Stories by Daniel Ionescu

Nokia plans Windows 8 tablet by June 2012

Nokia plans to launch an iPad competitor based on Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system next year, the company's French division manager let slip in an interview with newspaper Les Echos.

Apple fixing iPhone 4S battery problem and other user issues

Apple is working to fix the battery problems faced by users of devices carrying its i0S 5 mobile operating system, solve a security issue with the magnetic SmartCover for the iPad 2 and add a new multi-touch feature to its original tablet.

Siri: FAQs about the iPhone 4S personal assistant

Apple baked in iOS 5 a surprise feature that allows you to have a conversation with your phone. It's called Siri: a voice-enabled personal assistant feature that uses the built-in Apple apps on an iPhone to find the information you ask it for.

Amazon Kindle Fire tablet vs. competition: Spec showdown

Amazon compromised on several hardware features of its Kindle Fire to deliver the most affordable mainstream 7-inch media tablet. Arriving on November 15 for $199, the Kindle Fire will enter a crowded market dominated by Apple's iPad.

4G tablet showdown: AT&T stirs selection with Acer Iconia

AT&T is entering the most affordable 4G 10-inch tablet yet into the market contest this week with release Sunday of the Acer Iconia Tab A501. That should stir up the competition among 4G tablets, which include the rival Samsung 4G Galaxy Tab 10.1 on Verizon, as well the pricey HTC Jetstream on AT&T.

Amazon tablet: 5 features needed to battle the iPad

Amazon’s unreleased tablet is not expected to arrive until November, but it is already being pitted as the number one rival to Apple’s iPad. Analysts and pundits alike are placing their bets on Amazon, as other Android tablets failed to captivate much consumer interest. But can Amazon get it right where other didn’t succeed?

Anonymous leaks nude images of BART spokesman

The hacking group Anonymous has waged a full-on war on BART, the San Francisco subway system, over cellular shutdowns to stifle protests. Following two demonstrations that led to temporary station closures, hacking and posting personal information of BART police officers, Anonymous has now posted naked photos of BART spokesman Linton Johnson.

iPhone 5 launch expected on October 7

More reports suggest the iPhone 5 will launch in October, with preorders beginning September 30. Backing up a report from TiPB last week, 9 to 5 Mac claims it has independently confirmed Friday, October 7, as the launch date of the iPhone 5.