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  • News: Asus Unveils Eee Pad Transformer Prime Tablet

    Asus recently gave a sneak peek of its new Eee Pad Transformer, a next-generation Android-powered 10-inch tablet called the Transformer Prime that features a Nvidia quad-core processor, and is just 0.32 inches thick. It's unclear whether the Prime will have Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich at launch.

  • News: Nokia Raising Curtain on Windows Phone 7 Devices Next Week

    If you're thinking about buying a Windows Phone soon, you might want to wait and see what Nokia has in store next week.

  • Opinion: Five Things Apple Needs to Do to Improve Siri

    Siri and I just met a few days ago. I think we're getting along pretty well so far (although she seems to get a bit testy and sarcastic when I ask her to "open the pod bay doors."). As great as Siri seems, though, Apple is calling this a beta and I can see why.

  • News: Researchers find way to tighten control over mobile device data

    For some time now, many security experts have argued that rather than focus efforts on locking down endpoints, the focus needs to be on keeping the data itself secure. Just last week, we covered a number of the findings from the Human Behavior and Security Culture workshop, held by the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Those at the workshop discussed a Hotel California strategy to data protection -- enabling data to be checked out, but to never leave a prescribed area.

  • News: Nokia reports loss ahead of first Windows Phone launch

    Nokia reported a net loss and a fall in revenue for the third quarter, despite selling more phones than analysts had expected.

  • News: BlackBerry losing sway in enterprise, study finds

    Enterprise users, who have long been RIM's firewall against the iPhone and Android devices, are increasingly jumping ship.

  • News: Nokia launches E6, promises no outages

    Yesterday evening, Nokia launched the Nokia E6 phone at a "business cocktail" hosted at the Sankara Hotel, Nairobi. The launch was attended by the press and several IT managers from several Nairobi based firms. "With the E6 , you do not have to go off for three days, unless your IT manager wants you to, " said Kenneth Oyolla, Nokia General Manager for East and Southern Africa. For those who are bit behind , the GM was poking holes at Blackberry Service's recent three day outage.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Buds in the hood

    Ah, technology—it gives us so many ways to listen our iPhones and iPads, including new AirPlay-enabled devices. But how do you listen to music while wearing a hoodie? Or riding a bike? Answers can be found in this week's roundup of iOS accessories.

  • News: AT&T announces more than one million iPhone 4S activations

    AT&T on Thursday announced that, as of October 18, customers had activated more than one million iPhone 4S devices on its network—making it the most successful iPhone launch in the company’s history. Apple previously announced that the iPhone 4S sold more than four million units in its first three days of availability, and Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s confident that his company “will set an all-time record for iPhones this quarter.”

  • News: Woman gets $201,000 phone bill after data roaming calamity

    Stories of mobile phone subscribers landed with huge bills are the stuff of urban legend but for a Florida woman a $201,000 monthly bill has turned out to be no billing error.

  • News: Android Boss Knocks Siri

    People seem to think that Apple's new voice-activated personal assistant, Siri, is pretty cool. But not Andy Rubin, the Senior Vice President of Google's Mobile division.

  • News: Nokia reports loss ahead of first Windows Phone launch

    Nokia reported a net loss and a fall in revenue for the third quarter, despite selling more phones than analysts had expected.

  • News: Spotify unveils BlackBerry app

    Spotify is giving BlackBerry users the ability to access the music-streaming service from their smartphones through a mobile app.

  • Feature: PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week – 20th October 2011

    Twitter has been packed with web users tweeting about tech issues this week.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Moment of silence

    One singer does some karaoke, Siri-style; Samsung reminds us that imitation is the sincerest form of plagiarism; and Apple holds its celebration of the life of Steve Jobs. The remainders for Wednesday, October 19, 2011 are ready to call it a day.

  • News: Oracle, Google trial postponed

    The dispute between Oracle and Google won't go to trial on Oct. 31 as initially scheduled, according to the judge overseeing the case.

  • Opinion: Malware Uses Smartphone Accelerometers to Steal Keystrokes

    Did you know your smartphone's accelerometer can be used to steal keystrokes from a nearby keyboard?

  • Opinion: Microsoft's Ballmer Knocks Android, Commends iPhone

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had some nasty things to say about Google's Android operating system. But the iPhone? Not so much.

  • Opinion: Apple's Siri vs. Android's Voice Actions: Feature Showdown

    Apple's new voice input-based digital assistant, Siri for the iPhone 4S pits the iPhone against Android's Voice Actions, a popular feature for Android phones running Android 2.2 (Froyo) or higher. Both Siri and Voice Actions promise to make your life easier by letting you speak--rather than type--your messages, web searches, notes, and navigation.

  • News: ARM unveils hyper-efficient Cortex-A7 chip for smartphones

    ARM Holdings has introduced the Cortex-A7, an upcoming microprocessor design that will be used in sub-US$100 smart phones, as well as in high-end smart phones as a companion chip to the more powerful Cortex-A15.


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