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  • News: Glassboard takes social networking private

    Sharing, as many of us we were taught back in kindergarten, is caring. But especially in this new age of social networking that shouldn't mean you should have to share with--or care about--everybody all the time. Sepia Labs's new iPhone app, Glassboard, is aimed at giving users the ability to share information with just certain people.

  • News: Best Buy gives away iPhone 3GS in one-day special

    U.S. electronics retailer Best Buy is giving away two-year-old iPhone 3GS smartphones to customers who sign up for a long-term contract with AT&T, the chain's website announced today.

  • News: The decline, further decline and collapse of webOS

    WebOS wasn't really a bad operating system; it was more just an operating system that never had a purpose.

  • News: Nokia updates N8 camera functionality

    In a blog post today, Nokia has introduced an optional beta version of an update to the camera app on Nokia N8. If you've got Symbian Anna installed you can get the update from here.I downloaded the .SIS file to my computer, connected my N8 via USB cable and copied the .SIS file to the N8, then tapped on the .SIS file on the N8 with the File Manager and it installed. A restart of the N8 and the new Camera App appeared.

  • News: Microsoft pursues webOS devs, offers free phones

    Taking advantage of HP's departure from the tablet and smartphone market, Microsoft has offered webOS developers free phones, tools and training to create apps for its Windows Phone 7 platform.

  • News: How to join the gold rush for mobile apps

    As demand surges for apps to run on iOS, Android and whatever operating system will power the next wave of smart mobile devices, companies are facing a dearth of mobile development talent. For IT professionals with programming skills, that gap represents a fresh opportunity to embark on a career makeover.

  • News: 'It's Alive!' Says HP Exec of WebOS

    HP may be out of the tablet hardware business but, it's holding on to its software presence in the market. "The WebOS is not dead," declares Stephen Dewitt, senior vice president of Palm, which is owned by HP.

  • News: Anonymous Plans Second BART Protest

    The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) warned San Francisco area passengers of possible service disruptions on Monday afternoon because of a second protest planned by hacker group Anonymous. The demonstration, dubbed OpBART, is scheduled to start at around 5 p.m. on BART's Civic Center station platform, which is the same place as ">last week's public outcry.

  • News: Skype Makes Play for Mobile Group Messaging with Acquisition

    Skype announced it will acquire GroupMe, a group messaging smartphone app for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7 that lets you create group texts, make conference calls, and share photos and your location. This is the second acquisition for Skype this year after buying video streaming service Qik in January.

  • News: Patent protection advocate calls for help in hindering Nortel patent sale

    The leader of the Open Invention Network has put out an all-call to help it fight the pending sale of Nortel's patent portfolio to a consortium of vendors led by Apple and Microsoft. Keith Bergelt, CEO of OIN, wants developers and users to step up and share their viewpoints and stories with the Department of Justice investigating the sale. The pending sale is currently under regulatory approval but the group hopes to close the deal in the third quarter.

  • News: Smartphone Wars: Will Android and iOS Continue to Dominate?

    HP announced Thursday that it will discontinue its WebOS line of devices, which includes the HP Veer 4G, the HP Touchpad tablet and the yet-to-be-released HP Pre 3 smartphone. With the iPhone and Android phones dominating the market, is there room for another dominant operating system?

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: August moon

    Summer’s end is approaching, but there's no let up in the amazing variety of cases that continue to appear for Apple’s iPad. This week’s roundup features the usual exciting mix of products that tackle the challenge of protecting your iPad while offering new ways of taking advantage of the hottest tablet around.

  • News: Is LTE 4G iPhone Coming? Signs Point That Way

    Apple watchers are getting plenty of signs the consumer electronics maker is adding LTE 4G connectivity to iPhones. But there are questions over when that might happen.

  • News: The Sims 3 World Adventures Free on iOS Today

    In celebration of the recent release of The Sims Social on Facebook, EA has put the iOS version of The Sims 3 World Adventures up for free for today only.

  • News: How does the Google-Motorola deal change mobility?

    Google's decision to acquire Android device maker Motorola Mobility raises more questions than it answers. And everyone has questions.

  • News: HP's tablet exit no signal of iPad immunity, say analysts

    HP's departure from the tablet business does not mean that Apple's iPad will remain the undisputed king, analysts said today.

  • News: A Cable Company May Soon Supply Your Wireless Service

    Could your local cable company's next advertising gimmick be the "quadruple play" of mobile data, phone service, cable, and Internet? That may be the case if talk of a possible buyout of mobile data provider Clearwire is true.

  • Video: Android app connects city goers, green transport

    Spotcycle lets users search for bicycles for rent in cities worldwide.

  • News: 10 Questions for HP about WebOS

    Hey, Hewlett-Packard, you're a real head-scratcher. Just 16 months ago you promise to change the mobile world by acquiring WebOS. Now, you've raised the white flag on that $1.2 billion buy. It's a lot of money, even for a mega-corporation. And $500 is a lot for buyers of your TouchPad or WebOS phone. You were just starting to market those products were just getting started. What were you thinking, HP?

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Megamergers, earnings roil tech

    Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, acquisitions and earnings news from the world's top PC makers (Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo), the biggest Internet business (Google), and a major handset maker (Motorola Mobility) marked major realignments in tech this week.



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