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  • Sprint downplays report it shared GPS data with feds

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    Sprint Nextel is downplaying a blog report that it provided law enforcement authorities with customer GPS location data more than eight million times between September 2008 and October 2009.
  • AT&T: Not As Lousy As Everyone Thinks?

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    Is it possible that AT&T is getting a bad rap? It is hard to be sympathetic to such an unsympathetic company, but suppose AT&T isn't quite as bad as everyone assumes? Or more likely, that other carriers aren't much better?
  • AT&T, Verizon drop suits

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    Expect to see more of Verizon's "there's a map for that" advertisements.
  • Sprint Admits Giving GPS Data to the Government

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    There was a time, I suspect, when this news would've been a very big deal: Sprint turned over customers' GPS whereabouts to law enforcement 8 million times over the last year. But today, very few people seem concerned about the revelation.
  • Securing mobile devices

    Posted December 2, 2009 - 9:43 am

    Why make it easy for someone to access private data?
  • RFID: A New Hope in a New Decade

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 8:10 pm

    For the past 10 years, radio-frequency identification (RFID) has followed the classic buzzword trajectory that is typically a blessing and a curse for new technologies: Next-generation appeal, bursting hype, rampant confusion and fragmented success.
  • Streaming iPhone video app is great for digital nomads

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 5:46 pm

    A free new iPhone app hit today that does iPhone-to-iPhone video streaming. The app is significant in several ways that affect the cell phone application space, and also the iPhonesphere. But more importantly, this is a fantastic new category of application for location-independent users.
  • Smile Communications launches VoIP service in Uganda

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 12:45 pm

    Ugandans who do not own or cannot afford to purchase a telephone handset now have a low-cost alternative.
  • 2010: The Year of the Droid?

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 11:40 am

    Is this the dawning of the age of the Droid? Could be, as the popular device nears one million sold.
  • Nokia sues LCD makers for price fixing

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 10:55 am

    Display manufacturers have already pleaded guilty to price fixing in the U.S., making Nokia confident of victory.
  • Google reveals winners of Android Developer Challenge 2

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 4:10 am

    Google named the winners of its second contest aimed at encouraging software developers to make applications for the Android mobile operating system.
  • Apple-Google mapping split-up: Easier said than done

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 11:55 pm

    Imagine the job ad! "Wanted: One person to map all streets everywhere."
  • Yahoo's head of mobile takes on new duties

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 9:09 pm

    Yahoo has given the head of its mobile division broader responsibilities, in a sign that the search provider plans to focus even more on mobile opportunities.
  • Navigation iPhone Apps Make Dollars and Sense

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 7:40 pm

    Navigation apps ring up some of the highest sales of all the apps in Apple's app store.
  • RIM's BES 5.0 SP1 for Exchange, Lotus Domino Now Available

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 4:09 pm

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has posted the latest version of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) software for corporate mail deployments. BES 5.0 service pack 1 (SP1) is now available for download for Microsoft Exchange and IBM's Lotus Domino.
  • AT&T to sell phone with removable PowerPoint projector

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 3:02 pm

    AT&T will sell new phone called the LG eXpo, which has a removable PowerPoint projector.
  • Porn App Store Lands on Android Phones

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Where there is no app for that on the iPhone, there now is for porn on the competing Android mobile operating system. A Seattle-based company named MiKandi (pronounced "my candy") has released an app store specifically geared towards porn. The application attempts to create a red light district for adult Android apps allowing adult content providers to set up shop within a MiKandi app (see SFW video).
  • JetBlue having 'Cyber Monday' sale of tickets, some $39!

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 2:25 pm

    JetBlue is radically discounting a very large number of flights, but only if you book your seat today (November 30) and book travel that will take place between December 1 and December 17. Prices are for one-way tickets, but valid in both directions.
  • Kindle has best sales month in November, Amazon says

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 1:39 pm

    November was the best sales month ever for the Kindle e-reader, even before traditionally heavy sales on Cyber Monday, Inc. said.
  • Spurious mobile phones in India to be disconnected Tuesday

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Mobile phones in India without proper International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers will have to be disconnected from operators' networks from Tuesday, in line with an Indian government order.
  • Baidu targets Google with mobile search app

    Posted November 30, 2009 - 4:40 am

    Top Chinese search engine has taken another swing at Google by launching a mobile service application it will pre-install on handsets, responding to fast growth in China's mobile search market.
  • Car cam 'black box' records video forward and back

    Posted November 27, 2009 - 6:18 pm

    Police cars have front-facing cameras to gather evidence during traffic stops. Airlines have black-box recording devices that gather data in the event of a crash. Public buses tend to have cameras trained on the inside of the vehicle for security and evidence gathering.
  • Mobiso Manages Enterprise Smart Phones

    Posted November 27, 2009 - 12:50 pm

    Every user in your enterprise wants, and probably needs, a smartphone. Mobiso, a new cloud-based smartphone management application, can protect sensitive information and make accounting for mobile device use easier while providing faster reimbursement for employee-owned phones.
  • Vendor rages after iPhone hacker given job

    Posted November 27, 2009 - 10:10 am

    A security firm has expressed incredulity at the news that the Australian prank hacker who wrote a program targeting Apple iPhone users has been given a job by an application developer.
  • New front opened in India's mobile tariff wars

    Posted November 27, 2009 - 8:39 am

    The price war in India's mobile services market took a new dimension on Friday, with Reliance Communications charging 0.01 Indian rupees (US$0.0002) per text message.

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