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More Smartphones Opinion

  • 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.

  • Opinion: Tablets, Phones to Surpass PCs for 'Net Use in 4 Years

    The personal computer isn't dying, but its days of dominance are numbered. Research firm IDC predicts the number of U.S. mobile Internet users will surpass their wired counterparts by 2015.

  • Opinion: Zenonia 3: Classic RPG Gameplay on Android

    Zenonia 3 is the third installment in Gamevil's retro RPG series. The story follows Chael (the son of the original Zenonia hero) and his fairy friend Runa as they find themselves caught in an "epic" battle between angels and demons in the middle realm of Midgard.

  • Opinion: Saver for iPhone

    Saver: Control Your Expenses is beautiful to look at and easy to use, but the limitations of Alex Solonsky’s $3 iPhone budgeting app keep it from being a must-have.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 9: It's All About "Me"

    When I first fired up my Samsung Focus with Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango", I had the usual selection of tiles on my start screen--the phone, people (contacts), messaging, email, Internet Explorer, and a selection of AT&T-specific apps hawking over-priced services from my wireless provider. One tile that caught my eye, though, is the "Me" tile.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 10: Outfitting Mango with Apps

    I have already devoted some time to exploring Windows Phone 7 apps in general, and I have praised the fact that this mobile platform offers an option to try an app before you buy it in many cases, but today I am going through my iPhone app by app to outfit my Windows Phone 7 "Mango" smartphone as closely as possible with the apps I am already used to.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 11: Following the Wrong Path of iOS

    I am impressed so far with how Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" seems to bring a fresh, unique angle to a smartphone market that seems largely comprised of copycat devices trying to look and feel like the iPhone. However, as I explore the OS in this 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 series, I am also noting a number of ways that Windows Phone 7 has copied iOS as well--but not in a good way.

  • Opinion: iPhone Attachment Lets You Record 360-Degree Panoramas

    If you're sick of sloppily made panoramic images, you might want to look at this cool new attachment for your iPhone 4. The GoPano micro, made by EyeSee360, attaches straight to your iPhone 4 over the existing lens; all you have to do is hit the record button in the app.

  • Opinion: Ingenious Android App Allows Web-Browsing Over SMS

    If you have an Android smartphone and a T-mobile unlimited text plan, there's a new, free, way to browse the web. Smozzy Beta, developed by Jeff Donahue is a free app available on the Android market that is at first-glance simply a wrapper for the built-in web browser. The brilliant difference is that instead of transferring data over 3G, packets are transmitted and received entirely via text message (SMS and MMS).

  • Opinion: Droid Bionic a Tinkerer's Dream

    It remains to be seen if the long-awaited Droid Bionic from Motorola can live up to its own hype and compete with the iPhone 5, whenever it finally drops, but at the very least it looks like the Bionic is a tiny wonderland for tinkerers and DIY types.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 8: Pet Peeves

    Having used Windows Phone 7 in my 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 series for an entire week now--first with NoDo running on the HTC HD7S, and now with Mango running on a Samsung Focus--I can say that I am mostly impressed so far. But, I am also building a short, but growing list of things that annoy and frustrate me about Microsoft's mobile OS.

  • Opinion: Wait! Don't Rush Out for Droid Bionic or Mango Just Yet

    It's an exciting time for high-end smartphones--HTC unveiled a couple hot Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" smartphones coming soon, and the Droid Bionic is available from Verizon starting today. Devices like the HTC Titan and the Droid Bionic are impressive, but do yourself a favor and wait a month or two before getting a new smartphone.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 7: Threads Ties Messaging Together

    I do a fair amount of instant messaging and texting. There are some reports suggesting that texting is emerging as the preferred method of communication for a smartphone--more than voice. Obviously Windows Phone 7 is capable of both, but with Mango Microsoft adds a new twist. For today's 30 days With Windows Phone 7 post, I am going to check out the Threads feature.



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