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  • iPass gives IT more control of mobile access

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 8:36 pm

    Mobile connectivity provider iPass, which for many years has consolidated network accounts for workers on the go, is now shifting its focus to helping enterprises manage mobile data use.
  • AT&T, Verizon price cuts set stage for higher data rates, critics say

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    The recent decision by AT&T and Verizon to cut the prices of their unlimited nationwide voice calling plans, could set the stage for eventual hikes in data rates, critics argued.
  • Analyst: AT&T needs to spend US$5B to catch up

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    AT&T would need to spend about US$5 billion on its wireless network to catch up with the coverage offered by Verizon Wireless, a financial research firm said Tuesday.
  • Hardware expert bets on OLED for Apple tablet screen

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Apple's tablet, now expected to be unveiled next week, will likely sport a 7-in. screen in its first iteration, with a 10-in. model following to make it a credible productivity platform, an Apple hardware expert predicted today.
  • Lotus BlackBerry Apps Aim to Boost Collaboration

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Research In Motion (RIM) helped kick off software-behemoth IBM's (IBM) seventeenth-annual Lotusphere conference this morning with the announcement of two new IBM Lotus applications for BlackBerry smartphones: Lotus Quickr v1.0 and Lotus Connections v2.3.
  • Windows Mobile 7 to Get Two Versions, Report Says

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    An intriguing new rumor suggests that Windows Mobile 7 may come in two different flavors: a business version and a media version. The mobile OS may come with a variety of different features including an impressive mobile version of Office, online collaboration, high-definition video, Xbox Live, and streaming TV, according to WM Experts, a Windows Mobile news site.
  • Five Reasons Mobile Apps Rule

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    The mobile app craze, which was started by Apple's iPhone and has been perpetuated by any smartphone worth its plastic, shows no signs of slowing down, according to Gartner. The market researcher says mobile app revenue, which equaled $4.2 billion last year, will hit $29.5 billion in 2013. For consumers, that's a good thing, because mobile apps rule. There's been some talk of Web apps eventually killing off the downloadable app market, and that may hold true in the long, long run. But, right now, mobile apps rule. Here are five reasons why.
  • Cisco Wi-Fi software makes video more reliable, efficient over wireless

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Video over Wi-Fi can be iffy, buggy, blurry and jittery. Cisco's new software is designed to solve all that.
  • Video camera captures you capturing video

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 12:21 pm

    My first thought upon seeing the Ion Twin Video recorder was, “oh, great -- another narcissism enabler.” But my second thought was, "actually, this is pretty cool."
  • Taiwan WiMax rollout heats up as deadline looms

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 5:10 am

    WiMax wireless broadband service provider Global Mobile opened its first store in Taiwan's capital city on Tuesday, as the island's WiMax companies rush to open for business ahead of a government deadline.
  • China pays Web users to find porn amid crackdown

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 1:40 am

    China has paid cash rewards to more than 200 people who found online porn and reported it to authorities, as a government crackdown on undesirable Web content spreads.

    Posted January 18, 2010 - 4:50 pm

    Well, something is coming on the 27th. Probably a tablet thingie! PROBABLY.
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi demand skyrockets

    Posted January 18, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    In 2009, 802.11n WLAN access point shipments increased by nearly 44 percent over the previous year.
  • Haiti relief effort draws overwhelming flood of tech-trained volunteers

    Posted January 18, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Tech-savvy volunteers have swamped the relief agency Telecoms Sans Frontieres with offers to deploy with the earthquake-relief effort in Haiti where the group has already deployed two SWAT teams armed with satellite gear, Wi-Fi equipment and rapid-response training.
  • Skype fixes bugs in upgraded iPhone application

    Posted January 18, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Skype has released the latest version of its application for the iPhone, adding new features and fixing a couple of annoying bugs that hung up calls.
  • Sony to launch first TransferJet devices this week

    Posted January 18, 2010 - 8:10 am

    Sony will launch the first laptop containing the new TransferJet short-range wireless system on Saturday. Sony hopes TransferJet will replace cables for shifting data between gadgets, but the technology's success will depend on its use in products from the big-name consumer electronics companies that have pledged to support it.
  • China restores text messaging in cut-off Muslim region

    Posted January 18, 2010 - 3:40 am

    China has restored mobile text message services in a Western province where they were suspended for months following unrest. Limited Internet access is also returning to the region.
  • HP Netbook Impressed at CES

    Posted January 17, 2010 - 11:12 pm

    Before this month's CES, I wrote that the netbook doesn't have to die. It seems a little strange, but there were those who said that this netbook was a doomed class of product, destined to get larger and more expensive until it merged with the laptop.
  • New applications hint at Web's graphic potential

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    HTML5 and related Web enhancements foreshadow a boom in new kinds of applications.
  • Verizon, AT&T, 700MHz Wireless Ban: How It Affects You

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission voted today to ban the distribution and sale of wireless devices that operate in the 700 MHz frequency. The action, an expected move and the latest step in the country's transition to digital television (DTV), clears the 700 MHz band for the next generation of 4G consumer wireless devices from carriers such as AT&T and Verizon, and for communications services for public safety agencies.
  • Haiti text donations overwhelm Red Cross

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Haiti earthquake relief donations made by text may not constitute a miracle, but the American Red Cross says it is overwhelmed by the millions of dollars it has received through $10 gifts sent via mobile phones.
  • FCC tells wireless mics to get off 700MHz spectrum band

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will prohibit hundreds of existing wireless microphone models from being used in the U.S. in five months because they operate in the 700MHz spectrum band, which was auctioned off to mobile voice and broadband carriers in 2008.
  • New Mexico man sues neighbor for using wi-fi

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 5:48 pm

    Arthur Firstenberg suffers from electromagnetic sensitivity, which means that cell phones, computers, and wi-fi cause him great pain -- even when those devices reside in the house next door. And so he is suing his neighbor for not turning off electronic devices in her home.
  • What About Verizon's Data Plan

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Great news for those who love to yap: Verizon Wireless is slashing the price of its unlimited voice plan, from $99.99 to $69.99 per month on January 18.
  • Nokia previews next-generation Symbian user interface

    Posted January 15, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Nokia has turned in its proposal for the user interface in Symbian^4, with the goal of developing an interface that can compete with the iPhone and Google's Android OS.
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