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Free apps zap phone battery life like nobody’s business

03/19/2012, Wow! Free apps on your smartphone! You might think that those are the next best thing since sliced bread, but there is always a trade-off in life. You cannot escape that inevitable fact, and one of the issues that we are looking into today consists of...

Sick? Doctor will prescribe you smartphone apps

02/22/2012, It is a given that if you happen to suffer from a certain degree of ill health, so much so that you need to pay a visit to the doctor’s, after going through the nuances such as taking one’s temperature and poking you where it hurts really...

Study: Concentration affected by mobile ringtones

02/15/2012, A new study has shown that your mobile ringtones do affect your concentration – and when put this way, it is meant in a negative manner. Basically, you would do well to ensure your smartphone or featurephone remains in silent mode – not even...

Mobilyze might be able to detect depression using smartphones

02/13/2012, The smartphone does seem to get smarter and smarter by the day, where it is not only your office away from the office (ha! no longer does the cliched home away from home works anymore), it can also be used to detect cancer. Well, here is yet another...

iBuku Pets makes learning fun

02/13/2012, All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and I guess that adage rings true with the team over at Arbor Cube, who has just launched its new range of iBuKu Pets, helping older, aged smartphones have a new lease of life while transforming the learning...

Top 10 CES Gadgets

01/23/2012, LG and Samsung 55” OLED TV, At CES, both LG and Samsung have committed to commercialize large-size OLED televisions by the end of the year. While no pricing has been announced yet, the rumored price is said to be hovering around $8000. We don’t know...

OLED display with built-in solar cells

01/20/2012, Smartphones have evolved in a way where they now come with larger and brighter displays, sporting ever higher resolutions – and all of that performance means one thing as well, which is a faster depletion of the handset’s battery life. Well,...

Survey: 39% of US smartphone buyers gravitate towards Android

01/16/2012, The march of the smartphone is inevitable – eventually, featurephones will most probably occupy just a minority in the total market share, but at this moment in time, they still are the de facto mobile communication device of choice for developing...

Smartphones make up 55% of total Taiwan handset sales in December

01/04/2012, The month of December is a traditionally strong period of sales for retailers, and when it comes to the highly competitive smartphone industry, the same can be said as well. It seems that out of the total handset sales in the last month of 2011,...

Amazon cuts top smartphone prices down to 1cent

11/21/2011, Amazon is holding a penny-pincher sale and has most smartphones (and regular phones) from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint  priced at $0.01 for a limited time. This obviously comes with a new contract and Amazon has said that the pricing is only valid for a...

Analysts believe an Amazon Android smartphone is in the works

11/17/2011, We know that Amazon has several Android tablets planned. They recently released the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet and they have larger models in the works, but if Citigroup’s analysts Mark Mahaney and Kevin Chang are correct, we could be looking at a...

Pogoplug offers free cloud storage for mobiles

11/14/2011, Pogoplug has made a name for itself when it comes to creating a personal cloud. However, it is now introducing a free cloud service for mobiles devices that isn’t hosted by users. The idea behind it is that mobile devices have a limited space, and...

LG Revolution with VMware Horizon Mobile

11/08/2011, The LG Revolution smartphone featuring VMware Horizon Mobile has been named as an International 2012 CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. VMware Horizon Mobile enables what LG calls “dual personas” on a single mobile device....