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Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

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Gear Q&A: Racquet Hunting

<i>Jon Levey answers reader questions in Gear Q&A. Click here to submit your question.</i><p><b>I’ve been seeing a lot of racquet reviews on the site lately, and</b> …

Apple Store a Big Source of Cellphone Sales; Best Buy Is Key for Carriers

The carrier stores are still the dominant place for Americans to get their new cellphones, but two other retailers — Apple and Best Buy — have …

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Here's A Problem With The Theory That Android Is Taking Over The World

Both IBM and Adobe are reporting that Apple's iOS, which powers iPhones and iPads, is destroying Google's Android in mobile shopping on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.<p>IBM says it tracked "millions of transactions and terabytes of data from approximately 800 U.S. retail websites" on Thanksgiving and …

More iPhone buyers switching from Android this year than in 2012

New research by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, based on interviews of 400 new iPhone 5s and 5c buyers, indicates that an increasing …

Thanks to iPhone, Japan becomes Apple's hottest market

The iPhone and iPad have upended Japan's mobile device market, pushing out traditionally strong Japanese manufacturers and elevating the Land of the …

Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won

Apple's maps have turned out to be a hit with iPhone and iPad users in the US - despite the roasting that they were given when they first appeared in September 2012.<p>But Google - which was kicked off the iPhone after it refused to give Apple access to its voice-driven turn-by-turn map navigation - …

Apple, Samsung lengthen US smartphone marketshare lead in Q3

The latest smartphone statistics from research firm comScore were published today, revealing Apple and Samsung to be the only two top-five …

Only one third of Samsung's smartphone sales are in the class of Apple's iPhone

Editorial<p>In a meeting with its concerned investors on Wednesday, the head of Samsung Mobile revealed numbers illustrating that the company sold fewer …

Why Does Windows Have Terrible Battery Life?

I've become a huge fan of touch computing. I believe that most things we think of as "computers" will be de-facto tablets, either in our pocket, in …

Piper: More than half of teens own an iPhone, iPad immensely popular

Apple's iPhone and iPad remain popular among young people, according to a new study that shows the iPhone in the hands of more than half of American …

They're (Almost) All Dirty: The State of Cheating in Android Benchmarks

Thanks to AndreiF7's excellent work on discovering it, we kicked off our investigations into Samsung’s CPU/GPU optimizations around the international …

Google releases a new version of Google Wallet, dumps NFC requirement

Google Wallet now works on most Android phones, but will carriers allow it?<p>Today, Google announced it's rolling out a new version of the Google …

Record share for Windows phone - Global site

The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to July 2013, shows Windows Phone has posted its highest ever …

U.S. Open Fashion Hits

It's time, once again, for fashion notes from the first week in Flushing Meadows. Today, we highlight our favorite looks in New York City; tomorrow …

Half of top iPad apps either unavailable or not optimized on Android

New Canalys’ App Interrogator research highlights one of the deficiencies of the Android ecosystem: limited availability of high-quality, …

Gear Q&A: String Saver

<i>Jon Levey answers your equipment questions in Gear Q&A. Click here to submit a question of your own.</i><p><b>I’ve been playing tennis 20+ years and have</b> …

Mastering the Flat Serve

Remember that the key to a successful flat serve is precision, not power, as this clip from FifthSet illustrates:<p><i>FifthSet is an online tennis academy</i> …

Microsoft took a $900 million hit on Surface RT this quarter

Microsoft just announced earnings for its fiscal Q4 2013, and while the company posted strong results it also revealed some details on how the Surface RT project is costing the business money. Microsoft's results showed a $900 million loss due to Surface RT "inventory adjustments," a charge that …

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 copies iPad mini thin border design [SameSung]

Surprise, surprise, a certain Korean company copies more of Apple’s product design.<p>When Apple launched the iPad mini in October 2012, Apple explained …

Apple now charting App Store iOS fragmentation just like Google's Android

After first announcing that 93 percent of App Store customers are using the latest iOS 6 at WWDC last week, Apple has added the chart to its public …

Apple's iTunes accounts for 75% of global digital music market, worth $6.9B a year

After Apple published numbers for iTunes TV show and music downloads on Wednesday, Asymco's Horace Dediu broke down the stats to reveal the online …

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Grass, the Lost Civilization

LONDON—Lleyton Hewitt couldn’t have come up with a more appropriate shot to close out his quarterfinal win over Juan Martin del Potro today. Behind a …

Warm Up

<b>Attention Tennis Players,</b><p>All pro players spend a great deal of time warming up before they play. Whether your own livelihood depends on the health …

Apple's removal of built-in YouTube iOS app contributes to tripling of mobile ad sales

In an interview on Thursday, YouTube's vice president of sales Lucas Watson disclosed that mobile ad sales have tripled over the past six months, …

Ahead of iOS 7 reveal, Apple's iOS 6 is on 93% of iPhones

While next week will likely see the introduction of the newest version of iOS, a new study finds that the current version of Apple's mobile operating …