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Apple's Cool Factor Waning?
Apple's best years are behind it, opines one financial reporter. Really? We don't see anyone getting a Samsung tattoo.
Will The FAA Relax Electronic Device Restrictions?
Longstanding rules that require you to turn off your iPads and Kindles during airplane takeoff and landing may have no basis in science.
Mobile App Inventory Crosses 1 Million Mark
Apple's App Store is the biggest, but it's the only one of seven app stores that didn't post double-digit growth in 2011.
Android Lost Ground In November
After two years on the rise, Google declined in mobile ad impressions in November. Will the Kindle Fire reverse the recent trend?
PlayBook: An Anchor Dragging RIM Down
Even BlackBerry owners don't want Research In Motion's tablet. When will RIM cut its losses and move on?
BlackBerry, Android Users Still Want iPads
Platform loyalty only goes so far: Android and BlackBerry phone owners prefer Apple's tablet product.
Kindle Fire: Too Small, Too Large?
Usability guru Jakob Nielsen says Amazon's 7-inch tablet is too small for full-size websites, but mobile sites offer poor user experience.
RIM Cuts PlayBook Price By $300
Research in Motion has dropped the price of the base model of its tablet temporarily to $199 in what appears to be a last ditch effort to generate some enthusiasm.
Corning Promises Better Glass For Smartphones, Tablets
Lotus Glass from Corning is expected to supplement Gorilla Glass and may make one of its first appearances in the iPhone 5.
WebOS: Not Dead Yet
HP has killed off all devices running Palm's former platform, but senior management claims there is still life in the platform.
Dell Bets On Windows 8 To Take On iPad
CEO Michael Dell said Microsoft's OS has better chance than Android in the tablet market.
Amazon Poised To Acquire WebOS?
HP's mobile platform could insulate the Kindle Fire from Android-related patent infringement suits.
A Look Back At Palm
Remember Palm? It's the end of an era for a company that once defined the mobile device business.
Sprint Passes On WiMAX PlayBook
Another blow for RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet as Sprint nixes plans to carry a WiMAX version.
AT&T Customers Flock To Wi-Fi
Rather than relying on 3G connections, more users are turning to AT&T's Wi-Fi network for faster speeds and unlimited data.
Mobile Marketplace Wars: Android Market Adds Movies, Books
The latest version of Google's application store for smartphones gets a new look and allows users to buy e-books and rent movies.
Boost Battery Life With Better Wi-Fi Management
Constant connections sap power from mobile devices, but that could change with software that puts Wi-Fi radios to sleep.
iOS Is The Most Secure Mobile OS
Apple's mobile operating system does a better job of protecting users than any other platform on a tablet, smartphone, or even a laptop.
AT&T Confirms Shared Data Plan
Shared minute plans have been around for a while, but data has always been on a per-device basis. That may be changing soon.
Experts Fuel Cellphone, Cancer Controversy
A report says there is significant evidence that cellphone users are at higher risk for a malignant type of brain cancer.
E-Books Hasten Demise Of Paper Books
Advances in mobile and e-reader technologies and authors trying new publishing business models are bringing the end of traditional books closer than ever before.
Blackberry 7 Announced
RIM announced the Blackberry 7 platform on Monday, but it doesn't have the QNX operating system that many have been anticipating.
Researchers Aim To Stop Android Data Leaks
Security capabilities shouldn't need to be bolted onto the mobile operating system, but unfortunately we're headed down the same painful path with smartphones and tablets that we took with desktops and notebooks.
Can RIM Stay Relevant?
Research In Motion was once the darling of Wall Street, but now the BlackBerry maker is struggling to maintain market share.
iPad2: A Reflection Of Jobsian Philosophy
It's hard not to love a week in which we are graced with two holidays. On Tuesday we had National Pancake Day, an unabashed marketing creation by the likes of IHOP to rekindle America's love affair with flapjacks. On Wednesday we celebrated National iPod Day, an equally-scripted spectacle by those maestros of tech marketing at Apple to fan the flames of tablet lust. The iPad 2 has been covered like a blanket this week, so by now most technophiles already know the essential new features and how it compares both with last year's model and this year's competition, but the key to Apple's success in this market can be found in the closing remarks of Jobs' keynote (see the stream here). Under his leadership, Apple has evolved a very different way of looking at technology; a viewpoint that sees tablets as a wholly new category, with uses and users distinctly unlike those of the PC. Truly, the rest of the technology industry is from Mars, while Apple is from Venus.
Why Microsoft Should Make Windows Blue Free
Windows 8's gloomy narrative could be rewritten when Windows Blue arrives later this year. The first step is to give it away for free.
HP Slate Android Tablet: Pros And Cons
HP's first Android tablet, the $169 HP Slate, delivers a price consumers will like, but skimps on display and processor.
Samsung Looking To Elbow Past BlackBerry In The Enterprise
Samsung needs to overcome questions about Android security as it tries to steal business and government customers from BlackBerry and Apple.
10 Epic CES Fails
Consumer Electronics Shows have launched great technologies like VCRs and HDTVs, but many product reveals turn out to be duds. Here are some of the worst.
Mobile's Biggest Losers In 2012
The last twelve months have been turbulent for smartphone makers and wireless network providers. Here's who took it on the chin hardest.
Google Nexus 10: My First Month
After almost two years of iPad use, I've been living with a Google Nexus 10 tablet for the past month. Google's iPad rival does not disappoint.
Should You Buy A 7-Inch Or 10-Inch Tablet?
Hear me out on this one, tablet shoppers: You should buy a 7-inch tablet and a 10-inch tablet.
Yahoo Gets Serious About Mobile
New email and Flickr apps show that CEO Mayer is pushing to make Yahoo a contender in the mobile market.
Google's Motorola Acquisition: All About The Patents
Slew of facility closures and divestitures prove that Google was never interested in Motorola's hardware business.
Apple Vs. Samsung Returns To Court
Apple and Samsung revisit the courtroom to debate several major issues involved in their patent dispute, which Apple won. The eventual outcome may reverberate through the smartphone industry.
Schmidt: Apple, Google Waging A Cold War
Google chairman Eric Schmidt says don't oversimplify this complicated relationship -- and don't look for the patent fights to end soon.
Microsoft Surface: My First Month
During the first week, I wanted to throw Microsoft's Surface tablet out the window. Now, my opinion has changed.
Why Apple Can't Deny Google Maps On iPhone
When Google submits its rewritten Google Maps app for iOS, Apple can't block it.
Apple iPad Mini: One Week In
Now that I've spent a full week using the iPad Mini, here are some thoughts on its strengths and weaknesses.
Samsung's 10-Inch Android Tablets: Which Is Best?
With its Nexus 10 tablet, Samsung risks cannibalizing sales of its existing 10-inch tablets. Let's look at the key differences.
4G World: The Need For More Spectrum
The wireless industry may run out of spectrum in three years, and it needs government help to find more to realize the promise of mobile broadband.
Windows 8: A Bridge Too Far For Enterprises?
Windows 8 may end up marking the moment when people stopped caring about PC operating systems.
iPad Mini Display: Not Good Enough?
The iPad Mini's display has fewer pixels than many of its rivals. But there's more to consider when judging display quality.
iPad Mini: The Great Price Debate
The entry-level iPad Mini costs $329, which raised some eyebrows. Here's why analysts say the iPad Mini is priced right--and will steal sales from $199 Android tablets.
Meaningful Use Needs Mobile Magic
Mobile technology could play a huge role in meeting the federal MU regulations, but the Stage 2 rulebook virtually ignores this potential.
iOS 6: 5 Things That Disappoint
Apple's new mobile operating system offers some much-needed improvements, but plenty of things still need polish.
iOS 6: 5 Things To Like
Apple's new mobile operating system is finally available. Here are five great things about iOS 6.
Apple iPhone 5: Opportunities And Threats
iPhone 5 delights on a device level, but has plenty of rivals to worry about. Take a look at our competitive assessment.
Google Races Toward 1 Billion Android Activations
Google has now activated 500 million Android devices and is expected to hit 1 billion activations by the end of 2013.
Nokia's Lumia 920: Phony Images Damage Credibility
Nokia got caught red-handed with faked video and photo samples purportedly taken with the Lumia 920. The company has issued apologies and launched an ethics investigation, but the damage has been done.
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