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  • Opinion: Control Windows Media Center from your Android, iOS, or Windows Phone device

    Regular readers know of my fondness for Microsoft's red-headed stepchild, a.k.a. Windows Media Center.

  • Opinion: RIM in trouble thanks to BlackBerry 10 BES chaos

    The main advantage RIM has—and arguably the one thing that has kept it in the game up to now—is the existing BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) infrastructure. But, if the new BlackBerry 10 (BB10) devices don’t work with the current BES platform, it could make BB10 dead on arrival.

  • Opinion: Nokia's 920 Windows 8 smartphone: Early returns are in

    The early returns/opinions are in on the Nokia Lumia 920--expected to reach retailers in November--and they declare the new flagship smartphone for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system a winner.

  • Opinion: Nokia Lumia 920 announced, but when will it ship?

    Although Nokia announced its next flagship phone, the Lumia 920, before all its competitors, the actual release date may still be two months away.

  • Opinion: Android hits 1.3 million daily device activations

    Just a few short months ago, back in June, Google executive Andy Rubin trumpeted the fact that more than 900,000 Android devices were being activated every day.

  • Opinion: Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 Phone

    Nokia followed up the unveiling of its new Windows 8 phones on Wednesday with a demo session providing some hands-on time with the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. Getting up close and personal with these phones gave me the chance to see some of the advances Nokia touted during Wednesday’s press event.

  • Opinion: The only thing the iPhone 5 really needs

    The iPhone 5 is coming! The iPhone 5 is coming! In case you’ve been in a coma the last day or two, Apple has sent out invites to the media for an event next week, which is all but guaranteed to be the official unveiling of the highly anticipated iPhone 5.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: SlideShark Puts PowerPoint in Your Pocket

    If slide decks are part of your daily routine, you know what a hassle it can be to show them from a laptop.

  • Opinion: Lessons from the road: Don't expect mobile hotspots to save you

    I spent much of August on a 7,000 mile road trip that took me from Texas, to Colorado, to South Dakota, to Montana and Wyoming, back down through Utah to Nevada, then across Arizona and New Mexico back to Texas. The plan was for it to be a "working vacation", but getting connected to the Internet proved to be much more challenging than anticipated.

  • Opinion: Samsung allegedly threatens to strand bloggers in Berlin

    You may have read the story that broke over the weekend about two mobile bloggers from India who accepted a trip to Berlin from Samsung. If you missed it, in a nutshell, the story serves as a cautionary tale for tech bloggers who do not believe in the adage "there is no such thing as a free lunch" and companies seeking creative ways to boost positive online buzz.

  • Opinion: Russia Yanks Google From Android Tablets

    If you're not happy with your Android phone or tablet collecting your data and sending it to Google, you're not alone. The Russian defense ministry announced a stripped-down and encrypted version of Google's operating ssytem, destined for government and military devices, will also be on sale to the public.

  • Opinion: Three Painless Ways to Get Photos Off Your iPhone

    They say that the best camera is the one you have with you. By that measure, smartphones are the best cameras around. As I've previously reported, iPhones are the number one camera used to upload photos to Flickr, and I can attest to the fact that it fits in my pocket better than my Nikon D7000. In the past, I've given you some advice on how to take better smartphone photos, which is great, but the most vexing part of using the iPhone is getting photos onto your PC. Rather than emailing photos back to your PC all the time, try one of these three handy ways to automate the process.

  • Opinion: How to Sync Your iDevice When the Case Gets in the Way

    Reader Jed wrote in with this problem:

  • Opinion: Finally! It's About Time to Reconsider FAA Gadget Guidelines

    Did you know that if you turn on your cell phone during takeoff or landing on a commercial airline flight the engines will spontaneously combust and the plane will drop from the sky like a brick? No? Well, that’s because I just made that up and it’s completely false.

  • Opinion: Galaxy S III Sales Spike After Patent Verdict

    Sales of Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone have increased following Apple’s legal victory over the South Korean manufacturer in a patent infringement case.

  • Opinion: Is There Enough 3D Content to Justify Buying a 3D HDTV?

    After buying a 3D HDTV, Chulbul complained to the HDTV & Home Theater forum about the lack of 3D content.

  • Opinion: iPhone 5: steep curve

    Apple made no mobile phones prior to 2007. Five years ago, the then-Apple Computer released the iPhone. Unlike the iPod release of 2001, there was some variety available in the initial product memory-specs. But it was still The iPhone--available Stateside and locked for a single carrier.

  • Opinion: Walmart Joins iPhone Price Cut With 'iPhone 5' On Horizon

    Smartphone retailers are scrambling to get as many iPhone 4 and 4S devices out the door as possible before an expected debut of the so-called iPhone 5 on September 12.

  • Opinion: Logitech's Washable Keyboard Ends Spill Nightmares

    Logitech has unveiled a new keyboard designed to solve one of the oldest problems known to PC users everywhere: the dreaded soda splash. The PC accessory maker's new Logitech K310 washable keyboard is promising to alleviate your worries about dumping a cola, coffee, water or other beverage all over your precious typing space. With the K310, all you'll have to do is unplug the keyboard from your PC's USB port, wash it with mild soap and water, let it dry and resume typing -- assuming your PC or laptop didn't get splashed in the process.

  • Opinion: New iPhone Expected to Hit Store Shelves on Sept. 21

    Apple fans anxious to know when the next iPhone is coming out may want to circle Sept. 21 on their calendar. That is the date when Verizon Wireless employees will begin a vacation blackout, lasting through Sept. 30, a “trusted Verizon employee” told TechCrunch. Earlier rumors have said that Apple will announce its next iPhone on Sept. 12, and release the new handset roughly a week later.



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