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  • Five tips to avoid malware in mobile apps

    Smartphones and tablets are evolving from niche luxury devices to mainstream consumer gadgets. As mobile devices become a ubiquitous part of the mainstream culture, malware developers are paying attention and are anxious to exploit the fertile new territory.

  • Opinion: The problem with Android

    Android is the leading smartphone platform with a diverse array of devices available from a variety of manufacturers, and from virtually every wireless carrier. As capable as the Android OS might be, though, its diversity is also one of its greatest handicaps.

  • Nokia Lumia smartphones are disappointing

    When you show up late to a party, you should at least bring a bottle of wine (or a case of beer depending on the party). Nokia's highly-anticipated launch of Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" smartphones comes fairly late in the game, and doesn't seem to add anything to make it worth the wait.

  • Why Steve Jobs is right about Android

    Over the weekend I wrote an article titled "What If Steve Jobs Is Right?" As the title implies, the post was a hypothetical look at the possibility that Steve Jobs' assertion that Android is a "stolen product" is true.

  • Five things Apple needs to do to improve Siri

    Siri and I just met a few days ago. I think we're getting along pretty well so far (although she seems to get a bit testy and sarcastic when I ask her to "open the pod bay doors."). As great as Siri seems, though, Apple is calling this a beta and I can see why.

  • Gloomy Outlook for Future of BlackBerry

    RIM has suffered a number of setbacks, and its brand reputation and market share have been rapidly eroding. According to a <a href="http://www.emausa.com/research/asset-free.php/2101/pre/Enterprise-Mobile-Device-Management:-How-Smartphones-and-Tablets-are-Changing-Workforce-IT-Requirements-pre">new survey</a> from <a href="http://www.emausa.com/research/asset-free.php/2101/pre/Enterprise-Mobile-Device-Management:-How-Smartphones-and-Tablets-are-Changing-Workforce-IT-Requirements-pre">Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)</a>, that trend is going to continue--and possibly even accelerate.

  • Five unique features that set 'Mango' apart

    With the attention on Apple this week and the unveiling of the iPhone 5...I mean iPhone 4S, it is easy to forget about other mobile devices. But, Microsoft is pushing out "Mango" to current Windows Phone 7 users, and new Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" devices will be hitting shelves soon as well--probably about the same time that the iPhone 4S officially launches.

  • Windows Phone 7, Day 23: A Camera Isn't Just for Photos

    Once upon a time, I used my smartphone camera to take pictures of things so I could share them on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, With Windows Phone 7 "Mango" I can still do that, but "Mango" also comes with a whole new bag of tricks for the camera that are much more useful. For today's <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/239405/30_days_with_windows_phone_7.html">30 Days With Windows Phone 7</a> post I will take a look at some of the more creative ways "Mango" uses the camera.

  • Save Money and Get a Second Line by Making Calls Over Wi-Fi

    If you frequently use a mobile phone for business calls and text messages, you know that the fees from your carrier can add up quickly. But with suitable apps and programs, you can add an office line that lets you use Wi-Fi to make voice calls and send texts from your mobile device or desktop at no extra charge, using the Internet service you already pay for. Having a second phone line for business also can help you separate your work from your personal life.

  • Why your business should be on Google Places

    Google has been very apologetic about the fact that open businesses are being incorrectly reported as closed on Google Places. It's incredibly easy to report business as closed on the service, and Google has promised on its blog to fix the problem. Let's back things up for a second and look at the Google Places service.