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  • 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.

  • News: Research In Motion, Dolby settle patent lawsuits

    Dolby Laboratories said Monday that Research In Motion has agreed to license audio technologies that were at the center of two lawsuits filed by Dolby against the Canadian smartphones and tablets company.

  • News: NetLogic will help Broadcom tap into 4G, cloud

    Broadcom's deal to buy communications processor vendor NetLogic Microsystems for US$3.7 billion will help the company feed the fast-growing demand for intelligent chips in all kinds of networks.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Hush-hush

    iOS 5 has a possible ship date, though we'd guess it was picked with a dart and a calendar. Elsewhere, enjoy the rabid secrecy that kept the original iPad cloaked in mystery, hear one architectural critic take on Apple's new campus, and read up on Amazon's plans to potentially offer an all-you-can-eat book buffet. The remainders for Monday, September 12, 2011 mostly try to stick to the salad bar at the all-you-can-eat book buffet.

  • Opinion: Make Your iPhone's Apple Logo Glow With This Mod

    Another day passes and yet we still know nothing official about Apple's next iPhone. So within the meantime, you may be looking at how you can freshen up the appearance of your current iPhone 4. Well, look no further! This nifty little mod adds a backlit logo to your iPhone 4, giving it a cool new look which is bound to turn some heads.

  • Opinion: Tablets, Phones to Surpass PCs for 'Net Use in 4 Years

    The personal computer isn't dying, but its days of dominance are numbered. Research firm IDC predicts the number of U.S. mobile Internet users will surpass their wired counterparts by 2015.

  • News: Objective-C, C#, D language: Winners in programming popularity

    Java remains the longtime top-ranked language in the Tiobe Programming Community index

  • News: Apple iOS 5 reportedly about to go golden

    Apple reportedly will send the Golden Master version of its iOS 5 mobile operating system to manufacturing partners around the last week of September, and that means a new iPhone could be on the way shortly thereafter.

  • News: Career Watch: Job hunting on a smartphone

    Mobile Apps for Job Hunters

  • News: Apple adds Quick Reads section to iBookstore

    Customers haven’t exactly been shy about purchasing e-books, if Apple's numbers from earlier this year are any indication. This week, Apple released a new section in its online bookstore in the U.S., aimed at selling more bite-sized ebooks. The section, dubbed Quick Reads, offers a small range of short-form books—from short stories to manuals—which can be purchased for $5 or less.

  • Opinion: Zenonia 3: Classic RPG Gameplay on Android

    Zenonia 3 is the third installment in Gamevil's retro RPG series. The story follows Chael (the son of the original Zenonia hero) and his fairy friend Runa as they find themselves caught in an "epic" battle between angels and demons in the middle realm of Midgard.

  • News: Motorola Electrify Coming Soon To U.S. Cellular

    U.S. Cellular announced Monday that it would be adding the Motorola Electrify to its portfolio of Android smartphones. The Electrify (which is essentially a re-branded Photon 4G), will retail for $200 after a $100 mail-in rebate and is slated for release later this month.

  • How-Tos: Android: Wipe Device Clean, Restore Factory Settings

    Whether you just upgraded your Android smartphone to another device, your organization is finally replacing that old Android with something newer and shinier or you've decided to trade devices with a friend, it's a very smart idea to wipe any and all sensitive information from your smartphone before passing it off, not just to ensure that your personal data remains private, but to also make sure your device runs like new for its next owner.

  • News: HTC weighs buying WebOS or other mobile OS

    HTC is considering buying WebOS from Hewlett Packard or another mobile operating system, according to a report based on comments made by HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang.

  • News: FTC axes apps that claimed to zap zits

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last week said it had reached agreements with developers of two smartphone apps who were charged with making false claims that their software could cure acne.

  • News: Most will access Internet via mobile devices by 2015, IDC says

    More people in the U.S. will access the Internet via mobile devices than through desktop computers or other wired devices by 2015, IDC predicted on Monday.


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