Articles by Wendy Li

FCC Proposal could Help Dish Wireless Plan

Communications regulators proposed on Wednesday a path for making satellite airwaves available for mobile broadband use, a rulemaking that could help Dish Network Corp launch a wireless cellular network.

Wal-Mart to Offer Angry Birds Merchandise, Clues

The maker of the hit mobile game Angry Birds has struck a deal with Wal-Mart (WMT.N) to embed clues to a new version of the game in merchandise sold in Wal-Mart stores, hoping to drive Angry Birds fans into the stores, and shoppers to the game.

HP to Merge Printer, PC Arms in Revamp: Sources

Hewlett Packard Co CEO Meg Whitman plans to combine the computing giant's PC and printing divisions in a major internal overhaul intended to spur combined sales of hardware to customers, two sources familiar with the move told Reuters.

Apple's iPad Throws off much more Heat: Tests

Apple Inc's new iPad throws off a lot more heat than the previous version, lending weight to complaints on Internet forums that the hot-selling tablet computer could get uncomfortably warm after heavy use, an influential consumer watchdog found after running tests.

Cisco to Secure Employees' Personal Devices

Cisco Systems (CSCO.O) is expanding its services to enable companies to manage and secure private mobile devices used by employees at work, aiming to benefit from the trend widely known as BYOD or Bring Your Own Device.

Adobe Revenue Slows ahead of Upgrades, Shares Fall

Adobe Systems Inc, maker of Photoshop and Acrobat software, said revenue growth slowed as sales of its widely used Creative Suite software fell, missing its forecasts, ahead of widely anticipated product launches this quarter.

Apple's Cook Finally Shares $98 Billion Cache

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook, moving swiftly after taking over from late Silicon Valley icon Steve Jobs, fulfilled a longstanding desire of investors by initiating a quarterly dividend and share buyback that will pay out $45 billion over three years.

New Verizon iPad Can Work with AT&T Network

If you have purchased a Verizon iPad Wi-Fi + 4G LTE, you will get a pleasant surprise at the same time, at least for now - you can also surf the web on AT&T’s network on your Verizon iPad, although the tech giant could have opted to restrict the device's operation on other networks.

Sprint Backs Out of Network Deal with LightSquared, Returns $65 Million

Wireless carrier Sprint has called off its spectrum-hosting deal with would-be LTE operator LightSquared, following unresolved issues the latter had with the FCC. The satellite portion of LightSquared’s operations has been nearly wiped out by government regulators, because it interfered with GPS signals. As part of the termination process, Sprint is returning $65 million it received as prepayments, to LightSquared.

China to Become Leading Smartphone Market in 2012, Beating U.S.

According to market figures released by research firm IDC, China is bound to overtake the U.S. in smartphone shipments by the end of 2012, becoming the leading market. IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker forecast that China’s smartphone market will climb from 18.2 percent in 2011 to 20.7 percent in 2012, while U.S.’ market would drop from 21.3 to 20.6 percent over the same timeframe.

New iPad 3 iFixit Teardown: Are You Getting Your Money's Worth?

The Land of Oz – Australia – is the first country where the new iPad got released on Friday morning. Luke Soules, the founder of California-based gadget repair firm – iFixit – made his way to Australia and picked up an iPad from a local store in Melbourne city. Here is what the iFixit guy revealed in the ultimate iPad postmortem.

Nokia Windows 8 Tablet: A Threat to New iPad?

Recently, Nokia staged a comeback in the high-end smartphone market with its Windows-based Lumia phone lineup. Now, it is rumored that the Finnish cell phone giant will be first to bring out a Windows 8 tablet that may pose a threat to the new iPad.

Apple Offers Old iPad Trade-in

The new iPad hits the market on Friday, March 16 at 8 a.m. worldwide and Apple fans in Australia will be among the first to get their hands on the new tablet. In the U.S., the coveted device will hit Apple stores as well as retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy. This is exciting news for first time iPad buyers or those who want to switch from Android but what about those who already own its predecessors - iPad 2 or iPad original?

Apple iPad Mini to Debut by end of 2012?

Even though Apple and Samsung are fighting bitterly in the courtroom, they still keep a close supplier/customer relationship with each other. The California-based company is committed to buy components from the Korean company, worth at least $9.7 billion. It will reach up to $11 billion by the end of this year, which will be driven in part by the new iPad, more MacBook Air units utilizing Samsung solid-state drives and a smaller iPad, an anonymous Samsung executive told the Korea Times.

New iPad Heralds End of Gaming Console Era?

Apple introduced, Wednesday, its third generation tablet officially named “the new iPad,” which will go on sale from March 16. The new tablet has attracted a lot of attention for its gaming capabilities and is considered as a major threat to gaming consoles.

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