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  • News: Nokia confident about first Windows Phone arriving in Q4

    Nokia has "increased confidence" that the first of its smartphones with Windows Phone will ship in the fourth quarter, the company said on Tuesday.

  • News: BlueStacks Merges Android and Windows

    Android smartphone applications are rapidly emerging as powerful and widely adopted business tools, while Windows PCs comprise the vast majority of small office networks. But so far, the two environments have remained largely separate, which also adds to the workload of those who have to manage small business networks.

  • News: Summer launch for the iPhone 5 - rumour

    New speculation puts the iPhone 5 launch date as July or August and suggests that the handset will have an 8MP camera and SIM-less design.

  • News: Software AG acquires mobile app platform developer Metismo

    Software AG has acquired Metismo, the U.K. creator of a mobile development platform that allows applications to be deployed natively on multiple smartphone operating systems, it said on Tuesday at its ProcessWorld event in Berlin.

  • News: Ricoh announces enterprise device with tablet features

    Ricoh on Tuesday announced a tablet-like device that can function as an e-reader and digital clipboard for enterprises to electronically write, capture and record documents.

  • News: Sony PlayStation Network to be fully restored by weekend

    Sony plans to restore all its PlayStation Network services by this weekend in all regions except Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong, the company said Tuesday.

  • How-Tos: Take Night Photos, Understand Focal Lengths, and More

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to me. I reply to as many 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 January, February, March, and April.

  • Opinion: Kobo, Nook Newcomers vs. Kindle: Chart

    The e-reader field is getting more crowded.

  • Opinion: Asus' Padfone Combines Smartphone With Tablet Dock

    It's the hybrid of the gadget world, and computer maker Asus wants in.

  • How-Tos: Can I Wirelessly Connect My PC to My HDTV?

    Ernest Valdez, Jr. asked how he could wirelessly send a video signal from his computer to his HDTV.

  • News: What Your Wireless Carrier Knows About You

    Like a lot of cell phone users, you may be wondering just what your wireless company knows about you. Can it see what kinds of apps you're running on your phone and where you go online while you're out and about? Can it tell what types of phones and tablets are connected to their networks, and how much data they consume? The answer to these questions is "yes."

  • News: Samsung demands to see Apple's next iPhone, iPad

    In the latest round of an ongoing patent and trademark battle, Samsung on Friday asked a federal judge to make Apple provide the Korean electronics giant with samples of its next-generation iPhone and iPad.

  • News: Asus demos phone-tablet combo, Meego netbook

    Taiwan's Asustek Computer has previewed a smartphone-tablet PC combo device that seeks to bring together the strengths of both devices without completely duplicating the hardware.

  • News: Google Wallet Security Has a Weakness

    Google unveiled details of Google Wallet this week. Google Wallet is an ambitious mobile payment plan designed to let your Android smartphone be your wallet, but you should consider very carefully just how secure your credit card data will be in Google Wallet.

  • How-Tos: Acer Iconia A500 Tablet Pairs Nicely with Any USB PC Keyboard

    I'm writing today's post on my Android-based Acer Iconia A500 tablet. But no, I'm not tapping slowly around an on-screen keyboard. Instead, I grabbed an old USB keyboard that was laying at the bottom of a junk drawer in my closet, and I'm typing as fast as I would on my desk-bound machine. For tablet-based productivity, this is an awesome experience.

  • News: 6 changes in Windows Phone Mango target business users

    The Windows Phone Mango release, due this fall, includes changes that improve Microsoft's mobile OS for business users and IT groups.

  • News: Google Wallet Reality Check

    Google announced its wireless payment system on Thursday called Google Wallet that makes it possible for you to turn your phone into a wireless credit card. Sounds great, but experts say billfolds and credit cards aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

  • News: NFC Smartphone Payments Taking Off? Not So Fast

    Waving your smartphone to board an airplane has practically become an everyday event, but if you want to buy a cup of coffee before the flight you might want to have cash or a credit card handy. The momentum of mobile payments is actually slowing down rather than surging ahead, according to a recent study from ABI research. Perhaps there will be better luck next year, when mobile payments will take off, ABI says.

  • News: Researchers tackle multi-core computer chip shortcomings

    Multi-core processors promise a big performance boost for servers, PCs and even smartphones, but much work remains to get the most out of these new chips. North Carolina State University researchers are among those seeking to maximize what multi-core processors have to offer.

  • News: E-Book Prices Fuel Outrage--and Innovation

    An e-book that costs the same as a printed book doesn't feel right. No trees died to make it. No heavy machinery ran to print it. No planes flew to ship it. You might need to buy one of those new $139 Barnes & Noble Nooks, announced this week, to be able to read it. So why should you have to spend as much as you would for a heavy hardcover book to own it?



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