Mobile & Wireless

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  • Kindle for Android app coming soon

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 1:18 pm

    Kindle software for some Android smartphones will soon be available for free, granting access to 500,000 Kindle e-books, according to
  • IPhone mobile payments trial to begin soon

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 9:42 am

    Visa expects soon to begin trials of contactless payments system for Apple's iPhone, using a special case for the phone developed by DeviceFidelity.
  • Vodafone takes a hit in India

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 8:10 am

    Vodafone Group has taken an impairment charge of £2.3 billion (US$3.3 billion) on its Indian operation, saying that the issue of six new national mobile service licenses, after its entry into the Indian market in 2007, had led to "intense price competition".
  • FTC asked to investigate Google Wi-Fi 'snooping'

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    A consumer group has called on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google after the search company revealed that it had been collecting people's Internet communications from open wireless networks.
  • Review

    iPad Weather apps

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 4:26 pm

    Unlike the iPhone and iPod touch, the iPad doesn't come with its own weather app. Fortunately, third-party developers are ready to fill the gap, offering a number of weather-focused offerings for your downloading pleasure. But which one deserves your attention--and your dollars? I took a look at a handful of iPad weather apps, with one in particular standing out from the rest.
  • Cisco quits WiMax radio business

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 4:05 pm

    Cisco Systems will stop developing and making WiMax base stations to concentrate on the IP (Internet Protocol) networks that sit behind them.
  • Is PC innovation dead?

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 3:56 pm

    The innovation that used to mark the PC arena seems to have shifted to the smartphone.
  • Best practices for effective Wi-Fi RF management

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    Wireless LANs have evolved significantly over the years, with controller-based architectures offering a system-level approach to wireless management. But with many businesses now relying on their WLANs for critical operations, it is crucial for IT managers to gain visibility into the radio frequency spectrum.
  • Can RIM make the transition from enterprise to consumer?

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 3:02 pm

    The BlackBerry's long smartphone dominance is starting to crack.
  • Study: no link between brain tumors and cell phones

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    The 10-year Interphone study of the health effects of mobile-phone use has found no increased risk of two types of brain tumors. Although some of the data shows an increased risk for some mobile-phone users, the possibility of errors prevents researchers from drawing any hard conclusions, the study said.
  • Will 4G Fix Wireless Voice Quality?

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 12:34 pm

    "Can you hear me now?" As much marketing hype as 3G wireless networks have received, the fact remains that customers of all the major wireless providers are frequently frustrated with their service's poor voice quality and dropped calls. With 4G looming on the horizon, can we look forward to better voice quality?
  • WiMAX in Boston? Blogger says so

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    Popular gadget blog Boy Genius Report found Friday that it could access Sprint's WiMAX network in Boston through a Sprint Overdrive 4G mobile hotspot.
  • SAP co-CEO defends price of Sybase deal

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Contrary to the opinions of some analysts, US$5.8 billion is not too much for SAP to pay for mobile and database technology vendor Sybase, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott said during a press conference at the Sapphire conference in Orlando on Monday.
  • Online dating comes to the iPad with SpeedDate app

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 12:03 pm

    So you want to date somebody, but you've had no luck with bars, clubs, or even flirty Facebook pokes. What's a lonely heart to do? Try online dating, of course! And the only thing better than online dating is mobile online dating. Thanks to SpeedDate's new app, you can now dive into online dating right from your iPad.
  • Google's Nexus One: How the Revolution Died

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 10:58 am

    With the pending closure of Google's Nexus One online store, a smartphone revolution is in tatters. Google still has a killer product in Android, but the Nexus One's online-only business model, meant to disrupt the way phones are typically sold, is a failure.
  • Skype to focus on iPad, iPhone, Android, not Windows Phone 7

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 10:37 am

    Skype, one of the go-to apps for any mobile platform these days, is taking a wait-and-see approach to Microsoft's latest mobile platform while it focuses on iPhone, iPad, Android, and others.
  • HTML5 to be highlighted at Google event

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 9:35 am

    Google technologies such as Android and Chrome also will be topics at the Google I/O conference
  • 5 low-risk, high-reward experiments for IT

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Redefine your relationship with the business with these five small-scale, forward-thinking experiments.
  • Flash on iPad wouldn't solve anything (but would strengthen Adobe's control of the web)

    Posted May 17, 2010 - 8:13 am

    Sure, it's irritating that Jobs is keeping Flash off the iPad, but even if he changed his mind it wouldn't solve all, or even many, of our problems.
  • Google to shutter Nexus One e-store

    Posted May 14, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Google will stop selling its Nexus One online because the Android phone's store hasn't caught on with potential buyers, the company said Friday.
  • Ice cream with (RFID) chips to go

    Posted May 14, 2010 - 2:21 pm

    Izzy's Ice Cream Cafe uses RFID technology to give customers real-time updates on all the flavors available in its St. Paul shop.
  • Clearing the Air About MeeGo

    Posted May 14, 2010 - 10:49 am

    Wednesday's blog on the relationship between Canonical and MeeGo gets clarification, and the Fedora Project chimes in its support for the Intel/Nokia embedded platform collaboration.
  • For IT, enterprise wireless to be more gnarly in next decade

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 9:07 pm

    From Wi-Fi to smartphones, wireless technology has become ubiquitous in businesses and is growing more vital every day. But it also can be frustrating as hell for IT groups.
  • Sprint announces first 4G phone, looks toward other devices

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Sprint announced its first 4G phone, HTC's Evo 4G, on Wednesday in New York, and plans to extend that mobile technology into devices with larger screens such as tablet computers.
  • What Sybase customers should expect from SAP

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Sybase users and partners are wondering how the company's technologies will fare under the pending ownership of SAP, but some of the answers are easier to come by than others.
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