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A Shattered Collection of My Best Memories: An Immediate Solution Thanks to Stellar Photo Recovery

Who doesn’t love creating new memories and saving them as photos on a smartphone, PC, or any other digital media? While many of us share some on social media, we keep the most precious and private ones to ourselves. Sadly, my hard drive of photos became corrupted, which held images…

Adobe Acrobat Pro is the ultimate solution for increased productivity

Disclosure: Our team is always looking for things we think our readers will value. We have received compensation for publishing this article. Despite our many technological advances today, we still sit with situations where we open several apps for a task. You use one to compile a document, another one…

GOM Mix Max’s Big Launch

GOM & Company is releasing its newest video editing software, GOM Mix Max, with a big launch celebration. Focused on balancing high-quality and plentiful features, GOM Mix Max will be a powerful tool for new editors and veterans alike. Users who sign up now can get GOM Mix Max for free for…

Ubuntu OS to Debut on Samsung Phones
The Ubuntu operating system (OS) will make its smartphone dĂ©but next month – on Samsung Galaxy Nexus devices. At the beginning of January the software development company behind the Ubuntu operating system, Canonical, announced that a ‘distinctive smartphone interface’ would be entering the market, but failed to say which specific handset... Read more
Xbox Live Ads Are a Big Hit
Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE ads have proved such big hit that the company now plans on investing further into the revolutionary and interactive advertising format. The software company launched its natural user interface ads (NUads), which allows marketers to place interactive Kinect-friendly advertising on the Xbox 360 dashboard, in September... Read more
Microsoft’s ‘Inconspicuous Mode’ Patent
Light and sound sensitive phones that automatically adjust users’ settings, depending on the environment, could be the next innovation from Microsoft. The Washington-based computer software company has submitted an ‘Inconspicuous mode for mobile devices’ patent to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), detailing the new idea. The concept... Read more
Browser Wars 2012 – Who Won?
As competition for global web dominance prevailed in 2012, we look at who really won the web browser wars. There is no shortage of browsers offering a variety of options from sync capabilities and parental controls to top-notch speed and direct support for those needing help, but which key... Read more
Gorilla Glass 3 in future Apple products?
Consumer electronic glass specialist Corning has unveiled its latest damage resistant creation, fuelling speculation it may be used in the next wave of Apple products. At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the American-based company, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, introduced the Gorilla... Read more
Google Ends Patent War Against Microsoft
One of several patent disputes between internet giant Google and the world’s largest software maker, Microsoft, has been terminated. The two American multinationals clashed after the now Google-owned Motorola Mobility, took issue with the video compression technology used in Microsoft’s Xbox 360. It had also argued that Microsoft was... Read more
Tizen-powered Linux Phones Coming in 2013
Samsung is to launch a new competitive Tizen-powered operating system this year. The global leader in consumer electronics has confirmed the new devices will be released in 2013, but has not elaborated on prices or model specifications. While Samsung has had its own share of success with Android and... Read more
SkypeHide: Keeping Skype Confidential
Secret messages, covert channels and hidden information may sound like something from the Bourne Ultimatum film, but it is also part of an alleged new offering from Skype. If Skype, which allows users to communicate via microphone, webcam, instant messaging and phone calls, goes ahead with the newfangled concept,... Read more
iPhone 6’s Most Wanted Features
With the highly anticipated iPhone 5 launch done and dusted, it is only natural that smartphone junkies are already discussing their next hit of technology and the most sought after features for the iPhone 6. The revamped 7.6mm thin aluminium-clad iPhone 5, complete with larger display and a faster... Read more
A Touch Too Far or a Safe Bet for Windows 8?
Despite clocking up 60 million licenses to date, there have been many scathing reviews of Microsoft’s Windows 8. Will the technology giant’s move into the touchscreen market be worth the gamble? In a bid to try and regain the ground lost to Apple and Google, Microsoft are making a big bet on... Read more
Apex HD+ Goggles
For those adrenaline junkies who enjoy filming their off-piste exploits, the latest gadget from a California-based company is sure to impress. Whether off to Aspen, Whistler or the French Alps, action camera manufacturer Liquid Image Co has devised the perfect aerodynamic goggles. The accessory is fitted with a video... Read more
HTC 2012 Profits Drop

HTC 2012 Profits Drop

Mobile January 9, 2013

Stiff competition and failure to launch stronger products could be to blame for the drastic drop in HTC’s quarter-four profits. The newly released figures from the end of 2012 revealed a 91 per cent dip in net profit year-on year. The unaudited consolidated results from Asia’s second-largest smartphone maker... Read more
Best Android Apps of 2012
The booming Android app market shows no sign of slowing down in 2013, but what really were the best apps in 2012? There has of course been plenty of great ones, but out of the hundreds of thousands of apps that flooded through to handsets it is undoubtedly subjective... Read more
HBO – Universal Deal Shuts Out Netflix
An exclusive 10-year deal has been renewed between cable TV network giant HBO and Universal Pictures. The agreement, which was finalised on Sunday, means that HBO will continue to screen Universal movies and films produced by Universal’s specialty films unit, Focus Features, without fear that content could fall into... Read more