Smartphone Apps For The Rest Of Us
Even if you use Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon -- or don't have an iPhone for your AT&T connection -- you can still get games, music, location-based services, and other mobile content on your phone. Here's how.
Google Unveils Android's App Store
A competitor to Apple's App Store, the Android Market will allow users to browse, purchase, install, and rate applications on Android handsets.
Steve Jobs Is Alive
If you're a subscriber to Bloomberg newswire, you may have been worried about the status of Apple's CEO as the news company inadvertently published an incomplete obituary Wednesday afternoon. It quickly retracted the story, but it's still morbidly interesting to give it a read.
iPhone Password Flaw Discovered
Once the emergency call keypad is accessed through the passcode entry screen, a person only needs to double tap the home button.
Nokia Continues Its Cell Phone Dominance
The dual strategy of targeting developing countries with low-cost mobile phones and instituting price cuts for its mid-tier devices helped propel its momentum, Gartner said.
Obama Texts His VP Choice: Even When He Loses, He Wins
Okay, so the Obama campaign's idea to text message everyone who provided the campaign with their cellphone number his choice of Joe Biden as his running mate didn't work out too well from the breaking news angle. The news was leaked out well before many people were woken up in the middle of the night to their cellphones vibrating with misplaced excitement. But in other ways ï¿¼ namely branding and information gathering ï¿¼ the move was a stroke of genius.
Apple Censors Digital Comic
Apple has banned a digital comic called Murderdrome, from Infurious Comics, from its iTunes Store, to the consternation of the comic's creator and fans.
Acer Drops Mini-Notebook Prices
The Windows or Linux-based PCs include 1.6 GHz Atom processors, built-in Webcams and Wi-Fi support, and a three-cell rechargeable battery.
Amazon's Kindle May Go Back To School
The company could be aiming its e-reader at colleges and universities to get a chunk of the $5.5 billion textbook market, according to a McAdams Wright Ragen analyst.
Obama Texts His VP Choice: Smaller Businesses Are Listening
There is, of course, a lot of hoopla surrounding Barack Obama's choice of Joe Biden as his running mate. But the real excitement -- at least as far as smaller businesses are concerned -- is how his campaign made the initial announcement: They texted it to lots of people's cellphones. Is it finally safe to declare that mobile marketing is here to stay?
Apple Sued Over iPhone 3G Reception Problems
An Alabama woman alleges that the handset isn't as fast as advertised, and she's seeking class-action status to represent other customers affected by the "defective" iPhone 3G.
Free Wi-Fi Access: An Inalienable Right?
It's the dog days of August and travel is at its peak as everyone tries to soak up the last few moments of summer. But, of course, in this era of hyper-connectivity, working never stops completely and in between flights, the checking of e-mails, Web sites, and other stuff on the Internet, is endemic -- as are the groans in those airports where Wi-Fi is only available for a fee.