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  • Opinion: Google introduces Android 2.4: Meet Ice Cream Sandwich

    Google unveiled Android 2.4 (deliciously nicknamed "Ice Cream Sandwich") at this morning's keynote at Google I/O in San Francisco. Ice Cream Sandwich brings the best features of Honeycomb to mobile phones. Still, other than a few intriguing demos, Google did not disclose many details about the update such as when it will be available to consumers.

  • News: MS Hints at Skype's Future, Stresses Cross-Platform Support

    Microsoft's Skype acquisition will result in voice and video calling blended into lots of existing Microsoft products, but the company also stressed that it'll keep building Skype across other platforms.

  • News: Intel 3D CPUs: Watch for Powerful, Low-Power Mobile Devices

    Intel is calling its Tri-Gate 3D Transistor the most significant development since the transistor was invented over 50 years ago. But regardless of whether the claim will hold true, the CPU design will boost mobile device performance significantly while likely slashing CPU power consumption in half.

  • Opinion: Google I/O Mega-Conference: No Ticket? No Problem

    Google I/O, the big developers' conference sold out in record time. You're missed out on tickets, but so what? Stop kicking yourself, ignore the hype, and attend virtually. Here's all you need to know.

  • Opinion: iPhone 3GS Outselling New Android Phones

    Android is pounding overall iPhones sales, but Apple has a secret weapon up its sleeve: the iPhone 3GS is outselling newer, top-of-the-line Android phones such as the HTC Inspire and Motorola Atrix, according to an analyst quoted by Apple Insider.

  • News: Samsung Infuse 4G: What You Need To Know

    Samsung's Android-based Infuse 4G with its 4.5-inch super AMOLED screen is coming to AT&T on May 15 for $200 with a new two-year contract.

  • News: IT caught in crossfire when it comes to smartphone privacy

    The news that iPhones, iPads and Android devices secretly track the locations of their owners poses a potentially serious dilemma for IT staffs. If someone's manager asks IT to retrieve that data and hand it over, what should IT do? We certainly have to acknowledge that a device that's used for business purposes but automatically tracks personal information blurs the line between personal and corporate information.

  • News: Apple Ousts Google as Top Tech Brand

    Apple is the most valuable brand in the world, beating out former top brand Google. The house that Jobs built is so highly valued that it is worth more than Microsoft and Coca-Cola combined, according to the 2011 BrandZ Top 100.

  • News: Android passes BlackBerry in U.S. smartphone survey

    BlackBerry's share of the U.S. smartphone market continued to decline in the first quarter of 2011, according to a ComScore report.

  • Feature: 3D Is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not

    It seems as if you can't go far on the Internet without finding another editorial ridiculing 3D. The TVs are too expensive, the movies make you dizzy, the glasses are a pain to use--the list goes on.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Rubber and leather

    This week’s iPad case roundup features a number of elegant leather accessories—some with unique designs and great features that make them both beautiful and functional. If leather isn’t your thing, though, fear not—we have our usual eclectic mix of covers, cases, and sleeves for you to choose from.

  • News: Congress to Hear Privacy, Tracking Issues

    Representatives from Apple and Google are set to publicly speak about privacy matters next week.

  • News: Android Continues to Win at Blackberry's Expense

    More bad news for RIM's Blackberry: A recent survey of cell phone users shows Google's Android is continuing to gobble up its market share.

  • News: Will a Multitude of App Stores Hurt Android?

    GetJar, Opera, Amazon and now Barnes & Noble-seems like these days everyone has their own Android app store with their own apps that can't be found anywhere else. While the joke these past few months has been that Steve Jobs doesn't "get "all these Android app stores, the real joke may be on the consumer.

  • News: Take Better Photos With Your Digital Camera

    Do your family members shudder when you pick up a camera? Are you jealous of your friends' Flickr albums? Has it been weeks since the last time someone "Liked" one of your photos on Facebook?

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roundup for week ending May 6

    Here are the top iPhone 5 rumors for the week ending Friday, May 6: The Date, the value of carrier employees as sources of information, two models, shallow consumers buy the white iPhone 4 and delay iPhone 5, wireless updates. You heard it all here second.

  • How-Tos: Use AppleTV video caching for faster AirPlay viewing

    One of my favorite features of iOS 4.2 (and later) and the second-generation Apple TV is that if I've taken photos or video with my iPhone, I can use Apple's AirPlay technology to stream those bits of media directly from my iPhone to the Apple TV—I don't have to first sync the media to iTunes or iPhoto. This makes it easy to, for example, show my mother-in-law the video I took of my daughter's first "solo" bike ride at the park.

  • News: You don't know tech: InfoWorld news quiz

    May 6, 2011: Osama's death has world atwitter; Sony's network gets the jitters

  • News: Android, Chrome to highlight Google I/O developer conference

    Google's biggest developer platforms will take center stage at Google I/O next week.

  • How-Tos: Smartphone Video Tips: Shooting, Editing, and Sharing

    A few decades ago, even a short, amateur film cost hundreds--or thousands--of dollars to make. And your friends couldn't see it unless you invited them over and set up the 16mm projector.



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