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Apple and Google's native vs. Web app iPhone game: Get used to it

Apple and Google's native vs. Web app iPhone game: Get used to it Larry Dignan: Google launched a crippled version of its Latitude app for Apple's iPhone, inviting new discussion about native apps vs. browser apps. Apple and Google are on a mobile collision course. Who will come out unscathed?

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SmartPlanet: Should smartphones be banned from meetings? Heather Clancy: Recently, an acquaintance was out on a sales call in which the person with whom they were meeting spent the entire time responding to messages on his BlackBerry. Not only is that just plain rude, it is just plain counterproductive. But it's all too common.

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King of the QWERTYs: T-Mobile Dash 3G

King of the QWERTYs: T-Mobile Dash 3G Matthew Miller: The original T-Mobile Dash was successful because of its form factor, battery life, smart dialing and stability. I am pleased to say that the T-Mobile Dash 3G improves on just about every area of the original.

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