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  • News: Apple loses latest round in Android patent fight

    Apple came up short in the latest twist in the seemingly endless Android patent saga, as a Dutch court ruled today that Samsung's Galaxy Tab can be sold in the Netherlands and distributed throughout the European Union.

  • News: New iOS Jailbreak Attracts Nearly 1 Million Users

    About one million people have jailbroken their iPad 2 and iPhone 4S devices since Friday thanks to a recently released untethered jailbreak. The jailbreak is designed for iOS devices with Apple's dual-core A5 chip and running iOS 5 or iOS 5.0.1. More than 950,000 A5 untethered jailbreak devices visited Cydia, the iOS "app store" for jailbroken devices, between Friday and Monday afternoon, according to a post on the Dev-Team blog. The Cydia app is the most popular method for jailbroken iOS devices to download apps and tweaks.

  • News: Analysts predict strong iPhone performance for Apple

    Apple is widely expected to announce strong iPhone sales in its fiscal Q1 2012 earnings report later today, with the iPad also tipped to have sold well.

  • News: Lookout Mobile Security launches Threat Tracker for Android

    Lookout Mobile Security has launched Mobile Threat Tracker a new app for devices running Google Android that allows you to see the latest security issues.

  • News: PaperPort Notes adds Dragon Dictation to iPad app

    Nuance has upgraded its new PaperPort Notes note-taking iPad app, integrating the company’s much-lauded Dragon Dictation software—making it possible for users to speak their notes and see them appear as text.

  • Opinion: New RIM CEO Staying the Course--Time to Jump Ship?

    RIM has shaken up the executive leadership. At face value, that seems like a step in the right direction, but the initial indication from RIM’s new CEO, Thorsten Heins, is that he plans to double down on the failed strategies that got the company where it is today. It might be time for organizations that rely on RIM to start exploring their options.

  • News: One in five US iPhone 4S buyers goes for 64GB model

    One in five US buyers of Apple's iPhone 4S opt for the highest capacity 64GB model, according to a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

  • News: Android and Windows Phone creep up on Apple iOS

    The future is looking less than rosy for Apple's iOS mobile platform, if new research reports by analyst houses Ovum and IHS iSuppli are to be believed.

  • News: SITA hopes to test NFC at airports this summer

    SITA has demonstrated a proof-of-concept that shows how smartphones equipped with NFC (Near Field Communications) can be used by passengers to check in and board airplanes. It now hopes to test the technology this summer, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

  • News: Apple has become biggest buyer of semiconductors, Gartner says

    Apple became the biggest buyer of semiconductors last year, ahead of Samsung Electronics and Hewlett-Packard, Gartner said on Tuesday.

  • Feature: Best iPhone apps: Five free apps for astronomy

    There's thousands of apps available that let you do everything from save money to watch TV on your smartphone.

  • News: Nokia Lumia 900 to hit UK in June this year?

    The Nokia Lumia 900 could hit the UK in June this year.

  • Test Centre: Group test: what's the best smartphone accessory?

    PC Advisor reviews the best mobile phone accessories you can buy for your smartphone.

  • News: Android to overtake iOS as developers' favourite - report

    Android is set to overtake iOS as the favourite platform of developers by the end of the year, according to a new report from Ovum.

  • News: Fake Camera+ app removed from App Store

    A fake version of the popular Camera+ iOS app found its way into the App Store over the weekend, but has since been removed by Apple.

  • News: Location-based app for CPR responders spreads to second city

    A location-based phone application that alerts people trained in CPR when someone nearby is having a heart attack will be spreading from San Ramon, California, to San Jose by mid-February, according to San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Chief Richard Price.

  • News: Remains of the Day: A picture is worth $100 million

    Apple wants to stop Kodak from bankrolling its recovery on patents that it may not own; one company says people are downloading those new iPad textbooks like they're going out of style; and blazing fast Wi-Fi may be coming to a Mac near you sometime this year. The remainders for Monday, January 23, 2012 are wireless and fancy free.

  • News: Senator questions ethics of alleged LightSquared lobbying

    U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said Monday that the owner of LightSquared and a possible representative of the company may have broken ethics rules when they contacted his office about winning approval for LightSquared's planned mobile broadband network.

  • Opinion: Futuristic iPhone Car Stereo Fits Almost Any Vehicle

    Having your iPhone handy while on the road often requires a complicated set of docking accessories or a variety of cables, adding more hardware to your dashboard than you might want to deal with. Colorado company Devium wants to make things a little simpler with their sleek-looking car stereo system, the Dash. It's custom-made to fit the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, while the complementing app seems geared towards eliminating extra transmitter wires or the need for an external radio.

  • News: Find the Perfect Apps for Your Phone

    Navigating the hundreds of thousands of mo­­bile apps available for your iOS or Android phone can be daunting. Who hasn't downloaded an app that turned out to be filled with annoying ads and poor graphics? Or paid for an app that was available for free elsewhere? Downloading the right apps might become even more difficult in 2012, with the rise of malware in the Android Market, and with myriad useless apps in both the Android and iTunes stores. Nevertheless, there are a few good ways to tell whether an app is worth downloading.


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