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  • News: Google's Ice Cream Sandwich OS to Debut Before December

    Android fans should expect to see Ice Cream Sandwich, the next version of Google's mobile operating system, in October or November, according to Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt. "We have a new [Android] operating system, internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich...which is being released in October/November," Schmidt said during a talk at Salesforce's Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. Schmidt's comments were first reported by Android and Me.

  • Opinion: How to take pan motion photos

    Are you looking for a way to take the coolest photos at your kids’ track meet? The pan-motion photographic effect can make them look like they’re the Flash.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S II now in Kenya

    More than 6 Million sales later and midst favourable reviews worldwide, the Samsung Galaxy S II is now available in Kenya. The phone was launched Tuesday evening in a cocktail event held at Nairobi's Mercury Lounge. The phone will be available for a recommended retail price of KES 70,000.

  • News: Microsoft investigates its own mobile location practices

    Microsoft said this week it is investigating a lawsuit's allegation that the camera application on Windows Phone 7 handsets collects location data from nearby Wi-Fi and cellular networks -- even if the user refuses permission to do so.

  • News: Motorola Droid Bionic: Launch Day Briefing

    Motorola's Droid Bionic is now available from Verizon, making it the first device rocking a dual-core 1GHz processor to hit the carrier's 4G LTE network. The reviews have been largely positive, but there are some reservations about the device's initial price, along with a number of high-priced accessories that could put an even heavier burden on your wallet.

  • News: Droid Bionic Accessories: Which Ones Are Worth the Money?

    Want to use your new Droid Bionic smartphone in your car, at your desk, connected to your TV, or as a laptop? Motorola has a dock for you. When I tested these accessories, however, only some proved extremely useful--one just wasn’t up to snuff.

  • Buying Advice: What's the best student tablet?

    Strictly speaking, if you're a student you shouldn't really be able to afford a tablet. However, that said, they are tempting little fiends so we can excuse you splashing out on a tablet this once. Make sure you heed our advice before you do, otherwise you could end up with a massive credit card bill and a rubbish tablet to boot.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 7: Threads Ties Messaging Together

    I do a fair amount of instant messaging and texting. There are some reports suggesting that texting is emerging as the preferred method of communication for a smartphone--more than voice. Obviously Windows Phone 7 is capable of both, but with Mango Microsoft adds a new twist. For today's 30 days With Windows Phone 7 post, I am going to check out the Threads feature.

  • News: LG Dual Play provides simultaneous full-screen gaming

    LG has come up with a cunning way of allowing two-player mode gaming to work in fullscreen for both players at once. Its Dual Play lets each player view of its 3D scenes in 2D

  • News: PURE Classic II DAB gets Listen Later audio recording update

    Digital radio manufacturer PURE has updated its best-selling PURE One Classic II DAB and FM radio with the ability to record programmes that you would otherwise miss. The Listen Later option allows users to set single or series recordings for subsequent playback.

  • News: Amazon cloud SDKs for Android, iOS exit beta testing

    Amazon's SDKs (software development kits) for Android and Apple's iOS have exited the beta testing phase, the company said on Wednesday.

  • News: DoCoMo: Apple lawsuit won't block Japan Samsung tablet

    NTT DoCoMo's CEO said Thursday that the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab next month will not be affected by a patent-infringement lawsuit by Apple.

  • News: Google attacks Apple via HTC

    Armed with new patents transferred from Google, HTC has filed a new lawsuit against Apple and amended two previous legal complaints.

  • News: Read, annotate and sign PDFs on your iPad with PDF Expert 3

    iPad users can go desktop free when working with PDFs using Readdle’s PDF Expert app, which has now been updated to PDF Expert 3.0.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Click to agree

    One young designer takes on a hefty hunk of Apple legalese and tries to make it friendly. Meanwhile an old school union boss has a beef with Cupertino, but it's not all bad news, as an Arizona-based company has dropped its dispute with 1 Infinite Loop. And we hope you like dissecting innocuous photos for clues, because we've got our fill of that. The remainders for Wednesday, September 7, 2011 are hot on the trail.

  • Opinion: Lost iPhone Case Continues, SF Police Launch Probe

    There's a new development in the caper involving a lost iPhone in San Francisco. A new report says the S.F. police will be investigating their own, specifically the role that officers may have played in assisting an Apple corporate security team in a home search earlier this summer.

  • Opinion: Is 3D TV Doomed?

    Consumer response to 3D TVs has been tepid thus far, and industry observers point to a number of likely explanations, including the dearth of 3D programming and an aversion to those clunky 3D glasses. And for those of us who don't mind wearing 3D specs, there's also the question of which technology to buy into: Passive or active-shutter?

  • News: Google offered to split mobile revenue with Sun, papers show

    Google hoped at one time to codevelop Android with Sun, and was prepared to offer Sun a share of its mobile service revenue in return for making Java open source, according to newly released documents in Oracle's lawsuit against Google.

  • News: Oracle, Google execs to head to mediation

    Google and Oracle will send top executives to mediation in front of a magistrate judge, in a last-ditch attempt to settle their differences over Google's use of Java in the Android OS.

  • Opinion: Gigapixel Hack Makes Photos More Interactive

    Have you ever looked at a particulalry stunning photograph and wished you could really immerse yourself in it? A recent project attempts to do just that, with the help of a good camera, a hacked Kinect, and an Arduino board.



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