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All News for October 2011

Lion and Windows 8 may be stealing their share (and then some) of the spotlight, but that's not to say that other operating systems are just sitting on their laurels. Ubuntu, perhaps the most popular flavor of Linux for the consumer world, is about to release their newest version. Oneiric Ocelot is on the edge of... Read more...
Does the Internet truly need another Web browser? Perhaps, and particularly so when thinking about browsers for mobile devices. In the midst of Amazon launching a spate of new devices last week, they also introduced something non-hardware related. Amazon Silk is the company's new "cloud-accelerated" Web browser, and... Read more...
Much like the AT&T / T-Mobile USA merger, we knew that there was no way in the world that any new "net neutrality" rules would fly into law without a little friction. Verizon Communications has stepped up to the plate, not ashamed to make a public front against the looming FCC imposition of those very rules. This... Read more...
Remember when having a 1GHz chip in a mobile device was all the rage? No more! Of course, 1GHz Snapdragon processors are still blazing trails, but not like they used to. This week, Samsung has introduced the latest addition to its Exynos product family – the Exynos 4212 - a dual core ARM Cortex-A9 application... Read more...
According to a blog post from Intel’s AppUp event, the company has an agreement to acquire mobile location-based services provider Telmap. (The post did not indicate the cost of the acquisition.) The move is aimed at helping Intel expand its software and services offerings on the mobile front. Intel is looking to develop an “integrated,... Read more...
Did you know that Microsoft and Mad Catz were in cahoots? They are, and they aren't ashamed of it, and neither should you be. The company landed a deal earlier in the year to provide accessories for the Xbox 360 platform, and now we're seeing that partnership blossom into shipping product. Mad Catz has announced the shipping of the Detonator... Read more...
It's a little sad, really. Both Symbian and MeeGo held so much promise, and in the case of the former, there's still significant market share out there using the product. But Nokia has to move on, despite their roots, and some earlier announced plans are finally falling into place. Nokia and Accenture have closed the... Read more...
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