While Samsung, Apple, Motorola, Microsoft and Nokia scuffle over patents, Pantech is rather quietly building its own turf. Its Burst smartphone may lack some of the refinement built into other more recent premium devices, but it has the features to make it formidable. Its price makes it a killer.
Google's Android 4.0 may have won the Gold Prize for best platform experience at Parsons' 2012 User Experience Awards, but most users have yet to get the update.
It is an all-out smartphone war. The latest attack comes from Samsung with the launch of its latest Android creation on five carriers. This demonstrates not only the swagger that Samsung has, but also some carriers' desire to wean themselves from the pricey iPhone.
We're looking for a few more folks to join us for free food, drink, and prizes at AT&T's Touch finale watch party Thursday night. Raleigh is one of just six cities across the country where AT&T is hosting events. We're hearing about some really cool swag and are expecting a number of gadgets to play with including an HTC One X smartphone to be given away.
Available for iOS and Android, OnLive Desktop, puts a Windows environment on your tablet or smartphone. Users can view, edit and create documents with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Files can be transferred between OnLive Desktop and other devices. Two gigabytes of storage is also included with the free version.
The optional $4.99 monthly service adds some features including being able to play Flash video and access to more services.
Android malware can wreak havoc on a user. The quick growing threat can exploit data and even take control of a device incurring hidden charges. There is a new effort to battle the menace on mobile security.
To help combat malware attacks on the platform, N.C. State researcher Xuxian Jiang announced The Android Malware Genome Project at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy in San Francisco. The goal of the project is to facilitate mobile security research by sharing malware-related code.
Jiang and his team are known for being the first to identify dozens of malware threats against Android.
Nothing much is revealed, except more jabs at iPhone users. Samsung's advertising doesn't seem to be making the same impression that Apple's memorable Mac versus PC ads. Samsung launched thenextgalaxy.com to advance the rollout of its new Galaxy S III smartphone, possibly with a new Galaxy Tab tablet and cloud service May 3.
Maybe you're still obsessed with Words With Friends or Angry Birds. It's time to give something new a try. Draw Something recently topped both iOS and Android App downloads.
With similarities to Pictionary, its developers call it a social drawing game that you can play cooperatively or competitively with others.
If you or someone you know uses a mobile device primarily for solitaire, Draw Something may help.
Filing federal income tax returns is a chore. Maybe like so many others you've put it off. Did you know there are a number of mobile tax filing apps available for iOS and Android users?
Some are as basic as an income tax calulator, but others offer tax filing on-the-go.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is not optimized for skinny jeans. You will not see a Galaxy Note strapped to the arm of a mall-walker. It is not for the meek, nor the timid. Is it the Swiss Army knife of mobile devices? Can it be your smartphone and tablet? Does it live up to being the phablet?