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June 2013

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review: Android OS And Sony’s Software – Forbes

Sony Xperia Tablet Z (Photo credit: Janitors) Following on from last week’s review of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, it’s time to look at the Android environment on what is arguably one of the best specced ten inch Android  tablets. Android is a workable environment on smartphones, and as the effective screen size of the handsets inch up, the Android 7 inch tablets reap the benefits with improved user interfaces that take account of the larger screens. But the jump to devices with ten inch diagonals – the traditional size for ‘large’ tablets – is one that Android still struggles with. To me, Sony’s approach to Android is a smart one to take when you are still building up your Read More

iPhone 5s Rumors Continue: Sept. 20 Release Date? – PC Magazine

Ready? Here we go! More predictions are flying around the Web regarding the rumored next moves by Apple, specifically surrounding the “iPhone 5s” smartphone that numerous pundits and Apple fans are expecting to see come down Apple’s pipeline sooner than later. The International Business Times’ Dave Smith is joining the fray with a prediction that the iPhone 5s – Apple’s sixth-generation device – will hit retail channels this year, accompanied by Apple’s rumored low-cost, color-cased iPhone that’s designed to appeal to emerging markets and/or those who can’t otherwise break the bank for an Apple smartphone. So, without further ado, the predictions: According to Smith, Apple’s going to launch the iPhone 5s on September 20. It’ll likely announce Read More

Nokia to partner with Nimbuzz for one-on-one advertising – Economic Times

Nokia to partner with Nimbuzz for one-on-one advertising Have something to say? Post your comment Comments are moderated and will be allowed if they are about the topic and not abusive. Characters remaining (1500) To post this comment you must Log In/Connect with: Indiatimes Network Fill in your details: Will be displayed Will not be displayed Will be displayed Share this Comment: Post to Facebook Post to Twitter Please answer this simple math question. Have something to say? Post your comment Comments are moderated and will be allowed if they are about the topic and not abusive. Characters remaining (1500) To post this comment you must Log In/Connect with: Indiatimes Network Fill in your details: Will be displayed Will not Read More

Nokia Amber update for WP8 Lumias coming in August – GSMArena.com

The Nokia Lumia 925 launched with a new and improved software and Nokia promised to make it available to its older WP8 phones in the summer with the so-called Amber update. Now we’ve got a more concrete time frame thanks to the Nokia Spain’s Twitter account. La actualización Amber para la gama Nokia Lumia con WP8 llegará en agosto dando la misma experiencia de usuario que el #Lumia925 — Nokia Spain (@NokiaSpain) June 28, 2013 The Amber update for Nokia Lumia range with WP8 arrive in August giving the same user experience as #Lumia925Translated with Google Translate The Amber update will bring the new Smart Camera lens for Lumia, which does post processing tricks like Read More

Analyst: Nokia must adopt Android before it’s too late – CNET UK

Nokia should chuck in its love-in with Microsoft and adopt Android while it still can, one analyst claims. After Nokia’s shares dropped 2.6 per cent, Bernstein Research’s Pierre Ferragu claimed the company’s balance sheet is “in a rather tight net cash position” and its stock is overvalued, Barrons reports. Ferragu reckons Nokia will have to “take the pill before one cannot afford to do so anymore” and start making mobiles that use Google’s Android operating system. “[Nokia] is facing two structural challenges: its exposure to the disappearing feature phone market and the lack of traction of Windows phones,” Ferragu writes. “Both could cost Nokia a lot of cash in the near term, in restructuring, marketing/distribution support, and operational Read More

Visualizing Nokia’s and BlackBerry’s Turnarounds – DailyFinance

Over the past few years in the cutthroat smartphone market, Nokia and BlackBerry were completely blindsided. Once innovative market leaders, both were caught off guard by Apple and Google. iOS and Android have emerged as an unstoppable duopoly, powering 92.3% of all smartphones sold in the first quarter. That’s up from the “just” 54.4% combined market share they enjoyed only two years ago. Source: IDC. The fight’s not over yet though, as Nokia and BlackBerry have both been embarking upon their respective turnarounds. Each company has entrusted a new CEO with a turnaround. Each company has also bet its future on a new operating system platform; Nokia partnered with Microsoft Windows Phone, and BlackBerry is hoping BlackBerry 10 can last Read More

Aspen Ideas Festival: Is Twitter bringing back the live TV experience? – ZDNet (blog)

ASPEN, COLO. — The living room. Despite many different efforts and strategies, it’s one place filled to the brim with technology that both tech makers and entertainment giants still can’t seem to pin down. Nevertheless, that’s becoming a moot point. However it happens, former FCC chairman Julius Genachowski asserted at the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival on Sunday morning that eventually every home in the United States will have an Internet-connected TV, whether it’s via a set-top box or directly integrated into the television set itself. Genachowski asserted that as a country, “we’re in a pretty good place right now” in terms of LTE and high-speed Internet network deployments, going from 20th worldwide to eighth. Also a former Read More

Facebook is pulling ads from racy, violent pages – USA TODAY

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Italian astrophysicist Margherita Hack dies at 91 – Yahoo! News

ROME (AP) — Margherita Hack, an astrophysicist who explained her research on the stars in plain language for the public and who championed civil rights in her native Italy, died on Saturday in the Adriatic Sea town of Trieste, where she had headed an astronomical observatory. She was 91. President Giorgio Napolitano‘s condolence message hailed her as a “high-level personality in the world of scientific culture.” “At the same time, she represented a strong example of civil passion, leaving a noble fingerprint in public debate and in the dialogue with citizens,” Napolitano said. The Italian news agency ANSA quoted family friend Marinella Chirico as saying Hack died in a hospital after being treated for heart problems. Hack headed the observatory Read More

Reports: Fruit-Themed Hack Hits Instagram – WBFS

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you’re one of the 130 million plus users of Instagram, you may be prompted to change your password after an apparent hacker attack hit the service. According to multiple reports, spammers are taking over accounts and sending out pictures of fruit that has text directing people to a Bit.ly hyperlink. According to PC Magazine, the photo and accompanying link takes users to a fake BBC page that promotes a weight-loss coffee. The exact scope of the hacking attack is unknown, but more than 30,000 people have clicked on the BBC link. It’s also unknown how hackers are taking over users accounts in the first place. Bit.ly is now putting a warning page up for the link Read More