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  • News: Apple: Amazon's Kindle Fire is a good thing

    Senior Apple staff believe that the Amazon Fire is a positive thing as it will increase fragmentation in the Android tablet market, an analyst has said.

  • News: New Android seen easing OS fragmentation

    Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android, is likely to ease the fragmentation of the operating system, some device executives said on Thursday.

  • News: Aussie startup Roamz enjoys iPhone app success

    While Aussie startup Roamz only released its first iPhone app 11 days ago, it has already reached 12,000 downloads, with CEO Jonathan Barouch saying the merging of online content, social media and mobile technology is at the core of company.

  • News: Microsoft to host unveiling of new Windows Phone handsets

    No one expects Windows Phone to leap over Google Android and Apple iOS in a single bound, but industry analysts have been revising their projections for Windows Phone, now forecasting a dramatic surge in sales over the coming 12 months. Other data finds growing consumer awareness of and interest in the Microsoft platform, almost exactly a year after the first Windows Phone handsets became available on all major U.S. carriers. [Find here the full current lineup of handsets, including those formally debuting next week.]

  • News: HTC and Vodafone announce Sensation XE and XL

    HTC has announced the launch of the Sensation XL and Sensation XE Android smartphones in Australia, the first two smartphones in the country that include integrated Beats Audio.

  • News: RIM Developer Chief on the Future of BlackBerry, BBX

    In September, not long before Research In Motion's (RIM) fourth annual BlackBerry Developer Conference--and just a month or so after the company's former BlackBerry development chief stepped down--RIM named a brand new VP of Developer Relations: Alec Saunders.

  • Opinion: QR Codes Help Paint the Deeper Pictures Behind Art

    What if traditional forms of art could be more interactive? That's exactly what Jose Torres, better known artistically as Tony Taj, wondered. Jose, a painter and mobile designer, mainly paints intricate cityscapes on canvas, and is inspired by imagining the lives of the people who live and work on each floor and in each building he paints. So he came up with a way of sharing the stories he created around each character with you as you view the painting--all you would need is your smartphone.

  • News: HTC's multimedia Rezound smartphone to ship ready for Android 4.0

    HTC on Thursday introduced a Rezound smartphone that will ship ready to upgrade to Android 4.0.

  • News: Apple's Steve Jobs vs. Tim Cook

    Apple became one of the world's most successful technology companies under Steve Jobs, and it remains to be seen whether new leader Tim Cook can sustain the company's market dominance and magic.

  • News: Tablets vs. Laptops vs. Smartphones

    Many people today carry multiple mobile devices to access data anyplace, anytime. But a question always lingers: between a smartphone, laptop and tablet, which should you carry on the road?

  • News: Samsung hits top smartphone vendor spot globally in Q3

    Samsung boosted its global smartphone shipments by 223% in the third quarter, taking the top spot for the first time among smartphone vendors, with Apple in second, market research firm IDC said.

  • News: Study: IT's future lies with cloud computing, security and mobile

    Cloud computing, security and the mobile space hold the most growth potential in the coming years, according to IT professionals surveyed by tech staffing firm Modis.

  • News: Mozilla devs to test new phone OS this year

    Mozilla developers hope to start testing phones running its new mobile operating system this quarter, with product demos slated for the first quarter next year and "productization" set for before June 2012, according to a road map on the project's website.

  • How-Tos: Managing battery life for iOS 5 devices

    Apple's concession Wednesday that an iOS 5 glitch is behind the battery problems experienced by some iOS devices is welcome news. Not only does it mean help is on the way--Apple promised it was working on a fix--but it also lets iOS device owners who've been experiencing battery drain know that they aren't imagining things. As someone who's had to troubleshoot a power-mad iPhone 4S, I'm happy to hear that I'm not crazy. Not about this, anyhow.

  • News: New iPad coming in March, but not the iPad 3

    Rumours orginating in sources at Apple component suppliers in the Far East suggest that the next iPad will be an incremental upgrade to the iPad 2.

  • News: Android only smartphone to gain U.S. share in Q3

    Android was the only smartphone operating system to gain U.S. market share in the third quarter, growing more than 10%, Nielsen said.

  • Opinion: Google Offers App for Android: Just in Time for Holiday Bargain Hunting

    Android users will find it easier to find bargains this holiday season with the free app Google Offers available at the Android Market Thursday.

  • News: Motorola Xoom 2 Brings Better Specs, Slighter Build

    Motorola plans to release a follow-up to its Xoom Android tablet in November, but only in the United Kingdom and Ireland for now.

  • News: Oracle, Google again fail to settle Android lawsuit

    Oracle and Google held another settlement conference on Wednesday in their ongoing lawsuit over alleged Java intellectual-property violations in the Android mobile OS, but failed to reach an agreement, according to a filing in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

  • News: 5 office suites for Android phones

    If you're stuck in a long line, in a waiting room or on the train with time to kill, you can do something more productive on your smartphone besides going through your social-networking sites or catapulting cartoon birds. Why not catch up on office work?



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