News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in October 2007
Happy Halloween From The iPhone
Commentary  |  10/31/2007  | 
Still can't decide what to wear as your Halloween costume this year? Why not dress up as an iPhone?
How To Get Gmail's IMAP, Leopard, And The iPhone Working Together
Commentary  |  10/31/2007  | 
When I heard last week that Gmail is getting IMAP support, I was excited. My life was going to get a little easier. And how hard could it be to set up? Change a couple of settings in Apple Mail and I'd be good to go, right?

Google Phone (Legend) Lives
Commentary  |  10/30/2007  | 
What has become the Loch Ness Monster of the mobile phone world, the Google Phone, is once again purported to exist.
No Cash Please, We're Apple
Commentary  |  10/29/2007  | 
Believe it or not, Apple has decided not to accept cash from people buying an iPhone. That's right, your money's no good at an Apple store.
Why Run Leopard On A PC? A Hacker Explains
Commentary  |  10/29/2007  | 
In writing an article about how hackers had gotten Apple's new Leopard operating system to run on PCs, I corresponded with the individual responsible for posting a how-to-guide for creating a "hackintosh." The person who posted the how-to-guide goes by the forum name BrazilMAC and since he responded to my query at length, it seemed appropriate t
Expect The Worst With Your Leopard Upgrade
Commentary  |  10/29/2007  | 
When upgrading your operating system, expect the worst. Expect that your system won't boot. Expect your favorite applications won't run. Expect that your essential documents will be deleted or inaccessible. Also, your dog will get pregnant, the milk in your fridge will go sour, and you'll wake up with a big zit on your nose and run into your high-school sweetheart later that day.

Microsoft Wants to Stick XP on XOs
Commentary  |  10/29/2007  | 
Like an uninvited birthday party guest who shows up on the wrong date with an unwanted gift, Microsoft is "working to adapt a basic version of Windows XP so it is compatible with the non-profit One Laptop per Child Foundation's small green- and-white XO laptop."
Mobile Broadband Is A Mix-and-Match Affair
Commentary  |  10/28/2007  | 
"The Future of Wireless Broadband" was the first session I attended at last week's Mobile Business Expo at Interop in New York And the first thing I learned was that the adoption of wireless broadband isn't going to be a simple matter of clear winners and losers.
Liveblogging The Leopard Upgrade
Commentary  |  10/27/2007  | 
My wife and I just got back from geek date night: A visit to the local Apple retailer to pick up a copy of Leopard, along with some other schwag, followed by dinner at Souplantation. We like to live large, my wife and I. I'm about to jump in to upgrading this system to Leopard. Bookmark this page for the thrilling play-by-play.

6 Problems With Mac OS X Leopard
Commentary  |  10/26/2007  | 
While Leopard is a significant improvement over previous Mac OS X releases, it has some notable shortcomings. IPhone users, database developers, people still running Classic Mac apps, and folks who are obsessive about backing up will find some disappointments. Read on for a roundup of six Leopard problems.

Sure, Apple's 'Leopard' Is Overhyped -- But Here's Why It Matters Anyway
Commentary  |  10/25/2007  | 
The Apple community is giving Leopard the lite version of the hype orgy that the iPhone received four months ago. All this for a mere software dot-release. It's easy for a sensible person to dismiss the whole thing as flummery, but in fact there are some meaty new benefits to Leopard that are worth looking forward to.

Mobile Business Expo: iAnywhere Brings Enterprise E-mail To The iPhone
Commentary  |  10/24/2007  | 
If you're a professional who shelled out for the iPhone but still can't use it to access your work e-mail, get ready because soon you may be able to access your corporate network with your iPhone.
Small and Medium Businesses Go Mobile
Commentary  |  10/23/2007  | 
Who needs a company headquarters today? The reality is that employees spend a significant amount of time outside the office, so the smaller the headquarters, the better.
Story About Man Who Limps To Apple Store After Recovering From Coma Revealed As A Hoax
Commentary  |  10/22/2007  | 
It's a heart-tugging story: Geoff Evila was planning on camping out to buy an iPhone when it went on sale June 29, but instead a near-fatal car accident left him comatose. Four months later, he regained consciousness. At the prompting of his best pal, the local Apple Store re-created opening day for Geoff, who limped through the store proudly carrying his iPhone to the cheers of store staff.

Smartphone And Mobile Device Guide
News  |  10/19/2007  | 
Smartphone And Mobile Device Guide
AT&T Mobility Reshuffles Top Management
Commentary  |  10/18/2007  | 
The ripple effects from a series of acquisitions lead to Stan Sigman, president and chief executive officer at AT&T Mobility, cleaning out his desk and heading to back Texas. The change underscores the uncertainty in the volatile telecom marketplace.
Apple's iPhone SDK A Step In The Right Direction
Commentary  |  10/18/2007  | 
Well, I'd like to think Steve Jobs was listening to me when he announced today that Apple will introduce a fully sanctioned iPhone software development kit (SDK) in February, 2008. But he probably saw the light all on his own.
Reports: Apple Cutting Prices, Expanding Selection For DRM-Free iTunes
Commentary  |  10/16/2007  | 
Apple plans to offer a greater selection of tracks in DRM-free format in the iTunes store, and drop the price to $0.99, in the face of competitive pressure from, according to reports.

Reports: Apple To Launch Mac OS X 'Leopard' Update Oct. 26
Commentary  |  10/15/2007  | 
Apple plans to launch OS X 10.5, code-named "Leopard," the last Friday in October, cutting it close in its commitment to ship the update this month, according to the Apple blog ThinkSecret.. Meanwhile, AppleInsider has a terrific overview of the most interesting elements of Leopard: The upgraded Apple Mail.
Phantom Phone Vibrations -- And Pocket Dialing
Commentary  |  10/11/2007  | 
I thought I was the only one who experienced these phenomena, but it turns out that "many mobile phone addicts and BlackBerry junkies report feeling vibrations when there are none" while others find their phones make calls all on their own.
Reports: Apple Near To Opening iPhone To Third-Party Apps
Commentary  |  10/11/2007  | 
Apple is near release of a toolset that would allow third-party developers to develop native applications for the iPhone, according to reports on Apple blogs. However, PC and Mac users accustomed to downloading any ol' app they can find on the Internet will be in for an unpleasant surprise with their iPhones -- they'll only be able to download and run apps that are sanctioned by Apple, and only through iTunes.

Sprint Execs Exit Means Lower Quality Business Cellular Services
Commentary  |  10/11/2007  | 
Sprint Nextels board of directors kicked Gary Foresee, who had the titles of chairman of the board, CEO, and president, unceremoniously to the curb. Businesses should weep because his exit means poorer quality cellular services.
iPhone Bricking Aftermath: Techies Will Tinker, No Matter What
Commentary  |  10/10/2007  | 
The hue and cry over iPhone bricking is deafening. That's why the following findings from a survey of readers might come as a surprise: very few individuals have modified their iPhones in ways that should have voided their warranties; also, very few of those individuals have actually been bricked. Further, Apple's policies were fairly well understood.
Yes, Macs On The Net Are Increasing
Commentary  |  10/4/2007  | 
The number of Web surfers using Macs increased to 6.6% in September, a 40% increase over August. At Lifehacker, which is reporting those results, they have a far higher percentage of readers -- 14% -- using Macs. Your peers who visit from a Mac fall between 7% and 14%, and their numbers are growing.
Bungie Escapes From Microsoft. Apple, Revisit The Pippin!
Commentary  |  10/3/2007  | 
Reports are swirling that Bungie Studios, the game developer responsible for the Halo series, the Myth series, and other good things, has arranged to buy back its name from Microsoft and part ways.

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