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Boost Mobile to offer $50 unlimited iDEN plan starting January 22nd

January 15th, 2009

Sprint’s Boost Mobile will launch a new “Monthly Unlimited” plan that includes unlimited minutes, unlimited text messaging, wireless Web and PTT services for $50 per month. The new low cost plan severely undercuts pretty much every competitive unlimited offering and is expected to snag consumers who are looking for a low cost alternative. Even though …

Internet Explorer market share continues to slide, Firefox still climbing

January 2nd, 2009

According to data from market research firm Net Applications, Microsoft’s web browser market share has dropped below 70 percent in the month of November. Yes, 70 percent is still an overwhelming majority but considering Internet Explorer is said to have peaked with close to 95 percent of the market, this new data represents yet another …

Skyfire beta updated; one step closer to the real, real web on mobiles

November 22nd, 2008

Skyfire pitches its like-named mobile browser beta with the tag line, “The PC web. On your phone. Real fast.” Simple yet poignant. Many companies make similar claims yet fail to deliver. Apple, for example, had a long commercial run highlighting the iPhone’s ability to display real webpages. That’s nice and all, but try to download …

Strands mobile comes to Nokia, BGR has invites

November 20th, 2008

It looks like Strands on the go isn’t just for iPhones anymore. We’ve covered the Strands team’s work before – you know, the guys behind MyStrands Social Player and a variety of recommendation-based services. Strands has not-so-secretly been working on a social networking showcase of its recommendation technology for a while now and not too …

Microsoft joins the mile high club, embraces the cloud

October 29th, 2008

It seems like it has been forever since Google first unveiled its Google Docs online productivity suite and popularized the concept of working in the cloud, so to speak. Sure it was embraced by many, businesses around the world were generally hesitant to stray from the addiction that Microsoft Office has become. Since then, a …

T-Mobile to potentially open up T-Zones

September 26th, 2008

T-Mobile director of handset innovation Saj Sahar hinted earlier this week that T-Mobile T-zones would be relaunched and rebranded into something similar to “Web n’ Walk”. Available only in Europe, Web n’ Walk allows full Internet access on any T-Mobile phone. Novel concept, huh? Novel at least for T-Mobile who, as part of their T-Zones …

Microsoft Confirms IE 8 ‘Pr0n Mode’, Real Name Slightly More Diplomatic

August 27th, 2008

Recent Internet Explorer 8 rumors being tossed around the Web loosely outlined what bloggers referred to as “porn mode”. Basically this new functionality would allow users to easily enable and disable a strict privacy policy, disallowing all cookies and disabling browsing history, search history, and form data / password memory. Microsoft has finally confirmed that …

Schmap Enters Public Beta

August 8th, 2008

This, people, is a smart service. Schmap, provider of interactive online maps with guide and tourism info, has just pushed an innovative iPhone-friendly solution into public beta. The service allows users to quickly and easily publish iPhone-friendly contact details with a map on their websites. When we say “Quickly and easily” we mean it. First …

Firefox Download Day a Success Despite Hurdles

June 19th, 2008

Well, Firefox Download Day was nothing if not eventful. First and foremost, Mozilla appears to have succeeded in breaking the Guinness World Record for most software downloads in a 24-hour period as well as surpassing its lofty 5 million-download target for the the day. Not everything was rainbows and butterflies for Mozilla however. The first …

It’s Firefox Download Day; Download Firefox!

June 17th, 2008

Considering all that Mozilla has done for us – displaced Internet Explorer by giving us what is arguably the best and most versatile web browsing experience, for free – the least we can do is help them out when they ask us for help. What is it they want us to do? Download the latest …