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  • What iPhone 3.0 means to you

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 5:00 pm

    iPhone 3.0 has too much to offer to cover in just one FAQ; this story will play out for months, just like last year's iPhone 2.0. But we wanted answers to a few questions right away. So here goes:
  • Mobile Firefox aka Fennec hits beta

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 4:53 pm

    Mozilla posts the first beta release of Fennec, its mobile version of the Firefox Web browser.
  • How to Recreate 13 iPhone 3.0 Features Right Now!

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 2:16 pm

    Regardless of your beliefs about the success or failure of the 3.0 firmware, you don't have to wait until this summer to try out all the new features. That's because a number -- if not a majority -- of these added benefits are already available via third-party and Apple Store applications. Don't believe us? Jailbreak your iPhone and check out our list.
  • Workday SaaS apps to gain iPhone client

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 11:21 am

    Workday is releasing an iPhone application for its HR and financials SaaS software.
  • Jailbreakers Get Busy on iPhone OS 3.0

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 11:18 am

    The iPhone Dev-Team (not the Cupertino version) hasn't wasted anytime in declaring the iPhone 3.0 operating system "jailbreakable."
  • Hidden iPhone 3.0 Features Will Push Business Forward

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 11:14 am

    Apple's iPhone 3.0 software overview positions the consumer device even further into the business world. Part of the push comes from the 1,000 new APIs developers will be able to access. The other part comes directly from Apple, in new features tied into its apps and OS.
  • Five iPhone Accessories I Want to See NOW

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 10:50 am

    One of the big pieces of news from Apple's iPhone 3.0 event, in case you haven't been following, is that iPhone 3.0 will support accessories that attach to the iPhone's dock connector. My wishlist is already spinning out of control, but I've narrowed it down to the top five accessories I'd go out and buy, now.
  • iPhone 3.0: What Happens to Your Jailbreak?

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 10:47 am

    Depending on how Apple orchestrates its 3.0 firmware update, the Dev-Team behind the jailbreaking and unlocking mechanisms might have some work to do before an official suite of utilities is released to the general community.
  • With iPhone OS 3.0, Apple opens creativity coffers

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 10:37 am

    In the wake of Apple Inc.'s preview of iPhone 3.0 software Tuesday, one thing's clear: The level of creativity coming from iPhone developers is amazing.
  • Our iPhone 3.0 Scorecard

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 10:30 am

    On Monday, we published a list of 15 iPhone 3.0 features we'd like to see. Now that Tuesday's iPhone 3.0 event has come and gone, how did Apple do? Here's a look at each item and how iPhone 3.0 fares compared to our wish list.
  • 5 Favorite Happenings at Apple's iPhone 3.0 Media Event

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 10:28 am

    There's bound to be a tidal wave of news regarding Apple's iPhone 3.0 media event that went down earlier Tuesday. You're going to hear a lot about Cut/Copy/Paste, MMS, in-app purchasing, bla, bla, bla. Here's the dirt on what really mattered at the Apple event.
  • iPhone 3.0 Missing Some Features Users Wanted

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 10:22 am

    On Tuesday Apple announced its latest update to the iPhone OS, which adds over 100 new features to the iPhone. While some of these features, such as cut-and-paste, were desperately needed. But the iPhone 3.0 software update still lacks the functionality and flexibility of its competitors such as Android phones and the BlackBerry.
  • Cell phone users store too much sensitive data on their phones, according to recent survey

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 9:45 am

    According to the findings of a survey by endpoint data protection security experts, Credant Technologies, 80% of phone users store information on their phones that could easily be used to steal their identities.
  • Push notifications on iPhone: once bitten, twice shy?

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 9:40 am

    If you thought you were perhaps experiencing a moment of déjà vu during Tuesday's announcement of push notifications for the iPhone, don't worry: it wasn't a glitch in the Matrix. The presentation did look virtually unchanged from the information we last saw Apple Senior Vice President of iPhone Software Scott Forstall discussing at the June 2008 Worldwide Developer Conference.
  • Acer smartphones to hit markets soon

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 9:34 am

    Two of Acer's new smartphones will be out soon, while the M900 and F900 will be out later in the second quarter.
  • Acer to launch first non-Windows smartphone this year

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 9:28 am

    Acer plans to launch its first non-Windows smartphone later this year, but declined to say if it would use Google's Android.
  • iPhone 3.0: A brand new iPhone in a free update

    Posted March 18, 2009 - 9:22 am

    Whether or not you appreciate its products, you have to admire Apple's adeptness at creating new ways to delight its customers while finding equally creative ways to draw revenue from already closed sales. Some fifty million owners of iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod touch got a sneak peek Tuesday at iPhone 3.0.
  • Apple posts iPhone event video

    Posted March 17, 2009 - 9:53 pm

    If the written word from Macworld on the release of iPhone Software 3.0 from didn't satisfy your craving for Apple news, you can now watch the video yourself. Apple posted the presentation in its entirety on its Web site.
  • Android Market needs more filters, T-Mobile says

    Posted March 17, 2009 - 8:50 pm

    The average user of an Android-based G1 phone at T-Mobile USA has downloaded more than 40 applications from the Android Market, but the carrier's CTO thinks he can help them find more.
  • New iPhone software has something for businesses

    Posted March 17, 2009 - 8:23 pm

    Some new features of the iPhone 3.0 software appeal to businesses, but it's still lacking some important functions.
  • Cut and paste at last, cut and paste at last!

    Posted March 17, 2009 - 8:08 pm

    And, of course, a bunch of other fun stuff as well.
  • UWB group hands off to Wireless USB, Bluetooth

    Posted March 17, 2009 - 9:29 am

    The WiMedia Alliance, the industry group organized to push UWB (ultrawideband) technology, will disband after it finishes transferring its technology to two other personal-area network organizations.
  • New iPhone Details Leak at SXSW

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 6:09 pm

    New iPhone Details Leak at SXSW
  • Symbian sets aggressive release plan

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 5:30 pm

    The Symbian Foundation plans to release a new version of the operating system every six months, with the first expected to appear in phones at the end of this year.
  • WLAN market shriveled globally in Q4 2008

    Posted March 16, 2009 - 4:26 pm

    The wireless LAN market shriveled at the end of 2008, according to new, if sketchy, data released by Infonetics.
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