Content tagged with Mobile
posted in June 2010
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Microsoft Kills Kin Phone
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Engineers working on the handset will transfer to the Windows Phone 7 development team.
PDF News: Acrobat Security Update, New Foxit Reader
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
Adobe has released "critical" updates for its Acrobat and Adobe Reader products, while Foxit has added new features in an upgrade to its own PDF Reader.
Google News Gets Personal
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
A redesign of Google's news aggregation site emphasizes personalization, discovery, and sharing.
Keeping Up With Smartphone Data-Storage Security
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
The more powerful your smartphone gets, the more likely you are to use it to store important business data. And that means paying closer attention to a couple of important storage security concerns.
YouTube Stumbles Into Flash Gaming
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Amid the flowering of Google's strategic relationship with Adobe, a Flash-based game has appeared and disappeared on YouTube.
Amazon Boosts Kindle Royalties
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Authors can almost double the amount they receive from sales of digital books priced 20% or more below the list price for the physical book version.
Android 3.0 'Gingerbread' Elements Leaked
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
The first details about Android 3.0 -- codenamed "Gingerbread" -- have been revealed. Android 3.0 will set the Android bar higher.
Sony Recalls Half Million Vaio Laptops
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
At least 30 laptops have been reported to overheat causing casings and keyboards to warp and reaching temperatures hot enough to burn users.
Study: Windows 7 Halves SMB Support Costs
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Automation and security tools built into Microsoft's newest operating system mean fewer headaches for IT staffs and less downtime for users, IDC says.
DARPA Plots Supercomputing Future
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
The Omnipresent High Performance Computing program is seeking proposals to dramatically advance the performance and capabilities of future computing systems and enable ExtremeScale computing.
Qualcomm Opening App Store In China
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Chipmaker to partner with web portal SINA to offer its Brew mobile platform.
Droid Incredible Or Droid X?
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
Deciding which Verizon Wireless Android phone to pick can be tough. Here's what sets them apart.
HTC EVO 4G In Short Supply
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Sprint says demand for the 4G smartphone has been greater than expected.
Army Using Telemedicine For Healthcare Delivery
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Wounded soldiers, pregnant women, and diabetes patients are receiving medical and appointment reminders to support their rehabilitation and treatment.
DISA Readies $5 Billion RFP Bundle
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
A raft of request for proposals will address Defense Information Systems Agency projects in provisioning, net operations, net assurance, and network maintenance.
Foursquare Valued At $95 Million
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
The location-based social media firm closed on an additional $20 million in venture funding Tuesday.
AT&T Attempts To Head Off Android Market Criticism
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
AT&T has been bashed for banning its Android phones from installing non-Android Market apps. In an attempt at some damage control, AT&T tries to explain why.
iPhone 4 On Verizon In 2011?
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
AT&T's exclusive right to market the smartphone will reportedly expire at year's end and Apple is said to be open to new partners.
Ray Kurzweil On 'The Singularity' Future
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
The noted futurist has released a movie, The Singularity is Near, exploring how technology may reshape the fabric of our physical reality and life experiences.
Apple iPhone 4 Supply Issues Could Hurt Sales
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Supply chain management issues that delayed pre-order shipments dates combined with the new smartphone's technical glitches, could spell opportunity for competitors according to iSuppli.
Verizon iPhone Rumors Heating Up
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
This isn't the first time we've heard Verizon would be getting the iPhone "soon." This rumor though has enough details to help its credibility. Think this one will come true?
Cisco, Avaya Battle For Enterprise Voice Market
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
PBX equipment sales during the first quarter of 2010 surged for both providers, but neither took a decisive lead according to a Infonetics report.
Cisco Crafts Android-Based Enterprise Tablet
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The mobile collaboration tool is targeted at businesses, so it's not seen as a direct competitor to Apple's iPad.
3TB Hard Drives (Sort Of) Hit The Street
Commentary  |  6/29/2010  | 
The biggest hard disk on the market just got a lot bigger.
HTML5 Isn't Ready For Primetime, YouTube Says
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Flash offers video streaming capabilities that HTML5 just can't match yet.
Seagate Launches 3TB External Hard Drive
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Positioned to meet a projected nine-fold increase in consumer household digital media storage by 2014, the drive can store up to 120 HD movies, 1,500 video games and more for approximately 8 cents per gigabyte.
Cisco, MobileAccess Boost Indoor Cell Phone Reception
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The solution enables sending RF signals over Ethernet LANs to improve cellular coverage without affecting LAN traffic.
Image Gallery: 11 Leading Data Warehousing Appliances
Slideshows  |  6/29/2010  | 
Enterprises are abandoning conventional warehouse development approaches in favor of prepackaged apps and hardware configurations combining database management systems, processing power, storage, and connectivity. Here are the leaders.
iPhone 4 Antenna Lawsuit Looms
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Lawyers are rounding up unhappy consumers and could drag Apple into court over smartphone's glitchy reception.
Smartphone Apps Rated By Consumer Reports
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The consumer publication listed its favorite mobile apps for car and truck drivers.
Virgin Mobile Intros Pre-Paid Wi-Fi Hotspot
Commentary  |  6/29/2010  | 
Hate contracts? Virgin Mobile is now offering the MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot device with no commitment. It costs $150 and data plans runs as little as $10.
Verizon Cuts Microsoft Kin Price
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The social networking-oriented phones were released a month ago to lukewarm reception.
iPhone 4 Hits AT&T Brick-And-Mortar Stores
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Apple's new smartphone now officially available to AT&T walk-in customers, but supplies are tight.
HTC EVO 4G Update Halted After Complaints
Commentary  |  6/29/2010  | 
HTC and Sprint have stopped pushing out the firmware update for the EVO 4G after a rash of users complained of bricked phones.
Google Distributing Android 2.2 Froyo To Nexus One
Commentary  |  6/29/2010  | 
Google today began officially pushing the Android 2.2 Froyo update out to owners of the Nexus One. Android 2.2 brings a number of new features to Google's mobile platform.
Nokia's Troubles
Commentary  |  6/29/2010  | 
While Nokia continues to have large sales figures, it is mostly because of the low end freebies that carriers give away with a contract. They get to count a lot of those phones as smartphones simply because they have some version of Symbian on them, even though not many of those owners ever install a third party app. The truth is, Nokia is in trouble in the smartphone world. They are making changes, but will they be enough?
Amazon Release Kindle App For Android
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The app doesn't allow text search or e-book purchases from within the app, but Amazon says it will add those features in the near future.
Apple iPhone 4 Teardown Reveals $188 In Materials
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The 3.5-inch LCD Retina display screen is the most expensive component at $28.50.
Amazon Releases Kindle App For Apple iOS
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The e-book application can play audio and video on Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and enables publishers to add instruction videos to how-to books, readings from authors and other add-ons.
Former Qwest CEO Nacchio's Prison Sentence Reduced
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
With estimates of defense costs topping $70 million, Nacchio's attorneys indicated appeals will continue despite a reduction in fines and prison time.
HTC Patches EVO 4G Holes For Sprint
Commentary  |  6/28/2010  | 
HTC started rolling out an over-the-air update to the EVO 4G today, offering several fixes for the WiMax-powered handset.
Apple May Have iPhone 4 Antenna Patch
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Bloggers report that iOS 4.0.1 is in the works and could be available as early as this week.
Data Warehousing Shifts to Analytics Arms Race
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Performance upgrades and in-database functions highlight latest Netezza, Aster Data and Infobright releases.
Clearwire Expands 4G Wireless Service
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Richmond, Va., Salt Lake City, and St. Louis join the growing list to receive WiMax Internet coverage from Sprint/Clearwire.
AT&T Upgrades NYC Mobile Network
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Increases in its 3G network wireless capacity should bring improved service, fewer dropped calls to New York iPhone and other smartphone users, said the telecom.
IT Unprepared For Flood Of Consumer Devices, Apps
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Study finds enterprises are under increasing pressure to manage and support iWorkers' devices and applications.
Samsung Goes For Broke With Galaxy S Variants
Commentary  |  6/28/2010  | 
Samsung has announced different versions of its Galaxy S series Android phone with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless
China Promotes WLAN As 3G Complement
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Demand for mobile Internet is growing faster than industry can build 3G networks.
China Electric Company Enters Triple Play Fray
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
State Grid will launch fiber to the home trials of converged phone, TV, and Internet services.
HP ProBook 4720s Notebook Packs Full Keyboard, 17-Inch Display
Commentary  |  6/28/2010  | 
You might not want to carry it around all day, but with its 17-inch display, full-sized keyboard, and six-hour battery life, HP's six-pound-and-up ProBook 4720s notebook provides affordable desktop-class power and productivity.
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