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  • News: Android momentum not at risk even as iPhones sales jump, says analyst

    Apple's iPhone gained share among U.S. consumers who bought a mobile phone in the last three months, as the share for devices running Google's Android remained flat during the same period, Nielsen said Thursday.

  • News: Ricoh to acquire Pentax, set sights on digital SLR market

    Japan's Ricoh plans to acquire Pentax as part of a push to get into the digital single-lens reflex camera market, it said Friday.

  • News: KDDI offloads traffic on cellular network through Wi-Fi

    Japan's KDDI is installing more than 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots that smartphone users will be connected to automatically for data services, offloading traffic from KDDI's cellular network.

  • News: RIM agrees to review its structure

    Research In Motion's board of directors has agreed to form an independent committee to study aspects of the company's management structure, including clarifying the roles of RIM's controversial co-CEOs.

  • News: The best gadgets of June 2011

    It's been no surprise to see plenty of outdoor and holiday gadgets filling our new products blog this month, but June also saw the unveiling of a number of decidedly cool and innovative tech products. Among them were both the BlackBerry and HP tablets we've been wanting to get our hands on for months, while Samsung and Sony both brought out intriguing ultraportable laptops. But if we're honest, our favourite gadget launch this month was a fantastically quirky camera. Here’s our summary of the gadgets of note for June 2011.

  • News: HP TouchPad Garners Mixed Reviews

    HP's TouchPad, the company's response to the Apple iPad, is hitting stores tomorrow and the first reviews are in. The TouchPad is the first iPad competitor to adopt Apple's screen form factor (4:3, while most Android tablets are 16:9), and also the first non-Android contender, running HP's WebOS.

  • News: Broadband survey seeks web champions

    PC Advisor's Home Broadband Survey is now live. The annual questionnaire asks readers to report on their home broadband service provider and how well the ISP in question is living up to their expectations. The results are used to assess how well UK customers are being served by broadband providers as a whole and how well individual ISPs are performing.

  • News: LightSquared files GPS report and new plan

    LightSquared filed a long-awaited report on possible GPS interference by its planned cellular network to the FCC on Thursday, along with a formal proposal to use a different block of frequencies to prevent those problems.

  • News: Symantec Uncovers Android Apps Security Threat

    Android has quickly climbed to the top of the mobile OS mountain, and it owes much of its success to being a more open platform than rivals like iOS. However, that openness is a double-edged sword that also exposes Android to potential risk--like the Android Class Loading Hijacking threat discovered by Symantec.

  • News: Radio Soulwax iPhone app launched

    Belgian musicians Soulwax - also known as 2ManyDJs - have developed an iPhone app that lets you experience their work in the form of a 'musical film'.

  • News: MoviePass brings all-you-can-watch model to theaters

    Cinephiles and lovers of air-conditioned theaters alike will appreciate MoviePass, a new service that aims to bring a smartphone-controlled, all-you-can-watch option to movie-going. I attended the start-up’s official launch event on Wednesday in San Francisco, where guests not only got to test out the new service, but also watch a free screening of the new Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie (more on that later).

  • News: Free preview of new Times iPhone app offered

    The Times has launched an updated version of its iPhone app and is offering it for free for a limited time.

  • News: Nokia sells messaging unit to Synchronica

    Nokia is selling its operator-branded messaging business to Synchronica, a British developer of mobile messaging software, the companies said Thursday. The business unit provides e-mail and instant messaging services to the likes of AT&T and Verizon.

  • News: Nokia upgrades older Symbian phones

    In an apparent push to keep customers from defecting to other platforms until its Windows Phones ship, Nokia is planning to upgrade some of its older Symbian-based smartphones.

  • News: Essential Apps for Android

    If you're in the market for a brand-new smartphone--or if you feel that you haven’t fully taken advantage of your current one--finding great apps is the last piece of the puzzle. The sheer number of apps available on the market can be daunting, but our package of essentials should be more than enough to get you started.

  • News: Yamaha releases Tenori-On sequencer as iPhone and iPad app

    Yamaha have announced a new iPhone and iPad app that emulates the Tenori-On music and lighting sequencer, as used by the likes of Björk.

  • News: More Americans own e-readers than tablets, survey finds

    A Pew Research Institute survey in May found that Americans favor less-expensive e-reader devices over tablets like Apple's iPad.

  • News: Security Shootout: PlayBook, iPad, Android

    The CIO (US) story, "Security Shootout: PlayBook, iPad, Android," posted June 10, has been changed to correct the number of devices that BoxTone -- a mobile device management vendor -- manages, and also to clarify the company's opinion about security on various devices. The fifth and 10th paragraphs of the article have been changed.

  • News: Android, Red Hat Prove Linux's Merit on Phones and Servers

    Debate over Linux's viability on the desktop may rage unabated in light of the recent changes made to Canonical's Ubuntu, in particular, but there's no questioning the operating system's strength in the server and mobile arenas.

  • News: Google Teams Up With Getty Museum, Gives Art Fans 'Goggles'

    If you haven’t already played around with Google Goggles, you’re really missing out on an amazing use of technology. The free application for your Android or iOS device allows you to retrieve various bits of information related to something by simply taking a picture of it. You can use the app to find out about anything from books to toys to even that addictive pack of gum in your pocket – and don’t forget about landmarks, in the summer of the summer season.



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