The iPhone's Push App Service Appears
While iPhone owners may never get true background applications, the seeds are in place for the next best thing. Select developers are saying the 2.1 version of the firmware has an API for Apple's Push Notification Service.
Should Microsoft Play To Its Corporate Strengths?
With Apple recently experiencing explosive growth and Microsoft stock in the doldrums for most of the decade, it's time for some action in Redmond. Last time I proposed a "show them how it's done" model, where Microsoft builds complete solutions that include its software. This time it's the "focus on what you do best" approach; for Microsoft that means servers and business infrastructure.
Nokia Drops Phone Prices, Puts The Squeeze On Competitors
Nokia has an empowering, vice-like grip on 40% of the world market for mobile phones. Even with its market-leading position, it is stepping up the pressure on its rivals, and recently cut the cost of many of its phones by about 10%. Is this the first sign of a price war?
Google Acquires Omniso
Google, via the YouTube blog, on Wednesday said that it has purchased Omniso, a California-based social video startup.
The Instinct Gets A Software Update
Apple's iPhone 3G isn't the only touch-screen device that's selling like hot cakes, as Samsung's Instinct also has been flying off the shelves. While the Instinct was successful, many have reported data-related issues with the phone. Those problems should be fixed with the latest firmware update.
MySpace Adds To Senior Executive Suite
MySpace, which launched four years ago, now has more than 117 million users worldwide and offices in 19 countries and 29 localized sites across the Web.
T-Mobile Takes Customization To A Whole New Level With Latest Sidekick
Last night in New York City, T-Mobile announced its new Sidekick 2008 with a bang. The update to T-Mobile's messaging device for the masses now lets users interchange the exterior shell of the device, making it more personal. It also is slightly more svelte than previous models and includes some other noteworthy tech updates.
LG To Add Dolby Mobile Sound To Its High-End Phones
As a certified audiophile, I am always looking for improvements in the quality of music playback in mobile phones. To date, very few have impressed me. Looks like LG could be changing that sad song to a happy one, though, as it announced it will begin putting Dolby Mobile sound into its premier phones later this year.