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  • The iTablet: Who is the intended market?

    Posted September 30, 2009 - 8:15 am

    Assuming this thing is real, who will Apple pitch it to? Busy tech execs on the go, or the family guy lounging in the backyard hammock?
  • Wi-Fi group launches full 11n certification

    Posted September 30, 2009 - 6:10 am

    The Wi-Fi Alliance is launching a certification program based on the completed IEEE 802.11n standard on Wednesday and looking toward a future peer-to-peer specification it is developing on its own.
  • Beware BlackBerry Browser Bug Until Carriers Offer Updates

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 2:49 pm

    BlackBerry smartphone users who frequently surf the Web via handheld will want to keep checking with their wireless carriers for BlackBerry Handheld Software updates in the coming weeks.
  • As driving summit opens, AT&T launches anti-texting campaign

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 2:45 pm

    AT&T Inc. announced a campaign to warn cell-phone users, especially teens, about the dangers of texting while driving in advance of a Distracted Driving Summit that kicks off in Washington on Wednesday.
  • MMS: Something AT&T Didn't Screw-Up

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 8:18 pm

    As popular as it is to pick on AT&T, it easy is to forget the company occasionally does something right. The addition of MMS is an example.
  • New cheap MacBooks to make Apple tablet even more pointless

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 8:01 pm

    No, I won't be getting off the "I hate the possible nonexistent tablet" bandwagon anytime soon.
  • BlackBerry Battle: RIM/NTP Patent Case Takes New Turn

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 5:16 pm

    If you're a long-time BlackBerry user, you might remember a time just a few years ago when the continued existence of your precious handheld--and its addictive "push" e-mail technology--were in question due to a high-profile lawsuit between RIM and patent company NTP.
  • Truck Drivers Told to Keep Computing, Despite Risks

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 1:55 pm

    In the name of supply chain efficiency, companies continue to ask truck drivers to respond to and enter more electronic data while driving. Now Congress is eyeing whether the in-the-cab-computers pose too much road risk to other motorists.
  • Android OS 1.6 'Donut' Is a Treat for Developers

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 11:26 am

    Android OS 1.6, codenamed "Donut", has been released to application developers with relatively little fanfare. The list of new features includes a series of large fixes, frequently-requested additions, and a few surprises.
  • AT&T 'pleased' with iPhone MMS rollout three days in

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 11:22 am

    Nearly three days after activating its multimedia messaging service (MMS) to iPhone 3G and 3GS, AT&T Inc. said today it was "pleased with the rollout" despite continuing user complaints on its own Facebook page.
  • Remote Control: Using your iPhone to manage your PCs

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 10:46 am

    There are a variety of remote-control products including VNC, LogMeIn, WebEx and Windows' Remote Desktop that are available for the iPhone.
  • 4 ways to improve USB

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 10:15 am

    I love the Universal Serial Bus. It lets me connect, power and charge my gadgets. But laptop makers, peripheral makers and even car companies could make it much better by doing four simple things.
  • Sony PSPGo launching this week; has anyone noticed?

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 8:06 am

    The new format PSP from Sony launches this week. They yanked the UMD drive, added 16 GB of storage and a sliding screen. Is the new PSPGo worth spending an extra $80 on?
  • The Well Equipped Mobile Professional

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 1:35 am

    The more you leave the office and still work, the more you must plan ahead to make your work tools mobile. ComputerWorld's Office in a Bag lists many of the items some mobile professionals feel are musts for the modern digital nomad.
  • It Lives! Amazon Offers Palm Pre for $100

    Posted September 27, 2009 - 8:48 pm

    Call it the deal that wouldn't die. Amazon has begun selling the Palm Pre smartphone for $100 -- OK, $99.99 -- provided that the buyer signs up for a two-year Sprint service plan.
  • Ballmer: We 'screwed up with Windows Mobile'

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 9:08 pm

    It's becoming obvious that Microsoft Corp. officials, including CEO Steve Ballmer, wish Windows Mobile were a better mobile operating system.
  • MMS arrives: What it means for you

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 9:00 pm

    The newfound ability to send pictures, location data, contact information, voice memos, and video via MMS integrates so seamlessly into the iPhone's existing messaging features, you'll wonder again why AT&T delayed support for the capability in the first place.
  • As complaints roll in about problems with iPhone MMS, AT&T says activation went smoothly

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 8:46 pm

    AT&T activated Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) on iPhone 3G and 3GS phones starting mid-day Friday nationwide, with some early users reporting transmission problems on AT&T's Facebook page.
  • Intel, EU spar over probe, Dell makes a big buy

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Dell hopes to beef up its IT services after it revealed plans to buy Perot Systems this week. Dell hopes the purchase will give Perot Systems an international presence and provide the PC manufacturer with more customers for its hardware. The European Union's antitrust probe against Intel became interesting this week when the E.U. released e-mails detailing the deals the chip maker made to control the market. Finally, Google's Android celebrated its first birthday this week. Instead of cake, we have an analysis on how it is faring in the competitive and crowded mobile-phone space.
  • MIDs: Just getting started or dead in the water?

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 3:54 pm

    Is the Mobile Internet Device dead? Or, to put it another way, has the pocket-sized MID -- a 'net-connected device that's usually described as being bigger than a smartphone and smaller than a netbook -- ever actually caught on?
  • Microsoft kills Dynamics mobile

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Microsoft on Thursday said it has discontinued the mobile versions of its Dynamics ERP (enterprise resource planning) products.
  • Cellular phone scanners: A new way to get your coffee fix

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 11:45 am

    If you live in Seattle or Silicon Valley, you might be interested in a new iPhone app from Starbucks that allows you to pay for your drinks via your phone.
  • How could iPhone MMS crash AT&T's network?

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 10:05 am

    All the hand wringing over the Friday launch of MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) on AT&T iPhones may be misplaced for a service that hasn't been a huge success on most other phones.
  • Congress hears conflicting ideas for public safety network

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    Eight years and one failed spectrum auction after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., police and fire departments still don't have a national wireless broadband network to communicate with each other, and Congress heard conflicting ideas on how to create one.
  • iPhone MMS Launches Friday: Will AT&T Survive?

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 2:29 pm

    At last, the moment iPhone owners have been waiting for: MMS is coming to the iPhone 3G and 3GS tomorrow. Huzzah! But can AT&T handle this update, or will Friday be one of those nightmares that wakes you in a shaking panic?
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