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  • Streaming iPhone video app is great for digital nomads

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 5:46 pm

    A free new iPhone app hit today that does iPhone-to-iPhone video streaming. The app is significant in several ways that affect the cell phone application space, and also the iPhonesphere. But more importantly, this is a fantastic new category of application for location-independent users.
  • Smile Communications launches VoIP service in Uganda

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 12:45 pm

    Ugandans who do not own or cannot afford to purchase a telephone handset now have a low-cost alternative.
  • 2010: The Year of the Droid?

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 11:40 am

    Is this the dawning of the age of the Droid? Could be, as the popular device nears one million sold.
  • Nokia sues LCD makers for price fixing

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 10:55 am

    Display manufacturers have already pleaded guilty to price fixing in the U.S., making Nokia confident of victory.
  • Google reveals winners of Android Developer Challenge 2

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 4:10 am

    Google named the winners of its second contest aimed at encouraging software developers to make applications for the Android mobile operating system.
  • Apple-Google mapping split-up: Easier said than done

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 11:55 pm

    Imagine the job ad! "Wanted: One person to map all streets everywhere."
  • Yahoo's head of mobile takes on new duties

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 9:09 pm

    Yahoo has given the head of its mobile division broader responsibilities, in a sign that the search provider plans to focus even more on mobile opportunities.
  • Navigation iPhone Apps Make Dollars and Sense

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 7:40 pm

    Navigation apps ring up some of the highest sales of all the apps in Apple's app store.
  • RIM's BES 5.0 SP1 for Exchange, Lotus Domino Now Available

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 4:09 pm

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has posted the latest version of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) software for corporate mail deployments. BES 5.0 service pack 1 (SP1) is now available for download for Microsoft Exchange and IBM's Lotus Domino.
  • AT&T to sell phone with removable PowerPoint projector

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 3:02 pm

    AT&T will sell new phone called the LG eXpo, which has a removable PowerPoint projector.
  • Porn App Store Lands on Android Phones

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Where there is no app for that on the iPhone, there now is for porn on the competing Android mobile operating system. A Seattle-based company named MiKandi (pronounced "my candy") has released an app store specifically geared towards porn. The application attempts to create a red light district for adult Android apps allowing adult content providers to set up shop within a MiKandi app (see SFW video).
  • JetBlue having 'Cyber Monday' sale of tickets, some $39!

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 2:25 pm

    JetBlue is radically discounting a very large number of flights, but only if you book your seat today (November 30) and book travel that will take place between December 1 and December 17. Prices are for one-way tickets, but valid in both directions.
  • Kindle has best sales month in November, Amazon says

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 1:39 pm

    November was the best sales month ever for the Kindle e-reader, even before traditionally heavy sales on Cyber Monday, Inc. said.
  • Spurious mobile phones in India to be disconnected Tuesday

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Mobile phones in India without proper International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers will have to be disconnected from operators' networks from Tuesday, in line with an Indian government order.
  • Baidu targets Google with mobile search app

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 4:40 am

    Top Chinese search engine has taken another swing at Google by launching a mobile service application it will pre-install on handsets, responding to fast growth in China's mobile search market.
  • Car cam 'black box' records video forward and back

    Posted November 27, 2009 - 6:18 pm

    Police cars have front-facing cameras to gather evidence during traffic stops. Airlines have black-box recording devices that gather data in the event of a crash. Public buses tend to have cameras trained on the inside of the vehicle for security and evidence gathering.
  • Mobiso Manages Enterprise Smart Phones

    Posted November 27, 2009 - 12:50 pm

    Every user in your enterprise wants, and probably needs, a smartphone. Mobiso, a new cloud-based smartphone management application, can protect sensitive information and make accounting for mobile device use easier while providing faster reimbursement for employee-owned phones.
  • Vendor rages after iPhone hacker given job

    Posted November 27, 2009 - 10:10 am

    A security firm has expressed incredulity at the news that the Australian prank hacker who wrote a program targeting Apple iPhone users has been given a job by an application developer.
  • New front opened in India's mobile tariff wars

    Posted November 27, 2009 - 8:39 am

    The price war in India's mobile services market took a new dimension on Friday, with Reliance Communications charging 0.01 Indian rupees (US$0.0002) per text message.
  • Windows 7 features IT managers should be thankful for

    Posted November 26, 2009 - 9:28 am

    Five favorite Windows 7 mobility features.
  • Chinese eBay rival branches out with branded mobile phone

    Posted November 26, 2009 - 4:09 am

    China's biggest online auction and retail Web site plans to stamp its brand on a new mobile phone, the first time it's name will be put on a device, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
  • What Mac users need to know about Wi-Fi Direct

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    It's that time of year when travelers brace themselves to suffer the many small indignities of the road. Why can't it be easier to print on networks that you don't have regular access to or transfer files among mobile devices like iPhones? Why is it such a pain to create secure, robust networks with colleagues or friends on the fly using 3G mobile broadband as the Internet connection? A new wireless networking system, Wi-Fi Direct, will soon help Mac users do all that and more. It lets any wireless device maintain a connection to a network base station while also communicating directly with other devices that aren't on the same network. And it's (probably) coming soon.
  • Microsoft delays open-sourcing of Windows 7 tool

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Microsoft has delayed re-releasing a Windows 7 installation tool that it has admitted included open-source code, saying that it's still testing the revamped utility.
  • App Store Statistics Are Misleading and Impressive

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Apple has established the concept of the app store and continues to define the business model for competitors to follow. Mobile operating system platforms, at least those intended for smartphones, are more or less required to have some form of app store now, but enough is enough with 'there's an app for that'. How many apps do we need, exactly?
  • 3Com takes enterprise Wi-Fi products worldwide

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 2:39 pm

    Just days after news broke that it would be acquired by HP, 3Com introduced in the U.S. a line of enterprise Wi-Fi gear. The products, from 3Com's China-based unit, H3C, encompass everything from wireless LAN access points to specially designed blades for H3C's high-end data center switches, and an overarching management application.
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