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  • Motorola countersues Microsoft in mobile patent fight

    Posted November 11, 2010 - 2:15 pm

    The countersuit is a standard legal maneuver for patent infringement law suits. It is common enough that it is no longer a matter of if, but when, a tech organization challenged for patent infringement will respond with a patent suit of its own. True to form, and following the standard operating procedure, Motorola has filed three patent countersuits against Microsoft.
  • Report: Mac-to-iOS print sharing missing in action

    Posted November 11, 2010 - 10:26 am

    One of the most significant and anticipated additions to iOS 4.2 (due this month) is AirPrint, a feature that enables wireless printing by iOS devices. But it's starting to look like some aspects of AirPrint may not be operational when iOS 4.2 arrives.
  • Kill Symbian now, please

    Posted November 11, 2010 - 9:40 am

    In a surprise move, Nokia announced Monday it's taking back control of the open source Symbian project. Symbian is one of the oldest mobile phone operating systems around and has been a Nokia favourite almost since the company's inception.
  • FCC investigating Google over Street View

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 10:06 pm

    The FCC confirmed on Wednesday that it is investigating whether Google broke any federal eavesdropping laws when collecting data for its controversial Street View mapping service.
  • Is Windows Phone 7 really a huge success?

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 3:50 pm

    Consumers can't get enough of Windows Phone 7, according to reports of strong customer demand Tuesday. T-Mobile, one of two U.S. wireless carriers currently offering Win Phone 7 devices, can't keep the Win Phone 7-based HTC DH7 in stock (it sold out soon after its debut), according to TG Daily.
  • Galaxy Tab now available in the U.S.

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 3:19 pm

    T-Mobile USA kicked off sales of Samsung's 7-in. Galaxy Tab tablet computers today, and other U.S. carriers will soon follow suit.
  • Droid Pro tests Android's enterprise chops

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 3:13 pm

    Although businesses have been spending more money on Android-based phones recently, they'll have their first opportunity on Tuesday to order an Android phone tailored specifically to enterprise users.
  • IT pros, workers show a 'disconnect' over mobile devices and policies

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    Two-thirds of workers in a survey for Cisco said their companies need to improve IT policies; at the same time, 20% of IT professionals said their relationship with employees is "strained and dysfunctional."
  • iPhone edges out Android smartphones in reliability race

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 3:03 pm

    Apple's iPhone remains the most reliable smartphone, edging out hard-charging Android-based handsets made by Motorola and HTC, says a provider of after-sale warranties.
  • Google offers free in-flight Wi-Fi until January

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 2:56 pm

    Google has partnered with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America to offer free in-flight Wi-Fi service on all domestic flights during the upcoming holiday season.
  • Review

    Mobile deathmatch: Windows Phone 7 vs. Apple iPhone 4

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 2:55 pm

    Microsoft has a very slick device, but it can't do nearly as much as the iPhone -- especially in business
  • Review

    Cisco CleanAir battles Wi-Fi smog

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 2:50 pm

    There's a long-standing need in wired networks to verify the quality of connectivity of wire, cable, and fiber with appropriate test equipment. But with wireless nets, this requirement extends beyond initial site surveys and occasional troubleshooting.
  • RIM continues to lose smartphone market share in Q3

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 2:44 pm

    Google's Android vaulted into second place among mobile operating systems in the third quarter, while Symbian -- though still No. 1 -- and Research in Motion lost ground.
  • Windows Phone 7 Success Tied to a Million in Sales

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 1:51 pm

    Critics are already debating whether Windows Phone 7 is a flop, but the phone's true measure of success will be in how long it takes to sell one million units. It all started after reports that Microsoft's new handset platform sold just 40,000 units Monday, the first day of Phone 7 sales in the United States. The financial blog The Street reported the sales numbers after speaking with an anonymous market research source "who tracks phone sales."
  • Oracle may be righteous vs. SAP, but open sourcers call it the oppressor

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Since buying Sun in 2009, Oracle has made huge changes to Sun properties, among them changing open-source projects in ways that have the best developers bailing.
  • Windows Phone 7 flying off store shelves

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 12:30 pm

    The HTC DH7, one of the first smartphones featuring the Windows Phone 7 OS, has sold out, one day after its release. This instantaneous success can be credited either to HTC's impressive track list of making great smartphones or the public's strong interest in Microsoft's revamped mobile OS. Either way, it's a good day for Microsoft -- though there's a long road ahead.
  • Next-gen mobile TV technology gets more backing

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 12:02 pm

    Chip makers IPWireless and ST-Ericsson said Wednesday that they have joined forces to develop a platform designed to lower the cost of building Integrated Mobile Broadcast (IMB) technology into smartphones.
  • Hasbro's My3D transforms your iPhone into a 3D device

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 8:40 am

    This is the second time a company has announced a 3D add-on for the iPhone, but do people really want to attach gadgets to their phone in order to see 3D content?
  • Africa acquisition weighs down on India's Bharti Airtel

    Posted November 10, 2010 - 4:00 am

    Bharti Airtel’s debt in connection with the acquisition of Zain Africa, and taxes in Africa, pushed down the company’s profits, even as revenue grew in the quarter ended Sept. 30.
  • Intelligence at the network's edge -- defining the future of wireless networking architecture

    Posted November 9, 2010 - 10:12 pm

    With ever more devices needing greater throughput for video and voice content, today's wireless hub-and-spoke network architecture is showing its age. What's needed is a wireless LAN (WLAN) solution capable of greater intelligence at the network's edge to optimize traffic flow without compromising security or quality of service and driving up cost.
  • Apple shifts enterprise hardware out from under enterprise expectations

    Posted November 9, 2010 - 7:12 pm

    Survey showing MacOS will increase its market share 57 percent appeared only weeks before Apple replaced its Xserver with non-server MacPro.
  • Sprint open to boosting Clearwire investment

    Posted November 9, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse downplayed the financial problems of Clearwire on Tuesday, and said Sprint may yet invest more money in the company.
  • Apple's mobile developer momentum could falter

    Posted November 9, 2010 - 3:17 pm

    Business application developers will be quick to embrace other mobile OS options to hedge their bets against Apple's consumer focus, analysts say.
  • Survey: Google Android users admit secret lust for iPhone

    Posted November 9, 2010 - 2:50 pm

    A new survey suggests Google Android smartphone rather envy and admire Apple iconic iPhone.
  • Cloud, mobile making for big changes in antivirus

    Posted November 9, 2010 - 1:24 pm

    Microsoft Security Essentials gets most of the angst from ISVs, but free or low-cost cloud services are just as much a threat to both traditional ISVs and IT proven-provider lists.
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