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  • Intel runs into major WiMax snafu in Taiwan

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 11:45 pm

    An apparent lack of communication between Intel and the Taiwan government over the closing of Intel's WiMax Program Office in Taiwan has brewed into a media storm here to rival Apple's Antennagate in the U.S.
  • HP seeks PalmPad trademark; Is a WebOS-based iPad killer on the way?

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 9:22 pm

    Hewlett Packard is seeking to trademark the name "PalmPad" for computer hardware and mobile devices, providing a solid indication that a tablet computer based on HP's purchase of Palm and its WebOS is under development.
  • Getting to the heart of remote access

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 9:03 pm

    Dr. Aka Gvakharia is a cardiologist on the east coast. He uses remote access from his smartphone in the ER to access patient histories stored back in the office. The ability to have simple access to information is critical to Dr. Gvakharia and his patients, but it's certainly not unique.
  • 4G-satellite network planned for US next year

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    An investment company has hired Nokia Siemens Networks to build a hybrid 4G-satellite mobile network, called LightSquared, across the U.S. to go live next year.
  • App Store security record unblemished after 2 years

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 2:03 pm

    While the rest of the world focuses on the perceived issues surrounding the iPhone 4's antenna reception, I thought I'd bring us back to something that really matters to iPhone users, namely, the security of Apple's App Store, which just marked its two-year birthday.
  • iPhone 4 "Antennagate"

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Apple has given its answer to "Antennagate", and the new mushroom cloud is up, and honestly, I wonder if people even bother to listen to what anyone says anymore.
  • Simple steps for smartphone security

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 8:19 am

    Apple, BlackBerry, Windows mobile, and Android all have been under siege and the risk will continue to grow as these phones get smarter and more powerful.
  • Motorola deal may end mobile-gear consolidation

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    Nokia Siemens Networks' acquisition of most of Motorola's cellular networks business may be the last move in a long game of consolidation in the industry, which has been hammered by price pressures.
  • iPhone 4 antenna problem spooks Apple customers, says IDC

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 4:56 pm

    The iPhone 4's antenna and reception problems have given pause to two out of three current iPhone owners, who said they would postpone upgrading to the new model, said research firm IDC.
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    Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview: Hot and Not

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 4:34 pm

    Microsoft is so desperate to prove Windows Phone 7's worth in the fiercely competitive smartphone market the company's already giving technical previews to the press, months before the platform's holiday launch.
  • PHP development comes to Google Android

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 2:13 pm

    Spanish open source venture provides tools and documentation for PHP developers who want to create Android apps
  • Give Your Phone the Power of a Desktop PC

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 12:28 pm

    Mobile computing has long been dominated by laptop computers, but powerful new smartphones such as the Apple iPhone 4 and the various Android phones--including the new Motorola Droid X--are rapidly becoming the portable computing devices of choice.
  • Windows Phone 7 'preview' winning generally good reviews

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    The newest release of the Windows Phone 7 software, now on prototype handsets, is getting good reviews.
  • Inside Apple's once-secret wireless lab

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 11:05 am

    After Friday morning's Apple press conference about the iPhone 4 and its antenna issues, Apple executives took a small group of journalists (11 all told, including myself) on a tour of the company's wireless-testing facilities. We were, the executives said, the first outsiders allowed into the area, a spot off-limits to most Apple employees. Even our escorts from Apple's PR department said they hadn't been in there before.
  • Symbian, Nitobi join on mobile phone app dev

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 10:59 am

    The technology integration should make it easier to build Symbian apps via Nitobi PhoneGap framework
  • Nokia Siemens buys Motorola wireless network unit for $1.2B

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 8:15 am

    Motorola has found a buyer for its wireless network equipment unit: Nokia Siemens Networks will pay US$1.2 billion for most of that business, the companies announced Monday.
  • 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.
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