NPD Group: Nearly 3 in 5 first-time smartphone buyers choose Android

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According to new data out of the NPD Group, nearly 3 out of every 5 new smartphone buyers are picking up Android devices. The information collected over the fourth quarter of 2011 tells us that people prefer Android 57% of the time, followed by iOS with a 34% share. Now before you say, ...

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Xiaomi makes MIUI ROM and Applications Open Source

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Xiaomi is a Chinese tech company most notably known for its MIUI version of Android. MIUI is based on Android v2.3.7 and CyanogenMod v7 sources. With its iOS look and feel, MIUI gives Android users yet another form of customization. 

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Norton opens public beta for password manager

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If you’re like me, you have too many accounts across too many different services to count. You might have one password for all those, or you might vary it up every now and then, depending on the service. According to Norton, 38% of people they surveyed still write down passwords. ...

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B&N readying yet another Nook for spring

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A New York Times article from late last week tells us that Barnes & Noble is putting the final touches on yet another Nook product.  Expected to for Spring 2012, it’s the bookseller’s latest in a string of attacks against Amazon and the Kindle Fire.  Nothing else is know about ...

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Gameloft announces pair of Sprint ID Packs

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Gameloft just dropped us a note to advise that they’ve got a pair of new ID Packs for Sprint consumers.  Featuring  a number of popular games, wallpapers, widgets, and other content, both are free to Sprint subscribers and can be downloaded immediately.  Depending on what type of gamer ...

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Microsoft mulling XBOX Live games for Android?

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Could MS be looking to Android and iOS to help draw more attention to their console?

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New promotional bundle at T-Mobile starting January 25th

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T-Mobile is gearing up for a new promotion, one we think is actually worthwhile.  Starting January 25th, T-Mobile is [secretively] launching two new data feature bundles.  These new bundles will only be available for a limited time. According to the screenshot, the new promotion will include ...

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“Android vs iPhone” where are they now?

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According to the latest research from Nielsen, “the high-profile launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S in the Fall had an enormous impact on the proportion of smartphone owners who chose an Apple iPhone”, stated by the ratings company. What does this mean…. Well, 44.5 percent of those ...

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Nuance Announces Dragon Go! For Android, Throws Its Hat In As A Siri Competitor

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Ever since Siri’s iconic entrance into Apple’s deck of playing cards, there have been a plethora of software entrants vying to usurp Siri’s place of double power: public recognition and actual functionality. There are several alternatives in the Android Market that come ...

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Nik Software announces Snapseed for Android tablets running ICS

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  Today at CES, Nik Software announced their new Snapseed for Android tablets running Android 4.0. Snapseed is a new software that will bring new photography tools to Android tablet loving photographers everywhere. “We’re very pleased to bring Snapseed to the Android tablet market,” said ...

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LTE enabled wireless storage announced by Seagate and Verizon

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  Tired of being tied down by wires when it comes to your external storage? So are Seagate and Verizon, as they have announced a brand new LTE enabled wireless storage device today at CES. According to the press release, the drive can: Expand the storage capacity of your mobile device with ...

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Net Nanny mobile helps keep kids safe and parents’ minds at ease

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  Net Nanny has been a leading provider of safe online experiences for kids for years, and now the company is branching out and going mobile. “Every day, around 150,000 new web pages are created,” said Russ Warner, president and CEO of Net Nanny. “When you couple this with the ...

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Corning officially announces Gorilla Glass 2, keeps phones protected while becoming 20% thinner

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We saw it coming earlier this month, and now it’s official. Corning made their official announcement for Gorilla Glass 2. The new iteration uses a new and different material that not only continues to protect our devices from scratches, cracks, and the like; it does it while reducing the ...

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XBOX Live mobile gaming to come to Android?

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Who wouldn’t love some more mobile gaming options on Android? Well, if we’re to believe what we see (and we do) over at Microsoft Careers, we may be looking at some XBOX Live options on Android sometime in the near future. According to the job listing, they’re looking for ...

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Cobra Electronics Set to Show Off New Mobile Integration Tech at CES 2012

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  If you’re looking for a good company to look to who has done a fantastic job of adapting to changing technologies, Cobra Electronics would be a good one. Mostly known for their radar detectors, the company has made a focus of integration between various mobile technologies and ...

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