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  • Audible for Android

    Audible is an audiobook browser and player. It's easy to see the appeal of such a tool: Part of the reason why people want to own a smartphone is that it can give you information even when you're on the go, a function that audiobooks also serve.

    19 Sept. 10 03:26 Written by Paul Jickling
  • Samsung tablet's cameras: Video chat is just the start

    Not only is the Samsung Galaxy Tab one of the first Android tablets, it's among the first to feature two (front and rear) cameras. To most of us, a camera-equipped tablet means one thing: video chat. But the primary benefit of tablet cameras, particularly from a business standpoint, is that they'll bring augmented reality applications to the mainstream.

    18 Sept. 10 10:29 Written by Jeff Bertolucci
  • iPad refresh due in first quarter of 2011

    Despite denials and contrary rumors, it seems that Apple is on schedule to release a new version of the wildly successful iPad just about a year after it unveiled the first version of the tablet.

    18 Sept. 10 10:17 Written by John P. Mello
  • Google Apps Marketplace sales commissions on the horizon

    Google in the coming months will begin taking a cut from sales on its Apps Marketplace, where external developers currently pocket all revenue from sales of their applications.

    18 Sept. 10 08:01 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Sprint says Galaxy Tab still under development

    A Sprint Nextel spokesman said late Friday that the Galaxy Tab with the Android Froyo operating system is still under development, and suggested that reported problems with running Android apps would be fixed before the device is released this fall.

    18 Sept. 10 07:31 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Mobile marketer sues T-Mobile for blocking texts

    Mobile marketer EZ Texting has filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile USA, after the mobile carrier began blocking its subscribers from exchanging text messages with EZ Texting customers.

    18 Sept. 10 06:42 Written by Grant Gross
  • Dell aims Streak at enterprises

    Dell is trying to extend the appeal of its Streak handheld to businesses and add a new dimension to its enterprise hardware, software and services offerings, a company official said this week.

    18 Sept. 10 06:37 Written by Agam Shah
  • Google Apps Marketplace sales commissions on the horizon

    Google in the coming months will begin taking a cut from sales on its Apps Marketplace, where external developers currently pocket all revenue from sales of their applications.

    18 Sept. 10 06:25 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • Galaxy Tab more bad news for laptops, netbooks

    Samsung USA's introduction of its Android-based Galaxy Tab tablets at an event in New York City Thursday put both Apple on notice that the iPad has a new competitor and laptop makers in general on notice that a new alternative will soon be in town.

    18 Sept. 10 06:16 Written by Network World staff
  • Benioff tops tech CEO 'approval ratings'

    Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff currently has a 90 per cent approval rating from his employees, beating out rival and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison as well as SAP co-CEOs Jim Hagemann Snabe and Bill McDermott, according to figures from careers website Glassdoor.com

    18 Sept. 10 05:43 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • WP7 initially on GSM, then CDMA in 2011

    Windows Phone 7 devices coming this fall will initially work with GSM carriers such as AT&T and T-Mobile, but will not include carriers of CDMA technology, which include Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel.

    18 Sept. 10 05:14 Written by Matt Hamblen
  • Diaspora: First peek at Facebook's challenger

    When word began to circulate about <a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/16974/diaspora_its_no_facebook_yet">Diaspora</a>, the hype about it being a potential <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9157638/Facebook_Complete_coverage">Facebook</a> killer took on a life of its own before a single line of code had been released. Now the <a href="http://www.joindiaspora.com/">first developer's alpha version of Diaspora</a> is out in the wild, and the hype is being replaced with scrutiny and well-deserved skepticism.

    18 Sept. 10 04:37 Written by Serdar Yegulalp
  • Mozilla rushes out stability fixes for Firefox

    Mozilla this week updated all versions of Firefox, including the beta of the upcoming Firefox 4, to fix stability problems that crashed the browser.

    18 Sept. 10 04:31 Written by Gregg Keizer
  • Quantum computing boosted by 'photon walk' chip

    Scientists led by a Bristol University team have pioneered an experimental method for quantum computers to perform calculations using photons travelling inside a silicon chip.

    18 Sept. 10 02:11 Written by John E Dunn
  • Wall Street beat: Oracle, RIM renew confidence in tech

    Oracle and Research In Motion earnings, Hewlett-Packard's $US1.5 billion acquisition of security vendor ArcSight and good economic news this week helped boost excitement and investor confidence in the tech sector.

    18 Sept. 10 01:55 Written by Marc Ferranti
  • Dell offers new power-efficient server

    Dell has launched a new server designed specifically for Web 2.0 applications and aimed at hosting companies. The company said DCS Viking offered extensive savings on power and cooling costs to tap into the growing need to be more energy efficient.

    17 Sept. 10 23:35 Written by Maxwell Cooter
  • Report: DOJ nears deal with tech firms on staff poaching

    The U.S. Department of Justice is nearing a settlement with technology vendors including Apple, Google and others over an investigation of their hiring practices, according to a report.

    17 Sept. 10 22:13 Written by Peter Sayer
  • The cloud will ‘change piracy’: BSAA

    Moving software to the cloud will have an impact on the piracy industry, according to co-chair of the Business Software Alliance of Australia (BSAA), Clayton Noble.

    17 Sept. 10 13:18 Written by Lisa Banks

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