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Android Market Gears Up for Battle

Google's Android Market is seeing some changes in the final hours before the phone's debut. Many of the apps that had been added to the storefront disappeared this week, and a handful of big-name offerings popped up in their places. Imeem, Shazam and MySpace are among the services with applications ...

Android: The Good, the Bad and That Pesky Kill Switch

Google's first Android phone has finally made its way into long-waiting hands. The T-Mobile G1 device, expected to be in stores within the coming week, is drawing mixed reviews from early users. The closest thing to a sweeping overview might be that it is a powerful device with a few flaws but plent...

OpenOffice 3 Debuts to Server-Crashing Demand

The third full OpenOffice suite is out in the wild and attracting plenty of attention. OpenOffice.org 3.0 was released Monday -- and already, demand has been high enough to overwhelm the download servers and cause them to crash. The software suite, designed as an open source alternative to Microsoft...

Better Late Than Never, Yahoo Debuts Zimbra-Powered Calendar

Yahoo has unveiled a new dynamic calendar service powered by open source developer Zimbra. Yahoo Calendar offers standard Web 2.0 information-sharing options along with an updated drag-and-drop interface and a handful of unique options. The program is available in beta to Yahoo users as of Wednesday...

Who Wants to Buy an Android?

After years of development, Google's first Android-powered phone is finally here -- well, almost. T-Mobile is expected to unveil the HTC Dream at a closed media event Sept. 23, with the device rumored to hit store shelves by mid-October. The question, then, is whether the Dream -- and the Android co...

Android Market Debuts – Now Let’s See Some Phones

Google is gearing up to launch its Android Market -- the open source phone software's answer to Apple's iPhone App Store. Staying true to the open model, the platform will allow more instant developer access compared to Apple's approval-based system and will also offer a set of tools for developers ...

Google Gives Android Devs a Kit to Tinker With

Google is finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with its long-awaited and much-hyped Android phone platform. This week has seen two significant developments: the first Android-powered device officially being approved by the FCC, and the beta version of the Android software development ki...

Open Source Wins Landmark Legal Validation

Open source developers now have newly clarified protection, thanks to an appeals court ruling over the validity of their licenses. A judge with U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday that programmers who "engage in open source licensing" and copyright their work do "have the r...

Prize Power: How Competition Inspires Tech Innovation

Bob Weiss knows a thing or two about dreams. "I grew up with the promise that if one wanted to go to space, they would get the chance," said Weiss, president of the X Prize Foundation. The trouble was that nobody kept the promise. "It became obvious that the only people that were going to space were...

Firefox Wraps Tail Around Ogg Video Format

Mozilla is making a move toward open Web standards with its upcoming Firefox 3.1 release. The software -- now available in test builds -- will support the Ogg Theora video codec, the company revealed at its summit in British Columbia last week. The inclusion of the Ogg Theora codec means users will ...

Nokia: The Mobile Future Is Wide Open

Nokia is getting in the game of open source cell phone software with its newly acquired Symbian platform. Nokia -- which had already owned 48 percent of Symbian -- bought the remaining 52 percent of the company Tuesday and immediately shifted the product to a royalty-free model. Several leading cell...

Google Sidesteps Rumors of Android Delay

Google is downplaying claims of new delays in the release of its Android mobile phone platform. The launch of the protocol is being pushed back until late 2008 or early 2009, according to The Wall Street Journal. That kind of delay could create issues for carriers like Sprint -- which, accord...

OpenSuse Rolls Out Feature-Packed Version 11.0

The OpenSuse project has released a new version of its Linux operating system. OpenSuse 11.0 became available for free download this week. The software -- an open source project powered by Novell -- aims to bring the Linux world to the masses. Version 11.0 builds on the original open source system d...

Disney Reaches New Dimension With Google Earth 3-D Experience

Disney World and Google are teaming up to take tourism to a new dimension. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worked with programmers at Google Earth to create a fully three-dimensional virtual viewing experience -- said to be the most advanced rendering Google has ever created. Walt Disney World Resort ...

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