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  • Nokia ships the N9, its first and last Meego phone

    Nokia has started shipping the N9, its first and last smartphone based on the MeeGo operating system, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Oracle, Google will hold third settlement conference

    Oracle and Google will engage in another attempt to settle their lawsuit over alleged Java patent and copyright violations in the Android mobile OS.

  • Amazon.com to unveil tablet on Sept. 28?

    Amazon.com sent out invitations to a press event in New York City next Wednesday for what could be the unveiling of the online reailer's long-expected tablet computer.

  • Oracle, Google fail to reach settlement in Android case

    Two days of face-to-face mediation talks between Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page over the companies' Android mobile OS lawsuit have yet to result in a settlement, but the door is open for negotiations to continue, according to a document filed late Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

  • Skype iPhone, iPod Touch app has security hole

    Skype is working to fix a security hole in its iOS app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows a hacker to steal a person's entire address book. The vulnerability, located in the app's chat message window, can be exploited with JavaScript code. It was pointed out by security researcher Phil Purviance of AppSec.

  • Appcelerator opens mobile marketplace for developers

    Appcelerator, whose Titanium platform is used to develop cross-platform apps for smartphones and tablets, has opened Open Mobile Marketplace, a store where developers can download modules to expand the functionality of Titanium and more easily add features to their apps, the company said on Monday.

  • Will tablet developers rush to Windows 8?

    Now that developers have in their hands a pre-release version of Windows 8 running on a special edition of the Samsung Series 7 tablet, analysts are weighing in on how many developers will ultimately build Windows tablet applications.

  • 5,000 Microsoft developers get Samsung preview tablets

    Microsoft on Tuesday gave the 5,000 developers attending its BUILD conference preview units of a Samsung tablet running a version of the upcoming Windows 8 software.

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    Microsoft opens Windows 8 preview to all

    Taking a different tack than it did three years ago, Microsoft has made a preview of Windows 8 available to anyone who takes the time to download it.

  • Intel, Google team to optimize Android for smartphones

    Intel and Google announced on Tuesday that they would partner to optimize future versions of the Android OS for smartphones and other mobile devices using Intel chips.

  • App stores should cooperate to improve smartphone security

    App store vendors need to collaborate more closely to keep smartphone users safe, including putting together a system for grading application security, according to E.U. cybersecurity agency ENISA.

  • Android: Wipe device clean, restore factory settings

    Whether you just upgraded your Android smartphone to another device, your organization is finally replacing that old Android with something newer and shinier or you've decided to trade devices with a friend, it's a very smart idea to wipe any and all sensitive information from your smartphone before passing it off, not just to ensure that your personal data remains private, but to also make sure your device runs like new for its next owner.

  • Amazon said to weigh subscription plan for coming tablet

    Amazon's coming tablet could feature an annual library subscription model that would let readers access older books, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

  • HTC weighs buying WebOS or other mobile OS

    HTC is considering buying WebOS from Hewlett Packard or another mobile operating system, according to a report based on comments made by HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang.

  • Objective-C, C#, D language: Winners in programming popularity

    Objective-C, used for developing Apple iOS applications, climbs to No. 6 in the monthly Tiobe Programming Community index for most popular programming languages, after being ranked at number 8 a year ago. Also posting gains, C# rose to No. 4, a jump of two spots a year ago, while PHP dropped from No. 4 at this time last year to No. 5.

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