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Wyse Intros PocketCloud For Android
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
App, previously available only for Apple devices, allows smartphone users to remotely access a virtualized desktop or PC.
Borders Announces Kobo eReader Price Cut
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
In a move that undercuts Amazon's Kindle by $9, the bookseller plans a $20 reduction in the price of its electronic reader, lowering the cost to $130.
Google Voice Problems Limited
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Isolated reports of failures do not reflect a widespread collapse of the service, Google says.
Palm Drops WebOS 2.0 Bombshell
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
Palm on Tuesday announced version 2.0 of its webOS smartphone platform, with new features and a new SDK in tow.
Android, iPhone Users' Preferences Differ
News  |  8/31/2010  | data, based upon the number of coupons printed or saved to store loyalty cards in various categories, indicates distinctions between the users of the two mobile operating systems.
Apple TV, iPod Updates On Tap
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Apple is set to take the wraps of the newest entries in its lineup of consumer-friendly tech gadgets.
Wirefly Selling HTC EVO 4G To Facebook Fans
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
The wireless retailer is making the popular Android handset available for a limited time, but only to its friends on the social networking site.
Lenovo Spins Off Game Console Business
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Beijing Eedoo Technology formed to develop the eBox multimedia device.
Motorola Issues Warning About Updating Droid X Unofficially
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
Motorola has indicated via its support forums that Droid X users who update to Android 2.2 from a leaked ROM won't be able to install the official update.
Samsung Galaxy Tablet Appears To Be Verizon Bound
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
More details about the Samsung Galaxy Tab -- an Android-based tablet device -- have surfaced, and it looks as though it will be sold by Verizon Wireless in the U.S.
FalconStor Announces NSS SAN Accelerator For VMware View
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
VMware VDI environments can improve performance as much as 10x using the FalconStor Network Storage Server, the company claims, and provide integrated multi-tier data protection.
Nintendo To Cut DSi, DSi XL Prices
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Responding to tough competition from Apple and other smartphone makers in the handheld gaming market, Nintendo said it will slash $20 from the price of two systems starting September 12.
Verizon Wireless Scores Bing Android App First
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
Microsoft on Monday announced that Verizon Wireless customers will have first access to its new Bing application for the Android platform.
Stream TV Unveils eLocity A7 Tablet
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Android 2.2-powered device takes on the iPad with a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, and 1080p high-definition playback.
T-Mobile Launching BlackBerry Curve 3G September 8
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
T-Mobile on Monday announced that it will offer the BlackBerry Curve 9300 for just $80 starting on September 8.
Apple Plans New iPod Touch, Nano
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Reports suggest iPod touch may get a front-facing camera, while iPod nano is in line for downsizing.
Apple iPad Availability Improves To 24 Hours
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
The Apple iPad is finally available in large enough numbers that interested buyers will only need to wait 24 hours for it to ship if purchased online.
Samsung Ships 1 Million Galaxy S Android Phones
Commentary  |  8/29/2010  | 
Samsung on Sunday announced that it has shipped one million Android 2.1-powered Galaxy S phones in the U.S.
Four Friday Apple Anecdotes
Commentary  |  8/27/2010  | 
Today's Apple happenings include: defensive statements from HTC; Apple and SurfaceInk call it quits; the Verizon iPhone rears up again; and some numbers about how many Facebookers use iOS.
Mozilla's Fennec Mobile Browser Reaches Alpha For Android
Commentary  |  8/27/2010  | 
On Friday, Mozilla announced the availability of Fennec -- a.k.a mobile Firefox -- for the Android platform.
Garmin Recalls Nuvi GPS
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Affected personal navigation devices will be repaired free of charge due to a risk of overheating batteries.
Four Friday Android Anecdotes
Commentary  |  8/27/2010  | 
Today's Android anecdotes include details about Android 2.2 Froyo for the Droid Incredible, a root for the EVO 4G, an Android battery battle, and pre-orders for the Samsung Fascinate.
Canon Intros DSLR Camera With Adjustable LCD
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
EOS 60D adds features for the advanced amateur, including a "vari-angle" screen, full HD video, and in-camera RAW image processing.
Netflix Launches iPhone, iPod Touch App
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Subscribers to the Netflix service can watch movies and TV shows on the Apple devices over Wi-Fi or a 3G wireless connection using the free app.
Verizon Wireless Distributing Flash Update For Moto Droid
Commentary  |  8/26/2010  | 
Verizon Wireless on Thursday said it is sending a new update to the Motorola Droid that will enable it to download and install Adobe Flash Player Mobile 10.1.
First Impressions: Making Phone Calls From Gmail
Commentary  |  8/26/2010  | 
InformationWeek takes Gmail's new calling feature for a spin. Is it worth skipping Skype, or does it still need more time to bake?
Apple Set To Unveil New iPod Touch
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Updated device could feature a front-facing camera that would allow buyers to use Apple's FaceTime videoconferencing app.
Kyocera Zio Launches As Cricket's First Android Phone
Commentary  |  8/26/2010  | 
Kyocera and Cricket today announced that their first Android phone is on store shelves waiting for buyers. The Zio, which runs Android 1.6, costs $250 and doesn't require a contract.
Citrix Adds Desktop Virtualization For Mobile PCs
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
XenDesktop upgrade lets end users run laptop applications in a virtual machine, even when disconnected from a virtualized server.
Prepaid Wireless Broadband: Sprint $40, Verizon $80
Commentary  |  8/25/2010  | 
Sprint and Verizon Wireless have both recently rolled out new prepaid wireless broadband options. Sprint's plan costs half as much as Verizon's. Why?
Amazon Kindle Hits Record Sales
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
The latest model of the e-reader began shipping Wednesday, two days earlier than expected.
Man Watches His Home Get Robbed Via iPhone
Commentary  |  8/25/2010  | 
A man from Dallas was alerted by an iPhone application that his house was being robbed. He watched it happen live while away on vacation.
Wireless Firms Weigh Metered Pricing
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Tiered plans pushed to ease strain on mobile networks as data traffic grows, finds survey of mobile company executives.
Sony Unveils Quick Focusing DSLR Cameras
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Interchangeable-lens cameras add new translucent mirror technology that enables light to be simultaneously received by image and auto-focus sensors.
Google Testing Voice Calls From Gmail
Commentary  |  8/25/2010  | 
Gmail could be the next frontier of VoIP communications, as Google is testing the ability to place calls from within its online email service.
MyFax Gets iPhone Client
Commentary  |  8/24/2010  | 
The new MyFax iPhone app lets subscribers to the online fax service receive faxes on their smartphones directly rather than as e-mail attachments.
GetApp Provides Directory Of Business Apps
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
The business-only directory includes apps in more than 300 categories with information to help assess needs and make choices from among the mix of free and paid listings.
Google Earth Explores Oceans Via Android
Commentary  |  8/24/2010  | 
Google has updated its Google Earth application for the Android platform to include the world's oceans.
Intel, Nokia Developing Mobile 3D Tech
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
R&D lab will explore technologies like 3D holograms that display the person being talked to on a mobile device.
Samsung Teases With Galaxy Tab Web Site
Commentary  |  8/24/2010  | 
Samsung has offered a few details about is upcoming Android-based tablet, which will be launched September 2 in Berlin.
Google Ogling Goggles For iPhone
Commentary  |  8/24/2010  | 
Google has indicated that it plans to offer its Google Goggles search tool to the iPhone by the end of the year.
Kodak Launches Thin EasyShare Camera
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
The point-and-shoot device is 0.6 inch thick with a 5x zoom, HD video, and social network sharing features.
Bank Of America, Visa Pilot Mobile Payments
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Customers will be chosen to install chips into smartphones, which they will wave at point-of-sale devices in stores to complete purchases.
Deal Would Mandate FM Radios In Cell Phones
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Compromise agreement between National Association of Broadcasters and RIAA headed to Congress.
Microsoft Readies Windows Phone 7 Marketplace
Commentary  |  8/23/2010  | 
Microsoft says that its Windows Phone 7 software developer tools have been downloaded more than 300,000 times. The Windows Phone Marketplace is preparing for an early October launch.
Facebook Gobbles Hot Potato
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Location-based service will cease operations as features are integrated with the social network.
Apple And Verizon Ironing Out iPhone Details
Commentary  |  8/23/2010  | 
Apple and Verizon Wireless are in the process of debating terms that would bring the iPhone to Verizon in 2011, says analyst.
Motorola Sends C&D To Block Leaked Software
Commentary  |  8/23/2010  | 
Motorola has issued a cease and desist order against a Web site that was hosting leaked Droid X software.
Sanyo Unveils Full HD Dual Camera
News  |  8/20/2010  | 
The pocketsize Xacti VPC-PD2BK can record 1080p video at 30 frames per second.
Google, Yahoo Update iPad Email User Interfaces
Commentary  |  8/20/2010  | 
Both Gmail and Yahoo! Mail have introduced new, HTML5-powered email offerings for the Apple iPad.
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