Apple's iPad on Sunday, saying the device conforms with local wireless standards, the government said.
  • International Tech Travel: Stay Charged, Connected on the Go

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Good news for tech-toting travelers: The world is better prepared than ever to help you get online and keep your laptop, cell phone, and other devices fully charged. Bad news: It is still very far from having universal standards in place. Still, with a little research and a few gadgets, you can keep your costs and headaches to a minimum.
  • Purdue University plans for post-PC era

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    Purdue University is looking to save $15 million in IT costs over the next three years. So it's considering a virtualized desktop infrastructure.
  • Opera enables testing of mobile sites on desktop

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:02 pm

    Opera Mobile 10 for Windows, Mac, and Linux emulates Opera so developers can run mobile code on PCs
  • Two Bricked HTC Touch Pros

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 8:16 pm

    The touch screens go. I get a press release announcing yet another HTC phone. I ask: why, when I have two that are bricked? The answer is within.
  • Google throws its weight behind voice

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    Google is taking advantage of its cloud infrastructure and the huge volume of typed search queries to refine its Voice Search function, part of a massive research effort in voice that spans both mobile devices and the Web.
  • Hot spot dangers

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 4:36 pm

    Security experts say that employees are increasingly exposing personal and professional information unknowingly as they log in at Wi-Fi hot spots. Although these breaches haven't yet made big headlines, given corporate America's increasing reliance on smartphones, laptops and other portable devices, it's only a matter of time, experts say.
  • Review

    Plantronics Explorer 395 - a Bluetooth headset for everyday use

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    The Plantronics Explorer 395 offers a comfortable, low-cost Bluetooth headset for casual users whose ears aren't glued to their mobile phones.
  • 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.
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