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  • News: Google adds movies and books to the Android Market

    Google has updated the Android Market to offer books and movies that can be rented by mobile device owners.

  • How-Tos: How to use email and contacts on an Android device

    Google's mobile operating system gives you plenty of ways to stay connected. Here's a tour.

  • News: LG gets TOWIE stars to demo Optimus 3D smartphone

    LG has been showing off its Optimus 3D smartphone on a tour around UK cities. Today, the tour arrived at Canary Wharf in London. PC Advisor got an exclusive look

  • News: Smartphone growth stalls

    Just over a third of adult Brits use a smartphone, which is just two percent up on the previous quarter indicating smartphone growth has stalled, says YouGov.

  • News: Apple gestures make files fly

    The Patently Apple site reveals that Apple has some gesture-based tricks up its corporate sleeves.

  • News: Bluetooth support hidden in AppleTV

    Possible wireless keyboard and accessory support for Apple device

  • News: PayPal Intros Phone-to-Phone 'Bump' Payments

    PayPal this morning announced a new mobile phone widget that will let smartphone users tap their phones together to exchange money. The Android widget works on near field communications (NFC) technology installed on the phones to facilitate the transfer of funds.

  • Opinion: Android Market App Brings Movies, Books to Smartphones

    Google recently released a new Android Market app for Android 2.2 or higher that makes it a snap for U.S. users to rent movies and purchase e-books. Android users have been looking forward to movie rentals on their phones ever since Google announced the service during Google I/O in May. Tablets running Android 3.1 are already enjoying the feature, but with the new Market app Android smartphone users can finally get in on the movie rental action, starting at $1.99. Book purchases are also a long time in coming to smartphone users as the feature debuted in the Web version of the Android Market in February.

  • News: Facebook launches an app for 'every phone'

    Facebook has launched a new app that will bring the social network to more than 2,500 mobile phones.

  • News: GetJar takes bite out of Apple Cease & Desist threat

    "We're not going to take it" claims free app store. "Steve Jobs isn't our Dad"

  • News: Intego releases malware scanner for iOS devices

    VirusBarrier iOS aims to block new virus vectors

  • News: BlackBerry beats Apple in UK smartphone market

    BlackBerry bucks losing trend against Android and the iPhone in the UK, research shows

  • News: Red Giant adds HD to Magic Bullet Movie Looks app

    Mobile video app gets definition boost

  • News: Hope for broken iPod, iPhone or iPad

    UK based iPod Surgery offers iPod repairs, iPhone repairs, iPod touch repairs and iPad repairs.

  • News: Virgin Media unveils TiVo app for Android

    Virgin Media has unveiled an Android app for its TiVo TV-on-demand service that allows smartphone users to set programmes to record from their handset.

  • How-Tos: Working with Google Voice

    Android smartphones have built-in apps for texting and voicemail, but there's another option: sign up for the free Google Voice service. This provides SMS and voice messaging facilities too, while US and Canadian users can also use it to make cheap phone calls from (and to) a personal number, all over your smartphone's cell connection.

  • Opinion: Parcels App for Android Tracks Packages In One Place

    I get a lot of packages. Between my online shopping addiction and the fact that various tech companies are always sending me gadgets and other stuff to test, I've built pretty good relationships with my FedEx, DHL, On Trac, and UPS drivers. But to help keep track of all the packages I've ordered and shipped at any given time, I've been turning to a cool little Android app called Parcels.

  • News: Google Ventures pushed iOS over Android

    Until this year, Google Ventures partner Rich Miner recommended to mobile application startups funded by his company that they start out by developing for Apple's iOS rather than Android.

  • News: StumbleUpon revamps Web discovery app for iOS

    The StumbleUpon Web discovery service has carved out a big presence for itself on the Web, with a reported 15 million users and 1 billion personalized recommendations each month. Last month, in fact, StumbleUpon drove more traffic to U.S. websites than even Facebook, according to figures compiled by Web analytics firm StatCounter. StumbleUpon wants to broaden its reach into the mobile world, and to that end, it rolled out a revamped version of its iOS app on Tuesday.

  • News: Judge: It's 'possible' Google knew of Java violation

    It "appears possible" that Google knew that its Android mobile operating system would violate Java patents held by Oracle, but decided to go ahead with the effort anyway, the judge overseeing the companies' intellectual property lawsuit said in a letter filed Tuesday.



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