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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: How Cloud Computing Is Driven by Mobile, Media and Marketing

    Defenders of enterprise computing are in for a rude awakening. Mobile, media and marketing applications are poised to flock to the cloud, which is far better suited to handle load variability, latency and change management. As end users and executives demand more flexibly business applications, they will soon follow suit.

  • Opinion: Microsoft's CEO is wrong about Office for iOS: Here's why

    Rumors have been floating around for some time that Microsoft is hard at work developing Microsoft Office apps for iOS--or more specifically for the Apple iPad. Speculation about Office for iOS has grown following the launch of Office 2013 and the new Office 365, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer appears to have squashed that dream for the time being.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Small change

    More "information"--if it can be called such--about the iPad mini's rumored Retina display, Mac OS X 10.9 may soon roar onto the scene, and Apple's shrinking yet another of its products (sort of). The remainders for Monday, February 4, 2013 are too small to be seen with the naked eye.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: FineReader Touch brings multi-lingual OCR scanning to iOS

    There are plenty of apps that can turn your phone into the equivalent of a mobile scanner, using the camera to take snapshots of various documents, then letting you file and/or share those documents.

  • Opinion: Network not work: life without internet

    Could you live without the internet? We certainly can't, and it seems even Google is beginning to rethink its online-only approach with its ARM-powered Chromebook laptops.

  • Opinion: Answer Line: Creepy permissions for Android apps

    Sdlmd downloaded an Android app that wanted access to Contacts, even though it had no legitimate reason to check on friends and relatives. What can be done?

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Ever smaller

    The next iPhone may scan your fingerprints, and the future iPad will--almost shockingly--not be bigger and heavier. The remainders for Wednesday, January 16, 2013 are lighter than air.

  • Opinion: ChargeCard: A smartphone sync cable for your wallet

    Earlier this week I told you about the ChargeDr, a great little accessory for anyone who routinely travels with a tablet.

  • Opinion: Incipio launches tape-less tape measure

    I'm currently on the apartment hunt, and it seems like every time I want to go check out a new place, my tape measure is no where to be found. Incipio's AR Stanley Case for the iPhone 5 could help me out in such situations. The case houses a detachable widget that, when paired with an app, helps you measure any short distance using augmented reality. This new virtual tool debuted at CES this week, and I had a chance to test it out.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: True or false?

    T-Mobile's still racking up the iPhone activations, despite not, you know, selling the iPhone. Elsewhere, a low-cost iPhone might be in the offing, and the patent suits just keep coming. There will be a quiz on the remainders for Tuesday, January 8, 2013.

  • Opinion: Convert image files to comics

    Reader Will Simpson has a comics-related question. He writes:

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: Speek brings hassle-free conference calls to iOS

    The days of rushing back to your desk just so you can set up or join a conference call are over.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: The war at home

    Apple, Microsoft, and Google's battle for the home has begun in earnest; elsewhere, Apple's in a non-patentable pinch, Passbook is passing go, and you could have been reading this in Apple Freedom. The remainders for Thursday, December 20, 2012 are protecting the home front.

  • Opinion: UberConference: Best conference-call manager yet?

    Lately it seems like software developers are falling all over themselves to take the hassles out of conference calls.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Square deal

    Apple dispatches Eddy Cue to check in with Foursquare, Brazil offers the only iPhone you'll ever see running Android, and we think one CEO's a little obsessed with the Apple TV--and it's not Tim Cook. The remainders for yesterday, Tuesday, December 18, 2012 are changing the channel.

  • Opinion: 3 reasons Windows Phone 8 will succeed

    PC Advisor readers offer three reasons that they believe Windows Phone 8 is set to be a big success.

  • Opinion: Print to Dropbox, Evernote, or an actual printer from your iPhone or iPad

    As iPhones and iPads increasingly take the place of laptops, there's one area that continues to be a challenge for business users: how to turn digital documents into printed ones.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Irony deficiency

    Samsung's strategy revealed! Elsewhere, NORAD goes bing and Apple's happy to tell you all about things that aren't working. The remainders for Thursday, December 13, 2012 are here to help.

  • Opinion: What's the point of Windows Phone 8?

    Android and iPhone can co-exist happily, but Windows Phone 8 has no real place in the smartphone market.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Measure once, cut and paste twice

    Microsoft and Apple are at each other's throats over money, so it must be a day that ends in 'y.' Elsewhere, Apple may be inching closer to a TV as one of its partners looks to lay down some acreage in the U.S. and Cupertino's latest product is at least a thirty footer. The remainders for Wednesday, December 12, 2012 are redundant and repetitive.



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