News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in February 2008
Fight The Power: Greening Your Linux Systems
Commentary  |  2/29/2008  | 
Linux has a lot of advantages as a desktop operating system. Power management, unfortunately, still is not one of them. But there are plenty of ways to make a Linux system less power-hungry -- and some of the most effective fixes are also some of the easiest.
Sprint "Simply Everything" Changes Wireless Landscape
Commentary  |  2/28/2008  | 
$100 a month for all your mobile voice, data, and messaging needs? Heck yeah! But this is more than a good deal, it's a step toward a new way of using wireless - for your company and your customers.
Documentary Examines Mac Fanatics
Commentary  |  2/21/2008  | 
An upcoming documentary interviews more than 50 "Macheads" in an unsuccessful attempt to figure out what makes the Mac inspire such loyal and fanatical devotion.

RIM Hauls Motorola Into Court
Commentary  |  2/19/2008  | 
Relations between the US and Canada grew frosty as Montreal, based Research In Motion pulled Schaumberg, Ill Motorola into court. The two sides are warring over wireless patents and payments, a quick resolution seems unlikely, and businesses could suffer.
Review: Leopard Grows Up With Mac OS X 10.5.2 Update
Commentary  |  2/14/2008  | 
What's the main improvement in the three-day-old Mac OS X 10.5.2? Increased stability. With previous versions of Leopard, I had to force-quit a frozen application once or twice a day, but with 10.5.2, I haven't had to do it even once. "It just works" is once again a description of the Mac, not just wishful thinking, as it has been since Leopard shipped in October.
25 Laptops Priced For Smaller Companies
Commentary  |  2/12/2008  | 
Don't worry too much if your company won't shell out $3098 to buy you a MacBook Air. It turns out you can get a useful, portable, powerful notebook computer for a lot less.
Second Time's the Charm for Blackberry
Commentary  |  2/12/2008  | 
For the second time in a year, Blackberry addicts, I mean users, have had to deal with a disruption in their service. This time it was their wireless connection to email and the Web. Did all those idling thumbs mean increased traffic in Apple stores?
Video and Location Based Services Poised to Arrive on Mobile Devices
Commentary  |  2/12/2008  | 
The future of mobile devices is on display this week at the Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona. Handhelds that support high quality video and those that can be easily tracked will become more common in the coming months.
Did The iPhone Save This Oklahoma Man From Freezing To Death?
Commentary  |  2/11/2008  | 
The iPhone is a versatile device, but can it save lives? A Tulsa, Okla., man says his abuse-resistant iPhone let him call for help after he was knocked into a pond by a falling tree and left lying on the ground, freezing and wet, with a broken foot.
Mac Tip: Use The Keyboard To Access Menu Selections
Commentary  |  2/8/2008  | 
Here's a nifty workaround for accessing menu items in Mac applications without taking your fingers off the keyboard. The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Reports: Apple Sets Date For Launching iPhone SDK, Third-Party Apps
Commentary  |  2/8/2008  | 
A couple of the more reliable Apple blogs are reporting that they're getting solid tips that Apple has scheduled an event for Feb. 26, where it will launch the software developer kit for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and applications including Exchange and Lotus Notes support.
SMB IT Spending To Grow Faster Than Enterprises'
Commentary  |  2/8/2008  | 
Despite fears of recession, small and midsize businesses will continue to boost IT spending in 2008, with special emphasis on software as a service (Saas).
Good Tech/Bad Tech For Small Business?
Commentary  |  2/7/2008  | 
We all know that some technologies are great, while others end up costing you time and money. But which is which?
Apple vs. PC Battle Rages On Several Fronts
Commentary  |  2/1/2008  | 
The Intel chip that powers the MacBook Air will soon be available on Windows notebooks, while Apple launhces a new site to help folks switch from PCs.

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