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Yahoo builds app to search for new smartphone apps

Undoubtedly, most of us have heard the phrase, "There's an app for that," whether it be serious or just in jest. But finding the app with the functionality we're looking for might not be easy. Now Yahoo has an app for that.

June 16, 2011

Google enhances Maps for Android and iPhone browsers

Google has updated its mobile browser-based mapping service, to bring it more in line with dedicated Google Maps apps for Android and iPhone.According to a blog post on Friday by Google software engineer Alireza Ali, users of those smartphone platforms are now able to see their current location — after agreeing to transmit such information to Google — and search for nearby locations with suggest and autocomplete.

May 23, 2011 by

Yahoo blames Microsoft for Windows Phone 7 data bug

Microsoft's implementation of email retrieval settings on Windows Phone 7 is to blame for Yahoo Mail customers using unexpectedly large amounts of data on that smartphone platform, Yahoo has said.In the latest twist to the search for culpability over the issue — some users have been consuming 25 times the data that should be needed to retrieve Yahoo Mail emails on Windows Phone 7 handsets — Yahoo said on Wednesday that Microsoft was responsible.

February 2, 2011 by

Gartner: Nokia needs a European Steve Jobs

Nokia is on the lookout for a replacement for current chief executive, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, according to an online report posted today.The report, published in the Wall Street Journal Online, cites "people familiar with the matter" as the source of the information and suggests that it is Nokia's failure to make an impact on the smartphone market that is behind the Finnish company's search for a new CEO.

July 20, 2010 by

T-Mobile web2go to replace T-Zones and add new download marketplace

In addition to the disappointing increase in data rates for voice customers, T-Mobile also introduced their new web2go service. The web2go service is designed to make it easier to view and browse the internet from your feature phone and select smartphone. Yahoo! oneSearch is being used for the mobile search engine and the service also gives you access to the new T-Mobile store front that was talked about a few months ago. It sounds like the web2go service is a proxy service since T-Mobile states that customers can visit virtually any website from even a feature phone and be able to view and navigate the page.

November 19, 2008 by

Can mobile shopping apps help you offset & justify your new phone purchase?

I was reading the new article on the New York Times related to using your mobile phone for shopping comparison functions that may save you money and in the end even help offset the cost of your new smartphone. In particular, the T-Mobile G1 has a couple of bar code scanning/shopping comparison applications available to help you get the best price. While the G1 is getting all of the attention for this capability, there are also other shopping applications that may be quite helpful that require you to enter search terms using your phone's QWERTY keyboard or keypad.

November 5, 2008 by

Is Dell going to announce plans for a Google Android device at Mobile World Congress?

It has been rumored off and on through the last few years that Dell was going to launch a Windows Mobile Smartphone as a natural evolution of its foray into the PDA market with the popular Dell Axim devices. Needless to say, those Dell smartphones never arrived and the rumors just remained rumors. Well, the rumor now is that Dell may launch an Android device in partnership with Google. We already know that HTC, Motorola, and other manufacturers are onboard with the Open Handset Alliance and it is big news to hear that Dell may be joining them.

January 30, 2008 by

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