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  • Opinion: Apple iOS 4.3.3 is Out; Location-Tracking Removed

    With the release of iOS 4.3.3, Apple fixes the location caching issue that sparked a controversy on mobile phone privacy last month.

  • News: HP Veer 4G smartphone arrives May 15; $100 on AT&T

    AT&T announced today that the tiny HP Veer 4G smartphone will go on sale May 15 for $99.99 with a two-year contract.

  • Opinion: Android 2.3.4 On Nexus One, No Google Talk Voice Chat

    Attention, Nexus One owners: the latest variant of Gingerbread is here! But don't get too excited as this "special" Nexus One version of Android doesn't deliver all the digital goodies that other handsets are getting.

  • Opinion: Newsflash: Fewer Americans Own TVs

    Fewer Americans own TV sets these days, research firm Nielsen has found. Nielsen says it expects a drop in the number of U.S. households with a television set for the first time in 20 years. Nielsen says that the decrease likely has to do with two factors: poverty and the rise of high-tech alternatives.

  • News: Isis wireless carriers back off separate mobile payment network

    Isis, a consortium of three major U.S. wireless carriers, has reportedly decided to back off plans for a separate mobile payment network and will instead work within traditional systems that include major credit card processors such as Visa and MasterCard for mobile transactions.

  • Opinion: My PC Doesn't Recognize My Android Phone

    AmyShepherdBucobloj plugged her LG Vortex into her laptop with no results. She asked the Windows forum for help.

  • News: Apple to Retain App Throne, Despite Huge Google Growth

    Apple and its App Store will remain king when it comes to mobile app revenues for years, according to new research that expects the overall paid app market to double by 2014.

  • News: DVD Death Watch: Sales Drop 20 Percent

    DVDs are one step closer to extinction if recent numbers from a Hollywood trade group are any measure. DVD sales in the United States dropped by 20 percent during the first three months of 2011 compared with the same time last year, according to a report by the Digital Entertainment Group. The group blamed the drop on the timing of Easter and a dearth of blockbuster DVD releases in early 2011 compared to four major DVD debuts in early 2010.

  • News: PlayBook security: How RIM aims to keep work and play separate

    One of Research in Motion's biggest challenges in a world of the iPhone and Android has been how to keep its products fun and fresh while maintaining the high level of security its corporate users have come to rely on.

  • News: Smartphone Spying Reality Check

    It sounds like a B-grade movie plot: Millions of smartphone owners are being tracked by their phones. Their mobile apps are eavesdropping on them, too. And information about their whereabouts is being sold to third parties.

  • Opinion: Quiz: Who Said It--Cult Member or Fanboy?

    Some tech fanboys and fangirls become so lost in the technology of their choice that it becomes a big part of their identity. Cult members do something similar, only with a spiritual belief system or philisophical concept.

  • Opinion: Android, Apple, BlackBerry: Are They Cults Yet?

    It's not often that a company of any kind is accused of inspiring cultlike devotion. But that's certainly the case with at least one tech giant: Apple is widely considered to have a cultlike following among its customers. How else can you explain the fact that the release of the white iPhone 4 was such important news? Especially when the white iPhone 4's distinguishing attribute is its being...white.

  • News: Microsoft-RIM Alliance Is No Easy Boost for BlackBerry Brand

    In a move to secure fraying market share against their bourgeoning competitors, RIM and Microsoft are partnering. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a surprise keynote earlier Tuesday at the Blackberry World expo in Orlando, Fla. Microsoft will integrate its Bing search and map application at the device operating system level, he said. "We're going to invest uniquely into the BlackBerry platform."

  • News: Microsoft issues first Windows Phone security update

    Microsoft has released the first security update for Windows Phone 7, replicating for smartphone users a patch the company gave Windows desktop users six weeks ago.

  • Opinion: Lima: The Piracy-Free App Store for Jailbroken iPhones

    If you've ever jailbroken your iPhone, you probably know--and love--Cydia. While there have been a few alternatives over the years (such as Icy), the simplicity and polish of Cydia has cemented its reputation as the go-to iOS jailbreak app installer. The problem, however, is that Cydia not only makes it easy to install jailbreak-only apps, but DRM-stripped pirated apps as well. This has given jailbreaking a fairly deserved stigma in the eyes of Apple and many iOS developers, who obviously don't get paid for pirated apps downloaded from Cydia.

  • Opinion: Amazon Tablet In 2011? Now We're Talking

    The world of tablets is about to get very interesting.

  • Opinion: RIM and Microsoft Alliance: Who Wins?

    RIM introduced an unexpected guest speaker at BlackBerry World--Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Ballmer unveiled a new partnership between the two which will have Microsoft's Bing replace Google as the default search provider on BlackBerry mobile devices. Microsoft stands to gain from the alliance, but it's hard to see what value is there for RIM.

  • News: MLB offers smartphone-only game-streaming subscription

    If you find yourself barnstorming your way across the country, you may lament your inability to catch up with your favorite baseball team. Fortunately, with Major League Baseball’s new MLB.TV Mobile Phone Only subscription, you’ll never be any farther away from the action than your iPhone or iPod touch.

  • News: Comic Life leaps onto the iPad in a single bound

    Plasq on Tuesday released Comic Life for iPad, a new incarnation of its software for turning your digital photos into comics.

  • News: RIM, Microsoft Announce Partnership with Focus on Bing

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) and software giant Microsoft on Tuesday announced a new pact under which the two companies will partner to offer a variety of Bing related services to BlackBerry smartphone and PlayBook tablet users. Bing is Microsoft's Web search offering, and it's one of the top three search engines along with Google and Yahoo Search, according to Hitwise.



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