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  • HTC Cuts Licensing Deal with MS for Android Phones

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 4:33 pm

    Microsoft announced that it will collect royalties on HTC's Android phones through a patent licensing deal. Microsoft isn't saying much about what patents are covered, but it's clear that HTC's Android phones in some way use technology that's patented by Microsoft. The deal comes as HTC faces a lawsuit from Apple which alleges 20 patent violations.
  • Smartphone management becoming a nightmare

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 4:31 pm

    A survey of 475 Interop attendees pegged mobile device management as the biggest mobile concern, with 200 people saying that is their top worry.
  • Motorola Droid Still Leading the Android Pack

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 4:27 pm

    It may no longer be the hot phone du jour, but Motorola's Droid appears to still be leading the way when it comes to Android devices.
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    Review: Free remote access tools for Windows and Mac

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 3:56 pm

    The best free tools combine firewall friendliness with easy remote access and an amazing array of handy features
  • Flash memory set to benefit from mobile Internet explosion

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    As the world becomes ever more connected through wireless Internet devices, and corporate users seek faster access to data, flash memory is expected to quickly take a more important place in the storage of information.
  • Purdue, USF test-drive Cisco CleanAir, uncover RF interference

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    CleanAir gives Cisco WLAN administrators something they never had before: a real-time, remote view of RF interference anywhere in the network.
  • BlackBerry Partners Fund Announces "Super Apps" Challenge

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    The BlackBerry Partners Fund announced its third annual BlackBerry Developer Challenge at RIM's 2010 Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES). Developers who create the best "super apps" are eligible for prizes valued at up to $86,000.
  • Apple slates WWDC for June 7-11, touts iPhone 4

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 1:57 pm

    Apple announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference will begin June 7, the likely date when the company will introduce its next iPhone.
  • Microsoft takes aim at Android with patent portfolio in hand

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 9:43 am

    Microsoft has licensed some of its patents to mobile phone maker HTC for use on the company's Android-based smartphones, it said Tuesday.
  • Android beats iPhone OS in mobile traffic numbers

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 7:44 am

    Mobile advertising network AdMob reports that they saw more US traffic from Android than from the iPhone in March 2010. We break down the numbers and consider what this might mean for the platform.
  • Carriers flubbing femtocell

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 9:28 pm

    Femtocells have gotten off to a sluggish start so far because carriers have yet to sell customers on their benefits, says an analyst at Infonetics Research.
  • Nokia says its first Symbian 3 smartphone will be out in Q3

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 10:11 am

    Nokia on Tuesday announced that the N8, its first smartphone based on the Symbian 3 OS, will be out in the third quarter.
  • Cisco announces CleanAir for Wi-Fi interference on new access points

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 9:46 am

    Cisco Systems announced a new series of high-end wireless LAN access points with so-called CleanAir technology that is designed to give network administrators the ability to monitor Wi-Fi interference from a variety of devices.
  • India adds record 20 million mobile subscribers in March

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 3:40 am

    India added a record 20 million new mobile subscribers in March, as new operators cut tariffs to attract subscribers, according to data released Monday by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
  • Wozniak on Apple Secrets and Leaks

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:59 pm

    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wrote a guest post for Gizmodo recently claiming that Apple engineer Gray Powell was not fired for losing an iPhone prototype in March. Wozniak's brief post also tells the tale of how another Apple engineer lost his job for showing off an iPad to Apple's cofounder just hours ahead of the device's April 3 launch. Wozniak's post offers an interesting, albeit brief, look behind the scenes at Apple, and reinforces the stereotype of Apple's deeply paranoid and overly secretive corporate culture.
  • Rhapsody adds offline music play to iPhone app

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:58 pm

    Rhapsody today launched an updated iPhone app that lets users listen to music even when no Internet connection is available.
  • RIM continues its reach to consumers with new Blackberries

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    The smallest BlackBerry Pearl smartphones yet, the 9100 and 9105, will go on sale in May on various carriers, Research in Motion Ltd. announced.
  • Hackers target iPad owners with bogus update

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    Hackers are targeting iPad users with bogus update messages that dupe them into downloading malicious code onto their Windows PCs, a security researcher said.
  • Counties, M2Z propose free broadband network

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    County Executives of America (CEA), along with mobile broadband company M2Z Networks, has proposed to build a free wireless broadband network across the 700 counties that are members of the trade group.
  • BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 Gets New VoWi-Fi Features

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 1:21 pm

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion's (RIM) today announced the latest version of the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS) at its ninth annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES) in Orlando. MVS 5 adds new voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) functionality and support for additional corporate PBX systems.
  • America's Pastime: baseball, hot dogs, and iPhone apps

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Going to the ballpark this weekend? Bring your iPhone. These applications will make you love the game even more.
  • Mobile phone tapping allegation disrupts Indian Parliament

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 8:40 am

    A session of India's Parliament was adjourned on Monday morning after the opposition protested against the government, citing a magazine report that the mobile phones of some of the country's top politicians were tapped by an Indian security agency.
  • Israel gives approval for iPad imports

    Posted April 25, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Israel lifted a ban on imports of Apple's iPad on Sunday, saying the device conforms with local wireless standards, the government said.
  • International Tech Travel: Stay Charged, Connected on the Go

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Good news for tech-toting travelers: The world is better prepared than ever to help you get online and keep your laptop, cell phone, and other devices fully charged. Bad news: It is still very far from having universal standards in place. Still, with a little research and a few gadgets, you can keep your costs and headaches to a minimum.
  • Purdue University plans for post-PC era

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    Purdue University is looking to save $15 million in IT costs over the next three years. So it's considering a virtualized desktop infrastructure.

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