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  • Providers question parts of FCC's broadband plan

    Posted March 23, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's national broadband plan released last week contains many good ideas, but it also leaves the door open to new regulations of broadband providers, representatives of providers said Tuesday.
  • Wi-Fi spreading fast among phones

    Posted March 23, 2010 - 12:10 am

    Amid the industry hype about 4G (fourth-generation) mobile technologies this week at the CTIA Wireless trade show, the Wi-Fi Alliance will play up the growing importance of wireless LANs on mobile phones.
  • DEMO starts with violent death of a fax machine

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 8:41 pm

    A fax machine was destroyed, Office Space-style, as DEMO kicked off Monday morning.
  • The BlackBerry-to-iPhone Switch: Converts Speak

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 8:35 pm

    We found six gadget-geeks who recently made the switch from BlackBerry to iPhone--and two more who went from BlackBerry to iPhone and back again. Their stories shed light on reasons why you might want to switch from a BlackBerry to the iPhone...and why you might not.
  • Mobile apps come into focus at DEMO

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 6:43 pm

    At DEMO this morning, I saw an iPhone app that lets you fill in and sign documents (with your finger), a free service that lets you make a mobile app in 5 minutes, and a mobile app that lets parents control their kids' smartphone use (which is cooler than it sounds).
  • Steve Ballmer threatens hapless Microsoftie's iPhone

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 5:22 pm

    When one employee tried to take Ballmer's picture with his iPhone, Ballmer grabbed it from him and pretended to stomp on it.
  • Myriad tool converts Java apps for Android phones

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    Mobile software company Myriad Group announced J2Android, which will make it possible for Java-based mobile applications to run on Android-based phones, the company said on Monday.
  • Broadband plan, Palm dreams, more Facebook woes

    Posted March 19, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's national broadband plan captured our attention this week and will undoubtedly continue to do that in the weeks (and months and years) ahead. In other news, Palm CEO Jon Rubenstein says that his company could have given the Droid a run for it's money, only if. And the week ends with reports that Google will announce its intentions regarding business in China on Monday.
  • Current mobile players dominate India 3G auction

    Posted March 19, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    The auction for 3G service licenses in India has drawn interest only from existing mobile operators in the country, according to data on applicants released by India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Friday.
  • Apple files mobile social networking patent request

    Posted March 19, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    A recently disclosed patent request suggests Apple may be working on a mobile social networking application that would presumably let iPhone users form ad-hoc groups based on their locations.
  • Malware infected memory cards of 3,000 Vodafone mobiles

    Posted March 19, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Malware-tainted memory cards may have ended up on as many as 3,000 HTC Magic phones, a greater number than first suspected, Vodafone said Friday.
  • Malware infected memory cards of 3,000 Vodafone mobiles

    Posted March 19, 2010 - 11:45 am

    Malware-tainted memory cards may have ended up on as many as 3,000 HTC Magic phones, a greater number than first suspected, Vodafone said Friday.
  • Six Hidden iPhone Shortcuts

    Posted March 19, 2010 - 7:38 am

    The simplicity of the iPhone and lack of buttons belies a wealth of shortcuts. Here are six of the most important ones.
  • IE8, iPhone will fall first day of hacking contest, predicts organizer

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 8:57 pm

    Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8, not Apple's Safari, will be the first browser to fall in next week's Pwn2Own hacking challenge, the contest organizer said today.
  • AT&T happy to play it cool with LTE

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 8:43 pm

    AT&T isn't sweating the fact that rival Verizon will be the first U.S. carrier to offer 4G LTE services.
  • LTE may heat up mobile net neutrality debate

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 2:41 pm

    Fine-grained network controls that are coming with next-generation mobile technology could make some demanding mobile applications such as video perform better but may also raise net neutrality concerns.
  • Google's Nexus One to operate on Sprint network

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 2:06 pm

    Sprint Nextel announced that it plans to offer Google's Nexus One smartphone on its network for an as-yet undisclosed price.
  • No copy-and-paste in Windows Phone 7 OS

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 2:04 pm

    Developers can implement their own clipboards within apps, but Microsoft is favoring contextual tapping instead
  • Mobile developers take measure of Windows Phone 7

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    Mobile developers had their first chance to learn details of the radically redesigned Windows Phone 7 mobile platform at Microsoft's MIX10 conference this week. They've got a lot think about, and they're thinking hard.
  • 10 geeky items you're embarrassed to admit you want

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    A celebration of the gadget geek in us all.
  • Alcatel-Lucent lays groundwork for next-gen mobile services

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Alcatel-Lucent's new Ultimate Wireless Packet Core is designed to let operators get a handle on the current mobile data explosion and offer subscribers more advanced services, the company said on Thursday.
  • Google Maps for Android gets improved user interface

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Google has released version 4.1 of Google Maps for Android, adding a constantly-updated map wallpaper, tweaking the way search results are displayed and adding a new Latitude widget for tracking your friends.
  • China Mobile wants iPad, and Chinese 3G for Apple's iPhone

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 8:40 am

    China Mobile hopes to offer both Apple's iPad and a version of the iPhone that supports China's homegrown 3G mobile standard, comments by China Mobile's top executive showed on Thursday.
  • Report: Google TV is coming to your living room

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 11:10 pm

    Google is working with Intel, Sony and other partners to develop Google TV, a service aimed at putting the Internet search giant's Web offerings in people's living rooms, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
  • FCC should expect broadband plan opposition, official says

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    As the U.S. Federal Communications Commission begins to implement its first national broadband plan in the coming weeks, it should expect opposition from nearly everyone in the tech and telecom communities to some parts of the proposal, said the leader of the team that put it together.
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