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  • News: Smule's MadPad makes music out of anything

    To date, Smule’s helped you use your iPad and iPhone as instruments (Ocarina, Leaf Trombone, Magic Piano), an auto-correcting microphone (I Am T-Pain), and a karaoke machine (Glee). With Thursday’s release of MadPad for iPhone (and MadPad HD for iPad), the music-app-focused company creates a new genre: It helps you capture real world noise and turn those sounds into music.

  • News: 5 Reasons to Get Excited About Windows Phone 7 Mango

    Ever since Microsoft previewed the Windows Phone 7 Mango update back in May, we’ve been eager to get our hands on the next generation of smartphones running Microsoft’s OS. The new phones are slated to arrive this fall, and September has brought some leaks, rumors, and actual confirmed phones. In fact, last week at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin, HTC unveiled the Titan and the Radar, the first of its Mango phones.

  • News: Droid Bionic Accessories: Which Ones Are Worth the Money?

    Want to use your new Droid Bionic smartphone in your car, at your desk, connected to your TV, or as a laptop? Motorola has a dock for you. When I tested these accessories, however, only some proved extremely useful--one just wasn’t up to snuff.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 7: Threads Ties Messaging Together

    I do a fair amount of instant messaging and texting. There are some reports suggesting that texting is emerging as the preferred method of communication for a smartphone--more than voice. Obviously Windows Phone 7 is capable of both, but with Mango Microsoft adds a new twist. For today's 30 days With Windows Phone 7 post, I am going to check out the Threads feature.

  • News: Amazon cloud SDKs for Android, iOS exit beta testing

    Amazon's SDKs (software development kits) for Android and Apple's iOS have exited the beta testing phase, the company said on Wednesday.

  • News: DoCoMo: Apple lawsuit won't block Japan Samsung tablet

    NTT DoCoMo's CEO said Thursday that the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab next month will not be affected by a patent-infringement lawsuit by Apple.

  • News: Google attacks Apple via HTC

    Armed with new patents transferred from Google, HTC has filed a new lawsuit against Apple and amended two previous legal complaints.

  • Feature: Buy an iPhone 4 or wait for an iPhone 5?

    Is it best to buy an iPhone 4 now, or wait until the iPhone 5 launches? PC Advisor investigates.

  • Video: Video: tablets, 3D and smartphones - the week in techology, 8/9/11

    IFA Special: Coming up on World Tech Update this week we’re back at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 vanishes from the Samsung booth, poor reviews begin to roll in for the Galaxy Note, Sony intros the Personal 3D Viewer as an alternative to 3D TVs, LG entices gamers with Dual Play, Panasonic focuses on 3D partnerships and camcorders, an interactive shop window could change the look of department stores and a vacuum cleaner is controlled by an iPhone.

  • News: NTT DoCoMo offers tablets on LTE network

    NTT DoCoMo said Thursday it will offer two tablets on its high-speed LTE network, along with streaming video from Hulu's new Japan service.

  • Test Centre: Group test: what are the best Android apps?

    PC Advisor reviews the best Google Android apps you can install on your smartphone right now.

  • News: Read, annotate and sign PDFs on your iPad with PDF Expert 3

    iPad users can go desktop free when working with PDFs using Readdle’s PDF Expert app, which has now been updated to PDF Expert 3.0.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Click to agree

    One young designer takes on a hefty hunk of Apple legalese and tries to make it friendly. Meanwhile an old school union boss has a beef with Cupertino, but it's not all bad news, as an Arizona-based company has dropped its dispute with 1 Infinite Loop. And we hope you like dissecting innocuous photos for clues, because we've got our fill of that. The remainders for Wednesday, September 7, 2011 are hot on the trail.

  • Opinion: Lost iPhone Case Continues, SF Police Launch Probe

    There's a new development in the caper involving a lost iPhone in San Francisco. A new report says the S.F. police will be investigating their own, specifically the role that officers may have played in assisting an Apple corporate security team in a home search earlier this summer.

  • News: Google offered to split mobile revenue with Sun, papers show

    Google hoped at one time to codevelop Android with Sun, and was prepared to offer Sun a share of its mobile service revenue in return for making Java open source, according to newly released documents in Oracle's lawsuit against Google.

  • News: Oracle, Google execs to head to mediation

    Google and Oracle will send top executives to mediation in front of a magistrate judge, in a last-ditch attempt to settle their differences over Google's use of Java in the Android OS.

  • Opinion: Rocket Bunnies Review

    Rocket Bunnies has an interesting premise: You're a rabbit on a rocket (hence the name)...in space. There's no real story line, but your job is to ride your rocket across various galaxies, collecting all of the little bunnies that are stuck on various planets.

  • Opinion: Phone Transforms Into Tablet, Laptop, Gaming Device

    Motorola's Atrix and newly announced DROID Bionic smartphones can dock into laptop accessories, but they have nothing on this transforming device: A KT Spider smartphone hybrid that can turn into a laptop, tablet, or even a PSP-like handheld gaming device.

  • News: IDW unleashes comics for Apple's iBooks

    Wednesdays are nigh-holy in the comic lover's book--that's when new releases traditionally come out. But this week, comics publisher IDW is trying something different: The company has released its first foray into the iBookstore, rolling out 20 graphic novels using the new fixed-layout ePub format, in an attempt to target new readers.

  • News: Iridium creates link from iPhones to satellites

    Satellite service provider Iridium is introducing a new satellite phone and access point that enable communications anywhere on the face of the Earth from Blackberry and Android mobile devices, and will offer support for Apple's iOS-based gear later this year.



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