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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: Google Releases Android 3.1, First Big Honeycomb Update

    Google today announced its first significant update to Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Google will roll out the update to Verizon Xoom 3G users today, and to other Honeycomb devices over the next couple of weeks.

  • Opinion: Emergency Text Messages Coming to Cellphones

    In case of disaster, wireless carriers will soon alert your cellphone by emergency text message.

  • Opinion: Google I/O Mega-Conference: No Ticket? No Problem

    Google I/O, the big developers' conference sold out in record time. You're missed out on tickets, but so what? Stop kicking yourself, ignore the hype, and attend virtually. Here's all you need to know.

  • Opinion: Send Yourself Text-Message Reminders

    You know what I love about text messages? They're virtually impossible to ignore. They pop up on your phone's screen, making it beep, buzz, or both. Consequently, text messages are great for reminding you to do stuff.

  • Opinion: iPhone 3GS Outselling New Android Phones

    Android is pounding overall iPhones sales, but Apple has a secret weapon up its sleeve: the iPhone 3GS is outselling newer, top-of-the-line Android phones such as the HTC Inspire and Motorola Atrix, according to an analyst quoted by Apple Insider.

  • Opinion: How Apple Can Make OTA Updates in iOS 5 a Success

    Rumor has it that Apple may finally be prepared to cut the cord with iOS 5 and introduce over the air (OTA) updates that don't require a physical USB connection to a PC. It sounds like an awesome step forward, and it would help the iPad live up to its "post-PC era" title, but only if Apple does it right.

  • Opinion: Apple iOS 4.3.3 is Out; Location-Tracking Removed

    With the release of iOS 4.3.3, Apple fixes the location caching issue that sparked a controversy on mobile phone privacy last month.

  • Opinion: Android 2.3.4 On Nexus One, No Google Talk Voice Chat

    Attention, Nexus One owners: the latest variant of Gingerbread is here! But don't get too excited as this "special" Nexus One version of Android doesn't deliver all the digital goodies that other handsets are getting.

  • Opinion: My PC Doesn't Recognize My Android Phone

    AmyShepherdBucobloj plugged her LG Vortex into her laptop with no results. She asked the Windows forum for help.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Stock and trade

    There’s a shift on Wall Street, but Apple’s still riding high; the App Store may soon be seeing fewer enthusiastic reviews; and Foxconn has some demands for Brazil. Ring the opening bell; it’s the remainders for Tuesday, May 3, 2011!

  • Opinion: Quiz: Who Said It--Cult Member or Fanboy?

    Some tech fanboys and fangirls become so lost in the technology of their choice that it becomes a big part of their identity. Cult members do something similar, only with a spiritual belief system or philisophical concept.

  • Opinion: Android, Apple, BlackBerry: Are They Cults Yet?

    It's not often that a company of any kind is accused of inspiring cultlike devotion. But that's certainly the case with at least one tech giant: Apple is widely considered to have a cultlike following among its customers. How else can you explain the fact that the release of the white iPhone 4 was such important news? Especially when the white iPhone 4's distinguishing attribute is its being...white.

  • Opinion: RIM and Microsoft Alliance: Who Wins?

    Microsoft stands to gain from the alliance, but it's hard to see what value is there for RIM.

  • Opinion: Lima: The Piracy-Free App Store for Jailbroken iPhones

    If you've ever jailbroken your iPhone, you probably know--and love--Cydia. While there have been a few alternatives over the years (such as Icy), the simplicity and polish of Cydia has cemented its reputation as the go-to iOS jailbreak app installer. The problem, however, is that Cydia not only makes it easy to install jailbreak-only apps, but DRM-stripped pirated apps as well. This has given jailbreaking a fairly deserved stigma in the eyes of Apple and many iOS developers, who obviously don't get paid for pirated apps downloaded from Cydia.

  • Opinion: Amazon Tablet In 2011? Now We're Talking

    The world of tablets is about to get very interesting.

  • Opinion: RIM and Microsoft Alliance: Who Wins?

    RIM introduced an unexpected guest speaker at BlackBerry World--Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Ballmer unveiled a new partnership between the two which will have Microsoft's Bing replace Google as the default search provider on BlackBerry mobile devices. Microsoft stands to gain from the alliance, but it's hard to see what value is there for RIM.

  • Opinion: EA acquires Flight Control developer Firemint

    Video gaming giant Electronic Arts on Tuesday announced that it will buy Firemint, the Australian developer behind classic iOS games like Flight Control and Real Racing. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • Opinion: Amazon Tablet May Be Close to Launch

    Hold on to your restraining bolts Android fans, because Amazon's one-panel tablet may be heading your way in the second half of 2011, according to online rumors. The purported device is reportedly being made by Taiwanese manufacturer Qanta and will have an LCD screen made by E Ink Holding, the company behind the Kindle's display. Amazon may have high hopes for the new tablet and monthly orders for the device could go as high as 700,000 or 800,000 at peak season, according to DigiTimes.

  • Opinion: Untethered Verizon iPhone Jailbreak for Windows Released

    If you're a Verizon iPhone--and Windows--user, you can now jailbreak your phone! iDevice hacker iH8sn0w just released an update to Sn0wbreeze, which brings untethered jailbreaking support to the Verizon iPhone 4. This means that you can finally use Cydia (an alternative app store with software for jailbroken iDevices) on your Verizon iPhone.

  • Opinion: RIM Unveils Video Chat App for PlayBook

    The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, launched last month by RIM has been relatively successful thus far despite being almost universally slammed as being an incomplete work in progress in initial reviews. Well, one of the missing features will soon be added when the Video Chat app becomes available.



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