Categories: iPhone

Google Buys AdMob in Bid to Boost Mobile Ads

Posted by: Rob Hof on November 09

In its third-largest acquisition to date, Google announced it’s buying AdMob, a provider of mobile ad technologies, for $750 million in stock. The purchase, announced this morning, could give the…

Rhapsody, and Subscription Music, Come to the iPhone

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on September 09

There was a little bit of iPod news that Steve Jobs neglected to mention at Apple’s big music event Sept.9. Subscription music in the form of RealNetworks’ Rhapsody has come…

MMS Comes to AT&T iPhones Sept. 25

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on September 03

AT&T said that multimedia messaging would be available on the iPhone this summer. The company has just admitted the its going to miss the deadline, but only by four days….

Metatools Returns from the Dead with iPhone App

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on July 28

MetaTools, a hot software company back in the early days of desktop computer graphics, has reappeared with Goo, an iPhone version of a once-popular desktop app that allows fun manipulation…

Why iPhone Navigation Is Expensive

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on June 19

Surprise and even some anger erupted among iPhone fans when they learned that the navigation app, Gokivo from Networks in Motion, would require a $10 monthly subsciption. It’s the first…

AT&T Yields to Critics, Eases iPhone Upgrade Rules

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on June 17

After being pounded for a week by iPhone fans who want a discounted iPhone 3G S and want it right now, AT&T has retreated from its original upgrade pricing rules….

Relief Is on the Way for Bay Area AT&T Customers

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on June 15

Long suffering AT&T wireless customers in the San Francisco Bay area, including legions of iPhone users, are going to get some badly needed relief this fall. The company plans a…

Asus Takes on the iPhone

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on February 04

A year ago, GPS device-maker Garmin announced with some fanfare that it was developing a touch-screen phone that doubles as a location-based personal navigation device. It was beginning to smell…

How Broad Is Dell’s Brand?

Posted by: Aaron Ricadela on January 30

The latest reports that Dell is eyeing the smart phone market also beg the question whether any foray into consumer electronics—now or in the future—can successfully expand its portfolio. A…

Good Enough Technology: My New $30 TV

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 14

It so happened that my rather old TV decided to die on the second day of the Olympics, the one sports event my wife cannot do without. So I…

Six Questions (So Far) About the New iPhone

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 09

Now that I’m out of Steve Jobs’ famous reality distortion field, I have a few questions about the iPhone 3G announcement. But please add your own as well, since you…

Liveblogging Steve Jobs’ Keynote: New $199 3G iPhone

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 09

Wireless gods permitting, I’ll be liveblogging Steve Jobs’ keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference from Moscone Center in San Francisco, along with about a gazillion other press. It begins shortly,…

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