February 22, 2012

Unlocking Your Smartphone: No Simple Task

Mike Isaac, Wired

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Unlocking a smartphone is perhaps its most basic function. Swipe your finger across your lockscreen, and you’re granted access to the home screen beneath. It’s a no-frills feature, but an important one. And yet over the past six months, the simple act of unlocking a phone has grown absurdly controversial.


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May 16, 2012
Google Changing Approach to Android
Amir Efrati, Wall Street Journal
Google Inc. is shifting its strategy for its Android mobile operating system, in a bid to create a united front with smartphone and tablet makers to take on rivals like Apple Inc. AAPL and prevent wireless carriers from... more ››
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Make Android Faster, More Secure Than iPhone
Jeff Vance, Net World
IPhone users love to brag about their phones. They line up around the block and stand in line for hours when a new one is released. Yet, for many users, Android is clearly the superior platform. Yes, its Achilles' heel is a big... more ››
May 16, 2012
How to Get Real 4G - Not Faux G
Mark Spoonauer, Laptop Mag
Anyone in the market for a smartphone these days will likely see the term 4G shoved in their face by the major carriers. “We have the biggest network!” “We have the fastest speeds!” Sometimes the providers... more ››
May 16, 2012
WiMAX vs. LTE: Should You Switch?
Sascha Segan, PC Magazine
When it comes to wireless data networks, besides knowing the difference between 3G and 4G, there's another question: Which flavor of 4G do you need? Sprint was the first major wireless carrier in the U.S. with 4G, but is now... more ››
May 17, 2012
Mobile Devices to Get Free, Live TV
Maria Halkias, PhysOrg
Later this year, watching live television on mobile digital devices will become a reality for more than 90 stations in 35 markets. Thanks to Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, YouTube and a host of other websites, people already watch video... more ››