Stories by David Coursey

Apple says no to the Droid's red glow

Don't expect the "glowing red eye" of Motorola's Droid smartphone to show up on your iPhone anytime soon. Apple has rejected an application called "iDroid," that would have save displayed the Droid's red eye on an iPhone and linked to information about the flagship Android phone.

Google's Chrome OS: What's in it for Microsoft?

Google's Chrome OS event made me realize: There is a lot in Google's OS that can benefit Microsoft--like giving it a completely new platform and one it needs. If Google is really true to its open source promises, Microsoft should join the fun.

Setback For AT&T in Suit Over Verizon Ads

AT&T claims Verizon is misleading customers by showing its 3G network (wide coverage) and comparing it with AT&T's coverage map (comparatively limited coverage).

Ahead of Chrome OS: 5 questions and concerns

Tomorrow's hot ticket is for the Chrome OS event at Google HQ down in Mountain View. Chrome OS has already caught many imaginations, as something exciting often does, especially before the real world interrupts the fantasy.

Firefox: Five years in the open source hen house

On its fifth birthday, Firefox must be considered both an incredible success and somewhat of a failure. The open source Web browser is a great product and quite an achievement, but has not tremendously advanced the cause of "free" software.

How many people have really 'Gone Google'?

How many people really use Google Apps and how many of them are paying customers? That's a question Google has never quite answered, having touted a "20 million users" and "2 million companies" figure that is almost meaningless.

Sony Ericsson's first Android handset, why now?

Beleaguered Sony Ericsson must need good news more than sales, why else would it introduce its first Android phone months early? Just in time to hurt holiday sales of its current high-end handset!