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  • News: ViewSonic Debuts 7-Inch Android Tablet Selling for $200

    ViewSonic has unveiled the ViewPad 7e, a 7-inch Android tablet that retails for $200. The company is touting the tablet as a content consumption device that’s great for surfing, reading and mobile entertainment.

  • News: Hacking Apple's Siri: Not So Easy

    Hackers looking to port Apple's Siri digital assistant to iOS devices other than the iPhone 4S claim to have a rudimentary version of Siri running on the original iPad. Twitter user Jackoplane recently posted screenshots online showing Siri fully integrated into the iPad's operating system. The only problems is Siri can't do much on the iPad right now since most of Siri's processing takes place on Apple servers. Similar to the version of Siri on the iPhone 4 that hacker Steve Troughton-Smith had up and running earlier in October, the iPad doesn't appear to be able to interface with Apple's servers.

  • News: Android Overtakes iOS in App Downloads

    The Android operating system now leads in total app downloads, another benchmark in the race to dominate the smartphone market, according to ABI Research.

  • News: New Service Connects BlackBerry to Office 365

    BlackBerry smartphones are a staple of mobile communications for many businesses, but some of the key productivity features have not been available to small and medium businesses. RIM is solving that, though, with the introduction of BlackBerry Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365.

  • News: Garmin introduces app, iPhone adapter for amateur athletes

    Garmin International on Tuesday unveiled two new products—an app, and a piece of hardware—to help amateur athletes better track their progress.

  • News: 28% of 12 to 15s would miss mobile phone more than TV

    More than a quarter (28 percent) of 12 to 15 year olds say they would miss their mobile more than TV, says Ofcom.

  • News: What Makes Siri Special?

    If you ask Siri, the virtual personal assistant on the iPhone 4S, why it's so great, it answers with disarming humility: "I am what I am."

  • News: Commonwealth Bank brings NFC payments to iPhone

    The Commonwealth Bank has unveiled a new banking application for Apple iPhones that allows users to wirelessly pay for goods and services using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.

  • News: Subtext brings social and gaming to ebook reading

    Since the release of the Amazon Kindle just four years ago, interest in reading digitally has skyrocketed. Users now have their pick of e-reading device, and apps for both the iPhone and iPad offer alternatives for those unwilling to spend money on separate hardware. The iOS platform also provides an opportunity for developers to expand upon the reading experience: One iPad app, Subtext, invites users to engage socially, spiced with a dash of reward-based gameplay.

  • News: Best iPhone apps: Five free Halloween apps

    The nights are getting longer, there's a chill in the air and the clocks are set to go back this coming weekend – Autumn has definitely set in.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Avengers dissemble?

    One of Siri's creators says goodbye, a missing interview of Steve Jobs surfaces, and it turns out that no iPhones were used in the creation of one of next year's most anticipated feature films. The remainders for Monday, October 24, 2011 will take the money and run.

  • News: Yahoo targets SE Asia via feature phones

    While all major players like Google and Microsoft are eyeing the smart phones markets, Yahoo diverts its distribution towards the traditional smart feature phones. At the recent AsiaD Conference in Hong Kong organized by AllThingsD, Rose Tsou SVP of Yahoo Asia Pacific said the company expects the traditional feature-phone as an important platform to bring mobile Internet in many Asia markets.

  • News: Apple updates iPad 2 Smart Cover line

    Lightly-bumped MacBook Pros are fine. But the real excitement from Apple Monday came with the launch of a new product destined to change tablet computing as we know it: a Dark Gray model of the polyurethane iPad 2 Smart Cover.

  • News: Sprint to sell Transform Ultra on contract for $80 on Nov. 13

    The Samsung Transform Ultra, a slider smartphone with a touchscreen and a Qwerty keyboard, will go on sale Nov. 13 for $79.99 after rebate and a two-year Sprint contract.

  • News: New Security Flaws ID'd in BlackBerry 6 OS, Enterprise IM Apps

    BlackBerry-maker RIM has identified a number of significant security flaws that affect the Webkit browser in its BlackBerry 6 handheld OS and enterprise IM applications from Microsoft.

  • News: Siri, did your co-founder just quit Apple?

    The co-founder of Siri, the company Apple bought last year and whose technology powers the sophisticated voice control features of its new iPhone 4S, has reportedly left Apple to pursue other interests.

  • News: Nokia's Windows Phone push meets its market test

    The moment of truth has come for Nokia: the company is expected to launch its first phones based on Microsoft's Windows Phone OS Wednesday at Nokia World in London. CEO Stephen Elop will have to convince consumers, operators, developers and retailers that the products can compete with the likes of Apple's iPhone 4S and Samsung's Android-based Galaxy family.

  • News: AirPort Utility for iPhone and iPad

    Until the release of the AirPort Utility app in October 2011, the only way to configure an AirPort Extreme Base Station, Time Capsule, or AirPort Express was from the desktop AirPort Utility software included in recent version of Mac OS X and available as a free download for Windows. The free AirPort Utility for iOS from Apple includes all the relevant functionality of the desktop software plus a little extra.

  • News: HTC Sensation XL

    Smartphones seem to be getting bigger and bigger -- Samsung's Galaxy Note has a whopping 5.3in screen that blurs the line between smartphone and tablet, while the recently announced Galaxy Nexus pushes the limits with a 4.65 in display. HTC has joined the bigger is better party with the Sensation XL, an Android phone with a giant 4.7in screen.

  • News: 10 Twitter Bot Services to Simplify Your Life

    You may think that Twitter is just good for following celebrities and swapping tweets with friends. But the social network is capable of a lot more. Specialized services have tweaked it to turn ordinary Twitter accounts into robots that can carry out helpful tasks.



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