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  • Hand-helds fail at the NYSE today: Report

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    The Wall Street Journal reported that about 30% of hand-held devices used by brokers on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange randomly failed this morning.
  • Blogger Tests Limits of iPad's Unlimited Plan

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 11:47 am

    A lot of cell phone carriers and Internet providers offer "unlimited" data plans--but a lot of these plans have a cap on the amount of data that users can actually move. In 2008, Comcast notoriously advertised an unlimited plan but imposed a 250GB monthly cap for its residential customers.
  • Adobe Flash Shows Up on Mysterious Android Tablet

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 11:43 am

    Forget about Flash on the iPhone and iPad: Adobe, it seems, has turned its attention elsewhere. The company used the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco to show off a mysterious Google Android tablet that was running Flash flawlessly.
  • Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10 family to get Android 2.1 in Q4

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 11:40 am

    Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro will all get upgraded from Android 1.6 to version 2.1 during the fourth quarter, the phone vendor said in a blog post on Wednesday.
  • Checking in: Newspapers on the iPad

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 7:26 am

    The iPad has been on the streets for a month now. Has it saved newspapers yet?
  • Wi-Fi key-cracking kits sold in China mean free Internet

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 5:40 am

    Dodgy salesmen in China are making money from long-known weaknesses in a Wi-Fi encryption standard, by selling network key-cracking kits for the average user.
  • Ford hits the road with 'caravan' app

    Posted May 4, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    Cloud computing will take the place of CB radios this month when Ford Motor leads a subcompact convoy across the U.S. and demonstrates Caravan Track, an application developed by students at the University of Michigan.
  • Apple: Eat Dirt.

    Posted May 4, 2010 - 3:28 pm

    The closed system, the capitulation to the Hollywood moguls, and the nyet-policy are driving your faithful blogger off the Mac.
  • Apple tweaks Wi-Fi in iPhone to use China protocol

    Posted May 4, 2010 - 12:40 am

    Apple appears to have tweaked its iPhone to support a Chinese security protocol for wireless networks, as companies increasingly adopt Chinese government-backed technologies to break into the country's huge market.
  • Will Apple's iPad Wi-Fi + 3G crash AT&T?

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 9:50 pm

    Apple's iPad Wi-Fi + 3G is finally here. And now the trouble begins.
  • On the road with the iPad: Can the laptop stay home

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    I didn't do it because I'm adventurous. I did it because I'm a cheapskate.
  • Review

    The iPad 3G: Is the extra $130 worth it?

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 8:48 pm

    Apple's newest iPad, the 3G-equipped model that arrived Friday, is identical to the earlier Wi-Fi-only model, save for a plastic black strip running along the top of the device -- for 3G reception -- and a SIM card slot on the lower left side. Otherwise, the iPad 3G offers the same features as the model that arrived April 3: same solid design and construction, same bright and sharp 9.7-inch screen, same battery life.
  • Smartphones bouncing back from economic woes

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    Smartphone shipments have recovered strongly from a slump during the economic downturn, with Nokia delivering the most units but Motorola showing the greatest gains among top vendors, research company Canalys said Monday.
  • Speedier phones still can't keep up with networks

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Next-generation smartphones will be able to access the Internet at higher speeds, but costs and technical limitations will prevent them from getting the most out of the networks they are connected to.
  • Out-of-this-world Apple iPad 3G has 5 antennas

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 10:20 am

    The new iPad 3G no sooner went on sale Friday than iFixit got to work looking at the tablet computer's insides, which include five antennas to ensure Internet access.
  • iPad 3G first weekend sales & jailbreaking info

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 8:00 am

    It sounds like the iPad is once again sold out in most retail stores as well as online. So how'd it do? We've got an estimate. Also, the Spirit jailbreak for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch is available now
  • The New WiMAX

    Posted April 30, 2010 - 8:08 pm

    While you're waiting for WiMAX or other 4G data technologies to roll out, you might be interested in knowing that a new, faster still, WiMAX2, is on its way.
  • Google official reaffirms HTML5 readiness

    Posted April 30, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Google engineer confirms Steve Jobs' pronouncement that HTML5 can be used for rich Web content
  • Lawyer confirms identity of 'lost' iPhone seller

    Posted April 30, 2010 - 10:53 am

    A 21-year-old California man was identified by his lawyer Thursday as the person who sold a prototype iPhone to the Gizmodo technology site, which published photos and other information about the unreleased device.
  • Adobe CEO fires back at Jobs

    Posted April 30, 2010 - 10:51 am

    The same day that Steve Jobs spelled out Apple's opposition to Flash on its mobile devices, Adobe's CEO responded, calling the problems cited by Apple a "smokescreen."
  • Stream Flash video to Android with Skyfire

    Posted April 30, 2010 - 7:25 am

    Skyfire has released the beta version of its browser; the big selling feature is the ability to watch Flash video on your phone.
  • Three iPhone and iPad printing apps

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:54 pm

    It may not be easy to print from your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, but it can be done--provided you seek out the help of a third-party app. But which one should you turn to for help? Here's a look at three apps vying to assist you with all your mobile printing needs.
  • iPad 3G: Details on AT&T's Data Plan

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 8:51 pm

    Apple and AT&T are finally releasing more details about the iPad 3G's data plan options (PDF). We already knew there'd be two options, neither of which requires a contract: $14.99 a month for 250 MB of data, and $29.99 a month for unlimited data. But now we have more specifics about the actual plans and how they'll work.
  • Steve Jobs trashes Adobe's Flash

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 2:33 pm

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Flash is slow and not yet suitable for touchscreen devices in a lengthy open missive explaining why the Adobe software isn't allowed on iPhones and iPads.
  • Palm's Business Software Legacy

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    HP and Palm are pioneers that spearheaded the current mobile computing revolution. How fitting that they combine forces!
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