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  • News: RIM's PlayBook shipments halve

    PlayBook shipments dropped in half for Research In Motion during its second quarter, which also saw revenue continue to plummet.

  • News: PayPal unveils mobile payments for in-store shopping

    PayPal has unveiled a mobile payment initiative for shoppers that doesn't require near-field communication (NFC) technology inside smartphones.

  • News: Ballmer upbeat to analysts on Windows Phone prospects

    "More work" needs to be done to establish Windows Phone in the marketplace, admitted Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer this week. And he promised Wall Street analysts that Microsoft was ready, willing, and able to do it.

  • News: Apple retaliates with suit against Samsung in the UK

    Apple confirmed on Thursday that it filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the U.K.'s High Court earlier in the week, as the two technology giants continue a legal tit-for-tat revolving around their mobile phone and tablet products.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 14: Mapping With Mango

    A few years ago I wouldn't have said this, but mapping is one of the most useful functions of a smartphone. Windows Phone 7 has a Maps app of course, and it includes some unique features worth taking a closer look at for today's 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 post.

  • Opinion: HTC Sensation XE Has Dr. Dre's Beats Audio

    The HTC Sensation XE, the first phone with integrated Beats Audio, promises to deliver “studio-quality audio.” The Sensation XE Android smartphone is the first fruit of HTC’s partnership with Dr. Dre’s Beats Audio, and should arrive later this month in Europe and Asia. Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing or availability for U.S. audiophiles.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Get the message?

    iMessage may be the next iOS feature to come back to the Mac; ebooks are invading your social network and your coffee shop; and your next iPad may be fabricados no Brasil! The remainders for Wednesday, September 14, 2011 are a multinational global corporation bent on world domination.

  • Opinion: iPhone 4 World's Thinnest Phone, Not Samsung Galaxy S II

    Apple's iPhone 4--not the Samsung Galaxy S II--is indeed the world's thinnest smartphone, the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled. Apple's claims to the slimmest smartphone in the world were challenged by one complaint that Samsung's Galaxy S II Android smartphone is actually thinner.

  • News: Kensington releases BungeeAir security cases for iPhone 4

    Kensington wants to make sure that you and your iPhone don't come down with a case of separation anxiety. The accessory maker's latest offering, BungeeAir security cases, alerts you when you and your smartphone are about to part ways.

  • Opinion: Amazon's Color Slate: Tablet or eReader?

    It reportedly runs Android, has a 7-inch color touchscreen, and carries a boatload of hooks into Amazon's online content. Some pundits are calling it a potential iPad killer--heady praise for a product that hasn't been announced. But given its expected feature set, is Amazon's new slate a tablet or an e-reader?

  • News: Verizon to add LTE service to 26 more markets Thursday

    Verizon Wireless will launch its faster 4G LTE network in 26 more cities Thursday, while expanding LTE service in San Francisco, Indianapolis and Cleveland.

  • News: Intel hopes for smartphone breakthrough with Google

    Intel hopes to boost its business selling chips to phone makers -- now the domain of rival ARM -- through a partnership announced this week with Google to develop future Android OS versions for mobile devices with Intel chips.

  • Opinion: This Lego Star Destroyer Is Made of 43,280 Bricks

    Whether you love or hate (Jar-Jar) the Star Wars prequel trilogy, you have to admit it had some of the coolest ships and star fighters. The only way they could be cooler is if you made them out of Lego like this 8-foot Venator Class Star Destroyer.

  • News: Threat of settlements may have spurred Google, Moto deal

    A blow-by-blow account of negotiations leading up to Google's acquisition of Motorola indicates that the deal may have been one of necessity rather than opportunity for Google.

  • Opinion: Android Phones Expand To Use Intel Chips

    If you buy an Android smartphone in 2012, there's a good chance it will be packing an Intel chip instead of an ARM-based processor as current Android devices do.

  • News: Facebook Updates Android App with More Privacy Controls

    If you liked the recent changes Facebook made to improve privacy, then you'll want to upgrade immediately to the latest version of the social network's app for Android smartphones.

  • News: Jobs' Departure Hasn't Quelled Demand for Apple Products

    Steve Jobs’ departure as CEO of Apple is having little effect on the clamor for iPads and iPhones, according to survey by ChangeWave Research.

  • News: Epson projectors bring iOS devices to the big screen

    Epson America has announced a new line of portable projectors, the MegaPlex series, aimed at turning your mobile Apple device into a home theater or business presentation device.

  • News: Creating a cloud-based backup for your image library

    Creating your own cloud storage system doesn’t require a degree in computer science. But it does help to choose the right equipment. A number of companies are offering network-capable hard drives that work nicely for photo backup and remote access. These network appliances typically house a couple of drives, basic server software, and an Ethernet connector. And since you don’t have to wire these units directly to a computer, they can be housed anywhere you have power and a connection to the Internet.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 13: Pros and Cons of People Hub

    It was a grueling experience, but now that I invested all that time getting my Outlook Contacts synced up with my smartphone on Day 12, I can move on to checking out the People Hub. The People Hub is one of the things that sets WP7 "Mango" apart from other mobile platforms, but it isn't without its own issues.



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