Unleash Android’s multimedia muscle

A pop quiz: iPhone is to iTunes as Android is to what? If you're coming up blank, there's good reason.Apple's mobile world is all about a one-size-fits-all philosophy: When you buy an iPhone,

Published on: October 29th, 2010 J.R. Raphael

Awesome touchscreen sets Sony’s mini e-reader apart

No matter how slick an e-reader's physical design, it's hard to resist the urge to touch the screen. Now you can easily use the screen to navigate, with the Sony Reader Pocket Edition

Published on: October 8th, 2010 Melissa J. Perenson

Windows Phone 7 out Oct. 11

Does Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 have what it takes to compete against Apple's blockbuster iPhone and the Android army? We'll find out October 11 when Microsoft officially pulls back the curtain on its

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Ian Paul

Five mobile apps to watch

The main topic of conversation here at Mobilize 2010 in San Francisco is apps - mobile apps. That being the case, quite a number of app developers are here networking with venture capital

Published on: October 4th, 2010 Mark Sullivan and Ginny Mies

Five things iPad 2 needs to keep rivals at bay

If Apple had any doubt when it launched the iPad, it seems clear by this point that competition in the tablet arena will be fierce. Apple will not enjoy the same two year

Published on: September 30th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Mozilla comes up with dazzling concept smartphone

The hottest concept mobile phone right now doesn't come from Apple, Google, Motorola or HTC. It was developed by a designer in his spare time as part of a Mozilla Labs project.Seabird is

Published on: September 27th, 2010 Nancy Gorhing

Four ways a BlackBerry tablet could top the competition

Research in Motion's tablet, rumored for months, is nearly official, according to the Wall Street Journal's unnamed sources. If the report is accurate, RIM could reveal the so-called BlackPad next week during a

Published on: September 24th, 2010 Jared Newman

Questions about RIM’s rumoured BlackPad tablet

Research in Motion may launch a 7-inch tablet device as early as Monday that has no 3G connectivity and an entirely new operating system, according to reports. Rumblings about a BlackBerry tablet have

Published on: September 23rd, 2010 Ian Paul

Low-cost alternatives to landlines

Though it is as much a fixture in Canadian and American households as the television and the microwave oven, the home telephone has become superfluous. Blame (or thank) cell phones, which are now

Published on: September 22nd, 2010 Rick Broida

The return of the wristwatch – its time has come again

Conventional wisdom says people don't wear wristwatches anymore -- especially young people. The story goes that because we now have cell phones, we no longer need to lash anything to our wrists. But

Published on: September 14th, 2010 Mike Elgan

Four ways Windows 7 tablet can beat the iPad

Initial reactions to the iPad earlier this year may have been mixed, but Apple's (AAPL) elegant tablet PC has since caught fire, racking up a devoted following and monster sales. Between March and

Published on: September 2nd, 2010

21 dead giveaways that you’re spoiled by tech

We are living in a geek's paradise. We are so spoiled by our gadgets and the Internetthat we expect everything to be automated, digitized, and customized, not to mention responsive to the swipe

Published on: August 13th, 2010 Dan Tynan

How to safeguard your smartphone data

So you just lost your smartphone. It isn't the end of the world, but it sure feels like it. In addition to the specter of shelling out another couple hundred dollars to replace

Published on: August 11th, 2010 Robert S. Anthony

How to use your phone to launch powerful portable applications

Mobile computing has long been dominated by laptop computers, but powerful new smartphones such as the Apple iPhone 4 and the various Android phones --including the new Motorola Droid X --are rapidly becoming

Published on: July 21st, 2010 Brent W. Hopkins