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Cox cellphone service finally live
Cox today switched on its long promised cellular service with an aim to undercut its rivals on price. The service will hinge on a concept known as MoneyBack Minutes that rewards light users. Instead of rollover minutes or losing them entirely, users shed as much as $20 off...
Analyst claims to know new 3G iPad is dual-mode
Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair on Friday said Apple's future iPad would have a dual-mode chip to support both EVDO and HSPA for 3G. Referring to supplier checks, he was told the new model would be a "World iPad" with a Qualcomm chip that could support networks like AT&T's...
More evidence of Android platform fragmentation?
Rovio Mobile has announced that it is developing a lightweight version of its hugely popular physics game Angry Birds for Android. According to the company, they had overwhelming demand for the game from users of older versions of the Android OS often also running on slower...
Hannspad loaded with Froyo and Tegra 2
Hannspree has given Electricpig a chance to play with pre-production version of its forthcoming 10.1-inch Android 2.2 (Froyo) tablet, the Hannspad. It includes a custom Hanspree UI, which is most noticeable on the 'portlets' page, which features three customizable widgets....
Offering not said to be aimed at cord cutters
Time Warner Cable is reportedly testing a new cable package, "TV Essentials," that will serve as a cheaper, bare-bones alternative to the company's current offerings. The new package will exclude several major networks such as Comedy Central, ESPN, Fox News, and MSNBC. Subscribers...
Nokia says N8 plagued by power issue, C7 likely
Nokia today acknowledged that the N8 was affected by a serious power flaw. The company claimed that a "very small number" of the phones wouldn't turn on properly. Users have reported that their phones' power management failed and won't allow them to reboot, recharge or start...
Dell Inspiron Duo gets launch date, price
Dell today formally revealed the Inspiron Duo, its first tablet netbook and its current attempt at a more direct Windows alternative to the iPad. The design hinges on its 10-inch display, which revolves vertically and turns the Duo into either a multi-touch...
UBS says tablets to grow fast and delay PC sales
Tablets are on a fast growth track that could delay many PC sales and is comparable more to TVs and other major electronics, UBS analyst Maynard Um said in a detailed study. The iPad, Galaxy Tab and other tablets wouldn't directly steal share from notebooks but, by late 2011,...
Company using MacBook Air as a testbed
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen told an audience at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco that the company is now using a MacBook Air to "optimize" Flash for the Mac, and that the project has already reached the beta stage, just two weeks after tests showed that Flash use drained...
Verizon says LTE attracted Apple
Verizon's decision to move to LTE attracted Apple, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg said in an interview today. The 4G network both drew Apple in the first place and helped land an iPad deal. He followed his wireless chief Lowell McAdam's strategy of bouncing iPhone questions...
Many upgrading their older phones, camcorders
Gazelle, a company that pays cash to reuse and recycle consumer electronics (what they call "ReCommerce"), has issued its 2010 forecast for the holiday season -- based on an analysis of what their customers are trading in -- and finds a trend of upgrading as much as buying...
3D Enthusiast and Artist line fully updated
Barely keeping its promise to get the entire Vue 9 product lineup released in the first half of November, E-On software has now posted immediate availability on the entire v9 line of 3D "digital nature" software for Enthusiasts and Artists, from the free Vue 9 Pioneer to Vue...
Murdoch Jr confirms iPad news title in works
News Corp's Asia-Europe head James Murdoch today acknowledged the existence of the company's long-rumored tablet news source. The son of founder Rupert Murdoch told those at a Spanish investor's conference that the outlet, informally codenamed Daily Planet, would be detailed...
Verizon 70 dollar smartphone plan goes live
Verizon today confirmed that it was starting up a significantly timed smartphone plan for families. The deal will discount as much as $30 off of a family plan as long as it's attached to a $30 unlimited data plan, or enough to make the data use free. Prices start at $70 for...
Upgrade coincides with price drop
Video service Hulu has upgraded the Hulu Plus iOS app to v2.0. The title should now have better playback performance, as well as "enhanced" queue and subscription functions. Particular emphasis has been put on the iPad interface, which now has a split-screen player, and treats...
HTC and Samsung think WP7 and Android to lead
Executives for HTC and Samsung in Thailand today said they expected that Android and Windows Phone 7 would have the greatest influence on the world smartphone market. National manager Nattawat Woranopakul thought that the Google and Microsoft platforms had the "biggest potential"...
Video streams now accessible via PSN
Vudu has announced that its streaming movie content will now be accessible from Sony's PlayStation 3 game consoles. Beginning next week, users with PlayStation Network accounts can download the Vudu application from the media category in the PlayStation Store. The PS3 utility...
Discussion topics from the forums
Today, Eug, a Clinically Insane member of the MacNN forums posted a thread asking others for some ideas on what to do with their current iPhone after they upgrade. A thread was started yesterday by one forum member who is having trouble ejecting a DVD from their Mac mini,...
Devices already gone from store shelves
The Palm Pre has reportedly received its official end-of-life designation in Sprint's inventory system, officially marking its discontinuation from the carrier. An inventory screenshot posted on PreCentral lists the Pre among other "EOL" devices such as the HTC Snap. The move...
Holiday sales expected to exceed 5m units
Microsoft's Kinect sensors have already reached one million sales across the globe. The milestone was achieved in just 10 days of availability, and nearly two weeks before shoppers will flood stores for the biggest selling day of the year, Black Friday.
Google's Schmidt demos Nexus S and Gingerbread NFC
Google CEO Eric Schmidt at the Web 2.0 Summit today showed a working example of the Nexus S. He refused to name Samsung as the manufacturer but mentioned it would run Android 2.3, or Gingerbread; it was also seen running on T-Mobile. He wouldn't mention most new features...
Netflix says Android fragmentation hurting support
Netflix has had problems bringing its service to Android because of the inherent fragmentation of the platform, content development staffer Greg Peters said in an update late Friday. Both iPhone and Windows Phone 7 versions were finished quickly, but Android doesn't have the...
Manages, timelines, filters notices
Boxcar, an iOS app that has gained a solid reputation for handling multiple push notifications from various social networks, RSS feeds and email in a more logical manner than the default system Apple uses, is to relaunch very soon with a major overhaul to v4, bringing all-new...
New designs take advantage of dual-cameras, flash
Two different companies have spotted the same need and created products to fill it: with the iPhone 4 capable of capturing high-quality photos and video, everyone wants to be in the picture, so owners need a way to have the iPhone stand on its own to capture the action. Joby,...
AT&T texts users with lawsuit settlement info
Regarding a class action lawsuit that dates back to the start of the year, AT&T today sent text messages to subscribers letting them know they may have the option of claiming a portion of the settlement in the case. AT&T was accused of illegally charging mobile data taxes and...
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