Smartphones

Apple Gearing Up Sapphire Manufacturing for iPhone Screens: Report

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Sapphire displays would make the iPhone that much tougher. continue…

Lenovo Wants to Crush Apple and Samsung

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The company now has significant smartphone and IT-infrastructure divisions, thanks to a $5 billion spending spree. continue…

Google’s Motorola Adventure: Stinging Failure, or Slight Victory?

Google’s little smartphone-manufacturing adventure cost it at least $7.1 billion. Was it worth it? continue…

HP Taking a Run at Phablets

Hewlett-Packard sees Android as its best chance for getting back into the mobile-device market after its webOS debacle. continue…

Latest Android Figures Suggest Fragmentation Alive and Well

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The latest version of the popular mobile OS, KitKat, holds a mere 1.4 percent of the Android market. continue…

Corning Unveils Anti-Microbial Gorilla Glass

Bonded with ionic silver, the glass is partially intended for industries where a lot of people tap and swipe the same touch-screens. continue…

Resources for Building Web Apps in a BYOD World

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Web apps are probably the closest programmers are going to get to the “write once, deploy anywhere” ideal. These apps are best suited for users that need to collaborate, share, publish and/or distribute data. Often, the “heavy lifting” for a Web app is done on the server side. They’re available anywhere there’s a Web browser and an Internet connection. This makes them ideal for a BYOD environment. No matter which device a user is carrying, it will have some form… continue…

HP Testing Android Smartphones: Report

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HP is reportedly working on Android smartphones for 2014. Its previous mobile-device effort, centered on webOS, ended in disaster. continue…

BlackBerry CEO: We Can Save This Company

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The embattled smartphone company is pinning its hopes on enterprise services in North America, and cheap devices in developing markets. continue…

Online Holiday Shopping Spiked, Delaying Some Packages

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This latest holiday period was the best and worst of times for e-commerce. continue…