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BlackBerry Leads, iPhone Follows U.S. Smartphone Sales
News  |  5/30/2008
The reason for RIM's success? It's been able to broaden the appeal of the BlackBerry to more than just professionals, an IDC report found.
Microsoft Warns Of Security Vulnerability Arising From Apple's Safari
News  |  5/30/2008
Unless the default Safari download location is changed, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by tricking a user into visiting a maliciously crafted Web site, Microsoft said.
Laptop-Embedded Wireless Broadband Closer To Mainstream
News  |  5/30/2008
New technologies and pricing due by the end of 2008 have the potential to eliminate the problems of embedded wireless 3G notebook purchases, Gartner now suggests.
Xerox Ink Expands Commercial Use Of Digital Printers
News  |  5/30/2008
The gel-like substance is expected to allow digital print on foil and plastic, both common materials in packaging.
FoneLink 2.0 Targeted At Apple Macintosh Users
News  |  5/30/2008
The syncing software has been overhauled to improve the speed, stability, and features for the latest Mac OS X operating system.
Google's Schmidt: Mobile Internet The Future Of Advertising
Commentary  |  5/30/2008
Speaking to a German newspaper, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that the mobile Internet will indeed be the next major advertising platform. According to Schmidt, the iPhone is leading the charge.
Google May Open Android Application Store
Commentary  |  5/30/2008
The Register, InformationWeek
Mars Phoenix Lander Moves Arm For First Time In A Year
News  |  5/30/2008
NASA said the Phoenix was instructed to rotate its "wrist," unlatch its launch lock, raise the forearm, and move it upright to release the elbow restraint.
Dell, Acer Ready Mini-Notebooks
Commentary  |  5/30/2008
UMPC Portal, Engadget
Mozilla's Add-On Army (Finally!) Makes Its Move
Commentary  |  5/30/2008
As Firefox 3 takes its final steps towards a final release, some users are wondering whether their favorite extensions will fall by the wayside. As it turns out, most of them won't have to wonder -- or worry -- much longer.
Cell Phones' Newest Feature: Avoiding Speeding Tickets
Commentary  |  5/30/2008
Trapster is a new service that allows cell phone users to alert one another about the location of speed traps. Alerts are sent in real-time to Trapster users as they approach a tagged trap. Never mind the fact that using a cell phone while speeding is probably not a good idea.
Qualcomm's Plaza To Enable Easier Mobile Widgets
News  |  5/30/2008
The company hopes its new platform-neutral widget framework will help operators drive mobile data usage.
Qualcomm Lays Out Map For The Future Of BREW
Commentary  |  5/29/2008
This week at Qualcomm's annual BREW conference, the giant chipmaker gave its content delivery platform a double shot in the arm. BREW's future includes Flash integration and the ability to run widgets created with Qualcomm's Plaza initiative. Are these improvements enough to fend off the competition?
Dell Revenues, Earnings Up On Notebook Sales
News  |  5/29/2008
However, the computer maker also reported that it saw "conservatism" in IT spending in the United States, which Dell expects to last through the summer.
Ultra Low-Cost Laptops: A Viable Option For SMBs?
Commentary  |  5/29/2008
No one likes to spend more than they have to on a computer. And no one likes to carry around more weight than they have to. You'd think that would make a killer combination for ultra-low-cost ultra-portables like the Asus eeePC, OLPC XO, and HP 2133 Mini-Note. And now a new teeny tiny machine is on the way from Dell. But don't throw away your traditional notebook just yet.
Down To Business: Smell Opportunity, Not Just Upheaval, In Globalization
Commentary  |  5/29/2008
If there's such a thing as a business technology profession of the future, it's in developing, building, managing, and cultivating global supply chains.
Intel, Micron Launch High-Density Storage Chip
News  |  5/29/2008
The new devices are smaller than the size of a thumbnail but can store more than 2,000 digital photos or up to 1,000 songs.
VIA Launches Low-Power Nano Processor Family
News  |  5/29/2008
The chips could initially be used in thin and light laptops and later in sub-$500 mini-notebooks with screen sizes of less than 10 inches.
Mobile Ad Revenue To Hit $10 Billion By 2013
News  |  5/29/2008
To hit that number, the industry must first solve a host of issues involving formats, pricing strategies, and standards, says a report from Heavy Reading.
3G iPhone Report Of The Day: It's Delayed
Commentary  |  5/29/2008
Quick, everyone panic! Apple's stock is going to tank if this one is true! German cell phone chipmaker Infineon said that it is seeing less demand for its HSDPA chips than it was expecting for some big, unnamed project (hint: 3G iPhone). Surely this means Apple is delaying the 3G iPhone's launch. Right? As Mr. Spock would say, "That's highly illogical."
3K Computers Launches Mini-Laptop
News  |  5/29/2008
The RazorBook 400 weighs less than two pounds and includes a 4 GB flash drive for storage and 512 MB of memory.
Palm Plans New, Web-Oriented OS
Commentary  |  5/29/2008
Electronista, The Register
Dell Confirms It Has A Mini-Notebook
News  |  5/29/2008
Though details aren't finalized, Michael Dell's prototype includes three USB ports, a card reader, a VGA out, and an Ethernet connection.
'State Of The Internet' Shows Attacks, Network Speeds Up
News  |  5/29/2008
Attacks coming from 125 countries targeted 23 unique network ports, with the most malicious traffic coming from the United States and China, Akamai reports.
Mobile Broadband To Boost Economy: Report
Commentary  |  5/29/2008
InformationWeek
Nokia as a 'Software' Company
Commentary  |  5/29/2008
I'm probably the first to report that the news out of Barcelona is that cell phone giant Nokia  is transitioning from being a mobile phone company to being a software company. I'd be wrong, of course. Well, mostly wrong.
Hitachi Takes Low-Power Set-Top Box Drives For A 'CoolSpin'
News  |  5/28/2008
The company's latest 500 GB hard drive is expected to find its way into DVRs and other devices starting next month.
Apple Mac OS X 10.5.3 Fixes Flaws, Adds Google Sync
News  |  5/28/2008
The patch includes a fix for the most serious of three iCal vulnerabilities disclosed by Core Security Technologies earlier this month.
Intel Cites Graphics Problems In Centrino 2 Delay
News  |  5/28/2008
A flawed integrated graphics controller in the GM45/GM47 chipsets means the upcoming version of the Core 2 package is expected to ship on July 14.
Unified Communications Confounds Small Businesses
Commentary  |  5/28/2008
Vendors love to talk up the benefits of Unified Communications, but an exclusive study of small and midsize companies by bMighty.com suggests that many companies are not yet getting the message.
Smartphones Become Clear Choice For Mobile Web Access
News  |  5/28/2008
The upcoming 3G iPhone and its competitors have some industry experts even saying traditional cell phones are going the way of the dinosaur.
HTC's Android Phone Shown Off At Google Conference
Commentary  |  5/28/2008
Google's I/O developer conference in San Francisco has marked the unofficial debut of HTC's upcoming Android-powered smartphone, the Dream. Here's a video sneak-peek.
Intel Delays Centrino 2 Chips
Commentary  |  5/28/2008
CNET News, Macworld
VMware to Acquire Application Management Firm
Commentary  |  5/28/2008
BusinessWire
IBM Unveils Three Rack Servers Powered By AMD
News  |  5/28/2008
Designed around the "Barcelona" quad-core Opteron processor, IBM said its x3755 configuration can scale up to four sockets and provide up to 128 GB of memory.
Analysts Rain On Apple's iPhone Parade
Commentary  |  5/28/2008
With iPhone sales petering out due to their growing unavailability, Apple may not sell 10 million iPhones in 2008, say analysts. What spurred Jobs to believe that Apple could attain that number, when to-date the iPhone has sold only 5.4 million? Discuss.
Mac Clone Maker Psystar Offers 'Virtually Silent' Machines
News  |  5/28/2008
The systems integrator continues to defy Apple's no-cloning rule, upgrading its Leopard-based knockoffs and ramping up production capabilities.
Worldwide Cell Phone Sales Increase By 13.6%
News  |  5/28/2008
Emerging markets are booming, but sales in Western Europe and Japan fell by double digits, Gartner's latest survey reveals.
HP Packs Two Blades In Single Server Slot
News  |  5/28/2008
HP says a fully loaded system takes up 8 square feet of data center floor space and offers 12.3 teraflops of performance.
Cellular Modems Move into the Mainstream
Commentary  |  5/28/2008
What do you think was the hottest networking technology in 2007? Power over Ethernet switches? No. Unified Threat Management security systems? Guess again. VoIP phones? Nope. Try cellular modems, whose sales rose by an astounding 300% from year to year.
Sony, Cable Operators Agree On Set-Top Boxes
News  |  5/28/2008
The memorandum of understanding is expected to spur the growth of two-way interactive cable TV services.
Cisco Delivers On Open Promise
Commentary  |  5/28/2008
John Chambers has been talking about transforming the way enterprises use and manage IT resources for a couple of years now. With "Cisco Motion," he's finally delivered.
Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm Ready To Dig
News  |  5/28/2008
Despite a radio glitch, the space agency said that the lander was still able to carry out backup activities ordered through commands that were sent Monday.
IBM To Ship Barcelona-Based Servers
Commentary  |  5/28/2008
Channel Register, Computerworld
8-Megapixels On Your Camera Phone?
News  |  5/28/2008
OmniVision's new image sensor wants to increase the number of pixels on your cell phone without increasing its profile.
As 3G iPhone Gets Close, Apple Signs Deals In More Countries
News  |  5/28/2008
Apple has inked deals or is close to signing deals with service providers to sell the iPhone in Norway, Sweden, Latin America, and Singapore.
Microsoft Unveils Multi-Touch Technology For Windows 7
News  |  5/28/2008
Multi-touch capabilities are expected to be part of the next Windows operating system when it is released in late 2009 or early 2010.
MokaFive Offers New Approach For Virtual Desktops
News  |  5/27/2008
MokaFive's virtual desktops run on a desktop or laptop regardless of whether that unit remains connected to a central server.
Apple Reportedly Looking At Solar Power For Mobile Devices
News  |  5/27/2008
Apple is not the first to consider this technique for using solar power; Motorola describes a similar approach in a 2001 patent.
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