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Senator Al Franken Challenges Carrier IQ Senator Al Franken Challenges Carrier IQ
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Privacy in relation to mobile technology is a touchy subject. Whether it’s Apple’s location data blow up or the latest controversy involving Carrier IQ and its hidden mobile device rootkit, issues of security still loom over the entire industry. To …

Mobile Device Shopping Increases During Thanksgiving Sales Mobile Device Shopping Increases During Thanksgiving Sales

Now that we’ve entered the holiday shopping season, having just finished with the Thanksgiving rushes of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the early results are starting to trickle in, and the reports are good, especially for online retailers. According to …

Malls Planning to Track Smartphones During Black Friday? Malls Planning to Track Smartphones During Black Friday?
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Location data, and the privacy issues related to the subject are a touchy subject, especially among those who value their privacy. With that in mind, would you go shopping on the day after Thanksgiving if you knew the store(s) you …

Fandango’s Mobile Ticket Goes Wide Fandango’s Mobile Ticket Goes Wide
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Is Fandango’s online movie ticket purchasing service about send paper movie tickets to the “extinct” pile with the wider release of their mobile ticket service? While it’s perhaps a little early to sound the death knell for the paper ticket …

Super Batteries Use Silicon, Tiny Holes To Improve Life, Recharge Time Super Batteries Use Silicon, Tiny Holes To Improve Life, Recharge Time
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Batteries are on everybody’s mind these days. As smart devices evolve to perform more complex actions, the batteries that power those devices must hold up their end of the deal and provide sufficient charge time. Battery issues have plagued the …

In California, Police Can Still Search Your iPhone Without a Warrant In California, Police Can Still Search Your iPhone Without a Warrant

California Senate Bill 914, introduced by state Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), would make it illegal for the police to search a person’s mobile device during an arrest without a warrant. It received nearly unanimous support in passing the state …

Firefox For Android Tablets Rears its Head Firefox For Android Tablets Rears its Head

While it’s certainly not ready for prime time, the developers at Mozilla have offered something of a beta test/sneak peak at their upcoming Firefox build for various tablets. Found in the Firefox Nightly build testing section of Mozilla, the program …

HTC President: iPhones Aren’t Cool With Kids HTC President: iPhones Aren’t Cool With Kids
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Even with the inroads made by the Android operating system in the mobile industry market share, the iPhone is still one of the most popular mobile devices in the world, and sales of the device are still very strong. In …

Netflix Android Update Opens Up Device Access Netflix Android Update Opens Up Device Access
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The “What’s New” text says, quite simply, “Netflix now supports all Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices,” and that’s undoubtedly good news to the growing legion of Android users. What we have here is an Android app update from Netflix, and …

Google Bringing An Ice Cream Sandwich to Android Google Bringing An Ice Cream Sandwich to Android
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Google is awfully fond of naming Android OS updates after various confectioneries, and with the upcoming update on the horizon, these naming conventions haven’t changed. In fact, they are expanding. The current version, Honeycomb, is about to pushed aside for …

The NFL and Twitter: Doing Promoted Tweets Right The NFL and Twitter: Doing Promoted Tweets Right

If you take a trip over to Twitter today, be sure and notice the promoted hashtag that leads the current pile of Twitter trends. It may be the most timely and relevant use of Twitter’s promoted tweets program, well, ever. …

Creative iPad Smuggling in China Creative iPad Smuggling in China

Trying to get your hands on some of Apple’s highly sought after iHardware in Hong Kong? There’s a zip line for that, courtesy of some creative Chinese smugglers. China has already had some crazy stories concerning Apple products–take the fake …

Sex, Showers, Chocolate, or Smartphones? Sex, Showers, Chocolate, or Smartphones?

Smartphones have made the transition from luxury to necessity. Think about what we rely on our smart devices for – phones calls, text messages, calendar, social media, games, web browsing, the weather, camera, maps…the list is endless. What would the …

Android Abandonment When iPhone 5 Hits? Android Abandonment When iPhone 5 Hits?
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Quite a few Android owners are willing to ditch their device when the new iPhone 5 comes out, according to research from Piper Jaffray. Although reports concerning Android consumption of late are quite positive, existing owners are apparently ready to …

“Nightmare” No-Technology Scenario Leaves People Upset, Disconnected “Nightmare” No-Technology Scenario Leaves People Upset, Disconnected
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Dependance on technology in the industrialized parts of the world is at an all time high. This should be no shock to anyone, as the nature of technological development is to become more and more pervasive. If the machines are …

iPhone Fireflies Look Awesome iPhone Fireflies Look Awesome

Whatever your feelings are about mobile device tracking, the fact is, it’s a reality we live with. Even before the iPhone location data hoopla hit the wires, mobile devices, particularly with phones, were known to be easy to track. Every …

Tinychat To Introduce Facebook Group Video Chat App Tinychat To Introduce Facebook Group Video Chat App
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Facebook’s video chat was perhaps the gem of their “amazing things” announcement from a few days ago. The pairing of Skype with Facebook has been widely lauded from within Facebook and oft-discussed well beyond those boundaries. Now, users who don’t …

Watch Netflix on Nintendo 3DS Watch Netflix on Nintendo 3DS
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If there are any Netflix users left following the price hike fallout — which is still going strong, mind you — you can now use the service on your Nintendo 3DS. While hand-held movie streaming is not necessarily a new …

Mobile Phone Connections: A Visualization Mobile Phone Connections: A Visualization

As society continues its move towards becoming a mobile device world, seeing the level of connectivity of mobile phone users only emphasizes the proliferation. Besides that, the data in these connection reports do a great job demonstrating of who is …

Virtual Supermarket: Would You Grocery Shop With Your Smartphone? Virtual Supermarket: Would You Grocery Shop With Your Smartphone?
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What would you say to shopping at a virtual grocery store, using only a smartphone and two dimensional images of the available items? Would that be enough to make you stop going to actual supermarkets or does the tactile experience …

EFF Issues Tips On Protecting Devices From Police Searches EFF Issues Tips On Protecting Devices From Police Searches
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Are you hiding some incriminating evidence on your phone, and you don’t want the police, who happened to pull you over in a random traffic stop, to search it? You don’t have to submit to them unless certain conditions are …