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  • News: Anonymous Plans Second BART Protest

    The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) warned San Francisco area passengers of possible service disruptions on Monday afternoon because of a second protest planned by hacker group Anonymous. The demonstration, dubbed OpBART, is scheduled to start at around 5 p.m. on BART's Civic Center station platform, which is the same place as ">last week's public outcry.

  • News: Skype Makes Play for Mobile Group Messaging with Acquisition

    Skype announced it will acquire GroupMe, a group messaging smartphone app for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7 that lets you create group texts, make conference calls, and share photos and your location. This is the second acquisition for Skype this year after buying video streaming service Qik in January.

  • News: Patent protection advocate calls for help in hindering Nortel patent sale

    The leader of the Open Invention Network has put out an all-call to help it fight the pending sale of Nortel's patent portfolio to a consortium of vendors led by Apple and Microsoft. Keith Bergelt, CEO of OIN, wants developers and users to step up and share their viewpoints and stories with the Department of Justice investigating the sale. The pending sale is currently under regulatory approval but the group hopes to close the deal in the third quarter.

  • News: Smartphone Wars: Will Android and iOS Continue to Dominate?

    HP announced Thursday that it will discontinue its WebOS line of devices, which includes the HP Veer 4G, the HP Touchpad tablet and the yet-to-be-released HP Pre 3 smartphone. With the iPhone and Android phones dominating the market, is there room for another dominant operating system?

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: August moon

    Summer’s end is approaching, but there's no let up in the amazing variety of cases that continue to appear for Apple’s iPad. This week’s roundup features the usual exciting mix of products that tackle the challenge of protecting your iPad while offering new ways of taking advantage of the hottest tablet around.

  • Opinion: Is Samsung Quietly Backing Away From Android?

    Google's $12.5 billion buyout of Motorola Mobility has at least one of its partners nervous. Reports surfaced this week that Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee convened a meeting of top executives to discuss the effects of the merger on the company's business.

  • News: Is LTE 4G iPhone Coming? Signs Point That Way

    Apple watchers are getting plenty of signs the consumer electronics maker is adding LTE 4G connectivity to iPhones. But there are questions over when that might happen.

  • Opinion: File Expert Offers Wireless Sharing With File Manager

    Last week, I looked at a great free app for Android, WiFi File Explorer, which lets you share files between your phone directly over a local Wi-Fi connection. This week, I'm looking at another great app that does all that and more.

  • News: The Sims 3 World Adventures Free on iOS Today

    In celebration of the recent release of The Sims Social on Facebook, EA has put the iOS version of The Sims 3 World Adventures up for free for today only.

  • News: How does the Google-Motorola deal change mobility?

    Google's decision to acquire Android device maker Motorola Mobility raises more questions than it answers. And everyone has questions.

  • News: HP's tablet exit no signal of iPad immunity, say analysts

    HP's departure from the tablet business does not mean that Apple's iPad will remain the undisputed king, analysts said today.

  • Opinion: Charging Stations 'Juice-Jacking' Data from Your Phone?

    In a world where laptop batteries, text messages and even old-school newspapers can hack into your life, the question seems not to be what's stealing your personal data, but rather what isn't. So it may not come as a shock to learn that those innocuous and oh-so convenient charging stations may be infiltrating your smartphone by "juice-jacking."

  • News: A Cable Company May Soon Supply Your Wireless Service

    Could your local cable company's next advertising gimmick be the "quadruple play" of mobile data, phone service, cable, and Internet? That may be the case if talk of a possible buyout of mobile data provider Clearwire is true.

  • News: Android app connects city goers, green transport

    Spotcycle lets users search for bicycles for rent in cities worldwide.

  • News: 10 Questions for HP about WebOS

    Hey, Hewlett-Packard, you're a real head-scratcher. Just 16 months ago you promise to change the mobile world by acquiring WebOS. Now, you've raised the white flag on that $1.2 billion buy. It's a lot of money, even for a mega-corporation. And $500 is a lot for buyers of your TouchPad or WebOS phone. You were just starting to market those products were just getting started. What were you thinking, HP?

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Megamergers, earnings roil tech

    Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, acquisitions and earnings news from the world's top PC makers (Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo), the biggest Internet business (Google), and a major handset maker (Motorola Mobility) marked major realignments in tech this week.

  • News: The week in technology, 19 August 2011

    Coming up on World Tech Update this week Google announces plans to acquire Motorola Mobility, Samsung is free to sell its Galaxy Tab, the FCC investigates a city subway system after it shut off mobile phone service and MIT researchers hope to improve efficiency on aircraft carriers.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending Aug. 19

    This week in rumors, there was a warming trend in the iOSsphere with renewed hope that iPhone 5 might actually have LTE radios after all, along with a magnetic power connector, and with speculation the iPhone was delayed because of either an HTC patent complaint or Steve Jobs' upcoming biography.

  • News: After WebOS, Who's Next To Fall?

    Consumer selection for smartphones and tablets is quickly turning into a three-way choice between Apple, Google and Microsoft, with other competing platforms being out to pasture.

  • News: HP's WebOS failure highlight PC giants' mobile struggle

    Vendors like Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Acer and Toshiba may dominate the worldwide PC market, but their efforts to turn those leads into smartphone success have failed, highlighted by HP's decision on Thursday to stop developing its WebOS-based products.


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