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  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 9: It's All About "Me"

    When I first fired up my Samsung Focus with Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango", I had the usual selection of tiles on my start screen--the phone, people (contacts), messaging, email, Internet Explorer, and a selection of AT&T-specific apps hawking over-priced services from my wireless provider. One tile that caught my eye, though, is the "Me" tile.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Slings and arrows

    It's time for another edition of our weekly iPad case roundup. This week's selection covers the usual variety, but it also shows how the iPad has become a fashion symbol, as well as a tool that's indispensable to people in all walks of life. It also answers the eternal question: Will an iPad survive a launch from a catapult?

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 10: Outfitting Mango with Apps

    I have already devoted some time to exploring Windows Phone 7 apps in general, and I have praised the fact that this mobile platform offers an option to try an app before you buy it in many cases, but today I am going through my iPhone app by app to outfit my Windows Phone 7 "Mango" smartphone as closely as possible with the apps I am already used to.

  • News: Netflix Now Works on Android 2.2 and 2.3 Devices

    Netflix customers who want to watch the latest shows on the go using their smartphones have gotten some good news, but not everyone will be able to share in the party.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 11: Following the Wrong Path of iOS

    I am impressed so far with how Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" seems to bring a fresh, unique angle to a smartphone market that seems largely comprised of copycat devices trying to look and feel like the iPhone. However, as I explore the OS in this 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 series, I am also noting a number of ways that Windows Phone 7 has copied iOS as well--but not in a good way.

  • News: Synaptics working on more advanced touch for smartphones

    Touch specialist Synaptics is working on technologies that will allow touchscreens to mimic the feel of a physical keypad, in order to make smartphones easier to use, according to company technology strategist Andrew Hsu.

  • News: Softbank founder backs Japan's shift to renewable energy

    Japan's richest entrepreneur outlined a plan Monday to rebuild the country's energy infrastructure in the wake of its nuclear disaster, shifting the majority of supply to natural, renewable resources by 2030.

  • Feature: The five best free Satnav Android apps

    There's no denying that a Satnav is a great gadget, making life easier for drivers.

  • How-Tos: How to locate a lost Google Android smartphone

    Losing your smartphone these days is similar to losing your handbag or wallet.

  • News: Softbank founder backs Japan's shift to renewable energy

    Japan's richest entrepreneur outlined a plan Monday to rebuild the country's energy infrastructure in the wake of its nuclear disaster, shifting the majority of supply to natural, renewable resources by 2030.

  • News: Remains of the Day: It's magic, you know

    Sprint may sweeten its iPhone 5 deal, Android's found itself under attack by corsairs, and Apple brings more magic to its iPad. Abracadabra, alakazam! It's the remainders for Friday, September 9, 2011.

  • News: Ellison, Page ordered to mediation

    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page must sit down and try to work out a settlement on Sept. 19, according to a court order filed on Friday.

  • News: IDC: Embedded systems market to double by 2015

    The market for embedded computer systems, which already generates more than US$1 trillion in revenue annually, will double in size over the next four years, according to a report about to be released by research company IDC.

  • Opinion: iPhone Attachment Lets You Record 360-Degree Panoramas

    If you're sick of sloppily made panoramic images, you might want to look at this cool new attachment for your iPhone 4. The GoPano micro, made by EyeSee360, attaches straight to your iPhone 4 over the existing lens; all you have to do is hit the record button in the app.

  • News: Flash Server update brings iOS support, eases tensions

    Since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, Apple and Adobe have been engaged in a cold war over the future of Flash on the iOS platform, a conflict that has occasionally warmed as the companies and their employees traded barbs. And so, while Friday's release of Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5--which can stream content to iOS devices--could be construed as a step towards détente, it doesn't yet mark the tearing down of the wall.

  • News: AT&T: DOJ's opposition to merger hurts consumers

    The U.S. Department of Justice would "severely set back growth and competition" in the U.S. mobile telecom market if its efforts to block the acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T are successful, AT&T said in court documents filed Friday.

  • News: Ambrosia releases Soundboard for iPad

    Now you don't need a Mac to play crazy sound effects. Ambrosia Software's Soundboard app, already a Mac app that lets you assign sound effects to each key on your keyboard, has arrived on the App Store as a $20 iPad app.

  • News: 10 Best Android Tablet Apps for News Junkies

    CIO.com's gadget guru Al Sacco spotlights 10 great applications for your Android tablet that will keep you up to date on news, sports, entertainment, stocks and much more. These apps look great and perform even better--and most are free

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Sept. 9

    President Barack Obama's jobs speech this week might have been better received if he kept repeating, "Release this iPhone right away!" The iOSsphere this week seized on iPhone 4 inventory levels, carrier promotional documents, third-party phone cases, and reports of plans to build 27 million Next iPhones by January to reassure itself that The Wait is nearing an end.

  • News: iPhone at last gets Flash

    Apple may not have approved it, but it appears as though iPhone users will soon gain access to Flash content.



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