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  • Opinion: Test Driving the HTC Titan, A Mega Mango Phone

    HTC has this funny tradition of releasing gigantic phones running Microsoft's mobile OS (the HTC Touch HD and the HD7 come to mind, both of which had 4.3-inch displays). Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to phone displays, so I'm always skeptical of phones with displays larger than 4.3 inches.

  • News: NASA CTO says help desks will soon be thing of past

    As far as NASA's IT CTO is concerned, mobile technology and public and private cloud infrastructures will soon make help desks as we know them pointless.

  • News: IBM refines cloud offerings

    IBM has expanded its SmartCloud services, giving customers more tools to migrate their existing processes and data onto IBM's PaaS (platform-as-a-service) offerings, or to set up their own private clouds.

  • News: Mozilla sets its site on mobile standardization

    After helping pave the way for platform independent websites and applications, the Mozilla Foundation has set a new, and ambitious, task for itself to standardize mobile applications on the Web platform as well, according to a talk given by its chief technology officer.

  • Opinion: Hands-On With the Motorola Atrix 2

    AT&T sneakily announced a small batch of new phones this week, one of which is the sequel to the well-received Motorola Atrix--the Atrix 2. Luckily, Motorola was present at CTIA, so I managed to spend some time with their newest super-phone.

  • News: iOS 5 upgrade error reports flood Apple's support forum

    Reports of problems with the iOS 5 upgrade flooded Apple's support forum today soon after Apple released the new mobile operating system.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Notification improvements

    It took some time for push notifications to arrive on the iOS platform; they didn’t become a feature until the June 2009 release of what was then called iPhone 3.0. And it’s fair to say that, up until now, the feature hasn’t really been worth the wait. Push alerts—those notifications that pop up to inform you when it’s your turn in Words With Friends, your spouses birthday, or that someone messaged you on Twitter—have gone from minor annoyance to constant interruption.

  • News: Farmer, aviation groups question LightSquared plan

    LightSquared's plan to build a mobile broadband network on spectrum next to the GPS band could create major problems for U.S. farmers and aviators, critics of the proposal told lawmakers Wednesday.

  • News: Google engineer slams Google+ as 'pathetic afterthought'

    A Google engineer has caused an online stir by posting a long rant on Google+ that slams Google and calls the company's new social network a 'pathetic afterthought.'

  • News: The BlackBerry Outage Spreads: A Nail in RIM's Coffin?

    Android and iPhone devices were already destroying RIM’s BlackBerry market share. But the outage that has spread from Europe and Africa to North America and South America may be the final straw for millions of formerly loyal users, who previously relied on their Blackberries as a robust and ultra-reliable way for always-on push email and Web access.

  • News: EBay unveils integrated app dev platform

    EBay has launched an application development platform called X.commerce that pulls in tools and functionality from a variety of its sites and products, including the eBay marketplace and PayPal, as well as from partners.

  • News: Microsoft climbs onto Hadoop bandwagon

    Microsoft Wednesday announced it will collaborate with Yahoo spin-off Hortonworks to develop a Apache Hadoop implementation for its Windows Server and Windows Azure platforms.

  • News: RIM says BlackBerry email delays continue worldwide

    BlackBerry email service delays continued globally on Wednesday, with BlackBerry Messenger instant messaging and Web browsing still down in many regions after three days.

  • News: Why… delays… in… video calls just might be good for you

    The next time you’re on a Google+ hangout or other video call, relish any computer- or network-based communications delays between you and the other participant. After all, such seemingly awkward and frustrating silences can actually enhance the conversation, according to research out of Ohio State University.

  • Opinion: Cool Features Your iPhone 4 Gets After Downloading Apple iOS 5

    Apple's major overhaul of its iOS operating system arrives today, but amidst the excitement comes a major concern: Will iOS 5 function properly on older model iPhones? Or will there be an added circle of bricked-iPhone hell comparable to what happened in 2010 when the iPhone 3G took on iOS 4?

  • News: AMD's 8-core desktop chip puts it back in the race with Intel

    Advanced Micro Devices is looking to get back into the race with Intel with the introduction of its eight-core desktop chip and its new Bulldozer architecture.

  • Opinion: Google Doodle Celebrates Gumby Creator's Birthday

    You might not recognize the name Art Clokey but the crowning achievement of the Claymation artist's career might ring a bell: Gumby. Clokey, who passed away last year, would have been 90 today. To celebrate that event, Google has made Gumby the focus of an animated doodle on the home page of its search engine.

  • News: Mobile deathmatch: Apple iOS 5 vs. Google Android OS

    After months of hype, Apple has released iOS 5 for current iPhone 3G S and 4 owners, for iPad and iPad 2 owners, and for third- and fourth-generation iPod Touch owners. I survey its key new features in the slideshow "iOS 5 and iCloud: The InfoWorld visual tour," but the fact is that iOS doesn't exist in isolation. It competes with Google's Android OS, and the group of smartphones running Android now significantly outsells the iPhone. (It's a different story in tablets, where the iPad is trouncing everyone, including Android.)

  • News: Longtime Motorola executive Robert W. Galvin dies

    Robert W. Galvin, the son of the founder of Motorola and CEO of the company for 29 years, has died. He was 89.

  • News: SLIDESHOW: Inside Zynga's crazy new headquarters

    Zynga invited the media to its new headquarters in San Francisco this week to show off its latest games. It's at the corner of 8th and Townsend in a former warehouse district that's now also home to bars, nightclubs and plenty of startups. Zynga has made the interior look more like an art space than a company headquarters.


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