News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in January 2008
Apple Users Are Smug Control Freaks, Says Study
Commentary  |  1/31/2008  | 
Researchers from Internet ad network Mindset Media say the Mac guy in the "I'm a Mac/I'm a PC" commercial is typical of Mac users: superior, self-satisfied, control freaks, perfectionists, politically and socially liberal -- and satisfied with their purchases.
Steve Jobs Reassures Employees After Apple Stock Slide
Commentary  |  1/30/2008  | 
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs sent an e-mail to employees to reassure them that Apple investors will soon recoup their losses, and more, according to a report in AppleInsider.com. "As you can see, we have outperformed many other blue-chip tech companies, including Google," he said. "I continue to believe that our fundamentals -- our remarkable people, our clear and focused strategy, ou
Apple: The Most Hated Company On The Internet
Commentary  |  1/29/2008  | 
I was going to post this blog about why Apple is the most hated company on the Internet first thing yesterday. But my Mac crashed and ate the post, so I spent most of the day re-doing my work. I think that might be a sign.
Sprint Reshuffles Operations to Stymie Growing Losses
Commentary  |  1/22/2008  | 
The new year started off on an ominous note for Sprint Nextel employees: 4.000 of which will add the moniker former to their job titles. The changes underscore the wireless carriers ongoing struggle to compete in the cutthroat cellular market.
Will AT&T Offer The iPhone To Business Customers?
Commentary  |  1/17/2008  | 
Earlier today my colleague, Eric Zeman, reported that IBM is ready to extend Notes access to the iPhone. Now one rumor claims that AT&T will offer the iPhone to its business customers. Who said the iPhone was not ready for the enterprise?
The Cruel Irony Of The MacBook Air
Commentary  |  1/16/2008  | 
I've been waiting for a powerful notebook computer the size of an actual notebook for a very long time. And here Apple comes along with the MacBook Air and I'm not going to get one. Oh what cruel irony.
Jobs: Android Hurts Google More Than It Helps
Commentary  |  1/16/2008  | 
Never one to hide his opinions, Apple's Steve Jobs yesterday sat down with John Markoff of The New York Times Bits blog to share his thoughts on a number of topics including Google's Android. Guess what? Steveorino doesn't think Android is such a good idea.
Does Steve Jobs Hate 3G?
Commentary  |  1/15/2008  | 
Earlier today I was sitting around in a design-induced stupor as I gazed longingly at online pictures of Apple's latest killer product: MacBook Air. For all of its amazing design, the MacBook Air is missing one important technology: 3G. Why doesn't Apple build 3G into its notebooks?
Time to Develop a Strategy for Mobile Marketing
Commentary  |  1/15/2008  | 
Just when you thought that you had Internet marketing figured out, a new advertising vehicle has emerged. Mobile marketing has already taken root in Asia, mainly in Japan and South Korea, and is soon expected to wash up onshore here.
Microsoft Slashes Prices For Home Versions Of Office 2008 For Mac
Commentary  |  1/14/2008  | 
Put away your varsity jackets and cheerleader outfits -- you don't have to lie about being a student anymore to get access to Microsoft Office for the Mac for the lowest price. With Office 2008 for Mac, being introduced Tuesday, Microsoft is replacing the student and teacher edition of Office, priced at $149, with a home and student edition, priced at $149.95.
Mobile Devices: The Bane and the Reality of Today's IT Departments
Commentary  |  1/10/2008  | 
As if IT departments needed more proof that they are supporting more and more mobile devices, along comes another survey to tell them that. But this one, from CompTIA, had a few surprising conclusions.
NewsGator Frees NetNewsWire, FeedDemon
Commentary  |  1/9/2008  | 
NewsGator is going to stop charging money for the popular -- and terrific -- NetNewsWire RSS reader for the Mac and FeedDemon for Windows, as well as its other services, including the Web-based RSS reader, and NewsGator Go for Windows Mobile and the BlackBerry. Greg Reinacker, founder and CTO of NewsGator Technologies, says the company is freeing its consumer services to build demand for its enterp
IT Managers, Relax! No iPhone Rival From Microsoft
Commentary  |  1/9/2008  | 
With Bill Gates' announcement that Microsoft is not getting into the smartphone business, IT managers can breathe a sigh of relief. But they still have to contend with the iPhone and all the other gadgets their companies' users are increasingly bringing into the enterprise.
Firefox Makes A Liar Out Of Me
Commentary  |  1/8/2008  | 
Wouldn't you know it? I installed the new Firefox beta, and took two days to explore it and write a review. During those two days, Firefox crashed three or four times on my Mac, so I dutifully reported that Firefox beta 2 was less stable than beta 1. We posted the review a couple of days ago -- and Firefox hasn't crashed on me since.

Get Ready to Stream Video over Wi-Fi LANs
Commentary  |  1/8/2008  | 
Increasingly, mobility has become a common way that small and medium businesses complete their daily business. Its high bandwidth requirements have not meshed with Wi-Fi connection, but soon companies will have oodles of wireless bandwidth.
Why The CONSUMER Electronics Show Matters To BUSINESS
Commentary  |  1/7/2008  | 
Look past the explosion of noise, lights, hype, 150" TVs, and silly gadgets coming out of Las Vegas's CES this week and you might catch a glimpse of what's next for business technology.
Dear Mr. Jobs: Please May I Have A Mac On A Stick?
Commentary  |  1/7/2008  | 
For Mac users traveling without a laptop, it's a cold and lonely world out there. You're forced to rely on the kindness of others for access to computers, and those others -- hotel business centers, family members -- are usually running Windows. Wouldn't it be great if you could run a cut-down version of Mac OS X on a USB drive? Then you could have access to your favorite Mac programs wherever you go.

Another Year, Another Bogus iTunes Antitrust Lawsuit
Commentary  |  1/3/2008  | 
Maybe if enough lawyers sue Apple for violating monopoly laws with its iTunes/iPod service, eventually one of them will find a judge bonkers enough to agree. The latest lawsuit brings up variations of the same old arguments: Start with the assertion that Apple dominates the online media market, follow up with a lot of handwaving, conclude by saying that Apple should be required to write a big check. Be sure to
Make Mine A Mac
Commentary  |  1/3/2008  | 
Year over year, Apple has been selling more Macs. 2007 was no exception; the Mac's market share continued to grow. The surge might have seen more sales thanks to Vista or the release of Leopard. Either way, there is some kind of iPod "halo" effect going on.
Will Mobile Disappoint Yet Again In 2008?
Commentary  |  1/2/2008  | 
It's the second day of the year and it seems almost everyone is finalizing their schedules for CES next week. Filling the news void, bloggers are busy rehashing the big news from last year and pontificating on the new year. So, I decided to add my own thoughts to the mix. What does mobile promise in 2008?


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