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  • Opinion: RIM and Microsoft Alliance: Who Wins?

    Microsoft stands to gain from the alliance, but it's hard to see what value is there for RIM.

  • Opinion: Lima: The Piracy-Free App Store for Jailbroken iPhones

    If you've ever jailbroken your iPhone, you probably know--and love--Cydia. While there have been a few alternatives over the years (such as Icy), the simplicity and polish of Cydia has cemented its reputation as the go-to iOS jailbreak app installer. The problem, however, is that Cydia not only makes it easy to install jailbreak-only apps, but DRM-stripped pirated apps as well. This has given jailbreaking a fairly deserved stigma in the eyes of Apple and many iOS developers, who obviously don't get paid for pirated apps downloaded from Cydia.

  • Opinion: Amazon Tablet In 2011? Now We're Talking

    The world of tablets is about to get very interesting.

  • Opinion: RIM and Microsoft Alliance: Who Wins?

    RIM introduced an unexpected guest speaker at BlackBerry World--Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Ballmer unveiled a new partnership between the two which will have Microsoft's Bing replace Google as the default search provider on BlackBerry mobile devices. Microsoft stands to gain from the alliance, but it's hard to see what value is there for RIM.

  • News: MLB offers smartphone-only game-streaming subscription

    If you find yourself barnstorming your way across the country, you may lament your inability to catch up with your favorite baseball team. Fortunately, with Major League Baseball’s new MLB.TV Mobile Phone Only subscription, you’ll never be any farther away from the action than your iPhone or iPod touch.

  • News: Comic Life leaps onto the iPad in a single bound

    Plasq on Tuesday released Comic Life for iPad, a new incarnation of its software for turning your digital photos into comics.

  • News: RIM, Microsoft Announce Partnership with Focus on Bing

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) and software giant Microsoft on Tuesday announced a new pact under which the two companies will partner to offer a variety of Bing related services to BlackBerry smartphone and PlayBook tablet users. Bing is Microsoft's Web search offering, and it's one of the top three search engines along with Google and Yahoo Search, according to Hitwise.

  • News: First Look at BlackBerry PlayBook Native Email, PIM Apps

    Research In Motion (RIM) showed off the upcoming native e-mail and personal information management (PIM) apps for its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet for the first time this morning, including calendar and contacts, at its annual BlackBerry World Conference in Orlando. And the company says the native PlayBook apps should be available sometime this summer.

  • News: Free Android tethering apps blocked by most carriers

    Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile are reportedly blocking access to free phone tethering apps on their wireless networks.

  • News: Microsoft, RIM take on Google in mobile search

    Microsoft's plan to put Bing search and maps in BlackBerry mobile devices by the fall holiday season pits Research in Motion and Microsoft against Google in a massive scramble for mobile search customers.

  • Opinion: EA acquires Flight Control developer Firemint

    Video gaming giant Electronic Arts on Tuesday announced that it will buy Firemint, the Australian developer behind classic iOS games like Flight Control and Real Racing. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • News: Motorola Atrix Android smartphone goes onsale in UK

    Motorola will start selling its new Atrix Android smartphone in the UK from tomorrow, with 420 Orange mobile phone stores initially stocking the Froyo 2.2 handset. Orange will offer the Motorola Atrix for free from £35-a-month with 650MB of data and unlimited text messaging.

  • News: New BlackBerry Bold: The good and the bad

    RIM really tried to strike a balance on its latest smartphone, but still came up short in some important aspects.

  • News: Ballmer surprises with Microsoft-RIM partnership

    Microsoft will invest in the BlackBerry platform from Research in Motion, becoming the default search provider in BlackBerry browsers and maps, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said during a surprise keynote appearance at BlackBerry World.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: A whiter shade of pale

    That didn't take long. After months of waiting and speculation, Apple this week finally--finally!--released the white iPhone 4...and companies immediately started pitching accessories aimed specifically at adorning and protecting the new ivory wonder. But don't worry--if you've got a plain old black iPhone 4, there's stuff for you in this week's roundup, as well.

  • Opinion: Amazon Tablet May Be Close to Launch

    Hold on to your restraining bolts Android fans, because Amazon's one-panel tablet may be heading your way in the second half of 2011, according to online rumors. The purported device is reportedly being made by Taiwanese manufacturer Qanta and will have an LCD screen made by E Ink Holding, the company behind the Kindle's display. Amazon may have high hopes for the new tablet and monthly orders for the device could go as high as 700,000 or 800,000 at peak season, according to DigiTimes.

  • News: Notificant for iPhone reminds you wherever you are

    Hey: Don’t forget to take the garbage out.

  • News: New Tools from Blackberry Are Built to Balance Work, Life

    BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is unveiling a suite of features and phones in hopes it will reenergize the company's direction. RIM has received mixed responses on its PlayBook tablet release, and has been steadily losing market share as iPhone and Android-based phones grow in popularity.

  • News: Android Tethering Free Ride is Over

    Android users, it's time to pony up the cash for that tethering plan with your smartphone. Wireless carriers and Google are cracking down on Android users who download apps that allow them to use their phone as a modem without any extra charges.

  • News: 8 Uses for an Old Smartphone

    Old smartphones never die--they just get stuck in a drawer after being replaced by something newer and cooler. Ah, well, that's what happens in these fast-tech times, right? Out with the outdated, in with the latest and greatest.



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