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  • Opinion: Portable computing: Welcome to the future

    Tablets, ultrabooks, Windows 8... the portable connected computer of the future is here. And it's brilliant for watching the telly.

  • News: Google patents technology to serve ads based on background noise

    A new Google patent could enable the search giant to base advertising on background noise during phone conversations, although the scope of the patent is much broader.

  • Opinion: Rovio Launches Angry Birds Space

    The wait is over Angry Birds fans: Rovio has officially launched Angry Birds Space for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Mac, and Windows. The new Angry Birds game features 60 different levels, and, as usual with Angry Birds games, Rovio is promising regular updates with more free new levels. IOS users can also buy new levels via an in-app purchase, and players on all platforms can uncover several secret levels hidden in the game.

  • News: Case-Mate's Pop! iPhone 4/4S case features a kickstand and flashy colors

    Case-Mate’s $40 Pop! with Stand for iPhone 4/4S is a hard shell case with a built-in kickstand for hands-free viewing. The soft-edged, two-toned case comes in a delightful array of colors: solar yellow with neon pink, white with honeysuckle (pink), lime with turquoise, and seven other color combinations to choose from.

  • How-Tos: How to Stay Below Your Data Cap on Android

    Studies suggest that Android users consume the most data--which is great news for the tech industry, but perhaps not so great for the user who has to pay that pesky wireless bill at the end of each month.

  • Opinion: Lost Your Phone? Lookout's Latest Report Shows You're Not Alone

    Let's face it: We can all be a little absent-minded sometimes. But aside from constantly losing your keys, the other thing that everyone is always misplacing is their phone. On Thursday, Lookout launched a nifty interactive report that shows you where and when people are losing their smartphones.

  • News: Chinese firm launches Android voice assistant for Mandarin speakers

    As Apple works to bring the Chinese language to its Siri software for the iPhone, a Chinese tech firm has announced its own voice assistant app for Mandarin speakers with Android phones.

  • News: UK leads European smartphone usage

    Against an average penetration of mobile subscribers of 45.2%, 52.6% of UK consumers had used a smartphone, such as the iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone or an Android smartphone.

  • News: Rovio launches Angry Birds into Space

    Rivio has released Angry Birds Space for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android devices, PC and Mac.

  • News: Samsung's Galaxy Note will get Android 4.0 in Q2, along with new apps

    Samsung Electronics will upgrade its Galaxy Note to Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich starting during the second quarter. The upgrade will also include new applications that take advantage of the device's digital pen, the company said on Thursday.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy Note will get Android 4.0 upgrade in Q2

    Samsung has announced that its Galaxy Note smartphone and tablet hybrid will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the second quarter.

  • News: Location-based firms see mobile profit, user worries

    The location-based mobile services industry is already lucrative but has to do a better job easing consumers' fears about invasion of privacy, some executives said on Wednesday at the GPS-Wireless conference.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Tactical dispersal

    In fact, it's so big, it should be called the "Remains of the Last Two Days." We've got Tim Cook calling in an air strike on AT&T, a stealth Siri feature in iOS 5.1, and Microsoft nuking Apple devices from orbit. The remainders for Wednesday, March 21, 2012 are flanking--watch your six!

  • News: Defence needs its own app store: ADF CIO

    The Australian Defence Force will seek to create its own Apple-like app store as a means to more quickly deliver applications and capabilities to service and support personnel.

  • News: FCC Frees Up Spectrum for Mobile Broadband

    The Federal Communications Commission took up issues relating to wireless spectrum at its monthly meeting today, voting to initiate a pair of rulemaking proceedings as it continues work to free up more sections of the airwaves for robust wireless broadband service.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Says Windows Phone Will Outsell iPhone in China

    Windows Phone 7 can't get no respect--well, from consumers, anyway. Microsoft's mobile operating system, despite receiving favorable write-ups from tech reviewers, has a miniscule percentage of the global phone market. Still, Microsoft is confident of Windows Phone's chances in what will soon be the world's largest smartphone market: China.

  • News: Mobile credit card readers grow, with iOS as foundation

    If you popped into Betty’s Speakeasy, a cupcake shop in Philadelphia, last Saturday, then you probably saw co-owner Dylan Snow taking pictures of pastries using an iPad 2. After years of doing retail business with traditional machines—a cash register and a card-swipe reader to process customer credit cards—Betty’s is doing away with both and replacing them with an iPad.

  • News: HTC/Beats Audio Acquisition of MOG All But Done, Sources Say

    The phone maker HTC and its Beats Audio division (think Dr. Dre headphones) are close to wrapping up a deal to acquire the troubled music subscription service MOG.

  • News: Report: Zynga to acquire Draw Something developer for $200 million

    Zynga on Wednesday acquired OMGPop, the company behind the insanely popular Draw Something ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice ) app, for a reported $200 million, according to a report from All Things Digital, which cites "people with first-hand knowledge." Zynga had already announced it would hold a press conference later Wednesday at 3 p.m. Eastern (noon Pacific).

  • Opinion: Piquant: A Super Cheap Universal Tripod Mount for Any Smartphone

    You probably don't think of using your smartphone's camera with a tripod.But what if you ever want to utilize your phone camera with that carbon-fiber tripod and ball head mount? After all, many new smartphone cameras do a good job at capturing photos on the go.

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