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  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Stop. Look. Listen.

    Stop. Look. Listen. This week's roundup of iOS accessories allows you to do all those things—and more. Here are some of the new accessories that have popped up on our radar recently.

  • News: Leaked Verizon Document Reveals Key Launch Dates

    September and October could be big months for Verizon Wireless, as it launches several high-end smartphones and new tablets, according to a leaked document.

  • News: Android Users Least Prepared for Rise in Mobile Malware

    An explosion in mobile malware in the first half of 2011 has exponentially increased the chance of an Android device getting infected according to one study. Unfortunately for Android users, another study shows that they are the least aware of security concerns and least prepared to protect their smartphone or tablet from malware.

  • News: Google Exec Says 'Hostile' Patent Campaign Targets Android

    Google’s top legal officer lashed out at Apple, Microsoft, Oracle and other companies on Wednesday, accusing them of fighting a “hostile, organized campaign against Android.”

  • News: RIM strikes back with new BlackBerry Torch smartphone

    Reports of BlackBerry’s imminent demise are looking a little premature today with the announcement by RIM of a formidable quintet of new handsets, all of which will run BlackBerry 7, an updated version of the company’s smartphone OS.

  • News: Vonage launches cheap international calls app

    Vonage has launched an app for Apple iPhones that allows users to make international calls up to 15 minutes long for under £1.50.

  • News: Skype enables video on more Android smartphones

    Skype has released version 2.1 of its application for Android, which allows more smartphones and tablets based on Google's operating system to use its video calling feature, it said in a blog post on Thursday.

  • News: 37% of smartphone owners are 'highly addicted' to their handset

    More than a third (37 percent) of adult and 60 percent of teenage smartphone owners claim they are 'highly addicted' to their handset, says Ofcom.

  • News: Apple 'orders 10 million iPhone 5 units'

    Taiwanese manufacturer Pegatron has received an order for 10 million iPhone 5 units, according to reports.

  • 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.



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