Articles By Nancy Gorhing

RIM pins PlayBook hopes on Android app infusion

Research In Motion (RIM) is highlighting the native and Android apps available on its struggling PlayBook at the Consumer Electronics Show as it prepares to launch the first major overhaul of the tablet's

Published on: January 12th, 2012 Nancy Gorhing

Microsoft to help launch 10 Kinect-based startups

Microsoft on Friday announced a program designed to help 10 developers or startups launch businesses around products for Kinect, the controller that senses motion and voice. Developers with Kinect applications for the Xbox

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Nancy Gorhing

PlayBook Android app almost here?

Research In Motion may be getting close to releasing the Android app player it promised for the PlayBook, judging from an old version of the player found on the BlackBerry.com Web site. The

Published on: July 25th, 2011 Nancy Gorhing

Farmers in Uganda track weather, crop prices with Android phones

Mobile-phone companies and aid agencies have talked for years about deploying feature phones, coupled with basic text information services about the weather and crop pricing, to empower poor people in undeveloped parts of

Published on: July 22nd, 2011 Nancy Gorhing

When will Canada have Google Wallet?

Google on Thursday unveiled a mobile wallet platform and field tests in New York and San Francisco that will let people with special phones pay for goods in retail shops by tapping the

Published on: May 27th, 2011 Nancy Gorhing

Windows Phone ‘Mango’ update unveiled with new phones

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled many new features to its Windows Phone software but it left out a few that some people had hoped to see. It said it will add 500 features, many

Published on: May 24th, 2011 Nancy Gorhing

Mozilla comes up with dazzling concept smartphone

The hottest concept mobile phone right now doesn't come from Apple, Google, Motorola or HTC. It was developed by a designer in his spare time as part of a Mozilla Labs project.Seabird is

Published on: September 27th, 2010 Nancy Gorhing

Student who illegally shared music files must now pay $67,500

Even after cutting a damages award in a music file-sharing case to one-tenth the original sum, a judge said Friday the new fine was still excessive. The federal judge in Massachusetts on Friday

Published on: July 13th, 2010 Nancy Gorhing

3D content a great piracy buster, says James Cameron

You thought Avatar was long? James Cameron joked that his next movie may stretch to five hours. Speaking on stage at the CTIA conference in Las Vegas, the filmmaker said that the only

Published on: March 29th, 2010 Nancy Gorhing

Google’s Android still faces challenges … a year on

After it has spent nearly a year on the market, analysts are reluctant to declare Android a success, but they say the platform could turn a corner in the next few months when

Published on: September 29th, 2009 Nancy Gorhing

Now you can get Lotus Notes email on your iPhone

IPhone customers who use Lotus Notes at work won't be left out anymore with a new offering from Sybase iAnywhere. Sybase iAnywhere is set to announce on Tuesday that it is adding support

Published on: March 18th, 2008 Nancy Gorhing

Gwava software tracks messages sent to and from BlackBerry units

Gwava, the developer of security software, plans to introduce on Monday a new product that lets enterprises easily track and find text messages and phone calls that BlackBerry users send and receive. The

Published on: December 18th, 2007 Nancy Gorhing

New Google service locates mobile users with cell towers

Google launched a location service for mobile users on Wednesday that doesn't rely on GPS. Google Maps with My Location, currently in beta, locates users who don't have GPS-enabled phones based on their

Published on: November 28th, 2007 Nancy Gorhing

Palm rolls out new smartphone brand

Palm Inc. introduced a smartphone with a new brand aimed at a younger audience on Thursday. The Centro phone will cost US$99.99 and initially be available exclusively from Sprint Nextel Corp. starting in

Published on: September 28th, 2007 Nancy Gorhing

Using voice to push data services

The CEO of UnWired Nation Inc. thinks he's found a way to get around the challenges involved in offering a data service to mobile phone customers: use voice instead. Content providers often complain

Published on: August 2nd, 2007 Nancy Gorhing