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  • News: Google Kenya hosts 2nd annual mobile conference

    Dubbed "Getting Kenyan business online," Google Kenya (gKenya) today hosts the second web and mobile conference at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. The two-day event has its focal point at marketers, businesses and entrepreneurs.

  • News: 5,000 Microsoft developers get Samsung preview tablets

    Microsoft on Tuesday gave the 5,000 developers attending its BUILD conference preview units of a Samsung tablet running a version of the upcoming Windows 8 software.

  • News: Grid-10 tablet gets UK price and launch date

    Fusion Garage's Grid10 tablet is based loosely on the Google Android operating system and has an open-source ethos that appeals, but it's similarity with Identikit 10.1in Android slates is little more than a passing nod. It will go onsale in the UK in October and at £259 for a 16GB model, will undercut equivalent 10in Android tablets

  • News: SAP's Sikka preaches HANA-led 'renewal'

    SAP is in the middle of a sweeping "renewal" of its software portfolio, powered by the HANA (High Performance Analytic Appliance) in-memory computing engine, executive board member and technology chief Vishal Sikka said during a keynote address Tuesday at the Tech Ed conference in San Francisco.

  • News: iPhone 5 'launch date' named by O2 customer services worker

    The iPhone 5 launch date has supposedly been named by a member of staff at an O2 call centre.

  • News: Intel, Google team to optimize Android for smartphones

    Intel and Google announced on Tuesday that they would partner to optimize future versions of the Android OS for smartphones and other mobile devices using Intel chips.

  • News: HTC exec: iPhones for old farts

    Martin Fichter, HTC America's acting president, claims that Apple's iPhone is becoming too uncool for school.

  • Opinion: 5 Ways to Dump Your Old Handset Before the iPhone 5

    Apple is expected to unveil the next iteration of the iPhone before the end of October. The new device, dubbed the iPhone 5, will reportedly have a beefed up camera and possibly an edge-to-edge display. If you're one of the expected millions of people planning on lining up for a new iPhone this fall, have you thought about what you're going to do with the handset you're carrying around in your pocket right now?

  • News: Tablets: Will Win 8 Give Microsoft Edge Over Google, Apple?

    The tablet wars will heat up when Microsoft Windows 8 ships next year. The developer preview of Windows 8--unveiled Tuesday at the BUILD Windows conference in Anaheim--underscores how Microsoft's new OS is nothing like what we're used to seeing and is destined to shake things up.

  • News: Windows 8 Breaks Down the OS Walls That Divide Our Devices

    Windows 8 is a bold new take on computing, unifying tablets, desktops, laptops, the Internet, and smartphones under one Windows roof. With only a brief introduction to the operating system here at Microsoft's BUILD conference, we are seeing Microsoft skillfully bridge today's computing habits into the future - otherwise known to Microsoft as Windows 8.

  • News: SAP adds security, management for app stores

    SAP customers looking to open iTunes-like enterprise app stores through Apple's Volume Purchase Program (VPP) will soon have the ability to manage and deploy the software securely thanks to new VPP support in the Sybase Afaria platform, SAP said Tuesday at the Tech Ed conference in Las Vegas.

  • News: iPhone Accessories to Take Phone Photography to New Levels

    Apple's smartphone darling--the iPhone 4--is fast becoming one of the most popular cameras in the world. This is due in part to the image quality of its camera and to the photo software available for it (including Instagram, a photo filter app that simplifies sharing your photos).

  • News: Are HTC and Samsung Sick of Google's Android?

    Are major phone companies preparing to ditch the Android mobile operating system?

  • Opinion: My Circles for iPhone

    If you’re one of those “power” iPhone users who likes to send text messages and emails in bulk, the free my Circles offering from Vine Creative is a handy tool.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 12: Syncing Contacts Is a Pain

    When I first set up the Windows Phone 7 device, I added my Facebook and Windows Live account credentials. The information from those two services has populated my People Hub with a variety of contacts, but it is not as current, accurate, or comprehensive as the information I maintain in my Outlook Contacts on my local PC. So, today's 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 post is dedicated to getting my Outlook Contact data synced up with Windows Phone 7.

  • News: Android pushes past Apple in smartphone league

    Google Android is fast becoming the smartphone operating system of choice in Europe, with a year-on-year growth of 16.2 percent.

  • News: App stores should cooperate to improve smartphone security

    App store vendors need to collaborate more closely to keep smartphone users safe, including putting together a system for grading application security, according to E.U. cybersecurity agency ENISA.

  • News: Google lets Wi-Fi hotspot owners opt out of location service

    Bowing to pressure from European privacy regulators, Google will soon allow owners of Wi-Fi access points to opt out of a Google service that allows smartphone owners to identify their location without using GPS (Global Positioning System), it said Tuesday.

  • Feature: Five of the best free Satnav iPhone apps

    Before you reach for your wallet ready to fork out for a Satnav, its worth considering investing in an app for your Apple smartphone that will also provide you with turn-by-turn navigation.

  • News: Report: DoCoMo, Samsung to form mobile chip venture

    NTT DoCoMo will partner with several Japanese hardware makers and Korean manufacturer Samsung Electronics to develop core chips for use in future smartphones, Japan's biggest business newspaper reported Monday.



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