Report: 3G iPhone Coming By Midyear
Those disappointed by the lack of a 3G announcement at Macworld can take heart. According to UBS analysts, iPhone chip supplier Infineon Technologies is ramping up production for the next generation iPhone. This time around, it will include a high-speed 3G data radio.
Fight The Power: Greening Your Linux Systems
Linux has a lot of advantages as a desktop operating system. Power management, unfortunately, still is not one of them. But there are plenty of ways to make a Linux system less power-hungry -- and some of the most effective fixes are also some of the easiest.
Will Office Open XML Slam The Door On Accessibility?
Microsoft's bid to turn its Office Open XML (OOXML) format into an ISO standard is a bad idea for any number of reasons. One of those reasons, however, strikes me as especially troubling: If OOXML wins ISO approval, it could make life much harder for millions of disabled people who rely upon accessibility-enhancing tools and technologies.
iPhone 1.1.4 Firmware Available
This afternoon, Apple made the 1.1.4 firmware update for the iPhone available for download. The update is a 162-MB file. So far, no known new features have been spotted with the upgrade, but it is believed to support the as-yet-to-be-released SDK. Stay tuned for more details.
Cell Phone Device Detects Deleted Data
Cell phone users whose phones use SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) strips need to know that a new device that reads those strips can also retrieve deleted text messages. It's called, appropriately enough, Cell Phone Spy.
The New Economy of Free (What It Will Cost You)
We all know -- or had at least one grandparent tell us -- you don't get something for nothing. But technological advances and new distribution models mean that you can get some stuff for not that much. Oh, and you might want to think about how you can apply that concept to generating revenue for your smaller business.
Open Source Guide: Take A Bite Out Of Microsoft's Cash Cow
Is there life after Microsoft Office? Today, for the first time in many years, the answer is yes, thanks to OpenOffice.org. Here's a good first step to determine whether this outstanding open-source software suite can help your small business put Microsoft's favorite cash cow out to pasture, once and for all.
LinkedIn Launches Mobile Site
Today LinkedIn showed off a new beta WAP site that lets you perform some basic tasks related to your LinkedIn database of professional contacts. And when we say basic, we mean basic. You can't view your contacts' contact information, accept invitations, nor even update your own profile. LinkedIn Mobile has its work cut out for it if it intends to catch up to other social networking sites' m
Unlocked iPhone Innovations Continue
Every day, it seems, developers come up with nifty new ways to use the iPhone to do this or that. The latest creations allow you to use your iPhone as a full touchpad remote for your PC, zoom through applications on the iPhone using CoverFlow, and LoJack your iPhone.
Full Nelson: Redfly Neither Smartphone Nor Ultralight PC
By show of hands, how many people have attempted a business trip with only a (fill in your favorite term: PDA, Smartphone, whatever)? Keep those hands up . . . how many of this group has been satisfied with that experience? Anyone? We are at an infection point. No, NOT inflection -- please don't use that term (and don't call a stomach a tummy and don't ever let me catch you saying "mani-pedi"). We're becoming infected with the notion that we will not need a laptop. The choices include a.) the sm
The Smaller Business' Guide to Getting Ready for the Recession
We are living in uncertain economic times. Smaller businesses are breathlessly waiting for the recession that has seemed to be lurking just out of sight for a while now to finally make its appearance. It's time to get ready for our unwelcome but inevitable visitor.
An iPhone Clone That Runs Windows Spotted
Another iPhone clone just surfaced and it ain't pretty, folks. Engadget this week got hold of video and photos of the DaXian X999, a device that looks and operates like the iPhone but supposedly uses the Windows Mobile operating system.
Sprint Bows Another World-Roaming Smartphone
For those who just have to have Sprint cellular service but still want to be able to roam overseas, a new smartphone from Samsung lets you do both. The ACE is a BlackJack look-alike that can use Sprint's high-speed EV-DO wireless data in the U.S., but also has a SIM card slot and GSM radio for use in Europe and elsewhere.
RIM Hauls Motorola Into Court
Relations between the US and Canada grew frosty as Montreal, based Research In Motion pulled Schaumberg, Ill Motorola into court. The two sides are warring over wireless patents and payments, a quick resolution seems unlikely, and businesses could suffer.