Apple Publishes Then Kills Latest iPad SDK
On Feb. 23 Apple released a third beta version of the iPhone OS 3.2 software development kit for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It wasn't available long, however. Apple pulled the updated beta SDK mere hours after it went live. Thankfully, a few developers were able to download it before the link went dead. They found a few interesting details buried inside.
Lenovo Refreshes ThinkPad Laptops
The company introduced two ultra-portable laptops, a tablet, and two portable workstations in its ThinkPad line, all targeted toward enterprise users.
Mobile Broadband Making Inroads
An FCC survey shows that 15% of Americans are now using mobile wireless broadband on laptops, a percentage that will likely increase as more robust 4G networks are deployed.
Developing Nations Risk E-Waste Crisis
As consumption of computers, cell phones, and TVs escalates across the globe, countries need to establish proper recycling programs to deal with all the electronic waste, says the U.N.
Motorola Exec Leaving For CEO Post
Dan Moloney, president of Motorola's home and set-top box unit, will become chief executive of Technitrol, an electronic components producer.
Windows Phone 7 Browser Must Wow
Gartner says Microsoft should avoid mobile industry's "obsession" with native apps and give new phone state-of-the-art Web capabilities.
Salesforce Chatter Enters Private Beta
The social networking and messaging addition to the Salesforce.com CRM and cloud services is now in use by 100 companies, bringing it that much closer to availability to all companies using the Force.com platform.
Windows Phone 7 A Game Changer?
The buzz surrounding Microsoft's new phone OS doesn't change the fact the company is a distant fourth in the mobile market, but the software could change things.
RIM Intros BlackBerry Server Express
The free software allows small and medium-sized businesses to securely synch employees' personal BlackBerrys with Microsoft Exchange or Windows Small Business Server.
Mobile Operators Ready to Take on Apple and Google?
The uneasy partnership among Apple, Google, and cellular service providers may become more strained moving forward. Aggravated that they need to cater to mobile phone suppliers, a group of two dozen network operators have banded together and are building their own developer community.
Government Plans Mobile Apps Store
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra outlines plans to offer mobile applications from an iPhone-like 'store' that will give the public access to new capabilities developed by both the government and third-party developers.
IBM Brings Its Collaboration Software To The Mac
As part of its drive to make sure its software works across an open set of platforms, IBM has announced that several Lotus collaboration and social applications now support the Mac and the iPhone.
Sony To Offer Blu-ray 3D
A firmware update for several of Sony's Blu-ray players and home theater systems will be released this summer, in time for pairing with the company's 3-D televisions.
Bill Gates Pans The iPad
Microsoft employees have already taken a few shots at Apple's iPad, but it has to cause a special kind of hurt when Bill Gates himself takes the time out of his day to bash a product.
Opera To Preview iPhone Browser
The browser will be showcased at Mobile World Congress, even before Opera Mini goes through Apple's App Store vetting process.
Android Apps, Devices Coming Next Week
Google's mobile platform is gaining market share, and Android devices and apps are expected to be a dominant factor at the Mobile World Conference, research firm says.
Barnes & Noble Ships Nook E-Reader
The bookseller missed much of the holiday sales period, which was a boon to Sony's E-Book Reader and Amazon's Kindle, the market leader.
Nokia Announces Job Cuts
The layoffs are aimed at improving the company's position as competition from Apple's iPhone, Google's Android, and RIM's BlackBerry shows no sign of abating.