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Motorola Unveils Budget Smartphone, Aimed at World

November 14, 2013 9:31 am | by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola wants to equip the world with the latest smartphone technology at less than a third the typical price. The new Moto G phone starts at $179 in the U.S. without a contract requirement. That compares with $600 or more that people must pay for phones without traditional two-year service agreements.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Talks Sexts and Growth

November 4, 2013 9:55 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Evan Spiegel dropped out of Stanford University in 2012, three classes shy of graduation, to move back to his father's house and work on Snapchat. Spiegel's fast-growing mobile app lets users send photos, videos and messages that disappear a few seconds after they are received. 

Patent Shows Samsung's Rival to Google Glass

October 25, 2013 9:37 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A patent filing shows Samsung Electronics Co. is working on a device it calls sports glasses in a possible response to Google's Internet-connected eyewear. A design patent filing at the Korean Intellectual Property Office shows a Samsung design for smartphone-connected glasses that can display information from the handset.

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AT&T Reports Record 3Q Smarpthone Sales, Postpaid Adds Drop

October 23, 2013 5:25 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T Wednesday reported best-ever third-quarter smartphone sales of 6.7 million. Total smartphone base increased by 1.2 million in the quarter, with smarpthones accounting for a record 89 percent of postpaid phone sales. Interestingly, AT&T did not break out iPhone sales but did say that it had seen record Android sales.

Report: HTC Closes One of Four Prouduction Lines

October 23, 2013 10:03 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Things continue to deteriorate for the HTC. The Taiwanese OEM has reportedly halted production at one its four main manufacturing plants, according to a report from Reuters. The factory being closed accounts for at least a fifth of total capacity, and Reuters said that closing has put pressure on HTC's cash flow. 

Corning Shares Jump on LCD Glass Deal with Samsung

October 23, 2013 9:14 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Corning Inc. jumped Tuesday after it announced a new tie-up with a Samsung Electronics subsidiary that will boost the glass maker's earnings immediately and guarantees that it will supply Samsung with liquid crystal display glass through 2023.

U.S. Cellular Finally Gets the iPhone

October 21, 2013 10:05 am | News | Comments

Customers of regional carrier U.S. Cellular can finally get their hands on an iPhone. The carrier announced it will begin carrying the iPhone 4S, 5C and 5S beginning November 8. A spokeswoman for U.S. Cellular said that pricing information for the devices will be announced in the coming days. 

Review: Button Location Sets LG's G2 Apart

October 18, 2013 9:35 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

LG's flagship mobile gadgets — the G2 smartphone and the G Pad 8.3 tablet — are great mobile devices that have fantastic screens, top-end cameras and ample processing power. But making an impressive Android device is not enough to stand apart from the crowd in the ultra...

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Friday Flick: Storage in the Future

October 18, 2013 9:06 am | Videos | Comments

The world of digital content grows exponentially every day. SanDisk helps companies and consumers capture, share, preserve and access that content from the data center all the way to the digital camera. That adds up to more than two million flash memory products produced at our world-class manufacturing facilities on a daily basis. Check out SanDisk's message for the future. 

Former CEO Concedes Mistakes in Nokia's Downturn

October 18, 2013 9:00 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Former Nokia CEO Jorma Ollila, who steered the Finnish company to become the world's biggest maker of cellphones, has conceded that several mistakes were made during his tenure, including a failure to predict changing customers' needs and developing new software.

AirWatch Chairman Knows Need is Still Strong for MDM

October 17, 2013 8:55 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Alan Dabbiere said “mobile is death by a thousand cuts” at his keynote Wednesday at MobileCon. Serving as chairman of AirWatch, enterprise mobility provider, Dabbiere had plenty more to say about mobile device management (MDM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM).

First Look: HTC's One Max

October 16, 2013 4:47 pm | Videos | Comments

As rumors swirl that HTC is teaming up with Amazon on a line of smarpthones, the struggling OEM recently dropped the HTC One Max, it's largest slab yet. With a slew of high-end specs, perhaps most noticeable are the HTC One Max's measurements, which come in at 5.9 inches of screen real estate. 

Opinion: Connected Vehicle Profit and Value Hinge on M2M and the Cloud

October 15, 2013 1:23 pm | by Peter Briscoe, Executive Director of Innovation, Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson | Articles | Comments

In the rapidly evolving networked society, everyone, everything and everywhere will be connected in real time. Smart connected devices, broadband networks and cloud-based services will further drive networking among consumers, enterprises and within society in general. 

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From the Magazine: Will the Connected Car Leave the Smartphone in the Dust?

October 15, 2013 1:18 pm | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

Smartphones and cars concoct a toxic coupling in the collective conscious. In many regards with good reason—no one would argue in favor of texting while driving. But in a lot of ways, the car and the connected device form a symbiotic relationship. Without a connected device along for the ride, a car is about as “dumb” as can be.

From the Magazine: Centrify CEO Tom Kemp on Samsung KNOX Making Security Easier in the Enterprise

October 15, 2013 1:11 pm | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

When Samsung made its KNOX security software available to all during the announcement of its Galaxy Note 3, the enterprise already understood the benefits. It comes down to Samsung’s partnership on KNOX with Centrify, a California-based identity management firm. 

Pico Projectors Headed for the Boardroom

October 15, 2013 1:02 pm | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

In terms of external hardware, there isn’t a whole lot a tablet needs to be a success. The iPad restarted the whole tablet market and brought along for the ride only a headphone jack, microphone, volume rocker and connector port. That sparse packaging—still pretty much the formula for all tablets—has led to a svelte form factor standard almost across the board. 

BlackBerry: 'Count on Us'

October 14, 2013 4:57 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As BlackBerry weathers rough times, the Canadian OEM on Monday published an open letter aimed at reassuring customers that they'll be taken care of going forward. Reuters reported that the letter was published in 30 news outlets across nine countries.

What Does the Future Hold for OTT Rich Communication Apps?

October 14, 2013 1:58 pm | by Joe Lawrence, President, Voxox | News | Comments

Think of a CD-ROM, DVD, SMS, MMS and Blackberry Messenger.  Now, consider iTunes, NetFlix, Skype, YouTube, iMessenger, Twitter, Google Voice, Instagram, SnapChat, Vine and Voxox.  What’s different?  The latter are cross platform OTT apps that are cool, convenient, compelling and cost-effective.  That’s awesome, but what can we expect in the future?

Facebook Acquires Onavo

October 14, 2013 9:44 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Social Networking giant Facebook has purchased data compression and anlaytics company Onavo. The companies did not offer financial details of the deal. According to the Onavo's official blog, the company's Tel-Aviv office will remain open for business and will become Facebook’s new Israeli office.

Microsoft's Phone Update to Feature Driving Mode

October 14, 2013 9:25 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is updating its Windows software for cellphones to accommodate larger devices and make it easier for motorists to reduce distractions while driving. It's the third update to Windows Phone 8 software since the system's release a year ago.

New Gadget Frees Mobile TV from Blocky Attachment 


October 11, 2013 8:55 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A new gadget lets you watch TV on your phone or tablet without a blocky attachment. Audiovox's "mobiletv" gizmo allows you to pick up free TV signals and watch them on Apple and Android mobile devices without eating into your cellular data plan.

BlackBerry Founder Looking at Buying Company

October 10, 2013 4:00 pm | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis says he's looking at making a potential takeover bid for the struggling smartphone company. Lazaridis, a major shareholder, said Thursday in filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that he and Douglas Fregin, who helped launch the company...

Police: Rail Commuters on Phones Didn't Notice Gun

October 8, 2013 4:04 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man flashed a gun several times on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, but passengers were so absorbed in their phones and tablets they didn't notice until he randomly shot a university student, investigators said.

Amazon Streamlines Payment Tools, Goes After PayPal

October 8, 2013 2:10 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Amazon had decided to take on PayPal with today's release of a new service that streamlines how customers transact with online merchants. Called "Login and Pay with Amazon", the service allows customers of participating companies to purchase items using their Amazon account information.

Nest Labs Announces Smoke, CO Alarm

October 8, 2013 10:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Nest Labs, makers of the smartphone-controlled Nest thermostat, today announced a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm. The company promises that the new detector, called Nest Protect, will do more than "just sound a shrill alarm when there’s danger in your home."

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