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  • Opinion: Hands-On With the Huawei Ascend II for Cricket

    At CTIA 2011 in San Diego, Huawei outlined its plans to take on the US mobile market. The company showed off a few of its latest phones to hit our shores, including the eye-catching Huawei Ascend II for Cricket. This prepaid phone is currently available for $180 with no contract.

  • News: Cellphones will become a way to attack otherwise protected devices: report

    Mobile phones will become an increasing menace to network security that could drop malware onto protected devices when they dock to sync or plug into USB ports to charge, security experts say in a Georgia Tech report.

  • Opinion: Scary Super-Realistic Face Masks Are Scary

    Sure, we all think we look stunning when we sneak a peak in the mirror, but does the world really need more than one of our faces floating around? Twins my be able to get away with it naturally, but the rest of us would have to come up with some 3-D photo-realistic printing device that would create life-like masks. Oh wait, someone’s already done that leg work. Score.

  • News: Embracing 'bring your own' technology

    Reasonably-priced and increasingly powerful consumer information technology, such as laptops and smartphones, has proved a boon for the home user, but creates a growing challenge for the organisation as employees want to continue using their devices in the office.

  • Opinion: New Secure Android Tool Divides Data for Work or Play

    If you use your Android smartphone for both business and pleasure, a product introduced today at a trade show in Germany appears to be worth following. A version of Android called BizzTrust creates two partitions in Android--one for personal use and another super-secure one for business.

  • News: 3 Reasons to Get an iPhone 4S

    The all-geek jury has come back with an early verdict: Demand for the iPhone 4S is sky high.

  • News: Huawei Aims to Be Major Player in U.S. Smartphone Market

    At a press conference this morning at CTIA 2011 in San Diego, Chinese company Huawei outlined its strategy for entering the U.S. mobile market.

  • News: Nexus Prime smartphone, Android 4.0 delayed over patent dispute?

    Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin asserted today that the Samsung Nexus Prime smartphone and Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, are "under question" over patent disputes.

  • Opinion: Samsung Transfix: Prepaid Android Messaging Phone

    Even though Samsung canceled its Unpacked event with Google this week, it has still announced quite a few phones here at the CTIA 2011 show in San Diego. The Transfix might not be as exciting as the Nexus Galaxy, the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich phone, but it is positive news for prepaid customers.

  • News: AT&T Unveils Five Android Phones at CTIA 2011

    On the eve of the CTIA 2011 show in San Diego, AT&T announced its fall line-up of Android phones. The carrier did not announce any exact release dates for the phones nor did it reveal pricing. From looking at the specs, however, it seems that most of these phones will fall into the growing category of inexpensive Android phones.

  • News: Roku Debuts $50 Streaming Device Named the LT

    Roku's assault on the Apple TV and other streaming set-top boxes continues with its cheapest device yet, the $50 Roku LT.

  • News: Cellphone subscriptions outnumber people in U.S.

    The CTIA has released survey data that shows the number of wireless subscriber connections now outnumbers the U.S. population, adding up to a wireless penetration rate of 103.9%.

  • Opinion: Brighten Unwanted Shadows in Your Photos

    Despite what your camera might have told you, there's no such thing as the "perfect exposure." Unless you're taking a picture of a completely uniform scene (like a wall that's been painted a single color), every combination of shutter speed and aperture is invariably going to favor one part of the photo over another. So even if you learn the basics of exposure using an online camera simulator and go on to master the hidden potential of your camera's Program mode, odds are good that everything won't be properly exposed.

  • News: Why the iPhone 3GS Is Apple's Secret Weapon

    Last week was a huge week for Apple. First the iPhone 4S was unveiled and met with criticism that it wasn't an iPhone 5. Then Steve Jobs passed away. Then Apple and its wireless providers shattered previous records by pre-selling a million of the "disappointing" iPhone 4Ss on Friday. One thing that didn't seem to get the attention it deserves is the iPhone 3GS.

  • News: AT&T to sell Atrix 2 Sunday for $100; four other Androids due soon

    AT&T announced five new Android smartphones on Tuesday, including the Motorola Atrix 2 with a powerful processor that goes on sale Sunday for just $99.99 with a two-year service agreement.

  • News: SlingPlayer for Honeycomb Tablets Lands in Android Market

    Watching your home TV remotely on a Honeycomb Android tablet is now a bit easier with the release of Sling Media's SlingPlayer for Android Tablets. The new app allows Honeycomb tablet users to connect their Android slates to a Slingbox Solo or Pro-HD place-shifting set-top box to watch home television while on the go. The app is available in the Android Market for $30 and requires a tablet running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) or later.

  • News: Steve Jobs being honored by Apple employees Oct. 19

    Apple will formally honor co-founder Steve Jobs at an employee event at the company's Cupertino, Calif., campus on Oct. 19.

  • Opinion: Researchers Turn iPhone Into 350x Microscope on the Cheap

    Take a close look at the images above. They look like fairly typical (and fairly awesome) photos taken with a microscope, except...they were taken with an iPhone. The highly detailed snaps are magnified an impressive 350 times thanks to a recently created microscopic lens, and it was all done for around $50.

  • News: Canon's Winning Customer Support: How They Do It

    In our annual Reliability and Service survey, where we ask PCWorld readers to assess their experience with the tech products and tech support they've used in the previous year, Canon always earns high ratings for customer service in its product categories (specifically, printers and cameras, though last year we couldn't rate the company's camera service and support because we received too few responses on those measures). After reading some of the glowing praise that Canon customers have volunteered on behalf of the company's help system, I was curious to see the place that handles its tech support.

  • News: iPad Rules Tablet Web Traffic

    The Apple iPad is by far the most popular tablet device used to browse the Web, according to the latest figures from comScore. Android tablets are nowhere to be seen, as the research found iPads deliver more than 97 percent of all U.S. tablet traffic, totaling a higher share of Internet use than iPhones.


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