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BlackBerry Leads, iPhone Follows U.S. Smartphone Sales
News  |  5/30/2008  | 
The reason for RIM's success? It's been able to broaden the appeal of the BlackBerry to more than just professionals, an IDC report found.
Laptop-Embedded Wireless Broadband Closer To Mainstream
News  |  5/30/2008  | 
New technologies and pricing due by the end of 2008 have the potential to eliminate the problems of embedded wireless 3G notebook purchases, Gartner now suggests.
FoneLink 2.0 Targeted At Apple Macintosh Users
News  |  5/30/2008  | 
The syncing software has been overhauled to improve the speed, stability, and features for the latest Mac OS X operating system.
Samsung Introduces Stylish Smartphone
News  |  5/30/2008  | 
The sleek Samsung smartphone has a stainless steel body, is 13.5 millimeters thin, and features a sliding form factor.
Online Ad Market Expected To Beat TV By 2012
News  |  5/30/2008  | 
Video advertising will lead the shift, leading to overall Internet ad revenue of $51.1 billion, according to one research firm.
Qualcomm's Plaza To Enable Easier Mobile Widgets
News  |  5/30/2008  | 
The company hopes its new platform-neutral widget framework will help operators drive mobile data usage.
Ultra Low-Cost Laptops: A Viable Option For SMBs?
Commentary  |  5/29/2008  | 
No one likes to spend more than they have to on a computer. And no one likes to carry around more weight than they have to. You'd think that would make a killer combination for ultra-low-cost ultra-portables like the Asus eeePC, OLPC XO, and HP 2133 Mini-Note. And now a new teeny tiny machine is on the way from Dell. But don't throw away your traditional notebook just yet.
VIA Launches Low-Power Nano Processor Family
News  |  5/29/2008  | 
The chips could initially be used in thin and light laptops and later in sub-$500 mini-notebooks with screen sizes of less than 10 inches.
3K Computers Launches Mini-Laptop
News  |  5/29/2008  | 
The RazorBook 400 weighs less than two pounds and includes a 4 GB flash drive for storage and 512 MB of memory.
Dell Confirms It Has A Mini-Notebook
News  |  5/29/2008  | 
Though details aren't finalized, Michael Dell's prototype includes three USB ports, a card reader, a VGA out, and an Ethernet connection.
Hitachi Takes Low-Power Set-Top Box Drives For A 'CoolSpin'
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
The company's latest 500 GB hard drive is expected to find its way into DVRs and other devices starting next month.
Apple Mac OS X 10.5.3 Fixes Flaws, Adds Google Sync
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
The patch includes a fix for the most serious of three iCal vulnerabilities disclosed by Core Security Technologies earlier this month.
Smartphones Become Clear Choice For Mobile Web Access
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
The upcoming 3G iPhone and its competitors have some industry experts even saying traditional cell phones are going the way of the dinosaur.
Worldwide Cell Phone Sales Increase By 13.6%
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
Emerging markets are booming, but sales in Western Europe and Japan fell by double digits, Gartner's latest survey reveals.
Cellular Modems Move into the Mainstream
Commentary  |  5/28/2008  | 
What do you think was the hottest networking technology in 2007? Power over Ethernet switches? No. Unified Threat Management security systems? Guess again. VoIP phones? Nope. Try cellular modems, whose sales rose by an astounding 300% from year to year.
It Must Be Summertime Because We're Starting To See Rumors About A Mac Tablet Again
Commentary  |  5/28/2008  | 
Certain periodic events mark the passing of time. The sun rises and sets. The weather goes from warm to cold to warm again. Football changes to basketball, then baseball. And, a couple of times a year, we see a new rumor that Apple will be coming out with a tablet computer. Because, you know, that Newton was such a huge hit that Apple's just sweaty-palmed to do it again.
8-Megapixels On Your Camera Phone?
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
OmniVision's new image sensor wants to increase the number of pixels on your cell phone without increasing its profile.
As 3G iPhone Gets Close, Apple Signs Deals In More Countries
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
Apple has inked deals or is close to signing deals with service providers to sell the iPhone in Norway, Sweden, Latin America, and Singapore.
Apple Reportedly Looking At Solar Power For Mobile Devices
News  |  5/27/2008  | 
Apple is not the first to consider this technique for using solar power; Motorola describes a similar approach in a 2001 patent.
Motorola, Videocon Talks Escalate
News  |  5/27/2008  | 
The Indian consumer electronics provider is interested in acquiring Motorola's troubled handset business.
Vodafone CEO Sarin Leaves, Colao Takes Over
News  |  5/27/2008  | 
Arun Sarin decided to go out on a high note as Vodafone predicted its revenue for the year ahead would be between $78.8 billion and $79.2 billion.
Windows Mobile In Line For 50% Growth, Microsoft Says
News  |  5/27/2008  | 
Microsoft cites "increased market demand for phone-enabled devices and Windows Embedded operating systems" for the expected spike.
Microsoft Responds To GameStop Dropping Zune Sales
News  |  5/23/2008  | 
The software giant remains optimistic in the face of the latest obstacle to adoption of its portable media player.
Top 10 GPS Tips And Tricks
News  |  5/23/2008  | 
Get the most from your TomTom, Garmin, Magellan, or other GPS device by learning how to speed satellite lock, send maps from your PC, create POIs, and more from our GPS expert.
Three iPhone Models, Faster Service Tested
News  |  5/23/2008  | 
An executive at Australia's Telstra said the carrier already has been testing new iPhones operating at speeds capable of 42 Mbps.
Windows Home Server Bug Fix Available In Beta
News  |  5/23/2008  | 
Microsoft hopes to have a final version of Windows Home Server, Power Pack 1, available in early June, but cautions that testing may delay the launch.
Google's Page Goes To Washington To Promote 'White Spaces'
News  |  5/23/2008  | 
Page sees slivers of unused wireless spectrum filling a role similar to Wi-Fi -- free and available widely across the United States.
American Idol Fans Break Text Messaging Record
News  |  5/23/2008  | 
AT&T customers said they tend to text more frequently during Fox's American Idol season than other times of year, and some first learned to text message by voting for the show's contestants.
AT&T Positions Its Broadband Networks For iPhone Upgrade
News  |  5/22/2008  | 
The company's nearly completed national HSPA broadband infrastructure will be ready for a 3G iPhone.
Sony To Distribute Hi-Def 'Special Events' To Movie Theaters
News  |  5/22/2008  | 
Sony plans to distribute high-definition showings of concerts, sporting events, Broadway shows, and other performing arts to movie theaters equipped with digital projectors.
Apple Expected To Target Digital Home
News  |  5/22/2008  | 
Forrester Research expects Apple to focus on the Mac, a home server, a universal music controller, a network-enabled "clock radio" and digital photo frame, and a more capable Apple TV.
LIVE TODAY: bMighty bConnected Virtual Expo for Smaller Business
Commentary  |  5/22/2008  | 
Being connected is everything for smaller businesses -- without connections to customers, to partners, to suppliers, to employees, and to the market, business grinds to a halt. Today (May 22), bMighty presents bMighty bConnected, an interactive online event all about being connected and communicating. You can join the virtual expo right from your desktop.
AT&T To Finish Deploying Faster 3G Network In June
News  |  5/21/2008  | 
The HSUPA deployment is expected to put AT&T on par with Sprint and Verizon Wireless, which offer EVDO-based mobile broadband.
PC Not Expected To Be Crucial To Home Networks
News  |  5/21/2008  | 
Gartner predicts that networking functionality will soon become commonplace in consumer electronics, freeing entertainment-based home networks from the PC.
Social Networking, E-Commerce Driving Smartphone Users To The Web
News  |  5/21/2008  | 
U.S. smartphone users spend almost a third of their mobile Web time shopping on Craigslist, while their U.K. counterparts are browsing Facebook.
Western Digital Unveils 320-GB Portable Storage For Macs
News  |  5/21/2008  | 
The My Passport Studio external hard drive is designed to work with Apple's Time Machine backup software.
Report: Consumers To Demand Personalization In Mobile Web Access
News  |  5/21/2008  | 
IBM's survey predicts nearly 1 billion mobile users will access the wireless Internet by 2011, representing $80 billion in Web services revenue.
Apple Accounts For 66% Of PC Sales Over $1,000
News  |  5/20/2008  | 
The numbers do not take into account online sales, a major channel for Dell, the world's second-largest computer maker, which sells the majority of its PCs online.
Apple iTunes Customers Targeted By Phishers
News  |  5/20/2008  | 
Anyone paying any attention at all should be able to detect the difference between "" and "," security experts report.
Napster Opens MP3 Store, Offers DRM-Free Music
News  |  5/20/2008  | 
Taking a page from Apple's iTunes, downloads are 99 cents for single MP3 tracks, most albums cost $9.95, and both come with high-resolution album art.
Netflix's $100 Box Goes Head-To-Head With Apple TV
News  |  5/20/2008  | 
Netflix's long-term goal is to get digital TV makers, such as Sony, Panasonic, and LG Electronics, to integrate the Netflix service with their products.
Alcatel-Lucent Makes a Major Push into SMB
Commentary  |  5/20/2008  | 
Many small and medium businesses would like to deploy unified communications solutions. The problem has been that piecing together one of these systems can be difficult, time consuming, and expensive. Alcatel-Lucent is the latest vendor trying to change that.
Seagate Unveils External Storage For DVRs
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
The new devices will store up to 200 hours of high-definition movies and 1,000 hours of standard definition television.
Motorola Loses Its Technology Chief Amidst Share Decline
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
Rich Nottenburg is the latest to leave Motorola as the exodus of top executives continues at the struggling company.
Atempo Adds Mac, Linux Support to Live Backup
Commentary  |  5/19/2008  | 
Do you rely on your road warriors to backup their laptops? Is that working out for you or are you just blaming the victim when they're machines are lost, stolen or just break down after being sent through the airport X-ray machine one time too many? Once you accept the fact that users, especially Sr. executives won't take any action at all to backup their data on a regular basis you'll start looking for an automated solution. Atempo's Live Backup has been that automated solution for Windows f
Doctors Use Speech Recognition Tools To Enhance Patient E-Health Records
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
By 2011, the Defense Department expects to have its integrated, interoperable electronic medical record system at more than 500 military medical facilities and hospitals worldwide.
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