Google's Gmail Gets SMS Messaging
Google's implementation of computer-to-phone SMS includes a particularly helpful feature since it assigns the Gmail sender a persistent pseudo-phone number.
Apple Updates MobileMe
The company's wireless syncing service has been getting upgrades to improve mail, calendar, contacts, and overall performance, Apple said.
7 iPhone Apps Worth Paying For
Airsharing, NotepadSync, and Twittelator Pro are just a few of the inexpensive apps that can turn your iPhone or Touch into a more powerful tool.
7 Fantastic Internet Hoaxes
Despite our increasing technological sophistication, we can't help falling for e-mail about Bigfoot, giant mutant cats, doomed tourists, and deadly butt spiders.
Shell's Progress On UC
The big headline out of Johan Krebbers' keynote at VoiceCon Amsteradam was Krebbers' assertion that at Shell, voice is no more important than the other peer-to-peer real-time media. In his talk, Krebbers elaborated, saying that within Shell today, if you travel, you're encouraged to use a softphone to save on international dialing; the expectation is that you'll become comfortable enough with the softphone that you'll be willing to use it when you're in the office as well.
RIM Announces BlackBerry App Store
The online storefront and on-device app center gives BlackBerry users an equivalent of Apple's App Store for the iPhone or the Android Market for the G1.
Broadcasters Slam FCC Over White Spaces
The National Association of Broadcasters argues that the commission's technical report on white spaces raises questions about whether it will interfere with nearby spectrum bands.
FCC Paves Way For Free Wi-Fi
Wireless carriers' concerns of interference from a free nationwide Wi-Fi network are overblown, according to a report from the FCC.
Mobile Video Calling Gets Boost
Global IP Solutions released a video engine it said can deliver high-quality peer-to-peer videoconferencing on smartphones.
Shell Stays Aggressive On UC Plans
Early on in the VoIP migration, you heard, "Voice is just another application on the network." Then you heard it wasn't; it was tougher to do and more mission critical. At VoiceCon Amsterdam next week, an executive from Royal Dutch Shell will say, in essence, that voice actually is just another application.
RIM Takes On iPhone With BlackBerry Storm
A boon for Verizon's customers, the device is the first touch-screen handset from RIM that sports a high-resolution screen, 3G connectivity, push corporate e-mail, and GPS.