Mobile

Tue
28
Aug
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Study Blasts iPhone Keypad

A usability study by consulting firm User Centric has found that average cell phone users are more efficient when using a QWERTY keypad than Apple's new iPhone design. The study involved 20 participants who said they sent text messages at least 15 ... times per week. Half of these participants owned a QWERTY keypad, and the other half owned a phone with a numeric keypad. None of them had ever used an iPhone. All participants were asked to copy 12 standard messages that had been created for the study using their own phones. Then the participants were asked to copy the same messages with an iPhone ... (view more)

Fri
24
Aug
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iPhone Goodies Gaining Momentum

Given the somewhat surprising popularity of the iPhone (come on, that price is rich), it's less-than-surprising that a host of third party options are headed towards the device. First up may be eBooks and even old-school text games, both taking ... advantage of a generally reliable service, awesome resolution, and long-time projected growth. For those of us who rarely leave the nauseating glow of the computer screen, eBooks have become a popular alternative to the rainforest-ruining fare of yesterday. Granted, sometimes there's just no replacement for the feel of a good, physical book, but for ... (view more)

Fri
17
Aug
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Need Some Help Lifting that iPhone Bill?

Apple is not only known for its sleek and simple product designs, its success is actually built on it. Thus, it came as quite a surprise when AT ... (view more)

Tue
14
Aug
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iPhone's Effect on the Smartphone Market

Now that it's been a while since the iPhone's release, it seems an appropriate time to discuss the device's impact on the "smartphone". ABI Research weighed in on the debate after revealing its forecast that the smartphone market segment will ... increase from 218 million units in 2007 to 426 million units in 2012. Stuart Carlaw, wireless research director at ABI Research, says that although the iPhone will have a considerable impact, it will not have the ground-breaking effect that many had initially expected. "The iPhone will not revolutionize the smartphone market," said Carlaw, "but ... (view more)

Thu
09
Aug
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Cell Phones Selling Indie Music?

EMusic, the second-largest online music distributor after Apple's iTunes, is expected to announce a deal with AT ... (view more)

Thu
02
Aug
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The Great iPhone 'Screen' Debate

iPhone users have flooded the Apple support site, as well as numerous other sites, complaining about problematic iPhone screens. Consumers are angry that the screens labelled as LCD panel ID "7" display a faint grid of dots and are dimmer than those ... with a panel ID of 5. (Source: realtechnews.com ) Entering *3001#12345#* (including the asterisks) on an iPhone and hitting the Call button puts the phone into Field Test Mode. From this mode, users can view information about the iPhone's hardware, such as the firmware versions and the LCD panel ID number. The panel IDs that start with a 7 are ... (view more)

Fri
20
Jul
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Is That a Dual-Mode BlackBerry?

Research In Motion has unveiled a new BlackBerry model that will provide users with wireless voice and data access over both cellular and WiFi networks. The BlackBerry 8820 will be the company's first dual-mode smart phone. The new model will also ... be the thinnest smart phone available on the market, while still having enough room for a complete, full-functioning keyboard. (Source: peripherals.engadget.com ) In comparison to previous models, The BlackBerry 8820 comes with the ability to stay connected via WiFi at home, through hotspots and corporate campuses. The BlackBerry 8820 also boasts an ... (view more)

Thu
19
Jul
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iPhone Buyers Threatened by Aifone

As we've seen online with popular Web 2.0 programs like MySpace and Facebook, a public buzz is like honey to hackers. Now, it's stinging potential iPhone owners, many of whom might be duped into a recently reported phishing scam. Concerns stem from ... a new botnet, which links infected PC users to an imitation web page purporting to sell Apple's popular new communicator. Visitors are prompted to enter personal details and financial information, which is quickly lapped up by goons behind the scheme. The bot itself is part of a widespread Trojan virus named Aifone.A, a growing web threat that has ... (view more)

Mon
16
Jul
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Why Your Cell Phone Call Just Dropped

July heat can do some serious damage to production. With temperatures soaring across North America and Europe, employers are often forced to limit the physical activity of their outside employees. With that said, here's one sun casualty you might ... not expect: your cell phone. In a recent report compiled by Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, researchers found that many dropped calls are not the result of elevators or even subway tunnels, but instead flares emitted from Mr Sun himself. (Source: allheadlinenews.com ) How is that possible? Granted, the sun is a long way away from both us and ... (view more)

Wed
11
Jul
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AT&T Business Subscribers Hold Up iPhone Activation

Ask any consumer who has scrimped and saved for the Apple iPhone, and they'd surely tell you that they can't wait to start using their new toy. Now, AT ... (view more)

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