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Hail to the Big Apple! NYC temporarily approves taxi apps, but e-hailing's restricted to 1.5 miles

thenextweb.com
With taxi-booking app Hailo killing it in London since its launch in the UK last year, New York would seem like the obvious entry point for the service when it finally landed in the US two months ago…but alas, Boston claimed that accolade. Indeed, it seems there have been a...
Hail to the Big Apple! NYC temporarily approves taxi apps, but e-hailing's restricted to 1.5 miles

Marissa Mayer Wants To Give Every Yahoo Employee An iPhone (YHOO, AAPL)

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Even while she was at Google, New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer used an Apple iPhone. ("I use lots of phones," she once told us.) Now, according to two sources close to Yahoo employees, Mayer wants every employee at her new company to use one too. To make sure they do,...
Marissa Mayer Wants To Give Every Yahoo Employee An iPhone (YHOO, AAPL)

Android, iPhone 4S Hacked at Security Conference

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Get off the phone, CEO guy. (flickr.com/perspective) Attendees at the EuSecWest-sponsored World Security Professional Summit in Amsterdam are participating in a contest called Mobile Pwn2Own. Contestants are, yes, basically revealing that our mobile devices can be easily pwned by someone with the know-how. Quell your bubbling phone fanboy or fangirl...
Android, iPhone 4S Hacked at Security Conference

Why a 4-inch iPhone makes sense (Hint: not due to Android)

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Apple’s next iPhone model will reportedly have at least a 4-inch display according to sources “familiar with the matter” and reported by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. Apple hasn’t officially commented, which is expected as the company doesn’t make statements on unreleased products. However, the WSJ has a history...
Why a 4-inch iPhone makes sense (Hint: not due to Android)

The Windows RT Review

www.anandtech.com
Meet Windows RT. It's Microsoft's first major foray into the modern tablet market, the shipping version of Windows-on-ARM, and it's one of Microsoft's most important product launches ever. Windows 8 shares the same touch-friendly user interface, but the ARM silicon makes RT an almost entirely tablet-centric operating system, the...
The Windows RT Review

Video gaga: How technology is transforming live concert bootlegging

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“If you put your cameras down you might be able to live in the moment,” chided Ian Brown, frontman of iconic Mancunian indie band The Stone Roses. Those were among the first words uttered by Brown during the band’s first comeback gig in May 2012, after a 16-year hiatus. But...
Video gaga: How technology is transforming live concert bootlegging

Androids Don't Age Well Compared To iPhones

www.pcworld.com
The bottom line: If you own an iPhone for 18 months and decide to resell it, you will get more money for it than any other comparable Android or BlackBerry smartphone....
Androids Don't Age Well Compared To iPhones
Google+ adds a slew of new features, updates iOS & Androids apps

Prepaid Google Wallet card provisioning put on hold while PIN-related security hole gets fixed

www.engadget.com
Remember that Google Wallet exploit from a few days ago? The one that would allow 'brute-force' PIN attacks, but only on rooted Android devices? Well, another PIN-related security hole was discovered soon after, putting even non-rooted Androids at risk. As Android Central points out, should your phone make its...
Prepaid Google Wallet card provisioning put on hold while PIN-related security hole gets fixed
What The Facebook Phone Actually Means
The Nokia 301 Is An $85 Feature Phone With Smartphone-Style Camera Tricks To Nip At Android's Low End

RIM (RIP?) is in its death spiral

9to5mac.com
There is no way to sugarcoat today’s announcement from once great Blackberry maker, RIM.  They are, after years of putting their heads in the sand, finally taking drastic measures to change course including getting rid of former Co-CEO and current board member Jim Balsillie as well as their their CTO and...
RIM (RIP?) is in its death spiral

Seagate GoFlex Satellite reportedly getting firmware update on March 19th

www.engadget.com
Still rockin' one of those (cargo) pocket-sized GoFlex streaming drives we showed you a while back? Marvelous. According to Gear Diary, Seagate's given the site intel saying it's getting ready to roll out a Satellite firmware refresh on the 19th of this month. Allegedly, the update will boost the...
Seagate GoFlex Satellite reportedly getting firmware update on March 19th

Walkie Talkie App Voxer Goes Big, IVP And Intel Lead $30 Million Round

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Voxer, a walkie talkie mobile app that lets you talk to friends across iPhones and Androids, looked like an overnight success last November when it soared to its current place as a top social networking app in the app stores. But the company is five years old and has been...
Walkie Talkie App Voxer Goes Big, IVP And Intel Lead $30 Million Round

Watch The Facebook Phone Event Live Stream Here

techcrunch.com
Are you ready for a Facebook Phone? Because it’s a-comin’. Zuck should take the stage at roughly 10 A.M Pacific this morning, where he’ll be showing off the companies “new home on Android”. We’ll undoubtedly have all kinds of coverage for you throughout the day — but if you’re...
Watch The Facebook Phone Event Live Stream Here

New Fitbits can sync with iPhones, Androids via Bluetooth 4.0

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Fitbit users: ever think to yourself, "I wish this thing would just sync wirelessly with my phone and be done with it?" Your wish has now been granted. Fitbit has announced that it's offering two new products targeted at a wider range of demographics, both aimed at taking the little pedometer-on-steroids...
New Fitbits can sync with iPhones, Androids via Bluetooth 4.0

Google: 450,000 Android Apps now available to 300 million devices

www.engadget.com
If you hadn't noticed, it's Mobile World Congress this week and Google's showing off its enormous booth packed to the gills with smiling green Androids. Andy Rubin insouciantly added that the Android Marketplace has reached its latest milestone: there are now 450,000 apps available for the platform. Other pertinent...
Google: 450,000 Android Apps now available to 300 million devices

DOD lays groundwork to install over 160k Android and iOS devices, capacity could hit 8 million

9to5google.com
In December we heard reports that the Pentagon had officially certified an Android device and Android 2.2 for use on Defense Department networks. According to a report from The Washington Post citing a recent document posted by the Defense Department, the Pentagon is hiring contractors to securely manage a combination of...
DOD lays groundwork to install over 160k Android and iOS devices, capacity could hit 8 million
T-Mobile pits 4G Androids against 3G iPhone in unfair network comparison
AMD begins open relationship with Windows, seeks Androids and Chromebooks

Sony's Playstation Mobile store is live with...

gizmodo.com
Sony's Playstation Mobile store is live with tons of games and one lonely app for Vita and PS-certified Androids. [Sony] More »...
Sony's Playstation Mobile store is live with...

Nokia results: treading water for now, but Lumia sales are up

gigaom.com
It’s still hard to tell how much Nokia’s fortunes have turned around. Following a surprise return to profitability around the end of last year, the Finnish handset maker’s latest interim quarterly report show a continuation of underlying profitability – but its shareholders are still losing money. The company’s devices and...
Nokia results: treading water for now, but Lumia sales are up

The Engadget Interview: BlackBerry developer evangelist Tom Anderson (video)

www.engadget.com
We'll be honest, we didn't really know what we were getting ourselves into when we headed to BlackBerry's SXSW event. Gone are the business-suited low key gatherings traditionally tied to trade shows. The smartphone maker is here to meet developers on their own turf, putting together a bumping house...
The Engadget Interview: BlackBerry developer evangelist Tom Anderson (video)

Cartoon: Siri, Get Me a Cepacol

www.readwriteweb.com
Today's cartoon may well be an exercise in envy. I'm using an iPhone 3GS, and it'll be another 14 months (or 424 days - not that I'm counting) before I'll be eligible for a free upgrade to a phone that lets me use that Siri-esque magic. And voice-control easily the...
Cartoon: Siri, Get Me a Cepacol

With 10M sales, Galaxy S III is becoming the face of Android

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Since its introduction on May 29, Samsung has sold 10 million Galaxy S III smartphones with no sign of stopping, according to comments made by a company official over the weekend. The flagship phone offers a solid combination of hardware and custom software atop Google’s mobile platform.  Although Google activates...
With 10M sales, Galaxy S III is becoming the face of Android

Apple's Smartphone Marketshare Expected To Peak At 22% In 2013, Says ABI Research

techcrunch.com
iPhone-maker Apple’s share of the smartphone market will peak this year — at just over a fifth (22 per cent) of the global market, says analyst ABI Research. Apple’s share will then remain flat through to 2018 as mobile maker Samsung continues to dominate.  The prediction comes from ABI’s latest Mobile...
Apple's Smartphone Marketshare Expected To Peak At 22% In 2013, Says ABI Research
IDC tablet takeaway: Androids to outsell iPads this year as tablet sizes, prices shrink

Boot up: Chrome v hackers, finding the Androids, the prototype iPhone and more

www.guardian.co.uk
Plus Ubuntu still can't get on TV, why YouTube can't stop porn, Google's nifty spreadsheet completion, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z reviewed, and moreA quick burst of 11 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamChrome OS thwarts attack attempts in Pwnium challenge >> Phys.orgHackers...
Boot up: Chrome v hackers, finding the Androids, the prototype iPhone and more
MYSTERY: Instagram Founder Kevin Systrom Has Posted Only One Photo This Year (FB)

The Millitary's Answer To Instagram, Foursquare, Pinterest, And More

www.fastcompany.com
A host of popular social media services have inspired secure military apps and sites that look and feel the same--mostly. Here's a look inside the latest creations for troops' Androids and what makes them unique. America's military is a sprawling global bureaucracy that loves technology, gadgets, websites, and apps....
The Millitary's Answer To Instagram, Foursquare, Pinterest, And More
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