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  • Opinion: Samsung's Prototype AMOLED Folding Display Bends

    Folding e-ink is probably going to make landfall before we can get any sort of really cool retractable color screen like the one in Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict. But researchers may be onto a breakthrough with a visually seamless AMOLED screen that can be folded with no resulting crease.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy S II Overclocked to 1.5GHz

    The Samsung Galaxy S II is pretty hot stuff on its own, being a 1.2 GHz Android power house in a 0.3 inch thick package, but what if you want to overclock it? Well now you can!

  • News: Omni Group releases OmniOutliner for iPad

    If you see yourself as an on-the-go info junkie who’s itching for an iPad tool worthy of the Omni Group’s name, I am happy to say that you finally have a reason to get your iTunes Store password ready. We previewed OmniOutliner for iPad in January at Macworld Expo 2011, but as of Thursday, you can now get your fingers on a downloadable version of the mobile outlining app.

  • News: Apple Sued Again Over iOS Location and Data Sharing

    Apple is in the hot seat again in a new lawsuit that says iPad and iPhone user location data and other personal information is being shared with third-party advertisers. Apple is accused of aiding and abetting the "intentional taking and transmitting" of user data to third parties. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico, also names Pandora Media and The Weather Channel, but leaves the door open to name more defendants at a later date. This latest lawsuit was first reported by The Loop.

  • News: Google Android, Apple iOS devices corralled by new device manager

    Android and iOS mobile devices now can be corralled by a Smith Micro device management application unveiled this week at the Interop show in Las Vegas. Client-side code makes even personally-owned devices visible to enterprise IT managers.

  • How-Tos: How to use a QR code

    You may have started to notice square, barcode-like boxes scattered throughout adverts, magazines and so forth. These are QR Codes, and they are only going to get more popular. Here's what QR Codes are, and how to use them.

  • Feature: Google Android Market: what you need to know

    Google’s online store makes it easy to find and buy the apps you need.

  • News: Visa's mobile payment plan 'most comprehensive to date'

    Visa's plan to launch a digital wallet system in the U.S. and Canada this fall is by far the most ambitious of any such initiative announced so far.

  • News: Google 'Chromebook' focuses on enterprise push

    Google took another step toward the enterprise this week when executives unveiled the 'Chromebook,' a notebook PC that could boost both its new operating system and cloud-based apps.

  • Opinion: Android Embraces Arduino; DIYers of the World Rejoice

    Android fans rejoice! The new Android 3.1 Ice Cream Sandwich brings the promise of better USB support to connect to digital cameras and printers. But Android's discovery of new USB peripherals does not end there, because Google is opening up to Arduino-based accessories with their own official Android Open Accessory Development Kit.

  • News: Smartphones attract organized, international, profit-driven scammers

    The mobile computing technology explosion has brought out seriously organized, international and profit-driven cybercriminals.

  • News: Google Envisions Automated Home with Android@Home

    Google used its I/O conference to introduce Android@Home, a software framework for Android that allows programmers to interact with various connected appliances such as light bulbs, thermostats, washing machines and more.

  • News: Android Sets Stage for Smartphone Battle Royal

    Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Apple iOS5. Windows Phone Mango. Aside from the edible nomenclature, they've got one thing in common: They're all coming later this year, setting up a huge battle between the titans of mobile devices.

  • News: Google I/O Day One: 5 Coolest Apps

    During the first day of Google I/O, I roamed the App "Developers Sandbox" looking for the next big thing in apps. The companies exhibiting their apps were invited by Google, and many are very small companies that have been around only a couple of years. But they've all built something innovative on one Google development platform or another.

  • News: Google, Apple Pressed to Remove DUI Checkpoint Apps

    Google and Apple are under pressure from Senator Charles Schumer to remove smartphone apps that alert users to the locations of nearby police DUI checkpoints. These apps typically use your device's GPS capabilities to alert you to nearby speed traps, red light traffic cameras, and DUI checkpoints from a database of user-generated locations.

  • News: Visa to launch mobile wallet in U.S. this fall

    Visa announced a broad mobile wallet service today that includes near field communication and other technologies for making retail purchases and for allowing person-to-person transactions from wireless devices.

  • News: Google I/O Day One: A Complete Rundown

    Google is putting on a show for developers at this year's I/O conference and the first day was a bumper one. It was all about Android, including software updates for smartphones and tablets, new movie and music services and a plethora of stats. Here's a roundup of the biggest announcements on the first day of Google I/O 2011.

  • News: Android Honeycomb 3.1 Details Emerge: Little Things Add Up

    Android 3.0 has its rough spots--many rough spots, in fact. It looks good on the surface, but it needs work underneath. And around the edges. And...well, let's just say I'm glad that 3.1 is here.

  • Opinion: BlackBerry Balance Tilts Consumer Devices To Enterprises

    At RIM's BlackBerry World on May 2, 2011, the company launched BlackBerry Balance addressing the need for companies to support the influx of BlackBerry devices and provide the same security and management you'd expect from the BES, but deliver the end-users the opportunity to utilize their own device and personal content.

  • Opinion: Newspapers for iPad

    One of the pleasures of walking into a library during the 1980s was the sheer abundance of newspapers on display. Even in small towns, one could check out the news from around the state, the nation, and even from obscure corners abroad. Newspapers for iPad, a $2 offering from developer David Earnest, tries to duplicate that experience by serving as a portal to more than 4,000 newspapers in the United States and around the world.



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