Book lovers have many choices for reading eBooks on the iPad and iPhone — too many, really. The best eReading apps have comfortable, customizable reading experiences and an easy to use interfaces. There are two contenders for the top spot on iOS: Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Bluefire Reader.
This week Yahoo added a new tab to their search bar: Apps. Alongside the ability to search for Android and iPhone apps from the home page the company also added an apps portal for browsing by category and discovery.
Of all the things Yahoo has done lately to maintain relevance, this is by far the best.
T-Mobile USA may be running a special Valentine’s Day promotion, if TmoNews has accurate information, where all phones and smartphones would be available for free to new and existing customers after rebate. The nation’s fourth largest carrier has yet to confirm information about the sale, but TmoNews claims that the ‘All Hands Sale’ will be […]
Yesterday Ericsson and Qualcomm made an announcement that will likely have a huge impact on mobile users, though many probably didn’t hear about it or care. The companies revealed that they successfully passed a call started while on an LTE network to a 3G one for the first time. According to GigaOM this opens up […]
Yesterday GigaOM’s Ryan Kim posted a lengthy and intriguing piece on smartphone leasing. A consulting firm is trying to sell carriers on the idea of letting their top tier customers lease a phone for 12 months instead of buying it. At the end of the year the customer would then get a new phone and […]
A few days ago security company Symantec warned the world that malware is rampant on the Android Market and, via a little over a dozen apps, around 5 million users were likely infected. Cue panic. Except: there’s no reason to panic. Right away the makers of Lookout Mobile Security called shenanigans on Symantec’s labeling of […]
Samsung and AT&T made the release date and pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Note official today. The leaked roadmap from last week was almost right. Consumers get to scoop up the Note on February 19th, not the 18th. One extra day to wait. Unless you pre-order. Customers that do so online or in stores will […]
In comments made to Mobile Today, HTC has confirmed that it will be slashing its smartphone portfolio for 2012 and that it will shift focus away from the tablet market and instead focus on the quality of the company’s phone lineup. This confirmation comes just shortly after Motorola said something similar in that it will […]
In an interview with LAPTOP Magazine, Samsung product marketing manager Ryan Bidan says that having a pen interface similar to what we see with the Galaxy Note “continues to make a lot of sense across a number of screen sizes,” but won’t go so far as to say that the next 10.1-inch Tab will have a stylus. Still, the possibility has many all a-buzz with the possibility. I wouldn’t be sad to see a small stylus like the Note’s come with the next Tab as I’m a fan of stylii in general.
Users of Evernote and Skitch now have even more reasons to ditch the stock browser. Dolphin now has adds-ons for both apps which will integrate more of their functionality into the browser. Power users will appreciate the ability to draw or scribble on web content and clip web pages easier. And, since they’re add-ons, you […]
Tonight’s State of the Union address will air on all the major networks (and Fox) and on C-SPAN at 9PM eastern, but you don’t need a TV to watch the president speak. Just like last year, the White House will stream the speech online (with an enhanced version, even), as will CNN, C-SPAN, and Quora. […]
The old stereotype that women are less engaged with technology than men is just that: a stereotype. And, according to research by Parks Associates consultants, untrue. Not only do women engage more online, they’re also more likely than men to buy “hot” tech products and use them for sharing and consuming media. The study says that once women buy a product, be it a smartphone, tablet, TV or laptop, they become heavy users. Not just of the “practical” aspects of the device, but utilizing all of the features available.
Despite laws against it, despite PSAs and documentaries that show the dangers, despite all common sense, there are still tons of people out there engaging in dangerous activities such as texting or web surfing with their phones while driving. If you can’t exercise any self-control to end this behavior or want to help someone else […]
According to consulting firm iGR, Samsung enjoys the “highest brand preference among consumers,” with Motorola, HTC, and LG coming up behind. The firms new report, out this month, also highlights why consumers buy Android and what they like about them. Given that Samsung has scores of Android handsets across major carriers it’s no big surprise […]