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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: Quad-Core HTC Edge Revealed (Maybe)

    If the reports are true, HTC may already be working on its first--and perhaps the world's first--quad-core smartphone. Mobile news site PocketNow claims to have exclusive images of what it's calling the "HTC Edge," as well as a tentative spec list.

  • Opinion: Siri Outages Indicate Apple Still Doesnt Get the Cloud

    For the moment, at least, Apple’s new Siri feature is back online and cheerfully responding to instructions, but it’s hard to say how long that’s going to last. I had trouble getting Siri to respond to my requests from 10am to 2pm Pacific time on Friday and that’s in addition to the long block of downtime the service experienced on Thursday. All the trouble raises the question: Why can’t Apple get cloud services right?

  • Opinion: Official Windows Phone 7 Jailbreak Now Available

    Windows Phone 7 users who want to jailbreak their phones in a Microsoft-approved fashion can now download and install ChevronWP7 Labs for $9.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Already Rooted, Phone Not Even In Stores Yet

    It's not even in stores yet, but modders have already rooted Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The crack comes thanks to Paul O'Brien, founder of the online Android community MoDaCo. O'Brien managed to get his hands on Samsung's new Ice Cream Sandwich device ahead of the official launch thanks to a few seemingly well-connected friends.

  • Opinion: Jam on your iOS device with the Woodees iPic Stylus

    I’ll give the wide variety of iOS styluses on the market one thing: They keep on coming up with new ways to intrigue me. The latest to cross my desk is Woodees’s $15 iPic Stylus, a quirky guitar-pick-with-rubber-nib hybrid designed to aid users in their quest to become digital music masters.

  • Opinion: QR Codes Help Paint the Deeper Pictures Behind Art

    What if traditional forms of art could be more interactive? That's exactly what Jose Torres, better known artistically as Tony Taj, wondered. Jose, a painter and mobile designer, mainly paints intricate cityscapes on canvas, and is inspired by imagining the lives of the people who live and work on each floor and in each building he paints. So he came up with a way of sharing the stories he created around each character with you as you view the painting--all you would need is your smartphone.

  • Opinion: Google Offers App for Android: Just in Time for Holiday Bargain Hunting

    Android users will find it easier to find bargains this holiday season with the free app Google Offers available at the Android Market Thursday.

  • Opinion: Google Aims to Mobilize Your Website with GoMo

    Despite explosive growth in smartphone usage, many businesses still have a website that isn't optimized to fit on a small mobile screen. If a potential customer can't navigate your store's site from a handset, there's a good chance they'll walk over to the shop of your competitor that has a mobile-ready site.

  • Opinion: Apple Promises a Fix for iPhone 4S Battery Issues

    Angry iPhone 4S owners take note: You were right about the battery problems with your new smartphone.

  • Opinion: Gmail iOS App Released, Then Pulled

    Google's highly anticipated Gmail app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad enjoyed a brief moment in the App Store on Wednesday, but was quickly pulled because of a bug.

  • Opinion: HTC Takes Top Spot in U.S. Smartphone Market

    HTC has taken the lead in the U.S. smartphone race. According to research firm Canalys, HTC had a stellar third quarter, claiming more than a quarter of the U.S. market, and shipping more smartphones than either Apple or Samsung.

  • Opinion: Republic Wireless to Offer $19 Unlimited Talk, Text and Data Plan

    An upstart company named Republic Wireless will reportedly offer unlimited talk, text and 3G data for $19 a month with no contracts and no termination fees starting next week.

  • Opinion: Gmail iOS App: 8 Features for the Rumored App

    Google is on the verge of launching a native Gmail app for iOS, according to MG Siegler, giving Gmail users used to settling for the limited functionality of Apple's built-in Mail app a reason to celebrate.

  • Opinion: iPhone 4S Battery Woes: Where is the Outrage?

    The iPhone 4S is just the latest example of a phone's battery life falling short of some users' expectations.

  • Opinion: Siri, Pour Me A Beer Please

    It's been a long day and you want a beer, but being the captain of industry that you are, pouring beer isn't something you should have to waste your time on. That said, it does sound like the perfect task for you ever-ready personal assistant: Siri. The guys over at RedPepper created a method for Siri to crack your beers so you don't have to.

  • Opinion: AT&T's First 4G LTE Phones Arrive Next Week

    At long last, the first AT&T LTE phones will hit store shelves November 6. The HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket both have 4.5-inch displays, dual-core processors and 8-megapixel cameras.

  • Opinion: Twitch.tv Releases iPhone App, Feeds Your Addiction

    Twitch.tv, the games-oriented spinoff division of live-streaming site Justin.tv, launched a new iPhone app yesterday that lets you view live video feeds of pro gamers (and noobs) playing Starcraft 2, Halo: Reach, Super Street Fighter IV, and more.

  • Opinion: Science diction

    Don’t you just love the way science fiction has foretold our future? Mind you, I’m still waiting for my personal hovercar to fly me to the office each morning, and a robot Jeeves to take care of washing up and repartee

  • Opinion: Apple iOS App Helps Locate Nearest Haunted House

    Apple mobile device users looking for the nearest haunted house this weekend, there’s an app for that, too.

  • Opinion: Apple Didn't Just Change The World, Its Apps Did Too

    Apple’s late founder Steve Jobs often talked about changing the world, and now one of the apps used on Apple mobile devices is being recognized for doing just that.



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