Mobile & Wireless

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  • SAP partner launches cloud-based mobile app service

    Posted September 8, 2010 - 10:35 am

    SAP partner and start-up Leapfactor announced a cloud-based system to support mobile applications, including back-office custom applications for accounting and customer support.
  • Rhomobile upgrades development-as-service platform

    Posted September 8, 2010 - 9:09 am

    RhoHub 2.0 offers mobile application development for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile.
  • Red Bend buys VirtualLogix for mobile virtualization

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 11:00 pm

    Red Bend, a mobile software management company, has acquired VirtualLogix to stake its claim in the emerging field of mobile virtualization.
  • Android vs. iPhone is no easy call

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 6:45 pm

    Google's Android mobile operating system proved a formidable rival to the wildly popular iPhone in a recent real-world test.
  • Freed journalist tricked captors into Twitter access

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 10:45 am

    A Japanese journalist freed over the weekend by captors in Afghanistan managed to send two Twitter messages before his release while teaching a captor how to access the Internet on a new cell phone, he said Tuesday.
  • Cisco, Verizon power massive IP net at Meadowlands stadium

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 9:33 am

    The New Meadowlands sports complex has once again proven that a gigantic stadium also requires a gigantic IP network.
  • iPhone 4 Wi-Fi proves a challenge for university

    Posted September 7, 2010 - 9:20 am

    The iPhone 4 is the first to use 802.11n for Wi-Fi connectivity. But it runs only in the crowded 2.4GHz band. And that poses some complex challenges if you have 500 students trying to connect their iPhone 4 in a lecture hall.
  • 5 ways to make Android 2.1 work like Froyo

    Posted September 6, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    Still waiting for Android 2.2? Given the slow pace of Froyo's rollout to Android phones, sometimes it feels like waiting for Godot. And if you're especially unlucky, the new version of the operating system won't even make it to your phone.
  • Former Google China head invests in Chinese startups

    Posted September 6, 2010 - 4:45 am

    One year after leaving his position as head of Google's China operations, Kai-Fu Lee is funding a dozen startups with his new company Innovation Works to seize on opportunities with China's booming Internet market.
  • Twitter mobile users up over 60 percent since April

    Posted September 3, 2010 - 10:30 am

    Twitter's mobile user base has spiked 62 percent since mid-April, thanks in great part to the release of official Twitter applications for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry phones.
  • Review

    Hurricane tracking apps for iPhone and iPad

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 9:35 pm

    If you've been paying a lot of attention to Danielle, Earl, and Fiona lately-- no, you won't find pics of them on a hurricane-tracking app, built specifically for your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, may help feed your curiosity about storms. A variety of inexpensive apps are available for both devices. Of the handful reviewed here, one is a universal app, and two have separate--but nearly identical--versions for the iPhone and the iPad.
  • Verizon joins the prepaid mobile data party

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 5:30 pm

    Verizon Wireless joined a growing trend on Thursday by announcing prepaid data plans for most of the smartphones and feature phones it sells.
  • Jobs promises fixes for iPhone flaws next week with iOS 4.1

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    Apple yesterday laid out its plans for the next two upgrades of iOS, the mobile operating system that powers its iPhone and iPad, slating the first for release in a few days.
  • Cisco buys wireless smart grid company

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    Cisco this week said it will acquire Arch Rock Corporation, a privately held developer of IP-based wireless network technology for smart grids.
  • Apple's iOS beats Android 6:1 on the Web

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 12:06 pm

    Apple's iOS mobile operating system is now the third-most popular platform on the Internet, with a share nearly six times larger than Android's, a Web measurement company said Wednesday.
  • Huawei receives equipment clearances in India

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 11:16 am

    Huawei Technologies has secured an order in India for the rollout of 3G services, signaling that the country’s restriction on imports of Chinese telecommunications equipment has been lifted.
  • Cisco, Itron to jointly design smart energy grid communications

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 9:13 pm

    Cisco and utility metering company Itron have agreed to jointly develop a standards-based IP-based communications platform for smart energy grids.
  • 6 useful Wi-Fi tools for Windows

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 8:53 pm

    We live in a mobile world; if you have a laptop (and who doesn't?), that means constantly connecting to the Internet via Wi-Fi. You most likely use Wi-Fi not just when you're on the road at cafés, airports or hotels, but to connect to your home network too. You might even connect to a wireless network at the office.
  • Mobile CRM app helps construction firm diversify its business

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 8:48 pm

    VCC, a nationwide retail construction company, finds that giving project managers smartphone access to customer data is a big boost in attracting new business.
  • 11 Must-Have Android Apps for Business

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 8:45 pm

    Now that business users have begun clamoring for Android phones in earnest, it's a better time than ever to take a fresh look at the Android apps now available for enterprises.
  • Windows Phone 7 released to manufacturers

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 8:38 pm

    Windows Phone 7 has been finalized and released to manufacturers, Microsoft announced today.
  • Penguins to Revisit the PC/Mac Wars

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 7:12 pm

    Today's AppleTV announcement reminds us that Apple is long on innovation, but hobbled on the follow-though--no thanks to its completely closed-market approach.
  • FCC strikes down free broadband plan

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 3:31 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has closed the door on a controversial proposal for a way to use a chunk of wireless spectrum, but continues to consider how best to deploy the valuable spectrum.
  • Portable Hotspots are the Future of Mobile Broadband

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    Clearwire and Virgin Mobile have both recently unveiled new portable Wi-Fi hotspots and contract-free unlimited mobile broadband data plans. The Clearwire Puck and the Virgin Mobile MiFi offer clear advantages over data plans offered by wireless carriers and will make bundled data plans obsolete unless wireless carriers get more competitive.
  • Bluesocket unveils virtual Wi-Fi controller on VMware

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 11:35 am

    Bluesocket now offers its Wi-Fi controller functions as software that can be deployed on virtual machine platforms, staring with VMware. The goal is lower capital and operating costs, and an enterprise WLAN that's highly scaleable.
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