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  • News: Sneaky Mobile Ads Invade Android Phones

    Are you wondering how that mysterious icon ended up on your Android phone's start screen? Annoyed at the ads clogging your notification bar? You aren't alone. Thousands of Android apps now include software that shoves marketing icons onto your phone's start screen or pushes advertising into your notification bar--and many of the apps give you no warning about the ad invasion.

  • ImprovElectronics Boogie Board takes notes

    The ImprovElectronics Boogie Board USB-connected slate is used to take notes that are then stored on your laptop or tablet. Since it doesn't attempt to recognise what you've written, there's no need for an easily lost digital pen. Instead, any drawing implement you have to hand can be used.

  • News: European regulators start investigating Carrier IQ

    Organizations and regulators across Europe, including Germany, have started looking into the use of Carrier IQ's tracking software, to ensure that mobile phone vendors and operators are not violating users' privacy.

  • News: New SIM Card Will Lead to Thinner Phones

    A new SIM card, dubbed nano-SIM, will free up room in phones for additional memory and larger batteries, and help manufacturers create thinner devices, German card maker Giesecke & Devrient has claimed.

  • News: Microsoft delays Windows Phone 7 in China to first half 2012

    Microsoft expects its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system to launch in China during the first half of 2012, rather than in late 2011 as originally planned, the company said Saturday.

  • News: Google Employees Said To Be Testing Android 4.O on Samsung Nexus S

    Google is working out any bugs in the latest update to the Android mobile operating system before releasing it broadly, and that's good news for Samsung Nexus S users.

  • News: Eye Movements May Soon Control Our Smartphones

    If you’re a regular GeekTech reader, you may have seen our post about an emerging technology that lets you control you phone just by waving your hands in front of it. You also may have heard of this thing called Siri that answers your questions when you talk to it.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: Colorwheel

    Another week has gone by, which means that it's time for another one of our trademark iPhone-case roundups. This installment features the usual mix of types (and, as it turns out, shapes), and it illustrates the fact that the market is so huge that manufacturers don't hesitate to experiment with new materials, unusual features, and odd add-ons.

  • News: US judge denies Apple request to halt sales of some Samsung products

    A U.S. district court judge has denied Apple's request to halt sales of four Samsung products in an ongoing patent infringement lawsuit.

  • News: GeekBytes: Toys for Big Kids

    SupaBoy Plays SNES Games, Also Is Super Portable

  • News: Students with Smartphones Study More

    Smartphones at school can be a major distraction. Students are posting on social networks, texting each other, or playing Angry Birds when they should be paying attention in class. The other side of that coin, though, is that students with smartphones study more, and have better study habits in general according to a new report.

  • Opinion: Turn Your iPhone Into a Walkman With Audman

    Do you miss the days of the eighties when music was just that little bit more analog? If you do, a recent Kickstarter project may well scratch your retro itch. Audman is a new all-in-one case for the iPod Touch and iPhone that turns your device into a Walkman-style hitmaker.

  • News: Carrier IQ: What you need to know

    Keys, wallet, phone. If you're like me, it's a little dance you do every time you're about to leave the house to make sure you've got these three most important of possessions. But, as an important as your keys and wallet are, smartphones are even more so these days. They're not only our phones, they're our virtual wallets, our confidants, our links to the outside world. They go everywhere with us--which is why we take it so seriously when we hear anything about their security being compromised.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending Dec. 2

    The iOSsphere is nothing if not detail oriented. Perhaps "detailed obsessed" is more accurate.

  • Opinion: Track Business Receipts with Shoeboxed for Android, iPhone

    Business receipts are a sad fact of life, like taxes and Justin Bieber. Shoeboxed helps you capture, organize, and file your receipts, and does so through the magic of apps, photography, and real-life humans.

  • News: Skeptics find flaws in Carrier IQ application analysis

    Only now are some skeptical voices being raised that the case against Carrier IQ may be a rush to judgment without a real, or at least an adequate, basis in fact.

  • News: Intel says Android 4.0 for smartphones, tablets ready

    Intel on Friday said it has readied Android 4.0 for smartphones and tablets based on its upcoming Atom processor code-named Medfield, raising the possibility of Intel-inside handheld devices being released next year with the new OS.

  • News: Carrier IQ Test: Android App Detects Controversial Software

    A free app to detect Carrier IQ, a controversial piece of software installed on smartphones without their owners' knowledge, was made available at the Android Market Friday.

  • News: IDC on 2012: Prep for cloud wars, mobile explosion, higher IT spending

    Researchers at International Data Corp. say some big battles will be brewing in 2012 in the cloud, mobile and Big Data arenas, so much so that "companies like Microsoft, HP, SAP, RIM, and others -- including Apple -- will face 'crossroads moments' in 2012. By the end of the year, we should have a good idea which vendors will -- and won't -- be among the industry's leaders at the end of the decade," said Frank Gens, senior vice president and chief analyst at IDC in a statement.

  • News: How to turn off Carrier IQ on your iPhone

    To provide specific steps for how to turn off Carrier IQ, a new ninth paragraph has been added to the Computerworld (US) story, "How to turn off Carrier IQ on your iPhone," which posted to the wire Thursday. The new paragraph reads:



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