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Creates Security Concerns in France
The manufacturer of BlackBerry smartphones has assured
the French government that their products are not
vulnerable to espionage.
Canadian phone maker RIM said after France's national
defense agency banned many government officials from
using the devices for sensitive government purposes
that the communications are protected by sophisticated
encryption codes that would take billions of years
to crack, The Times of London reported Wednesday.
French security officials had expressed concern that
communications sent via BlackBerry could be intercepted
by the U.S. National Security Agency or other foreign
agencies, as the phones use mail servers located in
the United States, Cnet News.com reported.
|06/28/2007 Mobile Virus
Spanish police have arrested a 28-year-old man on
charges that he created variants of the CommWarrior
and Cabir mobile phone viruses, according to published
The man, whose identity was not disclosed is accused
of creating 20 new variants of the viruses.
|06/27/2007 Dobson Communications
Might Be Up for Sale
Rural cell phone service provider Dobson Communications
is the latest telecommunications firm to attract the
attention of buyout managers, according to media reports
Dobson has a customer base of 1.76 million subscribers
over a mostly rural 17-state area. The region has
a population of more than 12.6 million.
|06/27/2007 Chronic Health
Monitored Via Cell Phones
Most teens say they could not live without their
cell phones. For some of them, the exaggeration may
soon have a kernel of truth.
Doctors are testing technology that uses wireless
data, text messaging and other youth-friendly technology
to monitor and manage chronic illnesses.
While these systems do not address life-and-death
medical emergencies, some experts say the emerging
field does show promise for improving the lives of
those with long-term conditions.
|06/27/2007 Monthly iPhone
AT&T Inc. and Apple Inc. on Tuesday said wireless
service for the iPhone will range from $59.99 to $99.99
|06/26/2007 European Mobile
Operators Must Pay VAT
Mobile phone operators have lost a legal battle to
reclaim more than £3bn of the £22.5bn they paid
to the British government in 2000 for third-generation
The final decision by the European Court of Justice
confirmed a preliminary opinion issued last September.
It rejected arguments by companies such as Vodafone,
T-Mobile, Orange and Hutchison that value added tax
was charged in the price paid for licences.
|06/18/2007 Wafer Thin
Tessera Technologies has revealed new wafer-level
camera technology that can be implemented into devices
such as mobiles and PCs.
|06/11/2007 EU to Charge
Americans Roaming Charges
European Union governments approved a cap on cell
phone roaming fees this week, but the move isn't likely
to have much if any impact on U.S. cell phone callers
traveling in European this summer.
Approved Thursday, the new cap is scheduled to take
effect in European countries in August. Rates will
be capped at 66 cents a minute for outgoing calls
and 33 cents a minute for incoming calls. The lid
on roaming fees drops prices drastically and service
providers have complained about the action.
|06/11/2007 Cellular YouTube
YouTube co-founder Steve Chen said on Saturday consumers
in many parts of the world will have access to the
popular video-sharing Web site on their mobile phones
by next year.
|06/05/2007 Catching Large
Leopards with Ringtones
Forest guards in western India are using cell phones
with ringtones of cows mooing, goats bleating and
roosters crowing to attract leopards that have wandered
into human settlements, officials said on Monday.
But rather than use methods such as live bait like
goats tied to trees to lure the leopards, which then
fall into large pits dug by guards, officials say
they have found a safer method to trap the cats.
|06/04/2007 Cell Phones
Used in Earth Quake Warnings
Cell phones in Japan could soon provide a vital warning
seconds ahead of a major earthquake. Japans three
largest cellular carriers, NTT DoCoMo Inc., KDDI Corp.
and Softbank Mobile Corp., plan to develop a way to
automatically funnel alerts to cell phones from a
new government advance warning system, which went
into operation last year.
|06/04/2007 Motorola Cutting
Motorola will cut an additional 4,000 jobs as the
mobile phone maker tries to cope with tough global
|06/04/2007 SMS Haults
A Chinese city has halted construction of a chemical
plant after residents sent more than 1 million mobile
phone text messages protesting possible pollution
dangers, news reports said Thursday.
|06/03/2007 Prince Free
on Mobile Phones
Prince is giving away the first single from an upcoming
album to cell phone users as the rock star, who is
also launching a perfume, looks to create a buzz around
his Planet Earth album, due out in weeks.
Similar to David Bowie's involvement with a Nokia
phone launch last year and Paul McCartneys plan to
publish an album through Starbucks, Prince's latest
stunt is part of a trend for long-established musicians
to try to interest new fans in their latest music
by aligning themselves with the next new thing.
|05/31/2007 Fastest Growing
Companies According to CNN
CNN rankings show another banner year for the leaders
of the tech revival. BioMed and Pharmaceuticals also
make a strong showing!
Fastest 100 Growing Companies
|05/30/2007 The 100 Best
Products of 2007
PC World editors rank the best PCs, HDTVs, components,
sites, and services. Plus: the products PC World is
looking forward to next year, and which technologies
are rising and falling.
Google Apps Premier Edition
Intel Core 2 Duo
RIM Blackberry 8800
Pioneer Elite 1080p PRO-FHD1
Infrant Technologies ReadyNAS NV
Apple Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger"
Adobe Premiere Elements 3
Samsung SyncMaster 244T
BillP Studios WinPatrol
Canonical Ubuntu 7.04
Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000
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