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AP Kicks Hyphens to the Curb: 'Email' and 'Cellphone' Now Real Words

As it did last year around this time, the Associated Press is making some tech-term related changes to its style guide. Hence forth 'e-mail' will be 'email,' 'cell phone' will be 'cellphone' and 'smart phone' will be 'smartphone.' Game-changing? No. But it's interesting to see the language evolve. The terms are no longer merely abbreviations for things like electronic mail or cellular telephone --...

HP to Purchase Palm to Revitalize its Smartphone Future

It's no secret that, despite garnering tons of hype, Palm's Web OS was simply too little and too late in the game to compete with smart phone powerhouses. Maybe it was the super creepy ads. Maybe it was the questionable exclusivity deal it struck with Sprint. Whatever the straw was that broke the proverbial camel's back, Palm has found itself trailing far behind in the mobile OS wars. Rumors had...

Dvorak Typists Complain About the State of Smartphone Keyboards

Geeks will endlessly argue about a number of things (e.g., Captain Kirk vs. Captain Picard, 'Lord of the Rings' vs. 'Harry Potter,' 'Star Wars' vs. 'Star Trek,' and QWERTY vs. Dvorak). Dvorak is an alternative keyboard layout (as opposed to QWERTY) that was designed in the '30s by August Dvorak (no relation to Ol' Cranky Pants) in order to allow faster typing. While Dvorak is not as widely known...

Simple Text Messages Can Be Used to Steal Data

Some phones today can have pretty dramatic security functions; case in point, the iPhone will erase itself if you screw up entering your password 10 times in a row. Unfortunately, all a hacker really needs to bypass your password and take over your phone is a simple text message. In a series of proof-of-concept videos posted on YouTube, Dan Dearing (Vice President of marketing at Trust Digital)...

Want a New Smartphone? Wait Two Months.

The Silicon Alley Insider is doling out a bit of advice that we heartily endorse: "Don't buy a smartphone until June." It's not like there aren't any quality offerings on the market right now. In fact, if you really want a Windows Mobile phone (though we're not sure why you would), there's no need to wait. Go get one now. But be warned that, come June, there will be a whole host of new handsets...

First Look: Nokia's Touchscreen-Enabled N97

We are so tired of touchscreens, especially since most of 'em don't really work that well, but we were certainly curious to see the touchscreen on the Nokia N97, which was shown off last night at a small gathering in New York. The N97's 3.5-inch, 16:9 touchscreen (think iPhone) slides up at an angle to reveal a handy QWERTY keyboard that essentially gives you the best of both worlds (sort of...

Could Your iPhone or BlackBerry Ever Replace Your Laptop?

Computers are progressively getting smaller -- at this point it's a good chance that your cell phone is more powerful than the machines used to send the Apollo missions to the moon. The move from desktops to laptops occurred first in the workplace, and the shift towards smaller and lighter laptops has been primarily driven by business users. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that some...

35% of Business Travelers Would Choose BlackBerry Over Spouse

We're a little frightened to find out how many of you out there would choose your BlackBerry over your spouse. A new survey from StudyLogic finds that over 35-percent of business travelers would choose the ol' CrackBerry over their significant other. Additionally, 87-percent of those surveyed said they brought their smart phones and BlackBerrys into the bedroom with them. It appears business...

Smart Phones a Bigger Security Risk Than Laptops, Survey Says

Laptops have long been a top concern for Information Technology (IT) security experts, but recent surveys have shown that the newest top priority is securing smart phones, such as BlackBerrys and even iPhones. According to the survey conducted by data protection supplier Credant Technologies, a whopping 94-percent of senior IT staff fear that smart phones and PDAs present a security risk. That...

Google Announces gPhone? Not Quite.

Well after months, -- nay, years of rumors the Google Phone (or gPhone) is upon us... almost. On a conference call this afternoon, Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google; Andy Rubin founder of Danger, the company behind the Sidekick and founder of Android, a mobile software company gobbled up by Google; and representatives of Motorola, HTC, T-Mobile, and many others revealed an open-source mobile platform...

Daylight Savings Wreaks Havoc On Gadgets, or Does It?

Don't forget that this coming Sunday, Daylight Savings Time ends. Hopefully, you got your software fixes back in February or March before the clocks changed last Spring. Some predicted the Daylight Savings changes signed into law in 2005 by President Bush would result in a mini-Y2K. And they were right, just as when the the year changed from 1999 to 2000, nothing of much note occurred. There...

Handy List of Cell Phone-Friendly Web Sites

Finding Web sites that look good on the substandard Web browsers and screens of most PDAs and PDA phones (read: Treos, Windows Mobile devices, and BlackBerrys) is a challenge. Thankfully, mobile-obsessed blogger Brian Cantoni has produced a quick and easy list of Web sites specially designed for the small screen. He even breaks them down into simple categories. And, of course, the list itself...

Sprint Getting Updated Palm 800w Handset

Gizmodo is reporting that Sprint will be getting an updated Windows Mobile based handset, the Palm 800w. There is no indication whether the new phone will be an improvement, form-factor-wise, on the clunky 700wx (pictured, right), form factor will be receiving any improvements, but the 800w's leaked specs appear to be impressive. As is to be expected, the handset will feature Windows Mobile 6,...

Mo Rocca Unveils iFido

TV personality Mo Rocca has announced the release of a new tech product, iFido. It wirelessly sends and receives messages, provides audible meeting reminders and loves its owner unconditionally. Watch the video to see why your PDA/smart phone might soon be history. From News Bloggers Related Links: Palm Launches Stripped-Down Laptop Mini David Spade, CrackBerry Addict ...