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  • FTC may try to block Google's AdMob deal, report says

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    The Federal Trade Commission may be preparing to challenge Google's planned acquisition of AdMob on antitrust concerns, a news report said Tuesday.
  • Nexaira targets smaller buyers with 3G/4G router

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Nexaira Wireless on Tuesday expanded its line of 3G/4G routers, which can be connected to a wide variety of carrier networks in North America, aiming a new US$99 model at small and home offices.
  • Sprint's next Airave femtocell will get 3G

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Home cellular base stations are about to get a lot more useful and available in the U.S., with Sprint Nextel preparing to join AT&T and possibly Verizon Wireless in offering a femtocell that delivers 3G data speeds.
  • Apple's iPad twice as fast as iPhone 3GS, tests show

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    Apple's iPad is about twice as fast as the current iPhone, according to recently-published benchmark tests, and is powered by a single-core ARM processor.
  • Antenna Software: smack in the middle of an Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry world

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 11:32 am

    Antenna Software, a vendor of software and services for building, rolling out and managing mobile applications, Tuesday is announcing the beta release of its Antenna Mobility Platform (AMP), which brings together the company's expertise in software-as-a-service with 2009 acquisition Dexterra's primarily behind-the-firewall mobile apps technology. New in Version 3.0 is support for Android devices and the iPhone (Antenna recently announced additional enterprise iPhone support via a deal with AT&T) and improved tools for quickly developing cross-platform mobile apps. Antenna is looking for AMP 3.0 to support business-to-employee apps, but also what it calls business-to-business-to-customer ones. All of which gives Antenna an interesting viewpoint of the action-packed smartphone and mobile apps scene. Here's what Antenna CEO Jim Hemmer had to say about some of the latest issues.
  • Wi-Fi issues dominate iPad user complaints

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 11:25 am

    Some owners of Apple's new iPad have complained of weak wireless signals, dropped connections and slow surfing speeds
  • Apple's iPad has a niche in a lot of professions

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 10:36 am

    Most iPad owners will most likely use their shiny new tablet to read books and magazines, watch movies, TV shows and YouTube videos, and do typical Internet tasks like check e-mail and surf the Web. But what about putting it to use in different business situations? Does it fit in at work?
  • Microsoft expected to launch 'Pink' smartphone April 12

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 9:18 pm

    Microsoft is sending invitations to a mystery event for press and analysts on April 12 that could be the unveiling of a new smartphone code-named Pink or a new tablet e-reader code-named Courier.
  • ABI sees 2010 as breakthrough year for mobile apps

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    This will be the big year for mobile applications, according to ABI Research, which expects downloads from app stores to more than double from 2009 and then grow more slowly through 2013.
  • CRM for Road Warriors: Phone or Laptop?

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 4:47 pm

    CRM was born in the call center and grew up in the headquarters office. Now it's a teenager and wants to travel. What do you need to consider for your road warriors, and what's reasonable to give them for software and devices?
  • First-day iPad sales top first-gen iPhone

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 4:44 pm

    Apple today said it sold more iPads on Saturday than it sold first-generation iPhones in 2007 over a two-day period.
  • Sneaky Fees: Hidden Charges Add Up for Tech Users

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    Regulatory fees. Handling fees. Convenience fees. Whatever vendors call them, more of these small charges continue to pile up on mobile phone and broadband bills, as well as on everyday online purchases. It's adding up to aggravation for many customers.
  • Flash mob crackdown in Philly focuses on teens, not technology

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 11:14 am

    In Philadelphia, the mayor and police have cracked down on mobs of teenagers that turned violent and that police believe learned about the gatherings through "flash mob" wireless communications, including texting and Twitter.
  • Gartner: 10 mobile & wireless technologies that should be on your radar

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 11:09 am

    10 mobile and wireless networking technologies -– including new versions of Bluetooth and location-awareness -- Gartner says will play a big role in business-to-employee and business-to-consumer interactions over the next couple of years.
  • How Google wants to change telecom

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 11:00 am

    Google doesn't want to be your Internet service provider; rather, it wants to make your ISP behave in a more Google-friendly manner.
  • Home wireless vendors aim to simplify routers

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 10:52 am

    If it's been a while since you’ve purchased or upgraded your home wireless network equipment, you’re not alone. Sales of home wireless gear have been pretty flat, leading to several theories about the reason why. Some feel that the current technology of 802.11g and/or 802.11n products is good enough for most home setups, and others suggest that the complexity of setup prevent new users from buying and installing these products.
  • Business iPhone apps finder adds iPad-specific listings

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 10:38 am

    'No junk' online catalog lets you sort apps by more specific categories than the Apple store provides.
  • iPad teardown reveals first-rate design, build

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 10:17 am

    The iPad is the best-built first-generation mobile device Apple has ever produced, the owner of an iPod and iPhone repair company said after disassembling one of the new tables.
  • iLust: 1, Willpower: 0

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 7:52 am

    Armed with all the facts, our intrepid reporter resists the iPad hype. At least for a couple of hours.
  • Twitterrific, Twittelator, TweetDeck come to the iPad

    Posted April 2, 2010 - 9:41 pm

    Twitter and the iPhone have always seemed made for each other--quick messages you can tap out on your phone's keyboard while you're on the go. But will the iPad show a similar affinity for the social networking service? If the App Store is any indication, app developers think so: the store is already awash with Twitter clients for the new device. Here are three popular apps for the site that have made the jump from iPhone to iPad.
  • Top 10 Smartphone Easter Eggs

    Posted April 2, 2010 - 11:18 am

    For the un-initiated, the term Easter Egg is geek parlance for secret gags and goofs buried deep inside software. Now as cell phones have hit mass appeal, perhaps it's no surprise that Easter eggs have snuck into our handhelds.
  • iPad has a lot riding on AT&T

    Posted April 2, 2010 - 10:12 am

    If the iPad is truly going to be "magical," as Apple claims it will be, a lot rides on AT&T's networks, especially its much-derided 3G performance for the iPhone.
  • Meego Provides First Glimpse at New Mobile OS

    Posted April 2, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Meego--the mobile operating system merger between Nokia's Maemo and Intel's Moblin--is now available for developers anxious to peek under the hood. The official release of the Meego operating system isn't expected for at least a few months, but the release of key elements will enable developers to begin working with--and developing for--the new platform.
  • The iPad's here, now what?

    Posted April 2, 2010 - 9:19 am

    The iPad is nearly here. It goes on sale Saturday and arrives at the doors of the hundreds of thousands of customers who pre-ordered the tablet. Here are answers to opening day questions about Apple's new tablet.
  • Feel like you're being watched at work? You may be right

    Posted April 1, 2010 - 10:34 am

    Social network monitoring and IP cameras are two ways organizations are keeping a lid on sensitive data and property.
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