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Citigroup: 360,000 credit cards compromised in recent hack

June 16th, 2011

Remember Citigroup’s recent security breach? The firm originally said that 200,000 accounts — 1% of its customers — were compromised, but now Citi is going on record and saying that hackers gained access to a total of “360,083 North America Citi-branded credit cards.” Unfortunately, the company hasn’t provided any details on how the attack occurred, …

iWork for iPhone hands-on

May 31st, 2011

Apple announced that their popular iWork suite of apps are now compatible on iPhone and iPod touch devices a little earlier today, and you know we had to get up close and personal with them. For starters, the apps are full versions of the existing app that ran on the iPad, and even from browsing …

Apple iWork now available for iPhone and iPod touch

May 31st, 2011

Apple on Tuesday officially announced that its iWork productivity applications, including Keynote, Pages, and Numbers, are now available for the iPhone and iPod touch. Apple has completely redesigned the applications to take advantage of iOS’s multitouch features. “Now you can use Keynote, Pages, and Numbers on iPhone and iPod touch to create amazing presentations, documents, …

Analyst pegs PlayBook opening day sales at 45,000

April 21st, 2011

Not a bad start for Research In Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet according to Jeffries & Co. analyst Peter Misek. According to a recent research note, Misek estimates that the Canadian mobile giant sold 25,000 PlayBook tablets during the online pre-order period and another 20,000 on opening day. “If correct, 45K+ sell through on the first …

Have you ported your number to Google Voice?

January 28th, 2011

Now that Google has finally brought incoming number portability to its Google Voice service, we wanted to ask: how many of you have taken advantage of the new feature? It’s a difficult call to make and many people have reached out to us to ask us what our thoughts on it. Since you’re porting your …

Mobile broadband to reach 1 billion users in 2011

January 12th, 2011

We are moving towards a more wireless world and Ericsson, the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile network equipment, has reaffirmed that fact with some cold, hard statistics. “During the course of 2010, a significant milestone in terms of mobile broadband subscriptions was reached as their number surpassed the half-a-billion mark globally,” said Ericsson. The company …

Barnes & Noble: NOOK ‘biggest best seller’ in company history; selling more digital books than physical books on BN.com

December 30th, 2010

Just three days after Amazon announced that its Kindle e-reader had become the best-selling product of all-time on the company’s website, Barnes & Noble has issued a similar quip. “With millions of NOOK eReading devices sold, the line has become the company’s biggest bestseller ever in its nearly 40-year history,” reads a press release. “The …

Android dominates Verizon smartphone sales; BlackBerry tanks

December 10th, 2010

Investment research firm ITG has been investigating the sales figures from Verizon Wireless and it has come up with a pretty interesting find: the vast majority of smartphones sold by Verizon Wireless are Android handsets. That fact, while pertinent, is not all that shocking. What is shocking is this: in October of 2009, BlackBerrys accounted for 93% …

AT&T expecting "record numbers" in Q3

September 21st, 2010

Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s CEO, recently spoke at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia XIX Conference and said, ” We’re on pace to set a record for integrated devices.” That’s pretty amazing considering the fierce competition Verizon Wireless and Sprint have been giving each other. Stephenson went on to detail that the iPhone 4, the BlackBerry Torch, and …

Nielsen: Bing overtakes Yahoo! as #2 search provider in U.S.

September 14th, 2010

According to research firm Nielsen, Microsoft’s Bing search engine has overtaken Yahoo! as the second most-used search engine in the United States. There is, however, a little catch. Nielsen’s numbers, which are for August of 2010, only count what they are calling “intentional searchs” and do not include contextual or slideshows searches. The company pegs Yahoo!’s U.S. search …