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  • News: Google to cooperate with Korean regulator over Android

    Google will address concerns the Korean Fair Trade Commission may have about its Android mobile platform, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday after reports emerged that South Korean government officials had raided Google offices there.

  • News: A Smartphone Keylogger Using The Built-In Gyroscope

    Two researchers from UC Davis have successfully created a proof-of-concept keylogger using a smartphone’s built-in gyroscope. TouchLogger was written for Android, but there is no reason the same couldn’t be done for iPhone or any modern smartphone or tablet for that matter.

  • JBL OnBeat Xtreme iPod speaker is a real contender

    JBL is building on the success of its OnBeat iPod dock by launching a bigger, beefier new model that looks set to square up to the mighty B&W Zeppelin. The AirPlay and Buetooth-compatible speaker works with iPad and iPhones but also with non-Apple audio devices

  • News: Why the Number of Apps in an App Store Doesn't Matter

    The number of apps a mobile OS racks up in its store these days doesn't mean anything. Yes, you read that right. Contrary to what we've been fed by promoters for the Apple and Android platforms, it turns out that people don't really care how many apps they have to choose from.

  • News: Mobile apps and security: What you need to know

    A Melbourne-based app developer has spoken about the security pitfalls of smartphone apps, saying that while certain mobile environments are more susceptible to malware, such risks can be eliminated through encryption and using common sense.

  • Opinion: A Baseball Sim for Hard-Core and Casual Gamers Alike

    Com2Us's 9 Innings Pro Baseball 2011 is an excellent title for baseball fans and baseball video game fans. 9 Innings Pro Baseball 2011 features all of the latest players, their stats, team and coach information, and even batting orders and pitching rotations for the 2011 season. On top of that, it offers a simple-yet-fun baseball simulation for people who are less interested in the numbers.

  • Video: Video analysis: Is the Galaxy Note a small tablet or a big smartphone?

    With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note at IFA last week, the company is hoping to define a new category of mobile devices. Just as Steve Jobs said the tablet is the bridge between computers and smartphones, Samsung is hoping that it can convince consumers that the Galaxy Note is the bridge between smartphones and tablets. With a 5.3in screen the Note is a little too large to be a phone, but a little too small to be a tablet. Samsung also brought back the stylus as one option, in addition to touch, to control the device. In a world that has become so touch oriented since Apple popularized the touchscreen, O’Donnell feels like we’re going back in time. I think the Galaxy Note is an interesting product. In some ways it’s sort of a throwback, right? A 5-inch phone with a stylus makes it feel like a PDA. The reality is that large phones have never done particularly well. The Dell Streak didn't do particularly well. I think Samsung is going to be pretty challenged with this product. I'm not sure that people really miss the stylus. Granted the S Pen can do more than the one you used to use on your Palm Pilot. It’s pressure sensitive and when coupled with the software Samsung is offering, it'll allow you to take notes, draw sketches, annotate screens and even collaborate across multiple devices. Still convincing consumers to use a stylus might be as hard as convincing them to hold a 5.3in phone to their ears. Whether or not the Galaxy Note will be a success remains to be seen, but we’ll have an answer by the end of this year when the device goes on sale.

  • How-Tos: How to transfer photos from a Google Android smartphone to a PC

    More and more smartphone users are utilising the camera on their handset to capture great digital snaps, and Google Android users are no exception.

  • Feature: The five best free Android apps for digital photos

    More and more smartphone owners are making use of the camera on their handset, and those with devices running Google Android are no exception

  • News: Motorola Xoom slashed to £329

    Dixons has slashed the price of the Motorola Xoom tablet PC to £329.

  • News: Lenovo: Samsung has only sold 20,000 Galaxy Tabs

    Samsung sold just 200,000 of its original tablet PC, the Galaxy Tab, says Lenovo.

  • News: Plantronics M1100 Bluetooth headset gets vocal

    Bluetooth headset company Plantronics has launched a headset that allows users to dictate messages, check Facebook and Twitter updates and have emails read out to you. The Plantronics M1100 Bluetooth headset comes with a Vocalyst app that offers text-to-speech functionality and the ability to store and messages in the cloud

  • News: AKG shows off world's smallest in-ear speaker

    AKG has unveiled a pair of £1000 earphones, the AKG K3003s, with the smallest of speakers and drivers inside. The company says they are the world's smallest triple-driver earphones. The aluminium earphones are handmade and hand-tuned and weigh just 12g.

  • News: Tablet War Is Heating Up...for Second Place

    New tablets are being unveiled and launched at a dizzying pace. If the rate of new tablets being introduced was an effective measure of the tablet market, everyone would have two of the devices already and be shopping for a third. The feverish pace of tablets isn't an indication of the tablet market as a whole, though--just a sign that the race for second place is in high gear.

  • News: Amazon's 7-Inch Tablet Reportedly Priced at $250

    It sports a color touch screen, looks much like a BlackBerry PlayBook and has no physical buttons on the surface of the device. And it comes at a bargain price.

  • News: Medion Android tablet for UK by Christmas

    Medion is to launch its first Android smartphone and Android tablets in the UK. The tablet, the 10.1in screen Medion Life Tab will hit UK stores by mid-December. A 16GB and a 32GB Wi-Fi-only model will be offered, with a 3G-enabled version due out in early 2012

  • News: Apple: We invented Android!

    In another massive twist in the mobile patent wars Apple is now claiming that it invented Android, Google’s popular mobile OS for smartphones and tablets.

  • News: Judge in Oracle, Google case may order mediation

    As the trial date nears in Oracle's dispute with Google over Android, the judge overseeing the case is proposing a last-ditch mediation in front of a magistrate judge.

  • Video: Video: Samsung and Toshiba launch tablets at IFA - the week in tech

    Coming up on World Tech Update this week, we’re at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin where tablets are all the rage. Sony debuts two new Android tablets while taking a jab at Apple, Samsung intros the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and also announces the Galaxy Note smartphone-tablet hybrid, Toshiba focuses on thin and light with a new ultrabook and tablet and Ford Motor Company joins consumer electronics vendors and presents its vision of the future.

  • News: Microsoft Accused of Collecting Windows Phone Location Data

    A Windows Phone 7 user has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that the software maker collects data from mobile phone users without their knowledge.



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