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  • News: Google to allow Android apps to control your home

    Search giant Google is planning on launching a range of home electrical goods including light bulbs and dishwasher that will use wireless technology to communicate with PCs, smartphones and tablets.

  • News: Google's Android tablet update: Four key PC-like features

    Google released an update to its Android 3.0 ("Honeycomb") tablet operating system today, with several features intended to make Android tablets function more like PCs.

  • News: Skype buy, Windows Phone 'Mango' update, highlight Microsoft mobile strategy

    The success of both the Apple iPad and Google's Android operating system has sent a clear signal to Microsoft that mobility is the future.

  • News: Android Ice Cream Sandwich Will Have More NFC Functionality

    Google disclosed some more details regarding the newly announced Android update, Ice Cream Sandwich today. It also showed off some of the cool things Android app developers can do with NFC APIs.

  • News: Android expands reach, consolidates into one platform for all devices

    The expansion of Android from smartphones to tablets, TVs and desktop computers impressed developers attending the Google I/O conference, with one attendee predicting that Google's other operating system – Chrome OS – is doomed.

  • News: MS Hints at Skype's Future, Stresses Cross-Platform Support

    Microsoft's Skype acquisition will result in voice and video calling blended into lots of existing Microsoft products, but the company also stressed that it'll keep building Skype across other platforms.

  • News: Intel 3D CPUs: Watch for Powerful, Low-Power Mobile Devices

    Intel is calling its Tri-Gate 3D Transistor the most significant development since the transistor was invented over 50 years ago. But regardless of whether the claim will hold true, the CPU design will boost mobile device performance significantly while likely slashing CPU power consumption in half.

  • News: Samsung Infuse 4G: What You Need To Know

    Samsung's Android-based Infuse 4G with its 4.5-inch super AMOLED screen is coming to AT&T on May 15 for $200 with a new two-year contract.

  • News: IT caught in crossfire when it comes to smartphone privacy

    The news that iPhones, iPads and Android devices secretly track the locations of their owners poses a potentially serious dilemma for IT staffs. If someone's manager asks IT to retrieve that data and hand it over, what should IT do? We certainly have to acknowledge that a device that's used for business purposes but automatically tracks personal information blurs the line between personal and corporate information.

  • News: Apple Ousts Google as Top Tech Brand

    Apple is the most valuable brand in the world, beating out former top brand Google. The house that Jobs built is so highly valued that it is worth more than Microsoft and Coca-Cola combined, according to the 2011 BrandZ Top 100.

  • News: Android passes BlackBerry in U.S. smartphone survey

    BlackBerry's share of the U.S. smartphone market continued to decline in the first quarter of 2011, according to a ComScore report.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Rubber and leather

    This week’s iPad case roundup features a number of elegant leather accessories—some with unique designs and great features that make them both beautiful and functional. If leather isn’t your thing, though, fear not—we have our usual eclectic mix of covers, cases, and sleeves for you to choose from.

  • News: Congress to Hear Privacy, Tracking Issues

    Representatives from Apple and Google are set to publicly speak about privacy matters next week.

  • News: Android Continues to Win at Blackberry's Expense

    More bad news for RIM's Blackberry: A recent survey of cell phone users shows Google's Android is continuing to gobble up its market share.

  • News: Will a Multitude of App Stores Hurt Android?

    GetJar, Opera, Amazon and now Barnes & Noble-seems like these days everyone has their own Android app store with their own apps that can't be found anywhere else. While the joke these past few months has been that Steve Jobs doesn't "get "all these Android app stores, the real joke may be on the consumer.

  • News: Take Better Photos With Your Digital Camera

    Do your family members shudder when you pick up a camera? Are you jealous of your friends' Flickr albums? Has it been weeks since the last time someone "Liked" one of your photos on Facebook?

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roundup for week ending May 6

    Here are the top iPhone 5 rumors for the week ending Friday, May 6: The Date, the value of carrier employees as sources of information, two models, shallow consumers buy the white iPhone 4 and delay iPhone 5, wireless updates. You heard it all here second.

  • News: You don't know tech: InfoWorld news quiz

    May 6, 2011: Osama's death has world atwitter; Sony's network gets the jitters

  • News: Android, Chrome to highlight Google I/O developer conference

    Google's biggest developer platforms will take center stage at Google I/O next week.

  • News: Eye-Fi connects to iPhone, gets more useful

    I've been using the Eye-Fi series of Wi-Fi-enabled memory cards for a couple of years now. But I have to admit, they've always been cooler on paper than in practice. Yes, they let your camera connect to a Wi-Fi network and upload photos to photo-sharing services and even back to your Mac, and there's some Wi-Fi-based geotagging capability. But camera interfaces just aren't rich enough to give users control over the Eye-Fi's features out in the field, and most of the places I take pictures don't have Wi-Fi. Without a Wi-Fi connection, there's no way to send back the pictures and the geotagging feature won't work, either.



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