Content tagged with Mobile
posted in April 2008
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Interop: Jumping to SaaS -- Look Before You Leap
Commentary  |  4/30/2008  | 
Got SaaS yet? If not, you're either a nattering nincompoop or blazingly brilliant. For every drumbeat touting the power and ease of Saas to remake your IT operations, there's competing tympany warning of the dire hazards of leaping into SaaS headlong.
Adobe Pushes Broader Mobile Strategy For Flash
News  |  4/30/2008  | 
Several of the moves will further open access to Flash, including removing restrictions on the use of the SWF and FLV file formats.
Sony Ericsson's 'Capuchin' Bridges Java, Flash Gap
News  |  4/30/2008  | 
The handset maker's API will let developers combine the clean user interface of Flash Lite with the stronger back-end capabilities of Java ME.
McKinsey: Measure Data Center Efficiency Like Car Fuel Efficiency
News  |  4/30/2008  | 
The report recommends companies adopt a new metric called Corporate Average Data Efficiency (CADE) that combines both IT and facilities costs to monitor energy use.
HP Reveals Memristor, The Fourth Passive Circuit Element
News  |  4/30/2008  | 
The memristor will enable a new era of nanoscale electronics, scientists say.
Report: T-Mobile's 3G Network Launching In NYC Tomorrow
Commentary  |  4/30/2008  | 
New reports are pointing to May 1 (tomorrow) as the official launch of T-Mobile's AWS 1700 MHz network in New York City. Some 20+ other cities will go live with T-Mobile's 3G network by year's end.
Official BlackBerry 9000 Specs Leaked
Commentary  |  4/30/2008  | 
This is the real deal, folks. No speculation here. An enterprising informer found an internal RIM document that highlights all the details of the forthcoming BlackBerry 9000 smartphone. Take a peek for yourself.
Interop: Fixed/Mobile Convergence Coming to Your Company?
Commentary  |  4/30/2008  | 
Employees no longer sit in their cubicles all day. Instead, executives move from place to place, visiting customers and clients. Figuring out how to reach these individuals has been a problem: Do you try their office number or their cell?
Microsoft Spins a Web - Microsoft Mesh
Commentary  |  4/30/2008  | 
Two Must-Have Open-Source Security Tools
Commentary  |  4/29/2008  | 
Over the past decade, open-source developers have created some of the world's top-rated IT security tools. While some of these applications have a well-deserved reputation for being complicated and difficult to use, there are some notable exceptions.
Sun Offers Free Storage OS
Commentary  |  4/29/2008  | 
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Wi-Fi Cafes: Easy To Find, But Free Is Fading Away
News  |  4/29/2008  | 
Despite the expanded services and rollouts, paying for Wi-Fi at some of the larger chains has created an opportunity for smaller restaurateurs.
HP Wields Blade Workstations For Mechanical CAD
News  |  4/29/2008  | 
The hardware includes an advanced network software utility that allows designers working in 2-D or 3-D environments to work over a standard network.
iPhone Officially Coming To Canada
News  |  4/29/2008  | 
Apple's exclusive deal with Rogers Communications is likely to put an end to unlocked models in the country.
OQO Model 2 Hacked To Run Leopard
Commentary  |  4/29/2008  | 
The hullabaloo about Psystar is not nearly as cool as this. Sure, any geek can hack a desktop to run Apple's Leopard OS, but a member of the OQO Talk forum posted a video of his OQO model 2 running Leopard. Very cool to see Leopard on such a small device. What if Apple created a UMPC of its own?
Unlock Your Cell Phone All By Yourself For $26
Commentary  |  4/29/2008  | 
24/7 Mobile Solutions introduced a new product today that fools your cell phone into thinking it is unlocked. Using its SIM card add-on, you can basically unlock it and use it on other networks without actually changing the software on the phone. Now if it only worked with the iPhone...
Interop: Lenovo, LANDesk Develop Client Management Console
News  |  4/29/2008  | 
The ThinkManagement Console lets companies centralize access to LANDesk management, inventory tracking, and reporting software for all client hardware, including non-Lenovo systems.
Will Someone Please Answer the Mobile Device?
Commentary  |  4/29/2008  | 
Remind me. When exactly did cell phones stop being cell phones and start being "mobile devices running content-rich mobile applications"? I'm still grappling with the Rich Internet Applications (RIA) on my new Nokia N95 phone (and I have to admit, it's a beauty) when all I really want to do is answer the phone.   

Interop: RMI Launches Low-End Processor For Network Appliances
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
The chip targets entry- to medium-level gateways, WAN optimization appliances, content-security appliances, access points for wireless LANs, and other appliances.
Interop: nSolutions Launches NOVA Change And Configuration Management Appliance
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
The appliance is designed to help users more easily make modifications to their IT environments without disrupting critical operations.
Apple's Success Brings More Patent Lawsuits
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
During the first four months of 2008, Apple was named as a defendant in eight patent infringement lawsuits, up from five during the same period in 2007.
Sony Pictures Uses 'Green Power' For Data Center
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
Sony Pictures Entertainment is the first customer of data center operator 365 Main to sign up for a new reusable energy program.
Interop: Dell Preloads Server For Software Appliance Market
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
The company expects the CR100 to be used mostly for e-mail, Web security, and infrastructure management, such as for acceleration, monitoring, and management.
Interop: Microsoft Goes Green With Efficient Code, Employee Bus Line
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
Microsoft plans to work more closely with independent software developers to help them build applications that don't draw CPU cycles unnecessarily.
FCC: Issues Kept Bidders From 700 MHz Safety Spectrum
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
An agency report says fears of payments defaulting if negotiations failed as well as the costs of building out and operating the D block kept companies away.
Apple Updates iMacs Amid Booming Sales
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
In addition to faster processors, the new iMacs are rated EPEAT Silver and meet the Energy Star 4.0 requirements for power consumption.
Nokia's New Phones: Built For Comfort And Speed
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
The mobile phone maker announced three phones with features including facial contours, tap-sensitive response, and background noise cancellation.
Blyk Hits 100K Subscriber Mark, Calls Itself Success
Commentary  |  4/28/2008  | 
Well, whaddya know. "Free" services just might actually work. The U.K.-based MVNO Blyk -- which targets 16- to 24-year-olds -- recently met its one-year subscriber goal after just six months in operation. Blyk offers free voice minutes and text messages in exchange for ads appearing on cell phones. Does this mean mobile advertising has more traction than thought, or that kids like free stuff?
Verizon's Earnings Jump Thanks To Wireless Growth
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
Verizon Wireless unit recorded 1.5 million net customer additions, and Verizon's FiOS TV service signed up 263,000 net new customers.
Forrester Predicts Slow Year For Government IT Spending
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
The report found that 43% of governments are working with flat budgets this year, while 40% have bigger budgets than last year.
iPhone Reports: 3G, GPS, Haptics
Commentary  |  4/28/2008  | 
Here's a trio of reports that festered over the weekend. First covers news of Foxconn's contract to build the 3G iPhone, second shows that the next iPhone will support true GPS, and the last tells us that the next version of the iPhone will have microvibration feedback -- otherwise known as haptics.
AMD Launches Business-Class Chips
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
Advanced Micro Devices introduced seven processors designed for business desktop PCs, and plans to later offer chips for business notebooks.
Nokia Continues To Dominate Mobile Phone Market
News  |  4/25/2008  | 
Mobile phone suppliers shipped a total of 291.5 million units during the first quarter, up 14.3% from a year ago.
EarthLink To Shut Down New Orleans' Municipal Wi-Fi
News  |  4/25/2008  | 
The project goes dark May 18 after the Internet service provider said it was unable to find a buyer.
Associated Press Teams Up With Verve Wireless For Mobile News
News  |  4/25/2008  | 
The mobile news service will be tailored for smartphones and give users one point of access for local, national, and international news.
Apple's 3G iPhone Coming June 9, Analysts Say
News  |  4/25/2008  | 
"D-Day for 3G" is expected at Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote, where analysts also expect announcements about a refresh of Apple's laptop line by August and a new iPod line by September.
Lenovo To Launch 11-inch Consumer IdeaPad On Tuesday
News  |  4/25/2008  | 
The U110 is the smallest member of Lenovo's IdeaPad product line that is aimed at the U.S. consumer market.
Honda's Asimo Robot To Conduct Detroit Symphony Orchestra
News  |  4/25/2008  | 
Asimo and cellist Yo-Yo Ma will also appear before hundreds of Detroit high school students to spur their interest in music.
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