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1: new post   "Google does not vet Android applications"
"Google doesn't test Android Software Apps for malware or security issues. Report of an online banking phish causes Google to pull 50 apps from their Android marketplace."
Jan 12, 2010
2: new post   802.11n Wi-Fi Standard Finally Approved
"Finalization of the new wireless networking standard--which is capable of delivering throughput speeds up to 300 megabits per second (and even higher)-- took exactly seven years from the day it was conceived..."
Sept 14, 2009
3: new post   AT&T 30% Call Drop Rate Acceptable in NYC
"The average iPhone drops 30 percent of all calls."
Sept 30, 2009
4: new post   AT&T Selects Yahoo to Replace Google on Android Phones
"... AT&T went out of their way to replace Google search with Yahoo."
Mar 2, 2010
5: new post   AT&T Vulnerability Exposes 100K iPad Email Addresses
"The hacker group that claims to have discovered the weakness - the group calls itself Goatse Security - said it was able to trick AT&T's site into coughing up more than 114,000 e-mail addresses, including those apparently of famous media personalities and important government officials."
June 10, 2010
6: new post   Adobe Discontinues Flash on Mobile Devices
Adobe announced it is ceasing development of its Flash plugin for mobile devices, as the company refocuses its efforts on HTML5.
Nov 12, 2011
7: new post   Adobe Ditches Development Of Flash For iPhone
"Adobe Systems has gone from touting its technology for building Flash applications that run on the iPhone to canceling future development of that technology."
Apr 21, 2010
8: new post   Amazon Launches Appstore Developer Portal For Mobile App Developers
"It is a new self-service tool that allows mobile application developers, Android developers in particular, to join our Appstore Developer Program and submit apps for the upcoming launch of the Amazon Appstore for Android."
Jan 5, 2011
9: new post   Amazon, Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft and RIM Agree To Improve Privacy In Mobile Apps
These platforms have agreed to privacy principles designed to bring the industry in line with a California law requiring mobile apps that collect personal information to have a privacy policy. The majority of mobile apps sold today do not contain a privacy policy.
Feb 23, 2012
10: new post   Android App MarketPlace Limited to Smart Phones
"We ask our partners to build compatible devices, and we provide handset manufacturers with a Compatibility Test Suite"
Apr 5, 2010
11: new post   Android App Reviews Now Require Google+ Account
When users attempt to post a review, they will be presented with a pop-up box notifying them of the new policy.
Nov 27, 2012
12: new post   Android Trojan Discovered: Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a
"Purporting to be a harmless media player application, the Trojan, once installed, actually sends out SMS text messages without the users' knowledge or consent."
Aug 11, 2010
13: new post   AntiTrust Division of DOJ Said to be Investigating Apple App Policies
"... the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are locked in negotiations over which of the watchdogs will begin an antitrust inquiry into Apple's new policy of requiring software developers who devise applications for devices such as the iPhone and iPad to use only Apple's programming tools."
May 3, 2010
14: new post   App Developers New Privacy Guidelines From FTC Include Do Not Track For Mobile
..the FTC says platforms and developers should require agreement when sensitive information like geolocation is accessed, and that they should consider doing the same for less sensitive but still personal data like photos or contacts.
Feb 1, 2013
15: new post   Apple Sells Two Million iPads In Under 60 Days
"Apple today announced that iPad sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3."
May 31, 2010
16: new post   Apple To Buy Mobile Ad Network Quattro Wireless
"The announcement of the acquisition might come as soon as tomorrow, upping the ante in the mobile advertising business significantly."
Jan 5, 2010
17: new post   Apple and AT&T Sued Over iPhone 4
"The lawsuit focus on the antenna design problems, making several claims..."
July 2, 2010
18: new post   Apple purchased Placebase in July to replace Google Maps On Iphone?
"Placebase is similar to Google Maps in that it is a mapping service and has the world mapped out."
Oct 1, 2009
19: new post   Apple to Encourage iPhone Application Developers
"Mr. Jobs announced a low-cost software development kit that outside programmers can use to create programs for the iPhone, much as they now write the vast majority of the programs created for the Macintosh."
Mar 7, 2008
20: new post   Apple vs Google : Apple Sues Android Phone Manufacture HTC
"...By going after the biggest Android manufacturer, Apple is putting all Android cell phone makers, and by extension Google, on notice. The battle lines are now drawn."
Mar 2, 2010
21: new post   Consumer Reports "we can't recommend the iPhone 4."
Our findings call into question the recent claim by Apple that the iPhone 4's signal-strength issues were largely an optical illusion caused by faulty software that "mistakenly displays 2 more bars than it should for a given signal strength."
July 12, 2010
22: new post   Does the Proprietary iPhone Hardware Mean the Competitors Have an Opportunity?
"Apple is doing what they did with desktops back in the 80's. They made a closed system again. Android is going do to the Iphone what Windows did to IBM. I don't get why they can't learn from their mistakes. Money has never been in hardware it is all about software.
Dec 27, 2009
23: new post   Firefox OS Developer Preview Phones Announced
These developer phones are being developed by Geeksphone in partnership with Telefonica and Geeksphone.
Jan 22, 2013
24: new post   First PDA to Use Opera Browser
The new Sharp Zaurus features embedded Opera browser.
Sept 5, 2002
25: new post   Google Changes In-App Ads To Combat Accidental Clicks On Smartphones
...we're introducing confirmed clicks into all in-app image ad banners on smartphones, which reduces accidental clicks by prompting the user to confirm that they intended to click on the ad.
Dec 14, 2012
26: new post   Google Maps for iOS
Google has finally released the long awaited Maps application for iPhone.
Dec 13, 2012
27: new post   Google Tackles Android Fragmentation With New SDK Licensing Agreement
"You agree that you will not take any actions that may cause or result in the fragmentation of Android, including but not limited to distributing, participating in the creation of, or promoting in any way a software development kit derived from the SDK."
Nov 16, 2012
28: new post   Google to acquire AdMob for $750 million
"This morning we announced that AdMob has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google."
Nov 9, 2009
29: new post   Hewlett-Packard to Buy Palm for $1.2 Billion
"Hewlett-Packard said Wednesday that it would acquire Palm, the struggling cellphone maker, for $1.2 billion in cash, including the assumption of debt."
Apr 28, 2010
30: new post   Judge Dismisses iPhone Battery Lifetime Lawsuit
"Apple Inc. won't face a lawsuit claiming it didn't immediately tell customers about the limited life of batteries for its iPhone..."
Sept 27, 2008
31: new post   Microsoft Opens Up CE
"Developers will be able to license one copy of Windows CE 5.0 for just US$3 to begin working on any changes they wish to make to the code, and manufacturers start paying a fee only when they begin shipping commercial products."
June 29, 2004
32: new post   Microsoft Previews Deepfish Mobile Browser
"Deepfish's unique interface enables you to zoom in and out of page, quickly getting to the areas you are interested in without screen length after screen length of scrolling."
Mar 29, 2007
33: new post   Microsoft and Nokia Team Up Over Smartphones
Nokia has joined forces with Microsoft in an attempt to regain ground lost to the iPhone and Android-based devices.

The deal would see Nokia use the Windows phone operating system for its smartphones, the company said.

Microsoft's Bing will power Nokia's search services, while Nokia Maps would be a core part of Microsoft's mapping services.
Feb 11, 2011
34: new post   Microsoft and Others Back FairSearch Complaint In Europe Over Google Android Apps
The complaint describes Google's Android operating system as a "trojan horse", offered to device makers for free. In return they are "required to pre-load an entire suite of Google mobile services and to give them prominent default placement on the phone," the complaint reads.
Apr 9, 2013
35: new post   Mobile Broadband To Come Bult-in To Laptops
"Phone firms, chip makers and PC manufacturers are uniting to push mobile broadband on laptop computers."
Sept 30, 2008
36: new post   Mobile Networks Want Apple, Facebook, Google, To Pay For Bandwidth
"As mobile and Web companies add videos, music and games, operators including France Telecom SA, Telecom Italia SpA and Vodafone Group Plc want a new deal that would require content providers like Apple and Google to pay fees linked to usage."
Dec 9, 2010
37: new post   Mobile Web Has Teething Trouble
"It all looks good, but the wireless communications business smacks of a soap opera, with disaster lurking like your next dropped call."
Nov 28, 2007
38: new post   Mobile Web Sites - Why so Little Interest?
"I just don't understand why there is so little interest in mobile web site development. Any idea why?"
Dec 23, 2009
39: new post   Most Phones and PDA's Sold on Ebay Contain Private Data
Be careful when you sell that phone on ebay or to a buddy! "sensitive information is retained in the Flash memory of the devices because of a widespread failure to perform the advanced hard reset required to delete data."
Aug 30, 2006
40: new post   Mozilla Plans To Build Mobile and Tablet OS, Boot To Gecko
Mozilla revealed preliminary plans today to take the Gecko engine that drives its Firefox browser and turn it into an open-source operating system that will eventually work on phones and tablets.
July 26, 2011
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