News Archive for 13/02/04

Choose an article from the archive listing on this page or refine your selection using the controls in the gray box below.

Yearly Archives: Archives:

2000

2001

2002

Of:  /  / 

  

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

 

BlackBerry releases first BB10-based app for iOS, Android

02/04, 10:47pm

Switcher interest in new BB smartphones said to be 'surprising'

Sensing a change in the corporate marketplace since they last ruled the roost, BlackBerry today announced the first app for iOS and Android based on a feature of their BlackBerry 10 platform called "Work Space." The app essentially allows smartphone owners to "split" their device into two profiles: a group of apps for personal use, and a group for work that can be administered remotely without interfering with the personal "side." By keeping the two sets of data separate, the solution is marketed as promoting user security.

Leaked photo reveals release date of T-Mobile LTE phones

02/04, 10:42pm

Two Samsung devices, plus BlackBerry Z10 slated for release

According to some leaked data, March 27 will see the release of several LTE handsets on US wireless carrier T-Mobile. Reportedly scheduled are the Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE, the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit on either postpaid or prepaid plans, the Galaxy S III LTE, and the BlackBerry Z10.

Dell offer nearing; board reportedly voting on deal

02/04, 10:10pm

Leveraged deal to take Dell private worth up to $24 billion

According to sources familiar with the matter, Dell's board of directors is planning to meet tonight to vote on an offer to take the company private. The offer, valued at $24 billion, would make the deal the largest leveraged buyout in five years. As reported, Silver Lake Management LLC will invest more than $1 billion in the deal, and Microsoft is injecting $2 billion. CEO Michael Dell will include his 15.7 percent share of the business, and an additional $700 million, giving him a majority stake in the company.

Reviewed: Gomadic SunVolt solar charger for portable devices

02/04, 7:44pm

New solar panel leads the latest wave of solar charging technology

Solar energy still has a ways to go for widespread adoption, despite its 'green' nature. It doesn't have a high power density, meaning that a large area of solar panels, intense sunlight, or both, is required for optimal energy generation. Plus, the panels are expensive. Reston, VA-based Gomadic Corp supplies the former Kickstarter project SunVolt Solar Charger, in an attempt to make solar charging available to the masses, at least for portable devices. Electronista checks to see if the SunVolt has worked around common issues with solar panels.

Man injured from Samsung Galaxy Note battery explosion

02/04, 7:06pm

South Korean suffers second-degree burns to thigh

A man in South Korea was injured on Saturday after his Samsung Galaxy Note exploded. The 55-year-old man apparently suffered second-degree burns to his right thigh, after the smartphone and spare battery he stored in his pants pocket suddenly ruptured and caused damage to his body and clothing.

Anonymous hacker collective outs 4,000 executives' info

02/04, 4:59pm

Reveal part of 'operation last resort' Aaron Swartz activism

Hacker collective Anonymous, in an attempt to provoke computer crime law reform in the US, has published the personal information of over 4,000 bank executives on the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center's website. The leak is part of the group's "Operation Last Resort" developed in the wake of technology maven and hacker Aaron Swartz's death, believing that the lead prosecutor in the case was less interested in justice than career advancement; the group also holds that outdated computer crime laws contributed to Swartz's suicide.

Court rejects Apple bid to fast-track ban on Samsung phones

02/04, 4:55pm

Apple must wait for three-judge panel before full examination

The Federal US Circuit Court of Appeals has turned down an Apple attempt to fast-track a ban on several Samsung phones, Reuters reports. A judge ruled against the pretrial ban last December, but Apple chose to appeal that ruling alongside one from October. Because of today's events, the appeal of the December decision will have to be considered by a three-judge panel before going to the full appeals court.

Foxconn to allow workers to elect union representatives

02/04, 4:18pm

Manufacturer responds to internal, external pressure

Asian manufacturer Foxconn will soon allow workers to elect union representatives for the first time, says UK newspaper The Telegraph. Under the arrangement, a chairman and 20 members of the Federation of Labour Unions Committee will be elected every five years. The Financial Times remarks that the current representatives weren't nominated in an open and transparent manner; over half of the committee members are in fact from management, making it easier for Foxconn executives to fight any changes they don't like.

Rumor has next iPad mini display reaching 324ppi

02/04, 3:25pm

Would make Mini display Apple's second-sharpest

The next-generation iPad mini will get a display with 324 pixels per inch, says Chinese site My Drivers. The information stems from sources at Taiwanese Apple suppliers, who say that AU Optronics is piloting production of the new tablet. The hardware is expected to use a 2048x1536 display resolution, the same as the fourth-generation 9.7-inch iPad, despite having to compress that detail onto a 7.9-inch screen.

Apple, other vendors win credit payment privacy lawsuit

02/04, 2:54pm

Companies can require addresses, phone numbers in California

Apple and other online retailers aren't breaking state law by requiring people to submit their address and phone number when making credit card payments, the California Supreme Court has ruled. The decision at least temporarily ends a proposed class action brought by David Krescent, who charged that Apple should not be able to require the extra information for iTunes purchases. Reuters reports that eBay and Walmart submitted briefs in support of Apple.

Oracle snaps up Acme Packet Inc for $2.1 billion

02/04, 2:40pm

Move intended to push adoption of IP telephony

In a bid to solidify its networking hardware business, Oracle is intending to purchase equipment manufacturer Acme Packet Inc from Bedford, MA for $2.1 billion. The deal is Oracle's largest acquisition since it purchased Sun Microsystems for $7 billion, and follows a year rife with purchases, all pointing to a greater emphasis on the hardware aspects of its business in the future.

FCC proposes free national Wi-Fi network for public use

02/04, 2:24pm

Proposal faces stiff resistance from telecommunications lobby

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed the creation of "super Wi-Fi" networks across the US. The networks, in theory would be powerful enough to allow people to access the Internet through them without needing separate coverage via a carrier, has seen a number of parties within the wireless industry lobbying against such a proposal.

Evasi0n untethered jailbreak released for iOS 6, 6.1

02/04, 1:06pm

Most iOS devices supported

The Evad3rs hacking team has released its promised jailbreaking tool for iOS 6 devices. Known as evasi0n, the software supports any version of iOS 6 through 6.1, and is available in Mac, Windows, and Linux editions. It's also untethered, meaning that it doesn't require connecting to a computer and reapplying the jailbreak if an iOS device is rebooted.

AT&T offers Unite LTE hotspot for $1 with two-year contract

02/04, 12:14pm

Hotspot has touch-screen display, ten-device limit

AT&T will be offering a second mobile hotspot with touchscreen capabilities to customers later this week. The AT&T Unite by Sierra Wireless will allow users the ability to create a ten-device Wi-Fi hotspot that uses the carrier's 4G LTE phone network, with the further option of allowing the creation of a guest network for one-time users.

Apple edges ahead of Nokia in mobile Internet usage

02/04, 11:20am

Apple edges ahead of Nokia in mobile Internet usage

Apple has surpassed Nokia for the first time in terms of global mobile Internet usage, according to web analytics firm StatCounter. During the month of January, Apple achieved a 25.86 percent share; while that's a 2.81 percent slide year-over-year, Nokia plunged 15.52 percent in the same period to 22.15 percent, giving the win to Apple. Nokia has also been beaten by Samsung, which rose 7.85 percent to a 22.69 percent share.

Briefly: RadioShack iPhone 5 promo, Model A Raspberry Pi

02/04, 11:07am

RadioShack discounts iPhone 5 purchases

RadioShack has started a new promotion that allows customers to save $25 on the purchase of an AT&T or Sprint iPhone 5. The promotion will run until February 14 and applies to both new purchases and hardware upgrades for any iPhone 5 model. In addition to this deal, RadioShack's Trade and Save program is also offering up to $250 to customers who choose to trade in a working iPhone 4S, or as much as $150 for a working iPhone 4.

Nokia willing to consider Android for tablet, claims Elop

02/04, 10:41am

Operating system decision forces Nokia to 'consider any option'

Nokia is willing to "consider any option" in choosing an operating system for a tablet, according to CEO Stephen Elop. Both Android and Windows will be looked at in a tablet's development, claimed Elop in an interview, though the company will primarily look towards Windows as it's tablet OS of choice.

Three UK to offer 4G LTE access without extra charges

02/04, 7:38am

Existing 3G-service customers to access 4G LTE when rolled out

British carrier Three is planning to offer 4G service without requiring any changes to existing contracts, including those with an unlimited data allowance. Customers will be able to access the 4G signal on current 3G contracts without needing to pay a premium or lose any of their existing data allowance, so long as they are using smartphones capable of connecting to it, and are in an area covered by the signal.

BLU Products rolls out Quattro Tegra 3-powered devices

02/04, 6:24am

BLU Products tackling off contract market with Quattro handsets

Latin-owned BLU Products has rolled out its new line of quad-core based smartphones running Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The Quattro 4.5, Quattro 4.5 HD and Quattro 5.7 HD all center on large displays of 4.5-inches and up to 5.7-inches, while all run Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean.' BLU Products is targetting the lineup at the unlocked market, pricing the products accordingly.

Ofcom to consider allowing 4G services on existing spectrum

02/04, 6:09am

UK carriers may be allowed to roll out 4G LTE outside of auction

United Kingdom telecommunications regulator Ofcom is considering the prospect of allowing carriers to reuse existing spectrum for LTE-based services, such as those offered by EE. Such a proposal from Ofcom would potentially offer more spectrum for the faster network services than its current 4G spectrum auction could provide, with little in the way of extra licensing cost for phone networks.

MS Surface Pro turns up at retail, on display-only

02/04, 5:50am

MS Surface Pro reaches retailers ahead of its February 9 launch

The Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro has started appearing in retail stores in the US and Canada. However, the long-awaited Wintel notebook-tablet hybrid is cannot be purchased until its official on sale date of February 9. In the meantime, customers will be able to get their hands on the device and consider handing over the $899 (64GB) or $999 (128GB) that Microsoft is asking to the devices.

HP launches Pavilion 14, first Google-powered Chromebook

02/04, 5:15am

HP Pavilion 14, first HP with the Google Chrome OS

HP has created its first Chromebook, the Pavillion 14. The new web-based notebook joins similar offerings including the Google Chromebook from Samsung and the C7 from Acer. While HP is charging a premium for its device, it is quick to point to the additional 2-inches of diagonal screen real estate offered by its 14-inch display as a selling point.

Electronista Sponsor

Electronista Newsletter

Free Technology and Gadgets Newsletter

  • We will not share your email address with anyone.

    toggle

    Most Popular

    Sponsor

    Recent Reviews

    Logitech Hyperion Fury mouse

    Selecting the correct gaming mouse comes down to finding a device that balances the needs of a user with a price they can afford. Ofte ...

    Life n Soul BM211 Bluetooth speaker

    Bluetooth speakers aren't only for listening to some music at the park or on a long bus ride, but can also be built with tablets in mi ...

    Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

    With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the din ...

    Sponsor

    toggle

    Most Commented

     
    toggle

    Popular News