The 10 Metro Apps Windows 8.1 Needs Right Now

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Windows 8.1, the free update that adds another layer of customizability and usability changes to Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, address many of functional issues that plagued the operating system early on. Gone are the one-size-fits-all Live Tiles and drab Start Screen options. Users can even open as many as seven different Metro-style applications at […]

With Nokia, Microsoft May Have Just Killed Windows Phone Innovation

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Microsoft VP of Windows Phone development Joe Belfiore is defending his company’s $7.2 billion acquisition of smartphone-maker Nokia in a bid to become a bigger player in the growing mobile market. The acquisition would make Microsoft the third largest maker of phones in the world, but it would also place Microsoft in a difficult position […]

Will iOS 7′s Security Focus Continue for the iPhone 5S?

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Though Apple’s security-centric iOS 7 demo at WWDC yesterday may have been overshadowed by the glitzy, yet simple new UI and other more consumer-friendly features like iTunes Radio and a new multitasking experience, security is very much a big feature for the iPhone-maker. In the past, it was rumored that the “S” in the iPhone […]

Tesla One Deal Away from EV Critical Mass?

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I seem to be talking a lot about Tesla Motors lately. Not without reason, mind you. The company repaid their Department of Energy loan a whole nine years early. They are beating production estimates, selling more cars than they thought they would, and they turned a profit for the first time ever. They have even announced […]

Talking Tablets Try to Capitalize on Phablet Success

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Samsung has been toying with different sizes and concepts for its smartphones and tablets over the years, and there is a standout category–the phablet. When the company launched the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note, there were many skeptics, but the subsequent success of the Note and the Note 2 has caught the world by storm. Consumers fell […]

As Apple Patches iPhone Security Flaws, Consumers May Be Biggest Losers

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When Apple introduced the iOS 6.1 operating system for the iPhone and iPad, it may be one of the biggest enterprise blunders released in recent history from the Cupertino, California company. While iOS 6.1 corrected some bugs, like wireless connectivity, it also introduced a fresh set of bugs that would have IT managers ripping their […]

Transparent Smartphones Coming in 2013, 5 Ways It Will Impact You

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Polytron Technologies says that transparent and translucent smartphones are coming this year in 2013. These phones, according to the transparent glass-makers, would be largely transparent except that it will still reveal some internal phone circuitry, batteries, and components like chips, antennas, modems and memory cards. Most of the phone would then be see-through except the […]

5 Wishes for Android 5.0

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Google is widely expected to announce its next-generation Android 5.0 operating system this may alongside new Nexus hardware and the speculated Motorola X Phone smartphone. The OS, which may colloquially be called Key Lime Pie to follow Jelly Bean alphabetically, will be a major OS revision and will come with notable changes. So far, though, […]

The 1 Reason Why I Decided to Jailbreak My iPhone 5

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The evasi0n jailbreak tool released early Monday morning, there’s been a lot of news about jailbreaking recent iOS hardware. There are arguments for and against jailbreaking, and with iOS 6. With iOS 6, the need for me to jailbreak has been mostly diminished as Apple had brought many of the features to the mobile platform that […]

ZAGGkeys Mini 7 Review: The Perfect iPad mini Companion

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While many tablets today are more known for their ability to consume content, Zagg is helping to change our perception of touchscreen-only slates to productivity devices thanks to the company’s ingeniously designed keyboards that are specifically made to complement a wide range devices. And the ZAGGkeys Mini 7 extends Zagg’s leadership in crafting well-made keyboard […]

Is Google Being Complacent With Motorola?

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There is no question that Motorola builds some great hardware, and my colleague Josh Smith’s review of the Droid RAZR HD shows that Motorola still has a lot of game left despite hemorrhaging money still in the uber-competitive smartphone space. However, under the ownership of Google, it seems that Motorola is beginning to lose its […]

Why Google Needs to Take Over Development of YouTube on iOS 6

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The big news out of the iOS 6 camp this week is that the YouTube app will no longer be a native app on Apple’s mobile platform and that with the latest developer build of the iOS 6 release, YouTube has been removed. This will surely be a temporary absence for the video player, which […]

Why Apple Didn’t Have a Super Bowl Ad

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Super Bowl commercials are as famous as the game. If done right, possibly more memorable. Who played in the 1984 Super Bowl? Who knows. But I bet most of you know the famous Apple 1984 commercial even if you didn’t see it aired live on January 22nd 1984. This year Samsung took to the Super […]

Android Smartphone Marketshare Rises; So Why Don’t Devs Love Us?

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comScore just released their November 2011 report on mobile subscribers. The data is mostly unchanged from August’s numbers, though there are interesting tidbits. For example, Apple gained ground in the Top Mobile OEM category, a measurement of which companies sell the most actual phones. From August to November Apple went from 9.8% to 11.2% marketshare, […]

Why Siri is a Big Deal

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New to the iPhone 4S will be a software personal assistant named Siri. Simply by speaking a request in natural language, Siri will perform a task to the best of its ability. This is a big deal. If you don’t believe me, just ask Bill Gates.

Can New Tactics Save Microsoft’s Old Tablet Strategy?

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As people digest what we saw of Windows 8 at BUILD yesterday, folks are questioning whether Windows on tablets is the wrong approach to take on the iPad. I think they have a shot, but only if the shift in tactics goes all the way because their strategy, the one in place since before the […]

Microsoft Reaches for the Sky, Touches the Cloud with Windows 8

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Microsoft has ambitious hopes and dreams for Windows 8, its next computing platform that’s designed not only to compete with the rising popularity of Apple’s mobile iPad tablet and the plethora of ARM-based Android slates, but also to mark the next generation of PC computing in a post-PC world. With declining PC sales, due in […]