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  • News: Lodsys takes aim at Angry Birds, The Sims, Atari, and more

    If you thought those birds were angry before, hooboy. Lodsys—the company suing iOS, Mac, and Android developers for patent infringement—has added several major mobile gaming companies to that patent lawsuit, including Angry Birds developer Rovio. Also knocked over by Lodsys’s latest legal slingshot: Electronic Arts (for The Sims 3 for iPhone), Atari (for Atari’s Greatest Hits for iPhone and iPad), Square Enix (for Big Hit Baseball for iPhone and iPad), and Take-Two Interactive (for 2K Sports NHL 2K11 for iPhone).

  • How-Tos: How to convert videos for a phone or tablet, for free

    If you've got a library of downloaded videos and want to play them on your smartphone or tablet, you might find out they're the wrong file type. Some tablets and phones can only play specific file types, and only a few devices support high definition files. The easiest thing you can do to get these files playing is to transcode them to a different file type and resolution that matches your device. Our software of choice for this purpose is Handbrake -- it's a lightweight, powerful and very easy to use video transcoder that works on Mac OS X, all flavours of Windows and Linux.

  • Opinion: App of the week: Google + for iPhone

    Every week at PC World, we are aiming to bring you a smartphone or tablet app of the week, based on the lovely recommendations by our senior editorial staff.

  • News: Google: Sun offered to license Java for $100 million

    Sun Microsystems offered to license its Java technology to Google for US$100 million, a Google attorney said Thursday, attempting to show that Oracle is out of touch as it seeks billions from Google for patent infringement.

  • News: HTC unveils smartphone for Chinese Twitter-like service

    After announcing smartphones with a dedicated Facebook button, HTC is trying the same formula in China. This time it will have a button connecting to one of the country's largest Twitter-like services in the country.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Patent-troll hunter

    I don't know if patent-troll hunting is a job, but if it is, well, let's just say I may consider a change in careers. Emboldened by a previous victory, one of these pesky firms is suing Apple a second time; elsewhere, the new MacBook Air falls to pieces, Apple sets its sights on box eradication, and Samsung backtracks on a poor decision. The remainders for Thursday, July 21, 2011 are locked and loaded.

  • News: T-Mobile securing Android phones with Good

    T-Mobile is hoping to make it easier for businesses to use Android phones by reselling secure e-mail services from Good Technology.

  • Opinion: Apple B2B App Store Open for Business

    The Apple B2B App Store is open for business. Only a week after first revealing details of the new platform, Apple has launched the service and businesses that use iOS devices can begin to take advantage of the benefits it has to offer.

  • News: QR Code Festival broadens reach of Korean films

    Korean film makers have come up with a novel use of technology to widen the availability of their films: they are posting links to them as QR codes on the film festival website. The Korean QR Code Film Festival runs until the end of July. QR Code apps are available for Google Android 2.3 smartphones, among others

  • Opinion: Hitachi Develops a 4.5-inch 720p Glasses-less 3D Screen

    It looks like Hitachi Japan is rolling out a new glasses-less 3D display to blow away smartphone screens. The company announced a new 4.5-inch 3D IPS LCD panel with a 1280 by 720 resolution.

  • News: Eyeball-scanning iPhone used by cops to ID suspects

    A blocky attachment to an Apple iPhone lets police officers snap a close-up of a suspect's eye and compare it to a database of scans. The system can ID a suspect in seconds. But should we have privacy concerns?

  • How-Tos: Run a small business from your smartphone

    You know that running a business can be tough. Luckily, you have technology on your side.

  • News: Android phones help poor farmers in Uganda

    Mobile-phone companies and aid agencies have talked for years about deploying feature phones, coupled with basic text information services about the weather and crop pricing, to empower poor people in undeveloped parts of the world. Now, the Grameen Foundation is taking that idea to the opposite, high-tech extreme.

  • News: Report: Google considers InterDigital buy

    InterDigital on Tuesday said it was considering selling the company, and now the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, said Google is interested in scooping up the mobile chip technology developer.

  • News: Smartphone sales to hit 1 billion by 2016

    The number of smartphones sold by 2016 could hit one billion, says Juniper research.

  • News: Google+ for iPhone Takes App Store by Storm

    Google+ for iPhone hit Apple's App Store a mere 24 hours ago but it's being downloaded like wildfire as it currently sitting atop the heap as the most popular free app available from iTunes. This is big news considering Google+ is still invitation-only and only has 18 million users so far, compared to Facebook's 750 million. That said, Google+ users can now upload contacts from Outlook and Mac address books (not Facebook, though), which may result in even bigger Google+

  • News: PopCap to pre-load games on Sony Ericsson Xperia mini smartphones

    Games firm PopCap has agreed a deal with mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson to pre-load its games on the Sony Ericsson Xperia mini and Xperia mini pro smartphones.

  • News: UK parliament say phone networks didn't warn hacking victims

    Two U.K. mobile phone operators took years to notify their customers that their voicemail accounts may have been illegally accessed, according to a report by the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee released on Wednesday.

  • How-Tos: How to use the Calendar on an Android smartphone or tablet

    How to organise your work- and social lives using the calendar on your Google Android phone or Google Android tablet.

  • News: Lenovo unveils three 10.1-in. tablets, two running Android

    Lenovo announced a family of three 10.1-in. tablet computers, including two that run Android 3.1 and one that runs Windows 7.



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