Amazon Kindles its love for the iPad

Amazon has unwrapped a special edition of its Kindle e-book shop and reader application for Apple's long-awaited iPad.

Google bows to concerns over user privacy

Following persistent concern over privacy, Google is working on a plug-in allowing users to opt out of having their activity monitored by Google Analytics.

IRS still failing to keep taxpayer information secure

Despite warnings, the IRS is continuing to put taxpayer information at risk, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.

Firm promises professional-quality photos - from a cellphone

A California start-up has developed a new image sensor technology that it says can improve cellphone camera performance by four times.

Verizon reiterates LTE push

Ahead of next week's CTIA Wireless show, the annual event put together by the mobile phone trade group, Verizon has confirmed that it is on track to bring its next-gen mobile network to the US next year.

iPad app developers focus on tablet games

A recent study conducted by mobile research company Flurry Analytics has found that 44 percent of apps currently being tested for the Apple iPad fall into the crowded games category.

Microsoft wants OS redesign for multicore processors

A Microsoft kernel expert has proposed that developers "rethink" the basic architecture of current operating systems to fully exploit the benefits of multicore chips.

Alleged Blackberry OS 6 screenshots hit the 'Net

Blackberry Leaks has obtained a number of images that appear to depict an unknown device running OS 6.0.

Ambidextrous System-On-Chip spotted in the wild

NComputing has introduced a $20 "ambidextrous" System-On-Chip (SoC) that is expected to bring advanced virtualization capabilities to multiple mobile-based platforms.

Developer unlocks Windows Phone 7 emulator

An intrepid developer has managed to successfully unlock Microsoft's recently released Windows Phone 7 emulator. 

iPhone and Blackberry take their deadly toll on Palm

Shares of Palm plummeted on Friday as the mobile phone manufacturer warned revenue for the current quarter would total far less than Wall Street had originally expected.

Opera downloads double following new Choice Screen

Opera says it's more than doubled its browser downloads following Microsoft's forced introduction of the Choice Screen in Europe.

Switch from Microsoft Exchange says Google

Google wants you to ‘exchange’ your Microsoft Exchange software for its own Google apps, and is making it ever easier to make the switch with a new Google Apps Migration service.

Payola hits iPhone app review market?

Start-up app review websites need money to sustain themselves, and independent app developers need exposure. What happens when those two things mix?

Electronics nerd controls '69 Pontiac GTO with Apple iPod

A self-described electronics nerd has designed a system known as "RedEye" to remotely control his '69 Pontiac's ignition, radio and doors with an iPod Touch.

Mingleverse enhances online meetings with Groups feature

Mingleverse has introduced a new feature to enhance online meetings in its flash-based virtual world. 
The feature - dubbed "Groups" - is designed to bridge vast geographic distances for teachers, businesses and social entities.

FTC slams Google over Buzz snafu

The Federal Trade Commissioner has harshly criticized Google’s controversial launch of its Buzz social networking service.

Secpoint cracks WPA keys with Portable Penetrator

Secpoint has introduced a new "portable penetrator" that offers browser-based wireless vulnerability scanning of large networks across hundreds of IP addresses simultaneously.

GM develops HUD system for vehicle windshields

General Motors (GM) is developing a HUD (Head-Up Display) system to project images generated by compact ultra violet lasers directly onto the windshield of a vehicle.

Amazon launches Kindle for the Mac, promises iPad version soon

Amazon has finally launched Kindle for the Mac, filling a rather noticeable gap in the list of supported devices, and is promising a proper version for the iPad soon.