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  • News: 48% of Brits hope the iPhone 5 will be 'thinner'

    Nearly half (48 percent) of Brits hope the next iteration of the Apple iPhone will be thinner than previous models, says GoodMobilePhones.co.uk.

  • News: Future smartphones: How They Will Look, What They Will Do

    As you're reading this article, developers, engineers, and product designers are working on the next great mobile technology. The mobile world is rapidly changing: Smartphones have gone from portable messaging and email devices to streaming-video machines that surf the Web at blazing speed and have cameras that rival point-and-shoots (and they also happen to make calls). What will smartphones look like in five years? Or ten? What sort of amazing things will they be able to do?

  • News: Gizmodo Not Charged in Apple iPhone 4 Prototype Purchase

    A California district attorney's office has decided not to press charges against either Gizmodo or former Gizmodo editor Jason Chen for purchasing an iPhone 4 prototype in March 2010 and exposing it to the world.

  • News: HTC to Announce New 'Beats' Phones for Sound Junkies

    HTC is set to make a "major announcement" today, and it's reported to involve a new line of smartphones that come with Beats sound technology and premium headphones.

  • Opinion: Next for Nintendo: A Leap to Apple's iPhone?

    Remember when Sega abandoned the hardware biz to be a games-only developer? More than a trifle unsettling for gamers accustomed to Sega perennially battling Nintendo, but here we are, a decade later, and the Tokyo headquartered company has thousands of employees and over $5 billion in annual revenue. Not too shabby for a company that in March 2002 had racked up five consecutive fiscal years of net losses, and that even today arguably holds a fraction of Nintendo's intellectual property cachet.

  • News: Gartner: Smartphones boom, overall mobile sales drop

    Mobile phone sales floundered during the second quarter, in the wake of the earthquake in Japan. But smartphone sales continued to grow, as Android extended its lead in the operating system race, according to market research company Gartner.

  • Feature: PC Advisor's top five Tweets of the week – 11th August 2011

    The London riots may have been the main topic on conversation on Twitter this week, but even they had a tech angle that got web users voicing their opinions. Here's our five favourite tweets of the week.

  • News: HTC invests in Beats for better smartphone audio

    HTC has invested in Beats Electronics, a U.S. headphones company rap artist Dr. Dre helped found, as part of a move to improve the audio on the Taiwanese smartphone maker's devices.

  • News: Verizon readying new VCast Apps store

    Verizon Wireless will introduce a new version of its VCast Apps store to developers at its Verizon Developer Conference in September, improving the experience for both app creators and consumers, an executive said Wednesday.

  • Opinion: Facebook Messenger Has Hidden Video Chat Feature

    Facebook Messenger, the social network's new messaging app for iPhone and Android, may soon have a video chat component. Hackers rummaging around in the new smartphone app have discovered traces of a video chat feature that appears to be under development. The hidden service was first reported by 9-to-5 Mac and How To Arena later confirmed similar video chat remnants were in the Android version.

  • Opinion: Sixaxis Lets You Use a PS3 Controller With Android

    Pulling off a hadouken is already tricky enough, and it's nigh impossible on a touch screen with a virtual joystick. But thanks to the Sixaxis controller app by Dancing Pixel Studios, you can now use your PS3 controller with a rooted Android device.

  • News: Amazon launches Kindle Cloud Reader, avoiding Apple's rules

    If you can’t beat the rules, go around ‘em. That seems to be the idea behind Amazon’s new Web-based Kindle Cloud Reader, a transparent attempt to give iPad readers direct access to both their Kindle books and the Amazon bookstore without cutting Apple a 30-percent slice of the pie.

  • News: Amazon Outflanks Apple with Kindle Cloud Reader

    Apple wants its piece of the pie, and it implemented some heavy-handed policies for in-app purchases. Rather than giving a cut of the revenue to Apple, companies like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and others chose to simply remove the button for in-app purchases. Now, Amazon has stepped it up a notch by creating a Web-based version of the Kindle reader that circumvents Apple entirely.

  • News: Phone Data Caps: Five Things You Shouldn't Do (Too Often)

    Chances are, you no longer have an unlimited data plan on your mobile phone. Just a few years back, unlimited data plans were the norm, but now these all-you-can-eat options are rapidly disappearing. AT&T did away with unlimited options last year, and Verizon Wireless followed suit this year, moving to a similar tiered model. And even if you don't have an actual data limit, your so-called unlimited plan may very well come with a speed cap: If you use too much data, you'll see your speeds decrease significantly.

  • News: 11 Essential Tablet Productivity Apps

    Whether you're an executive, a traveling sales rep, a student, or a soccer parent, a slate full of smart apps can help you manage the ever-changing demands of your daily life. It doesn't really matter whether you use an iPad or one of the new Android tablets; both platforms offer a wealth of options for staying on top of things. And in any case, it's not about having the most apps--it's about having the right apps for you.

  • How-Tos: How to uninstall apps from a BlackBerry

    If you've got a BlackBerry smartphone, then you've probably already made use of one of its greatest features – the ability to install third-party software from BlackBerry App World, RIM's app store.

  • News: The five best free iPhone apps for travel

    You smartphone is great for checking emails and surfing the web when you're travelling around, but it can also be useful for helping you flag down cabs, finding out travel news and directions. Here's five free apps for the iPhone that will help you when it comes to travelling.

  • News: Facebook to rival BBM with instant messaging program

    Facebook is hoping to rival BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and Apple's iMessage with its own instant messaging service for smartphones.

  • News: ITC to investigate another Apple complaint against HTC

    HTC faces even more pressure from Apple, now that the U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate another patent-infringement complaint against the Android phone maker.

  • News: Boxee launches iPad app, AirPlay integration

    The Internet video streaming service Boxee took square aim at the Apple crowd on Tuesday, launching both an iPad application and a firmware update to its own Boxee Box hardware that includes AirPlay integration as an "experimental" feature.



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