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  • iPhone thief accidentally IDs himself via Photobucket

    Photobucket has a cool mobile application that allows users to automatically upload mobile pictures to the company's photo-sharing website. That's something that Korey Heess is unlikely to forget anytime soon, after allegedly snapping a picture of himself that was used by police to identify him as a smartphone thief.

    Written by Robert McMillan24 Aug. 11 10:44
  • Why your business should accept mobile payments

    Isis, a mobile payment provider established by AT&A, T-Mobile and Verizon in 2010, announced a deal with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express Tuesday. Isis offers mobile payment options based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows users to "swipe" their phones in front of a scanner to make a payment.

    Written by Ilie Mitaru20 July 11 09:49
  • Is Android losing appeal with developers?

    Android is a phenomenal success story -- skyrocketing from nothing to surpass both RIM and Apple and become the dominant smartphone platform in only a couple years.

    Written by Tony Bradley18 July 11 02:56
  • Mobile developers still choosing Android over iOS

    More than 5,000 iOS developers are in San Francisco for Apple's big party at the Worldwide Developers Conference, but a new report says the hippest place to be is the Android Market. The study, from Bluevia and Vision Mobile, found that 67 per cent of developers code for Android, while iOS trails at 59 per cent.

    Written by Eric Mack09 June 11 00:34
  • Apple reportedly hires MobileNotifier Coder

    Sure, we've all heard that widgets and better notifications may be headed for iOS 5, but it looks like an allegedly new (and notable) Apple employee may further confirm that notification changes are in Apple's future.

    Written by Paul Suarez06 June 11 05:47
  • iOS 5 may feature app auto-downloads

    Sure, WWDC is just around the corner, but that doesn't mean that the Apple rumor mill stops churning.

    Written by Paul Suarez06 June 11 04:58
  • Zuckerberg talks kids, gadgets and his legacy

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday he's not actively working to allow kids under 13 on the social networking site, that Facebook isn't developing any gadgets and he's too young to worry about his legacy.

    Written by Matt Hamblen26 May 11 06:00
  • PAW Server for Android

    PAW Server turns your Android device into a password-protected Web server. It's a neat and useful little app that can transform your phone into a streaming Webcam or a remote audio recording device. You can also use PAW Server to upload files to your phone, download files, stream MP3s, and view photos located on your phone by using a Web browser on your PC.

    Written by Brent W. Hopkins25 May 11 05:37
  • Apple needs to rescue developers from patent trolls

    Apple iOS app developers are being threatened with patent infringement lawsuits. But, the app developers are simply following the rules that Apple mandated, so ultimately the ball is in Apple's court to find a resolution.

    Written by Tony Bradley23 May 11 07:45
  • Apple in-app purchase policy has consequences

    Apple's policy on in-app purchasing is having some serious negative consequences -- just not for Apple. While the policy opened the door for app subscriptions, and gives Apple an edge over competitors like Amazon, smaller app developers and parents are the ones paying the price.

    Written by Tony Bradley15 May 11 00:47
  • Stop Android malware with AVG anti-virus free

    Android phones are extremely practical devices, properly wielded: You can use them to cut the time required to do many tasks, such as checking and responding to your e-mail. But your phone's power could become a devastating weapon used against you if your handset is lost, stolen, or compromised by malware. Although you can avoid many problems by following basic security precautions, it's also wise to install an app like AVG Anti-Virus Free (Pro version $5). The AVG app provides continual, automatically updated protection against rapidly evolving Android security threats. It also offers some useful tools, such as data backup, remote phone tracking, and remote wipe.

    Written by Brent W. Hopkins09 May 11 07:18
  • Will a multitude of App Stores hurt Android?

    GetJar, Opera, Amazon and now Barnes & Noble-seems like these days everyone has their own Android app store with their own apps that can't be found anywhere else. While the joke these past few months has been that Steve Jobs doesn't "get "all these Android app stores, the real joke may be on the consumer.

    Written by Armando Rodriguez08 May 11 02:16
  • Apple to retain app throne, despite huge Google growth

    Apple and its App Store will remain king when it comes to mobile app revenues for years, according to new research that expects the overall paid app market to double by 2014.

    Written by Eric Mack05 May 11 01:26
  • Google apps for business: 10 powerful add-ons

    Check out these 10 Google Apps add-ons designed to enhance the Google Apps experience and help you take care of business -- from data protection to project management and more. All add-ons can be found at Google Apps Marketplace, and most of them are free or offer a free edition.

    Written by Shane O'Neill05 May 11 10:22
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