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  • Apple takes a step towards adding Wi-Fi to Chinese iPhones

    Posted July 9, 2010 - 8:45 am

    Apple appears to have moved a step closer to delivering an iPhone with Wi-Fi capabilities to the Chinese market.
  • Android, Samsung gaining mobile share in U.S.

    Posted July 8, 2010 - 3:31 pm

    Android is gaining on all the major smartphone platforms in the U.S., though it was only the fourth-most-used mobile operating system in May, market data firm comScore reported on Thursday.
  • Telecom experts question FCC's broadband regulation plan

    Posted July 8, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's proposal to reclassify broadband as a common-carrier service will create uncertainty for investors in the telecom industry and could lead to heavy-handed regulations down the road, some telecom law experts said Thursday.
  • Review

    TweetList for iPhone

    Posted July 8, 2010 - 12:46 pm

    There's a certain kind of Twitter user who goes completely crazy with the microblogging service and follows everyone they know, every celebrity they like, and essentially everything they are interested in. For these people, the organizational genius of TweetList for Twitter, from Zooble, is a lifesaver.
  • HP Labs uses cloud technology to simplify mobile web access

    Posted July 8, 2010 - 9:45 am

    HP Labs India has developed a cloud-based technology, called SiteonMobile, that simplifies accessing content and doing transactions on the Web.
  • Synchronoss' FusionOne buy puts spotlight on mobile sync

    Posted July 7, 2010 - 6:15 pm

    Synchronoss plans to buy FusionOne in a deal that could allow phone users to sign up for a new phone and transfer data from their old phones at the same time.
  • AT&T blames iPhone 4 slowdown on Alcatel bug

    Posted July 7, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    Heavy demand for upload capacity from the iPhone 4 has exposed a flaw in the software for Alcatel-Lucent's 3G network equipment, temporarily forcing lower upstream speeds for some AT&T subscribers.
  • Smartphones could overwhelm Italian broadband network

    Posted July 7, 2010 - 3:16 pm

    The spread of smartphones in Italy is threatening to overwhelm the country's broadband network, the head of the national Communications Authority warned Tuesday.
  • Cisco offers device for home energy control

    Posted July 7, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    Cisco Systems took another step into the consumer market today by announcing a Home Energy Controller device that homeowners could buy from local utilities to help with energy conservation.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 approved, will reach devices this year

    Posted July 7, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    The Bluetooth 4.0 low-power wireless networking specification has been approved, and the technology will start appearing in devices such as smart meters and laptops later this year, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group said on Wednesday.
  • Cathay Pacific plans in-flight broadband, live TV from 2012

    Posted July 6, 2010 - 10:10 pm

    Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways plans to offer in-flight broadband, cell-phone service and live television on its aircraft from early 2012, it said Wednesday.
  • Give Us Google Voice, Online Petition Demands

    Posted July 6, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    After a recent leak showing a Google Voice desktop application in action, fans of Google's telecommunications service have started an online petition demanding Google release the app to the public. "We have asked, begged, and pleaded for a desktop VoIP application...This petition is brought forth to show you the overwhelming demand for such an application," the petition reads. At the time of this writing, the petition at giveusvdesktop.com, had more than 2,400 signatures with an ultimate goal of 500,000.
  • Nokia sells off wireless modem business

    Posted July 6, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Nokia is selling off its wireless modem business to Renesas Electronics, a move that could help the mobile giant better focus on phone competition and get rid of a business that may have been struggling.
  • Microstrategy rolls out BI app for iPhone, iPad

    Posted July 6, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Microstrategy on Tuesday is announcing a next-generation mobile BI (business intelligence) application for Apple's iPhone, joining the growing pack of enterprise vendors that are embracing the red-hot platform.
  • Starbucks Free Unlimited Wi-Fi: A User's Guide

    Posted July 5, 2010 - 9:03 pm

    Just in time for the July 4th holiday weekend Starbucks is now offering free, unlimited Wi-Fi access at nearly 7,000 company-operated locations across the United States. The policy change came into effect Thursday a little over two years after Starbucks began offering two hours of free Wi-Fi to Starbucks card holders. Now, however, the time limits are gone, and you can enjoy unlimited free Wi-Fi at your local Starbucks any time you like for as long as you like.
  • Bugs & Fixes: Seven iOS 4 troubleshooting tips

    Posted July 5, 2010 - 8:58 pm

    When it comes to troubleshooting, the iOS is remarkably trouble-free. It is not unusual to go weeks--or even months--without having any significant problems with your iPhone's software. Still, when a new version of the iOS arrives, as with the recently released iOS 4, you can expect a least a bit of head-scratching. Most issues do not center on bugs or other malfunctions. Rather, they involve trying to figure out how to get a new feature to work as expected. With that in mind, here are some troubleshooting tips that provide answers to several of the questions you may be asking--and some you may not have thought to ask.
  • Adobe Flex to gain mobile app capabilities

    Posted July 5, 2010 - 8:53 pm

    A separate mobile branch of framework had been pondered, but device performance increases made branching unnecessary
  • Computer science grads ‘most unlikely’ to find work

    Posted July 5, 2010 - 8:51 pm

    UK Graduates who studied computer science are the most unlikely to find work, according to official statistics.
  • Beijing angry with EU anti-dumping investigation

    Posted July 5, 2010 - 11:40 am

    China has hit back at the European Commission over an investigation into allegations of hardware dumping.
  • AT&T reaches settlement of old billing claims

    Posted July 2, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    AT&T and lawyers representing class-action plaintiffs have reached a proposed settlement of lawsuits over billing by AT&T Wireless before 2004.
  • Motorola details breakup plans

    Posted July 2, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    Motorola this week gave more details of its planned reorganization, saying it will spin off its mobile devices and home products business into a new entity called Motorola Mobility.
  • July 4th will bring a Google Apps migration to Colorado county

    Posted July 2, 2010 - 11:37 am

    The appeal of Google Apps is being tested in Colorado under a program that will enable any state agency or local government entity to migrate to the service as part of a blanket contract.
  • How to solve the iPhone 4 antenna problem

    Posted July 2, 2010 - 11:34 am

    iPhone users have come up with creative ways to work around the reception problem on the iPhone 4. Computerworld selected some of the best advice found so far.
  • Agencies announce $795 million in new broadband subsidies

    Posted July 2, 2010 - 12:40 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama's administration will announce nearly US$795 million in grants and loans for broadband deployment projects across the nation on Friday, officials with two federal agencies said.
  • Wyse brings Pocket Cloud to Android

    Posted July 1, 2010 - 9:26 pm

    Thin client company Wyse Technology, has launched an Android version of is PocketCloud remote mobile desktop product.
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