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  • News: HTC: Gingerbread update for HTC Desire after all

    HTC has announced that the HTC Desire, the phone that put the Android operating system on the map in Australia, will not be updated to the latest 2.3 "Gingerbread" firmware.

  • News: Lookout Safe Browsing Keeps Android Safe From Phishing

    If you own a smartphone, you probably do quite a bit of web browsing on it. But how many times have you actually checked to see whether the links you click on are safe or not? Believe it or not, your smartphone is prone to phishing scams, malicious sites and drive-by downloads, just like your PC. Luckily, Lookout Mobile Security has your back with its new Safe Browsing feature.

  • News: Airline picks NFC stickers over phones for new service

    Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will allow its most frequent flyers to check in using NFC-compatible stickers, the company said on Tuesday.

  • News: France invites mobile operators to 4G spectrum auction

    Mobile operators that want to bid on spectrum in the 2.6GHz and 800MHz bands in order to operate 4G (fourth generation) mobile services can now send in their applications, French regulator Arcep said on Wednesday.

  • News: Smartphones and tablets create huge corporate security challenge

    Adapting security and management for the new generation of mobile devices -- everything from the Apple iPhone and iPad to Google Android devices to name a few -- is turning out to be a huge corporate challenge.

  • News: 46% of Brits don't back up their mobile or laptop

    Just over half of Brits have a back-up of their laptop or mobile phone says Absolute Software.

  • News: LightSquared report due amid criticism

    Mobile startup LightSquared may go from the frying pan to the fire on Wednesday when it releases a report on potential interference between its planned network and GPS.

  • Opinion: Splashtop Hits a Top Spot For Business Apps

    A new iPad app has reached the top of the iTunes App Store's business section. No, it's not Angry Birds; this one's a little more practical. Splashtop allows you to remotely link your PC to your iPad or smartphone, giving you the flexibility to access your data from whichever device you prefer.

  • News: Garmin acquires navigation rival Navigon

    If you can't beat 'em, acquire 'em. Garmin, maker of personal navigation devices, has snapped up its Germany-based competitor Navigon. The companies won't say how much money is changing hands in the deal, which was completed through a Garmin subsidiary.

  • News: Apple sells unlocked iPhones in U.S. for first time

    Apple today started selling unlocked iPhones in the U.S. for hundreds more than the usual subsidized price that AT&T and Verizon customers pay.

  • Opinion: Nokia Wins Patent War with Apple--You're Next Android

    Don't put any dirt on Nokia's coffin just yet--the company still has some life in it. A victory in its patent war with Apple means a new revenue stream for Nokia, and a stronger position to enforce its patent portfolio with other mobile device makers.

  • News: Cellcrypt releases voice encryption app for Android

    The company Cellcrypt released an application on Tuesday for mobile phones running Android that encrypts voice calls, addressing increasing concern that voice traffic over cellular networks could be intercepted with off-the-shelf equipment.

  • Opinion: Snap Photos With Your iPhone Headset In iOS 5

    One of the 200+ new features in Apple's upcoming iOS5 is the ability to snap photos by pressing the physical volume up button. This was formerly a hidden feature in the Camera+ app by developer tap tap tap and was cause for the app's removal from the App Store for violating Apple's Human Interface Guidelines. It is not clear whether Apple has actually amended the HIG or has simply made an exception for their own app. In any case, it has been a long requested feature which was welcomed with loud cheers when it was announced at WWDC last week.

  • News: Verizon adds 19 more cities to its LTE network

    Verizon Wireless announced 19 more cities that will get its faster LTE wireless network service starting Thursday, bringing the total to 74 metropolitan areas.

  • News: Top 10 iPhone Passcodes Revealed

    There are 10,000 possible passcodes for an iPhone, yet 15 percent of users have one of the 10 most popular codes, according to app developer Daniel Amitay, whose Big Brother Camera Security app records anonymous passcode data from users.

  • News: Amazon's Rumored Tablet May Feature Movie Streaming

    New details on Amazon's rumored Android tablet suggest the online retailer is looking to offer a bundled movie streaming service, possibly for free. Amazon is widely expected to release a branded tablet this year, and the company is now trying to differentiate itself in the increasingly crowded tablet market by tying it to its own content services.

  • News: Apple begins selling unlocked iPhone 4 to U.S. customers

    Apple on Tuesday began selling an unlocked version of the GSM iPhone 4 to U.S. customers. Until now, Apple's only sold carrier-locked iPhones here, with separate AT&T and Verizon editions of the handset.

  • News: Apple's Unlocked iPhone 4: A Getting-Started Guide

    Consumers can now buy an unlocked GSM-compatible iPhone 4 directly from Apple starting at $650. Apple sells unlocked iPhones in other parts of the world, most notably Europe, but this is the first time an unlocked iPhone is available to U.S. users. In early 2010, Apple started selling iPhones at list price, but the devices were still locked to AT&T.

  • News: Smartphone Data Plans: How to Keep Bandwidth Usage in Check

    Unlimited data plans are a thing of the past with AT&T and are being phased out by Verizon. Yet new metered plans don't deliver great bang for your buck and you may get blindsided with a hefty bill if you're not careful. Here are five ways to monitor your smartphone data usage and your wallet.

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