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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: One Thing Amazon Must Get Right With Its Kindle Tablet

    If Amazon does announce a tablet this week, as anticipated, it needs to nail one thing really well if it wants to succeed--and that is to make the tablet's look, feel, usability, and design rock-solid. Why? If the new tablet doesn't nail the interface from the get-go, it will have a hard time being anything more than a me-too tablet. This is a big challenge for the e-commerce powerhouse whose lack of either aesthetics or well-presented user interfaces has been its Achilles' heel.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 22: Talking to 'Mango'

    30 Days With Windows Phone 7: Day 22

  • Opinion: Android Users: Advice To Protect Your Phones

    Android smartphone users can take some commonsense precautions to protect their personal data from being stolen -- important advice considering an app developer purports to know how to take the information in under 60 seconds.

  • Opinion: Why I'm Not One of the 89 Percent Getting Another iPhone

    Whenever I tell someone that my next phone probably won't be an iPhone, the reaction is always the same: the eyes widen and the tone of voice shifts to complete surprise. "Why not?"

  • Opinion: Cowboy Guns for iPhone and iPad

    There’s a lot about Cowboy Guns, a Western shoot ’em up published by Chillingo, to make even the most hardened desperado smile. There’s plenty of challenges and a compelling storyline—albeit one delivered with dialogue so stilted that it would make a Roy Rogers picture seem like a Royal Shakespeare Company production. The graphics give the game a distinctive look, and the music sounds like something Ennio Morricone might compose. Clearly, a lot of attention was paid to getting all the details of Cowboy Guns just so.

  • Opinion: Facial Recognition: Facebook Photo Matching Just the Start

    The Internet was in an uproar earlier this year following Facebook's launch of facial recognition software for its photo services, enabling users to identify their friends in photos automatically--and without their permission. Though critics described that move as creepy, the controversial technology may now be on the verge of widespread use.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7 'Mango' to Arrive Within Two Weeks

    Microsoft will begin delivering the new version of Windows Phone 7, code-named Mango, to its customers within the next two weeks, the company announced Wednesday.

  • Opinion: Hacker Creates Makes iOS Look Like OS X Lion

    Do you happen to be one of those people that really love Mac OS X Lion? Or perhaps, on the other end of the spectrum, you feel Lion's a bit too much like iOS? Well, now it's more than just similar, because if you happen to have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can now make sure that Lion never leaves your side, with a bit of clever hacking.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 19: Diving Into the Office Hub

    Today I am continuing the conversation from Day 18 about productivity on the go with a "Mango" smartphone. The Office Hub in Windows Phone 7 sets the device apart from the competition as a platform for mobile productivity.

  • Opinion: Many People Still Don't Know Windows Phone 7 Exists

    If Microsoft wants to compete with the iPhone and the gazillion-plus Android handsets in the smartphone market, it's probably going to have to beef up its already sizable marketing budget for Windows Phone 7.

  • Opinion: T-Mobile Won't Get iPhone 5 This Year, Exec Says

    If you've been holding out for the iPhone 5 on T-Mobile, be prepared to continue waiting.

  • Opinion: Google+ Social Networking Now Open to Everyone

    Google opened the gates to its social network, Google+, to everyone today and rolled out more than a dozen new features to the service, many of them aimed at mobile phone users.

  • Opinion: Skype iPhone, iPod Touch App Has Security Hole

    Skype is working to fix a security hole in its iOS app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows a hacker to steal a person's entire address book. The vulnerability, located in the app's chat message window, can be exploited with JavaScript code. It was pointed out by security researcher Phil Purviance of AppSec.

  • Opinion: Verizon Sells 4G Android Phone for $100

    If expensive handsets were holding you back from jumping on the 4G bandwagon, Verizon has a treat for you. The carrier is introducing the Pantech Breakout Android 2.3 smartphone running on its 4G network, a device that will cost you only $100 with a two-year contract.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 18: Productivity On the Go

    30 Days WIth Windows Phone 7: Day 18

  • Opinion: Beyond Google Wallet: A Look at the Competition

    Google Wallet is finally here, allowing Sprint Nexus S users to pay with their smartphones at select retailers in New York and San Francisco.

  • Opinion: Why developers should reject Apple's App Store

    PC Advisor explains why some developers are rejecting Apple’s App Store in favour of web-based apps.

  • Opinion: Get an Early Taste of Firefox for Android Tablets

    A few weeks ago Mozilla mobile user interface designer Ian Barlow posted some tantalizing mockups of the upcoming Firefox version tailored to Android tablets, but the software wasn't actually available to download at the time.

  • Opinion: Pongr Giving Cell Phone Users Way to Make Money

    Mobile social gaming company Pongr has a way for cell phone users to turn the tables on marketers and make some money on their advertising.

  • Opinion: Win Phone 7, Day 17: Taking, Sharing Pictures with WP7

    30 Days With Windows Phone 7: Day 17



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