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  • Opinion: Google-Motorola Deal: Pundits Weigh In

    Google's bid to acquire Motorola Mobility is a brilliant move that will stave off Android's patent attackers. Or it's act of desperation that will force Android phone makers to adopt rival platforms. Or it was simply something that Google had to do, for better or worse.

  • Opinion: Sensation Unchained First By HTC Bootloader Unlock Tool

    The long, arduous wait for HTC's unlockable bootloader is finally over-- if own a global SIM-unlocked Sensation, that is. Sorry, HTC EVO 3D (Sprint) and Sensation 4G (T-Mobile) owners; you'll have to continue twiddling your thumbs for a little longer.

  • Vodafone 555 pay-as-you-go Facebook phone now available

    Vodafone's £62 pay as you go Facebook phone has gone onsale in the UK. The Vodafone 555 has a Qwerty keyboard, 2Mp camera and an FM radio and runs the Opera Mini web browser. A Wi-Fi connection is needed to post Facebook status updates.

  • How-Tos: How to check my iPhone memory

    A quick guide to show you how to find out how much memory your iPhone has left.

  • News: Minecraft Pocket Edition Hits Android App Store

    So, Minecraft. Or more specifically, Minecraft in your pocket: the long awaited (since it was announced at the end of May, at least) Minecraft Pocket Edition is now up for grabs -- provided you've got $6.99 to spare, and you're one of the folks who picked up Sony's Xperia Play.

  • Opinion: TellMeLater for iPhone

    Despite text messages, email and a constant stream of notifications, it’s still pretty easy to forget things these days. TellMeLater from Sixfoisneuf42 is a helpful iPhone app that makes it easy to remember things by offering a simple yet effective take on task management.

  • News: Samsung tablet ban lifted in all EU countries but Germany

    Samsung is again free to sell its Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1 in all European Union countries except for Germany, after a court in Düsseldorf changed its injunction enacted last week.

  • News: FCC Investigates BART Over Cellphone Shutdown

    The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency closed four San Francisco subway stations on Monday during protests sparked by cellular signal shutdowns. The demonstrations were against BART's decision last week to temporarily suspend cellphone service at several stations in order to disrupt plans for a protest after a fatal shooting by the transit police in July.

  • News: Motorola workers likely thrilled by Google's buy

    A survey of employees at Google and Motorola finds higher level of job satisfaction at Google. Page gets high marks, Motorola's Jha much lower.

  • News: NBN CIO: The IT leadership strategy of Australias new telco

    NBN Co has a head start that would leave many telcos green with envy. Armed with $27 billion in government funding, and at least $9 billion from debt markets, the two-yearold National Broadband Network wholesaler has the resources and backing that could catapult it ahead many of its decadesold equivalents. That’s not to say the challenge before the organisation isn’t any less daunting; within the decade NBN Co is set to change broadband in Australia. The monopoly wholesaler is bound by carefully worded legislation to provide equal access to many of those it will compete with on a shiny fibre-to-the-home network, and satellite and wireless offshoots. Best of all, the company is starting with a clean slate.

  • News: Mobile Advertising: The Next Generation

    You're in the market for a new car, and at a bus stop you see an ad for one of the models you’ve been considering, inviting you to scan a QR (Quick Response) code with your smartphone. Your phone then downloads and launches an app that projects a 3D image of the car that you can manipulate to view from different angles, along with balloons that highlight salient features.

  • News: Motorola Purchase Changes Nothing and Everything for Android

    Google shook the mobile and tech industries on Monday morning with the news that it has agreed to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. The move is seen primarily as a play to acquire Motorola's formidable patent catalog, but it may not be enough to protect Android against ongoing patent litigation which raises some question about what the underlying strategy might really be.

  • Opinion: This Is What an 'Anonymous' Protest Looks Like

    On the way home from work today, I decided to stop by the Anonymous protest to see what all the fuss was about. The group of hackers has made it their project this week to shut down San Francisco’s BART subway system in response to BART disrupting cell phone service to ward off an unrelated protest last week.

  • News: Researcher keeps Android app security flaws to himself

    A security researcher is standing by the claim that his company has discovered security vulnerabilities in a dozen common Android applications, despite declining to reveal which applications are affected.

  • News: Motorola Photon 4G Gets Big Price Cut to $99 at 'The Shack'

    Sprint only launched its latest 4G smartphone, the Motorola Photon 4G, a week ago for $199.99 (with a two-year contract), but the price has already been cut.

  • Opinion: Google-Motorola Merger: Android's Rebirth or its Demise?

    Google's buyout of Motorola Mobility is set to breathe new life into Android, but some pundits warn it could mean the platform's demise. A tough patent battle coupled with Google getting in the Android hardware business could make some Android partners such as Samsung and HTC migrate to Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS in retaliation.

  • Feature: Top 5 Free Android Football Apps

    PC Advisor looks at the top 5 free football apps you can download for your Android device.

  • News: Mobile World Congress to focus on advertising, marketing

    In February, the mobile industry will once again head to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress (MWC), which will feature a new section focusing on different aspects of mobile marketing, show organizer GSM Association (GSMA) said on Tuesday.

  • News: HTC to triple store numbers in China

    Taiwanese smartphone vendor HTC plans on tripling its retail outlets in mainland China by the end of the year, bringing store numbers from 650 to 2,000.

  • Feature: Five of the best free TV-related iPhone apps

    Your Apple iPhone isn't just for making calls, checking your emails and surfing the web. You can also watch video and listen to music on it. Here's five free apps that will let you watch TV, record shows remotely and even allow you to control your TV from your handset.



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