Mobile payment needs more than an iPhone Bump to get going

I’d like to apologize to Darrell MacMichael of PayPal Canada for costing him all of $8 while we were filming a demo of his company’s new Send Money Version 2.0 application for the

Published on: March 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Mobile payments offer big benefits to Canadian business, consumers

For more than four years now teenagers in Japan have been purchasing pop drinks with their smart phones. Even before that, African immigrants in Europe have been remitting money back home and checking

Published on: March 19th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Bccthis Outlook plug-in and BlackBerry app makes e-mail better

Social media apps may be the cat's meow, but e-mail is still the reliable Internet communications medium that has stood the test of time.In fact, it was invented at the Massachusetts Institute of

Published on: March 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Bump, Split and Collect with PayPal’s mobile payment iPhone app

Touching a friend for a few bucks, splitting a bill at the restaurant, or chipping in on a gift purchases -- all these have recently got a mobile twist. Version 2.0 of the

Published on: March 17th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

BlackBerry outages frustrate users, but won’t hurt RIM’s future

A data service outage affecting some BlackBerry users nationally this week seems to have left them angry but not deeply concerned about the future of BlackBerry's maker, Research In Motion Ltd."I don't see

Published on: March 15th, 2010 Matt Hamblen

Spate of lawsuits may alter smartphone landscape

Having trouble keeping track of who is suing whom among smartphone and mobile technology players over the past few months? Here's a quick rundown:Family of author Philip K. Dick vs. Google Author Philip

Published on: March 11th, 2010 Network World Staff

Palm may not last the year, industry pundits say

Smartphone industry pundits wonder whether Palm Inc. can survive another year, given the company's report today that its new smartphone sales failed to meet expectations. Palm said that its revenues for the year

Published on: March 3rd, 2010 Matt Hamblen

Weighing Windows Phone 7’s business heft

Amid all the hoopla surrounding the introduction of Windows Phone 7 Series this week in Barcelona, Microsoft's core customers have been almost totally left out. It's hard to imagine that business customers aren't

Published on: March 2nd, 2010 David Coursey

Be kind, unwind, says new media ‘queen bee’

In February 1995, a story in Newsweek magazine described Arianna Huffington as a "queen bee wanna-be" -- who "specializes in grand gestures." Follow Joaquim P. Menezes on Twitter.That was a decade before Huffington

Published on: February 8th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

50 choice blogs for the latest on iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices

There's quite a collection of good and colorful blogs that track iPhones, Android devices, BlackBerries and other smartphones and no shortage of overlapping coverage among them (How many different "scoops" on the Android-powered

Published on: February 5th, 2010 Bob Brown

6 timely tips to get the best out of BlackBerry Messenger

BlackBerry Messenger, Research In Motion's (RIM) mobile IM application that uses unique "PIN" codes associated with every BlackBerry to connect RIM smartphone users, isn't new. But due to the BlackBerry platform's rising popularity,

Published on: February 4th, 2010 Al Sacco

How to make your BlackBerry last longer

Ever wondered why your BlackBerry seems to get different battery life than your fellow smartphone users' devices? How long your BlackBerry smartphone lasts on a single charge depends on a variety of factors.

Published on: February 3rd, 2010 Al Sacco

7 ways to make your BlackBerry smartphone last longer

Ever wondered why your BlackBerry seems to get different battery life than your fellow smartphone users' devices? How long your BlackBerry smartphone lasts on a single charge depends on a variety of factors.

Published on: January 28th, 2010 Al Sacco

How to unify your scattered social life on your smart phone

Though your mobile phone keeps you more connected, it can also make things more complicated. Using a cell phone to track e-mail, text messages, instant messages, voicemail, Facebook, and Twitter can be a

Published on: January 25th, 2010 Tony Bradley