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  • News: Intel, Google team to optimize Android for smartphones

    Intel and Google announced on Tuesday that they would partner to optimize future versions of the Android OS for smartphones and other mobile devices using Intel chips.

  • News: HTC exec: iPhones for old farts

    Martin Fichter, HTC America's acting president, claims that Apple's iPhone is becoming too uncool for school.

  • News: Tablets: Will Win 8 Give Microsoft Edge Over Google, Apple?

    The tablet wars will heat up when Microsoft Windows 8 ships next year. The developer preview of Windows 8--unveiled Tuesday at the BUILD Windows conference in Anaheim--underscores how Microsoft's new OS is nothing like what we're used to seeing and is destined to shake things up.

  • News: Windows 8 Breaks Down the OS Walls That Divide Our Devices

    Windows 8 is a bold new take on computing, unifying tablets, desktops, laptops, the Internet, and smartphones under one Windows roof. With only a brief introduction to the operating system here at Microsoft's BUILD conference, we are seeing Microsoft skillfully bridge today's computing habits into the future - otherwise known to Microsoft as Windows 8.

  • News: Win an Amazon Kindle with PC Advisor

    PC Advisor is giving away an Amazon Kindle as well as £600-worth of other gadgets and PC accessories. The catch is simply that we’d like you to take part in our annual home broadband survey and give us an insight into what it’s like to be a customer of your ISP.

  • News: iPhone Accessories to Take Phone Photography to New Levels

    Apple's smartphone darling--the iPhone 4--is fast becoming one of the most popular cameras in the world. This is due in part to the image quality of its camera and to the photo software available for it (including Instagram, a photo filter app that simplifies sharing your photos).

  • News: Are HTC and Samsung Sick of Google's Android?

    Are major phone companies preparing to ditch the Android mobile operating system?

  • News: Nintendo 3DS Add-on Joystick Fails to Impress

    You knew it could snap 3D photos, but did you know it'll capture 3D video as well? Nintendo formally announced 3D video capture for its 3DS at a pre-Tokyo Game Show event dedicated to its newest gaming handheld, saying the feature would arrive courtesy a free downloadable system update sometime this November.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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.

  • 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: 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.

  • 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.

  • News: iPhone 5 references removed from Vodafone site

    Vodafone has removed references to Apple's next-generation iPhone on its website after the iPhone 5 was listed as being compatible with its femtocell device.

  • News: Amazon Kindle E-Book Lending Program: What It Needs

    Amazon's plans to create a subscription-based lending library of e-books on the Kindle is just, at this point, a rumor--but, despite the novelty of the idea, it's already running into problems, namely from major book publishers.



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