Tag Archive: Mobile


Facebook Timeline will retell your story and Facebook life on mobile

Facebook is in the midst of yet another major redesign that seeks to transform the way the company operates. At its f8 developer conference today, CEO Mark Zuckerberg showcased a new feature called Facebook Timeline, a chronologically-organized profile view that will “tell the story of your life” with photos, app activity, and updates. Timeline looked a little too MySpacey for my tastes, and instantly  [Read More…]

Hands-on with mobile Hangouts and the Google+ update

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Here’s our first look at the major update to Google+ for Android 2.3 and above — and it’s a doozy. Mobile Hangouts are seamless and awesome, though you can only join a Hangout — not initiate one.

The notification settings are a must. Basically, we’re getting even more excited about Google+. Check it out.

And if you’re looking to circle all of your favorite Android central writers on Google+, here’s a handy list:

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16 new Google+ features; open sign ups, Mobile Hangouts

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Google+ has been around for almost 3 months now. The Search Giant’s exciting new social network has been great since the beginning, but there are definitely features we’ve been asking for or complaining about. There’s always room for improvement, and the development team has been working hard on that. Today, Google announced 16 new features (upgrades 92-107) covering some of the main user requests.

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Mcafee Outlines Plans to Bring Mobile Devices Into Security Infrastructure (Apps N Scraps)

Mcafee Shares Vision For Bringing Mobile Devices Into The Security Infrastructure

Explosive Growth of Mobile Devices and Changing Threat Vectors Requires Shift in Enterprise Security Strategies

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 – McAfee today shared its vision for securing mobile devices in corporate environments. The three-pronged approach for protecting mobile devices, mobile data, and mobile applications, is designed to help businesses and consumers manage  [Read More…]

Target Mobile (aka Radio Shack) plans Verizon HTC Rhyme presale for Sept. 21, release Sept. 22

HTC Rhyme at Target

If there was ever much doubt that the HTC Bliss is the HTC Rhyme (there wasn’t) and that it’s coming to Verizon (again, none) and that we might well see it Tuesday morning at an HTC event in New York City (we’ll be there, by the way), well, that ends tonight.

HTC Rhyme A tipster just hit us up with Target Mobile’s plans  [Read More…]

Samsung Transform Ultra coming to Boost Mobile October 7th

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Boost Mobile and Samsung have teamed up today to announce the Samsung Transform Ultra–a mid-range to high-end Android device with a full slide-out physical keyboard.

With Android 2.3 and a VGA front-facing camera for video chat, the Samsung Ultra aims to cover a wide range of consumer needs in one device. By utilizing a full physical QWERTY keyboard and a 1  [Read More…]

Boost Mobile Announces $229 Samsung Transform Ultra for October 7

Following closely on the heels of the Samsung Galaxy Prevail, Boost Mobile and Samsung are back again with another Android handset.  Come next month (October 7) Boost Mobile subscribers will be able to pick up the Samsung Transform Ultra for $ 229 without contract.  Features include a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 1GHz processor, 3-megapixel camera (rear), VGA front-facing camera, and 2GB microSD card.

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Opera Mobile Receives Hefty Update to Fix Various Issues

If you happen to use the Opera Mobile browser for Android you’ll be happy to know it’s been updated and fixes quite a few issues. For those of you not familiar with Opera Mobile, it is an alternative browser that Android users can download for free from the Android Market, and while I don’t personally use it, some would say it has its benefits. You’re going to  [Read More…]

HTC is thinking about buying a mobile OS; webOS might get a third chance

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It looks like owning your own mobile OS is all the rave these days. Following Samsung’s unfounded rumors that it was considering buying webOS, HTC has now said that they’re carefully thinking about buying a mobile OS to call their own. The news comes straight from HTC’s Cher Wang, who said:

We have given it thought and we have discussed it internally, but we will not do it on impulse.Cher WangHTC

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