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  • News: 10 Twitter Bot Services to Simplify Your Life

    You may think that Twitter is just good for following celebrities and swapping tweets with friends. But the social network is capable of a lot more. Specialized services have tweaked it to turn ordinary Twitter accounts into robots that can carry out helpful tasks.

  • News: China's Alibaba sets up fund to back mobile OS

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is readying the next update of its mobile operating system as a company subsidiary launched a new fund to support app development for the OS.

  • Feature: Best Android apps: Five free Halloween apps

    The nights are getting longer, there's a chill in the air and the clocks are set to go back this coming weekend – Autumn has definitely set in

  • News: Microsoft, Compal sign patent deal covering Android, Chrome

    Microsoft has signed a patent agreement with Taiwan's Compal Electronics that provides coverage under its patent portfolio for Compal's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running Android or the Chrome platform, the company said Sunday.

  • Opinion: What If Steve Jobs Is Right?

    Apple has been engaged in heated legal battles around the world claiming that Android smartphones and tablets infringe on its patents. Android loyalists see the legal attacks as a desperate, oppressive move by Apple to stifle competition, but perhaps the success of Android is a function of the ways it "borrows" Apple intellectual property.

  • Opinion: PlayStation Suite will Move to More Android Devices, Sony Exec Says

    Sony's second in command, Kazuo Hirai, confirmed this week that his company is working on bringing its PlayStation Suite of games to more Android devices in the future.

  • Opinion: Apple's iPad Dominance Fades? I Don't Think So

    What? Android tablet market share has skyrocketed almost 700 percent since a year ago, and the Apple iPad has plummeted to a meager 67 percent of the market? Why is it then, that iPads are everywhere, and the only place I see any other tablets is on the display table at Best Buy?

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Oct. 21

    For the iOSsphere, it’s like the iPhone 4S never happened. The fever of speculation around the Next Apple iPhone rises and ebbs like a great tide, ever restless.

  • How-Tos: Free Your iPhone or iPad From the Tyranny of iTunes Syncing

    Previously, one of the great irritations of owning an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch was that you were constantly forced to plug in your phone or tablet to move data from your computer to your device. New features in iOS 5, however, finally allow you to sync all your data without having to go through your computer.

  • Opinion: What's in Your Bag? Claire Chambers, CEO, Journelle

    PCWorld Business Center's "In Your Bag" series takes an intimate look at the essential tech gear that small-business leaders carry with them.

  • News: Mobile growth driving out unlimited data

    All-you-can-eat data ran up against booming demand this week as Sprint Nextel became the last big U.S. carrier to end unlimited mobile broadband plans. But those unlimited plans may come back -- some day.

  • News: Remains of the Day: iPhone baloney

    The iPhone 3GS is racking up sales while the iPhone 4S is getting ready for a wide release. Also, keep your friends close, but your iPads closer, thanks to a new security flaw. The remainders for Friday, October 21, 2011 are on the prowl.

  • News: Card-less, bank-free mobile payment service launched

    New Zealand's mobile network operators have agreed to introduce a mobile payment service, supported by the Telecommunications' Carriers' Forum, that will enable users to buy items and services via their phones without having to enter credit card details.

  • Opinion: Sprint Kills Unlimited Data For Everything Except Smartphones

    Sprint will stop offering unlimited 4G data for tablets, laptops USB cards, and mobile hotspots starting next month--effectively eliminating unlimited data for all devices except smartphones.

  • Opinion: Maybe RIM Should Stop Trying

    Research In Motion (RIM) has built a reputation as a secure, reliable, business-oriented mobile platform. Back when RIM was the only game in town, this was good enough--but now snazzy smartphones have appeared on the consumer market, and RIM can't keep up.

  • News: Zambia halts pre-export plan to block counterfeit Chinese phones

    While several African countries are battling to block the entry of counterfeit mobile phones and other electronic products from China, Zambia has abandoned the implementation of a pre-export verification system that was aimed at blocking the products from entering Zambia.

  • Opinion: ITC Deals HTC Setback in Apple Patent War

    While Apple continues business as usual with the launch of iOS 5, iCloud, and the iPhone 4S, and Android marches on with the unveiling of Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich", a war between iOS and Android is being waged in courtrooms around the world. In one of those battles--between Apple and HTC--it seems that Apple has the upper hand following a decision from the US International Trade Commission (ITC).

  • Opinion: How to Sync Your Android Phone or Tablet with iTunes

    It's not uncommon to have iOS and Android users living under the same roof. Indeed, perhaps you've been an iPod owner for many users, but recently decided to pick up an Android-powered smartphone or tablet. Now the question becomes, how do you sync your iTunes music and playlists with your Android device?

  • News: iPhone powers growth in Verizon smartphone sales

    The iPhone is helping Verizon Wireless make big strides in the smartphone retail business--so much so that it appears to be catching up to AT&T's head start selling the Apple device.

  • News: Sprint cutting unlimited 4G data plans

    Sprint Nextel is ending unlimited data plans for all devices except smartphones, bringing the era of all-you-can-eat mobile data in the U.S. nearer to a close.



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