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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: Why Apple's iCloud could mean your next phone is an iPhone

    iCloud may not seem as exciting as a new smartphone or tablet, but it may guarantee that I buy a new iPhone when my current one dies.

  • Opinion: iOS 5: 5 Blatant Android Rip-Offs

    Apple unveiled a host of new features in iOS 5 due out this fall including revamped notifications, over-the-air updates, and cloud data storage. You might even call these new features magical or revolutionary, unless you're an Android user, then you'd call them "stuff I've been using for years." The latest additions to Apple's mobile OS are probably a welcome relief for iPhone and iPad fans, but it's hard to call iOS "the world's most advanced mobile operating system" when Apple is playing catch up to Android. Here's a look at the five biggest Android rip-offs in iOS 5.

  • Opinion: Move Over RIM, iOS 5 and iCloud Just Took The Market

    Apple pulled back the curtain on day one of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to share details of the upcoming iOS 5 update and new iCloud service. If they deliver as promised, iOS 5 and iCloud will change mobile computing, and replace RIM as the de facto mobile platform for business.

  • Opinion: Sprint Tells Pricing, Availability for HTC EVO 3D, EVO View 4G

    Sprint today announced the pricing and availability for two of HTC's most anticipated products on Sprint's 4G network: a glasses-free 3D smartphone, the HTC EVO 3D, and HTC's 7-inch tablet, the HTC EVO View 4G.

  • Opinion: Details of Motorola's Droid 3 Leaked

    Thinking about snatching up a new Motorola Droid? If so, hold off. Motorola's yet to be announced Droid 3 smartphone was allegedly spotted over the weekend in a number of leaked tutorial videos that reveal the phone is set for a significant update compared to the Droid 2.

  • Opinion: Can Anyone Run an App Store Correctly?

    Can you trust the "What's New" section of any app store? Probably not.

  • Opinion: Apple's Hottest New Product: An Agenda

    Let the drooling commence: Apple has a hot new product -- and it has arrived before Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference starts on June 6.

  • Opinion: Turn Dropbox Into a Jukebox for Your iOS Device

    Dropbox--is there anything it can't do? Regular readers know of my fondness for the online storage service, which is fantastic for keeping files in sync across multiple devices and making cloud-based backups. But it turns out Dropbox is also part jukebox, at least when you pair it with BoxyTunes.

  • Opinion: Hack Gets MeeGo Onto Nook Color, Runs Seriously Well

    The Nook Color getting hacked isn't exactly new--there are plenty of Nook Color hacks now, from installing different versions of Android to improving battery life or storage space. It's pretty exciting, then, when someone tests out a totally different OS, that also looks quite impressive on the Barnes & Noble e-reader.

  • Opinion: Third-Party Devices, Easy App Development May Lift webOS

    HP CEO Léo Apotheker made it clear that his won't be the only company to offer smartphones, tablets and other devices based on the webOS platform it acquired when it purchased Palm last year. Speaking at All Things D's D9 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California Wednesday, Apotheker suggested that HP would be open to working with both partners and smartphone competitors to ensure the platform gets as broad an audience as possible.

  • Opinion: PunkThis: An Android and ARM PC Inside Your SATA Bay

    It's a rare user indeed whose every computing need can be satisfied optimally by a single operating system, which is why there are a growing number of dual-boot -- and even quad-boot -- options out there.

  • Opinion: Five things we hate about the Samsung Galaxy S II

    Here at PC World Australia we go by the motto "nothing is perfect". A great example of us putting this into practice is Samsung's Galaxy S II — a phone that is widely regarded by experts as the best Android smartphone yet, and perhaps even the best smartphone on the market, period.

  • Opinion: WWDC Keynote: Rumor Roundup

    Rumors are flying about what Apple has in store for its users Monday when the company shows off the next versions of OS X and iOS 5, and iCloud, a new online service. Apple set off a rumor feeding frenzy Tuesday after the company announced that CEO Steve Jobs and a cast of Apple executives would introduce the three new products during the keynote for the company's Worldwide Developers Conference.

  • Opinion: Apple Brings iWork to iPhones, But Problems Remain

    Apple Tuesday introduced a new version of its iWork suite of office applications, for the first time making the productivity tools available on its Phone and iPod Touch devices as well as on the iPad.

  • Opinion: HTC Desire HD Hacked To Run Ubuntu Natively

    The HTC Desire phone range are pretty nice as it is, but it would also be cool to see how the phone runs under another operating system. It didn't take the guys over and the XDA Developers forum too long to get the Android phone to boot Ubuntu natively.

  • Opinion: Asus' Padfone Combines Smartphone With Tablet Dock

    It's the hybrid of the gadget world, and computer maker Asus wants in.

  • Opinion: AT&T to Launch LTE Service in Five Cities This Summer

    AT&T CTO John Stankey announced that his company's new LTE wireless service, which is said to be ten times faster than 3G service, will roll out in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas sometime this summer. He made the announcement this morning at a Barclays Capital conference.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone Mango Handsets: What to Expect

    Some big changes are on the way for Microsoft's Windows Phones, thanks to the Mango update coming this fall, but what about hardware?

  • Opinion: Hold the half-baked hardware

    How much should you pay for a laptop? And how much do you want to fork out? The latter is probably a lot less than the figure you mentally answered in response to my first question, but the correlation between the two is important.

  • Opinion: T-Mobile Announces Dramatic Wireless Speed Increases

    T-Mobile today announced that it is doubling the speed of its HSPA+ network to reach theoretical download speeds of 42 megabits per second (Mbps). T-Mobile customers in cities like Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago, San Francisco, and Miami (among others) will benefit from the increased speeds and network reliability, the company says.



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