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  • Inside the iPhone 3G S's pricing

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 9:39 am

    The news that Apple would be selling its fancy new iPhone 3G S for the same prices as the iPhone 3G was greeted by applause at Monday morning's WWDC keynote. But, as interested customers soon discovered, those prices aren't necessarily the same for all customers.
  • WWDC Keynote: Hit or Miss?

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 8:12 am

    Did Apple nail it with their Keynote yesterday, or was something missing? I offer my thoughts, and ask for yours.
  • iPhone 3GS offers speed boost, video capture

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 8:19 pm

    Apple on Monday unveiled a new version of the iPhone. Dubbed the iPhone 3GS, the latest version of Apple's popular smartphone promises to launch applications and run software faster than the previous model.
  • Netbook Vendor Shakeup Coming?

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 6:57 pm

    We cheered netbooks when they appeared two years ago, and many vendors jumped into that market. But is Two Years On, Netbooks on Verge of a Big Shake-Up really true? I'm afraid it may be, and we can only blame the vendors themselves for poorly managing their newly created market segment.

  • Sprint offering $40 monthly mobile business data plan

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 4:55 pm

    Sprint is offering business users a wireless data program that gives them 500MB of monthly data for $39.99 a month.
  • Meru revamps WLAN management software

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 4:32 pm

    Meru Networks has released a radically revised wireless LAN management application that for the first time runs on a dedicated appliance to collect only periodic summaries of access point statistics and look for problems.
  • University picks 3Com switches over Cisco

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 3:38 pm

    Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., has embarked on a total network upgrade covering three campuses, using H3C core and edge switches from 3Com Corp., to replace and expand upon existing Cisco Systems Inc. gear.
  • WWDC: New MacBooks, Snow Leopard, iPhone 3GS, oh my!

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 3:07 pm

    Did you need reminding that Apple makes computers, too? Speedy new MacBooks, a new OS X coming in a few months that will make them even speedier -- and, oh yeah, a newer, speedier iPhone.
  • Palm Pre Ripped Open, Costs $170

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 1:39 pm

    Most people who hunted down a Palm Pre on Saturday want to actually use the thing, but Rapid Repair and iFixit immediately took the new smartphone apart to find out what's inside.
  • Successfully Navigating the Mobility Ecosystem

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 10:58 am

    Mobile devices are helping to liberate the workforce. They are freeing employees to easily access email and make use of business applications while tapping critical information regardless of where their work takes them. At the same time, growing reliance on those devices is creating serious headaches for CIOs.
  • Racing Toward an iPhone App

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 10:36 am

    For Travis Warren, playtime on the iPhone is over. His company, WhippleHill, which serves private schools across the country, spent the last six months working on an iPhone app that hooks into its Web-based services. WhippleHill plans to roll out the new iPhone app to some 350 schools next month.
  • Intel invests $43 million in Japanese WiMax carrier

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 9:11 am

    Intel's venture capital arm is investing $43 million in a Tokyo-based WiMax operator that plans to launch the world's fastest WiMax service in July.
  • What will we see at WWDC?

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 7:53 am

    With only hours to go, we do a quick recap of rumors leading up to the Apple event. What do you think Apple will announce? More interestingly, what would you like them to announce?
  • Touchatag's aim: RFID apps development made easier

    Posted June 7, 2009 - 7:03 pm

    A homeowner had a vexing problem. While the family cat was able to go in and out through a pet door, so was a mischievous neighborhood raccoon, which snuck in and ate the cat’s food. RFID came to the rescue.
  • WWDC rumor wrap-up preview!

    Posted June 5, 2009 - 2:32 pm

    WOOO! BIG CONFERENCE NEWS! IPHONES SNOW LEOPARD MACBOOKS WOO!
  • New DOS attacks threaten wireless data networks

    Posted June 5, 2009 - 12:50 pm

    Forget spam, viruses, worms, malware and phishing. These threats are apparently old school when compared to a new class of denial-of-service (DOS) attacks that threaten wireless data networks.
  • Apple's new handheld gaming system: the iPhone Video?

    Posted June 5, 2009 - 7:48 am

    WWDC is just a few days away and the rumor mill is working overtime. Is there a new iPhone, and if so, what new directions will Apple be taking it? Hint: get ready to plug a gamepad into your iPhone!
  • Intel shows first working Moorestown prototypes

    Posted June 4, 2009 - 10:42 am

    Anand Chandrasekher, the senior vice president of Intel's ultra mobility group, showed off a handful of sleek prototype mobile devices containing its upcoming Moorestown platform at the Computex exhibition in Taipei on Thursday.
  • Arrington's web tablet nearly ready for launch?

    Posted June 4, 2009 - 9:33 am

    About a year ago TechCrunch's Michael Arrington decided that if he wanted a simple, cheap web tablet, he was going to have to build it himself. Now it seems the project is nearing completion.
  • The App Store: Apple's latest gift to the IT world

    Posted June 3, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    They didn't invent it, but they spurred the imitators.
  • Groups combine efforts to push WiMax femtocells

    Posted June 3, 2009 - 11:43 am

    The WiMax Forum joins the Femto Forum with the aim of better coverage and faster access.
  • Review

    Amazon has Kindle. What does BlackBerry have?

    Posted June 3, 2009 - 11:14 am

    As a rather voracious reader and collector of esoteric horror novels, you would think that I am completely against the concept of the eBook. Oddly enough, I love the idea. The new Kindle DX is surprisingly easy to use, read, and navigate. However, it is an expensive piece of electronic hardware. But what if I could read eBooks on my BlackBerry?
  • Review

    An iPhone app that's better than your brain

    Posted June 3, 2009 - 11:02 am

    I probably don't have to mention this to those who know me, but for the benefit of new readers: my brain is mush. If only there were some sort of neural enhancer I could use to make my life and the lives of those around me less aggravating. Enter NeuroMobile for the iPhone.

  • Review

    Review: 2 USB devices offer easy remote access

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 3:45 pm

    A new generation of USB devices help you easily work with your home-based files from any connected computer.
  • 'Huh?!' How to translate WiFi vendor-speak

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 9:42 am

    What's beamforming? Airtime fairness? When a vendor claims to support "wireless security," what kind of security are we talking about? This lexicon of about three dozen everyday WiFi terms that are frequently used but aren't necessarily defined by formal 802.11 standards or in wireless textbooks will help you translate WiFi vernacular.

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