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Before buying your own smartphone, what criteria do you use for choosing the right phone? Does it include having a wider screen and higher resolution? Does it include having the fastest processor... on the market? Or what about battery power that lasts for more than a day? Most consumers focus their gaze on the phone’s specs but neglect to consider a very crucial and important criterion: security fe...

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Android has had a very tough uphill battle with Apple over developers. This has been because of 2 reasons. One reason is that Apple had the headstart in both iPhone units and customer base,... but also in the ecosystem. This made it so most new mobile developers would be naturally inclined to go with the iPhone ecosystem first. The more developers there were working for the iOS platform an...

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I’m getting really tired of arguing against Net Marketshare stats. Every month they post the same type of hugely misleading stats. But this month they’ve really surpassed themselves... in how much they are misleading people. There are so many things wrong with their stats, I barely know where to start.

Let’s start with the misleading tactic they keep using over and over ag...

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In a recent interview at Le Web Paris 2011, Eric Schmidt was asked why applications often release on iOS and then make their way into the Android Market. His answer? Complete smack talk. “My... prediction is that six months from now, you’ll say the opposite,” Schimdt was quoted as saying. And, like any good debater, Schmidt did not just speak his mind and not give any background reason...

currents

Google has been taking over and expanding in many different ways recently. Google Offers, Books, and Reader have become very popular recently. However, all but Google Reader has truly come to... the mobile platform. Therefore, Google has made it a goal to fix that. The recent rumors about a Flipboard competitor have finally come true. On Thursday, Google Currents went live in both the Android...

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I remember when years ago people were hoping that Linux would end Windows’ domination in the market place, especially with a crippled Apple at the beginning of last decade. Linux, an open... source OS, was our last chance for that happening, at least back then. But Microsoft made sure nothing would be threatening their monopoly, and over the years they made deals in such a way that manufactu...

invasion

Remember back on September 20, 2008, when Android was first released? At the time, no one owned a single Android device. Now, Google says that over 550,000 new Android... devices are activated every single day. Furthermore, a grand total of 200M+ Android devices exist in 137 countries, and in August of 2011, Canalys estimated that Android holds 48% of the smart phone market...

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One characteristic of the disruptive technologies, is that the old leaders of a market usually don’t even see them coming, because they are too focused on their own business,... on how they’ve always done things, and they hate the idea of a dramatic change in their business.

Over the past few years, it became clear that people enjoy more and more spending time playin...

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Just a week ago Apple was saying that Kindle Fire is no threat to them, but according to this survey and initial pre-orders for the Kindle Fire, I think it will be. The potential growth for... tablets is pretty huge – maybe not as huge as the one for smartphones, where most phones will become a smartphone, so like over 5 billion people will need one, but it’s still pretty big.<...