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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: Sorry Apple, but I was rooting for Samsung

    Shock horror. Apple fanboy admits he wanted Samsung to win in court.

  • 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: AT&T FaceTime Restriction Is Simple Extortion

    AT&T is embroiled in controversy after revealing that only customers subscribed to certain plans will have access to FaceTime over the AT&T cellular network. AT&T has attempted to explain its way out of the mess, but the fact is that AT&T is using FaceTime as a bargaining chip to force customers to the new data plans.

  • Opinion: Learn the Basics of Ice Cream Sandwich with the Android 4.0 Cheat Sheet

    So your company just snapped up your aging BlackBerry and handed you an Android phone. Or you got fed up with Apple (it happens) and decided to switch platforms.

  • 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.

  • Opinion: Droid Razr HD: Why It's Worth Watching

    Motorola's Droid Razr HD has been making some noise in the tech blogosphere lately, even as the company itself stays quiet.

  • Opinion: AT&T: FaceTime Over Cellular Will Require Shared Data Plan

    AT&T won't charge extra to use Apple's FaceTime over cellular networks as previously reported, but there's still a catch: Subscribers will need a new Mobile Share plan to use the video chat service on the network.

  • Opinion: Has Android Malware Tripled in Recent Months? Not So Fast

    There never seems to be any shortage of Android malware reports circulating in the news, and today one came out that sounds alarming indeed.

  • Opinion: Google Play Store Set to Get Gift Cards, Wish Lists

    Gift cards and wish lists are coming to the Google Play store, according to the Android Police website, whose hackers uncovered code supporting the features in a new update of the store’s application package.

  • Opinion: Nokia Expected to Launch Windows Phone 8 Lumia in September

    Another report has surfaced claiming that we may get our first glimpse at a new Nokia Lumia smartphone powered by Windows Phone 8 software in just three weeks. The purported Lumia launch would be one week before Apple is expected to launch the next iPhone. Nokia chief Stephen Elop recently said that a new Windows 8 smartphone would debut in the “relatively near term,” but fell short of confirming or denying a new Lumia was coming in early September, according to Reuters.

  • Opinion: iPhone App Cardiio Can Tell Your Heart Rate With Nothing But A Video

    Ming-Zher Poh, a PhD Student at MIT's Media Lab, is the creator of what may be the most interesting thing on the iOS App Store today: An app called Cardiio that makes use of the iPhone's camera and nothing else to produce a estimate of your heart rate.

  • Opinion: RIM Again Floats Idea of Licensing BlackBerry OS

    After Research in Motion launches BlackBerry 10 in early 2013, your next “BlackBerry” device could come from HTC, LG, Samsung or Sony. RIM is once again talking about licensing its touch-centric BlackBerry OS reboot to other manufacturers. The idea of BlackBerry software licensing has been bandied about ever since RIM CEO Thorsten Heins took control of the company in January. But in recent weeks, RIM has sounded closer than ever to partnering with former competitors to expand BlackBerry’s reach beyond its stagnant U.S. user base.

  • Opinion: RadioShack Plan for Carrier Service Leaked

    RadioShack has been selling mobile handsets for wireless providers for some time, but now it may be getting ready to become a provider itself.

  • Opinion: Apple's iOS 6: What We Know

    Apple didn't lay out all its secret plans for iOS 6 during the company's sneak peek at the next version of iOS in June. But since then, reports have trickled in detailing a number of interesting new features built into the latest beta versions of iOS 6 distributed to app developers.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: Get Kayak Pro (iOS) for Free

    If your business involves any kind of travel whatsoever, you need a good travel app.

  • Opinion: CameraMator Wirelessly Tethers Your DSLR to iPads and iPhones

    Tethering your camera to a computer has always been a great way to get a closer look at your photographs as you take them. But it’s a practice that’s mainly been restricted to studio photographers because of the need carry around the cumbersome cables, tripods, and a laptop stand.

  • Opinion: 4 Things Apple Will Eliminate With iPhone 5 and iOS 6

    The next-generation iPhone is set to bring some radical changes for users, and it will also mark a very public break-up between Apple and Google. Much-loved Google products on iOS will now disappear or be replaced with Apple variants, while hardware design changes will bring long-term improvements, but short-term headaches for some users.

  • Opinion: Public Mixed on Apples Deletion of YouTube from iOS

    Apple continued to distance itself from Google on Monday with the removal of the native YouTube app from iOS 6. That follows Apple ditching Google Maps, announce earlier this year. Apple’s march toward mobile OS app independence has received mixed feedback from iPhone users and Android phone users with reactions ranging from outrage, cheers, to indifference. I took to Twitter and asked iPhone and Android owners what they thought. Their feedback is below.



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