Nokia's strong start for its Windows Phone handsets

Nokia today unveiled its first smartphones based on Microsoft's mobile OS, Windows Phone 7.5, along with bold promises and big ambitions.Based on the twitterstream that followed the announcements, at the Nokia World conference...

10/26/2011

Steve Jobs and Life in the Shadow of Death

Six years ago, standing in the warm California sun on June 12, 2005, Apple co-founder and then-CEO Steve Jobs spoke to the graduating class of Stanford University. It was a spare and deceptively simple speech "about three stories...

10/05/2011

Saks 5th Avenue store features 64 iPads in interactive display

Sixty-four iPad 2's and a bunch of Apple's high-end 27-inch Cinema Displays are being used to create an online storefront display in Saks' flagship 5th Avenue store in New York City.TheLoop has the scoop. Instead of manikins or...

09/08/2011

Close encounters with Steve Jobs

Have you ever met, talked with, or seen Steve Jobs? Famously private, the ex-Apple CEO is far from being a social butterly. But he's not a recluse, and he's been around for a quite awhile. And that means: human contact.Have you ever...

08/25/2011

Microsoft updates portal for Windows Phone 7 developers

Microsoft announced today a revamped developer portal for Windows Phone 7 developers. And they'll be able to start submitting their new WP7 Mango applications for review in August.The App Hub portal Hub http://create.msdn.com/en-US/...

07/20/2011

Soaring iOS device sales reap record Apple revenues, profits

Apple continues to be planet’s mobile powerhouse, announcing record quarterly revenues and profits that were fueled by still-rising sales pace for its mobile devices. The company sold just over 20 million iPhones and just over 9...

07/19/2011

"The Trials of the Hogwarts IT Director" re-presented in honor of the last Harry Potter movie

The last Harry Potter movie is opening this week, to spectacular reviews as collected at RottenTomatoes. That may be good news for those of you who are Death Eaters, but it's bad news for the rest of us, including those who,...

07/13/2011

Development benefits, and security risks, of HTML5 'hybrid' mobile apps

So-called hybrid mobile apps are a way to finesse the debate over whether native apps, written in a given language for a specific OS, or web apps, written in HTML5, CSS and Javascript, are best.A pair of well-written blogposts,...

07/11/2011

N9 + WP7 = the future of the smartphone

Nokia's just-announced N9 smartphone  has, from what I can tell, been getting generally favorable reviews: among them are MobileCrunch, Engadget, TechRadar, and ThisIsMyNext.The main objection is that its Linux-based MeeGo operating...

06/24/2011

Apple's iOS 5 and the cloud

With iOS 5 and iCloud, Apple is re-orienting its mobile devices. Subtly, its shifting the locus of the "mobile experience" from the personal device by itself, or as an adjunct to a personal computer, to a networked personal device...

06/06/2011

Why Windows Phone 7 "Mango" is bango

Microsoft's Mango release of Windows Phone 7 qualifies as a Big Deal.Last week, the company made available the beta software development kit for developers, with production release set for Fall 2011, not quite a year after Windows...

06/01/2011

Another black mark against the white iPhone

A scuffle over buying a white iPhone at an Apple retail store in Beijing, China led to a shattered glass door, and injuries to customers and at least one Apple employee. The incident happened over the past weekend.[This "madness"...

05/09/2011

The Network World Annotated Guide to the Apple Q&A on iPhone Location Data

Apple released on Wednesday a Question-Answer document that re-explained what it explained in July 2010 about its iPhone policies and practices on collecting location data. The document and at least one almost unprecedented media...

04/27/2011

Unsecured Wi-Fi router brings federal agents, assault rifles on early morning visit

A Buffalo homeowner found himself facedown on the floor of his house, looking up a group of federal agents, who were looking at him over gun barrels. They were executing a warrant alleging he was downloading reams of child...

04/25/2011

Cisco vs Wi-Fi rivals: its latest Wi-Fi controller software dissected

Cisco latest wireless LAN controller software is the just-released version 7.0.116.0, with a string of improvements that are dissected in a blogpost by Andrew vonNagy, a lead wireless engineer with an unnamed Fortune 50 retailer. A...

04/19/2011

iPads, iPhones, and the cloud

Apple calls its iPad a "post-PC" device. Yet it's dependent for syncing information on a connection to either a Mac or a PC running iTunes.John Gruber at Daring Fireball has some interesting preliminary ideas about what Apple is...

04/18/2011

Apple rules the tablet market because Toys 'R Us can sell the iPad

If an online report is correct, Apple is about to confirm in a striking way the new direction for high tech products: selling them as, essentially, toys. And "toy" means something specific in this context: it's something that you...

04/07/2011

AT&T's T-Mobile deal means more, not less competition.

A lot of the commentary, complaints, and denunciations about the AT&T plan to buy T-Mobile begins with the assumption that fewer players in a market automatically means less competition and therefore greater customer...

03/21/2011

What reviewers are saying about iPad 2

iPad 2. Here's a summary of what gadget blogs and tech news sites are saying in early reviews of iPad 2.The new device is little changed from the original: it's thinner and lighter, and has the same screen size and resolution...

03/11/2011

The "Network World" Enterprise Tablet Recommendation Poll

Your CEO glares at you over a desk the size of an aircraft carrier, chews on an unlit cigar, and then she says, "OK, propellerhead. I'm taking this company into the future and the future is mobile. What tablet do we go with?"This is...

03/03/2011

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