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  • Opinion: SMS Fraud Is Not Unique to Android

    Google is yanking a number of apps from the Android Market after discovering that they are fraudulent. Although such apps are more likely to be found with Android than on rival platforms, the concept of fraud is an equal opportunity threat that extends far beyond Android mobile devices.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Uses Android Malware Hysteria to Offer Free Windows Phones

    Microsoft is capitalizing on a recent Android malware scam by giving away free Windows Phones to five Android users with the worst malware horror stories. Ben Rudolph, Microsoft's Windows Phone evangelist, announced the contest on Twitter using the hashtag #droidrage. Microsoft followed Rudolph's lead and publicized the contest on its official Twitter feed.

  • Opinion: iOS 5 Edges Out Android in HTML5 Browser Test

    Although Android Ice Cream Sandwich makes some big leaps in HTML5 browser performance, Apple's iOS 5 is still the king, according to a study by Sencha.

  • News: Microsoft dissecting Windows Phone messaging bug

    Microsoft Windows Phone engineers are reviewing a report that various messaging technologies can be used to send the phone into a reboot and then freeze its messaging center, or hub.

  • How-Tos: Meet the Hassle-Solving USB Cable, Cheaper Edition

    Last week I told you about the Magic Cable Trio, a 3-in-1 USB charge/sync cable with connectors for micro USB, mini USB, and Apple devices (like the iPhone and iPad).

  • Opinion: Microsoft SkyDrive for iOS Takes on iCloud, Dropbox

    Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage service debuted for iPhones this week, after it had been available to Windows users for several years and on Windows Phone 7 devices more recently. Microsoft understands that a lot of Windows users are carrying iPhones with them, so SkyDrive for iOS is a welcome addition, but the personal cloud market already offers plenty of choice.

  • News: MultiChoice launches DStv self service to solve E16 error

    MultiChoice has launched DStv self service feature to enable their subscribers troubleshoot DStv technical problems from their mobile phones, call center and through the internet. To troubleshoot and solve simple transmission errors, subscribers will have to send an SMS code 3788 from their cellphones and there after they will receive further instructions to solve the technical errors. The service will help solve the E16 error, which forms 60% of the errors recorded at MultiChoice's call centers.

  • Opinion: Nokia Exec: 'Kids Today Fed Up With iPhone, Confused by Android'

    Kids today! You just can't satisfy them. Well, Apple and Google can't--but, apparently, Nokia can.

  • News: LocalEats update delivers menus to iPhone food finder

    Exacting foodies use the LocalEats restaurant finder on their iPhone to track down the best places to eat in a particular city. Thanks to the latest update to the app, they'll also have a pretty good idea of what will be on the menu when they get there.

  • How-Tos: Know your last-minute holiday shopping deadlines

    It might feel like you've just finished that last helping of turkey at the Thanksgiving, but the calendar doesn't lie: The holidays are just about here. You've got less than a dozen shopping days until Christmas. Hanukkah starts even sooner--December 20--and even Kwanzaa is right around the corner, beginning on December 26. It seems like plenty of time to get your shopping done, but not if you're relying on online shopping or buying customized tech gifts. If you still have gifts to order, pickup, or send, observe these deadlines to ensure that your gifts are delivered before 2012.

  • News: 56% of smartphone owners have lost or had their device stolen

    More than half (56 percent) of smartphone owners have lost or had their handset stolen, says AVG.

  • News: 37% of Brits have replaced a smartphone before contract is up

    Nearly four in ten (37 percent) of Brits have replaced their handset before the end of their contract, says SmartFoneStore.com.

  • Feature: Best iPhone apps: Five free cookery apps

    Your smartphone can be helpful in all areas of life and when you're in the kitchen its no exception.

  • News: Japan's DeNA to offer game platform on Alibaba's mobile OS

    Japanese mobile platform operator DeNA said Wednesday it will offer its core game software on the Aliyun mobile OS developed by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Market forces

    Is Apple eyeing a flashy acquisition? Why not? It's already picked up an intern, and proved it's willing to meet advertisers halfway. The remainders for Tuesday, December 13, 2011 are a package deal.

  • News: Mobile Security Needed

    More Android owners see the need for security software than iOS owners, but more iOS owners are willing to pay for it. That's one of the takeaways from a joint survey we conducted together with Jefferies. In our joint survey, we polled 1410 readers of PCWorld and Macworld to get a feel for their preferences and attitudes regarding security software on their Macs and PCs, as well as their iOS and Android devices.

  • News: Android blog buzz: Google prepping Siri killer dubbed Majel

    The Android blogosphere is abuzz that Google might have a Siri killer called Majel out by year-end.

  • Opinion: Skype Releases New Version of Its App for Android

    A new version of Skype for Android arrived Tuesday that supports video, photo, and file sharing.

  • News: Ban all electronics for drivers, US safety agency says

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board recommended on Tuesday that states outlaw the use of all electronic devices, while driving, including cellphones with hands-free kits.

  • Opinion: Gmail Calling Stays Free Through 2012

    Once again, Google will extend free Gmail calls for another year, which will allow desktop users to call any domestic number within the United States or Canada through the end of 2012.



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