3 Important Things to Consider Before You Bling Up Your Moto X

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It looks like Google-owned Motorola’s hotly anticipated Moto X smartphone will be unique in that it will span various price points from cheap to premium, targeting users of all segments thanks to new customization options uncovered by Android and Me‘s Taylor Wimberly. The phone will allow users to customize the rear backing with a number of different […]

Why Nikon Should Acquire Nokia

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After sales of traditional point-and-shoot camera models have slumped in recent years, a conservative Nikon imaging company is publicly stating that it’s open to other product categories, alluding at an entry into new form factors for imaging such as through smartphones. Noting that the number of captured images is on the rise while sales of […]

Why an iOS 7 Jailbreak Still Matters for Consumers

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Some may argue that an iOS 7 jailbreak, which was recently announced to be possible, may be superfluous as iOS 7 brings with it more features and allows for even more customization already, negating the need to hack Apple’s mobile OS. Others may argue that jailbreaking is too much work for the average consumer and […]

How Samsung Killed the Nokia Lumia EOS Before It Even Launches

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To preface this editorial, I’ll begin by saying that I am a fond Nokia user who have appreciated the camera technology that the Finnish smartphone-maker has brought to market for quite some time now. However, despite my fondness for Nokia’s imaging, which later evolved to carry its own PureView branding, Nokia may have missed an […]

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 […]

NSA, PRISM, Digital Records: Are Americans Delusional in Thinking They Are Entitled to Privacy?

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After the UK’s Guardian broke that the National Security Agency, or the NSA, in the U.S. had compelled telecom provider Verizon Communications to comply in releasing the telephone records of millions of Americans, public outrage began mounting. Shortly after that news broke, the Wall Street Journal had reported that Verizon isn’t alone in its “Share Everything” plan with […]

Why Samsung, Apple Should Be Concerned About the Moto X Threat

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Google executives have been underplaying the potent power of Motorola Mobility’s X Phone, which has was recently referred to as the Moto X, but the device could signify trouble for dominant smartphone-makers Apple and Samsung. Earlier this year, Google CFO Patrick Pichette tried to temper expectations about the secret device, saying that it lacked the “wow […]

Apple’s iRing-Controlled iTV Sounds Like a Craptastic Idea

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At a time when CEO Tim Cook is pushing forward with simplicity and trying to build in more synergies between more Apple products, an iRing accessory to control a rumored iTV, Apple’s fully branded HDTV unit, doesn’t make sense. We had reported about the iRing controller two months ago, and now Topeka Capital analyst Brian […]

Windows 8.1: Why Microsoft Needs to Bet Big on Phablets

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While there is chatter that Microsoft will be allowing its smartphone partners to scale up with the next build of Windows Phone, Microsoft really should be thinking about scaling down its Windows 8 platform to fit smaller phablet-sized screens. With Windows 8.1, the company is now allowing tablet-makers to create smaller 7- and 8-inch slates, […]

Is Google Stifling Motorola’s Innovative Culture?

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Like Tim Cook who kicked off All Things D‘s D11 conference, Motorola’s Dennis Woodside didn’t reveal much specifics in terms of products, but Woodside and Cook did give insight into the inner workings of their respective companies. We now know that the oft-rumored Motorola X Phone will soon be launching as the Moto X per Woodside’s […]

Is Tim Cook Leading Apple Into Palm’s Dismal Fate?

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At one point, Palm owned the personal digital assistant, or PDA, market share in the U.S., largely outselling its closest competitor, Microsoft’s Pocket PC platform. However, Microsoft pushed aggressively for new features at the time that were not available on the Palm Pilot, including color displays, ability to support multimedia content such as music, video, […]

ARM Holdings Should Brace Itself for Potential Samsung Exit

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ARM Holdings, the company whose processor designs is used in an overwhelming majority of the smartphones available today, is the dominant chip-maker in the mobile space after Intel’s initial failure to break into mobility. However, a changing mobile climate and repeated murmurs of a rumored tiff between Samsung and Android should have ARM scared. Rumors […]

Why Apple Can’t Escape Samsung: Globalization

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Though Apple may be sourcing its supplies and parts for its MacBook, iPhone, and iPad from other vendors in an effort to shut out Samsung, its largest and most fierce competitor in the mobile space, Apple cannot escape Samsung’s control. The reason? Globalization. Like Apple, which has made strategic decisions and investments in key component […]