Why Facebook Doesn’t Love the Facebook Mobile Apps

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After the Facebook IPO, or initial public offering, Facebook is valued at over 104 billion dollars, but the Facebook apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android are as awful as ever. Over half of Facebook’s monthly active users use Facebook mobile apps and the mobile web. Read: Facebook IPO By The Numbers That’s 500 million […]

Intel Atom Medfield CPU Shown to Outpace Dual-Core ARM on Galaxy Nexus

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The recently launched Orange Santa Clara smartphone at Mobile World Congress was spotted recently at Germany’s CeBIT trade show complete with its single-core Atom processor from Intel known as the Medfield chipset. The chip, which is capable of HyperThreading, is clocked at 1.4 GHz and a trade show visitor was able to run some benchmarks […]

AT&T’s HTC One X Goes With Dual-Core Rather Than Quad-Core CPU

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AT&T confirmed that its 4G LTE version of the HTC flagship One X smartphone announced at Mobile World Congress will come with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset rather than the quad-core Tegra 3 ‘4+1‘ CPU found on the international version. The decision to go with the dual-core Snapdragon rather than the quad-core Tegra 3 […]

Huawei to Create Its Own Quad-Core CPU to Rival Tegra 3

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At Mobile World Congress, not only did rising Chinese smartphone-manufacturer Huawei announce the company’s first smartphone in the form of the Ascend D Quad and Ascend D Quad XL smartphones–akin to Motorola’s Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR Maxx where the latter XL moniker denotes a device with a more capacious battery, but the company also […]

Texas Instruments Promises More Powerful Dual-Core OMAP5 CPUs in Quad-Core World

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Like rival mobile chip-maker Qualcomm, which had stated that its dual-core Snapdragon S4 chips will out-perform quad-core offerings from rivals, it looks like Texas Instruments may be echoing the same sentiments with a dual-core OMAP5 ARM-based chipset that may be just as powerful as commercially available quad-core CPUs today. Though TI didn’t mention competitor NVIDIA […]

Poll: What Would You Cut From Your Budget To Afford A Smartphone?

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Nielsen recently released some details of a survey they did of smartphone penetration by age and income bracket. Mashable took note of that fact that young people with lower incomes were more likely to own a smartphone than older, wealthier people. We’re talking people who make less than $15,000 a year. People in the 18 […]

Producteev Takes Team To Do Lists Mobile

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Keeping on top of your growing to do list is enough of a task, and keeping track of the many to do items you need completed on other people’s to do lists is almost impossible. Enter Producteev, a group to do list solution that has been around for some time, but is announcing a new collection of […]

Motorola, Intel to Release Multiple Medfield-Powered Mobile Devices

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Intel promised us that it would be making a big splash with some consumer-ready devices in 2012 that utilizes the Atom-based Medfield architecture, and sure enough the company is making good on its promise. On stage at the chip-maker’s keynote, Intel announced a partnership with Motorola to release multiple devices starting the second half of […]

AT&T to Show Qualcomm-Powered Windows 8 LTE Tablet at CES?

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Word on the street is that AT&T, which is growing its 4G LTE footprint, will be showcasing a Microsoft tablet that is running Windows 8 at the Consumer Electronics Show. While Microsoft had previously demoed Windows 8 on a reference Samsung tablet, this tablet that is speculated to be hawked by AT&T will be powered […]

iPhones Account for 78% of Mobile Video Viewing [Infographic]

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Where do you prefer to watch your movies? While many of you will point to your HDTV, there is a surprising amount of video watching happening on our computers and our mobile devices. A new Infographic from Wistia explores where we watch the most video and how likely we are to watch the full video based […]

Will Quad-Core Exynos Power Meizu’s MX Smartphone Arrive in May 2012?

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Meizu’s quad-core version of the company’s Meizu MX smartphone is expected to arrive in May 2012 this year. Not much else is known about the quad-core version of the Meizu MX smartphone at this time, though there is speculation that Samsung’s Exynos processor may be found in the quad-core iteration as the dual-core Exynos is […]

Intel’s Atom-Based Medfield CPU Offers Promising Benchmarks

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Earlier this month, Intel had begun showing of prototype Android smartphones and tablets running on its Medfield processor, an Atom-based CPU, as the company hopes to take on ARM-based chipsets in the mobile space. Now, we’re hearing that the Medfield chip can hold its ground against dual-core ARM-based chips like NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 and Qualcomm’s […]

What Will You Carry in Your Holiday Travel Gear Bag?

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This morning it sure felt like the holidays took a giant step closer to being here after a weather system moved through and left us with chillier, December-like temperatures. So, there’s no question that the holidays are coming up as fast as the sweater box got taken out from under the bed. For some folks […]

Cyber Monday Shopping Could Cost You Your Job, Shop Mobile Instead

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Cyber Monday is one of the most popular online shopping “holidays” of the year, and right now most of the American workforce is starting their holiday shopping on company time. While this trend is increasing, there are consequences, with 7% of HR managers reporting that they have fired an employee for shopping while working. If […]

Wireless Association Hopes to Standardize Ratings for Mobile Games, Apps

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The Wireless Association, also known as CTIA, and the Entertainment Software Rating Board are partnering together to create a standardized and unified rating system for games and apps on mobile devices. With Apple’s introduction of third-party apps through an easy-to-use centralized App Store for the iPhone, adoption of mobile software has taken off on the […]

Ubuntu Aims to Take Linux Into Smartphone, Tablets.

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Android, a Linux-based operating system designed for mobile, may be seeing more threat from the Linux camp soon. After Tizen, a project formerly known as MeeGo, Ubuntu, known for its desktop-based Linux implementation, will soon tackle the smartphone and tablet market and will compete against Android. The announcement is set for the Ubuntu Developer Summit […]

Microsoft’s Productivity Vision for the Future

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Microsoft traditionally creates some inspiring videos of what computing will look like in the future. This one is no different. It just makes you wish it would hire the folks who do this for prototypes and future ideas to do the actual marketing stuff.