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  • Is Microsoft right -- does Cortana cleanse Siri's clock?

    Microsoft is swamping the airwaves with a new ad showing how its Windows Phone personal assistant Cortana is superior to the iPhone's Siri. Is Microsoft on target or making false claims?

  • Four smartphone OSs fighting for survival

    The smartphone operating system market is dominated by Android and iOS, but you can never count out Microsoft, so let's say that Windows Phone, despite lagging in market share, rounds out the Big Three.

  • Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

    Apple will appeal a judge's order this week that denied its request for a sales ban on Samsung products that were found to infringe its patents.

  • As smartphone screen sizes max out, stylish designs expected at IFA

    New smartphones expected to bow at the IFA show in Berlin next week will likely show that makers are taking a step back from larger screen sizes and emphasizing better design.

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    Fujitsu to deploy thousands of contactless cash machines for Spanish bank

    Fujitsu is set to manufacture 8,500 contactless bank machines for Spain's CaixaBank, a move that may help move the technology to the mainstream.

  • Should Microsoft kill Windows Phone?

    It's been nearly four years since Microsoft first released Windows Phone, and what it has gotten after many millions of dollars in development and marketing costs, plus its $US7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia, is this: a worldwide smartphone market share of less than 3 per cent. And that number has been going down, not up.

  • How to run Flash on your iPad (if you must)

    <a href="http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/">Adobe Flash</a> is a relic, but somehow pockets of the sketchy multimedia software remain, so you may sometimes need to play some item in the format. Fortunately, you can:

  • Toshiba sensor to sharpen smartphone photos

    Toshiba has developed a new image sensor for smartphones and tablets that promises better image resolution for run-of-the-mill smartphones when it goes into mass production.

  • What Apple can do to improve the iPhone 6 display

    For over a year, the main obsession about the upcoming 2014 iPhone models (i.e. iPhone 6) has been the size and resolution of the screen. But Apple faces other challenges for its mobile touchscreens, and how, or whether, it deals with those may have a bigger impact on the user experience than simply a bigger screen.

  • Apple confirms September 9 media event

    Apple Thursday mailed formal invitations to a media event on September 9, to be held at the Flint Center, in Cupertino at 10 a.m. Pacific time.