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  • Opinion: Report: Verizon May Challenge Netflix, Amazon on Video Streaming

    Verizon may roll out a video streaming service for television shows and movies next year that would be available to as many as 85 million homes across the United States, according to online reports. Little is known about the details of the service such as whether Verizon would offer a Netflix-like subscription package or an a la carte menu such as Amazon Video On Demand or Apple's iTunes store. Programming for the new service will reportedly be limited, at least to start, and may echo content found on online services such as Epix and Starz Play, according to Reuters.

  • News: Android Market Celebrates 10 Billion Downloads With 10-Cent App Sale

    Guess what? Your favorite Android app may be just 10 cents right now, thanks to the Android Market's 10 billion downloads celebration.

  • News: NTT DoCoMo, Omron form venture to collect, analyze personal health data

    NTT DoCoMo and a unit of electronics giant Omron said Wednesday they will form a joint venture to produce products and services that record and analyze personal health data.

  • News: Angry Chickens prove a hit on the iPhone

    Apple has released its weekly app charts for iPhone and iPad for the week ending 4 December 2011, with a new bird-related game flying up to the top of the pile.

  • News: RIM renames BBX as BlackBerry 10 after trademark dispute

    Research In Motion has rebranded its next generation mobile platform as BlackBerry 10, after its use of the BBX brand ran into a trademark dispute in the U.S.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Redact this

    One court decision accidentally spills some beans, Steve Jobs's biography picks up a notable distinction, and a smaller carrier says pffft, it totally didn't want the current iPhone anyway. The remainders for Tuesday, December 6, 2011 are totally secret and confidential, so don't even think about it, buster.

  • News: Android Market soars past 10 billion app download mark

    As of this past weekend, more than 10 billion apps had been downloaded from the Android Market.

  • News: New system secures cellphones for Web transactions

    An experimental method for two-factor authentication to websites employs mobile phones in a new way to ensure that users' online accounts don't get hijacked.

  • Opinion: Blood and Glory Review: An Epic Action Game for Android

    Spoiler alert: If you've played the popular iOS game Infinity Blade, you'll find Blood and Glory's style to be…well...exactly the same. However, Glu Mobile has put Blood and Glory in a different setting and tossed in a different "story line," and it's free.

  • News: Google Android Market tops 10 billion downloads

    Google today said its Android Marketplace surpassed 10 billion app downloads -- a growth rate of 1 billion app downloads per month.

  • News: Motorola Unveils Droid Xyboard Tablets

    Motorola Tuesday announced its newest entries into the tablet market--the Droid Xyboard 8.2 and Droid Xyboard 10.1, each offered via Verizon with LTE mobile broadband. An announcement of something new was long in coming; Motorola already unveiled the Xoom 2 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, but beyond that, Motorola has been suspiciously quiet on the U.S. front ever since its Xoom became the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet to market this past February. Sure, there have been small, iterative improvements to that original Xoom, but nothing more. Until now.

  • News: Want a Linux Job? Learn Java or Android

    It's no secret that Linux skills are a hot commodity in today's job market, and on Wednesday the Linux Foundation will publish some data that paints that picture in finer detail.

  • Opinion: H1Siri Brings Siri to iPhone 4, But Is One Hack to Avoid

    Jailbreakers and hackers will want to stay away from the H1siri hack that promises to bring Siri voice command functionality to the iPhone 4 and the fourth-generation iPod Touch. Several users and other developers have discovered that the hack actually contains illegal code, could break your device in several ways, and sends your personal information through questionable servers.

  • News: Warning: Tips for Secure Mobile Holiday Shopping

    I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.

  • News: Consumers misled by online behavioral advertising companies, EU group says

    Consumers are being misled about online behavioral advertising and what happens to their data says Europe’s biggest consumer rights organization.

  • Opinion: TweetCaster: A Slick, Powerful Free Twitter Client

    Guess what? I've got a fever, and the only prescription is... More Twitter! If you feel the same, you should check out TweetCaster for Android. It's a robust Twitter client, and even its free, ad-supported version lets you add multiple Twitter accounts and work with each account separately.

  • Opinion: Holiday Gift Guide for Portrait and Outdoor Photographers

    As a kid, I asked for a really fancy Erector set several years in a row but never got it (it came with three motors and some sort of remote control); apparently Santa didn't love me enough. These days, I have my mind set on a ContourRoam, a $200 hands-free HD camera that I can use to document my outdoor adventures. You never stop wanting toys, apparently. Over the last few weeks, I've recommended photo gifts for all manner of photographers on your holiday list, including new photographers and casual and action photographers.

  • News: Apple's e-books hit with EU antitrust probe

    Apple’s ebooks business is to be investigated by the European Union’s top antitrust regulator. The computer giant is accused of operating a cartel with five other publishers and engaging in other restrictive business practices banned under E.U. law.

  • News: Galaxy Nexus Wont Get Google Wallet

    Nobody knows when Verizon will launch the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but one thing we do know is you won't be able to use Google Wallet on the new Android phone. Verizon has put the kybosh on the search giant's plan to put Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus. That means Galaxy Nexus owners will not be allowed to download Google's new NFC-based tap-and-pay application from the Android Market, according to Computerworld.

  • News: No Google Wallet on Verizon's coming Galaxy Nexus

    Google Wallet, a mobile payment app, won't appear on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone from Verizon Wireless.


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