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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: What does my phone know about me?

    Tech news in late September was dominated by the launch of two new iPhones. The playful iPhone 5c and the serious iPhone 5s – along with iOS 7 – puts more power in users’ hands than ever before. Should that worry us?

  • Opinion: OMG the iPhone's been hacked!

    Apple's released a phone with a fingerprint reader built-in and guess what: it's been hacked. Its encryption's been shredded. It's been NSA'd.

  • Opinion: Hands-on: First impressions of the iPhone 5s

    The iPhone advances in ticks and tocks, new designs alternating with more subtle advancements. I haven't decided whether the iPhone 5s is a tick or a tock. It most definitely looks like last year's model but there is also most definitely more to it than meets the eye. (And besides, which one is tick and which one is tock?)

  • Opinion: Hands-on: First impressions of the iPhone 5c

    The iPhone 5c is here! Last week I got my hands on one briefly during a press event at Apple's campus, but now I've had a bit more time to study the colorful new iPhone models. A full review will need to wait for a whole lot more quality time with the product, but here are some of my first impressions.

  • Opinion: The Macalope: Thanks for the "advice"

    Once again Apple has failed to impress so ... let the Monday-morning quarterbacking begin!

  • Opinion: Getting more touch from your iPhone interface

    Reader Dale Cardoza would like a unified interface experience among his iOS devices. He writes:

  • Opinion: Trace wants to track your kickflips, cutbacks, and fakies

    Not too many people enjoy long talks about running. Likewise, most folks don't have convos over their time on the elliptical, or dish details on how long they used the stairmaster--but ask any skateboarder, snowboarder, surfer, or skier how their last session went and they're happy to tell you all about how many ollies they landed or how many attempts it took to nail that carving 360.

  • Opinion: Will Nokia help Microsoft regain relevance with businesses?

    Microsoft rocked the tech world today with the announcement that it is spending about $7 billion to acquire Nokia. The move has a variety of potential benefits and ramifications, and many of those could have an impact on how your business relates to Microsoft in the years to come.

  • Opinion: Future of smartphones

    Smartphones are developing continuously, here's where we discuss sever key areas where the industry as a whole will be looking to improve and how it will go about doing so. Keep reading to find out more about the Future of Smartphones.

  • Opinion: Do specifications matter any more?

    Gone are the days when you bought a PC because of its megahertz rating. The same is true of tablets and smartphones: Apple doesn't even quote the amount of RAM or processor speed. So why do companies still care about benchmark results?

  • Opinion: 6 running apps for people who don't even like to walk

    I hate running.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Sell-a-phone

    Apple may soon let you trade your decrepit old iPhone in for a newer model, possibly one with a 64-bit chip or in a sleek silver/graphite color. What do the remainders for Monday, August 26, 2013 have to do to get you to walk out with a new phone today?

  • Opinion: Leaked Droid 5 images may yet give hope to long-suffering QWERTY fans

    Despite the popularity of touchscreen interfaces in smartphones, some people will never want to give up the finger-friendly feel and utility of an old-school, physical keyboard. Unfortunately for these digit-centric folks, nearly all the top-shelf handset releases of the past year have been decidedly keyboard-free. A series of leaked images purportedly of the QWERTY-licious Droid 5 may be reason for keyboard fans to have hope, however.

  • Opinion: Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch could bring further separation from Google

    As the likely launch date for Samsung's smartwatch draws closer, details on the wearable gadget are coming into focus.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Matcha-maker

    Did Apple buy a company because of math? And speaking of math, when it comes to the App Store, the house always wins. Finally, Beijing and Cupertino may have at long last come to an understanding. The remainders for Thursday, August 15, 2013 are a match made in heaven.

  • Opinion: The Macalope: Of battles and wars

    The Washington Post's Brian Fung says the war between Apple and Samsung is all over but the shouting. And you'll never guess who the winner will be.

  • Opinion: All's not lost for BlackBerry

    Now, I'm not one of those BlackBerry fan boys shamelessly jumping to the defence of a company many in the industry have condemned to the grave. But I do believe there is life in the old dog yet.

  • Opinion: Acer: Expect more Android and Chromebooks, less Windows

    Acer has shied away from venting its frustrations with Windows 8. The company is taking things a step further by vowing to sell more Android devices and Chromebooks.

  • Opinion: The Macalope: Apple doomapalooza

    Forgive the title but Apple's been doomed so many times now the Macalope's having a hard time coming up with new ways to say it. It must be hard to be Apple when even your successes... spell your doom!

  • Opinion: Take better DSLR shots using...your smartphone?

    Photos are meant to be viewed large. Yet when taking a shot--that crucial moment when we should be most discerning--we usually rely on the camera's small LCD to preview the image. The traditional solution has been to "tether" the camera to a computer, so you can view shots on a large screen as they're captured, or even control the camera's settings and trigger the shutter remotely. That approach lets you correct the scene or settings and reshoot immediately if anything looks amiss.



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