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  • News: Essential Apps for Android

    If you're in the market for a brand-new smartphone--or if you feel that you haven’t fully taken advantage of your current one--finding great apps is the last piece of the puzzle. The sheer number of apps available on the market can be daunting, but our package of essentials should be more than enough to get you started.

  • News: Yamaha releases Tenori-On sequencer as iPhone and iPad app

    Yamaha have announced a new iPhone and iPad app that emulates the Tenori-On music and lighting sequencer, as used by the likes of Björk.

  • News: More Americans own e-readers than tablets, survey finds

    A Pew Research Institute survey in May found that Americans favor less-expensive e-reader devices over tablets like Apple's iPad.

  • News: Security Shootout: PlayBook, iPad, Android

    The CIO (US) story, "Security Shootout: PlayBook, iPad, Android," posted June 10, has been changed to correct the number of devices that BoxTone -- a mobile device management vendor -- manages, and also to clarify the company's opinion about security on various devices. The fifth and 10th paragraphs of the article have been changed.

  • News: Android, Red Hat Prove Linux's Merit on Phones and Servers

    Debate over Linux's viability on the desktop may rage unabated in light of the recent changes made to Canonical's Ubuntu, in particular, but there's no questioning the operating system's strength in the server and mobile arenas.

  • News: Google Teams Up With Getty Museum, Gives Art Fans 'Goggles'

    If you haven’t already played around with Google Goggles, you’re really missing out on an amazing use of technology. The free application for your Android or iOS device allows you to retrieve various bits of information related to something by simply taking a picture of it. You can use the app to find out about anything from books to toys to even that addictive pack of gum in your pocket – and don’t forget about landmarks, in the summer of the summer season.

  • News: MyTouch 4G Slide is a smartphone and advanced camera

    T-Mobile USA announced the new MyTouch 4G Slide smartphone will go on sale in July and claimed it has the "most advanced camera of any smartphone."

  • News: Half a million Android devices activated daily, says Google

    Carriers are now activating more than 500,000 new Android devices every day, according to Google Vice President of Engineering Andy Rubin.

  • News: Symantec finds big differences in iOS, Android security

    Apple iOS and Google Android have some big differences when it comes to mobile security, creating distinct potential vulnerabilities for enterprises embracing devices running these operating systems, according to analysis by Symantec.

  • News: 500,000 Android Devices Activated Every Day

    Google's Android operating system just hit a big milestone, with more than 500,000 new devices activated every day.

  • News: 35 Percent of College Students Use Apps While Driving

    So much for higher education. A University of Alabama at Birmingham survey reveals that one third of college students use mobile apps while driving. Worse the numbers don't change among those college students who have previously been in accidents where the use of a mobile phone application was a contributing factor in the accident.

  • Opinion: How to Make Great Business Cards

    Your business card is often the first--and sometimes the only--impression that people get of your company. Thus, you should shop around for the perfect business card design--or design your own, if necessary. Your business card should be simple, yet memorable, and have all of your contact information--name, phone number, fax number, email address, website address, and social media details.

  • Opinion: Slay Vampires With Your Phone

    Feel like slaying some vampires today? Or did you fall asleep watching True Blood and dreamt that you grew some fangs? Third Eye, a new free Android game from Viewdle, uses a combination of augmented reality and facial recognition technology to make a whole new kind of mobile game. Whether you're a fan of complex MMPORGs or enjoy casual social gaming, like Farmville or Mafia Wars, Third Eye offers something for everybody. The idea behind Third Eye is really cool, but I wonder if this first game in a three-part trilogy will be enough to hold the sometimes short attention span of gamers.

  • Opinion: Reader Questions on Thumbtack, Background Blur, and More

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to me. I reply to as many questions as I can--though given the quantity of e-mails that I get, I can't promise a personal reply to each one. I round up the most interesting questions about once a month here in Digital Focus. For more frequently asked questions, read my newsletters from March, April , and May.

  • News: Symantec compares iOS and Android security

    Apple's iOS and Google's Android smartphone platforms are more secure than traditional desktop-based operating systems, but are still susceptible to many existing categories of attacks, according toa 23-page report from security software vendor Symantec.

  • News: MobileMe access problems reported

    Some users of Apple's MobileMe service are reporting problems accessing their emails this morning, though others report a normal service.

  • Opinion: Apples iCloud is a real memory killer

    Apple's at it again, cruelly dumping its users' memories at the altar of a few pennies more profit.

  • News: Double iPhone launch claims dismissed

    An analyst has rubbished claims that Apple plans to launch both an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4S, saying that the iPhone 3GS will remain the low-end option.

  • News: Mystery of the Missing Honeycomb Apps

    Google's much-anticipated tablet operating system, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, made its splash in late February with the launch of the Motorola Xoom. Few Honeycomb-optimized apps were available at launch, but no matter: The expectation was that they'd follow soon after. Why wouldn't they, given the ever-growing popularity of Android? But instead of an explosion of Honeycomb apps, the fuse burned down to the powder keg...and then nothing happened. Four months later, we're still waiting: The number of Honeycomb-optimized apps remains in the low hundreds. By comparison, there are over 100,000 apps optimized for the iPad.

  • News: CIOs have lost battle against'bring your own technology

    CIOs have lost the battle to control the consumerisation of IT, with an increase in bring-your-own-technology schemes (BYOT) cropping up around Australia.



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