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  • Opinion: Smartphones, tablets and the search for technology's Holy Grail

    I just want a single, mobile device that can do everything, is that so much to ask?

  • News: Plants vs. Zombies heads to China with new game versions

    PopCap Games is releasing new versions of its Plants vs. Zombies title in China, with the aim of raking in more revenue from a major market that is currently swimming in pirated copies of the game.

  • News: The Week in iPhone 4 Cases: Black and white

    It’s been a couple of weeks since our last iPhone 4-case roundup—which means that it’s time to take a look at the latest in handset protection. The big news of the past month has been the launch of the white iPhone 4, and the subsequent kerfuffle caused by its allegedly being ever so slightly thicker than its original black cousing.

  • Opinion: Android 3.1 Update Coming in June to Tablets

    The first major update to Google's Honeycomb platform, Android 3.1, was announced last week at the Google I/O developer event, and it's slowly rolling out as an over-the-air update to mobile broadband-connected Motorola Xoom tablets. When announced, Google was vague about when we could expect Android 3.1 on other Honeycomb tablets, but today saw update details flying across the Web for both the Acer Iconia A500 and the Asus EeePad Transformer.

  • Buying Advice: Why you should choose an Android phone or tablet

    Google's mobile operating system has proven to be a big hit since it was launched back in 2008. However, there are a growing number of alternatives hitting the market, such as HP’s WebOS and the BlackBerry Tablet OS. And let's not forget Apple's iOS. So why choose an Android device?

  • News: Apple wants smaller SIM cards for its future phones

    Apple has proposed a standard for new, smaller SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) cards, in an effort to free up more space on future smartphones.

  • Feature: Google Android: a short history

    Google Android has been a huge hit with consumers since its release. Here, we take a brief look at the operating system's history, and the different versions on offer.

  • News: Apple wants smaller SIMs - report

    Apple wants to SIM cards to be made smaller in order to enable the creation of thinner devices, according to network operator Orange.

  • News: Intel throws might into chasing mobile market and ARM

    After years of dominance in computer chips, Intel now is chasing the chip market and trying to redefine its future.

  • News: The coming mobile battle between Android and Windows Phone 7

    Can Windows Phone 7 actually become the dominant mobile OS in less than three years? Yes, says Pyramid Research, and the reason is that the smartphone market is global and just beginning.

  • News: Android flaw potentially leaks personal data

    More than 99 percent of smartphones running Google's Android mobile OS are potentially leaking personal data, says security researchers.

  • News: The coming mobile battle between Android and Windows Phone 7

    Can Windows Phone 7 actually become the dominant mobile OS in less than 3 years? Yes, says Pyramid Research, and the reason is that the smartphone market is global and just beginning.

  • News: AusCERT 2011: Mobile banking malware on the rise

    Chief technology officer of Trusteer, Amit Klein, has spoken about the trends of mobile malware, citing mobile banking as the next big threat to the industry.

  • News: Boost a Mobile Hotspot, Extend Media Center to Other TVs

    Reader Lois just moved to an area of California where there's no cable or DSL Internet service available. (Hard to believe, right?) She considered satellite service, but learned that those options are "slow and expensive." Cleverly, she's trying a Verizon MiFi mobile hotspot--a great solution, but it's also proving to be slow. (Lois notes that she gets only two bars on her call phone, so obviously she's in an area with poor cell-tower coverage.) Ultimately, she's "tired of paying for [a] less than quality product."

  • How-Tos: How to erase data from an Android phone or tablet

    We show you how to wipe an Android phone or Android tablet so that you can pass on the hardware without giving away your details.

  • News: Senate slates second round with Apple, Google over mobile privacy

    Congress on Thursday will again grill executives from Apple and Google over mobile privacy concerns.

  • News: Senate slates second round with Apple, Google over mobile privacy

    Congress on Thursday will again grill executives from Apple and Google over mobile privacy concerns.

  • News: Android Data Leaks Discovered: What You Need to Know

    A security flaw in nearly all Android phones can leak contact, calendar and photo data to nearby hackers, researchers said. But is this a serious threat to Android security, or just an overblown bit of fear-mongering?

  • News: Secrets to Mastering the Apple Rumor Mill

    Have you ever marveled at how it is that the local weatherman can be wrong more often than not, and yet still get to keep his job? Well, being a TV weatherperson requires great hair and a winning smile...or at least some knowledge of meteorology, but fear not! You can be an Apple analyst instead and be wrong just as often--maybe more.

  • News: Amazon Quad-Core Tablet Rumored for 2011

    Amazon plans to release two new Android tablets before the end of 2011, including one with NVIDIA's forthcoming mobile quad-core chip, according to online rumors. Amazon is purportedly planning an entry-level tablet, codenamed "Coyote," with a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip. The other slate, dubbed "Hollywood," will sport the new "Kal-El" quad-core mobile chip. There are no rumors about screen sizes, storage capacity or other specs for Amazon's purported tablets, according to Boy Genius Report.



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