Motorola announced Wednesday that it plans to cut another 4,000 jobs, or about 6 percent of its workforce, and warned that weaker-than-expected handset sales would lead to a fourth-quarter loss.
Motorola said 3,000 jobs would be eliminated from its handset unit, while another 1,000 jobs would be cut from the rest of the company. The cuts announced Wednesday are in addition to 3,000 job cuts Motorola announced in October as part of a broader restructuring that also halted the launch of many upcoming phones.
"The actions we are taking today in our Mobile Devices business … Read more
Photogene is an image-manipulation tool that lets users crop images, correct color distribution, sharpen, rotate, and mirror images, as well as add special effects.
The application responds quickly to commands. We expected the application to bog down when changing color distributions with the histogram or cropping images, but the changes were nearly instant.
Photogene ran fast and worked nearly flawlessly during our few days with it. The only bug we ran into with the application was while creating screenshots for this review, so most people will probably never run into the same issue. When you create a screenshot while the … Read more
Photogene is an image manipulation tool that lets users crop images, correct color distribution, sharpen, rotate, and mirror images, as well as add special effects. (To view more Photogene features, check out our slide show.)
Apple didn't include image-editing features in its iPhone photo viewer software, so iPhone owners have had to wait for a third party to provide them; Picoli is an alternative. Photogene fills this void by giving people on-the-fly editing capabilities of images before they are copied to a computer. Many iPhone users are always connected to a high-speed data network, such as 3G or Wi-Fi, and upload their images directly from the phone to Web sites or social networks. Now those photos can be enhanced before being viewed by others.
Paper Football is a fun, free app that simulates the classic, two-player, football-like game that's usually played on classroom desks or school cafeteria tables, with fingers for goalposts and a folded-up piece of notebook paper for a ball.
Much as in real Paper Football (or Flick or Finger Football), you take turns flicking the ball across the table, trying to score a touchdown by going over the edge without falling off. Once you score, you go for an extra point by trying to flick the ball through a "goalpost" formed by the opposing player's fingers. Paper … Read more
We're back from Vegas (and happy to be back), but before we wash away the memory of CES 2009, we take a final look at the show's cell phone announcements and share our thoughts on the scene stealer, the Palm Pre. We also catch up on some other mobile happenings and could the iPhone Nano be headed to China? All this and more on this week's Dialed In podcast. Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday, Kent!! Listen now: Download today's podcastRumor of the week iPhone Nano on the way to China first?
Though pink phones are so five minutes ago, Samsung and Sprint decided to roll out a pink Instinct this week. Features are no different from the standard version, and the $99 price tag is unchanged as well. And that's all we have to say about that.
For the last couple weeks, I've been playing with Griffin's TuneBuds Mobile. Compatible with iPods but designed with iPhones in mind, the TuneBuds combine noise-isolating earbuds with a talk-ready microphone and a play-pause control.
I like them. A lot. They're not perfect, but I was all set to tell you that they're worth the $39.99 list price. Then I remembered my job title and went digging for deals. And sure enough, I found one: OnSale.com has the Griffin TuneBuds Mobile for $16.99, plus $5 for shipping.
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We're guessing that they won't surpass iBeer in popularity any time soon, but this is big news for the App Store: Apple has quietly started allowing Web browser applications in.
According to MacRumors, a small bunch of browser apps were recently let into the App Store. They include the free Edge Browser, the historyless Incognito ($1.99), the tabbed WebMate ($0.99), and something called Shaking Web ($1.99) that attempts to make Web sites easier to read.
Previously, Apple had not approved third-party browsers for the App Store; its own Safari browser is preinstalled on the iPhone. … Read more