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Apple Seeds iPhone SDK 3.1 To Developers
Commentary  |  6/30/2009
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.
Dell's Adds Ultraportable Notebook To Its Vostro Line For SMBs
Commentary  |  6/30/2009
Question: What's smaller than a notebook but bigger than a netbook? Answer: An ultraportable, like Dell's new 3.36-pound Vostro 1220, with a 12.1-inch screen.
Lenovo Launches Four Xeon Servers
News  |  6/30/2009
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?
Commentary  |  6/30/2009
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.
Dell Launches 12-inch Vostro Business Laptop
News  |  6/30/2009
The notebook PC comes with Wi-Fi support or optional mobile broadband for connecting to a wireless carrier.
Bsquare: Why Wait? We Got Yer Flash For Android Right Here
Commentary  |  6/30/2009
Bsquare says, "Pshaw!" No need to wait until the end of 2009 to get Flash on your Android device. It is already offering Android developers support for Flash Lite 3.1 on ARM-based devices.
Maine Orders 64,000 Apple Laptops For Schools
News  |  6/30/2009
An additional 7,000 MacBooks will be ordered in the coming weeks. Maine is the only state to provide laptops to every public school student.
Ericsson Rolling Out App Store
News  |  6/30/2009
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?
Commentary  |  6/30/2009
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.
Supreme Court May Review Conviction Of Ex-Qwest CEO
News  |  6/30/2009
Joe Nacchio is serving six years in prison for illegal insider trading while head of the telecom firm.
Verizon Gives BlackBerry Tour Pricing, Details
News  |  6/30/2009
Mobile workers using the BlackBerry Tour smartphone will be able to use Verizon's CDMA network while in the U.S and EDGE/GPRS/GSM networks abroad.
Dell May Be Building Android Pocket Device
News  |  6/30/2009
The Internet-enabled handheld device is being likened to Apple's iPod Touch and could be released this year.
Palm Pre Beating Sales Expectations
News  |  6/30/2009
Palm's touchscreen smartphone may be overshadowed by Apple's iPhone 3GS, but one analyst says sales are about twice previous estimates.
File Sharing And SMS Powers Come To Skype 3.0 For Windows Mobile
Commentary  |  6/30/2009
The latest version of Skype for the Windows Mobile platform adds some nifty new features. Users will now be able to swap files back and forth, and can send text messages to other mobile phones directly from Skype.
BlackBerry Tour Hitting Verizon July 12 For $200
Commentary  |  6/30/2009
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.
600 Apps For Windows Marketplace For Mobile Launch
Commentary  |  6/30/2009
When the new application store for Windows Mobile, dubbed Windows Marketplace for Mobile, opens it will have 600 apps to start with according to a Windows Mobile product manager at Microsoft France.
iPhone 3GS Owners Complain Of Overheating
News  |  6/29/2009
iPhones with white cases seem to be hit hardest, turning the plastic cover pink or brown.
Nokia Siemens' Acquisition Of Nortel's LTE Unit Contested
News  |  6/29/2009
In the face of objections from creditors and suppliers, Nortel wants a judge to approve the proposed $650 million sale.
Jobs Returns To Work At Apple
News  |  6/29/2009
The Apple chief executive is splitting his time between the company's corporate offices and working from home.
Comcast Rolling Out WiMax Service
News  |  6/29/2009
The cable company will be reselling Clearwire's 4G service starting this week in Portland, Ore.
Toyota Develops Mind-Controlled Wheelchair
News  |  6/29/2009
Brain/machine interface transmits user's thoughts to an onboard laptop which analyzes and passes commands to wheelchair.
Palm Kills Homemade Apps With Latest Pre Firmware
Commentary  |  6/29/2009
Palm has issued another firmware update for the Palm Pre. The latest version, 1.0.4, offers some minor security improvements and one unwelcome change: some homemade apps no longer work.
Apple Sees iPhone 3GS Shortages
News  |  6/29/2009
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
News  |  6/29/2009
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
News  |  6/29/2009
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
Commentary  |  6/29/2009
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
Commentary  |  6/29/2009
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
Commentary  |  6/29/2009
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.
IBM Talks Up Cloud Computing
News  |  6/26/2009
"Cloud computing is a new way of consuming IT," says Willy Chiu, vice president of IBM Cloud Labs.
Apple Bans 'Hottest Girls' iPhone App
News  |  6/26/2009
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.
Apple Increases Investment In British Chip Designer
News  |  6/26/2009
Apple has been on a chip-design spending spree, buying PA Semi, a vendor of low-power PowerPC processors, and hiring more than 100 people with semiconductor expertise.
Mythbusters' Adam Savage Hit With $11,000 Data Bill From AT&T
Commentary  |  6/26/2009
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
Commentary  |  6/26/2009
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
Commentary  |  6/26/2009
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.
Nearly Half Of Americans Would Give Up Mobile Data To Make Ends Meet
Commentary  |  6/26/2009
According to a new report compiled by Strategy Analytics, 48% of Americans would dump their mobile data plan to save money. The poll also revealed that only 10% would consider dropping their broadband Internet.
Report Confirms Texting While Driving More Dangerous Than Drinking And Driving
Commentary  |  6/26/2009
The dangers of texting from behind the wheel have been documented all-too-well by recent accidents involving texters. Now, Car and Driver magazine has proven just how dangerous it is: Drunk drivers have better reaction times than those sending texts while driving.
The Desktop Is Dead. So Is The Server!
Commentary  |  6/26/2009
Are rumors concerning the death of the desktop PC greatly exaggerated? Or will the server soon be joining it on the Grim Reaper's hardware hit list?
Palm Posts $105 Million Loss
News  |  6/26/2009
Palm has essentially bet its future on the success of its Pre smartphone and webOS operating system.
Cloud Computing Advocates Detail Its Future
News  |  6/26/2009
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, Sun Microsystems CTO Greg Papadopolous, and Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com speculate on cloud computing's future.
Review: Palm Pre Smartphone Mostly Pleases
News  |  6/25/2009
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.
iPod Touch Firmware Upgrades Scant
News  |  6/25/2009
Just 1% of iPod Touch owners have downloaded and installed Apple's latest firmware, compared to 44% of iPhone owners.
Recovery In Sight For PC Market
News  |  6/25/2009
Stronger consumer PC shipments -- especially netbooks -- will revive the battered hardware sector, Gartner says.
Apple Approves First iPhone Porn App
News  |  6/25/2009
The "Hottest Girls" app was apparently approved because the iPhone 3.0 software includes age-verification controls for the App Store.
HTC's Sense UI Coming To Other HTC Android Phones? Not So Fast
Commentary  |  6/25/2009
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.
Verizon Intros HTC Ozone Smartphone
News  |  6/25/2009
The smartphone has a bargain price, Windows Mobile, Wi-Fi, 3G, and access to over-the-air e-mails.
Verizon Wireless Bows Another World-Roaming Smartphone From HTC
Commentary  |  6/25/2009
Today Verizon Wireless and HTC announced the Ozone, a Windows Mobile smartphone that works in the U.S. and around the world. Killer features include a slim waist line, camera and full QWERTY keyboard. All this can be yours for just $50.
Forecast: Electronics Industry To Recover In 2010
News  |  6/25/2009
Mobile phones are projected to be the first market to achieve a sustainable recovery, says Gartner.
Palm Pre Sees 1 Million App Downloads
News  |  6/25/2009
The Palm Pre's App Catalog is far behind Apple's App Store, but Palm could see a flood of interest once its SDK is released.
From The Useless Statistics Department - Palm Pre App Downloads
Commentary  |  6/25/2009
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?
AT&T Expands Smart Grid Ambitions
News  |  6/25/2009
The carrier is teaming with Cooper Power Systems to sell wireless grid sensors to power utilities.
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