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 Samsung and HTC Android phones vulnerable to 'remote wipe' hack ...
Code embedded as innocent link could run factory reset on Samsung Galaxy S3 and S2, as ...

Half of US adults own a smartphone or tablet, Pew survey says
Pew found that lower-priced, Android-based tablets introduced in late 2011 "brought in a new crop oftablet owners." In the latest survey, 52% of tablet owners said they own an iPad, down from 81% a year ago. Also, 48% said they own an Android device ...

Is Your Smartphone, Tablet Safe From Online Threats?
PC Magazine
The NCSA reminded smartphone and tablet users that it is just as important to install security software or apps on a mobile device as it is on a PC, where most Americans feel safest accessing the Internet, according to the survey. Chris Boyer, NCSA ...

Windows Phone challenging RIM for third place in Europe
Google's Android operating system and Apple's iOS software have grabbed the lion's share of thesmartphone market, but other players are vying to gain a piece as the smartphone market continues soaring. Microsoft has been pushing its Windows Phone ...

Lenovo IdeaPad S2110 tablet with laptop dock hands-on review
Lenovo has been making Android tablets for a while and has taken the lessons learned from that experience and applied them to the IdeaPad S2110. This Android tablet is as thin and light as you would expect, and even though it lacks the latest version ...


The next Google Nexus smartphone: HTC or LG ?
Last year Google's Nexus smartphone was manufactured by Samsung, but according to the latest reports, the new Nexus could be manufactured with LG or HTC.Android Community reported that, the Optimus G might be the phone that they'll base it off of.


BlackBerry maker RIM remains under a cloud, despite upbeat quarter (blog)
That news has given investors something to feel optimistic about, driving the company's share price up 6 percent since Friday morning, recouping some of the 90 percent plunge RIM's share price has seen since hitting a recent peak in February 2011. Is ...

iOS 6 Drains Older iPhone Batteries Faster
InformationWeek (blog)
Instead, the slightly larger battery in the iPhone 5 and the way the A6 processor handles iOS 6 means excellent power management. Obviously, mileage with something such as battery life of asmartphone will vary greatly depending on how the device is ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 launches on Three UK | Android Central
By Alex Dobie
DEAL OF THE DAY: Save 40% on the Incipio feather Ultralight Hard Shell Case for HTC EVO 4G LTE! ... Android Central. Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 went on sale at selected UK Samsung brand stores last night, but today is the big launch day for most stores and mobile networks. Three is the first to announce the availability of the Note 2 on its network, with on-contract prices ... Contest Winners: Lloyd mugs, Big Android BBQ tickets, and a Nexus 7 10Terra Eco Friendly bamboo case!
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Samsung Ventures-Backed Maluuba Launches Its 'Siri For Android ...
By Steve O'Hear
But one such offering -- Maluuba -- caught our eye when it launched at TechCrunch Disrupt last month. And today the Android app, which was initially only available in the U.S. and Canadian Google Play Store, sees its debut in the U.K, ...
TechCrunch » Mobile

The iPad 1 –
In other words, everyone who bought an iPad at least 19 months ago has an iPad 1, and their unsubsidized, non-contract, $500+ tablet is going to grow much less useful over the next year as apps start to require iOS 6. This has naturally ...

Netflix for iPad adds Just for Kids mode, Android version coming soon
By Anthony Domanico
Anthony Domanico. Anthony is a big tech geek, and loves all things mobile. While he currently owns an Android device, he enjoys playing the mobile field with Windows Phone, iOS, and Blackberry (if they ever Release BB 10).

IPhone 5 WiFi bug leads to giant cellular data overages
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Scores of iPhone 5 users hit Apple's support forums over the past week to exchange anecdotal reports on a scary bug: Their phones appeared to be sucking down cellular data even when they were connected to a Wi-Fi network, ...

Iran restores access to Gmail
Fox News
The Islamic Republic blocked Gmail last week in response to video clips posted on YouTube of an anti-Islam film that set off deadly protests across the Muslim world -- a ban that sparked a slew of complaints from Internet users and officials in Iran ...

Ad-supported Internet makes big contribution to US economy, IAB report says
Washington Post (blog)
The ad-supported Internet contributed $530 billion to the economy in 2011 and is, in some way, responsible for 5.2 million U.S. jobs, according to the study, an IAB-commissioned report from Harvard Business School. The study, which updates figures from ...

FreedomPop Opens Its Freemium Internet Service To The Masses With New ...
It's been nearly a year since a company called FreedomPop announced its intentions (through a cryptically ambitious press release, no less) that it planned to bring “freebroadband” to data-hungry users nationwide. The early FreedomPop site didn't ...


Internet Explorer continues to outshine the competition
Drilling down to specific versions, Internet Explorer 8 was the leader, grabbing 24 percent of all browser traffic seen by Net Applications. IE 9 was second with 19.4 percent. That left Chrome version 21 with 14 percent and Firefox 15 with almost 11 ...

Internet stocks have grown up
The Dow Jones Internet Composite Index was up 19.3% through Sept. 21, compared to an overall market gain (as measured by the Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index) of 16.1%. That news could be astonishing if all you know about Internet stocks is ...

Yandex Starts Own Internet Browser to Challenge Google
The browser may help Yandex to defend its market share. The company's share of Russian Internetsearches dropped to 60.6 percent last month from a peak of 65 percent in February 2011. In the same period, the search share of Google rose to 26.6 percent ...

Shorter .uk internet domain proposed by Nominet
BBC News
Plans to offer UK-based firms shorter internet domain names backed by added security features have been proposed. The scheme would give businesses the chance to register as their web address. It would run alongside the current ...

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UK's 4G auction: Labour lays out its plans for '£4bn' windfall
UK's 4G auction: Labour lays out its plans for '£4bn' windfall. Summary: The proceeds of the upcoming LTE spectrum auction have become a political issue, although no-one knows yet how much money will be raised. David Meyer. By David Meyer | October 1 ...

Sony Xperia TL joins AT&T's 4G LTE lineup as official James Bond ...
By Joseph Volpe
Regardless, the company's latest smartphone flagship has found a new stateside home on AT&T's4G LTE network. The 4.6-inch ... This 4G LTE smartphone takes connected entertainment to the next level with new Sony media applications.
Engadget Mobile

Hughes updates its HughesNet satellite broadband with Gen4 ...
By Daniel Cooper
Germantown, Md., October 1, 2012-Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader inbroadband satellite networks and services, today announced its new high capacity satellite Internetservice ─ HughesNet® Gen4 ─ has been ...

FreedomPop's freemium 4G data service goes live — Mobile - GigaOM
By Kevin Fitchard
After much hype and anticipation, MVNO FreedomPop is officially launched, offering 500 MB of free data to anyone willing to fork over a deposit for one of its 4G modems. The iPhone and iPod ...Though the specific details aren't spelled out on its website, it appears non-paying customers won't have access to the WIMAX network's full mobile broadband speeds. ... Next year, FreedomPop will switch wholesale partners, trading Clearwire's WiMAX for Sprint's new LTE network. Sprint's ...

Forecast: Internet will take more than a fifth of ad dollars by 2014 ...
By Robert Andrews
Ad spending online will grow by 16 percent next year and hit 21.4 percent by the following year, according to a ZenithOptimedia forecast.

Verizon iPhone 5 Updated to Fix Wi-Fi Bug
By Stan Schroeder
A Verizon iPhone 5 bug, in which cellular data was sometimes used, although the device was connected to Wi-Fi, has been fixed. ... Verizon iPhone 5 Updated to Fix Wi-Fi Bug · Stan Schroeder October 1, 2012 by Stan Schroeder 4. Like Tweet ...

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