In the news: Smartphones now account for almost 2/3 of all mobile phones in the US

By | September 20, 2013

iPhone 5S opened SEE APPLE’S iPHONE 5S FROM THE INSIDE

Apple’s iPhone 5S barely even hit the market in Australia, but the folks from iFixit have already gotten their hands on one. And, of course, they tore it to bits. The highlights of the teardown include Apple’s proprietary pentalobe screws, a cable that connects the new Touch ID sensor with the Lightning port assembly (making the device a bit more harder to open than the iPhone 5), and the new, 8.8-megapixel camera. Read the full article…

Smartphones SMARTPHONES NOW ACCOUNT FOR ALMOST TWO-THIRDS OF ALL MOBILE PHONES IN THE US

America really has become smartphone nation. Nielsen estimates in its latest survey of American consumers that smartphones now account for around 64% of all mobile phones used in the United States and that 80% of Americans who recently bought a new phone bought a smartphone. Read the full article…

Ubuntu Touch smart phone NOT DIGGING ANDROID? UBUNTU TOUCH OS GETS 17 OCTOBER LAUNCH DATE

Canonical has announced Ubuntu Touch OS – a slick mobile version of Ubuntu – will be available to a select number of handsets beginning 17 October. The release to the masses follows testing with developers over the summer, in a pursuit to squash bugs and prepare the mobile OS for a release to the general public. Read the full article…

Google Translate for iOS GOOGLE TRANSLATE iOS APP UPDATED WITH NEW UI, HANDWRITING SUPPORT

International travelers just got one more reason to update to iOS 7: Google’s Translate app. Mountain View’s machine translation service is already the go-to language conversion tool for many users, but the app’s latest iOS update packs in a few killer features. Read the full article…

Sony PlaystationSONY’S PLAYSTATION APP COMING TO iOS, ANDROID IN NOVEMBER

Sony announced its upcoming companion app for the PlayStation 4 back in February, but on Thursday at the Tokyo Game Show the company unveiled plans for the app’s release. Polygon reports that the new PlayStation App will appear on the iOS and Android app stores alongside the PS4 launch in November. Read the full article...

Delicious turns tenHAPPY BIRTHDAY, DELICIOUS: THE PIONEER OF TAGS TURNS TEN

Ten years ago, Joshua Schachter was looking for a better way to organize his bookmarks. Schachter had stored thousands of links in a text file, complete with keywords to simplify search. But the file got too unwieldy, so Schachter converted it into a simple online database and turned those keywords into tags.Ten years ago this month, Joshua Schachter turned his personal bookmarks collection into Delicious – a move that was going to change the web. Read the full article…

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