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  • News: Researcher keeps Android app security flaws to himself

    A security researcher is standing by the claim that his company has discovered security vulnerabilities in a dozen common Android applications, despite declining to reveal which applications are affected.

  • Opinion: Seamless Studio

    When I think of patterns, the first thing that comes to mind is fabric. While Seamless Studio ($49, 15-day free trial) can certainly generate beautiful patterns for anything from blankets to sundresses, you can also use it to design gorgeous custom wallpapers (for your real walls, as well as for your desktop), and elegant website backgrounds.

  • Opinion: Gamescom Day Zero

    Pete's at Gamescom all this week, so keep an eye on the news pages for the latest from Germany.

  • News: Microsoft Opens Up About Windows 8

    If you're dying for more Windows 8 news then you'll want to bookmark Microsoft's brand new blog, Building Windows 8 where the software giant plans to start dishing on the next iteration of its OS. Microsoft says it will use the new blog to talk about forthcoming features, user interface decisions, engineering and other Windows 8-related news. "We know developers, IT pros, and gamers all want to know what's new [in Windows 8] for them," wrote Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live division. "There is so much packed into Windows 8...so we want to be sure to take the time to cover as many of these topics as possible."

  • How-Tos: Playing nice with GarageBand for iPad

    Apple touts its GarageBand for iPad application as a great way to play and record music without the need to learn scales or time signatures. Musical newbies aren’t the only ones interested in using the $5 app, however. GarageBand for iPad appeals to seasoned musicians, too. And those with significant investments in recording equipment may be wondering which, if any, of their existing gear will work with the portable version of GarageBand. I decided to grab my trusty iPad, my iPad camera connection kit, and powered USB hub and plug in whatever I had around to see what would work.

  • News: Motorola Photon 4G Gets Big Price Cut to $99 at 'The Shack'

    Sprint only launched its latest 4G smartphone, the Motorola Photon 4G, a week ago for $199.99 (with a two-year contract), but the price has already been cut.

  • Opinion: OS X Lion Thumb Drive Hits the Market

    Mac users without access to high-speed Internet or a local Apple Store can now order an OS X Lion USB thumb drive for $69 from Apple's online store. The drive ships in one to three business days and costs more than double the price of a $30 Lion download from Apple's Mac App Store. Apple announced in July when Lion became available to the public that it would start selling Lion USB sticks for those unable, or perhaps unwilling, to use Apple's digital store front.

  • Opinion: Google-Motorola Merger: Android's Rebirth or its Demise?

    Google's buyout of Motorola Mobility is set to breathe new life into Android, but some pundits warn it could mean the platform's demise. A tough patent battle coupled with Google getting in the Android hardware business could make some Android partners such as Samsung and HTC migrate to Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS in retaliation.

  • News: UK says Google needs further privacy improvements

    Google was praised on Tuesday by the U.K.'s data protection watchdog for strengthening its privacy policies but the agency said the company still needs to improve.

  • Feature: Top 5 Free Android Football Apps

    PC Advisor looks at the top 5 free football apps you can download for your Android device.

  • News: Mobile World Congress to focus on advertising, marketing

    In February, the mobile industry will once again head to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress (MWC), which will feature a new section focusing on different aspects of mobile marketing, show organizer GSM Association (GSMA) said on Tuesday.

  • News: After a frenetic London riot, a laptop is recovered

    When Greg Martin returned home last Wednesday morning after a night of intense rioting in London, his West End apartment had been ransacked.

  • News: HTC to triple store numbers in China

    Taiwanese smartphone vendor HTC plans on tripling its retail outlets in mainland China by the end of the year, bringing store numbers from 650 to 2,000.

  • Feature: Five of the best free TV-related iPhone apps

    Your Apple iPhone isn't just for making calls, checking your emails and surfing the web. You can also watch video and listen to music on it. Here's five free apps that will let you watch TV, record shows remotely and even allow you to control your TV from your handset.

  • How-Tos: How to implement a factory reset on a BlackBerry

    Smartphones often contain a lot of personal data, such as emails, contacts and even sign-in details for social networks such as Facebook, and BlackBerry's are no exception

  • News: Start-up releases all-in-one VMware server, storage appliance

    Start-up Nutanix released its flagship product, a VMware-based server combined with SSD and hard drive storage, today to deliver a clustered system that grows over time.

  • News: GAME to offer downloadable PlayStation Network titles

    High-street retailer Game has joined forces with Sony to offer a range of downloadable PlayStation Network games through its stores.

  • News: 25% of 18 to 29 year-olds say their social media use has declined

    A quarter of 18 to 29 year olds admit their use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube has decreased, says Gartner.

  • Tech TV brings video news and reviews to your WebOS tablet

    Tech TV is a free download from the publisher of PC Advisor that's available exclusively for the HP TouchPad.

  • News: Government reveals areas of England and Scotland to receive rural broadband funding

    The government has revealed that England and Scotland will receive nearly £363m from a £530m fund to improve broadband in rural areas.



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