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HP WebOS Patents: Are Samsung, Nokia and Microsoft Bidding?
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
HP's webOS patent portfolio is on the block and Samsung is just the right customer.
Mozilla Previews Firefox For Tablets
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
Mozilla steps up to challenges over its relevance with more than simply a large-screen adaptation of its smartphone app. But it should be doing more.
Sony Android Tablets: Launch Dates, Pricing Released
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
Do these Android Honeycomb tablets have a chance against the iPad?
8 Signs Your IT Team Is Too Slow
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
IT teams can't afford to get this reputation. What are your danger signs?
HTC JetStream Brings LTE Tablet Power To AT&T
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
AT&T and HTC announced a new Android tablet that features a 10.1-inch display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and Long Term Evolution 4G.
Who Are The Real Losers In Patent Lawsuits?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
While the mobile industry's patent litigation frenzy is amusing to watch, the side effects to consumers, developers, and enterprises are not so funny.
VMware Lays Out Mobile Vision At VMworld
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
At VMworld 2011 day two, a phone within a phone emerges. Plus, VMware pushes deep into the world of automated IT operations.
Nokia Hinging WP7 Success On Design Chops
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
Want to know what Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 will look like? Take a peek at the MeeGo-based N9 for a pretty good idea.
Windows Phone 7 Apps Hit 30,000 Mark
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Microsoft slowly but steadily builds a trove of mobile applications to help it compete in the smartphone arena. But it has a long way to go.
VMware Horizon Mobile: Work Phone, Inside Your Phone
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
VMware's new technology unveiled at VMworld essentially allows a phone within a phone--addressing some key worries for enterprise IT.
HP TouchPad To Be Updated, But What's Next?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
HP preps a software update and new apps after a surge of interest in the $99 tablet. Will HP resurrect it in some way?
Turn Off Wi-Fi in Apple iOS
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Extend battery life on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch by disabling Wi-Fi.
5 Predictions For Amazon's Tablet
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Forrester says that an Amazon tablet will pose a credible threat to the iPad. Here's a look at the reasons why.
Sprint: 'No Comment' On iPhone 5
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Another report suggests that the iPhone 5's display may be smaller than initially thought.
IBM Connections Social Platform Adds Mobile Options
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Native mobile clients for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry deliver access to all major features of IBM enterprise social tools.
Samsung Delays Galaxy Tab Australian Debut
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Apple lawsuits have mangled the Tab's release date, just as the Korean electronics maker announced a 4G version of its 8.9-inch tablet.
5 Key Challenges For AMD's New CEO
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Rory Read steps to the helm as the chipmaker confronts serious trouble in the turbulent mobile processor market.
Is Windows Phone 7 Most Stable Smartphone?
Commentary  |  8/28/2011  | 
Android came up last against other major mobile operating systems in one tech blogger's experiment.
Avoid Overseas Charges With iPhone's Airplane Mode
News  |  8/28/2011  | 
iPhone Airplane mode saves you serious bills
Apple CEO Tim Cook: The Truth
Commentary  |  8/27/2011  | 
You say Goodbye. I say Hello.
Steve Jobs: Jerry Pournelle Reflects
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Pournelle says Steve Jobs is all about elegance -- and now the technology has caught up.
10 Smartphone Apps For Weathering A Hurricane
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
As Hurricane Irene makes her way up the East Coast, these essential mobile apps for iOS and Android can give you peace of mind--and critical information.
Medical Community Pays Tribute To Steve Jobs
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Healthcare leaders say Apple's iPhone and iPad have revolutionized the practice of medicine and the relationship between doctors and patients.
Why RIM's BBM Music Service Is Ridiculous
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion's new Blackberry Messenger-based music sharing service will flop. Here's why.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Apps Coming Soon
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Microsoft opens its App Hub to applications that can take advantage of multitasking, rights management, 4G wireless support, and other features built into Mango update.
Samsung Secret Smartphone Weapon: LTE
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Long Term Evolution 4G is on tap for Samsung's next super phone, expected to be unveiled next week.
Android Licensing Terms Welcome Crapware
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
License for distributing Android gives enormous freedom to those making the phone. An unwanted software explosion has resulted.
Boost iOS Performance By Clearing Mobile Safari
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Here's how to clear Web history, cookies, and cache on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
How To Optimize Remote Desktop In Windows 7
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Here's how to optimize Remote Desktop settings in Windows 7 to speed up your connections.
Jobs's Legacy: 8 Reasons Apple Will Dominate The Decade
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Apple has new leadership, but the company can be expected to continue on the path defined by its departing CEO.
How To Disable IPv6 In OS X
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Here's how to shut off default use of the new Internet Protocol Version 6 in OS X if you're not ready to tackle its security issues.
Samsung Preps 7.7-Inch Tablet
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Clues suggest Samsung will roll out three new devices, including yet another Android-based tablet, at the IFA event in Berlin on September 1.
T-Mobile May Get iPhones In October
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
With the expected launch of the iPhone 5 this fall, will all major US carriers offer iOS phones?
10 Key Steve Jobs Moments and Innovations
Slideshows  |  8/25/2011  | 
Under the leadership of Steve Jobs, Apple became a technology leader and cultural force. Take a look back at some favorite Jobs moments and ideas.
Apple's Past And Future: Analysis Around The Web
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
As Steve Jobs resigns, we all wonder what the next chapter will be for the technology company like no other. Here's a look at historic moments and pending questions.
IT Pro Ranking: IT, Not Just Users, Abandon RIM
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Our latest survey of 651 IT pros shows preference for Apple and Google platforms.
BlackBerry 7 Device Sales Off To Good Start
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Checks with AT&T and Sprint retail stores indicated that Research In Motion's new line of BlackBerry 7 smartphones is garnering interest from consumers.
Microsoft Updates Zune To Support Mango
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Software now speeds updates and backups, changes media handling.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs: The Man, The Method and Classic Jobs Moments
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
These classic Steve Jobs videos reveal a side of Jobs you might've missed.
Apple's Jobs Resigns: The Speech We Wish He'd Given
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
During June's Apple WWDC, the thought was unavoidable: Was this the last time we'd see Steve Jobs on stage? Here's how I wish -- selfishly, of course -- he could have constructed his exit, one befitting of this unique man and company.
Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple's CEO, Names COO Tim Cook His Successor
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Pictured with cofounder Steve Wozniak in 2005, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has resigned.
How Sprint iPhone Could Reshape Your Options
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
If the Apple iPhone becomes available from three of the top four U.S. wireless network operators--AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless--watch for pricing and plan changes.
How Your Smartphone's Motion Gives Away Keystrokes
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Using a smartphone's accelerometers, security researchers achieved a 70% accuracy rate in deducing numeric keys pressed on a virtual keyboard.
Android Hackers Craft GingerMaster Rootkit
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
GingerMaster malware exploits Android, providing attackers with root-level access to the devices.
RIM Updates PlayBook OS, Bridge App
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
Research In Motion is rolling out some significant updates to its tablet today. It also made the beta of the Native SDK for BlackBerry Tablet OS available to developers.
Windows Phone Tango Confirmed?
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Microsoft reported to be prepping a slimmed down version of its mobile OS for basic phones.
Apple Wins Samsung Phone Ban In Dutch Court
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Apple has won a strategic battle against rival Samsung--and Android--in a Dutch court, which has told the Korean company to stop importing select smartphones.
Motorola, Google Deal Highlights Patent System Mess
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
The only people winning today are the attorneys; the rest of us merely see technology product delays, product doubts, and higher prices.
Mobile App Counts Don't Mean Much
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
Most people spend the majority of their time with a very small number of programs, so don't be swayed by boasts of hundreds of thousands of mobile apps.
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