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  • 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.

  • Opinion: Japan Gets PlayStation Vita First

    When will the PS Vita launch in the U.S. or Europe or anywhere that isn't Japan? We still have no idea, but according to Sony, Sony's PS3-like portable game system will debut in he Land of the Rising Sun on December 17 with 26 launch titles. The Vita 3G version--Sony's selling one with, one without--will also run on NTT DoCoMo's cellular network.

  • News: Sony Vita handheld to go on sale in Japan on Dec. 17

    Sony said Wednesday that its PlayStation Vita portable game console will go on sale Dec. 17 in Japan, with 26 game titles and a 3G version that will run on NTT DoCoMo's network.

  • News: Android overtakes iPhone in Europe

    Android has become the second most popular smartphone platform in the five leading European markets, according to figures from comScore.

  • News: Survey: Jobs departure won't hurt consumer purchases

    While Steve Jobs's departure from the Apple CEO chair marked a major shift in the company's development, one thing it probably won't affect--for now, anyway--is the company's bottom line. A new survey from market research firm ChangeWave Research says that the end of Jobs's tenure at the company's top post won't slow consumer adoption of its products.

  • News: Android targeted by SpyEye banking Trojan

    Banking transactions for owners of Android phones just became more dangerous with a new iteration of the SpyEye Trojan designed to intercept two-factor authentication codes sent via SMS -- the first known version for Android.

  • News: Financial analyst expects 'unprecedented' iPhone 5 demand

    Anticipating that Apple will launch the iPhone 5 in October, a financial analyst firm has predicted unprecedented demand for the new phone.

  • News: Grid-10 tablet gets UK price and launch date

    Fusion Garage's Grid10 tablet is based loosely on the Google Android operating system and has an open-source ethos that appeals, but it's similarity with Identikit 10.1in Android slates is little more than a passing nod. It will go onsale in the UK in October and at £259 for a 16GB model, will undercut equivalent 10in Android tablets


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