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  • FAQ: What we don't know about the Apple tablet

    Posted January 25, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Everyone expects Apple to unveil the next great thing Wednesday. Here's what we know, or don't, about the device.
  • Apple Tablet not necessarily on Verizon Wireless, analysts say

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 10:10 pm

    Apple's expected tablet will run on both AT&T and Verizon Wireless 3G networks, reports say, but two industry sources warned today to not assume Verizon is on board.
  • AT&T disputes network criticism

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    AT&T is disputing a financial analyst's criticism of its wireless capital spending, saying there is more to its mobility investments than was represented in the report.
  • Here comes the new cell phone etiquette

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Call me the Miss Manners of Mobility if you want, but I believe in cell phone etiquette. What is etiquette, anyway? It's really nothing more than a set of rules we all agree to follow in order to be considerate toward others. We follow them as our contribution to the kind of society we want to live in.
  • EU says OK to Oracle-Sun, Rambus-Samsung deal

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    The European Union gave the green light to Oracle's plan to buy Sun Microsystems. We expect one of next week's top story entries will be about Oracle's plans for Sun. Otherwise this week, Rambus and Samsung settled a legal dispute and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that her department will unveil initiatives to fight Internet censorship, which provoked ire from China. And, of course, there were more rumor rumblings and reports based on anonymous sources regarding Apple's tablet, which could well take top billing in next week's IT news.
  • Apple tablet carrier smackdown: Verizon vs. AT&T

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    A look at how the two big carriers stack up for wireless coverage.
  • Analyst: Bandwidth in Swedish LTE network disappoints

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    The download speed offered by Swedish operator TeliaSonera's LTE (Long-Term Evolution) network never exceeded 12M bps when tested by market research company Northstream, a far cry from the "up to 50Mbps" promised on the provider's Web site.
  • Hacker Enables Multitouch on Nexus One Browser

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    The Google Nexus One has drawn some criticism for its lack of multitouch support, especially as the omission seems to be arbitrary. But the allowed a hacker to enable multitouch capabilities on Google's flagship device.
  • Analysis: Free Nokia GPS could hurt TomTom, Garmin

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Nokia's announcement Thursday of free voice navigation for its GPS smartphones is bound to hurt some GPS competitors such as Garmin Ltd. and TomTom, analysts said.
  • Tablet homestretch: Apple to shun exclusive U.S. wireless carrier?

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 2:30 am

    Also: Tablet to be too expensive? You don't say!
  • The Twitter fad is over. It's about time!

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 7:52 pm

    Twitter isn't growing as fast as before, according to a new report by HubSpot. The microblogging service grew by only 3.5% in the month of October. That's down from a peak of 13% in March.
  • Linux Foundation: Microsoft's Talking Smack on Windows Mobile

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 6:39 pm

    Microsoft's mobile chief dressed down Linux phones at CES and now the Linux Foundation is firing back. What's at stake? Control of the future smartphone market.
  • Gadgets to help you lose weight

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 4:19 pm

    Vowing to lose weight is the New Year's Resolution that most of us make, and most of us break. But now technology is here to help, with several gadgets, Web sites and iPhone and other mobile device apps that aim to keep you on track. Here are a bunch of our favorite methods for losing weight through the magic of technology.
  • Nokia hopes to outdo Google with phone voice nav

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Nokia today announced free turn-by-turn voice navigation for all its GPS-enabled smartphones globally, starting with 10 models today, and signaled a clear battle with Google over similar free technology now available in the U.S.
  • Prepaid mobile connections restored in India-run Kashmir

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 1:39 pm

    The Indian government on Thursday revoked a ban on new prepaid mobile phone connections in Jammu and Kashmir, after introducing rules for stricter verification of users' identities.
  • Virgin Mobile offers GSM services in India

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Virgin Mobile said on Thursday that it has tied up with Indian mobile operator Tata Teleservices to offer mobile services in India using GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications), the more popular mobile technology in the country.
  • Kindle Apps Blur the Line Between Gadgets

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Amazon is making some aggressive moves to defend the dominance of the Kindle as an e-reader, while also expanding its functionality to fend off competition from other gadgets. Following the news that Amazon is introducing a new royalty plan for Kindle authors, Amazon has also released the KDK (Kindle Development Kit) to enable developers to create apps for the device.
  • Sony Ericsson launches Symbian phone with HD recording

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 8:10 am

    Sony Ericsson has launched another Symbian-based smartphone, the Vivaz, which supports video recording at 720p and comes with an 8-megapixel camera.
  • Sony Ericsson boss sees no impact on Android from China spat

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 3:08 am

    Sony Ericsson isn't expecting any launch delay for its Xperia X10 Android-based smartphone in China despite Android-developer Google's threat to pull out of the market.
  • The tablet's second biggest question: Connectivity

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 8:35 pm

    Who needs another bill?
  • Apple's magical mystery event demystified

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 6:37 pm

    It's January, and that can only mean one thing: Apple has cranked the Hype Machine up to 11 again.
  • AT&T, T-Mobile 3G Upgrades Meaningless for BlackBerries

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Earlier this month, on January 5, both AT&T and T-Mobile announced new upgrades to their 3G HSPA cellular networks in the United States, designed to boost maximum data transfer speeds over said networks to 7.2Mbps. That's more than double the current average 3G speeds--even triple in some cases.
  • Intel's WiMax chipset proves power hungry

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Mobile broadband comes in different flavors, and the options are growing. Users can connect to the Internet through 3G networks, but now WiMax capabilities are being added to many laptops. WiMax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a wireless technology that provides fast data-transfer rates over a wider area than Wi-Fi.
  • Verizon - AT&T 'Price War' May Cost You

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    Customers of Verizon and AT&T--the two largest wireless service providers in the United States, accounting for the vast majority of mobile service users--have reason to celebrate! Both wireless providers have announced price cuts in what appears to be the beginning of a price war. Don't uncork the champagne just yet, though. The losers of this war may be the customers.
  • Review

    10 great iPhone apps for business users

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    InfoWorld presents a grab bag of handy productivity apps that can make your iPhone as useful as can be
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