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  • How-Tos: How to back-up your contacts to a SIM card on a BlackBerry

    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.

  • News: Mozilla releases Firefox 6

    Mozilla has made the next versions of its desktop and mobile browser, Firefox, available to web users.

  • News: 'iPhone 5' component images leaked online

    Photographs of what are claimed to be the camera lens and earphone audio jack of the iPhone 5 have surfaced on the web.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Magically delicious

    Apple retail stores may be in for an LTE surprise, the architects behind the Apple campus "spaceship" are revealed, and Starbucks is handing out apps with its frappes. The remainders for Tuesday, August 16, 2011 have been whipped and made to order.

  • Opinion: AT&T's First LTE Devices Hit Shelves August 21

    While AT&T finishes preparations on its new 4G LTE network, the carrier will begin selling the first two devices that will connect to it on August 22.

  • Opinion: ViewSonic Launches Combo Windows, Android Tablet

    ViewSonic's dual OS tablet, the ViewPad 10pro, is now available for pre-order via Amazon.com. That's the good news. The bad news is the tablet that runs both Windows 7 and Android 2.3 OS is in danger of being outdated before it loses that "new car smell". Here is why.

  • Opinion: Google-Motorola Deal: Pundits Weigh In

    Google's bid to acquire Motorola Mobility is a brilliant move that will stave off Android's patent attackers. Or it's act of desperation that will force Android phone makers to adopt rival platforms. Or it was simply something that Google had to do, for better or worse.

  • Opinion: Sensation Unchained First By HTC Bootloader Unlock Tool

    The long, arduous wait for HTC's unlockable bootloader is finally over-- if own a global SIM-unlocked Sensation, that is. Sorry, HTC EVO 3D (Sprint) and Sensation 4G (T-Mobile) owners; you'll have to continue twiddling your thumbs for a little longer.

  • Vodafone 555 pay-as-you-go Facebook phone now available

    Vodafone's £62 pay as you go Facebook phone has gone onsale in the UK. The Vodafone 555 has a Qwerty keyboard, 2Mp camera and an FM radio and runs the Opera Mini web browser. A Wi-Fi connection is needed to post Facebook status updates.

  • How-Tos: How to check my iPhone memory

    A quick guide to show you how to find out how much memory your iPhone has left.

  • News: Minecraft Pocket Edition Hits Android App Store

    So, Minecraft. Or more specifically, Minecraft in your pocket: the long awaited (since it was announced at the end of May, at least) Minecraft Pocket Edition is now up for grabs -- provided you've got $6.99 to spare, and you're one of the folks who picked up Sony's Xperia Play.

  • Opinion: TellMeLater for iPhone

    Despite text messages, email and a constant stream of notifications, it’s still pretty easy to forget things these days. TellMeLater from Sixfoisneuf42 is a helpful iPhone app that makes it easy to remember things by offering a simple yet effective take on task management.

  • News: Samsung tablet ban lifted in all EU countries but Germany

    Samsung is again free to sell its Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1 in all European Union countries except for Germany, after a court in Düsseldorf changed its injunction enacted last week.

  • News: FCC Investigates BART Over Cellphone Shutdown

    The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency closed four San Francisco subway stations on Monday during protests sparked by cellular signal shutdowns. The demonstrations were against BART's decision last week to temporarily suspend cellphone service at several stations in order to disrupt plans for a protest after a fatal shooting by the transit police in July.

  • News: Motorola workers likely thrilled by Google's buy

    A survey of employees at Google and Motorola finds higher level of job satisfaction at Google. Page gets high marks, Motorola's Jha much lower.

  • News: NBN CIO: The IT leadership strategy of Australias new telco

    NBN Co has a head start that would leave many telcos green with envy. Armed with $27 billion in government funding, and at least $9 billion from debt markets, the two-yearold National Broadband Network wholesaler has the resources and backing that could catapult it ahead many of its decadesold equivalents. That’s not to say the challenge before the organisation isn’t any less daunting; within the decade NBN Co is set to change broadband in Australia. The monopoly wholesaler is bound by carefully worded legislation to provide equal access to many of those it will compete with on a shiny fibre-to-the-home network, and satellite and wireless offshoots. Best of all, the company is starting with a clean slate.

  • News: Mobile Advertising: The Next Generation

    You're in the market for a new car, and at a bus stop you see an ad for one of the models you’ve been considering, inviting you to scan a QR (Quick Response) code with your smartphone. Your phone then downloads and launches an app that projects a 3D image of the car that you can manipulate to view from different angles, along with balloons that highlight salient features.

  • News: Motorola Purchase Changes Nothing and Everything for Android

    Google shook the mobile and tech industries on Monday morning with the news that it has agreed to purchase Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. The move is seen primarily as a play to acquire Motorola's formidable patent catalog, but it may not be enough to protect Android against ongoing patent litigation which raises some question about what the underlying strategy might really be.

  • Opinion: This Is What an 'Anonymous' Protest Looks Like

    On the way home from work today, I decided to stop by the Anonymous protest to see what all the fuss was about. The group of hackers has made it their project this week to shut down San Francisco’s BART subway system in response to BART disrupting cell phone service to ward off an unrelated protest last week.

  • News: Researcher keeps Android app security flaws to himself

    A security researcher is standing by the claim that his company has discovered security vulnerabilities in a dozen common Android applications, despite declining to reveal which applications are affected.



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