Posts Tagged ‘mobile internet’
  • WolframAlpha responds to the great mobile site slaying of ‘09 [follow-up]
    by Mike
    Posted December 4th, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    Yes folks, another follow-up. This time it's the good boys and girls over at WolframAlpha, the intelligent, thinking search engine. If you recall, the big stink was raised yesterday when WA pulled their mobile optimized page leaving the normal page the sole solution for mobile users. To make matters worse, they made it so you were starring at a massive page filling ad encouraging you to purchase the $50 (yes that's $50 with two digits to the left of the decimal) iPhone app. Well, there's a p...
  • Ads, ads, and more ads coming to a cellphone near you.
    by Mike
    Posted November 17th, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    Love your cellphone/smartphone because it gives you relatively ad-free hours of internet exploration and usage? I'll admit it's not my first praise for using a smartphone for getting around the internet, but it's certainly one of my top reasonings. That's all set to change for the worse in the near future. The impending doom is coming to us thanks to AdMob and their new "Interactive Video Ad Units" which more or less translate to "pain in the ass" for you and I. Ads make freemium models poss...
  • Swindon residents bathing in free WiFi
    by Mike
    Posted November 17th, 2009 at 1:37 pm
    Whenever "the man" decides to throw citizens a bone, especially a digital/tech bone, it becomes necessary to applaud and mention such an effort. WiFi has proliferated cities and towns across the world bringing *mostly* free internet to many. If you happen to be one of the fine residents of Swindon, UK, your mobile browsing should now be a lot more pleasant. A joint venture between the public taxpayer and private funders has made way for a 1,400 access point strong WiFi network blanketing Swi...
  • Prototype BlackBerry with touchscreen, slide-out qwerty, and webkit browser moved to prototype stage. Release in 2010?
    by Mike
    Posted November 13th, 2009 at 11:29 am
    I remember the day that I read about the rumors of a touchscreen BlackBerry. I was sitting in Chicago O'Hare Airport waiting for a flight to Houston. At that time, scouring the specs on BGR's site left my jaw dropping and my heart racing. That was the pinnacle of my CrackBerry days. I have since moved on to many different platforms though my enthusiasm for the BlackBerry platform has never truly waned. All it will take is one breakthrough device (with better software of course) and my lusts...
  • Samsung’s “Bada” OS coming this December
    by Mike
    Posted November 10th, 2009 at 8:06 am
    If you thought the mobile OS wars had chosen their sides and alliances already, you've got another thing comin'. Samsung has announced that this December, they will be releasing their new in-house OS called "Bada" (meaning "Ocean" in Korean). This new OS will come with it's own SDK so that developers can get right on making Bada all that Samsung hopes it can become. If you're asking yourself if we really need another OS go sit in the corner fora few minutes. Of course we do. Further splitti...
  • Opera already has working iPhone browser. Your turn Apple…
    by Mike
    Posted November 6th, 2009 at 10:43 am
    Those enough who either don't want a higher end smartphone or simply can't afford one know that on your mid to lower-end devices web browsing is a chore. Pages render like crap, it takes forever to open a simple link, etc. Many phones as of late are capable of running some form or another of the Opera browser whether it be the free, almost universal Opera Mini to the more desktop-like Opera Mobile variant. Either way, Opera while not quite the reckoning force it would like to be in the deskto...
  • Orange competes for title of “Worst iPhone Carrier” — “Unlimited” iPhone data plan capped at 750GB MB/month!
    by Mike
    Posted November 3rd, 2009 at 10:13 am
    I'm not going to sugar coat this subject at all. When will carriers such as Orange stop fucking customers over? Case in point, just look at their BS excuse for an iPhone agreement... Not to be used for other activities (eg using your handset as a modem, non-Orange internet based streaming services, voice or video over the internet, instant messaging, peer to peer file sharing, non-Orange internet based video). Should such use be detected notice may be given and Network protection controls a...
  • Facebook gets new touch friendly mobile site:
    by Mike
    Posted October 22nd, 2009 at 11:59 am
    Touchscreens and mobile apps are the big draw for mobile users in the here and now. With the wide range of handsets available worldwide, it's impossible to create an app or special web page for every single one. It's ok. No need to cry or lose sleep as your mobile social networking aspirations will be taken care via Facebook's new page for mobiles: As you can guess, this new portal is specifically tailored to touhscreen phones giving users overall larger and more finger ...
  • Android 2.0, 3G, WiFi, 5″ touchscreen and more coming to the Dell MID
    by Mike
    Posted October 21st, 2009 at 7:36 am
    Don't you love it when rumors, particularly good rumors transgress from unicorn land into reality? That's a pretty easy one to answer. Of course you do. Details of an Android packing Dell MID will no doubt get you salivating like a fat piece of properly cooked steak. As far as details go, the device spied above comes with Android 2.0 (Eclair), WiFi/Bluetooth/3G WWAN, 5" 800 x 400 capacitive touchscreen as well as a dual-LED flash 5mp camera out back. The only thing leaving me concerned is y...
  • VuiVision looks to bring free network TV streaming to all
    by Mike
    Posted October 18th, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    Streaming live anything seems to be the big deal in the mobile internet movement as of late. Streaming radio, streaming video, online gaming, etc. If it can be streamed, it's hot. Streaming radio is rather robust with many solutions from the likes of Pandora,, Slacker Radio, I Heart Radio, and Spotify just to name several. Streaming video on the other hand is a bit more involved as prices and restrictions are usually involved. However a new website, VuiVision aims to bring free vide...
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