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Top 10 Digital Lifestyle Products of 2008

Editor’s Note: This list was contributed by Steve O’Hear, editor of last100, a former RWW network blog.
There was lots of activity in the digital lifestyle space in 2008, with new devices, services, and platforms being launched and some of our favorites from last year getting significant updates. One notable trend throughout the year was the way…

Catch-up: Last100’s Latest Mobile Coverage

Over at last100 [RWW’s Digital Lifestyle blog] we’ve been focused a lot on mobile lately. We reviewed two touch screen phones: HTC’s Touch Diamond and Samsung’s Tocco (in case you’re wondering, they’re no iPhone killers). We also looked at the whole Netbook craze, including a review of the very capable MSI Wind.

In Android-related coverage, we…

last100’s Smartphone Parade: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

At last100 [a ReadWriteWeb Network blog], we love the iPhone as much as anyone. Yet we remain convinced that for all of Apple’s innovation – especially on the mobile browsing front and major improvements in usability – the iPhone in its current incarnation will have significant but limited appeal.

There’s only one iPhone, and in the smartphone…

Google to Crank Out More iPhone Apps

With Apple set to roll out the next major software update for the iPhone, and with it official support for third-party applications, it will come as no surprise that Google is busy prepping some new wares. “We expect to have applications at Day One”, Google’s vice president of engineering, Vic Gundotra, told Macworld.

Microsoft Buys Danger – Zune Phone Anyone?

Syndicated from last100, our digital lifestyle blog
Long before Apple’s iPhone, another Silicon Valley-based company pioneered the consumer-friendly smart phone. That company was Danger Inc. best known for its T-mobile branded Sidekick (the Paris Hilton smart phone of choice) and its user friendly mobile OS and Internet applications.
As of…

Yokia! Why Nokia Should Buy Yahoo

Syndicated from last100, our digital lifestyle blog

Forget Microsoft, News Corp. or even Apple. Nokia, the world’s no.1 mobile handset maker, should buy Yahoo. Or so says Information Week’s Stephen Wellman, who puts forward a compelling argument: If Nokia is repositioning itself as a Web services company, to combat falling profit margins on its…

Last100: Can Ad-Supported Digital Music Work?

With the high profile launch this week of Qtrax, a free and legal P2P music offering (ReadWriteWeb coverage), ad-supported music downloads are very much in the spotlight, and as always RWW network blog last100 has its finger on the pulse, with great news coverage and analysis of the week that was in digital music, including an exclusive interview…

Internet TV: 2007 Year in Review

From YouTube’s continued dominance, the television networks’ newfound willingness to experiment online, the rise of the desktop Internet TV application, and a number of new PC-to-TV devices and set-top boxes — it’s been a big year for Internet TV in all shapes and forms. In this post we look back at 2007 through the lens of…

Apple and Google Alliance Just Got Stronger

Yesterday’s Apple press event saw the unveiling of new iMacs and major updates to the company’s iLife and iWorks software suites. But it also provided further insight into the cosy relationship developing between Apple and Google, with greater integration between the two companies’ product lines.

8 Internet TV Apps in 8 Weeks

Since we launched last100 (a Read/WriteWeb network blog) just over eight weeks ago, I’ve been obsessively trying out every Internet TV application that I can get my hands on. Here’s a quick recap of the Internet TV apps we’ve profiled so far. And if you enjoy this post, make sure you subscribe to the last100 RSS feed!