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Apple still smartphone champ, Android the No. 1 OS, ComScore says

On the smartphone front in the three months ended April 2013, Apple and Samsung were the only manufacturers to see an increase in market share.<p>Research firm ComScore has released its latest U.S. smartphone industry report, estimating that Apple remains top of the pile in the smartphone industry …

HTC shrinks the One’s perfection with the HTC One ‘Mini’

What do you get when you take the best Android phone and shrink it? The best <i>small</i> Android phone, probably.<p>Estonian gadget site forte.delfi.ee has unearthed a smaller, mid-range version of the HTC One phone. Dubbed the HTC One Mini, this more petite device comes with a 4.3-inch display, 2GB of RAM, …

ARM introduces new designs for affordable smartphones, tablets

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Denys Prykhodov<p>ARM, the company’s whose chip designs are a mainstay in the mobile world, has introduced …

News Flash! Tablets Are Not Smartphones

You probably already knew this, but a new report from Forrester wants to emphasize this seemingly obvious point: Tablets are <i>not</i> simply larger touchscreen smartphones. There are significant difference in where people use them, how they use them and for how long – all of which have big implications …

iOS 7 Rumor Watch: 'Black, White and Flat All Over'

It’s widely rumored that Apple’s new iOS 7, to be unveiled at WWDC next month, will ditch the company’s ill-fated love affair with “heavy textures,” also known as skeuomorphic design, for a more flattened take on the user interface. A new report from 9to5mac on Friday suggests that this new flat …

Google Planning Wireless Networks To Connect The Next 1B People

If Google had its way, everyone in the world would be on the Internet, using Google services. To bring that goal to fruition, Google is reportedly working to build cellular networks in Africa and Southeast Asia to help bring hundreds of millions of people online for the first time.<p>According to <i>The</i> …

Sony to launch the Xperia Z in India, pre-order now live in Indonesia

We told you last month that Sony’s behemoth of a phone, the Xperia Z, is likely to come to India. If you’re still wondering whether it’ll ever see the light of day, here’s some encouraging news that will put your doubt to rest.<p>Sony Mobile India has posted a photo on its Facebook page that teases …

The Sky Is Falling For Smartphone Maker HTC

Smartphone manufacturer HTC is in disarray. According to a report from The Verge, the company is hemorrhaging executives from its Seattle-based office amid poor sales, internal turmoil and controversy. Within the last several months, HTC has lost its chief produdct officer Kouji Kodera, VP of …

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Saves Companies Money - But Could Cost Users Big

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) polices are increasingly popular as a way for companies to let workers use the hardware they like best and are most productive with. But according to a new study from Cisco, that not be the best way to think about BYOD.<p>Implement a strong BYOD policy, Cisco says, and …

HTC One and the harsh reality of the Android ecosystem

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>A few days ago when hanging out with a friend, I got a chance to play around with HTC One, the newest and shiniest Android(s …

Sorry UK, Facebook won’t be sharing the HTC First with you after all

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The HTC First, a handset with the Facebook Home(s fb) software pre-loaded, won’t be arriving in the UK as planned. EE was set …

Following Behance buy, Adobe acquires mobile app design firm Thumb Labs

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Brooklyn mobile app design and development shop Thumb Labs has been acquired — or acqui-hired — by Adobe (s ADBE). Thumb Labs …

Galaxy S 4 picks up steam: 10M sold in first month, now available on Verizon

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>With each new Samsung Galaxy flagship phone, the company is breaking records. On Thursday, Samsung announced the latest one: …

Don’t forget these apps when packing for your Disney trip

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>One thing you will not see in Disney’s own Carousel of Progress is a huge crowd of people being led around an amusement park …

Before you buy a $199 Nexus 7, check the $149 Hisense Sero 7 Pro tablet

Advertisement<p>23 Comments<p>The de-facto standard for small Android tablets is arguably Google’s(s goog) own Nexus 7, which debuted last May. I was …

HTC reportedly takes a cue from Samsung, will offer “Google Edition” HTC One

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>With 5 million sales already, the HTC One is on its way to help HTC reverse its downward sales and profits trend. Counting on …

Platforms upon platforms

BLOGGERS worried that Yahoo could stifle the youthful, rebellious spirit of Tumblr, a blogging service that it bought for $1.1 billion on May 20th, …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

The Future Of Mobile-Social Could Spell The End For Social Networks

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Keith Teare is the founder of just.me and a partner at Archimedes Labs. He is also the co-founder of TechCrunch. Follow him on Twitter @kteare.</i><p>Because of Google I/O, this was a momentous week for those of us who are watching the rapid transition that is taking place from desktop …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

These apps keep your handset going longer between charges and can help smooth out performance overall.<p>If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These …

Google Glass Is Half Full

Technocrats have been lining up in a virtual line by the thousands to get their hands on the first release of Google Glass. Google started shipping the much anticipated computing spectacles to developers, industry analysts and early technology adopters a few weeks back. But early feedback on the …

iOS quick tip: Turn on spoken notifications

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>An iOS feature you may not know about is one where you can have your notifications spoken to you. It’s not Siri EyesFree, …

Aruba buys indoor-location startup Meridian. Here’s why

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Meridian Apps<p>Aruba Networks(s arun) is already building a good deal of the world’s enterprise Wi-Fi networks, pumping …

Devicescape coaxes smartphone users onto their own home Wi-Fi networks

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>A lot of people who own smartphones never bother to link them to their home Wi-Fi networks when available, according to …

Surprise: Yahoo’s mobile push is working better than you think

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Don’t look now but it looks like Yahoo’s mobile apps push is bearing fruit, at least according to new data from Onavo.<p>Case in …

The Hue lightbulb makes some connected friends and gets new skills

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Philips<p>Hold onto your Hue lightbulbs, because Philips is updating its connected lights and the app that controls them …

This is the new Nexus: a first look at Samsung's Galaxy S4 with stock Android

The best cellphone hardware has been crippled by manufacturer and carrier bloatware and skins, and Google's Nexus lineup has been hamstrung by a lack of LTE and somewhat inadequate specifications. But we've just gotten a look at the big surprise of Google's I/O keynote, a Samsung Galaxy S4 running …

Apple sells 50 billionth app

Nobody knows which was the first app to be downloaded from Apple's iPhone App Store on 11 July 2008, but the total number of downloads passed 50bn on …