Apple Seeds iPhone SDK 3.1 To Developers
Today Apple began pushing out iPhone Software Development Kit 3.1 to developers of the iPhone platform. The new SDK has several new features that should make it easier for developers to create applications for the iPhone. The biggest new development is that the MMS feature is automatically turned on in 3.1.
Lenovo Launches Four Xeon Servers
The new ThinkServers feature built-in virtualization, new power-saving features, and several Intel Xeon 5500 processors to choose from.
Is The Pre Poorly Built?
There have been scattered reports that Palm's Pre smartphone is not holding up well. A few Pre users have been complaining that their screens are wobbly and can get easily cracked, the slider is poorly-designed, and the overall manufacturing is shoddy.
Ericsson Rolling Out App Store
The company is trying to one-up Apple's App Store by offering carriers a hosted virtual store that can reach a broad variety of devices.
Linux Netbook Prices: How Low Can They Go?
Some netbook vendors can't stop bad-mouthing Linux. But it's still the way to go if you want a low-priced, energy-efficient machine that is actually capable of doing useful work.
BlackBerry Tour Hitting Verizon July 12 For $200
If you've been hankering for some BlackBerry Tour action from Verizon Wireless, it's time to get excited. The nation's largest carrier has launched pre-orders for the Tour, which will be in stores starting July 12. It will come in two versions: one with a camera, and one without.
Apple Sees iPhone 3GS Shortages
The company has rolled out an online inventory-tracking tool showing how many iPhone 3GS handsets remain in Apple's retail stores.
Sony Mulls PSP Phone For Gamers
A cell phone version of its PlayStation Portable gaming device may be the company's response to increased competition from Apple's iPhone and App Store.
Review: Apple's Speedy iPhone 3GS
Its blazing speed and new features make the 3GS Apple's best iPhone yet, but its App Store, and easy-to-use OS are what set it apart from the Palm Pre and Nokia N97.
Apple Reporting iPhone 3GS Shortages
It looks like the iPhone 3GS is a solid seller. Apple is reporting that the iPhone 3GS is out of stock at 29 of its retail stores (as of 6/26). Apple also recently launched a tool to let would-be iPhone buyers check the stock levels of the Apple Store near them.
KACE Offers Mac Management Upgrade
Apple Macintosh users like to believe that they use the best computers around. And maybe they do. But from an IT-management perspective, Macs in mixed environments have often been treated as red-headed step-children. The next versions of KACE's KBOX Systems Management Appliance aims to level the playing field with Mac-management tools on par with its Windows offerings.
T-Mobile Launch Events For New Phones
T-Mobile in the US is holding events in seven cities around the country for the impending launches of the HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Dash 3G. The Touch Pro2 has been eagerly awaited by many, and the Dash 3G might be better known to you as the HTC Snap.
Apple Bans 'Hottest Girls' iPhone App
Apple threw cold water on the "Hottest Girl" iPhone app, removing the software from the App Store after the developer started showing pictures of topless women.
Mythbusters' Adam Savage Hit With $11,000 Data Bill From AT&T
Adam Savage, one of the mighty busters of myths on The Discovery Channel's Mythbusters show, is freaking out on Twitter right now. The target of his rage? AT&T, for slapping him with an $11,000 bill after he surfed the Web in Canada for a few hours.
Sprint Goes For AT&T's Jugular, Targets iPhone Users In New Ad
Palm and network operator partner Sprint have leveled their sites directly onto iPhone users. The new ad reads, in part, "Your iPhone contract is up. Perfect Timing." Next to these words is a picture of the Palm Pre resting against an eaten Apple.
Garmin Adopts Android And Windows Mobile
Garmin, a leading manufacturer of GPS devices, has announced that they are dropping their home-grown Linux OS in favor of Android and Windows Mobile for future phones.
Review: Palm Pre Smartphone Mostly Pleases
Palm needs the Pre to be a smash. There is a lot to like about the handset, but the iPhone, RIM's Blackberry line, and a coming crop of Android devices pose serious obstacles.
HTC's Sense UI Coming To Other HTC Android Phones? Not So Fast
The blogosphere has latched onto a short quote from HTC Peter Chou about its newly revealed Sense user interface for Android and whether or not it can be ported to other HTC Android phones. Chou's words seem to confirm that it can, but there's more to the story.
From The Useless Statistics Department - Palm Pre App Downloads
Now that the Apple App Store hit one billion downloads of third party applications after just nine months, other app stores will follow suit with their own app download progress. The application store for the Palm Pre has had one million downloads in less than three weeks. Or has it?