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  • Predictions gone wrong: Losing bets analysts made for 2013

    Cast your mind back to the late 2000s -- when the iPhone 3G beguiled consumers and the iTunes App Store began shifting users' ideas about how they bought and used software, when Microsoft pros saw nothing but clear skies after Windows 7 cleared out the Windows Vista storm, when green technology was touted as a transformative force in IT.

  • Ubuntu and Firefox line up to take on iOS and Android in 2013

    Android and iOS may be at the top of the heap in the smartphone world, but that hasn't stopped competitors, new and old, from trying to grab a piece of the pie. Ubuntu-maker Canonical announced Wednesday that it would enter the smartphone fray with its own Ubuntu phone OS based loosely on its popular Linux distribution for PCs. Research in Motion at the end of January will announce availability for BlackBerry 10, widely acknowledged as the company's last chance to retain any competitive advantage in the smartphone wars. Meanwhile, Microsoft is pushing Windows Phone 8, hoping that it unseats BlackBerry to become the third most popular smartphone OS behind Android and iOS. And the Mozilla Foundation also hopes to crack the smartphone world with a Web-based smartphone.

  • Which smartphone is the most secure?

    These days, it is almost impossible to meet someone who doesn't own a cell phone. More specifically, smartphones, whether it be the trendy iPhone, corporate favored Blackberry or modern Windows Mobile, almost everyone has joined the smartphone frenzy - and with good reason. A smartphone offers more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a contemporary phone.

  • Android strengthens smartphone OS dominance on 5th birthday

    Five years after its inception, Android is more dominant than ever in the smartphone OS market, despite facing a number of challenges along the way.

  • Mistakes and heavy competition is forcing Nokia to reboot

    Nokia is betting on camera functionality, navigation technology and further price reductions for its Windows Phone-based products to turn the company around after a round of cost cuts. Breaking Apple's and Samsung's stranglehold on the smartphone market won't be easy, however.

  • How to get your enterprise out of the mobility stone age

    Consumers relish in their cool gadgets at home and there are new apps to try on a daily basis. Then there's work. Same black laptop. Same BlackBerry. Same applications. It's been a long time since there's been anything radically new to get excited about at the office.

  • Did HP just give webOS the death sentence?

    As an open-source project with uncertain backing, webOS has a tough road ahead of it, analysts said on Friday.

  • Mobile spyware raises ethical and legal questions

    In 2003, Atir Raihan began work on a product that has gone on to gain infamy in the world's security industry. His idea: to build a spyware program for mobile phones that would allow people to catch a cheating spouse.

  • Microsoft's 5 biggest weaknesses

    For all its success as the world's biggest maker of PC operating systems and office programs, Microsoft's position as the dominant provider of software to consumers is at risk. Here are five reasons why.

  • Why WebOS was a disaster from the beginning?

    HP announced Thursday that it will discontinue its WebOS line of devices, which includes the HP Veer 4G, the HP Touchpad and the yet-to-be-released HP Pre 3 smartphone. The death of WebOS devices is sad, yet unsurprising news. The entire journey of the WebOS has been marred by pitfalls since the very beginning, and things only got worse over time.





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