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  • How-Tos: Google Android: a newcomer's guide

    Android can do so much for you but, as with any operating system, you have to know where to begin. And it's not just a matter of flicking through the preset features. Compared to the iPhone's set-in-stone interface, Android offers ample room for customisation and control. To whet your appetite, here's a quick round-up of the essentials you should be familiar with.

  • News: Novatel readies embedded LTE module for Verizon's network

    Novatel Wireless' Expedite E362 4G LTE embedded module has received technical approval to run on the Verizon Wireless LTE (Long Term Evolution) network, the chip maker said on Thursday.

  • News: CIOs come of age as business leaders: Study

    We have been talking about it for years but it looks as if it’s finally happening; CEOs and CIOs are aligned in their thinking around the future challenges and complexity and IT plays a critical role.

  • News: Gaming firms must sail past China's pirates to cash in

    Although the game was developed in the U.S., the concept behind Plants vs. Zombies knows no cultural bounds for Chinese fans like 27-year-old Sai Na.

  • News: Gartner: Android and Apple win big globally in Q1

    Android became the most popular smartphone operating system worldwide in the first quarter of 2011, while Apple saw its share of the market grow, according to a report Gartner issued Thursday on sales of mobile phones to end users.

  • News: Ford developing in-car health monitoring tech

    Ford is developing industry-first voice-controlled in-car connections to an array of health aids from blood glucose monitoring devices and other diabetes management services, asthma management tools and web-based allergen alerts.

  • News: Google to fix Android data flaw in 'next few days'

    Google has confirmed a flaw in its Android OS that could potentially see personal data leaked and revealed it will roll out a fix within "the next few days".

  • Opinion: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: First Look

    We're trying to contain our geeky delight over here as the Xperia Play has finally arrived at the PCWorld office. Announced back in February at Mobile World Congress, the Xperia Play will make its way to US shores on May 26 for $200 with a two-year contract with Verizon. If you're super-anxious to start gaming, you can pre-order the Play starting tomorrow.

  • News: Intel's Sean Maloney comes back to tackle mobile

    Sean Maloney will return to the spotlight as one of Intel's most important executives on May 31 after several months of medical leave and a gradual return to work at the processor giant.

  • News: iPhone 4 production to end by August - report

    Reports from Taiwan suggest that Apple is planning to begin manufacture of the next-generation iPhone - to be called the iPhone 4S - in August.

  • News: Mobile innovation and vertical marketing boost eBay

    Retailers need to embrace mobile technology and develop vertical-specific strategies to help increase sales in a more competitive environment, according to eBay.

  • News: Droid X2 dual-core smartphone available Thursday from Verizon

    Verizon Wireless announced the Motorola Droid X2 smartphone will be available online Thursday for $199.99 and a two-year service agreement.

  • Opinion: Smartphones, tablets and the search for technology's Holy Grail

    I just want a single, mobile device that can do everything, is that so much to ask?

  • News: Plants vs. Zombies heads to China with new game versions

    PopCap Games is releasing new versions of its Plants vs. Zombies title in China, with the aim of raking in more revenue from a major market that is currently swimming in pirated copies of the game.

  • News: The Week in iPhone 4 Cases: Black and white

    It’s been a couple of weeks since our last iPhone 4-case roundup—which means that it’s time to take a look at the latest in handset protection. The big news of the past month has been the launch of the white iPhone 4, and the subsequent kerfuffle caused by its allegedly being ever so slightly thicker than its original black cousing.

  • Opinion: Android 3.1 Update Coming in June to Tablets

    The first major update to Google's Honeycomb platform, Android 3.1, was announced last week at the Google I/O developer event, and it's slowly rolling out as an over-the-air update to mobile broadband-connected Motorola Xoom tablets. When announced, Google was vague about when we could expect Android 3.1 on other Honeycomb tablets, but today saw update details flying across the Web for both the Acer Iconia A500 and the Asus EeePad Transformer.

  • Buying Advice: Why you should choose an Android phone or tablet

    Google's mobile operating system has proven to be a big hit since it was launched back in 2008. However, there are a growing number of alternatives hitting the market, such as HP’s WebOS and the BlackBerry Tablet OS. And let's not forget Apple's iOS. So why choose an Android device?

  • News: Apple wants smaller SIM cards for its future phones

    Apple has proposed a standard for new, smaller SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) cards, in an effort to free up more space on future smartphones.

  • Feature: Google Android: a short history

    Google Android has been a huge hit with consumers since its release. Here, we take a brief look at the operating system's history, and the different versions on offer.

  • News: Apple wants smaller SIMs - report

    Apple wants to SIM cards to be made smaller in order to enable the creation of thinner devices, according to network operator Orange.



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