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  • Brocade, HP unveil data center extensions

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Brocade this week unveiled data center products available from OEM HP that are designed to support next-generation Fibre Channel rollouts anchored to optimizing application performance and scaling virtual machines.
  • Google Voice: 10 Reasons to Check It Out

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 10:45 am

    Now that Google Voice is open to everybody in the U.S., small business owners, particularly those with less than 25 employees, should take a close look at Google's free phone management service. Here are ten good reasons why:
  • 20 percent of Android apps can threaten privacy, says vendor

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Twenty percent of applications on Android Market let third parties access private or sensitive information, according to a report from security vendor SMobile Systems.
  • Skype CEO: SkypeKit aimed at onslaught of new gadgets

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 5:10 am

    Skype launched a new software developer kit on Wednesday to help electronics makers embed Skype into any new device they're working on.
  • Apple leaves iPad vulnerable after monster iPhone patch job

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 9:56 pm

    As part of Monday's iOS 4 upgrade, Apple patched a record 65 vulnerabilities in the iPhone, more than half of them critical. But Apple's iPad isn't slated to get the iOS 4 update until this fall.
  • HP bakes automation into new servers, storage, energy-management wares

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 9:29 pm

    HP kicked off its Tech Forum this week and announced 10 new ProLiant servers, upgrades to its Virtual Connect connectivity portfolio, and new capabilities for its Matrix server-provisioning software.
  • Google Voice: Your Guide to Getting Started

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 9:11 pm

    Google's officially opened the gates and invited all of America into Google Voice, its customizable phone management service.
  • Broadband experts: All adoption is local

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    The U.S. needs local education and training programs and better computer reuse programs to overcome a large broadband adoption gap, speakers at a broadband adoption forum said Tuesday.
  • Clearwire raises $290M in rights offering

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    WiMax service provider Clearwire raised more than US$290 million in a rights offering that expired on Monday, building up its war chest as it continues to deploy a national 4G network.
  • UK operators join forces to trial new mobile TV technology

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 8:10 am

    O2, Orange, and Vodafone will conduct joint U.K. trials of a new mobile broadcast technology called Integrated Mobile Broadcast (IMB), which will let the operators offer better mobile TV and radio services, they said on Tuesday.
  • iOS 4: What you need to know

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    The latest update to Apple's mobile operating system arrived on schedule, with iOS 4 becoming available as a download on Monday. As with past OS updates, iOS 4 delivers an array of new features and enhancements to some old favorites. But things are different this time as well--Apple is no longer charging iPod touch owners to upgrade. Then again, some customers with older devices won't be able to upgrade at all--the first time that's happened since the 2007 debut of Apple's mobile OS.
  • New Apple iOS 4 APIs expand iPhone device management

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 9:27 pm

    Enterprises can finally make use of third-party device management applications for iPhone deployments, thanks to Apple’s new iOS 4 APIs and an on-board device management service.
  • Law would offer government PCs to small businesses

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    Two U.S. senators on Monday introduced a bill to help small businesses that want access to broadband services and new technologies.
  • Speed kills when it comes to remote access

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 7:15 pm

    By Dave Campbell, Director of Product Marketing, LogMeIn
  • Review

    Hands on with iOS 4's Mail features

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:22 pm

    In the time since the first iPhone was released, I've been one of Mobile Mail's biggest fans and its biggest critics. I'm a fan because, for an e-mail client on a mobile phone, Mail is surprisingly usable. But I'm a critic because, as good as Mail is, it's long had a number of glaring feature omissions that hamper its usefulness, and some of my biggest wishes for iOS 4 included filling those holes.
  • From the labs: IT's future today

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:18 pm

    For all its promise of revolution, the computing industry often lags behind expectations. After all, your netbook is really just a laptop, only smaller and cheaper. The chip that powers your PC today has a direct lineage back to the Pentiums of yesterday. Your latest hard drive might hold 2TB, but it's still just a hard drive. Where's the real innovation?
  • Hands on with iOS 4 folders

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    When the iPhone first debuted, all its apps could fit on a single Home screen. But it didn’t take long—especially once the App Store opened up shop—for even the most novice of iPhone users to require multiple screens. And once you started downloading new apps regularly, as many iPhone owners have done over the past couple years, you ended up with screen after screen after screen of apps to swipe through, with more than a few users exhausting the 180 visible slots. (Or, to put it another way, filling up 11 pages of 16 spaces, plus four in the dock).
  • Apple delivers iOS 4, users report back-up problems

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:15 pm

    As expected, Apple opened the download gate for iOS 4 today and users said the mobile operating system upgrade appeared to download and install with few problems.
  • FCC issues advice on traveling with mobile phones

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    As the U.S. enters the summer vacation season, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has launched an educational program to remind mobile-phone customers traveling internationally how to avoid high-cost calls.
  • AT&T, Verizon join Wi-Fi roaming group

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the two largest U.S. mobile operators, have joined an organization that ensures roaming among mobile operators' Wi-Fi networks.
  • Nook price cut to $199, Wi-Fi only model launched

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 1:56 pm

    Barnes & Noble today launched a Wi-Fi-only version of the Nook for $149 and cut the price of its original Wi-Fi and 3G version from $259 to $199.
  • Texting While Driving More Common With Adults Than Teens

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    Adults are guilty of the dangerous activity of texting while driving more often than teenagers, according to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. The Pew study also revealed that adults are substantially more likely to talk on a cell phone while driving than teenagers.
  • Five ways Apple's iOS 4 'breathes new life' into iPhone

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    Like clockwork, Apple has once again offered up numerous improvements to the iPhone's software in a June release. Although all eyes were on the new iPhone 4 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference two weeks ago, the new smartphone would be just a stylish chunk of stainless steel and glass without iOS 4, the new operating system that arrives today.
  • iPhone management tools step it up with iOS 4

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 10:57 am

    The new iPhone and iPad OS adds BlackBerry-like corporate security, which upgraded IT admin tools will tap
  • FCC group crafting plans to open up mobile spectrum

    Posted June 18, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission Spectrum Task Force laid out preliminary ideas on Friday for making frequencies now used for satellite services available for conventional mobile broadband.
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