Android may have grown bigger than iOS from its rival Apple, and Android may hold its advantages over iOS. But Apple's mobile OS packs a few punches of its own beyond its new voice-assisted user interface Siri.
Microsoft produces amazing concepts. Remember the Courier concept?
Transparent, credit card-thin smartphones,3-dimensional interfaces, and hyper-connectivity, we've imagined these before. But this video from Microsoft's Office team (via Mashable) poses a compelling vision that if the guys in Redmond can deliver would break the mojo meter. Do you think Microsoft can bounce back to establish itself as a leading innovator?
Not everyone wants an iPhone. Diehard Apple fans might assume this uprising is fueled by Cupertino angst, but there really are some compelling reasons to consider an Android device.
Android is on fire and Samsung stoking it with the Galaxy S II. It is the fastest selling Android device with 10 million units sold.
Forget about cellphone radiation, it's the bacteria users need to worry about.
In addition to all those apps and music, a study reveals that many mobile phones are contaminated with fecal matter.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary, University of London shared the results to highlight Global Handwashing Day. The research conducted in Britain found that more than hands of one in seven users and one in six phones were contaminated with hazardous e. coli bacteria which is found in feces .
That is something to think about the next time you lend or borrow a phone.
There are a lot of tricks the iPhone and iOS 5 can do. It can take great photos and it can bust your two-timing spouse.
If you are a regular reader of the journal Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, you might have seen the study that claims current methods of measuring cellphone radiation are not adequate.
According to the report, current Federal Communications Commission guidelines underestimate the amount of cellphone radiation most users are exposed to.
One of the examples cited is a test using a liquid-filled model of a human head. The study says the model is oversized compared to 97 percent of the population, and those with smaller heads will experience more exposure proportionally.
Microwaves from electronics are not as powerful as x-rays, but have been drawing more focus and debate.
Newsobserver.com reported previously that a federal agency based in Research Triangle Park is conducting a study to determine if cell-phone radiation causes cancer or other health hazards.
The National Toxicology Program expects to finish the study in 2012 and present its findings by 2014. The program is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
SquareTrade is in the business of insuring devices. While perusing 9to5mac.com, I discovered their risk assessment where they do a series of drops to see how these two smartphones hold up.
Device insurance might make those prone to accidents feel more secure, but an inexpensive case goes a long way.
Ending a embattled debate, wireless providers and the Federal Communications Commission have reached an agreement to provide overage warnings for consumers.
Within the next year, cellular companies will alert subscribers in jeopardy of accruing extra charges due to exceeding the limits of their monthly wireless plans.
Expected to be announced today, NYTimes.com reports carriers have the option to use free text or voice alerts.
Carriers wanted to avoid a mandate on how to interact with their customers, but consumer groups have been pushing for warnings to stem bill shock. Most users have tools available to monitor their the usage already.
Following a subdued launch amid the passing of Steve Jobs and online lashing from critics over the lack of an iPhone 5, Apple says pre-orders for the iPhone 4S have exceeded the record set last year by the iPhone 4. The new iPhone has been setting technical benchmarks as well.