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How Android Grew To Be More Popular Than The iPhone

Google's smartphone operating system now powers a whopping 80% of devices worldwide. Apple's iOS operating system for iPhones only powers 13% of smartphones. iOS controlled about 16% of the worldwide smartphone market a year ago, according to IDC.<p>Apple should be freaking out, Jay Yarow says. (So …

The Connected Car: Welcome to the Next Computing Environment

Since the launch of General Motors’ OnStar service in 1996, vehicles with embedded cellular connections have become part of the connected world — an …

The iOS 7 Masterstroke? Developers Are Updating The Third Party Apps

The changing of the UI in iOS continues to intrigue me, not least because this change, and the underlying changes in the SDK, is already having an interesting effect in the development of apps for Apple‘s mobile devices. With so much focus on apps in the current climate, it’s not enough for the UI …

JPMorgan Has Made Money Every Single Day For The Last Six Months

But it's also facing more heat from the Justice Department for its pre-crisis actions.<p>Buried in the "Market Risk Management" section of JPMorgan's most recent quarterly report was this chart, showing the distribution of gains and losses for the 128 trading days through July 30. Notice how there are …

As mortgage rates rise, ARMs finding favor

Adjustable-rate mortgages are starting to creep back into the real estate market as fixed-rates move from their all-time lows.<p>Karen Zoeller wasn't too worried about rising mortgage rates when she went house-hunting. But the 25% down payment requirement for an investment property took her aback.<p>So …

JPMorgan: We're Being Investigated By DOJ Over Mortgages

JPMorgan Chase said Wednesday it's under federal criminal investigation over its sale of mortgage securities, potentially making the biggest U.S. bank by assets the first large financial institution to face criminal sanctions over securitization practices that contributed to the 2008 financial …

The materials breakthrough that might lead to computers thousands of times faster

As the technology for making silicon circuitry smaller, faster and less power-thirsty approaches the limits of physics, scientists have tried out many materials in the search for an alternative to silicon. New research by a team at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

Nanotech

Samsung Galaxy Folder flaunts its dual-screen flip design for the camera

Samsung may have already spoiled the Galaxy Folder's upcoming launch, but it hasn't given us a peek at a real, live device. Contributors to <i>Clien.net</i>'s forums claim to have what we're missing, however -- they've posted a trio of photos that appear to reveal the dual-screen Android clamshell in …

TV Expert: Time Warner Cable-CBS Blackout To Result In ‘Best Of All Possible Worlds’ For Cable Subscribers

Subscribers to Time Warner Cable might not be able to watch CBS shows over the next few weeks, as a result of the latest contract fallout between a network and a pay TV operator. But at least one expert believes that the blackout, while disruptive in the short term, is actually good news for those …

Photos of purported HTC One Max phablet hit Web

Less than a month after rumors began circulating that HTC was building a phablet to take on Samsung's Galaxy Note series, images of the purported device have popped up on a Taiwan Web site.<p>Codenamed T6, the HTC One Max will sport a 5.9-inch, full 1080p screen, according to a post on Taiwan-based …

Mobile Technology

Students hijack US$80m yacht with GPS spoofing - Roadshow

<b>Students from the University of Texas created a custom GPS spoofing device that allowed them to take over a superyacht's navigation system, changing</b> …

Tentative Samsung smartwatch design unearthed in Korean patents

While Samsung hasn't been shy about its desire to build a new smartwatch, we've had few clues as to what that wristwear could look like. However, <i>Moveplayer</i> has uncovered a trio of Korean design patents that, combined, could represent a design template. Registered between March and May, the patents …

Digital media set to overtake TV viewing

If the obesity epidemic weren't clue enough, new estimates about U.S. media-viewing habits underscore that Americans are a lazy bunch. And it may be music to the ears of of pay-TV providers.<p>Average time spent with digital media per day will surpass TV-viewing time for the first time this year, …

Mobile Devices

Finally, The US Airways App Is Here

At last, US Airways has added an app.<p>The carrier quietly introduced its app, available to Android and IPhone users, around July 31. So far, it has not made a formal announcement.<p>The US Airways app allows users to easily display a boarding pass; check in and determine flight status; book a flight; …

DataWind Ubislate 3G7 mystery tablet visits FCC with HSPA in tow

DataWind's no stranger to making inexpensive tablets (India's Aakash immediately comes to mind) but to date its products (including the iconic PocketSurfer) have only featured 2G connectivity -- in addition to WiFi, of course. This appears to be changing with the Ubislate 3G7, an unannounced …