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Contributing Editor Yardena (Denny) Arar is a San Francisco-based freelance writer, avid online shopper, media junkie, consummate foodie, and proud possessor of a private pilot's license.

Apple’s $199 iPhone: How can it be so cheap?

A combination of lower component costs, cheaper materials, and changing business models is behind the drastic price cut for Apple’s new 3G iPhone.

RIM’s BlackBerry Bold beats Apple to the 3G punch

Amid swirling rumors about the impending announcement of a 3G iPhone, Research in Motion introduced the BlackBerry Bold 9000, which comes equipped with support for tri-band HSDPA and quad-band EDGE.

Bluetooth to work with Wi-Fi

A future version of Bluetooth will allow connections to hop on Wi-Fi networks when additional bandwidth is required, PC World reports.

Windows Vista delay: good news for Apple?

Microsoft's decision to delay the consumer release of Vista may benefit Apple, say analysts.

Microsoft previews Vista, next Office

Microsoft is expected to preview new capabilities in Windows Vista and its next major release of Office for Windows at a developer conference in Los Angeles.

Longhorn is now Windows Vista

It's not Longhorn anymore. Microsoft today announced that Windows Vista will be the official name of the next version of its flagship operating system, and that beta 1 of the OS will arrive by August 3.