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It's still not official .... but the Tech Preview of the long awaited Citrix Receiver for the iPhone is now available in the AppStore.  Anyone with a properly configured Citrix XenApp  environment can download the Citrix Receiver and access authorized company apps from their iPhone today ! Now is the time to start testing the iPhone in your environment, look for ways to increase productivity, and have some fun. There are some restrictions in this Tech Preview so be sure to check out the iPhone Community pages we have set up for requirements, tips and forum discussions. If you want to set up a separate test environment to test your apps over 3G we have a preconfigured XenApp Virtual Appliance in Amazon EC2 that you can copy and set up in 15 minutes. As part of Citrix Receiver we are also providing a new feature called Doc Finder that runs on XenApp but provides an i... (more)

New Evernote App For The iPhone OS 3.0

Evernote, the multi-platform application that allows users to remember every notable aspect of their lives, today announced the availability of a significant update to its application for iPhone and iPod touch: Evernote version 3.0. Taking full advantage of the latest iPhone OS 3.0 software update, the app has been redesigned and optimized for easier note creation, faster browsing and more intuitive search. Evernote lets iPhone users create notes, take snapshots, record audio memos, and search through any content created on their iPhone or iPod touch, desktop computer, or the Web, thanks to its cloud-based sync functionality. New in Evernote 3.0 Evernote 3.0 contains a number of major enhancements made possible by the latest iPhone software update. New features include: -- Full note list sync enables smooth browsing and quick filtering -- Map view plots notes on a m... (more)

How to Unlock Your 3G iPhone

YellowSn0w is out and it's ready to rock. Here's how to become SIM-independent. 1. First, download quickpwn and jailbreak your phone. Use the latest firmware to pwn your phone (download it from Apple here). This will allow you to install Cydia or Installer. ... (more)

OQO Announces the OQO model 2+ With Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor, World's First PC OLED Display, and Worldwide 3G Capability

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Pepcom, CES -- OQO, Inc., creator of the world's smallest fully-functional Windows Vista(R) PC, today announced the new model 2+ with Intel(R) Atom(TM) processor, the world's first PC OLED display, and worldwide 3G capability. Based on the 1.86GHz Intel Atom processor and 2GB RAM, the OQO model 2+ offers performance up to twice as fast as its predecessor and includes an embedded touchscreen for easier input. For mobile professionals who need to work on the go, the model 2+ features Qualcomm's Gobi(TM) global mobile Internet solution, which supports both of the world's leading 3G cellular standards. These new features enable users to access their enterprise networks, business productivity applications, and the full Internet around the world. The OQO model 2+ will be available in the first half of 2009 with pricing starting at $999. ... (more)

Counting to One Billion iPhone App Store Downloads

Apple’s App Store is getting ever closer to hitting the 1 Billion download milestone, check out http://www.apple.com/itunes/billion-app-countdown/ (in fact it is counting up). By my calculation it should reach its goal in the next few days or so and to be sure we will hear about it in the press! Seriously though, think about it, this feat is outstanding when you realize that the iTunes store took about 3 years to get to 1 Billion downloads and towards the end of 2008 the App Store was only just over 0.5 Billion. So where was the turning point? As far as I can tell, after the iPhone 3G appeared and the native SDK became available to the ever growing throng of developers, application submissions increased and downloads along with the amount of apps available. This increase in developers and applications, has in turn fed the interest and uptake even more in a self perpe... (more)

One Billion iPhone App Store Downloads Milestone Has Been Passed

This is a major milestone for an outstanding iconic Platform; from a company that always gives 100%... Apple... if they go into a market... they go into win! Since the iPhone was ‘born', we have seen many OS updates and two variants of the iPhone hardware... as well as a lot of consumer excitement, which is eventually coming to the Enterprise Mobility world. What can't be forgotten is that without the iPhone developers of this world, this would not have been possible. There are 35,000 applications on the App Store and each and every iPhone developer, that has either a free or chargeable application, should take a part of this celebration. We now look forward to the GA release of the iPhone 3.0 OS and the possibility of new enhanced hardware. Well done everyone. ... (more)

Promise Technology Announces SmartStor NS4600

Promise Technology has announced the availability of the SmartStor NS4600 Next-Generation High Performance Network Attached Storage and Digital Media Server for Home, SOHO and Small Business. The SmartStor NS4600 boasts support for up to 4 SATA 3G Hard Drives (not included) and is built on Intel's EP80579 Processor running at 600 MHZ, includes 256MB of DDRII Memory, 1 Ethernet, 2 USB 2.0 Ports and 1 eSATA Port. With Jumbo Frames disabled consumers and end-users can expect sequential write performance to average in the mid 30's (MB/s) and sequential read performance to average in the mid 40's (MB/s). The SmartStor(TM) NS4600 features a new ultra sleek aesthetic design with Blue LEDs and No Power Supply Fan. The internal Power Supply has been removed and replaced with an external Power Adapter that snaps into the bottom of the SmartStor(TM) NS4600 and is secured by a... (more)

Best Non-Holiday Quarter Revenue and Earnings in Apple History

Apple on Ulitzer Apple announced financial results for its fiscal 2009 third quarter ended June 27, 2009. The Company posted revenue of $8.34 billion and a net quarterly profit of $1.23 billion, or $1.35 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $7.46 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.07 billion, or $1.19 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 36.3 percent, up from 34.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 44 percent of the quarter's revenue. In accordance with the subscription accounting treatment required by GAAP, the Company recognizes revenue and cost of goods sold for iPhone(TM) and Apple TV(R) over their estimated economic lives. Adjusting GAAP sales and product costs to eliminate the impact of subscription accounting, the corresponding non-GAAP measures* for the quarter are $9.74 billion of ... (more)

Mobile Application Stores: What's the Operator's Play

Mobile application uptake-it isn't only about iPhones.  Sure Apple's App Store now offers over 65,000 applications, and users have downloaded more than 1.5 billion iPhone and iPod touch applications in the 1st year since launch. But while getting a late start, other mobile application storefronts are trying to catch up.  In the 3 months since launch, RIM's BlackBerry App World has 2,000 applications ready for download. The Nokia Ovi Store is leveraging (and paying 70% revenue share to) the large Symbian developer community to create new applications for its user base. At the myTouch 3G launch, Google announced that there are more than 5,000 applications in the Android Marketplace. Recently joining the party is the LG Application Store, initially targeting markets in Asia.  But if mobile application uptake continues to center on smartphone application stores, how wi... (more)

WiFi vs. Femtocell

Recently, in a comment to another post, Mike Demler asked about what benefit a femtocell would provide vs. VoIP via WiFi.   This is a long standing debate, and I thought I'd chime in.  Please comment! Generally, comparing WiFi and 3G is really comparing apples and oranges.  WiFi throughput is about 100x bigger with current technology.  3G is optimized for battery life and QoS.  Both are here to stay and Cisco is smart to sell both! Nothing should prevent people from using VoIP or VoIP-over-WiFi (VoWLAN) at home.  Skype is a good thing.  Services like this will be very hard for large SPs to compete with on cost.  Especially on international calls or PC-to-PC calls.  In fact, Mobile SPs started to allow VoWLAN even from their phones, e.g. Skype on iPhone in WiFi mode only.  But remember people with iPhones are not mass market!  Not yet, anyway. When talking about *mo... (more)

Zynetix Enables Rapid Deployment of ip.access Oyster 3G Femtocells

Zynetix today announces comprehensive support for the ip.access Oyster 3G femtocell on the class-leading Zynetix softMSC™ 2G/3G core and on the new Zynetix MobileHub™. For mobile operators looking to deploy small volumes of femtocells - typically tens to hundreds of units – the Zynetix solution facilitates an accelerated roll-out using either the on-premise Zynetix MobileHub™ or using the Zynetix softMSC™ 2G/3G core.  Either way, operators can begin initial deployments of 3G and HSDPA femtocell services without having to invest in significant upgrades to their own core network.  And for operators without existing 3G capabilities, the Zynetix solutions provide an extremely cost-effective entry point for supporting WCDMA devices and 3G USIMs with the ip.access Oyster femtocell. Two variants of the Zynetix MobileHub™ are available immediately.  A small router-sized v... (more)