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  • Opinion: HTC's Apple Patent Loss: Android Fans Shouldn't Worry

    HTC's infringement of two Apple patents has led to some gloomy predictions about the future of Android phones, but for consumers it's business as usual -- at least for now.

  • News: Apple iOS still rules but Windows Phone 7 edges Android in user satisfaction

    Apple's iOS-based iPhone remains the most preferred smartphone, for half of all prospective buyers surveyed. About one-third prefer Android phones. But for the first time, Windows Phone 7 outstrips Android in user satisfaction.

  • News: Amazon unveils Kindle Textbook Rental

    Amazon on Monday announced Kindle Textbook Rental, which will enable students to save up to 80 percent off the retail prices of textbooks, by renting them as ebooks from the Kindle Store, instead of purchasing them outright. It’s like a library—only one that you pay for the privilege of borrowing from.

  • News: Best Voice Recognition Apps for Your Smartphone

    Voice-recognition software is nothing new. But put it on a smartphone, and it comes to life. All of the frustrations of trying to control your PC by voice--fiddling for a microphone, repeating yourself again and again, resisting the urge to relent and turn to your trusty keyboard--are eliminated when you use the same technology on your mobile phone.

  • Opinion: Toshiba Thrive Tablets Comatose, Owners Say

    Owners of the recently released Toshiba Thrive tablet say the device has an annoying bug causing the tablet to refuse to come out of sleep mode. Forums on Toshiba's own site and third-party forums have numerous complaints from new Thrive owners complaining of the problem. "The white status light is blinking but pressing the On [sic] button does nothing requiring [a] reboot like a Windows computer," said Toshiba forum user sjwheat. The Thrive issue was first reported by Engadget.

  • News: Apple complaint over HTC's infringement of iPhone upheld

    HTC has revealed its plans to appeal against a ruling by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) that claims some of the smartphone maker's Google Android-based handsets infringe Apple patents.

  • How-Tos: Top 5 Tips for protecting your mobile from phone hacking

    Phone hacking can happen to anyone. Here's how to secure your phone.

  • News: O2 launches location-based deals service for its customers

    O2 has launched a location-based service that offers its customers access to discounts and special offers at nearby retailers.

  • News: Acer to boost its smartphone, tablet presence in China

    Acer has created a new mobile devices business group for China, with the aim of tapping the country's growing smartphone and tablet market.

  • News: BBC launches Android app to help monitor UK's 3G coverage

    The BBC has unveiled an app for mobile phones running Google Android that aims to map the 2G and 3G coverage across the UK.

  • News: Is Android Losing Appeal With Developers?

    Android is a phenomenal success story--skyrocketing from nothing to surpass both RIM and Apple and become the dominant smartphone platform in only a couple years. Recent studies, however, indicate Android may have lost some luster with developers as iOS seems to be the primary platform developers are working on.

  • News: ITC Ruling Threatens Future of Android

    Apple won a preliminary victory over HTC--and over Android by proxy--when the ITC agreed this week that HTC smartphones violate two Apple patents. The ITC decision could be a sign that the Android party is over, and the mobile OS could be in trouble.

  • News: Apple - Samsung spat threatens iPad chip deal

    Taiwan's TSMC has started trial manufacturing of next generation A6 chips for Apple

  • News: iOS projects jump ahead of Android

    The number of projects being developed for iOS devices has jumped this year, while Android's share of the market has dropped, according to analysts.

  • News: HTC loses ITC patent ruling in Apple tussle

    A judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has made an initial determination that HTC infringed two Apple patents, HTC said Friday.

  • News: Kootol sues Apple, Google, more for patent infringement

    Another patent-holding company has set its sights on Apple, numerous other large companies, and even smaller developers like The Iconfactory, alleging violations of a patent that covers one- and two-way messaging. On Friday, Kootol Software announced that it sent notices of the alleged patent infringement to a variety of companies you may have heard of; in addition to Apple, Kootol sent letters to Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, AOL, Facebook, Twitter, Nokia, Foursquare, IBM, LInkedIn, MySpace, RIM, Quora, Salesforce, Twitpic, Ubermedia, and iOS and Mac software developer The Iconfactory. Those last three companies all make software that integrates directly with Twitter.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending July 15

    July is half over and still no sign of The Next iPhone.

  • News: Apple preps for third-quarter earnings call next Tuesday

    It comes but four times a year: Apple's quarterly earnings financial conference call. While Apple chief operating officer Tim Cook and chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer will take to the phone on Tuesday, July 19 to serenade analysts and reporters to the sweet sounds of the company's balance sheet, those same analysts and reporters will be parsing every word for even the slightest clue to Apple's future plans and intentions.

  • News: Virgin Media unveils TiVo iPhone app

    Virgin Media has launched an iPhone app for its TiVo TV-on-demand service that allows smartphone users to set programmes to record from their handset.

  • Opinion: What You Should Know About Apple Apps Volume Purchase Program

    IT admins at businesses of all sizes have been forced to grapple with the consumerization revolution led by the Apple iPhone and iPad. Now, Apple is making it simpler, and more cost effective for organizations to rely on iOS devices with discounted apps in a new volume purchasing program.



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