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January 20, 2012  5:22 PM

iBooks textbooks for iPad: A load off kids’ backs and onto IT’s



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Apple, Google, iPad

As a mother, news of Apple's iBooks textbooks for iPad is a weight off my shoulders -- and my kid's. My son is in middle school, and while a lot has changed since I was in eighth grade, one thing I can relate to is...

November 29, 2011  3:10 PM

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion: RIM knows it’s in trouble



Posted by: Colin Steele
Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Google, iOS, iPad, iPhone, mobile device management, Research in Motion

Diversify, diversify, diversify! It's common advice in the investment world, especially when the economy's not looking so rosy. The theory is, if you hold stakes in lots of different kinds of companies, the failure of one company (or even a whole industry) won't sink your entire portfolio. For...


November 16, 2011  12:38 PM

Droid Incredible + Android 2.3 update = FAIL



Posted by: Colin Steele
Android, Google, HTC, iPhone

The HTC Droid Incredible Android 2.3 update is screwing up a lot of people's phones. Droid Incredible users (myself included) finally received Android 2.3 -- which came out last year, by the way -- on Monday night. After updating, many users (again, myself included) began receiving "low storage...


October 21, 2011  12:35 PM

Early iPhone 4S sales top 4 million: News in brief



Posted by: Colin Steele
Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Google, iCloud, iOS, iPad, iPhone, mobile device security, Motorola, Research in Motion, Samsung, Verizon Wireless

By Julia Anderson and Colin Steele, Editors Apple sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S devices in the three days after its launch, the company reported....


October 13, 2011  9:24 AM

BlackBerry outage brings global disruption: News in brief



Posted by: Colin Steele
Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Box.net, Citrix, Dropbox, Google, iCloud, iPad, iPhone, Microsoft, Research in Motion, VMware

A massive BlackBerry outage has left users with limited email and messaging services for much of this week. The BlackBerry outage began Monday for users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and it spread to North America on Wednesday. Research in Motion (RIM) has blamed the BlackBerry outage...


October 5, 2011  1:42 PM

BlackBerry vs. Microsoft: Who will survive?



Posted by: Colin Steele
Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Google, iPad, iPhone, Microsoft, Research in Motion, Windows Phone 7

NEW YORK -- There's room for a third vendor to succeed alongside Apple and Google in the mobile OS market. Who that vendor will be -- Microsoft or RIM -- is up for debate.


September 16, 2011  11:25 AM

RIM profits take a plunge



Posted by: Colin Steele
Apple, BlackBerry, Google, Microsoft, mobile device management, Research in Motion, Windows 8

Research in Motion reported dismal financial results (PDF) yesterday, with profits down 59% and sales down 10% from the same quarter last year.


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