Apple Announces Long Rumored iPad

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Yesterday, Steve Jobs of Apple announced what has yet to be one of the greatest pieces of technology since the iPhone, the iPad. Which looks a lot like an iPhone or iTouch, but much larger. The iPad has a 9.7-inch touch screen making it easier for you to answer those emails, surf the web, look at photos or even watch movies.  For being much larger you would be surprise that the iPad only weights 1.5 pounds and is 0.5 inches thick with the same slight curve as the iPhone and iTouch making it easier to hold on to. Read more

Skype For Mobile Devices

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Looking for the best way to handle business conferences or meetings? Well, here’s the solution to your problem, Skype. With Skype you can send text messages directly from Skype to mobile devices, also forward calls, or set up an online number for a colleague to make a local call from their personal device to your Skype no matter where you are. With a PAY AS YOU GO plan you have access to landlines and video calls or with a Monthly plan your able to have unlimited calls to landlines in over 40 countries worldwide and Skype is free for Skype to Skype users.

Setting up a conference or meeting on Skype VoIP (Voice over IP) gives you the ability to talk Skype to Skype and add in a third party or a few others by calling their office or mobile device.  Using Skype on your computer allows you to talk and message in a chat room with your colleagues during your conference or meeting. Read more

Speck Shows Off iPhone Protection at CES

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Speck arrived in style at CES in Las Vegas.  They had a huge exhibit featuring Dance Dance Revolution and FREE beer to catch your attention.  Speck outdid themselves having many new styles and colors of cases for your iPhone like the CandyShell and SeeThru cases for the iTouch. Speck really stood out with its unique designs.

The iPhone CandyShell is a flexible soft rubber case that is durable with a soft colorful rubberized interior. CandyShell keeps your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS safe from all those little bumps and knocks, while the shiny outer hard shell protects it from scratches. Read more

CES: 2010

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Just got back from CES and we have a lot to report. We are taking our time to provide in-depth coverage of all things mobile that was presented at CES and ShowStoppers. Keep an eye out for some great product reviews and giveaways.

Nexus One

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Google was the talk of the mobile technology industry today. If you Google, Google today you will be flooded with stories on the Nexus One. Google released the much anticipated Nexus One; which is a Google designed Android based smartphone.

Google could not have picked a better week to release its new venture into the smartphone market. The start of a new year and the International Consumer Electronics Show being hosted in Las Vegas amount to a perfect time to roll out the Nexus One. Read more

Five iPhone Applications We Recommend

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Looking for the perfect application to keep your business running smooth right from your iPhone? The iTunes App Store has just what you’re looking for with applications to assist you on a daily basis.  Below is 5 applications members of our staff have used and rely on. Read more

BlackBerry Messenger The Root Cause Of BlackBerry Outage

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RIM released a statement this morning blaming the almost 14 hour outage on a few versions of BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) that they released over the last few weeks.

In a brief statement this morning RIM stated:

A service interruption occurred Tuesday that affected BlackBerry customers in the Americas. Message delivery was delayed or intermittent during the service interruption. Phone service and SMS services on BlackBerry smartphones were unaffected. Root cause is currently under review, but based on preliminary analysis, it currently appears that the issue stemmed from a flaw in two recently released versions of BlackBerry Messenger (versions 5.0.0.55 and 5.0.0.56) that caused an unanticipated database issue within the BlackBerry infrastructure. RIM has taken corrective action to restore service. Read more

BlackBerry Network Once Again Down As North America Experiences Data Outage

rimbbAnother day, another BlackBerry outage. RIM (Research In Motion) once known for a very stable network seems to be slowly failing its users in failure after failure. Today BlackBerry users were once again hit with another data outage in North America that effected BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), web browsing and most applications. Since this started earlier today it appears email is now being affected.

This outage once again coincided with the release of a new BlackBerry Messenger release version 5.0.0.57. Which on a side note you can download here, once you get service restored. Read more