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  • Flash on iPhone Hopes Dashed

    Posted February 2, 2009 - 12:16 pm

    Adobe has confirmed that Flash capabilities won't be coming to the iPhone anytime soon.
  • Free BlackBerry Downloads: 5 (More) Essential Apps

    Posted February 2, 2009 - 10:31 am

    A handful of new apps that promise to vastly improve your BlackBerry's audio experience, help you rapidly browse the Web, manage your online DVD mailing account, find just about anything from anywhere, and even grab screen captures of your device's display without the need for a PC.
  • How to burn movie or AVI video to a playable DVD

    Posted February 1, 2009 - 10:19 pm

    Many friends ask me how to burn a playable DVD with the movie or video that downloaded from YouTube, Torrent, TV Shows or DVD Rip, etc, so I wrote a step by step guide to share my experience in a few simple steps, here's how to burn almost any video file on your computer to a playable DVD.
  • Dell may be planning smartphone

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 5:22 pm

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Dell is researching building a smartphone, which would likely run either the Windows Mobile or Android OS. The company may even unveil its efforts at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.
  • Microsoft patent makes smartphones more like PCs

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 4:39 pm

    Patented Microsoft technology allows smartphones to connect to peripherals and networks the way PCs do.
  • Chairman: FCC has no coherent plan for DTV

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 4:21 pm

    The U.S. will have significant problems switching from analog to digital TV if the transition goes forward as scheduled on Feb. 17, the recently appointed acting chairman of the FCC said Friday.
  • Apple's iPhone dominates mobile-phone gaming downloads

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 1:20 pm

    The iPhone is, by far, the most popular mobile-phone gaming platform in the U.S. Out of the top ten phones used for downloading games four are iPhones.
  • Blackberry Storm's components cost more than iPhone 3G's

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 9:14 pm

    RIM's Blackberry Storm--it of the clickable touchscreen--was touted as a potential rival to the iPhone when it debuted late last year. Interesting thing, though: when iSuppli took apart the Storm, they discovered that its component costs are actually not only more than the price of the very device at your local Verizon store, but more than the comparable cost of the iPhone as well.
  • Digital Gear: A new dimension to 3D

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 4:18 pm

    3D has come a long way since its introduction in movies decades ago. Sharper images and deeper resolutions have made 3D TVs colorful. 3D glasses have gotten sleek and expensive. And 3D technology has also made its way to webcams, binoculars and video games.
  • Nokia phones get better camera, faster Internet access

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 12:06 pm

    Nokia has launched three new mid- and low-tier phones; continuing to push more advanced features down the price curve.
  • iPhone apps round-up: The sporting life

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 11:32 am

    Several new additions to the App Store promise to see sports fans through the post-Super Bowl barren stretch with an oasis of information about their favorite sports and teams.
  • Nintendo DS software device back on sale in Akihabara

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 10:29 am

    The R4 Revolution device that allows users to play cloned Nintendo DS software is back on sale in Akihabara after legal action designed to stop sales.
  • Digital TV delay hits bump in road

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 8:55 pm

    The House failed to pass a bill that would delay the transition to digital TV, but another vote could happen next week.
  • Copy and paste on iPhones (sort of)

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 5:02 pm

    Invariably, when Apple releases a new version of the iPhone's software, users ask this question: "Is copy and paste finally implemented." And, just as invariably, the answer is "No." At least, as far as Apple is concerned, the answer remains no. But those who've jailbroken their iPhones can now reply, "Yes, sort of."
  • Acer smartphone up PC maker's sleeve

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 4:54 pm

    PC maker Acer plans to introduce a line of smartphones at the Mobile World Congress.
  • iPhone push notifications: dead or in the wings?

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 3:36 pm

    Apple's no stranger to missing a deadline or two, nor is the company averse to pushing back products a few weeks or months when they need more time. But less common are products that disappear entirely. But that's apparently what happened to the push notification system for the iPhone that Apple touted at 2008's Worldwide Developer Conference.
  • Digital Converters and VCRs

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 3:17 pm

    The question: Can I record programs on my VCR after broadcast television switches to all digital?
  • House defeats bill to delay digital TV transition

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 2:36 pm

    The House has defeated a bill to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12.
  • Review

    T-Mobile Refreshes the BlackBerry Curve

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 1:46 pm

    T-Mobile's update of the BlackBerry Curve, the 8900, isn't an earth-shattering revision of one of Research in Motion's most successful QWERTY keyboard models. But for those who are content to browse over T-Mobile's somewhat pokey EDGE network when Wi-Fi isn't available, it offers an improved camera, a sleeker design, and a snappier processor than its predecessor, the Curve 8320.
  • Report: Amazon to Launch New Kindle on Feb 9th

    Posted January 27, 2009 - 9:35 pm

    Amazon will roll out the new version of its popular Kindle electronic book reader early next month, according to a New York Times report.
  • It's Official: Blackberry Storm Is No iPhone Killer

    Posted January 27, 2009 - 11:17 am

    The Blackberry Storm gales just weren't strong enough to wash away Apple's iPhone success. Between its average reviews and customer complaints over bugs and OS stability, the Storm seems to have severely underperformed in customer satisfaction. And now, the latest figures from Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) show that it has underperformed in sales, too.
  • Mac OS X's pirate trojan

    Posted January 27, 2009 - 1:33 am

    It's the oldest trick in the book, my friends.
  • Senate OKs 4-month delay to digital TV changeover

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 11:05 pm

    The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12 -- setting the stage for Congress to pass the proposal as early as Tuesday.
  • Microsoft: Zune revenue dropped by 54 percent

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 10:34 am

    Microsoft's revenue from its Zune music player platform fell by US$100 million, or 54 percent, in the fourth quarter.
  • How to balance work and life

    Posted January 25, 2009 - 11:37 pm

    If you've been in the technology field for any length of time, you've probably learned that the jobs in the field aren't exactly of the nine to five variety. These positions can consume you and take over your life, leaving little for anyone else. In these hard economic times, little things can go a long way toward helping you keep your sanity as your employer asks you for more and more. What can you do to have a life while, at the same time, meet the needs of your company?
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