Smartphone Apps For The Rest Of Us
Even if you use Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon -- or don't have an iPhone for your AT&T connection -- you can still get games, music, location-based services, and other mobile content on your phone. Here's how.
iPhone Password Flaw Discovered
Once the emergency call keypad is accessed through the passcode entry screen, a person only needs to double tap the home button.
Nokia Continues Its Cell Phone Dominance
The dual strategy of targeting developing countries with low-cost mobile phones and instituting price cuts for its mid-tier devices helped propel its momentum, Gartner said.
Amazon's Kindle May Go Back To School
The company could be aiming its e-reader at colleges and universities to get a chunk of the $5.5 billion textbook market, according to a McAdams Wright Ragen analyst.
Old Media Gets The Scoop On Obama's VP Pick
When I woke up Saturday morning, I found a text message waiting on my iPhone from the Barack Obama campaign, informing me that the candidate named Joe Biden as running mate. But I already knew that, because I'd already gotten the news the night before -- from newspapers. Old-fashioned journalism -- wordslingers working contacts inside the Obama campaign -- leaked the story in advance of your new-fangled text messaging. Score one for the old school.
Avaya Plus Tandberg?
In what is probably the first really interesting consolidation rumor I've heard in a long time, there are reports that Silver Lake, the private equity firm that owns Avaya, has approached Tandberg about acquiring that video-focused vendor.
Microsoft For Corporate Telephony?
There's been a lot of buzz over at No Jitter about the most recent Gartner report in the area of IP telephony/Unified Communications, in which Gartner gave a spot in its coveted Magic Quadrant to Microsoft. What drove the commentary was the fact that Microsoft made the Magic Quadrant for Corporate Telephony, an area in which
Android Phones May Hit T-Mobile In October
The first Android-powered smartphone will be manufactured by High Tech Computer, and will have a large touch screen that slides out to reveal a five-row QWERTY keyboard.
Qwest Prepares For Obama Nomination In Denver
The company said it added about 2,600 data lines, 3,400 voice-grade circuits, and 140 miles of single strands of copper and coaxial cable to handle the Democratic National Convention.
Twitter Axes U.K. Text Updates
The company estimates it costs about $1,000 per U.K. user annually to send outbound texts, but not all users will be affected.
iPhone Connection Forecast: Spotty
Poor connections have been reported in countries outside the United States, indicating that the problem lies in the device or the software, and not with AT&T's 3G network.
EU Reserves Spectrum For 'Talking' Cars
Allowing embedded devices to tap into the 30-MHz spectrum of the 5.9-GHz band could potentially allow cars to communicate hazardous conditions and traffic to other vehicles.
Consolidation Among UC Vendors
Last week's deal for Siemens Enterprise (SEN) solved the vendor's immediate problem of reassuring its customer base that the brand and products would go on, be supported, and form the basis of future strategic activities. That was really Job 1 for SEN last week; now we have to see where it invests and what approach it takes to the North American market. Meanwhile, there remains the question of the enviro