June 29, 2009

Dell Develops an Android Mobile Internet Device

Permalink: Dell Develops an Android Mobile Internet Device by Franz Bicar

Watch out Apple, Dell is coming for you! Reports (Wall Street Journal) surfaced earlier today that Dell, a multinational technology corporation, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products, is on the verge of developing their very own pocket-sized device using Google’s Android operating system. The said device is reported to have [...]

June 25, 2009

Anam’s Bully Filter wins award

Permalink: Anam’s Bully Filter wins award by Jan Harris

Dublin-based Anam, which provides mobile operators with messaging services solutions, has been recognised at the Global Messaging Awards 2009.
The company’s Bully Filter for Telenor was named ‘Best Social Use Application’ at the awards.
Telenor Group, which provides telecommunication services in 13 countries across Europe and Asia, uses Anam’s Parental Control solution to power its [...]

June 24, 2009

Future of Mobile Devices Bright with Intel and Nokia Partnership

Permalink: Future of Mobile Devices Bright with Intel and Nokia Partnership by Franz Bicar

On Tuesday, Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker, and Nokia, one of the leading manufacturers of mobile phones and mobile devices, announced their partnership in developing future mobile devices. This announcement could serve as the cornerstone for the future of mobile devices and the mobile market.
Both companies are still silent on specific products or [...]

June 23, 2009

T-Mobile to Introduce the Android myTouch

Permalink: T-Mobile to Introduce the Android myTouch by Franz Bicar

As the Summer for smartphone heats up, another one is being released that will give consumers more choices to choose from. This is T-Mobile’s next Google Android device, named myTouch. This new smartphone will be announced on Monday and will be the carrier’s second device utilizing Google’s open source mobile operating stytem. Last fall, T-Mobile [...]

June 20, 2009

Palm Releases Web OS 1.0.3 Update

Permalink: Palm Releases Web OS 1.0.3 Update by Franz Bicar

Not to be outdone with the latest release of Apple’s iPhone 3.0 OS, Palm also released its first updates to their very own Web OS. Palm’s Web OS is at version 1.0.3 and is currently being used by their latest hit, the Palm Pre. Although no new apps were introduced for this release, several key [...]

June 18, 2009

Apple launches iPhone OS 3.0

Permalink: Apple launches iPhone OS 3.0 by David Masters

Apple has officially launched version 3.0 of the iPhone operating system.
The updated OS can be downloaded to any PC or Mac, and transferred to the iPhone via USB cable.
iPhone users can download the update for free, whilst iPod Touch users are charged $10 (£6).
The update adds over 100 new features an enhancements to the iPhone, [...]


Wimbledon Android app “pushes the boundaries”

Permalink: Wimbledon Android app “pushes the boundaries” by David Masters

Tech-savvy tennis fans are in for a treat this year with IBM launching a range of mobile apps offering realtime updates on Wimbledon.
Applications for Android and iPhone handsets, as well as for micro-blogging service Twitter, will make this year’s Wimbledon the most technologically advanced and accessible in history.
The Twitter client launches today, whilst the Android [...]


iPhone OS 3.0 Officially Released

Permalink: iPhone OS 3.0 Officially Released by Franz Bicar

After months of waiting, the much anticipated iPhone OS 3.0 is finally here. Said to have addressed some of the most awaited features such as copy, cut and paste and push notification, the OS is coming in with a bang! The iPhone OS 3.0 was released to developers last March, and now, it is freely [...]

June 16, 2009

SMEs dependent on 24/7 email

Permalink: SMEs dependent on 24/7 email by David Masters

More than four in ten (42%) IT directors at small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) would be fired if their firm had no email access for 24 hours.
The research by IT support firm Connect revealed how dependent small businesses in the UK have become on constant Internet access.
“As the use of mobile devices in the [...]

June 15, 2009

LG Neon Simple Messaging Phone

Permalink: LG Neon Simple Messaging Phone by Franz Bicar

After the LG Xenon, the Korean company released another phone named the LG Neon. As with the Xenon, the Neon sports similar capabilities, except that it doesn’t have 3G. Also, the Neon has a touch screen, but only for its phone dialer. I guess LG made the Neon a simpler version of the Xenon and [...]

June 12, 2009

BlackBerry Curve 8900 Review

Permalink: BlackBerry Curve 8900 Review by Franz Bicar

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 was released last May. It was praised as a very good messaging smartphone. However, it was criticized for lacking one important feature that seems to be present in today’s smartphones – 3G support. So how good is the Curve 8900? Is 3G capabilities really that important that the devices’ lack thereof [...]

June 11, 2009

Not even Disneyworld is immune to the iPhone bug

Permalink: Not even Disneyworld is immune to the iPhone bug by David Masters

The digital revolution could soon be coming to a theme park near you.
Visitors to Disneyworld and Disneypark no longer have to squint at paper maps to find the route to the next attraction.
Instead, they can download a theme park guide direct to their iPhone or iPod.
As well as an interactive map, the app includes guides [...]

June 10, 2009

Manage WLAN from your iPhone

Permalink: Manage WLAN from your iPhone by David Masters

Network administrators can now manage wireless LANs direct from their iPhone with a new application released this week by Meru.
E(z)RF OnTheGo provides a comprehensive dashboard of WLAN data, formatted specially for the iPhone and iPod Touch, enabling administrators to manage networks from anywhere, at any time..
The dashboard can be customised to user requirements, and [...]

June 9, 2009

DeviceAnywhere adds Palm Pre test platform

Permalink: DeviceAnywhere adds Palm Pre test platform by David Masters

Mobile app testing solution DeviceAnywhere has added the new Palm Pre to the network of devices that can be tested on the platform.
Using DeviceAnywhere, Palm webOS developers can now access all Pre functions including touch screen and full QWERTY keyborad.
Developers can also run multiple applications and features at the same time, including email, Wi-Fi, [...]


Brain Training launches on the iPhone

Permalink: Brain Training launches on the iPhone by David Masters

Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training software launched this week in the iPhone App Store.
Originally designed for the Nintendo DS, with the guidance of Japanese neuroscientists Ryuta Kawashima, Brain Training has been revamped and renamed for the iPhone, although DS gamers will recognise the game’s brain exercise regime.
Renamed ‘Brain Exercise with Dr Kawashima’, the iPhone app features [...]

June 7, 2009

Palm Pre Doing Well on Debut

Permalink: Palm Pre Doing Well on Debut by Franz Bicar

It’s not as crowded as when the iPhone was launched, but nonetheless , crowds gathered outside Sprint Nextel Inc. stores and other retailers in the hopes of being among the first with the highly anticipated smartphones. The Palm Pre was officially launched last Saturday and the result is quite positive for Palm and Sprint.
Many [...]

June 5, 2009

Google Android HTC Hero Coming in June

Permalink: Google Android HTC Hero Coming in June by Franz Bicar

With the launch of the Palm Pre just around the corner, it is turning out to be the most productive summers in smart phone manufacturing - and indeed, it looks very promising. Now, there’s word that HTC, one of the world’s handset giants and maker of the popular Android-based T-Mobile G1, is going to launch [...]


Windows, Google Makes Impression at Computex

Permalink: Windows, Google Makes Impression at Computex by Franz Bicar

In this year’s Computex exhibition held in Taipei, Taiwan, two companies showcased what it can do with two different technologies. First we have In Technology, a Chinese company based in Guangzhou China, who showed what it calls the world’s first Windows XP phone. The phone, named xpPhone, can wake Windows from standby mode to receive [...]

June 4, 2009

Nokia pilots indoor mobile navigation

Permalink: Nokia pilots indoor mobile navigation by David Masters

Mobile phones that help users navigate around complicated buildings such as shopping centres, hospitals, and universities could soon be available if a Nokia trial proves successful.
The handset maker is currently testing a pilot mobile indoor positioning system at Kamppi Shopping Centre in Helsinki, Finland.
To use the pilot system, shoppers download trial software to their mobile [...]

June 2, 2009

Mobile Distillery speeds up Android app development

Permalink: Mobile Distillery speeds up Android app development by David Masters

Mobile Distillery has launched a new solution that allows the source code of any iPhone, Java, Brew, WindowsMobile or Blackberry app to be ported to Google’s Android OS.
The solution, dubbed Celsius Android, optimises and ports mobile applications to Android phones, helping developers overcome platform fragmentation issues and launch new mobile apps to a wider market.
Celsuis [...]