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  • News: Apple and Google to face another Senate privacy hearing

    Barely a week after sending its vice president of software, Bud Tribble, to Capitol Hill for a hearing about location data, Apple is due back before the Senate again. This time around, Apple is sending Catherine A. Novelli, its vice president for worldwide government affairs; the topic for the May 19 hearing is Consumer Privacy and Protection in the Mobile Marketplace.

  • News: SAP revs up mobile application strategy

    SAP is giving its ongoing push into mobile applications an extra shove with a series of new products aimed at verticals such as utilities, energy, retail and manufacturing, the company announced Tuesday during the Sapphire Now conference in Orlando.

  • News: O2 outage affecting London and the South East

    O2 customers in parts of London, Kent and Sussex have been unable to make calls, access the web or text today after the network went down.

  • News: Apple's iPhone 5 to be made in Q3, analyst firm predicts

    Apple's iPhone 5 will be manufactured in the third quarter, hinting at a possible launch of a new version of the iconic smartphone later this year, a financial analyst firm said Tuesday.

  • How-Tos: How to secure a Google Android phone or tablet

    Whether you paid a small fortune for the hottest Android device or got it for ‘free’ with a modest contract, it’s a good bet that the data stored on your mobile is at least as valuable as the hardware itself. If your phone or tablet is ever lost or stolen, you’ll either be glad you took precautions to protect all your content, or you’ll sorely wish you had. In this article, we’ll walk you through setting up Android’s built-in security tools and suggest a few third-party extras that can add valuable safeguards for your personal information.

  • How-Tos: How to insure an iPad

    One of the biggest benefits of tablet PCs, such as Apple's iPad, is that are lightweight enough to be taken on the go. But with prices around £400, it'll be a costly mistake if you misplace, accidentally damage or are even unlucky enough to have your tablet PC stolen. This applies to any gadget for that matter, whether it's your digital camera or your smartphone. So, do you need iPad insurance? There are a number of ways to insure your gadgets giving yourself an extra layer of protection should you run into trouble.

  • News: Brits use 115MB of data an hour on 'free' smartphone apps

    Free smartphone apps such as Angry Birds are costing Brits 115MB of data allowance every hour, says Virgin Media Business.

  • News: iPhone 5 to launch on 21 November - report

    A member of staff at mobile phone retailer Phones4U has reportedly let it slip that the next-generation iPhone will launch on 21 November.

  • News: Seagate releases battery-powered drive for iOS, other mobile platforms

    Seagate today announced a battery-powered wireless drive for mobile devices such as the iPad.

  • News: Starbucks shares lessons of going mobile

    An Android app and the ability to order a drink from a mobile phone are coming soon, an executive from Starbucks said as he shared lessons and tips from his company's experience offering mobile applications.

  • News: iPod nano watch conversion kit project seeks funding

    A project to create an watch conversion kit for the sixth-generation iPod nano is seeking $75,000 in funding by 15 June.

  • Powercase for iPhone launched by Synaps

    iPhone and iPod accessory maker Synaps has announced the launch of new Powercases and portable chargers for iOS and other mobile devices.

  • News: Samsung will Push Android Gingerbead to Galaxy Phone, Tablet

    Samsung will finally upgrade to Android Gingerbread 2.3 on the Galaxy S smartphone and Galaxy Tab tablet, the company announced Monday. Samsung did not say when exactly it will push out the update, except that the rollout begins in mid-May in the U.K., then goes through to Europe, North America, and the rest of the world.

  • News: Poll: 50% totally against smartphone location tracking

    A PC Advisor poll of 282 visitors to the site found considerable opposition to the practice of location tracking (smartphones that log people's location in a saved file, for instance). Half of voters said they were 'Totally against it: I won't have anything to do with companies that track my location'.

  • Opinion: Droid X2 may Arrive Next Week

    Motorola's Droid X2, the follow-up to one of Verizon's most popular Android phones, is set to launch in stores on May 26, according to internal documents.

  • News: Asda launches gadget trade-in service

    Supermarket Asda has launched a gadget trade-in service that allows Brits to get cash for their old technology.

  • News: Lodsys: Apple already licensed, developers must too

    Lodsys, the company that last week began sending legal threats to iOS app developers alleging patent infringement, launched a new blog over the weekend to explain its side of the story.

  • Opinion: Noterize for iPad

    Noterize is a combined note taking and document annotation app for the iPad that hits the sweet spot where many students live. They are taking lots of notes, reading and reviewing many PDF documents and PowerPoint presentations, and collecting articles for research projects.

  • News: RIM recalls about 1,000 PlayBook tablets

    Research in Motion said it has recalled an estimated 1,000 PlayBook tablets, indicating a small number had reached customers who were unable to properly load software at setup.

  • News: Nokia kills Ovi brand for mobile services

    Nokia will abandon its Ovi mobile services brand as it prepares to sell smartphones based on Microsoft's Windows Phone software, it said in a blog posting on Monday.



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