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Companies sued for privacy invading apps

18 companies have been sued by a group of Android and iPhone users from Texas, alleging that created or sold mobile applications that illegally access a user’s address book.Among the accused are Apple, Facebook and Twitter. The lawsuit claims that, “The defendants — several of the world’s largest and most influential technology and social networking companies — have u...[Read More]

Nokia working on a tablet

Nokia’s design head Marko Ahtisaari has confirmed that the phone company is working on a tablet. Speaking in an interview with Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio Ahtisaari said that he was spending a considerable portion of his time on the tablet, which will apparently distinguish itself from the competition in the market. A Nokia spokesperson has been quoted as saying, “We continue to...[Read More]

Nokia working on a tablet

Nokia’s design head Marko Ahtisaari has confirmed that the phone company is working on a tablet. Speaking in an interview with Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio Ahtisaari said that he was spending a considerable portion of his time on the tablet, which will apparently distinguish itself from the competition in the market. A Nokia spokesperson has been quoted as saying, “We continue to...[Read More]

Apple on top of Japanese smartphone market

Apple has climbed to the top of the Japanese smartphone market, which has historically been hostile to foreign manufacturers. Apple’s iPhone has been driving their increase in market share. The company now accounts for 26.6% of smartphone sales in Japan, followed by Fujitsu (18.3%) and Sharp (15.7%). Shipments of phones to Japan increased by 15..2% from 2010 to 201 according to research comp...[Read More]

Apple on top of Japanese smartphone market

Apple has climbed to the top of the Japanese smartphone market, which has historically been hostile to foreign manufacturers. Apple’s iPhone has been driving their increase in market share. The company now accounts for 26.6% of smartphone sales in Japan, followed by Fujitsu (18.3%) and Sharp (15.7%). Shipments of phones to Japan increased by 15..2% from 2010 to 201 according to research comp...[Read More]

Encyclopaedia Britannica goes digital-only

The print edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica has been discontinued after 244 years of service. The publishers announced yesterday that, once their current inventory of 32-volume sets has been depleted, the printed version would cease to exist. It will give way to a digital-only edition of the educational tool. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. president Jorge Cauz said in a statement that “...[Read More]

HTC lists handsets due for Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade

HTC has listed which of its handsets will be getting upgrades to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. A total of 16 phone are due for upgrades, the first of which are the Sensation and Sensation XE. The Sensation 4G and XL models are next in line. The remaining phones on the list will have updates following the rollout for the Sensation line. The other handsets are: the EVO Design 4G, Raider, Rezound, ...[Read More]

HTC lists handsets due for Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade

HTC has listed which of its handsets will be getting upgrades to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. A total of 16 phone are due for upgrades, the first of which are the Sensation and Sensation XE. The Sensation 4G and XL models are next in line. The remaining phones on the list will have updates following the rollout for the Sensation line. The other handsets are: the EVO Design 4G, Raider, Rezound, ...[Read More]

ARM unveils “world’s most energy-efficient” chip

ARM has announced the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor, a chip that the company describes as “the world’s most energy-efficient microprocessor.” The processor could have applications in a range of household appliances, medical equipment, lighting and motor control devices according to ARM. “The Cortex-M0+ processor features enable the creation of smart, low-power, microcontrollers ...[Read More]

Acer Timeline M3 Ultra packing GPU power

Acer and NVidia are teaming up to release an Ultrabook with enough graphics power to allow the slim device to function as a gaming machine. The Acer Timeline M3 Ultra will feature a discrete GeForce GT640M GPU which is based on NVidia’s Kepler architecture. According to NVidia this unit will be the first Ultrabook to boast a discrete GPU. “The GeForce GT640M is based on the power effic...[Read More]

Tag Heuer has a very expensive phone for you

Tag Heuer has jumped in to the mobile phone arena with an entry called the Racer. Inspired by Tag’s involvement with GT vehicles and Formula 1, the handsets will feature a “…shockproof rubber chassis is supported and strengthened by the screwed-in titanium and carbon fiber bridges.” Owning one of these Android handsets will take some sacrifices, like a spare kidney. The pro...[Read More]

Tag Heuer has a very expensive phone for you

Tag Heuer has jumped in to the mobile phone arena with an entry called the Racer. Inspired by Tag’s involvement with GT vehicles and Formula 1, the handsets will feature a “…shockproof rubber chassis is supported and strengthened by the screwed-in titanium and carbon fiber bridges.” Owning one of these Android handsets will take some sacrifices, like a spare kidney. The pro...[Read More]

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