Apple iPad 2 unveiled: videoconferencing, video output among new features

At today's Apple event, Steve Jobs wasted no time jumping straight to the point: "We're here to talk about Apple's third post-PC blockbuster product."As expected, the new iPad 2 is slimmer and lighter.

Published on: March 3rd, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson and Jackie Dove

Hacking champion says Pwn2Own encourages exploit ‘weaponization’

Organizers of Pwn2Ownon Sunday defended the hacking contest's rules after a three-time winner criticized the challenge for encouraging researchers to "weaponize" exploits.The contest, which starts March 9, pits researchers against four browsers --

Published on: March 1st, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Confusion, inflexibility worsen Windows Phone 7 glitch

The software glitch afflicting some Samsung Windows Phone 7 users is being magnified by an apparent lack of coordination among the key players in Microsoft's mobile environment.After complaints from end users, Microsoft has

Published on: February 24th, 2011 John Cox

LG to rollout 3D smartphone and tablet

LG fired two important shots in the smartphone and tablet wars here at Mobile World Congress, announcing the Optimus 3D smartphone and the LG Optimus Pad, an Android Honeycomb-based tablet.The Optimus 3D, LG

Published on: February 15th, 2011 Mark Sullivan

Uphill battle seen for new Nokia-Microsoft partnership

After ending days of speculation and announcing an agreement that would make Windows Phone 7the primary operating system for its smartphones Nokia and new partner Microsoft now face a long uphill battle against

Published on: February 14th, 2011

Yahoo moves to IPv6 despite access woes

Yahoo is forging ahead with a move to IPv6 on its main Web site by year-end despite worries that up to 1 million Internet users may be unable to access it initially.Yahoo's massive

Published on: January 20th, 2011 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Users warned of BlackBerry browser, BES vulnerabilities

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) yesterday issued two separate security advisories warning both BlackBerry smartphone users and corporate BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) administrators of newly discovered security flaws in many versions of RIM's

Published on: January 13th, 2011 Al Sacco

How to overclock your Android phone

WARNING: Overclocking is not for the faint of heart. Do not attempt to hack your phone unless you understand and accept the risks of turning it into a useless "brick." The Android v.

Published on: January 6th, 2011 Keir Thomas

10 tech devices you’ve been paying too much for

The holiday shopping frenzy is in full swing, and gift buyers everywhere are picking up the hottest high-tech items on their lists--from digital cameras to laptops, and everything in between. What some buyers

Published on: December 24th, 2010 Todd R. Weiss

Are users ready to drop phones for videoconferencing?

In a famous exhibit at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City, AT&T Bell Labs demonstrated the Picturephone Mod 1, a small, oval device with a camera and a screen that allowed

Published on: November 26th, 2010 Stephen Lawson

iOS 4.2 updates iPad with multitasking, printing

The iPad has been embraced as a business tool despite some very vocal naysayers proclaiming it a mere consumer toy with no place in the business world. The iOS 4.2 update--expected to be

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 Tony Bradley and Dan Moren

Cloud-based app secures Android phones

Lookout Mobile Securityhas created a paid client application that makes use of the vendor's cloud-based service to secure Android smartphones. Lookout Premium adds new features for greater privacy, remote lock, remote wipe, and

Published on: November 4th, 2010 John Cox

RIM gets reprieve in India

BANGALORE- India said that Research In Motion's BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service will continue to be available after Oct. 31, the deadline the government had given RIM to provide interception of communications to Indian

Published on: November 1st, 2010 John Ribeiro

Unleash Android’s multimedia muscle

A pop quiz: iPhone is to iTunes as Android is to what? If you're coming up blank, there's good reason.Apple's mobile world is all about a one-size-fits-all philosophy: When you buy an iPhone,

Published on: October 29th, 2010 J.R. Raphael