Faster Forward: Mobile


Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Lazy battery testing: Android and iPhone standby time

How long will a smartphone run if it’s left to its own devices?

By Rob Pegoraro  |  07:51 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mobile

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Google to limit carriers’ Android flexibility. Good.

Google is fed up with the humiliating alterations its Android operating system has been subjected to by wireless carriers.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  04:37 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mobile, Tablets

Posted at 06:46 AM ET, 03/28/2011

PostPoints tip: Android’s ‘long press’ menus

Just as Mac OS X and Windows feature “contextual” menus, available with a right-click of the mouse, Android programs often have an equivalent “long press” menu.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  06:46 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tips, Mobile

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/14/2011

IE, Safari, iPhone, BlackBerry fall at Pwn2Own; Chrome, Firefox, Android, Windows Phone 7 escape

Pwn2Own — an annual computer-security contest in which researchers vie to win cash prizes and computer hardware by exploiting Web browsers — ended last week, and the results may surprise you.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Faster Forward, Apple, Security, Windows, Mobile

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Talking to Twitter about spam, marketing, memory and more

SAN FRANCISCO -- I wrapped up a busy day here Wednesday by stopping by Twitter's offices, all of two blocks from the stage occupied by Apple earlier at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. I wanted to ask the management about a few issues I've been curious about and...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  10:59 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Digital culture, Mobile, Social media

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Apple slashes original iPad price by $100

Apple, which announced the second-generation of its iPad tablet today has slashed the price of its predecessor, undoubedly hoping to clear out stock.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets, Mobile

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Report: RIM's PlayBook to launch April 10?

According to a report from Boy Genius Report, Research in Motion (RIM) is planning an April 10 launch for the Blackberry Playbook.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:25 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  BlackBerry, CES 2011, Google, Mobile, RIM, Sprint, Tablets

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 03/01/2011

Verizon will introduce tiered data plans this summer

In a speech to investors on Tuesday, Verizon chief financial officer Fran Shammo said that the company will introduce tiered data plans this summer.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:52 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets, Mobile, Shopping

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Apple COO adds fuel to the cheap iPhone rumor

In a meeting with Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi last week, Apple's Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, dropped hints that Apple is planning a cheaper iPhone.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:01 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Apple, Gadgets, Mobile

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 03/01/2011

RIM to put near-field communications in 'virtually all' its tech

Time to learn a new acronym. NFC, or near-field communications, is popping up on the lips of some of the tech industry's top players and it likely won't be long before consumers see it in their favorite products.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:56 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Apple, Mobile, Shopping

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/01/2011

T-Mobile to sink Sidekick on May 31

T-Mobile surprised almost nobody by quietly moving to sideline the Sidekick, the formerly innovative line of phones it launched back in 2002 -- and which can rightly be regarded as Android's evolutionary ancestor. The Sidekick's life will end May 31, when T-Mobile plans to shut down the over-the-air service that...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Mobile