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  • Opinion: Google's Nexus 4G is Expected in November, Report Says

    If the latest rumors about Google's forthcoming Nexus 4G phone are to be believed, you might want to wait until Thanksgiving before getting a new Android device. Google is reportedly prepping a new Nexus phone that includes a dual-core processor, "monster-sized" screen, and high-definition video capture. The phone will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), be available around Thanksgiving, and, as the name suggests, the device will run on a 4G LTE network, according to Boy Genius Report.

  • Opinion: Must-Have Mobile Apps, Web Services for Vacation

    Travel can be torture, but if you arm yourself with these mobile apps and websites for getting the most out of your vacation, you can steer clear of the tourist traps, stay one step ahead of the crowds, and make your flight with time to spare.

  • Opinion: Splashtop Hits a Top Spot For Business Apps

    A new iPad app has reached the top of the iTunes App Store's business section. No, it's not Angry Birds; this one's a little more practical. Splashtop allows you to remotely link your PC to your iPad or smartphone, giving you the flexibility to access your data from whichever device you prefer.

  • Opinion: Nokia Wins Patent War with Apple--You're Next Android

    Don't put any dirt on Nokia's coffin just yet--the company still has some life in it. A victory in its patent war with Apple means a new revenue stream for Nokia, and a stronger position to enforce its patent portfolio with other mobile device makers.

  • Opinion: Snap Photos With Your iPhone Headset In iOS 5

    One of the 200+ new features in Apple's upcoming iOS5 is the ability to snap photos by pressing the physical volume up button. This was formerly a hidden feature in the Camera+ app by developer tap tap tap and was cause for the app's removal from the App Store for violating Apple's Human Interface Guidelines. It is not clear whether Apple has actually amended the HIG or has simply made an exception for their own app. In any case, it has been a long requested feature which was welcomed with loud cheers when it was announced at WWDC last week.

  • Opinion: Is All Mobile Technology in the Car Dangerous?

    Luxury carmaker BMW is launching a nationwide campaign to build awareness about the hazards associated with driver distraction, and especially the dangers of texting while behind the wheel.

  • Opinion: Did Apple Steal a College Kid's Wi-Fi Sync App?

    Wireless syncing between both the iPhone and iPad and the program iTunes (on PCs) is finally rolling out to iDevices as part of the new iOS 5. Users will now be able to sync their iTunes libraries with their iDevice using a shared Wi-Fi network--no cord necessary. But this new iOS features is curiously similar to an old Cydia app by the name of Wi-Fi Sync. So similar, in fact, that one college student and Cydia app developer thinks Apple ripped off his app--name, icon, and all.

  • 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.



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