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Apple iPad Arrives Amid Controversy
News  |  1/29/2010
Skeptics dismiss the iPad as underwhelming and limiting while developers see dollar signs.
The Fritz & David Show: What a Week! Apple, Oracle, Rant
Commentary  |  1/29/2010
January 2010 won't go quietly, nor will Techweb's Chief Content Officer, David Berlind and I in our second podcast version of The Fritz & David Show where we give some of our final thoughts no the Apple iPad, and summarize the announcements coming from Oracle this week.
Mobile Handset Sales Rebound
News  |  1/29/2010
Manufacturers shipped 15% more mobile phones in the fourth quarter of 2009 than in the third quarter, researcher says.
Six Things To Like About The Apple iPad
Commentary  |  1/29/2010
The iPad is certainly missing a lot of features, but there's still plenty to like. Here are six features of the iPad that I think many will find appealing.
iPad And SMBs, Take Two
Commentary  |  1/28/2010
Now that we've all found out what Apple has had up its sleeve all these months, we can start to assess the iPad's usefulness for business more confidently. At least one possible use case is clearly out the window -- at least for now -- but the demo introduced one no one had thought about.
Full Nelson Video: iPad Revealed
Commentary  |  1/28/2010
View a video demonstration, and read my thoughts on why I wouldn't buy Apple's latest must-have device if it were available today.
The iPad: I Don't Get It
Commentary  |  1/28/2010
Good grief. Yesterday's breathless blogging would have you thinking the technology world has been changed forever with the new Apple iPad. So let me go on the record with a contrarian viewpoint. The iPad seems like an interesting device, but I can't see where it fits into most personal or business IT needs.
iPad Missing 'Something Important'
News  |  1/28/2010
Adobe says no Flash support means Apple's hot new tablet is incompatible with millions of Web sites.
Tech Resellers See Revenue Gain
News  |  1/28/2010
Commercial resellers saw a rise in sales in December, indicating that tech spending among small and medium-sized businesses is on the rebound.
Apple's iPad To Nickel And Dime Customers
Commentary  |  1/28/2010
Apple is ruthless with its product pricing. It charges the maximum price it can get for a given product...and still leaves out essential ingredients, forcing customers to buy over-priced accessories. The iPad is no different.
Does The Apple iPad Have Value For SMBs?
Commentary  |  1/28/2010
For SMBs, at least, the most useful part of the new Apple iPad may be an accessory.
Will The iPad Bring AT&T To Its Knees?
Commentary  |  1/28/2010
One of the more surprising elements of Apple's iPad launch event was news that the company is sticking with its long-time wireless network partner, AT&T. Was that the right move? Can AT&T handle the iPad in addition to the iPhone?
Apple Releases iPad SDK In Beta
News  |  1/28/2010
The software development kit is available to individuals and enterprises who wish to build proprietary tablet applications.
Live Blog From Apple's iPad Launch
Commentary  |  1/27/2010
Being one of the lucky few to have scored a press pass into Apple's highly secretive launch event today, I will be live blogging the announcement with text and photos as it happens. So, starting at around 11:30 AM ET, be sure to refresh this blog entry (and refresh often) as I frantically attempt to bring you all there is to know about Apple's tablet (or whatever it is) in real time.
MSI Launches Atom N450 Netbook
News  |  1/27/2010
The Wind U135 is powered by Intel's 1.66-GHz "Pine Trail" processor, which enables manufacturers to build smaller, more energy efficient netbooks.
10 Things The Apple iPad Doesn't Have
Commentary  |  1/27/2010
Today Apple announced the iPad, a new iPhone-esque mobile computing device. As neat as many of its features are, it is still missing a lot. Here are 10 things that it lacks.
Trade Commission To Investigate Apple
News  |  1/27/2010
The U.S. International Trade Commission will explore Nokia's complaint that Apple's iPhones, iPods, and Macs infringe on the phone maker's patents.
Apple Tablet Details Leaked
News  |  1/27/2010
Apple's partners and other insiders may have jumped the gun in early morning television interviews.
The Best Apple Tablet Summary So Far
Commentary  |  1/27/2010
This is pure gold. The Doghouse Diaries put together a list of 20 things that are already "known" about Apple's yet-to-be-announced tablet. It couldn't be more right.
McGraw-Hill CEO Confirms Apple Tablet Details, Deal; Engadget Has Photo
Commentary  |  1/27/2010
On the eve of one of Apple's most yet anticipated product launches in history, McGraw-Hill CEO Terry McGraw pre-empted Apple CEO Steve Jobs when he let slip confirmation on CNBC (video below) that Apple is indeed launching a tablet later today (Jan 27, 2010). McGraw revealed that it will run on the iPhone OS as well as details of the company's dealings with Apple. Separately, tech gadget site Engadget.com has what appears to be some very convincing photos of the device which it estimates to be 9
Review: Remote Access Options For iPhone Users
Commentary  |  1/26/2010
A new review takes a look at two of the most popular applications designed to give iPhone users remote access to their desktop PCs.
Full Nelson: Apple's Tablet Is Naturally Corporate
Commentary  |  1/26/2010
With a Kindle-thin device that can play music and serve books and navigate the Web and run enterprise-class apps, you've got your Burberry satchel and away you go. But there are caveats.
Truckers Hit With Nationwide Texting Ban
News  |  1/26/2010
Feds say drivers of big rigs and buses could face criminal and civil penalties if caught using their mobile devices on the road.
Verizon Posts $653 Million Loss In 4Q
News  |  1/26/2010
The company said it took a major hit from costs related to layoffs in its landline division, but saw growth in its wireless business.
Apple Defends iPhone Partner AT&T
News  |  1/26/2010
The iPhone maker says it's confident its exclusive U.S. carrier will improve the network traffic problems that have plagued users.
Mobile Cloud Services Ready to Take Flight
Commentary  |  1/26/2010
Two of the IT industrys hottest markets, mobility and cloud computing, are poised to coalesce. Juniper Research projects that the worldwide mobile cloud services market will reach $9.5 billion, in part because of the adoption of new mobile application development standards.
Apple Profits Up 50%
News  |  1/26/2010
Mac sales jumped 33% from a year ago, and iPhone sales showed 100% unit growth.
Judge Slashes Music Sharing Fine
News  |  1/25/2010
The $1.92 million fine levied against Jammie Thomas-Rasset for illegally downloading music was cut to $54,000.
Apple Tablet Revealed By Analytics Data
News  |  1/25/2010
Flurry, a company that collects online data about ads, claims to have detected Apple's widely anticipated tablet device.
Motorola Files Trade Complaint Against RIM
News  |  1/25/2010
The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone is selling products that infringe on five Motorola patents, the complaint claims.
Mathias On Mobility: The Infocentric Era
News  |  1/25/2010
Our columnist says that, as IT resources and applications move into the cloud, the computer no longer matters--only the information does.
Ericsson 4Q Profits Plunge
News  |  1/25/2010
The company said its net profits dropped 92% from the previous year's quarter while revenues fell 13%.
Apple Tablet: Microsoft Plans Counter Strike
News  |  1/25/2010
Redmond isn't about to let the competition in Cupertino have all the fun when it comes to tech's hottest new category.
AT&T To Lose iPhone Exclusivity Wednesday?
Commentary  |  1/24/2010
According to the word from an AT&T insider, the wireless company is set to lose its exclusive deal with Apple to distribute the iPhone in the U.S. as early as Wednesday, January 27. That happens to be the same day Apple is holding a press conference.
Nokia Launches Free Mobile Maps Service
News  |  1/22/2010
Ovi Maps for GPS smartphones trumps Google Maps' Droid-only service, Nokia says.
Latest Tablet Buzz: Both AT&T And Verizon Involved
Commentary  |  1/22/2010
FOX News' Clayton Morris has dug up some more dirt on the Apple tablet. Morris cites sources at both AT&T and Verizon, each of which claims that the wireless companies are playing a role in bringing the tablet to market. Wait, why are wireless companies involved?
Microsoft To Unveil Zune Phone?
News  |  1/22/2010
Market watcher says Redmond is looking to counter the iPhone and Nexus One with a phone of its own.
Apple iSlate: Can We Do Business?
Commentary  |  1/21/2010
The Apple tablet computer to be announced next week -- if it's real -- will almost certainly be a sexy beast. But will it hold any practical appeal for business users?
Amazon Opens Kindle To Developers
News  |  1/21/2010
The Kindle SDK will allow software developers to create and sell applications through the Kindle Store.
Opera Acquiring AdMarvel
News  |  1/21/2010
The browser builder joins the ranks of tech companies, including Apple and Google, buying mobile ad firms.
Cellular South Quits CTIA
News  |  1/21/2010
The carrier left the wireless industry trade group to protest the dominance of major wireless carriers like AT&T and Verizon.
Verizon Network 'Prepared' For Apple Devices
News  |  1/21/2010
The wireless carrier's CEO says its network is ready to handle the stress of an Apple tablet or other new mobile device.
Toshiba, Aastra Launch New Unified Communications Products
Commentary  |  1/20/2010
Enterprise communications vendor Aastra has introduced a new SMB-scale IP PBX hardware platform, while Toshiba's Telecommunications Division has announced a software package that supports its Strata CIX IP unified communications systems.
White House Launches Mobile App
Commentary  |  1/20/2010
The White House has announced availability of the White House App for iPhones, which among other things can be used to access streaming video of President Obama's upcoming State of the Union address. It's the latest example of a trend in government to deliver data and content to the mobile, Web-connected public.
Digital Media Dominates Kids' Waking Hours
News  |  1/20/2010
Teens and tweens spend an average of 7.5 hours per day playing games, watching videos, and listening to music on their mobile devices.
8 Tablet PCs Ready For Enterprise
News  |  1/20/2010
Apple's been grabbing the spotlight with its iPad, but it faces a challenge in the enterprise from these tough tablet computers from Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Panasonic.
Amazon Raises Kindle Pay Rate
News  |  1/20/2010
The company says that its revised rate plan has nothing to do with Apple's announcement next week.
The Fritz & David Show: Apple Tablet Cometh? Inside Google/China, Dell, And More
Commentary  |  1/20/2010
From separate coasts, InformationWeek editorial director Fritz Nelson and I have been trying to launch the video version of the Fritz & David Show for what seems like forever. But technology has conspired against us. We're close, and we'll keep trying. But in the meantime, we've decided to offer the audio version of the weekly program that gives you a peek at how we talk about latest technology news and buzz amongst ourselves here at InformationWeek.
Google Android Phone Launches Delayed In China
News  |  1/19/2010
By confronting Chinese authorities on search censorship, Google may be endangering other parts of its business.
Microsoft Boosts Bing Search Privacy
News  |  1/19/2010
The company will reduce the amount of time it keeps search query data.
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