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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: Making a PC-smartphone love connection

    Your PC and mobile device don't get to visit very often. In fact, other than special occasions where you're transferring that new album or movie over, they barely talk at all. It's time they reconnect--literally. Luckily, Chrome experimenters are playing matchmaker and hooking them up better than ever with these awesome free games.

  • Opinion: The Macalope: Clearly wrong

    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark! Assuming that "Denmark" is what we're calling the space between Henry Blodget's ears, and not Cupertino. And why not? Both have seasonal variations of daylight and require frequent land reclamation.

  • Opinion: The Floome smartphone breathalyzer will tell you when it's time to call a cab

    It can be awkward to try and convince a friend that they shouldn't be driving, but it's a situation that many of us find ourselves in: It's late on a Friday night, you've been out with coworkers for a few hours, and then Steve from accounting unevenly rises and declares it's time for him to head home. "Are you okay to drive?" someone asks, and he says he's fine--but it also took him several minutes to find his keys in his jacket pocket. Maybe he's just tired, maybe he's past his limit, but there's no real way for you to determine whether or not you should insist on calling him a cab.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Charge!

    Your iPhone may be getting more than just power from that charger. Elsewhere, the patent lawsuit is coming from inside the law firm and the iHernia of Mac portable concepts. The remainders for Monday, June 3, 2013 are large and in charge.

  • Opinion: Internet radio with TuneIn Radio

    Search the Windows App Store for TuneIn and you’ll be able to download a free application that makes getting web radio really, really easy.

  • Opinion: Replace Calendar with Fantastical on your iPhone

    Apple's built-in Calendar app for iPhone is fine, but I prefer Fantastical, a $5 alternative from Flexibits. Because the app can access your iPhone's calendars, it essentially offers complete integration with any calendaring system your iPhone can use or sync with--including iCloud, Google, Yahoo, and Exchange calendars. I reviewed the app in November of last year, awarding it four mice.

  • Opinion: Biosensor cradle turns your iPhone into a medical tricorder

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a shiny new accessory for you iPhone that turns it into a mobile biosensor--or what's better known to sci-fi geeks and trekkies as a medical tricorder.

  • Opinion: The Macalope: The fast with the facts and the furious

    Several thoughful pieces have been published recently on smartphone market share.

  • Opinion: New tablet boots Ubuntu Linux, Android, and Windows 8

    We've seen several Linux tablets emerge over the past year or so, but examples with triple-boot capabilities are much less common.

  • Opinion: Track your G-force with the Lit action activity tracker

    It seems strange to think that only a few years ago there were no Fitbits, no Jawbones, no Larklife, no Nike+ Fuelbands. These days, almost everyone at the gym has a smart device wrapped around their wrist or clipped to their waistband to measure how far they've run or how many steps they've climbed.

  • Opinion: Nokia ad hints at another new Lumina phone with aluminum body, super duper camera

    Fresh off the unveiling of the Lumina 928, it looks like Nokia may have one more surprise waiting. This past Sunday, Nokia ran this spot on British TV in anticipation of the Lumina event to be held in London on May 14.

  • Opinion: Ten improvements we'd like to see in iOS

    Like clockwork, Apple has released a new major version of its iOS mobile operating system every summer since 2008, and we expect 2013 to be no different. iOS 7 seems likely to take its bow at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which will be held June 10 through 14 in San Francisco.

  • Opinion: First Firefox OS developer phones are already sold out

    The first two developer smartphones running Mozilla's upstart Firefox OS went on sale Tuesday morning and then quickly sold out.

  • Opinion: All PCs great and small: how competition and collaboration is driving tech innovation

    A strange set of competitive and interdependent business relationships is driving innovation in PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets. And for the consumer that's mostly good news.

  • Opinion: Samsung's new "Galaxy Win" phone is a slightly whimpier Galaxy S3

    Samsung has clawed its way to become one of the industry's leading phone manufactures, if not arguably the industry leader. While the company's newly unveiled Galaxy S4 will soon go to battle against the iPhone 5 (and whatever Apple decides to call their next gen iNcarnation) and the HTC One for title of elite super phone of the moment, Samsung has still made room for the non-elite mobile customer. To that end, Samsung announced on Monday the Samsung Galaxy Win, which appears to be a slightly wimpier Galaxy S3 for the midrange consumer.

  • Opinion: Repairing your iPad's network connection

    Reader Walt Czeka's iPad has suddenly turned a blind eye to his local network. He writes:

  • Opinion: EyeFly film adds glasses-free 3D to your iPhone 5

    Phone manufacturers have turned their attention from 3D technology to HD screen development. But if you still want to watch Avatar on the go in all its 3D glory, there are ways to make your smartphone screen display 3D content without wearing a pair of silly glasses.

  • Opinion: What I'm Playing: On magic, mechanics, and musical hotel management

    The Other Brothers (iOS; $0.99)

  • Opinion: How to fast-charge your iPhone or iPad using a standard USB port

    Back in January I wrote about the "inconvenient truth" of trying to charge your iPad from a USB port: there's not enough juice.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Risky business

    Are you sitting down? Because the Wall Street Journal says Apple's going to release a new iPhone this year. I know! Elsewhere, Alan Kay takes a potshot at the iPad, and the first Steve Jobs movie gets ready to hit many of your screens. The remainders for Tuesday, April 2, 2013 love that old time rock 'n roll.



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