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  • News: Angry Birds Space Won't Fly on Windows Phone

    Angry Birds Space launched to much fanfare Thursday for Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows, but game maker Rovio decided several smartphone platforms are not in fact for the birds, including Microsoft's Windows Phone 7. The much-hyped Angry Birds game will not be coming to Windows Phone anytime soon despite Microsoft's alliance with Nokia, one of the world's largest handset manufacturers, and the fact that Angry Birds is one of the top-selling games for Windows Phone.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: One-hour photo

    Our weekly roundup of iPhone cases has been on a brief hiatus as we welcomed the arrival of the third-generation iPad, but we haven't forgotten about the other side of Apple's mobile business. In fact, our staff has been busily squirrelling away manufacturer announcements over the past few weeks, and we’re here with the latest, hot off the presses.

  • News: Feds Sue AT&T Over Deaf Calling Service Fraud

    AT&T is facing a government lawsuit for allegedly letting scammers overrun a calling service for the deaf, then sticking taxpayers with the bill.

  • News: LTE phone shipments to increase tenfold in 2012, analysts say

    LTE phone shipments will grow tenfold to reach 67 million units in 2012, making it a breakout year for the 4G technology, Strategy Analytics said on Friday.

  • News: Eight tips for iOS's Maps app

    When it comes to getting from Point A to Point B, the Maps app that comes with your iOS device can keep you heading in the right direction. From telling you where you are to showing you where to go, Maps is an incredibly full-featured offering, especially for a built-in app.

  • News: Apple's iPhone Conquers BlackBerry in Canada

    More bad news for BlackBerry maker Research In Motion: for the first time since its introduction in 2007, Apple's iPhone is more popular than BlackBerry devices sold on RIM's home turf of Canada.

  • News: Time to Unplug Your Technology for One Day?

    Do you think of your smartphone as an electronic leash or as electronic liberation?

  • News: Attacks in Android's side-view mirror are smaller than they appear

    Security experts throw cold water on growing reports of Android security threats. The threat is real but over-hyped, they say.

  • News: HTC to give keynote at Computex for the first time

    High Tech Computer (HTC) will participate in its first ever keynote address at the Computex Taipei trade show in June, marking a rare appearance by the smartphone maker in what has traditionally been an event geared toward PC vendors.

  • News: LTE option poses data dilemma for iPad, smartphone users

    The new iPad's LTE option, which enables access to fast 4G networks, means customers can use up an entire month's worth of data in a couple of hours. Bandwidth-versus-cost poses a dilemma for carriers, too.

  • News: iOS 6 set for June unveiling

    Apple could reveal the next version of its mobile operating system at the beginning of June in San Francisco.

  • News: Next iPhone to have 4.6in screen, report claims

    The next-generation iPhone will launch in the second quarter of 2012 and have a 4.6in Retina display, it has been reported.

  • News: AT&T updates HTC Vivid with Android 4.0

    AT&T said the HTC Vivid update to Android 4.0 is now available via Wi-Fi or a PC connected to the smartphone.

  • News: US lawmakers question iPhone app developers in privacy inquiry

    Ranking Democrats Henry Waxman and G.K. Butterfield of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters on Thursday to developers of iOS apps, asking for information on how the programs collect and store user data.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Sleep is for the weak

    Looks like you can't teach a new iPad old Smart Covers. Elsewhere, HP shareholders want to know why everything it can do Apple can do better, BlackBerry lets the homefront slip through its fingers, and the iPhone might soon get all the G's. The remainders for Thursday, March 22, 2012 will sleep when they're dead.

  • Opinion: Sports Fans: Smartphones Make You Rude

    You know that AT&T commercial in which a couple is enjoying a romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant, but the guy keeps checking the game on his phone? Well, apparently such bad behavior is fairly common.

  • News: T-Mobile to lay off nearly 2,000 call center workers

    A T-Mobile call center consolidation will cost 1,900 people their jobs, as the company works through a restructuring following the failure of AT&T's proposed acquisition of the smaller operator.

  • News: U.S. Cellular throws its 4G LTE hat in the ring

    U.S. Cellular joined the ranks of U.S. carriers with commercial LTE service on Thursday, launching the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 as its first LTE-capable device.

  • News: Mobile Malware: Beware Drive-by Downloads on Your Smartphone

    While Jeff Schmidt, the CEO of JAS Global Advisors, was surfing the Web on his new Android smartphone (his first Android phone) earlier this year, what appeared to be an ad popped up on his screen. The "ad" looked like the prompt that appears when his phone rings. He clicked the button on the ad to pick up the putative call, and the ad began downloading a binary file--malware--onto his Android phone. Schmidt had been hit by a drive-by download, a program that automatically installs malicious software on end-users' computers--and increasingly, smartphones--without them knowing.

  • News: HTC Vivid Owners, Your Ice Cream Sandwich Update Is Here

    The HTC Vivid is already an awesome phone, but starting today, it is going to be that much better with an update to Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich. AT&T is the first U.S. smartphone to get the update via a wireless carrier.

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