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  • 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.

  • Opinion: Ingenious Android App Allows Web-Browsing Over SMS

    If you have an Android smartphone and a T-mobile unlimited text plan, there's a new, free, way to browse the web. Smozzy Beta, developed by Jeff Donahue is a free app available on the Android market that is at first-glance simply a wrapper for the built-in web browser. The brilliant difference is that instead of transferring data over 3G, packets are transmitted and received entirely via text message (SMS and MMS).

  • News: Smartphones now number 1 mobile

    The era of the smartphone has truly begun, with news that smartphone shipments outstripped lower-end feature phones in the second quarter of 2011.

  • Opinion: Droid Bionic a Tinkerer's Dream

    It remains to be seen if the long-awaited Droid Bionic from Motorola can live up to its own hype and compete with the iPhone 5, whenever it finally drops, but at the very least it looks like the Bionic is a tiny wonderland for tinkerers and DIY types.

  • News: Droid Bionic smartphone impresses iFixit

    Motorola's new Droid Bionic is not only a top-notch device but the Android smartphone is also very easy to fix, according to repair specialists at iFixit.



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