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  • News: Samsung's ChatOn Messenger Guns for BlackBerry, Apple

    Samsung will link its Android phones and tablets with iOS devices and BlackBerry phones with a new messaging service called ChatOn. The service will be free and aims to compete with the popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), and Apple’s upcoming iMessage service.

  • News: Wireless Data Caps: Will They Really Cost You More?

    Unlimited data plans are going extinct, and users are wondering how they can avoid paying higher fees for their Web-surfing and Facebook-checking habits. In July, Verizon Wireless became the most recent carrier to switch from $30-per-month "all you can eat" data pricing to tiered data pricing. To see what effect the move to tiered pricing is likely to have on everyday users, we asked ten subscribers with smartphones to look at how much data they've been using per month for the past few months. Most of the respondents found that they hadn't been exceeding the 2GB data cap; but the larger their phone's screen was, the more data they tended to use, simply because those phones do a better job of streaming video and audio, and are easier to use for recreation and for checking email.

  • Opinion: Restaurant Lets Phone Orders Go to the Front of the Line

    Of all the potential uses for a smartphone, "getting your grilled-cheese sandwich before all those other people waiting in line" should be near the top of the list. Alas, that particular phone feature has largely been the stuff of fantasy... until now.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 22: Taming the Google+ Stream

    As the number of people I am following on Google+ grows, following the flow of posts in the main Stream can get overwhelming. Today's 30 Days With Google+ post takes a look at some tips for filtering the posts and keeping things under control on Google+.

  • News: Create PDFs for Free With PrimoPDF

    PrimoPDF (free) is a printer driver that creates PDF files from your documents, rather than printing them to paper. After install, whenever you choose the print option from an application, PrimoPDF will be listed along with your physical printers, print to file, etc. It's extremely easy to use and produces excellent PDFs--without the watermarks that some programs add.

  • News: Apple locks in new CEO Tim Cook through 2021

    Apple's board of directors last Friday moved to lock in new CEO Tim Cook through mid-2021 by awarding him 1 million shares of the company's stock.

  • News: Super Crate Box Headed to iPhone

    Indie developer Vlambeer's breakout freeware hit is headed to iOS devices next month.

  • News: PAX Trailer Offers Peek at What Halo 4 Might Look Like

    Developers come and go, but Halo's probably here for the long haul, and fresh series developer 343 Industries is teasing what the next iteration of this far-flung sci-fi shooter might look like in a new trailer packed with animated color sketches.

  • News: Homer Joins Word Fighter's Cast of Literary Ass Kickers

    Epic poet Homer is the latest to bring his lexiconic skills to the table in Feel Every Yummy's upcoming mobile puzzle fighter.

  • News: Tetris Now Available for Free on Android

    If you somehow don't own a copy of Tetris yet, you can now download a free version for your Android smartphone.

  • News: Marketing for Cloud-Based Shooter Gives Authorities Pause

    An upcoming cloud-based shooter based on the exploits of 80s action star Sybil Danning has drawn the ire of Cambodian authorities thanks to a proposed promotion.

  • News: Customized Core i7 Mac mini offers iMac-like performance

    Want iMac-like performance, without having to buy an iMac? You can get such a machine from Apple if you customize the new Mac mini. Macworld Lab has tested a build-to-order (BTO) Mac mini, and the results in some of our tests are very close to that of a standard configuration 21.5-inch 2.5GHz Core i5 iMac ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ).

  • News: Budget cuts and uncertainty ahead for Indian outsourcers

    Economic problems in the U.S. are likely to lead to cuts in IT budgets, of up to 10 percent in some cases, according to a report released Monday by Offshore Insights, a research and advisory firm in Pune, India.

  • News: Dell to launch public cloud service this year

    Dell will launch its first cloud infrastructure service later this year through a partnership with VMware, continuing its push to move beyond PCs and into higher-margin software and services.

  • News: VMware launches cloud-packaged Postgres

    Augmenting its line of software to support cloud deployments, VMware has created a package for running the Postgres database in a virtualized environment, the company announced Monday.

  • News: Microsoft: TPC should also measure database availability

    The Transaction Processing Performance Council should add an additional metric for availability to its set of database performance benchmarks, Microsoft researchers plan to argue at the upcoming TPC conference, being held this week in Seattle.

  • News: Focus on smartphone, tablet screen sizes at show

    At next week's Internationale Funkaustellung (IFA) in Berlin, smartphone makers are expected to push the boundaries of the device's screen sizes, while also launching tablets and trying to accelerate the momentum for 3D-capable products.

  • News: Samsung adds LTE to a phone and a tablet for Europe

    Samsung has updated its Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet, increasing processor speeds and adding the ability to connect to LTE (Long-Term Evolution) networks operating on three different frequency bands used in Europe.

  • News: Silver Peak unveils free WAN acceleration product

    Silver Peak today announced free downloadable software that performs the same data acceleration functions as its enterprise-class product, but only for data replication between two sites and not multiple applications.

  • News: Scala: The Android programming language you didn't know you had

    Statically typed Java language pushed as alternative to JRuby and Groovy for building mobile Android apps



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