The last few weeks have seen tremendous outrage among consumers against a piece of smartphone software known as Carrier IQ. In all fairness, the reports sound like it does some pretty terrifying stuff, logging virtually everything you do on your smartphone, without your permission or even knowledge of its presence. It doesn’t sound like avoiding [...]
With the launch of iOS 5 and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in the last couple of weeks, the question of Android fragmentation is in the news once again. This time, it’s taking the form of a chart, comparing the upgrade life of various Android devices to different versions of the iPhone. The results don’t [...]
In 1985, the board of Apple Computer asked co-founder Steve Jobs to resign. That decision proved so catastrophic, that 12 years later, on the verge of bankruptcy, the company brought Jobs back as CEO. He took the struggling company he helped build and turned it into the most valuable corporation in the world, as Apple [...]
In the wake of HP’s announcement last week that they were discontinuing WebOS hardware, the tech world has been quick to pronounce the death of the late Palm’s mobile platform. This is, after all, its second fatal blow in as many years. HP wasn’t ready to announce any hardware partners they were licensing WebOS to. [...]
Like the various uprisings of the Arab Spring, the London riots have led to a surprising amount of talk about the technology people use when operating en mass against the government. Text messages, Facebook, Twitter, and now Blackberry Messenger have all been targeted by governments as the sources of uprising.
The last week has brought a series of astonishing events to the streets of London. Looting, burning, at least 5 people are dead, thousands are in jail, and there has been over $350 million in property damage. It’s not the kind of scene you see every day, especially in a modern western democracy like the UK.
Hollywood takes a lot of flack these days for 3D movies. The 3D effect is irrelevant to most viewers at best and actively detrimental to the experience at worst. In exchange, theaters increase ticket prices from the usually ridiculous to the simply outrageous. Admittedly, I’m the first to agree with these complaints. I saw Harry [...]
LTE is the form of 4G that looks like the wave of the future for most of the world. At first, it appeared that the U.S. was doomed to repeat the mess of the 3G era, with LTE and WiMAX standing in for GSM and CDMA. That fiasco seems to have been averted, with Verizon [...]
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