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Funambol, the mobile open source software company, will begin inviting consumers to join the new myFUNAMBOL portal to access free mobile e-mail, contacts, and calendars on everyday cell phones. myFUNAMBOL also provides the first over-the-air mobile contacts application for the new iPhone, which demonstrates the pace of innovation available with open source. myFUNAMBOL is now available to users by invitation only. Users can get free mobile e-mail on their phones from consumer e-mail services such as Yahoo!, Gmail, and AOL, and from work e-mail using POP/IMAP. The portal includes an address book and calendar for bidirectional synchronization of contact and calendar data from e-mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook and Yahoo! Mail as well as over-the-air with mobile devices. With this over-the-air mobile contacts application for the iPhone, users can access their myFU... (more)

iWork, iPhone, iMac - Apple's Ready To Go Back to School

Apple has got itself a couple of pretty, sexily anorexic, redesigned aluminum and glass 20- and 24-inch all-in-one iMac desktops available with a wireless keyboard. They're easier to recycle and priced competitively at $1,199 and $1,799 to start, $200-$300 cheaper than their predecessors, and can be pushed in the important back-to-school season. There's no more 17-inch model. The top-of-the-line can be had with 2.8GHz Intel Dore 2 Duo chips, 4GB of memory and up to a terabyte of storage. Apple also refreshed its iLife, .Mac and $79 Microsoft-compatible iWorks software. The later... (more)

The iPhone: What We Know, What We Don't Know

Apple has released quite a few tidbits about developing web applications for the iPhone, however, this information is not complete. The iPhoneWebDev community has discovered many missing answers to help you better create rich AJAX-based web applications for iPhone. This session will discuss what we know, what we don't know, and a little about creating native iPhone applications that can also access the internet. Speaker Bio: Christopher Allen is an long-time entrepreneur, advisor and technologist, whose many ventures center on tools and facilitation of online communities. As the ... (more)

iPhone Is Safe No "gPhone" Coming From Google

The on-again, off-again Google Phone or "gPhone" rumors are likely to come to halt for the forseeable future. That's because Google's Head of Research since 2006, Dr Peter Norvig, has told journalists in the UK that he doesn't think Google has any research ambition toward hardware, saying: "You know we want to work everywhere and be neutral. That neutrality is important." Norvig said in an interview that the biggest projects Google Research has right now are in machine translation and speech recognition, computer vision and face recognition, team recognition and so on. gPhone or no... (more)

iPhone Makes Apple Behave Like Google

Gee whillikers. After hours on Monday Apple, the PC company people love to love, started behaving like Google. While its Q4 conference call was in progress its stock price went up almost $13 to over $187, a personal best, a position it then failed to hold. Even if it pulled in its December gross margin and had doubts Mac could outdo itself, September was a scorcher and December promises to be better still, it said, projecting earnings of a whopping $1.42 a share on revenues of $9.2 billion, better than the $1.30 on $8.7 billion that the Street has been imagining. In its fiscal f... (more)