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  • News: Android Market soars past 10 billion app download mark

    As of this past weekend, more than 10 billion apps had been downloaded from the Android Market.

  • News: New system secures cellphones for Web transactions

    An experimental method for two-factor authentication to websites employs mobile phones in a new way to ensure that users' online accounts don't get hijacked.

  • News: Consumer Reports: AT&T is nation's worst carrier, again

    It's time once again to play "pin the tail on the least loved mobile carrier." Consumer Reports's annual ratings of domestic cell phone networks is out, and at the bottom of the list (or the top, depending on how you look at it) is AT&T.

  • Opinion: Blood and Glory Review: An Epic Action Game for Android

    Spoiler alert: If you've played the popular iOS game Infinity Blade, you'll find Blood and Glory's style to be…well...exactly the same. However, Glu Mobile has put Blood and Glory in a different setting and tossed in a different "story line," and it's free.

  • News: Google Android Market tops 10 billion downloads

    Google today said its Android Marketplace surpassed 10 billion app downloads -- a growth rate of 1 billion app downloads per month.

  • News: Motorola Unveils Droid Xyboard Tablets

    Motorola Tuesday announced its newest entries into the tablet market--the Droid Xyboard 8.2 and Droid Xyboard 10.1, each offered via Verizon with LTE mobile broadband. An announcement of something new was long in coming; Motorola already unveiled the Xoom 2 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, but beyond that, Motorola has been suspiciously quiet on the U.S. front ever since its Xoom became the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet to market this past February. Sure, there have been small, iterative improvements to that original Xoom, but nothing more. Until now.

  • News: Want a Linux Job? Learn Java or Android

    It's no secret that Linux skills are a hot commodity in today's job market, and on Wednesday the Linux Foundation will publish some data that paints that picture in finer detail.

  • Opinion: H1Siri Brings Siri to iPhone 4, But Is One Hack to Avoid

    Jailbreakers and hackers will want to stay away from the H1siri hack that promises to bring Siri voice command functionality to the iPhone 4 and the fourth-generation iPod Touch. Several users and other developers have discovered that the hack actually contains illegal code, could break your device in several ways, and sends your personal information through questionable servers.

  • Opinion: Kindle Fire Will Grab Half of the Android Tablet Market, Analyst Predicts

    Amazon's Kindle Fire will grab 50 percent of Android tablet sales in 2012, building on its success from this year, according to an investment analyst.

  • News: Warning: Tips for Secure Mobile Holiday Shopping

    I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.

  • News: Sprint Delays 4G LTE Rollout

    Sprint will be unveiling its 4G LTE lineup of devices even later than the company initially hoped.

  • Opinion: TweetCaster: A Slick, Powerful Free Twitter Client

    Guess what? I've got a fever, and the only prescription is... More Twitter! If you feel the same, you should check out TweetCaster for Android. It's a robust Twitter client, and even its free, ad-supported version lets you add multiple Twitter accounts and work with each account separately.

  • Opinion: Holiday Gift Guide for Portrait and Outdoor Photographers

    As a kid, I asked for a really fancy Erector set several years in a row but never got it (it came with three motors and some sort of remote control); apparently Santa didn't love me enough. These days, I have my mind set on a ContourRoam, a $200 hands-free HD camera that I can use to document my outdoor adventures. You never stop wanting toys, apparently. Over the last few weeks, I've recommended photo gifts for all manner of photographers on your holiday list, including new photographers and casual and action photographers.

  • News: Galaxy Nexus Wont Get Google Wallet

    Nobody knows when Verizon will launch the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but one thing we do know is you won't be able to use Google Wallet on the new Android phone. Verizon has put the kybosh on the search giant's plan to put Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus. That means Galaxy Nexus owners will not be allowed to download Google's new NFC-based tap-and-pay application from the Android Market, according to Computerworld.

  • News: No Google Wallet on Verizon's coming Galaxy Nexus

    Google Wallet, a mobile payment app, won't appear on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone from Verizon Wireless.

  • News: Dutch authorities raid three operators in price-fixing investigation

    The Dutch competition Authority NMa raided the offices of Vodafone, T-Mobile and KPN on Tuesday morning as part of an investigation into price fixing, the authority said.

  • News: Macworld UK comes to the Apple Newsstand

    You can now buy and read Macworld UK through your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with the launch of Macworld UK magazine through the Apple Newsstand.

  • News: Apple thinks Kindle Fire will push users to iOS, analyst says

    Apple executives believe that the iPhone 3GS and Amazon's Kindle Fire will be two key devices that will expand the user base of iOS, an analyst has reported.

  • News: Facebook hires Gowalla team, but will shut the service

    Facebook has hired the team at Gowalla, a mobile location service in Austin, Texas, but the service will be shut down by January, the companies said Monday.

  • News: PhoneFactor delivers iOS app for authentication

    PhoneFactor, an authentication system that uses mobile phones as a second factor for improved security, is now available as an app for Apple's iPhone and iPad.


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