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  • Nokia sues Apple over iPhone 'free ride'

    Posted October 22, 2009 - 2:00 pm

    Nokia has sued Apple in federal court, charging that the iPhone infringes on 10 patents owned by the Finnish mobile-phone maker.
  • Smartphones for the holidays

    Posted October 22, 2009 - 12:12 pm

    This autumn, it's all about Android
  • TeliaSonera scores LTE modems in bid to be first

    Posted October 22, 2009 - 8:10 am

    Telecom operator TeliaSonera has signed a deal for LTE (Long-Term Evolution) modems from Samsung that should help it launch the 4G service commercially in Sweden and Norway in the first half of 2010, it said on Thursday.
  • Extreme turns to Motorola for WLAN future

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Extreme Networks on Wednesday announced a new set of enterprise wireless LAN products based on Motorola technology as part of a broader partnership that will also produce a unified control system for both wired and wireless infrastructure.
  • How Apple Keeps Defying the Odds

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Quarter after quarter, earnings report after earnings report, Apple continues to defy the odds with blowout numbers.
  • New Windows Mobile software builds hint at Microsoft's direction

    Posted October 21, 2009 - 12:21 pm

    Though Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.5 has only just been officially released, newer builds of the operating system are popping up in what are called cooked, modified or hacked ROMs for smartphones. Together, they're being unofficially dubbed version "6.5.1." and seen as a preview of an early 2010 Windows Mobile update, and even a harbinger of Version 7, due later that year.
  • How to fly anywhere cheap

    Posted October 20, 2009 - 6:34 pm

    To the casual observer, airline pricing is insane. On any given flight, each passenger has paid a different price than the others. Some have paid absurdly high prices, and others have paid prices so low it's almost free. You want to be the person with the cheap tickets, and I'm going to tell you how.
  • Gartner's top 10 technologies include the cloud, mobile apps

    Posted October 20, 2009 - 5:22 pm

    The top strategic technology in Gartner Inc.'s annual top 10 list was cloud computing, but the one that may have been of the most interest to Bill Piatt, the CIO of the International Finance Corp., was last on the list, and that's mobile applications.
  • Outdoor 11n WiFi gear grabs spotlight

    Posted October 20, 2009 - 4:53 pm

    A big focus for WiFi makers these days is on building equipment that supports high-speed outdoor network applications. For example, there are enterprises that want to extend their wireless LANs outdoors. There are municipalities with wireless public safety and city service applications. And there are service providers wanting to build hot spots that offload data traffic from 3G networks that are quickly growing saturated.
  • Microsoft issues Sidekick data recovery tool

    Posted October 20, 2009 - 4:46 pm

    Microsoft Tuesday posted a link to a data recovery tool for T-Mobile Sidekick smartphone users, the latest step in the company's effort to clean up the mobile device service outage mess.
  • Net Neutrality Battle Spills into Wireless World

    Posted October 20, 2009 - 10:44 am

    A battle is brewing between wireless carriers and the feds--and caught in the crossfire are the smartphones, netbooks, and bandwidth-hungry mobile applications that users are increasingly enjoying.
  • Ethernet everywhere!

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 11:19 pm

    Few technologies in the world have proven to be as adaptable as Ethernet. Once a meek 3Mbps over shared coaxial cable technology used to connect printers and PCs, it has morphed to 100Gbps and is used to help run trains, planes and spaceships. Here's a look at some of Ethernet's cooler implementations.
  • Med Center CIO Lays Guilt Trip on Vendor Reps

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 10:07 pm

    Here's a tactic CIOs don't learn in business school: How to inflict guilt on vendor reps to make sure their technology works reliably.
  • Interfaces Gestures Shake Up the Mobile Experience

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 10:05 pm

    Gestures and other hand movements will control smartphones in the future, a mobile user interface expert says.
  • Real estate firm plans mobile management upgrade

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 9:45 pm

    BoxTone Inc. announced its BlackBerry management tools are being extended to a variety of smartphones, including the iPhone, Palm Pre, Windows Mobile devices and smartphones using ActiveSync. One real estate services company using Boxtone version 4, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in Chicago, plans to migrate to version 5 in two months.
  • Droid TV ad pulls no punches in attacking the iPhone

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 9:23 pm

    The Motorola Droid smartphone that will ship in November from Verizon Wireless could well be the game-changer that supports analyst forecasts that the Android operating system will dominate those from the iPhone and the BlackBerry by 2012.
  • BlackBerry management software BoxTone adds support for other smartphones

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 9:19 pm

    Popular enterprise BlackBerry monitoring and management software BoxTone has been upgraded to v5.0. The update packs a number of valuable new features, including support for multiple smartphone platforms like Apple's iPhone, Microsoft Windows phones and Palm webOS devices.
  • Smartphone smackdown: Motorola Droid vs. iPhone 3GS

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 8:58 pm

    The new Motorola Droid could be the most serious smartphone challenger yet to the iPhone 3GS. Here's why.
  • AT&T packages enterprise mobile apps

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    AT&T on Monday made another grab for business mobile users, introducing two more hosted applications built on its Mobile Enterprise Applications Platform.
  • BlackBerry wristwatch coming soon - report

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 5:49 pm

    A BlackBerry-obsessed web site called posted today what the writer says are pictures of a new BlackBerry wristwatch designed and built by Research In Motion (RIM), the company that makes BlackBerrys. Is it real? And, if so, is it good?
  • Verizon Droid Takes on iPhone

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 4:12 pm

    It was only a couple weeks ago that Verizon announced its intentions to embrace the Android mobile OS. Now, details are trickling out about the Droid, the slick iPhone competitor built on Android 2.0 as a team effort between Verizon and Motorola.
  • In search of the ultimate temporary office

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 3:43 pm

    I'm looking for the ultimate getaway office -- the one place in the world that's better than all others for getting your work done. What makes for a great temporary office? Let's hear your opinions, and see your submissions.
  • Google and Virgin to offer free onboard Wi-Fi

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    People all over Earth can already access Google's services online. For the next three months, some of them will be able to access those same services from above Earth too.
  • Ericsson courts online publishers with mobile payments

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    Ericsson will soon launch a platform designed to let consumers buy online content such as news stories with the charge billed to their mobile phone rather than other payment methods, such as a credit card.
  • California cell phone law snares First Lady

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 8:38 am

    California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has promoted a new law banning talking on a cell phone while driving as an important safety measure, so it was obviously something of an embarrassment when his wife was spotted driving and chatting into a handset -- but not perhaps for the reasons you might think.
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