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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: Google Wallet Prepares to Launch: What You Need to Know

    Google Wallet, which the company hopes will convince consumers to ditch their old leather wallets for its own virtual "tap-and-pay" smartphone system, has been spotted in the wild and there are some reports it could launch as soon as Monday. Google announced the new service months ago, but now that it may be imminent, some key questions need to be answered.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 16: The 'Full' IE9 Experience

    30 Days With Windows Phone 7: Day 16

  • Opinion: PlayBook Software Update to Finally Add Native Email

    Research In Motion is looking to add more punch to its PlayBook tablet -- along with competitive pricing -- to spur sales.

  • Opinion: Apps Created for Android, iPhone May Top 1 Million

    A milestone was hit today in the market for smartphone apps. There may be a million of them out there.

  • Opinion: 'Subconscious Mode' Could Improve Phone Battery Life

    If your smartphone was allowed to be just barely awake, it could extend battery life by as much as 54 percent. That's the claim of a research team at the University of Michigan that has invented a new "subconscious mode" for smartphones and other WiFi enabled mobile devices.

  • Opinion: Google Reportedly Working on Flipboard App Rival

    Google will soon launch a social news magazine for iPads and Android tablets called Propeller, according to reports. The app would compete with the popular Flipboard app on the iPad, which Google tried to buy but its offer was refused.

  • Opinion: Windows 8: How Microsoft's PC Overhaul Will Take on Apple's iPad

    For Microsoft, the timing of Windows 8 looks to be just right. Here's why.

  • Opinion: Newly Leaked Accessories Hint at Look of iPhone 5

    Early Thursday, iPhone accessory manufacturer Case-Mate published a page showing six case designs for the upcoming iPhone 5. These designs give us the best sense yet of what the iPhone 5 might look like.

  • Opinion: IDF Day 2: Intel's Medfield Mobile CPU, Integrated GPUs

    The Intel Developer Forum concludes today. Read on for news on Intel's new mobile plans, future integrated GPU designs, and more.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 14: Mapping With Mango

    A few years ago I wouldn't have said this, but mapping is one of the most useful functions of a smartphone. Windows Phone 7 has a Maps app of course, and it includes some unique features worth taking a closer look at for today's 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 post.

  • Opinion: HTC Sensation XE Has Dr. Dre's Beats Audio

    The HTC Sensation XE, the first phone with integrated Beats Audio, promises to deliver “studio-quality audio.” The Sensation XE Android smartphone is the first fruit of HTC’s partnership with Dr. Dre’s Beats Audio, and should arrive later this month in Europe and Asia. Unfortunately, there’s no word on pricing or availability for U.S. audiophiles.

  • Opinion: iPhone 4 World's Thinnest Phone, Not Samsung Galaxy S II

    Apple's iPhone 4--not the Samsung Galaxy S II--is indeed the world's thinnest smartphone, the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled. Apple's claims to the slimmest smartphone in the world were challenged by one complaint that Samsung's Galaxy S II Android smartphone is actually thinner.

  • Opinion: New 'Freemium' Cloud Music Service Works on All Devices

    A new music service that allows members to store their music in the cloud and play it anywhere on any device was launched today by a company called TriPlay.

  • Opinion: Android Phones Expand To Use Intel Chips

    If you buy an Android smartphone in 2012, there's a good chance it will be packing an Intel chip instead of an ARM-based processor as current Android devices do.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 13: Pros and Cons of People Hub

    It was a grueling experience, but now that I invested all that time getting my Outlook Contacts synced up with my smartphone on Day 12, I can move on to checking out the People Hub. The People Hub is one of the things that sets WP7 "Mango" apart from other mobile platforms, but it isn't without its own issues.

  • Opinion: Five Cool Services Unveiled at TechCrunch Disrupt 2011

    The TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference, held this week in San Francisco, is known as a gathering where high-tech start-ups can strut their stuff.

  • Opinion: 5 Ways to Dump Your Old Handset Before the iPhone 5

    Apple is expected to unveil the next iteration of the iPhone before the end of October. The new device, dubbed the iPhone 5, will reportedly have a beefed up camera and possibly an edge-to-edge display. If you're one of the expected millions of people planning on lining up for a new iPhone this fall, have you thought about what you're going to do with the handset you're carrying around in your pocket right now?

  • Opinion: My Circles for iPhone

    If you’re one of those “power” iPhone users who likes to send text messages and emails in bulk, the free my Circles offering from Vine Creative is a handy tool.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 12: Syncing Contacts Is a Pain

    When I first set up the Windows Phone 7 device, I added my Facebook and Windows Live account credentials. The information from those two services has populated my People Hub with a variety of contacts, but it is not as current, accurate, or comprehensive as the information I maintain in my Outlook Contacts on my local PC. So, today's 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 post is dedicated to getting my Outlook Contact data synced up with Windows Phone 7.

  • Opinion: Make Your iPhone's Apple Logo Glow With This Mod

    Another day passes and yet we still know nothing official about Apple's next iPhone. So within the meantime, you may be looking at how you can freshen up the appearance of your current iPhone 4. Well, look no further! This nifty little mod adds a backlit logo to your iPhone 4, giving it a cool new look which is bound to turn some heads.



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