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Stories by Jared Newman

Is Windows Phone 7 really easiest? A quick test

Microsoft is really working the "save us from our phones" angle for Windows Phone 7, claiming that its platform is 20 per cent more efficient than rivals like the iPhone and Android. Computerworld reports on internal Microsoft research, which found that common tasks require fewer steps on Windows Phone 7.

Written by Jared Newman04 Nov. 10 02:54

iSuppli's Galaxy Tab teardown finds $205 in parts

Calling Samsung's Galaxy Tab a jumbo smartphone rather than a "true competitor" to Apple's iPad, iSuppli calculated a $205.22 bill of materials in its Galaxy Tab teardown.

Written by Jared Newman03 Nov. 10 01:40

Apple taps multi-touch in Motorola patent lawsuits

Apple's patent lawsuit against Motorola is just another thread in a rather complicated litigation web, but it's also unique for busting out multi-touch, a hallmark feature of modern smartphones.

Written by Jared Newman02 Nov. 10 02:00

Samsung Nexus Two may debut soon

If you're waiting for a phone that runs stock Android in the way Google intended, Samsung may soon have a Nexus Two for you, according to Android and Me.

Written by Jared Newman29 Oct. 10 04:45

Facebook's privacy breach: What you need to know

Facebook is in the privacy hot seat again, but not because of invasive new features or a policy change. This time, several third-party Facebook apps, including popular games such as Farmville, were caught transmitting User IDs to advertisers and Internet tracking firms, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation.

Written by Jared Newman19 Oct. 10 12:02

Windows Phone 7's bogus 'too late' problem

Want to dismiss Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 outright? Simply wave a hand in the air and say "too little, too late." Everyone's doing it (myself included).

Written by Jared Newman19 Oct. 10 03:41

Windows Phone 7: Problems out of the gate

No matter what Microsoft reveals at its Windows Phone 7 event, the company faces some huge hurdles in the race to create a popular smartphone platform. The major problem for Windows Phone 7 is that it's three years late to the party thrown by Apple, and another operating system, Google's Android, has already become the iPhone's main competitor.

Written by Jared Newman12 Oct. 10 03:15

Nielsen: iPhone 4 fails to stave off Android invasion

The last time Nielsen declared Android to be the most popular smartphone operating system in the United States, Google's victory was incomplete. Apple hadn't launched the iPhone 4 yet, and sales were bound to spike in the months that followed.

Written by Jared Newman06 Oct. 10 09:12

4 ways Google's URL shortening service can win

The Google URL shortening service Goo.gl, that allows you to transform long Web addresses into short easy to remember links, was opened to the public Friday. After nine months of testing the Goog.gl service, Google now joins the ranks of Bit.ly, TinyURL, and Ow.ly. All of these services cater to people who despise long URLs and use services such as Twitter to share Web address and limit messages to 140 characters.

Written by Jared Newman03 Oct. 10 00:21