Archive for January, 2010

Full version of Firefox Mobile finally released for Maemo 5

Full version of Firefox Mobile finally released for Maemo 5

| January 31, 2010 | Reply

Nokia N900 owners are now the envy of the mobile world having been given the privilege of being the first group of people to use the official finalized version of Firefox Mobile. Firefox Mobile will run on the Maemo 5 platform and incorporates many features seen in the desktop version of Firefox including the Awesome […]

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Steve Jobs disses Adobe and calls BS on Google

Steve Jobs disses Adobe and calls BS on Google

| January 31, 2010 | Reply

If you had any doubts about Steve Jobs’ confidence and convictions after returning to Apple from his sick leave, it’s time you leave those at the door. The revered CEO announced a hotly anticipated device last week and followed up by burning the competition. On Google, Steve Jobs said that its motto “Don’t be evil” […]

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GPS Provider Nav4All Shut Down by Navteq for Good

GPS Provider Nav4All Shut Down by Navteq for Good

| January 31, 2010 | Reply

It looks like former GPS great Nav4All will be calling it quits for good in just a few days. In an email sent to all 27,625,631 customers, Nav4All stated that their contract with Navteq was not extended and that they will be shutting down completly. Apparently they had trouble coming to terms with the Nokia […]

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Nvidia Tegra Sneak Peek

Nvidia Tegra Sneak Peek

| January 30, 2010 | Reply

Here’s what NVIDIA is planning to use for cell phones using the Tegra chipset. This chipset allows 720p video recording and playback along with 12 MP stills and some of the best graphics for a mobile device known to man. Granted this will take awhile to produce, im just always happy to see the steps […]

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Study: Distractions, not phones, cause car crashes

Study: Distractions, not phones, cause car crashes

| January 30, 2010 | Reply

A new study suggests that laws banning talking on or sending text messages with cell phones while driving may not significantly decrease the risk of traffic accidents. Instead, experts suggest dealing with the problem of distracted drivers in general. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a nonprofit organization funded by the auto insurance industry, compared monthly […]

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Microsoft hints at Windows Mobile 7 announcement at MWC

Microsoft hints at Windows Mobile 7 announcement at MWC

| January 30, 2010 | Reply

Yesterday, on Microsoft’s earnings call, CFO Peter Klein briefly mentioned that Microsoft’s “next mobile operating system” would be announced “in a few weeks.” Conveniently, just a few weeks from now, the Mobile World Congress convention will be taking place — beginning February 15th — in Barcelona, Spain. This latest development seems to be consistent with […]

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WhatsApp Smartphone-to-Smartphone Messenger Now Available for BlackBerry

WhatsApp Smartphone-to-Smartphone Messenger Now Available for BlackBerry

| January 28, 2010 | Reply

WhatsApp has been available for the iPhone for quite some time, but it is just now making its way to BlackBerry as well. The app is still in the (very) early stages, so the UI and features leave a bit to be desired, but WhatsApp is delivering free smarthphone-to-smartphone messaging. What this means is that […]

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iPad Thinks it has a Camera?

iPad Thinks it has a Camera?

| January 28, 2010 | Reply

Surprised that the iPad doesn’t have a camera? Yeah, so are we – and if these screenshots of the just-released iPad emulator are any indication, so is someone on Apple’s software development team. Tucked away within the iPad’s contacts application is an “Add Photo” button, purposed with.. well, adding photos. Everyone likes having photos assigned […]

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HP Slate : Move over iPad this is actually a computer!

HP Slate : Move over iPad this is actually a computer!

| January 27, 2010 | Reply

Here we go — press images of the HP Slate just hit the web, right as Ballmer showed it off during his CES keynote. The prototype device is said to be coming later this year, and it’s running Windows — Ballmer showed it running the PC Kindle app. It’s also multitouch, and can do some […]

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10GUI : A Touch in the right Direction

10GUI : A Touch in the right Direction

| January 27, 2010 | Reply

With all this iPad hype we tend to forget we can do multi-touch with our displays we already have. Browsing the net I came across 10GUI and their new pad that will optimize the touch screen interface. The mouse has has a good run but I think the future as we know it will be […]

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