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Apple pushes color e-books; Where's Amazon?

Playing up one advantage of the iPad over E-ink readers, Apple said on Tuesday that it will launch more than 100 color e-books in its iBookstore. And not just children's books, either -- among Apple's new offerings are "Ad Hoc at Home," a cookbook by famous chef Thomas Keller; "Beginnings," by photographer Anne Geddes; and Ansel Adams' photo collection, "In the National Parks."

Written by Jared Newman16 Dec. 10 09:12

Android phones can learn the sound of your voice

Time to add a new service to the "cool but creepy" category. Google announced that Android phones can now learn the sound of your voice for more accurate voice searches.

Written by Jared Newman15 Dec. 10 09:39

Will Verizon's iPhone support LTE? It should.

We're pretty sure Verizon is getting the iPhone next year, and now a new rumor suggests that said iPhone will run on Verizon's new, faster LTE network.

Written by Jared Newman14 Dec. 10 09:41

How Android phones will use Near-Field Communication

The possibilities seemed endless when Google began hyping near-field communication for Android phones last month. Now, we've got some hard details on what the NFC capabilities in Android version 2.3, known as Gingerbread, will do in the near future.

Written by Jared Newman11 Dec. 10 07:27

Google Nexus S: Hot and not

Just when you thought Google had given up and given in to the whims of wireless carriers, the Google Phone is back. The new Google Phone, which is designed by Samsung and dubbed the "Nexus S," resembles Samsung's Galaxy S line of smartphones, but with souped up specs and another stab at the carrier-independent business model. Let's take a look at some of the pros and cons of the Nexus S:

Written by Jared Newman07 Dec. 10 08:40

4G smackdown: Verizon LTE vs. the rest

Verizon's 4G LTE service goes live Sunday in 39 cities, growing the field of companies offering fast mobile broadband 4G service. Verizon joins Sprint and T-Mobile which are also hawking wireless services at 4G data speeds. Meanwhile lesser-known providers such as Clear and Metro PCS are getting in on the action as well.

Written by Jared Newman03 Dec. 10 07:03

iPhone and Android equally desirable, says Nielsen

In the popularity contest between Android phones and the iPhone its tie. A Nielsen survey found even though Android phones are currently outselling the iPhone, potential phone buyers are equally likely to want either platform.

Written by Jared Newman02 Dec. 10 06:58
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