Essential facts about augmented reality for mobile devices

Augmented reality technology is getting a lot of attention these days -- particularly the use of AR with smartphones. The idea is that by using certain software, you can turn your iPhone, Droid

Published on: January 27th, 2010 Howard Wen

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

The scoop on 3 – not yet announced – BlackBerrys

Keeping new BlackBerry smartphones under wraps is not exactly one of Research In Motion's (RIM) strengths. In fact, details, technical specifications and even images of RIM's upcoming BlackBerry devices typically leak months in

Published on: January 20th, 2010 Al Sacco

RCA device uses WiFi to charge smartphones

RCA showed a prototype of its Wi-Fi Hotspot Power Harvester called Airnergy that's designed to convert Wi-Fi radio signals into DC power for charging small wireless devices such as smartphones. The small device

Published on: January 15th, 2010 Matt Hamblen

iPhone beats outs three leading smartphones in touchscreen face-off

The Google Nexus One, Motorola Droid, and the iPhone have been put to the test to find out which smartphone has a better touchscreen. But despite overall more capable hardware, the iPhone still

Published on: January 12th, 2010 Daniel Ionescu

Smartphones used to fight spread of malaria

When a malaria research project in Uganda was expanded into a full-fledged malaria case-tracking effort across the country in 2006, health officials saw the move as a great opportunity to save lives. After

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Todd R. Weiss

Canadian museum rolls out unique iPhone, iPod Touch app

To some the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) might be an odd place to experience the power of the latest mobile technology.But  a new initiative at the museum in Gatineau, Que. takes advantage

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Huge surge in demand for Google Android phone

A "monstrous" jump in demand for Android-equipped smartphones has turned the market upside down, a retail pollster said today.Of the people who told ChangeWave Research in a mid-December survey that they planned to

Published on: January 8th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Google unveils ‘chic and capable’ Nexus One smartphone

Though no iPhone slayer, Nexus One – the Android OS-powered handset unveiled by Google Tuesday – will be a much sought after smartphone, say Canadian mobile market analysts."I'll want one when it gets

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Google gives Apple cause for concern with Nexus One

Today’s buzz is all about the announcement that Google is launching its new Google Phone, called the Nexus One. While Stephen Jobs and the gang at Apple say they are not threatened by

Published on: January 5th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Tech that changed the way we live, work and play

Boring was among the list of words in my mind when I accepted my first freelance writing assignment on technology. Human-interest stuff, crime and strife where what held my interest – tech for

Published on: December 29th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Google Phone – lots of sound, little substance?

So. It seems the oft-rumored and--until recently--never-pictured, "Google (GOOG) Phone" exists. The bulk of the technology news industry is stopping the proverbial presses. Bloggers are clacking away crazily on their laptop keys, regurgitating

Published on: December 18th, 2009 Al Sacco

The “Holy Grail” of marketing with mobile web access

Looking ahead to 2010, I expect to see more articles online and offline about how GPS technology is exploited more “fruitfully” by enterprises reaching out to persons carrying the latest PDAs. While it

Published on: December 16th, 2009 ITBusiness Staff

How to detect and defend against iPhone worms

So you jailbroke your iPhone. Maybe you wanted to try out some of the third party apps. Maybe you just wanted to tweak your interface. Either way, you did it without changing your

Published on: December 1st, 2009 Patrick Miller