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  • News: The Best Office Alternatives for Android Tablets

    If you fantasize about a life on the road unencumbered by laptops, their accompanying power bricks, and other heavy business gear, you're not alone. And now that a tsunami of tablets is flooding the market with models running a variety of operating systems, that fantasy is starting to look very plausible indeed. Mobile productivity suites bring the document-editing features of desktop suites like Microsoft Office onto the tablet, but are they ready for serious business? I tried four top options to find out.

  • News: RIM COO retires as company lays off one-tenth of staff

    Research in Motion will lay off 2,000 staff, or a little more than 10 percent of its workforce, and make changes to its senior management team, it announced Monday. Chief Operating Officer for Blackberry, Don Morrison, will retire, but Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis will continue to share the CEO role and that of chairman.

  • News: RIM to slash 2,000 jobs

    Research in Motion (RIM), manufacturer of BlackBerry devices, has revealed it will slash 2,000 jobs.

  • News: Twentieth Century Fox brings movies to Google Android devices

    Google Android smartphone owners will get the chance to download movies to their handset later this year thanks to Twentieth Century Fox.

  • News: Buy a New Car Like the Experts Do

    If you've been wanting to break in a brand-new car, September is a great time to go shopping. As 2012's models arrive, car dealers are starting to think about moving their 2011 models off the lot. But before you walk into a dealership and try to haggle, do your research with the aid of car-buying apps.

  • News: Battle of the 3D Phones: HTC EVO 3D vs. LG Optimus 3D

    The past year has been an exciting time for mobile phones. We've seen an abundance of phones with dual-core processors, 4G connectivity, and bigger and better displays--all of which has led up to the first wave of 3D smartphones. Sprint has introduced the HTC EVO 3D, and LG has unveiled the Optimus 3D, which will be rebranded as the Thrill 4G on AT&T. Both are incredibly powerful phones with glasses-free 3D displays and dual-lens cameras that allow you to shoot 3D photos and video. With both an EVO 3D and an Optimus 3D in house, I decided to pit the two against each other in a 3D-display and 3D-camera battle.

  • News: SAP hopes partners will rev up mobile apps sales

    Thousands of SAP partners who sell the Business All-in-One ERP (enterprise resource planning) suite and Business Objects analytics software can now also offer customers Sybase mobile technology and applications, SAP announced this week.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending July 22

    Perhaps it's the heat, but this week's crop of iOSsphere rumors is pretty lackluster.

  • News: AT&T still besting Verizon in iPhone activations

    If Verizon thought it could swoop in and take AT&T's iPhone market share overnight, it thought wrong.

  • News: Lodsys takes aim at Angry Birds, The Sims, Atari, and more

    If you thought those birds were angry before, hooboy. Lodsys—the company suing iOS, Mac, and Android developers for patent infringement—has added several major mobile gaming companies to that patent lawsuit, including Angry Birds developer Rovio. Also knocked over by Lodsys’s latest legal slingshot: Electronic Arts (for The Sims 3 for iPhone), Atari (for Atari’s Greatest Hits for iPhone and iPad), Square Enix (for Big Hit Baseball for iPhone and iPad), and Take-Two Interactive (for 2K Sports NHL 2K11 for iPhone).

  • News: Google: Sun offered to license Java for $100 million

    Sun Microsystems offered to license its Java technology to Google for US$100 million, a Google attorney said Thursday, attempting to show that Oracle is out of touch as it seeks billions from Google for patent infringement.

  • News: HTC unveils smartphone for Chinese Twitter-like service

    After announcing smartphones with a dedicated Facebook button, HTC is trying the same formula in China. This time it will have a button connecting to one of the country's largest Twitter-like services in the country.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Patent-troll hunter

    I don't know if patent-troll hunting is a job, but if it is, well, let's just say I may consider a change in careers. Emboldened by a previous victory, one of these pesky firms is suing Apple a second time; elsewhere, the new MacBook Air falls to pieces, Apple sets its sights on box eradication, and Samsung backtracks on a poor decision. The remainders for Thursday, July 21, 2011 are locked and loaded.

  • News: T-Mobile securing Android phones with Good

    T-Mobile is hoping to make it easier for businesses to use Android phones by reselling secure e-mail services from Good Technology.

  • News: QR Code Festival broadens reach of Korean films

    Korean film makers have come up with a novel use of technology to widen the availability of their films: they are posting links to them as QR codes on the film festival website. The Korean QR Code Film Festival runs until the end of July. QR Code apps are available for Google Android 2.3 smartphones, among others

  • News: Eyeball-scanning iPhone used by cops to ID suspects

    A blocky attachment to an Apple iPhone lets police officers snap a close-up of a suspect's eye and compare it to a database of scans. The system can ID a suspect in seconds. But should we have privacy concerns?

  • News: Android phones help poor farmers in Uganda

    Mobile-phone companies and aid agencies have talked for years about deploying feature phones, coupled with basic text information services about the weather and crop pricing, to empower poor people in undeveloped parts of the world. Now, the Grameen Foundation is taking that idea to the opposite, high-tech extreme.

  • News: Report: Google considers InterDigital buy

    InterDigital on Tuesday said it was considering selling the company, and now the Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, said Google is interested in scooping up the mobile chip technology developer.

  • News: Smartphone sales to hit 1 billion by 2016

    The number of smartphones sold by 2016 could hit one billion, says Juniper research.

  • News: Google+ for iPhone Takes App Store by Storm

    Google+ for iPhone hit Apple's App Store a mere 24 hours ago but it's being downloaded like wildfire as it currently sitting atop the heap as the most popular free app available from iTunes. This is big news considering Google+ is still invitation-only and only has 18 million users so far, compared to Facebook's 750 million. That said, Google+ users can now upload contacts from Outlook and Mac address books (not Facebook, though), which may result in even bigger Google+



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