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  • News: Japan mobile carriers to expand mobile touch payment beyond Sony standard

    Japan's three biggest mobile phone companies said Wednesday they will adopt international standards for touch payment systems, expanding beyond the current implementation by Sony.

  • News: RIM is so popular! Amazon, Microsoft, Nokia have all mulled buyout

    Separate reports Wednesday morning show that Research in Motion, despite being battered this year for everything from outages to late products to lost market share, hasn’t been without its admirers.

  • News: Nokia ditches Symbian name, next version just called Nokia Belle

    The next version of Nokia's Symbian OS will be called Nokia Belle, the company said ina blog post on Wednesday.

  • News: Pros and Cons of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

    The concept of “bring your own device” – BYOD – is a growing trend for business IT. There are a variety of benefits to allowing users to supply their own PC and mobile devices, but there are also some concerns. Make sure you understand both in order to embrace BYOD with confidence.

  • Opinion: Google: Android Activations Top 700,000 a Day

    Every day more than 700,000 people sign up for a new Android device, Google's Android chief, Andy Rubin, said late Tuesday via Twitter and Google+. That works out to nearly 5 million new Android users every week, which is about the equivalent of an iPhone 4S opening weekend every seven days. Rubin also clarified that Google's 700,000 activations per day includes new devices only and not resold ones. "We count each device only once," Rubin said in a follow-up post on Google+. "Activations means you go into a store, buy a device, [and] put it on the network by subscribing to a wireless service."

  • Feature: 10 most important technology changes we've seen

    A lot has changed in the world of technology during the 200 months that PC Advisor has been in existence. We take a look at some of the more significant developments, and what they mean.

  • News: Security minefield: 'Bring your own device' will bedevil IT security in 2012

    The rapid adoption of the newest mobile devices -- especially the Apple iPhone and iPad and the Google Android-based equivalents -- will be a huge disruptive force in enterprise security next year. Not only will there be pressure to decide how to protect and manage these devices, which are growing as malware targets, the complexity of this task is magnified many times over because companies are allowing employees to use their own personal smartphones and tablets for business purposes -- what's sometime called "bring your own device" (BYOD).

  • News: Look, touch and feel: How your mobile interface will morph in 2012

    The mobile user interface is set for a range of changes in the next 12-24 months, creating new modes for users to interact with their devices, and with other devices nearby and network-based services.

  • News: Samsung 'most popular smartphone manufacturer in the UK'

    The battle between Samsung and Apple for smartphone superiority continues with comparison website Broadband Genie claiming around a third of all smartphones sold in 2011 were Samsung.

  • News: Ex-Chairman Jacobs to retire from Qualcomm board

    Qualcomm's co-founder and former chairman and CEO, Irwin Jacobs, will retire from the mobile technology company's board next year, Qualcomm announced Tuesday.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Copycat cases

    Apple's got a new case on cases, first-generation iPod nano owners are turning into sixth-generation iPod nano owners, and Siri tickles the ivories (but not your funny bone). The remainders for Tuesday, December 20, 2011 are the sincerest form of flattery.

  • News: LightSquared asks FCC to affirm its spectrum rights

    LightSquared has asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to affirm its right to use its radio spectrum, possibly setting the stage for a legal battle over interference between its planned mobile data network and GPS receivers.

  • News: Nuance buys voice-recognition app maker Vlingo

    Nuance Communications and Vlingo gave people plenty to talk about Tuesday. The two makers of voice-driven apps announced that Nuance is buying Vlingo for an undisclosed sum.

  • News: Samsung surpasses Apple in ANZ mobile market: IDC

    Fresh on the heels of its tablet court case, Samsung has taken first place from Apple in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) mobile phone market in Q3, according to IDC's ANZ Quarterly Mobile Devices Tracker.

  • Opinion: Any Phone Can Take Macro Photos With This Lens Band

    Although mobile phones have come a long way in the photography world, taking high-quality macro pictures isn't quite within the realm of modern design. After all, it took years just to get built-in flashes working correctly on phones. But if you don't want to stuff your jacket pockets with bulky lens attachments, there's a much more simple solution available.

  • News: ITC favors Microsoft in Motorola tiff

    In another blow to Android, a judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission issued an initial determination that Motorola Mobility infringes four claims of a Microsoft patent. The judge also found that Motorola does not infringe claims related to six other Microsoft patents.

  • News: LightSquared asks FCC to affirm its spectrum rights

    LightSquared has asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to affirm its right to use its radio spectrum, possibly setting the stage for a legal battle over interference between its planned mobile data network and GPS receivers.

  • News: Nokia, Microsoft Employees Spam Moneylife.in Review of Lumia 800

    The review by Yogesh Sapkale was based on comparing the technical specifications of Lumia 800 with the Samsung Galaxy S II.

  • Opinion: Siri Learns to Play Piano, Can't Play Trombone Just Yet

    Siri's wisdom seemingly knows no end. The voice-controlled assistant found in Apple's iPhone 4S has now turned its talents to playing the piano. No joke.

  • News: DOJ to review Verizon spectrum purchase

    The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing a proposed US$3.6 billion spectrum purchase by Verizon Wireless, a spokeswoman there said Tuesday.



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