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  • Steve Jobs sure to spring WWDC surprises, says analyst

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 2:24 pm

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs will handle keynote duties at the company's annual developers conference in two weeks, Apple confirmed today. Expect some surprises, says analyst Ezra Gottheil.
  • Deeper Windows Phone 7 details continue to surface

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    More details emerge about Microsoft's revamped Windows Phone 7 OS, as hackers and programmers dig deeper, and demonstrations show increasing smoothness, integration and power.
  • Sybase promises integrated mobile platform

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 1:27 pm

    Sybase plans to rework its diverse bundle of mobile offerings into a coherent and, yes, integrated new whole.
  • Android: Froyo and Flash 10.1 in the wild

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 8:01 am

    Froyo started hitting Nexus One phones this weekend, and from there many owners wasted no time downloading the Flash 10.1 for Android beta. First hand reports are starting to roll in; consensus seems to be that the speed improvement is great, but Flash isn't always a benefit.
  • Google's I/O, Street View get news focus

    Posted May 21, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    Google ruled much of the IT news headlines this week, with a stream of announcements from its I/O event. But not all the news related to Google was pleasant -- the company's admission late last week that it had inadvertently captured data from unprotected hotspots while it snapped photos for its Street View service sparked a backlash this week that is sure to continue.
  • FTC won't oppose Google's acquisition of AdMob

    Posted May 21, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission won't block Google's US$750 million acquisition of mobile advertising vendor AdMob because the deal isn't likely to harm competition in the emerging mobile advertising market, the agency said Friday.
  • Google rolls out Android OS upgrade

    Posted May 21, 2010 - 1:37 pm

    Android 2.2 boasts Flash capabilities, a speed boost, and enterprise enhancements like Microsoft Exchange integration
  • Essential iPad apps: 10 great games

    Posted May 21, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    More than a few quality iPad-optimized games have hit the App Store in the month-and-a-half since Apple released its new device. But which ones deserve a coveted space on your iPad?
  • Sony Ericsson mum on Froyo upgrade plans

    Posted May 21, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Sony Ericsson is keeping its plans for Android 2.2, also known as Froyo, under wraps, for now.
  • India’s wireless broadband auction starts Monday

    Posted May 21, 2010 - 10:41 am

    India's auction of spectrum for wireless broadband starts Monday, with 11 bidders in the contest, the country's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said on Friday.
  • Germany ends frequency auction, preps rural broadband

    Posted May 21, 2010 - 9:42 am

    Germany ended its mobile broadband spectrum auction on Thursday, and operators will now start rolling out mobile broadband, including rural services using the 800MHz band and LTE (Long-Term Evolution).
  • Google acquires Simplify Media for streaming technology

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    Back in March, we lamented the removal of Simplify Media's apps from the App Store. The company's apps allowed you to stream music and photos from your home computer to your iPhone or iPod touch. It worked well, too--so well, in fact, that the company got itself snapped up by Google.
  • iPad makes big strides as e-reader

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 3:51 pm

    Apple's iPad, while far more than an e-reader, is having a clear impact on the e-reader market, including the kind of content people are reading on it.
  • FCC cites industry consolidation in mobile report

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    The U.S. mobile wireless industry has become increasingly concentrated over the past five years, and carriers' network capital investment has not kept pace with their revenue gains, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Thursday in its annual report on mobile competition.
  • 1-in-5 U.S. consumers plan to buy Apple's iPad

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 1:43 pm

    Positive press and word of mouth from very satisfied owners has convinced one-in-five U.S. consumers to buy an Apple iPad, a survey published today said.
  • 'Nothing new' on iPhone tethering plans, says AT&T

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 1:39 pm

    AT&T may finally offer tethering on the iPhone, according to multiple reports today about the latest beta of iPhone OS 4, Apple's mobile operating system upgrade.
  • Aruba Networks reports record quarterly revenues

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 1:34 pm

    Wireless LAN vendor Aruba Networks reported another quarterly loss, slightly smaller than a year ago, but its third-quarter adjusted earnings were slightly better than analysts expected, and it set a record for revenues.
  • Essential iPad apps: Nine free favorites

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 1:32 pm

    Our look at iPad apps that deserve a place on your device started out with the best apps money can buy--11 essential iPad offerings that are among our favorite additions to the App Store. But you don't always have to part with a lot of dough to equip your iPad with great mobile software. As with life, sometimes the best things in the App Store can be had for free.
  • One in four households now has only mobile phones

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    One in four U.S. households now has only wireless telephone service, a recent U.S. government study has found.
  • iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4: New Features Breakdown

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 1:09 pm

    The iPhone OS 4.0 isn't expected to unveil until sometime next month -- possibly coordinated with the release of the fourth-generation iPhone -- but a glimpse of the beta reveals a number of features iPhone owners will be pleased hear are on the way. Here's a breakdown of the features likely to be rolled into the iPhone OS 4.0, beta 4.
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server v5.0 SP1 Maintenance Releases

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 11:41 am

    IT administrators tending BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) v5.0 SP1 Microsoft Exchange and/or Lotus Domino deployments can today update their BES software to BES 5.0 SP1 MR2 and BES 5.0 SP1 MR1, respectively.
  • LTE patent pools taking shape

    Posted May 19, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    Three separate companies are steadily recruiting intellectual property holders into patent pools for LTE (Long-Term Evolution) technology, initiatives intended to get more manufacturers building gear for the fast network.
  • Smartphone sales shoot up, benefiting RIM, Apple, Android

    Posted May 19, 2010 - 3:49 pm

    The smartphone's impact on the mobile phone marketplace globally is well-established, but smartphone growth continues its upward trend in fairly astounding degrees, research firm Gartner Inc. said.
  • Mobile Web Conferencing: Next Big Smartphone Trend?

    Posted May 19, 2010 - 11:38 am

    Mobile web conferencing isn't for everyone - but IT leaders should remember that some of the most prominent business users are the ones who want it. Here's a look at why IT should support this niche feature.
  • Kindle for Android is bad news for Apple

    Posted May 19, 2010 - 7:38 am

    Amazon seems very dedicated to turning Kindle into a platform, and that's bad news for Apple's iBook store, as savvy customers will pick the e-book format with the largest choice in e-reader hardware/software.
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