Android

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A look back at Google’s sweet treat Android names

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is naming its latest Android mobile operating system after Kit Kats. Here’s a look at Google’s history of naming each version of the system after sweet treats: 2008 Android 1.0 […]

09/03/2013

Cellphone in hand

Jesta to pay refunds, $1.2M to FTC on cell charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — A mobile marketing company will refund consumers and pay $1.2 million to the Federal Trade Commission as part of a settlement over claims that it added unwarranted charges to consumers’ cellphone bills. […]

08/21/2013

Blackberry

BlackBerry weighs putting itself up for sale

TORONTO (AP) — Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry will consider selling itself. The company said Monday that its board has formed a special committee to explore “strategic alternatives” in hopes of boosting the adoption of its […]

08/12/2013

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ITC issues import ban on some Samsung products

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal administrative panel has issued an import ban on some Samsung devices on grounds they violate two of Apple’s patents. The U.S. International Trade Commission issued its ruling late Friday. […]

08/09/2013

Google's new Chromecast device is shown by Mario Queiroz, vice president for product management, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Google unveils new Nexus 7, Internet TV device

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is betting consumers will pay slightly more for a sleeker, more powerful version of its Nexus 7 tablet as the Internet company escalates its rivalry with Apple and Amazon.com in […]

07/24/2013

Cover of the September 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine. (Photo credit: ShopSmart magazine)

Mobile tools get shoppers organized and find deals at the grocery store

Bad shopping habits can be tough to break – just ask the 63 percent of Americans in ShopSmart’s new national grocery shopping survey who admitted to buying things they don’t need because of a coupon […]

07/16/2013

Microsoft Windows 8 screenshot

Microsoft tweaks Windows 8, blamed for PC slump

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is trying to reverse slumping PC sales and quiet growing criticism of its flagship operating system with the release of a revised version of Windows 8. On Wednesday, Microsoft made […]

06/26/2013

Microsoft founder Bill Gates

Microsoft brings Office to iPhone, but not tablets

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as a pared-down version of Microsoft’s Office software package arrived on the iPhone, the company is holding out on extending that to the iPad and Android devices as it tries […]

06/14/2013

Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Review: Google music plan solid, serendipitous

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Google’s new music service offers a lot of eye candy to go with the tunes. The song selection of around 18 million tracks is comparable to popular services such as Spotify […]

05/23/2013

Samsung's ad for "Evolutionary Husband" posted on YouTube.

Samsung’s new ad has men crying foul

A new ad for Samsung televisions, called “Evolutionary Husband?” portrays men as dirty slobs, just a half step up from cavemen — and it has the more evolved members of the male species crying foul. […]

05/22/2013

Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Google unveils $10-a-month ‘All Access’ music plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google on Wednesday launched a subscription-based music service, allowing users of Android phones and tablets to listen to their favorite songs and artists for a monthly fee. The streaming service, called […]

05/15/2013

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RIM unveils cheaper BlackBerry

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Research In Motion unveiled a lower-cost BlackBerry aimed at consumers in emerging markets on Tuesday, stepping up its efforts to regain market share lost to Apple’s iPhone and Android devices powered […]

05/14/2013

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