Stories for Dec. 30, 2004

Denver-based Qwest and Comcast are getting ready to battle over VoIP customers, according to The Denver Post. Qwest is going to roll out is VoIP service in its region of 14 states early next year, just in time to catch the first salvo from Comcast, which […] Read more »

There is a lot of people who don’t care much for the often snarky, and funny tone of Light Reading, the real insider publication for the networking business. Especially the marketing and PR folks or the chief executives who get skewered. I find a new reason […] Read more »

With its rivals fighting tooth and nail over market share, competing essentially on price, and giving away some of the premium features, AT&T is taking another tact – it is going premium and is going to charge more for bonus features. For instance it is offering […] Read more »

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Net2Phone is boosting the availability of local numbers as the company tries to get a further toehold in the VoIP market, which is expected to grow at a rapid clip in 2005. The company says it now offers local phone numbers in more than 80% of […] Read more »

Stories for Dec. 29, 2004

Hewlett Packard has been trying to position itself as the digital photo/imaging company for years, and very successfully so. It has been a good corporate citizen and has helped many worthy causes. Now it has a chance to do something even bigger. How about Carly and […] Read more »

“Yesterday a Muslim man came to me and asked, ‘Father, can I enter the church? Can I stay here?’ I told him that we are all God’s children. You are welcome to stay here. It is only because of my cassock that you can make out […] Read more »

I haven’t mentioned the terrible disaster in Southeast Asia but it has been on my mind as it has so many others.  There is a site that has collected links from many of the relief organizations that are collecting donations to help the poor folks in […] Read more »

Chalk it up the the amplification powers of the blogosphere. Earlier this morning, Think Secret broke the news of a sub-$500 iMac: With iPod-savvy Windows users clearly in its sights, Apple is expected to announce a bare bones, G4-based iMac without a display at Macworld Expo […] Read more »

InformationWeek reports that Airspan, which makes WiMAX gear has snapped up VoIP equipment maker, ArelNet for $8.7 million in a bid to go after the VoIP market. Now if this was to go public, well you can expect a lot of interest in this company since […] Read more »

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Call this a strange twist of fate. In a tragedy which has taken thousands of lives, the life line of new economy – the fiber cables have survived the worst tragedy in the history of South Asia. Light Reading reports that the telecom services, after some […] Read more »

New versions of the mobile phone virus Cabir are circulating, indicating that the source code for the virus is “floating around in the under… Read more »

Ringtonia has picked out an interesting quote from yet another article on how ringtones are actually producing a lot of money compared to sa… Read more »

In response to the terrible tragedy that hit countries on the Indian Ocean this week an Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System has been promote… Read more »

Earlier this month a graduate student at Japan’s Keio University described a way of sharing information on mobile devices after being inspir… Read more »

Rumor has it that we may be hearing about a $500 “headless” iMac at the MacWorld Expo in just a couple short weeks. It’s purpose would be to target all the windows users who are a part of the Halo Effect that’s all the buzz lately. […] Read more »

MobileWhack is reporting that mobile content aggregator Read more »

Every time I have been waiting for a shipment from UPS I have wondered why you cannot track through a RSS feed.  This would make it simple to add to the feed reader and provide a status update upon demand.  An enterprising .NET developer named Jason […] Read more »

Not that Halo. The iPod’s success has drawn so many Windows PC users to the Apple brand. The Halo effect is the resulting purchase of other Apple products – namely computer systems – because people have come to love the iPod so much. It’s brilliant, and […] Read more »

Marc Orchant of The Tablet PC Weblog has a great article explaining why Microsoft OneNote is the note-taking program he keeps coming back to for daily use with his Tablet PC.  Many Tablet owners are trying to decide if other note-taking programs would better serve their […] Read more »

Trevor of The Student Tablet PC has written an interesting article that discusses using Infopath with the Tablet PC in a real world application.  Infopath is a Microsoft tool for deploying enterprise-wide forms for collecting standardized data.  In his example Trevor shows how Infopath coupled with […] Read more »

Stories for Dec. 28, 2004

Think Secret, which has a Barry Bonds like record when it comes to reporting news about Apple, (it has gotten them sued you know by Apple!) is reporting that Apple will introduce a barebones iMAC powered by 1.25 GHz G4 processor on January 11, at the […] Read more »

Wired posted quite the interesting article about 2 men who, for six months snuck into the Apple Headquarters to write a script. 12 hours per day, 7 days a week, for 6 months, Ron Avitzur snuck into his former employer’s offices to write a Graphing Calculator […] Read more »

SBSH, the producers of the great Pocket PC program Pocket Breeze, have just released an enhanced calendar program for Windows Mobile based Smartphones.   Papyrus looks really nice and the screenshots show it to be a useful calendar replacement. The release is a public beta so Papyrus […] Read more »

No really! Apparently, a prank story on a spanish language website, Canal PDA, indicated that Apple was going to set up its own mobile carrier business. Low and behold, like everything that is Apple related, the news spread across the blogs, and even major Mac enthusiast […] Read more »

Anyone who has read my published stuff for any length of time at all knows I am extremely passionate about mobile technology.  I have been trying, using and lugging mobile devices around for more time than I care to admit.  It is this obsession with mobile […] Read more »

Audible announced today they are now supporting the Creative MuVo TX, MuVo TX FM, MuVo Micro, and MuVo Slim portable digital audio players.  Owners of the Creative audio players can go to the Audible web site and download a firmware upgrade for the MuVo that enables […] Read more »

China Mobile’s banning of mobile messaging company Sohu from its service for a year has been listed as one of the big events in the Chinese… Read more »

The Yankee Group has released some data that shows the promise of mobile content.
By the end of the second quarter of 2004, wireless data u… Read more »

In a broadband enabled life, no piece of software is as crucial as a database – from our cell phone records, our blog entries, our address books, and of course all the information we need to store about our music collections, digital downloads and emails. In […] Read more »

Tablet PCs are perfect for viewing electronic magazines and I am always on the lookout for good alternatives for reading material.  I stumbled upon Home Computer Magazine completely by accident and I have to recommend it as a good read.  The magazine is already on its […] Read more »

Wall Street Journal’s Jesse Drucker has been all over the trend of wifi-enabling cities, and has done some seriously good reporting. Today Drucker talks about growing number of cities which are planning to roll out their own WiFi Clouds, including San Francisco, Cleveland, LA, Milwaukee and […] Read more »

James Enck has posted a 5MB torrent file to Prodigem, shot on his SPV C500, and he calls this A Luddite idiot’s testimonial on Prodigem. So why should we be paying attention? Enck explains: “Dozens of cities and towns are rolling out Wi-Fi as a way […] Read more »

Kaplan has long been known as the authority when it comes to preparing college-bound kids for the dreaded SAT/ACT tests.  Recently they announced with Handmark the availability of Kaplan Mobile SAT/PSAT-ACT 2005.  The program contains over 1200 questions and tips to help prepare for these all […] Read more »

I get a lot of email from people wanting the ability to take notes that can be captured digitally into a computer.  These requests are mostly from students who can see the benefits of a Tablet PC but don’t have the financial means to get one.  […] Read more »

Seagate has always been associated with hard drives as one of the longest running manufacturers in the business.  They have a 5 GB portable drive called the Pocket Drive that is perfect for portable use.  The drive even has a 4 inch USB cable that retracts […] Read more »

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