Stories for Apr. 13, 2005

Something pretty significant occurred a couple days ago when Tiger was officially given a release date. Did you notice? Apple.com shed some of its lighter skin for shiny black, wherever Tiger was present. Honestly, when was the last time Apple.com really changed in a significant way? […] Read more »

2005 is seen as the year when the digital players will reach a tipping point and reach 20% household penetration. That’s good news for iPod and Apple. In fact, despite increased competition, Apple will have a couple of great iPod years ahead. Few reasons, mostly capped […] Read more »

Looks like Philadelphia is setting a trend. Now Minneapolis is going to build a citiwide WiFi cloud, and will see high speed access to residents for between $18-and-$24 a month, depending on the speeds. Initial offerings will be one megabits per second and 3 megabits per […] Read more »

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ZKid Network has is negotiating to put its “safe internet surfing” service on mobile phones. Michael DeMaio, the head of creative marketing… Read more »

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) says that the total US broadband subscribers will nudge the 57 million mark in 2008, up from 32.5 million in 2004. TIA says that it is a particularly incredible growth given that there were only 5 million broadband subscribers in 2001. […] Read more »

If you have done it once, can you do it again? I mean build a brand new hardware platform for a new market. Kevin Bachus, one of the daddies of Microsoft’s X-Box has proved that he can. He is heading up a new company called IDV, […] Read more »

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Its like the boy who cried wolf. For the nth time Intel has outlined its WiMAX roadmap. Sean Maloney, head of Intel’s mobility group, told VNU Net that 802.16d WiMax chipsets are now shipping, and that enhanced 802.16e equipment will arrive shortly. (Its a really long […] Read more »

WiMAX, the hype as expected did get ahead of reality. There are quite a few of issues that remained to be resolved. And with folks getting weary of waiting for what is WiMAX, are now turning to using new terminology: WiMAX ready. I think most companies […] Read more »

Those of you who like to keep track of these things, looks like Overture Services’ former CTO Paul Ryan who vanished into the blue after working for Microsoft for mere four months, is back in the start-up game. He is heading up a new company called […] Read more »

Stories for Apr. 12, 2005

There’s a common strategy in press releases to mention the number of mobile users there are worldwide as if that is any indication of demand… Read more »

Gamer.tv has signed a deal with Telecom New Zealand to stream video clips of game reviews to 3G customers. “The video game reviews and previ… Read more »

ZDNet India: Rajesh Jain is a tech evangelist. He shot into fame when he sold his Internet content company IndiaWorld for $110 million in 19… Read more »

Siemens has launched a special edition M65 Real Madrid cameraphone for fans of the football team in Singapore. “The phone that is only avail… Read more »

An interesting report on the views of Scott Jenson, who claims “mobile services like WAP and MMS were set up to fail because designers looke… Read more »

In what is fast becoming a quite incredible farce, BBC News‘s Technology section reports that the Associated Press, together with 8 US newspapers, has filed a court brief in support of the “bloggers” Apple is currently suing for dissemination of trade secrets, on the basis that […] Read more »

This is great…Xing (known in the mobile content world for Xingtone and other mobile content) has started a record label. “The crossover op… Read more »

Everyone knows mobile phone operators spent up big to get 3G spectrum — £22 billion in the UK alone — and are now desperately trying to w… Read more »

It seems the first techADDICTION slap that Kevin and I dropped on eReader for the lack of a VGA version on the Pocket PC had a bigger effect than we intended.  MobileRead is reporting a new version of eReader for the Pocket PC that has a […] Read more »

It was only after I’d said that I’d review The Little App Factory’s Connoisseur that the realisation struck me – what use would a student have for a recipe manager? Baked beans and spaghetti Bolognese are the stuff of student diets, not walnut shortbread and creamy […] Read more »

PDA owners take note- Google has launched the mobile version of the relatively new Google Local service.  Google Local provides information and maps of virtually any address and the new mobile version does so in a format designed for displaying on small screens like PDAs and […] Read more »

Vindigo has announced it will get into mobile gaming, probably as a response to mobile games becoming a strong contender for most sought-aft… Read more »

“This is going to be spectacular,” says Hyers. “It’s going to be worth a lot of money. It’s not an understatement to say that this is going… Read more »

TComm has launched a mobile TV service capable of delivering live, streamed and downloaded audio/video content to mobile phones…TELLYfoneS… Read more »

Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the Internet is a firm believer in open networks and believe that the potential of technologies like VoIP and BitTorrent is unimaginable. Cerf believes that BitTorrent can reduce the strain on todays networks and also prove to a good […] Read more »

Google has unveiled a mobile local search, “a test service for finding local restaurants, stores and other businesses via Web-enabled cell p… Read more »

Finally Apple has announced that Mac OS X 10.4 aka Tiger will ship on April 29th. Fantastic news! But I wonder if this news has caught the lone coders or small developers by surprise. Many were not sure about the release date and are now scrambling […] Read more »

You want one of those personal media players but you don’t want to skimp on features.  In addition to playing music and video on the go you want light PDA features and even WiFi so you can do email.  If this describes what you need you […] Read more »

Diabetech’s new wireless glucose monitor could be a boon for parents of diabetic children.  It is never easy to make sure your child is testing their glucose level when they should and anything that makes that simpler is welcome.  The GlucoMON automatically sends test results as […] Read more »

Stretching portable storage to the max, EDGE Tech announced the latest model in its DiskGo! 3.5 inch hard drive series, a 400 GB portable drive that provides both USB and firewire connectivity.  The new drive joins the other models in the DiskGO! line and retails on […] Read more »

Anybody who still doubts that RSS feeds are spreading like wildfire should be convinced now that the New York Times provides obituaries via RSS.  Check your feeds, see who’s gone. (via Jossip) Read more »

While checking out a recent story on StupidVideos I noticed an ad. The ad led me to the VCast getFAMOUS mobile video competition, which invo… Read more »

A few weeks ago I looked at Download Wizard. At about the same time, Josh pointed out to me Speed Download 3, another download wizard in pretty much the vein as Download Wizard. Speed Download 3 is a more mature product, and it has a few tricks up its sleeve that might make it more practical for some, but it’s also a more complex product, and the complexities might not appeal to all. Read more »

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