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Experimental broadband management app could keep ISPs honest

A browser-based app developed by Georgia Tech researchers is designed to help Internet users make better use of their bandwidth – and to make sure ISPs are holding up their end of the bandwidth bargain.

Written by Bob Brown12 May 11 02:45

Attachmate seals $2.2B Novell deal

The Attachmate Group announced Wednesday that it has completed its $2.2 billion acquisition of Novell, a networking pioneer in the 1980s that’s now being described as “a leader in intelligent workload management” by its new owner.

Written by Bob Brown28 April 11 06:50

Networking, telecom leaving VCs cold

The overall amount of venture capital invested in startups is on the rise, though the networking and telecom industries haven’t been big contributors of late.

Written by Bob Brown16 April 11 05:52

White iPhone on the way – no, really

New reports have surfaced that Apple will start shipping the white iPhone 4 within a few weeks, finally bringing the seemingly endless wait to an end. Not that anyone is quite going to believe this until the precious smartphones are in their hands.

Written by Bob Brown15 April 11 04:09

Apple holding out on iOS 5 until fall?

Apple watchers are buzzing about a possible iOS 5 launch this fall, suggesting the company will break from recent tradition and release the new mobile operating system software after its next iPhone.

Written by Bob Brown28 March 11 12:50

Apple exec confirms white iPhone on the way

An Apple senior VP has confirmed that the company will have a white iPhone out this spring, but it's still a mystery as to whether it will be an iPhone 4 or iPhone 5.

Written by Bob Brown15 March 11 05:28

iPad 2: Don't take it apart, or risk cracked glass

Apple's iPad 2 tablet which became available Friday, boasts a big battery, tiny speakers, an ample 512MB of RAM and a glass front that's tricky for tinkerers to take off.

Written by Bob Brown13 March 11 00:40

iPhone 5 expected to boast same dual-core A5 chip as iPad 2

Coders plunged into the iOS 4.3 firmware Apple has released ahead of its iPad 2 launch Friday and found clues that the iPhone 5 will sport the same dual-core A5 processor as the new Apple tablet computer.

Written by Bob Brown11 March 11 02:41

Apple surprise: iOS 4.3 released two days early

Apple Wednesday made available iOS 4.3, a firmware upgrade that promises users of its iPad, iPhone and other devices a slew of new or improved features including faster browsing and personal WiFi hotspots.

Written by Bob Brown10 March 11 06:25

Android roars past BlackBerry globally

Google's Android mobile OS surpassed RIM's BlackBerry OS globally and in the United States for the first time last month, with the Google smartphone and tablet software nearly tripling its worldwide market share to 15.2 per cent over the past 12 months, according to Web watcher StatCounter. 

Written by Bob Brown09 March 11 02:49

iPad 2 spoiler: RIM PlayBook tablet coming April 10?

RIM has been talking up its PlayBook tablet for months, but has been coy about when the latest Apple iPad killer will ship and what it will cost. Speculation heated up Wednesday, on the same day that Apple is expected to make big iPad news, that April 10 will be the day of the PlayBook’s real coming out party.

Written by Bob Brown03 March 11 05:58
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