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  • Clearwire woes hit big backers

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 10:41 pm

    Financial charges taken by both Intel and Time Warner Cable on Wednesday put the spotlight on the tough prospects for Clearwire, the company that aims to build a national mobile broadband network using WiMax technology.
  • D-Link hails 802.11n, announces three products

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 3:03 pm

    D-Link is seeing increased interest in the 802.11n wireless standard and is releasing products to meet this demand.
  • Skype 2.8 beta for Mac released

    Posted January 7, 2009 - 2:38 pm

    Just in time for Macworld, those ridiculously talented Estonian engineers have come out with the latest version of everyone's favorite Internet phone and video calling software the Skype 2.8 beta.
  • Best Buy offers refurbished iPhones

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 3:25 pm

    Looking for a good deal on an iPhone? You could try eBay but a safer bet might be Best Buy in the U.S., which announced on Tuesday that it has started selling refurbished iPhone 3Gs at a slightly discounted price.
  • Clearwire set to launch its first WiMax city

    Posted January 6, 2009 - 10:22 am

    Clearwire will formally launch its first commercial WiMax network on Tuesday in Portland, Oregon.
  • Force 10, Turin Networks merging

    Posted January 5, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Data center switching vendor Force 10 Networks this week says it is merging with Turin Networks, a provider of wireless backhaul, Carrier Ethernet and converged access systems for service providers.
  • New Palm Handset and OS Coming on Thursday?

    Posted January 5, 2009 - 12:11 pm

    Palm is set to preview this week its latest incarnation of mobile operating system - Nova - in a bid to re-ignite the company as a smartphone leader.
  • Best App Ever Awards for best iPhone apps of 2008

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 2:31 pm

    With the end of the year comes the inevitable awards ceremonies. And this being the first year of officially-distributed iPhone applications, we’ve naturally got the 2008 Best App Ever Awards. Well, best app ever until 2009, we suppose.
  • The year's Top 10 Mac stories

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 2:13 pm

    Stories are ranked 10 to one in ascending order of importance, based on a number of factors including the overall impact on the Mac market and Mac users as well as the potential to influence events deep into the coming year. The 10 entries were selected by a panel of me, following a lengthy debate between me and the voices in my head. This is one man’s opinion, in other words—if you think that I overlooked, overemphasized, or overrated a Mac-related happening, feel free to let me know about it in the comments.
  • Next from Apple: A large-screen iPod Touch?

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 2:00 pm

    The latest iPod Touch is a nifty little gizmo that does a lot more than play tunes, but I've always found its 3.5-inch screen too tiny for watching movies or serious Web browsing.
  • Laptop ergonomics for mobile professionals

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 12:23 pm

    The New Year is a great time to get yourself organized and make virtuous resolutions. It's also as good as any to face an unpleasant fact: Your notebook is not your friend. Yes, it helps you be productive. But here's what happens when you're using a laptop on the road: You tilt your neck down to look at the screen. Meanwhile, you bend your wrists in order to type on the keyboard. And you do this for hours--in hotel rooms, airplanes, conference rooms, and other places not exactly known for proper ergonomic set-ups.
  • Do-it-yourself free Xbox 360 wireless

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 12:14 pm

    The words "free" and "Xbox 360" are like J.D. Salinger and a gaggle of paparazzi -- never seen together.

  • Review

    Powerline networking - a buyer's guide

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 12:08 pm

    While not as well known or widely used as Wi-Fi or Ethernet, powerline networking—using your existing home electrical wiring to transmit data, turning every outlet in your house into a potential network connection—can be a lifesaver when Wi-Fi won’t reach or when you can’t (or won’t) run Ethernet cabling.
  • New Androids march into view

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 11:35 am

    New vendors are lining up to deliver an Android phone in 2009, while Google is planning an update to the software
  • India postpones auction of 3G spectrum

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 5:28 pm

    India has postponed to Jan. 30, 2009, the auction of 3G spectrum to give potential bidders more time to study bid documents and rules for the auction, a government agency said Tuesday.
  • 2008 in review: The iPhone comes of age

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 4:57 pm

    A lot has changed in the world of Apple’s handset since our first glimpse of it almost two years ago at Macworld Expo 2007, and while the iPhone has climbed to even greater heights of success in the past year, the road hasn’t been without its fair share of pitfalls and potholes along the way.
  • InfoWorld's guide to the best mobile devices

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 3:39 pm

    The iPhone started it, but everyone and his brother now seem to have a fancy smartphone on offer. Here's what you need to know about each of the top contenders.
  • The top underreported tech stories of 2008

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:56 pm

    There's a huge amount of noise out there, and it often obscures the quiet little stories that could help IT work more efficiently and more profitably. Here are seven important IT stories that you might have missed in 2008.
  • Fast fixes for common PC problems

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:20 pm

    Every computer user hits a speed bump now and then. Whether the bump is a dead power supply, a slow-booting PC, a soaking-wet cell phone, or an e-mail attachment lost in cyberspace, sometimes technology seems more trouble than it's worth. But just as flat tires can be patched, most common PC problems can be fixed--and fast!
  • Mobile booms in India even as PC growth flattens

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 11:41 am

    Consumers are driving demand for mobile connections in India, even as the PC market lags on lower enterprise spending.
  • WalMart to sell iPhone 3G starting Dec. 28

    Posted December 27, 2008 - 11:41 am

    Wal-Mart Friday announced the long-rumored availability of the iPhone 3G at almost 2,500 Wal-Mart stores beginning Sunday.
  • More details of Sony's new laptop revealed

    Posted December 26, 2008 - 10:15 am

    More details on Sony's upcoming new Vaio laptop are out of the bag thanks to the company's Japan and US web sites.
  • Review

    Our Favorite iPhone Apps: Stay entertained

    Posted December 25, 2008 - 6:07 pm

    All week long, we've counted down our favorite apps that made their debut on the App Store this past year: 10 games,

  • Inside the perfect laptop

    Posted December 25, 2008 - 5:58 pm

    Laptops have gotten boring. For years now, they've offered pretty much the same features and pretty much the same designs. It's time for the PC makers to take up the challenge and build a better laptop. Will it be Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Dell, Toshiba ...? If we're lucky, we'll all find out in 2009.
  • Cut Your Phone Costs

    Posted December 24, 2008 - 12:38 pm

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