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  • Opinion: HTC's Bootloader Unlock Tool Gets Closer, But Has Catch

    In June, HTC announced that the era of locked bootloaders would soon be over, and that future devices could have their bootloaders unlocked via a software upgrade. However, there was no word as to whether older devices could be unlocked by their owners.

  • Opinion: Experts Disagree on Android Call Recording 'Trojan'

    According to some headlines, the sky is falling on Android. No, I am not referring to the headlines predicting that the iPhone 5 will double Apple's smartphone market share and leave Android in its dust. I am referring to reports that a new Trojan has infiltrated the Android ecosystem. Some experts, however, suggest this may not be malware, but simply an app working as intended.

  • News: Digital book developer Push Pop Press sells to Facebook

    The digital book frontier has lost a pioneering company with Facebook’s acquisition of Push Pop Press. The San Francisco-based start-up, which launched in February this year, aimed to “re-imagine the book”; its first product was the iOS app of Al Gore’s book, Our Choice. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

  • News: RIM's new BlackBerry Torches: Specs are right, but what about the OS?

    The two new BlackBerry Torch models unveiled by RIM today feature impressive specifications, but their success may hinge on how well RIM's new operating system functions.

  • News: Updated BlackBerry lineup debuts: thinner, faster, touchier

    The Bold gets a touchscreen, and the Torch gets one model with a large screen

  • Nokia 500 Symbian smartphone unveiled

    Nokia has launched its first 1GHz touchscreen smartphone and says it will be selling it in the UK from next month. The Nokia 500 will has a 5Mp camera, runs the Symbian Anna mobile OS, comes with Ovi Maps, offers direct access to popular social media networks and has built-in Wi-Fi but no 3G.

  • News: New BlackBerry Torch Guns for the iPhone Again

    Research In Motion is pushing its fourth attempt to dethrone Apple's iPhone with the new all-touchscreen BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860. The new smartphone is the biggest BlackBerry yet with a 3.7-inch display, and continues the legacy of RIM's keyboardless Storm phones, albeit with a revamped BlackBerry 7 OS, which sports a redesigned virtual keyboard.

  • News: Hands on with the BlackBerry Torch 9850

    RIM has launched five new BlackBerry smartphones, three of which will soon go onsale in the UK. The Torch 9850 is a pure touchscreen device with a 3.7in (480x800-pixel) screen – the largest on a BlackBerry device to date. The 253dpi display, 5Mp camera and 720p video camera are powered by a 1.2GHz processor and 768MB of RAM. Primed with 4GB of internal memory, the Torch 9850’s memory will be expandable by up to 32GB via a microSD card. The handset has Wi-Fi and HSPA+ connectivity and runs BB7 – the brand-new version of the BlackBerry smartphone OS.

  • How-Tos: How to back-up your contacts to a SIM card on an Android device

    A large proportion of smartphone owners choose to save their contacts to the phone rather than their SIM card because SIM cards offer a limited space when it comes to the number of characters you can have in names, and the type of information that can be included, pictures for example.

  • Feature: PC Advisor's ultimate guide to the best Android apps

    There are literally thousands of apps available for Google Android, and they're not just available from the Android Market, Google's official app store.

  • News: RIM unveils new BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Torch handsets

    Research in Motion (RIM) has unveiled two new versions of its BlackBerry Bold smartphone and three new models of the BlackBerry Torch handset, all of which will run the firm's latest iteration of the BlackBerry operating system.

  • News: Huawei crafts aluminum body for new Vision smartphone

    Huawei is jumping on the trend to make Android-based smartphones thinner and lighter, launching its "Vision" smartphone on Wednesday with an aluminum alloy body.

  • News: Facebook acquires digital book software start-up

    Facebook has acquired Push Pop Press, a start-up that has developed software for creating highly interactive digital books, for an undisclosed amount.

  • News: An App For Your Home Decorating Toolbox

    Interior decorating projects often require a weekend at the home improvement store. But PPG Industries has designed a way to select paint colors without collecting piles of sample chips. Its desktop and mobile application ColorClix—a CIO 100 Award winner—lets you follow your inspiration, whether it's from a magazine, a photograph or a TV show. Upload an image to ColorClix, and the app matches it to a palette of paint colors. You can see what a color would look like in a room using ColorClix Visualizer and share it with family and friends over social media. When it's time to buy, a calculator in the app helps you figure out how many gallons to order. Chris Caruso, PPG's global business IT director, says the company, which makes Olympic paint for Lowe's, wants to expand the app to help customers with the whole of their design projects—suggesting furniture and household items, and offering decorating tips. "We want to create a road map that goes beyond selecting color.

  • Feature: Top 5 Free Android Sports Apps

    Can't get enough sport into your life as it is? Then why not keep the wide world of sports a mere finger's length away, with an all-singing, all-dancing sports app for your Android phone or Android tablet?

  • News: WTF? $16 for Final Fantasy Tactics for iPhone?

    After finally getting approved last week by Apple, Final Fantasy Tactics for the iPhone has a release date and a price. (Though you may want to sit down before finding out how much it's going to cost).

  • News: Google to help developers adopt their apps for tablets

    Google is organizing a series of Android Developer Labs (ADLs) that aim to help developers convert theirexisting smartphone applications to run on Honeycomb-based tablets, it said in a blog post on Monday.

  • News: Telstra offers online portal to manage mobile devices

    Australian operator Telstra has launched the Mobile Device Management Portal, which allows IT administrators to remotely manage Apple iPhone and Android-based smartphones, the company said on Tuesday.

  • News: HTC fights back by launching legal action against Apple

    HTC has hit back at Apple by filing legal action against the tech giant in the UK.

  • Opinion: Why Apple beats every other tech manufacturer

    Tech manufacturers have much to learn from the success of Apple's unique hardware and software integration



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