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Google demands veto on OEM Android changes, stretches definition of 'open source'

Google, according to reports from "a dozen executives working at key companies in the Android ecosystem" is finally locking down the open source and easily-fragmented Android operating system. As it currently stands, Google hands over the 'final' code for each version of Android, and OEMs and developers then spend some time customizing the OS to fit their hardware, and to create a unique an...

What are mobile web users doing? Social networking

A new mobile metrics company called GroundTruth has just posted a statistic on their blog showing that well over half (61%) of mobile online page views are to social networking sites. While anecdotally I've noticed that most of the people I see pecking away at their phone's keyboard are doing so on Facebook or Twitter, GroundTruth is including a number of lesser-known social networking sites in th...

WPTouch makes WordPress blogs look better on touch mobile devices

While most touch mobile devices like the iPhone render web pages surprisingly well, sometimes they are slow to load and difficult to read. Blogs, in particular, with their wide text areas tend to become difficult to read on small screens. If you run a WordPress blog, there's an option available to you called WPTouch. WPTouch is a theme package plugin that allows your blog to render a completely se...

We are all pretty addicted to email, we know

If you have a device that pulls in email, like a Blackberry or a spankin new iPhone, a new study shows that you are addicted to email. And those rates have doubled since 2004. As email has become more accessible on devices many consumers are taking advantage of the fact they can check email whenever they want. AOL together with the Opinion Research Corporation who put the study together said that ...

Windows Mobile Device Center 6 officially launches

Thursday Windows Mobile officially launched Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) for Windows Vista. This newest version Windows Mobile Device Center is compatible with Windows Mobile 2003 devices and later and can be downloaded from the Windows Mobile website. WMDC 6 is currently available for Vista Ultimate, Enterprise, Business, Home Premium, and Home Basic. Microsoft recommends un-install...

Google Video for mobile devices

Can't seem to get Google Video on your phone or mobile device? There's nothing like being able to search for a video, download it and watch it when you are bored. But what happens when you are on the road, and just have your phone? Well, as long as your mobile device has a XHTML browser, some nice storage space, a relatively fast connection, and an application that plays AVI or MP4 formats, you ar...

Stay informed with 4INFO mobile search

Getting up to the minute news and accessing information on your mobile device is great. Always being up to date by accessing all the hottest news, sports, movies, flights, and your package deliveries are great features to have on a mobile device. One company that provides this mobile service is 4INFO. Through downloading the 4INFO search application onto your mobile device, you are presented with...

Preparing laptops and data for flight

Getting on a flight is such a hassle these days. There are so many security checks and inspections to go through which is good, but then they hit our mobile devices. Now, we can't even bring our mobile devices on flights! How can we assure that our data is secure? And our laptops don't get stolen? K.C. Jones discovered some advice from security providers on how to travel with electronic devices. ...

OrbitzTLC Mobile Access

Orbitz is cranking out a new mobile access service called OrbitzTLC Mobile Access this Wednesday. The new service will allow for travelers to see their itineraries on their mobile devices. The new service will also allow travelers to check the status of their flights and look for last minute hotel deals. This looks like a great new service offering from Orbitz, making it as simple as pie for consu...

Customizing a Google Homepage for your Mobile Device

Google now offers a way to customize the information you want to receive on your mobile device. It is generally the same as the Google Personalized Homepage, with less feed choices. The Mobile Device personal homepage is pretty easy to setup. Simply click the "+Add to my phone" for your desired feed. To reorganize the order in which you want read the feeds on your device, simply drag and drop t...