News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile posted in September 2008
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I'm One Of Sprint's First WiMax Customers
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
I became one the first customers in the United States to have real WiMax service today. So far (after a few easy-to-fix bumps), so good.
Apple Mac Pro Computers Toxic?
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
Jason O'Grady, writing for ZDNet, has me worried. He says that, according to a French newspaper, "Mac Pro owners run the risk of getting diseases as dangerous as leukemia (blood cancer) simply by using their computer."
Dell Offers PC Pre-Loaded With Movies
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
For an additional $20, movie fans can get a copy of "Iron Man," along with bonus features, pre-loaded on select Inspiron, Dell Studio, and XPS laptops, and desktops.
Nokia Abandons Business Market -- What Does It Mean For Your Company?
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
Nokia this week announced that it will stop marketing and developing its own software services for business customers. What does that mean for companies using Nokia solutions?
Movie Studios, RealNetworks Sue Each Other In DVD-Copying Dispute
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
RealDVD software lets people rent DVDs from a legitimate video-rental store and build a library of copied movies without ever buying a DVD.
Google Share Plunge To Be Erased By Nasdaq
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The search engine's canceled trades were triggered by erroneous orders that were routed to Nasdaq from another market center, officials said.
T-Mobile Concerned Over FCC's Free Wi-Fi Plan
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The mobile operator claims recent tests near Seattle prove the free service would interfere with its cellular network.
Crisis Survival Kit: 10 Cash Flow Tips You Need Now
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
For fighting back against the credit crunch, SMBs have some of the best options out there, according to consultant and financial software developer Rusty Luhring.
Tech Sector Could Star In U.S. Economic Salvation
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
Universal broadband, spending on energy technologies, and alternative technologies could encourage the growth needed to come back from the Wall Street bailout, analysts conclude.
AMD Says 'Shanghai'-Based Servers To Hit Market In 4Q
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The chipmaker said that rollout of its first 45-nm server chip is ahead of schedule and that it learned from its mistakes in launching Barcelona.
Nokia Prepares 'iPhone Killer,' Changes CTO
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The Symbian S60-powered smartphone dubbed "Tube" is expected to include Nokia's music player, DVB-H mobile TV support, and various GPS applications.
LG Intros Affordable Touch-Screen Phone
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The KP500 has Bluetooth, a document viewer, expandable memory, and multimedia capabilities, and it should have a low price.
LG, Samsung Going To Be Late To The Android Party
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
A report coming out of Korea suggests that handset manufacturers LG and Samsung won't have Android handsets in the market until the second half of 2009. Will that be too late?
10 Tips For SMBs To Survive The Cash Flow Crisis
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
If you own a small business, it could feel like the whole world is closing in around you. And yet, SMBs have some of the best options out there, according to consultant and financial software developer Rusty Luhring.
Windows Mobile Internet Explorer 6 To Pack In Full HTML Browsing To Compete
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
Pretty much the first thing I do when I review a phone running the Windows Mobile platform is to download Opera Mobile. Why? Because the mobile version of Internet Explorer is sadly lacking, especially when it comes to that whole HTML thing. In order to remain relevant in the increasingly crowded mobile browser market, Microsoft is making sure the next version of mobile IE includes HTML capabilities.
Nokia To Acquire Mobile E-Mail, IM Provider
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The acquisition of OZ Communications is part of Nokia's larger strategy of providing more than just the handset.
Snow Seen On Mars
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The Phoenix Mars Lander detected snow falling from the Martian clouds about 2.5 miles above the planet's surface.
Microsoft: Internet Search Battle Far From Over
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
A Redmond official insists it's early days in the race for market share and that Microsoft is just a killer app, or two, from catching Google.
iPhone 3G Gets Lotus Notes Support
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
IBM released a Web app that enables iPhone users to get access to their Notes and Domino e-mail, calendar, and contacts.
Owners Of Smaller Businesses Face Tightening Credit
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
During the dot com boom, option grants and stock prices dominated water cooler conversation. Then after that blew up, financial small talk shifted to how far underwater those (worthless) options were, but even that dismay was leavened by the relentless increases in real estate values. Now the talk is about what bank will fail next, will the credit markets seize up entirely, and when your essential business equipment will be liquidated.
The Economy And Jobs: More Than You Can Handle?
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
Feel that? It's the economy quaking. With the House rejecting the $700 billion bailout bill, stocks seesawing, and loads of uncertainty looming, it's possible you'll have more candidates than you ever imagined applying for jobs at your company. Are you ready to handle that?
Mobile Broadband Group Forms To Counter Wi-Fi
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
Led by the GSM Association, the group plans to spend more than $1 billion promoting a Mobile Broadband service mark to signify the alternative to Wi-Fi and WiMax in a range of notebook PCs.
Inside 1&1's Giant Web Hosting Data Center
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
Photos of the ISP's newly green data center in Kansas reveal the infrastructure behind the Web host's strategically located facility.
RIM's BlackBerry Storm For Dummies: Fake Storms Appear In Verizon Stores
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
You know a product launch is nearing when the dummies show up at retail locations. No, I'm not talking about your fifth cousin. A CrackBerry Forum user recently visited a Verizon Wireless retail store and was pleased to discover mock-ups (a.k.a, "dummies") of the BlackBerry Storm to play with. Verdict? It's heavy.
Nokia Releases the Tube
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
SOA Applications In Virtual Machines? Experience Matters
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
Not everybody remembers a little outfit called Wily Technology. It was a Silicon Valley startup that caught my eye because it did something that made eminent common sense: it watched a running Java application the way an end user would experience it on the Internet. In January 2006, CA acquired the eight-year-old company for $390 million.
Samsung Samples 'Smallest' 2 Gb Memory Module
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The next-generation memory style is expected to increase from 29% of the DRAM market in terms of units sold to 72% by 2011, according to IDC.
BlackBerry Bold Finally Coming?
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
It appears that the Boy Genius was able to get its hands on an internal Best Buy image indicating that the oft-delayed BlackBerry Bold will be available at the retailer Oct. 26. But I have to wonder if all these setbacks
Glide America Mixes Politics With Social Networking
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The service also offers what it's calling the People's Rolodex, a list of federal government contacts that users can add to their existing online contacts.
Apple Tweaks App Store Policies
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The company is hoping to stop shady developers from propping up their applications with fake reviews, as well as keep users who haven't tried it from posting negative reviews.
Nintendo DS Refresh Sets Its Sights On Apple
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The next version of the handheld gaming device would be able to take pictures and play music similar to the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Apple Unlocks Its Own iPhones For Hong Kong
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
Apple also may be looking to expand into more Chinese markets by unlocking the iPhones for other wireless standards beyond GSM.
SpaceX 'Falcon 1' Marks New Era For Space Industry
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
Falcon 1 is carrying a simulated payload, a hexagonal aluminum alloy chamber that weighs 364 pounds and stands about 5 feet tall, designed specifically for the test mission.
HTC G1 Android Phone Temporarily 'Sold Out' Online
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
How something can sell out when it's not even shipping yet is a concept I can't quite wrap my head around. Be that as it may, T-Mobile subscribers attempting to preorder the GPhone over the weekend were told that it was no longer available.
Leap Wireless, MetroPCS Sign Roaming Deal
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The companies agreed to roaming deals, spectrum swapping, and settling all outstanding litigation between them.
IBM, ARM Join On Mobile-Device Chip Technology
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The results of the partnership will be used in logic, memory, and interface products for the customers of IBM's Common Platform technology alliance, such as Chartered Semiconductor and Samsung.
WiMax Makes Its Long Awaited Debut
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
WiMax has resembled the networking industrys next budding princess. While a great deal of talk has centered on when the technology would debut, much of it has been shrouded in secrecy and duplicity. Well, for some lucky few businesses, the wait is finally over.
CTL Launches Two Sub-$500 Netbooks
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The 2go Classmate PC is aimed at the education market, while the IL1A mini-notebook targets consumers and businesspeople.
Nero Launches TiVo For PC, Multimedia Software
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The company announced software that brings TiVo to PCs, a digital media transferring tool, and an upgraded burning and ripping suite.
iPhone Round Up: 3G Available Unlocked, App Reviews Require Ownership, Apple Lowers Output
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
A whole lot has been happening in iPhone-land lately. The 3G iPhone is now available unlocked...in China. If you want to write a nasty note about an iPhone Application, you're going to have to pay for it first. Lastly, Apple has lowered the number of iPhones it will manufacture this year, but has raised the number it thinks it will sell.
Samsung 'Pixon' Hits Store Shelves With 8-Megapixels
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The camera phone also supports 3G connectivity, Bluetooth, a Microsoft Office document viewer, and a multimedia player.
Sprint Debuts 'XOHM' WiMax In Baltimore
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The no-contract service will feature a $10 daily pass, a $25-a-month home plan, and a $30-a-month on-the-go plan.
Obnoxious Hipster Startups Must Die
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
Dear Lord, please tell me not all startups are as smug, self-satisfied, and alcohol-centric as this one.
GM Set To Relaunch Social Media Site
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The automaker is hoping new Web 2.0 tools will help build a loyal fan base that will see it through its industry's tough times.
Microsoft Details Visual Studio 2010, .NET 4.0
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The company will focus on debugging and modeling for developers, including a feature that functions just like an airplane's black box.
Can Android Save Motorola?
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
According to an insider, Motorola is looking to increase the size of its Android development team sevenfold. Could deploying an Android handset be the key to righting Motorola's listing ship?
Microsoft Adopts jQuery JavaScript Library
Commentary  |  9/28/2008  | 
Blog entries by Microsoft's Scott Guthrie and Scott Hanselman today have announced that Microsoft will be supporting the jQuery JavaScript library as part of its official development platform. A jQuery blog entry by John
Another WCF Gotcha: Calling Another Service/Resource Within a Call
Commentary  |  9/27/2008  | 
I wrote in the past how WCF defaults limit scalability but this thing (which had cost me two days of head scratching) is even worse. Consider the following scenario:
 You have a WCF service/resource. when you get a message/request your codes needs to send another message to another service.
 

AT&T, DirecTV Partner On Satellite Television
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
AT&T planned to start offering DirecTV service after its contract with Dish expires Jan. 31, 2009.
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