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posted in July 2009
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FCC Enters Google Voice Debacle, Investigating AT&T And Apple
Commentary  |  7/31/2009  | 
Wow. Today, the Federal Communications Commission launched a formal inquiry over Apple's removal of the Google Voice application from the iPhone Apps Store. The FCC sent letters to AT&T, Apple and Google looking for answers on the matter.
Set Top Shipments To Top 200M By 2013
News  |  7/31/2009  | 
Many consumers are interested in a set-top box that connects to their PC and Internet.
Microsoft Hosts Windows Mobile Developer Camps
Commentary  |  7/31/2009  | 
Microsoft will be hosting a number of developer camps for its WIndows Mobile platform in the coming weeks in at least six cities around the world. If you develop apps to sell or work on them for your enterprise, you might want to check these events out. The targeted platform is Windows Mobile 6.5.
iPhone OS 3.0 Leads To Wi-Fi Use Surge
News  |  7/31/2009  | 
AT&T says it saw a 41% increase last quarter in iPhone connections at wireless hotspots.
Verizon Apps Store: No Bandwidth Hogs, Please
Commentary  |  7/31/2009  | 
A Verizon Wireless spokesperson has indicated that the company plans to block applications that draw a lot of bandwidth from its V CAST Apps store. What, you thought Verizon was going to be more "open"? This and the Great Google Voice Debacle prove that "openness" is a fallacy and the walled gardens never came down.
New Ubuntu Support Plans Built For Small-Biz Users
Commentary  |  7/31/2009  | 
Ubuntu wants to win over more small-business Linux users with a new set of targeted, low-cost desktop tech support packages.
HTC Lowers Revenue Forecast
News  |  7/31/2009  | 
The smartphone maker is feeling the heat from a downward trend in handset pricing and from China's delay in rolling out its 3G network.
Apple To Patch iPhone Security Flaw [UPDATE]
Commentary  |  7/31/2009  | 
According to U.K.-based network operator O2, Apple plans to distribute a patch for the iPhone's SMS security flaw as soon as this weekend. What's not clear is if the patch will be only for O2's customers or if Apple will update all iPhones. Update: iPhone OS 3.0.1 released to fix the flaw!
Motorola Plans Low-Cost Android Phones
News  |  7/31/2009  | 
Motorola says it will use Google's Android platform to make smartphones at feature phone prices.
Apple Doubles Time Capsule Capacity, Cuts Pricing
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
Apple added a new model to the Time Capsule line, which combines backup storage with a Wi-Fi base station. The company also cut pricing to the existing Time Capsule.
Is This Verizon's Android Phone?
Commentary  |  7/30/2009  | 
Well, it looks like the specs and pictures have leaked of the first Android phone to be on Verizon Wireless' network, and this Motorola smartphone looks really, really cool. Hit the jump for details and a picture.
Two Tribes, One Future: Bringing Mainframes Into the IT Mainstream
Features  |  7/30/2009  | 
Too many enterprises are running parallel IT operations, with big iron and distributed groups barely crossing paths, let alone sharing hard-earned expertise. CIOs need to get this schism under control lest businesses end up the ultimate casualties of high-tech turf warfare.
Are Mobile Devices Closing The Digital Divide?
Commentary  |  7/30/2009  | 
Mobile devices seem to be closing the digital divide. More and more people are getting online with cell phones, but the uptake is really strong with minorities according to a report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
Carriers Respond To Bans On Texting While Driving
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
The four major wireless operators agree that the practice is dangerous, but not all believe national legislation is the best way to solve the problem.
Memory Chip Market Recovering
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
Rising demand and limited supply will boost prices for DDR3 DRAM chips in the second half of the year, iSuppli says.
LG Reveals Latest 'Chocolate' Phone
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
The handset's 4-inch, high-quality touch screen is geared toward watching videos and viewing Web pages on the go.
Motorola Delivers Profit, But What About Handsets?
Commentary  |  7/30/2009  | 
Motorola announced its second quarter earnings and surprised more than a few by turning up a profit. This is certainly a positive sign, but Motorola has yet to deliver a winning handset this year. Or last year, for that matter.
Alcatel-Lucent Reports $19.7 Million Profit
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
The communications equipment supplier's stock rose on news of its first profit in more than two years.
Mac And iPhone Security Issues Mounting
Commentary  |  7/30/2009  | 
New ways to break the iPhone's security and reports of new Mac exploits should serve as a warning to Mac-based businesses not to become complacent.
Facebook May Be Friending Android
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
Google's Android platform may soon become too big for the social networking giant to ignore.
Amidst The Gloom, How CIOs Are Driving IT Infrastructure Innovation
Features  |  7/30/2009  | 
With growth projects on hold, now is the time to clean up IT operations and drive hard bargains with vendors.
RIM Releases Developer Tool For BlackBerry
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
Mobile app makers can test and debug BlackBerry programs that use HTML, CSS, Ajax, Silverlight, Ruby on Rails, and other rich Internet applications.
Motorola Delivers Unexpected 2Q Profit
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
The mobile phone maker is placing a big bet on its commitment to release handsets based on Google’s Android platform in time for the holiday season.
Mainframes And Your Total Enterprise Virtualization Strategy
Features  |  7/30/2009  | 
Our InformationWeek Analytics Informed CIO series arms business technology chiefs with the questions they must ask before dropping big bucks. In this installment, we examine what part today's mainframes, and the professionals who manage them, play in developing an enterprise-wide unified virtualization strategy.
Spin Control? Apple Explains Why Jailbreaking Is Bad
Commentary  |  7/30/2009  | 
This is rich. A day after Apple's claims that jailblreaking iPhones can cause catastrophic harm became public, Apple updated its support page to explain exactly why jailbreaking iPhones a bad thing.
LG's 'New Chocolate' Touts Sex Appeal
Commentary  |  7/30/2009  | 
Today LG confirmed a long-rumored device, the BL40 "New Chocolate". This touch-based phone features a gorgeous four-inch display and more closely resembles an actual chocolate bar than any of its forebears did.
Russia Lags In Supercomputers, Medvedev Warns
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
It ranks 15th on the list of countries with the most powerful supercomputers, the Russian president noted, and 95 percent of the machines are manufactured in the U.S.
AT&T Blocks Google Voice From iPhone
Commentary  |  7/29/2009  | 
According to Daring Fireball, the AT&T has pushed Apple into blocking the Google Voice app from the App Store. This is just one more example of the carriers not getting it and trying to impose their petty restrictions on us for fear of becoming a dumb pipe.
Build A Case For A Business Continuity Appliance
Commentary  |  7/29/2009  | 
bMighty's second Business Case Builder is a free downloadable PowerPoint presentation designed to help your company justify the purchase of affordable technology solutions to maximize business uptime.
Intel Unveils New Investments In Green Technology
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
Intel invested about $10 million in companies offering energy management tools for IT, the utility industry, and remote home monitoring and energy management.
Apple's Complaints About Jailbroken iPhones Don't Hold Water
Commentary  |  7/29/2009  | 
Apple says that unsanctioned iPhone alterations could crash mobile phone networks. I say, "hogwash."
Intel Sees Windows 7 Adoption Speeding Past Vista
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
Intel rejected Vista for its own 80,000 employees, but expects Windows 7 to be adopted much more quickly than Vista was.
Intel Reaches For Ever Smaller Processors
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
Intel hopes it can expand beyond its core PC business, into smartphones and other mobile gadgets, by betting on next-generation 32-nanometer processors.
Verizon BlackBerry To Pack Wi-Fi
Commentary  |  7/29/2009  | 
The spies over at CrackBerry said Verizon Wireless will soon be getting the BlackBerry 8530. The great thing about this is that this handset packs Wi-Fi. It's about freaking time.
Lawmakers Aim At Texting While Driving
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
The proposed legislation would reduce federal highway funding for states that don't ban texting or sending e-mails while driving.
Android Finally Getting Facebook App: Report
Commentary  |  7/29/2009  | 
One of the things Google talked about recently was the need to make its Android mobile operating system more social. It looks like Android is about to take its first step in the "more social" direction with the arrival of a dedicated Facebook app.
Google Updates Mobile Gmail App
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
The search giant has made it easier for Android and iPhone users to use Gmail on the go by shortening URLs.
Verizon Reveals App Store Details
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
Developers will get to keep 70% of the revenue from sold apps, and Verizon said it will aim for a more transparent approval process than Apple's App Store.
T-Mobile Picks Up Touch Pro 2
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
The Windows Mobile handset is aimed at mobile professionals, and it features Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, and a full QWERTY keyboard.
U.S. Gov't: Thou Shalt Not Text And Drive At The Same Time
Commentary  |  7/29/2009  | 
It finally happened. With texting-and-driving incidents gaining more and more national media attention, it appears as though the recent VTech study pushed the U.S. federal government into action. Today, lawmakers proposed a national ban on texting and emailing when behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. Will it work?
Apple: Jailbroken iPhones Can Crash Cell Towers
Commentary  |  7/29/2009  | 
As part of a legal battle against the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Apple submitted comments that claim jailbroken iPhones can lead to denial of service attacks and, furthermore, be used to take out cellular towers and the associated base stations. Pure FUD.
Twitter A New Tool For British Civil Servants
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
The microblog service is seen as a way to update the public on news releases, YouTube videos, Flickr photos, and government actions during a crisis.
Texting And Driving - Just Say No
Commentary  |  7/28/2009  | 
We've all talked on the phone while driving and it definitely a distraction to fiddle with dialing and have one hand permanently unavailable for driving. Many states have passed laws prohibiting using a cell phone while driving unless you have a hands-free headset. Texting has become more popular, especially with people updating their Twitter or Facebook accounts. Though not illegal in many states yet, texting is far more dangerous than just talking on the phone according to a newly relea
Is It Time To Let Your Employees "Bring Their Own PC?"
Commentary  |  7/28/2009  | 
A new Forrester Research study shows how one company has stopped supplying computers to its workers - saving the company money, lightening the IT workload, and making employees happy. Plus 10 simple rules for making it work at your company.
Barnes & Noble Launches Free Wi-Fi
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
Barnes & Noble hopes to sell more e-books to compete with Amazon.com's Kindle.
Verizon Seeks Court Approval Of Advertising Accuracy
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
AT&T has charged that Verizon's claims of having "America's Most Reliable Wireless Network" are misleading.
Graphics Chip Sales Point To PC Market Recovery
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
Shipments rose 31% in the second quarter, an indication that computer makers are preparing for a robust back-to-school season.
Verizon Spills Details About The V CAST Apps Store
Commentary  |  7/28/2009  | 
Today, Verizon Wireless held a developer conference in San Jose. The big news? An app store is coming, and Verizon is working with RIM, Qualcomm, and others to make it happen.
Texting While Driving Is Deadliest Task
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
Study results suggest text messaging should be banned for all drivers says Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
Sprint 's Latest Acquisition Bad News for SMBs?
Commentary  |  7/28/2009  | 
As competition among cellular carriers intensified recently, Sprint Nextel has struggled to grow its business. The companys future direction may be foreshadowed in its decision to purchase Virgin Mobile USA, however if that is the case, Sprint Nextel services may become less attractive to small and medium businesses.
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