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  • News: Broadcom to unveil four faster Wi-Fi chips

    The International Consumer Electronics Show next week may be a major launchpad for a new, faster generation of Wi-Fi that goes about three times faster than current gear, with at least one major silicon vendor announcing and demonstrating a set of chips for the IEEE 802.11ac standard.

  • News: LogMeIn launches free remote access iPhone app

    LogMeIn has launched a free version of its popular remote access app for iPad and iPhone.

  • News: Android app store hits 400,000 apps mark

    The official Google Android app store has more than 400,000 apps available for download.

  • News: LogMeIn Ignition goes free

    Remote access app for iOS moving to a new freemium model.

  • News: Comcast cable customers to get access to WatchESPN app

    The long national nightmare of sports-loving Comcast cable subscribers is about to come to an end. The cable provider announced a long-term content deal with Disney on Wednesday. Amid the details of new cable channels and on-demand content was this tidbit: Comcast's Xfinity TV customers will soon get access to Disney-owned ESPN's WatchESPN app.

  • News: Verizon sells 4.2 million iPhones in fourth quarter

    A few months ago, Apple's Tim Cook said he was confident that the company would set an all-time record for iPhone sales in its first quarter (financial results for which will be announced on January 24). If carrier partner Verizon's recently released fourth quarter figures are any indication, that prediction is looking pretty solid: The cellular company more than doubled its iPhone sales from the previous quarter, with 4.2 million new handsets in customers' hands.

  • News: Apple sets China's iPhone 4S launch for Jan. 13

    Apple today announced it would start selling the iPhone 4S in mainland China a week from this Friday -- Jan. 13.

  • News: Judge rules on contested evidence in Oracle-Google case

    Oracle and Google have both won and lost in a number of their efforts to keep evidence out of the upcoming trial in Oracle's lawsuit against Google over the Android mobile OS. At issue is whether Google has infringed on Oracle's intellectual property rights by using Java without properly licensing it.

  • News: Live TV coming to Metro PCS smartphones later in 2012

    Metro PCS Communications customers in 14 cities will be able to watch live, local broadcast TV on their mobile phones later this year.

  • News: Apple TV to get football boost?

    The Daily Mail claims Apple is showing interest in acquiring the next set of live TV rights for the English Premier League

  • News: Google Takes a Step Toward Fighting Android Fragmentation

    A small change regarding the look and feel of Ice Cream Sandwich apps could help Google fight Android fragmentation.

  • News: iPhone 4S to launch in China, 21 other countries

  • Feature: Best Android apps to turn your smartphone into a Swiss army knife

    Smartphones are great, they not only let you make phone calls and send texts while you're on the go, but you can also listen to music, watch videos, surf the web and read documents.

  • News: New RIM Chairman Will Face Tough Challenges

    Rumors are circulating that RIM will soon shake up its leadership by appointing a new chairman. The maker of the BlackBerry smartphones has had a rough year, and is quickly losing relevance. A change at the top may bring some fresh perspective and new vision, but expecting a new chairman to be a white knight that saves the company may be asking too much.

  • News: Report: iOS, Android downloads topped 1 billion last week

    We all know that newly minted iOS device owners spent their Christmas evening loading up their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches with mobile apps—at least, if you buy into last week’s report by mobile analytics firm Flurry, they did. But the downloads didn’t stop the moment Boxing Day dawned: In its latest report, Flurry contends that the combined number of iOS and Android app downloads broke the 1 billion mark for the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

  • News: Saga Travel uses augmented reality in brochures

    Saga Travel is using augmented reality technology in its brochures to give consumers the ability to virtually visit some of the firm's destinations without leaving their arm chair.

  • News: Android Market Tops 400,000 Apps

    Google's Android Market now hosts more than 400,000 active applications from about 100,000 publishers, with the majority of apps available for free, according to an independent study. The Market's app store catalog crossed the 400,000 benchmark over the New Year’s weekend, four months after the Market topped 300,000 apps. Earlier in 2011, the Market also took four months to make the jump from 200,000 to 300,000 apps, according to Distimo, a metrics firm specializing in mobile application stores.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S II named best-selling phone of 2011

    The Samsung Galaxy S II, has been named the best-selling mobile phone of 2011, by uSwitch.com

  • News: Working out RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9930 over Christmas break

    Research in Motion's PR team in November had seen enough of Network World editors piling on RIM and its BlackBerry smartphones, so they offered us a chance to be wowed by the company's latest offering, the combination keyboard/touchscreen Bold 9930.

  • News: Atom chip on Android smartphones expected at CES

    LG Electronics and Samsung are expected to unveil Android smartphones next week at CES that use Intel's latest Atom chip, dubbed Medfield, analysts said.


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