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  • SXSW: The iPad will not save magazines; magazines must save themselves

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 2:46 am

    The iPad will not be a magic wand, it turns out!
  • Reaction to FCC's broadband plan: Generally positive

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communication Commission's national broadband plan, released Tuesday, received generally positive reviews, with some groups calling the plan ambitious and necessary.
  • FCC officially releases national broadband plan

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission officially released the country's first national broadband plan Tuesday, and one of its major goals is to bring broadband service to all U.S. residents.
  • Three new options emerge for managing smartphones in the enterprise

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 11:34 am

    The surge of iPhones and other smartphones in the enterprise is a major headache for IT departments. Now, there are three new medicines that may help to ease that pain.
  • Can the iPad make it as an e-textbook reader for students?

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 9:52 am

    Apple's iPad, which arrives April 3, is already regarded as a high-end, color e-reader and multimedia device. But its potential as an e-textbook reader for students remains debatable.
  • Slainte! Five St. Patricks Day apps for your iPhone

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Festoon your iPhone with apps that remind you of the Emerald Isle on this greenest of days.
  • Highlights of the MIX 10 Keynote: Windows Phone 7 development

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 9:59 pm

    If you don't have time to sit through all 2 hours of the recording of Microsoft's MIX 10 keynote, wherein they showed off what Silverlight 4 & XNA can do on Windows Phone 7 devices, we've got a handy time-stamped list of highlights. Jump to what interests you and skip the boring stuff.
  • FCC's national broadband plan: What's next?

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    When the U.S. Federal Communications Commission officially releases the nation's first national broadband plan Tuesday, the document will be just the start of a long process to extend broadband service to millions [m] of U.S. residents.
  • Free Microsoft Windows Phone 7 developer tools released

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 9:00 pm

    At the start of its annual MIX 10 Web developer conference, Microsoft announced the immediate free release of mobile-enabled versions of its latest core development tools for Windows Phone 7.
  • Microsoft: No native code for Windows Phone 7

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    Microsoft officials Monday confirmed at the company's MIX 10 developers event in Las Vegas that native applications will not be allowed on Windows Phone 7 devices. Only applications running in the Silverlight runtime environment or games in the XNA Game Studio runtime will be allowed.
  • Silverlight: Windows Phone 7 Secret Weapon

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 8:42 pm

    Microsoft is using the MIX'10 Web developer conference in Las Vegas this week as a platform for unveiling new details about the upcoming Windows Phone 7 series. One detail, which could drive support for Windows Phone 7 apps, is the reliance on Silverlight as a development platform.
  • FCC wants 120MHz of spectrum from TV stations

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will seek to take back 120MHz of spectrum from U.S. television stations in the next five years and reallocate it to wireless broadband providers in a voluntary program that would allow the stations to share or keep spectrum auction revenues, under a national broadband plan that will be officially released Tuesday.
  • iPad orders fall after Friday's rush, claims blogger

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 4:32 pm

    Orders for Apple's iPad fell off sharply over the weekend after a big opening day Friday, an investment blogger claimed today.
  • Microsoft touts Windows Phone 7 Series and Silverlight 4

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    The company showed off tools and demos during a presentation at the Mix10 conference
  • FCC's broadband plan: $15.5 billion for deployment

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    The FCC would spend $15.5 billion on broadband deployment in a national broadband plan unveiled Monday.
  • AT&T, Sprint launch cheaper, stylish phones

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    AT&T and Sprint Nextel launched new phones with a focus on style, quick connections and lower costs.
  • Does the iPhone OS Need Multitasking?

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    As we approach the one-year anniversary of the launch of the iPhone 3GS, rumors are beginning to circulate about what we can expect from an iPhone 4G. One of the most-wanted, and most-speculated features for the next-generation iPhone OS is the ability to truly multitask between apps.
  • Google Local Product Search: Great Idea, Needs Tweaks

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 1:06 pm

    As with many new Google services, the ability to search for products at local stores is a little slow out of the gate, but the potential is there.
  • Microsoft's four big Windows Phone 7 priorities at MIX10

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 1:04 pm

    Microsoft will unpack the technical details of Windows Phone 7 at next week's annual MIX development conference. Here are the company's priorities for the its retooled mobile platform.
  • Twitter wants to know where you are

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    Twitter on has turned on its new geolocation feature that allows you to tell the Twitterverse where you are when you tweet.
  • Apple practices 'legal alchemy' to mask IP theft, claims Nokia

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    Nokia last week asked a federal judge to toss out Apple's antitrust claims, saying the iPhone maker indulged in "legal alchemy" when it tried to divert attention from its "free-riding" of Nokia's intellectual property.
  • Prepaid wireless market hot in U.S. during recession

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 11:40 am

    The hottest market in wireless communications in the U.S. is for customers who pre-pay for their service, with that group accounting for 65% of all net new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2009, research firm IDC said.
  • 10 iPhone wellness apps for the comically lazy

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 11:22 am

    iPhone apps that purport to help you stop hair loss, increase your sex drive and even perform your own surgeries!
  • Getting the most from 802.11n

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 11:22 am

    You're ready to go with just buying a new 802.11n AP right? Not so fast tiger. While it's true that 802.11n can leave 802.11g at the starting line and even leave some older Ethernet routers eating its dust, it's still all too possible to set it up so that you can't get all the speed out of 802.11n you paid for. Here's how 802.11n works, and considerations before you buy.
  • BlackBerry Security: Five Tips to Keep Your Smartphone Safe

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 9:02 am

    Whether you're a corporate BlackBerry user on a BES or a BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) customer, you can manage a number of quick and easy security safeguards on your own...and you'd be wise to do so if you'd prefer that personal and/or sensitive data on your device remains "for your eyes only."
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