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  • Researchers find problems with RFID passport cards

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 3:08 pm

    RFID tags used in two new types of border-crossing documents in the U.S. are vulnerable to snooping and copying, a researcher said on Thursday.
  • Bugs & Fixes: The iPhone app crash champion

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 2:23 pm

    If your iPhone crashes more often than you would like, conventional wisdom typically attributes this to the proliferation of third-party apps on your phone, the ones you added via the App Store. However, this is likely a misconception, or at least an exaggeration.
  • Security flaw spotted in G1 Google phone

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 1:46 pm

    Researchers at Independent Security Evaluators say they've discovered a security flaw in the Android browser that could make users of phones with the browser vulnerable to attack.
  • Qik tests video streaming service for BlackBerry phones

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 10:44 am

    BlackBerry users can now start streaming and sharing videos from their phones, social-networking company Qik announced on Sunday.
  • RIM CTO: 10 tips for creating great BlackBerry applications

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 10:26 am

    RIM CTO David Yach offers 10 tips to help developers create valuable BlackBerry applications:
  • AT&T upgrades entire backbone network to 40Gbps

    Posted October 24, 2008 - 9:00 pm

    AT&T this week completed transitioning its IP traffic to a consolidated IP/MPLS backbone by deploying 40Gbps Ethernet technology over its entire U.S. ultra-long haul network.
  • Review

    WhitePages Mobile for iPhone

    Posted October 24, 2008 - 8:56 pm

    WhitePages Mobile does just about everything you could ask in a phone-based people finder--with a few flourishes that make it an extra useful addition to your mobile device.
  • Android users favoring apps over games

    Posted October 24, 2008 - 8:54 pm

    Applications are leading games in downloads from Google's Android Market.
  • Lawmakers, sports leagues raise concerns about white spaces

    Posted October 24, 2008 - 5:10 pm

    Several groups called on the FCC to delay a vote on white spaces wireless technology.
  • Verizon pays up for video voicemail patent

    Posted October 24, 2008 - 4:54 pm

    Verizon Wireless is the latest to settle a lawsuit brought by Klausner Technologies over visual voicemail patents.
  • The iPhone: The accounting gift that keeps on giving (to Apple)

    Posted October 24, 2008 - 3:19 pm

    The accounting wizards at Apple may have masked the iPhone's real value.
  • Analysts: Apple's iPhone 'firing on all cylinders'

    Posted October 24, 2008 - 2:45 pm

    When Apple reported its fiscal fourth quarter earnings earlier this week, the company revealed that it had reached

  • Intel repudiates executives' criticism of the iPhone

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 9:51 pm

    Intel distanced itself from criticism of Apple's iPhone made by executives at the company's Intel Developer Forum conference in Taipei, saying the comments were not appropriate. The chip maker also acknowledged its own products weren't yet suitable for such a product.
  • Move over, Android: Here comes BlackBerry Bold

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 10:49 am

    RIM doesn't mind stealing Android's thunder. Details about the long-delayed BlackBerry Bold, RIM's new weapon in the 3G battle, were revealed Wednesday -- yep, right smack in the middle of Google's G1 release day glory.
  • Ericsson takes LTE to the street

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 10:24 am

    Ericsson has managed to get in excess of 100M bps out of next-generation mobile technology LTE (Long Term Evolution), during recent field trials.
  • Pay as you as go phones: See the better sides of communications

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 1:37 am

    Let us have a clear insight about the pay as you go (PAYG) mobile phones. Under the PAYG mobile phone deal, a mobile user is not required to enter into a contract and is free from all types of obligations. He can easily get this deal by just submitting an identity proof and any other document required by the law of State.
  • BlackBerry Bold to hit stores Nov. 4

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 9:12 pm

    AT&T Inc. said Wednesday its BlackBerry Bold smart phone will go on sale Nov. 4 starting at $299.99 with a two-year contract.
  • Android Market to open to any app Monday

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 5:01 pm

    The Android Market currently has about 50 applications, but that number should go up next week when Google opens the market to developers.
  • Nokia goes after Google with open-source Symbian

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 4:15 pm

    Nokia has announced its Symbian mobile operating system will join the likes of Android and will become an open source operating system. The announcement was made Tuesday at the Smartphone Show in London and is seen as a bid to maintain and possibly grow its developer base. This move comes at the same time Google makes its Android source code available to developers. The Nokia news contradicts previous reports on Nokia adopting Android OS.
  • Android phone launch day relatively quiet

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 3:11 pm

    The first day of sales for Google's Android phone hasn't quite echoed the frenzy surrounding initial iPhone sales, but a few hardy souls across the country got up early to buy the first devices available in stores.
  • AT&T income, revenue up thanks to iPhone

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 11:24 am

    AT&T's net income was up 5.5 percent and revenue up 4 percent from the third quarter of 2007, with the growth driven by wireless subscribers signing up for Apple's new iPhone 3G, the company said Wednesday.
  • Apple hits 10 million iPhone target two months early

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 10:44 am

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs and CFO Peter Oppenheimer confirmed today that Apple has sold more than 10 million iPhones since the beginning of the calendar year, with two month of sales to go. Ten million iPhones was the company’s 2008 goal.
  • T-Mobile's Android-based G1 goes on sale

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 9:56 am

    The first cell phone based on Google's Android platform went on sale Tuesday evening in San Francisco ahead of the start of sales across the U.S. on Wednesday.
  • RIM to give developers Web, push tools

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 4:56 pm

    Research In Motion will give developers tools to build Web applications that work offline, expanding beyond the Java platform that has been at the core of BlackBerry applications until now, the company said Tuesday.
  • Review

    Palm Treo Pro: A sweet Windows smartphone

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 4:42 pm

    The BlackBerry, iPhone, and T-Mobile G1 may be the kings of smartphone cool, but if you ask me, they all share one big shortcoming: They don't run Windows Mobile.

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