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Forget Subsidized Phones, Offer Better Price Plans
Mobile carriers in the United States have mobile phone pricing all wrong. While users can enjoy a locked iPhone 5 for just $199.99 they end up paying for their phones discount with a two-year inflated pricing structure. Let me explain the subsidized dilemma currently facing American consumers, in many... Read more
5 Reasons You Should Own A Tablet
A tablet device could potentially be your key to portable freedom. While I would never endorse a tablet over a regular PC for heavy users, the cost on entry, portability and other advantages of tablet ownership should never be overlooked. For users who already run a Windows based system... Read more
Apple Hacker Heads to Twitter
Twitter looks like becoming the new hacker hangout. Gone are the days when users could post anything and everything on their Twitter feeds by breaking into people’s account. Twitter has enlisted the help of notorious Apple hacker Charlie Miller to ensure that its services are secure and aren’t abused... Read more
Must-Have Cross-Platform Apps
I don’t know about you, but there isn’t much more that can be as irritating as having to use different apps for different devices, although they do the same thing. I suppose the easiest solution would be to use a single device, but sometimes, that cannot be avoided. After... Read more
Adobe Flash’s Fall From Mobility
Before the days of mobile supremacy Adobe Flash software dominated the computing landscape. In fact it was nearly impossible to load a website, power certain applications and work in general without it. That supremacy quickly changed when Apple’s iPhone series entered the market. Realizing that Adobe was a power... Read more
Apple’s Enterprise Market Strategy
The last couple of years have seen an exponential rise in the sales of consumer gadgets. Now, every other person has his/her own smartphone or tablet. Despite being resistant at first, companies have begun opening up to the idea of allowing their employees to bring their own devices to... Read more
Apple’s Patents-Who’s Next In the Firing Line?
The biggest technology news of the year, potentially one of the biggest of the decade, got heads turning and caught many industry experts off-guard. That news was none other than Apple winning its patent lawsuit against Samsung. Samsung was found guilty of infringing patent copyrights Apple holds in the... Read more
Patent Wars

Patent Wars

InternetMobile September 13, 2012

Less than a month has gone by since a California court gave the verdict for the “patent trial of the century”, where Apple seemingly came out as the winner over Samsung. This highly publicized trial has caught the attention of experts (the real ones, not the pundits you can... Read more
London 2012 Olympics: A Truly Digital Event
With the athletes on Twitter, live online streaming of the games, several apps related to the games, blogs, memes and YouTube videos related to the Olympics, the 2012 Olympics were by far the most digital Olympics in the history of the world. In fact, the International Olympics Committee (IOC)... Read more
Never Get Lost Again! Google Maps Indoors Has Arrived
Most consumers know that Google Maps is the go-to mobile application for finding their way around town and through city streets. Since Google Maps can help a consumer find their way to a local restaurant with turn-by-turn instructions and even reroute from traffic or construction, it was no wonder... Read more
Is Mobile Banking Secure?
These days you can do just about anything from your mobile phone. Email, text, make phone calls and even do banking all from one device. Thanks to the introduction of the iPhone and its unlimited amount of applications, more consumers are turning to the use of mobile banking, but... Read more
The Coolest Apps Of 2012
The year 2012 is about to enter its fourth quarter. By the time you will be reading this, it would already be September 2012 and if we have judged you correctly, you would already be looking for new apps to download. So we have gone ahead and compiled a... Read more
The Most Stolen Gadgets of 2012
Today, electronic gadgets play a central role in the way that you work, play, communicate and stay organized. Unfortunately, in 2012, more electronics are stolen than any other type of property, including cash. Apple’s iPhones and iPads top the list of lifted gadgets, but other brands of smartphones and... Read more
Do You Need a Digital Camera Anymore?
What does the Sony NEX-7 have in common with the latest smartphone? For one, both devices are capable of capturing high-quality photographs at the press of a button. A camera’s size doesn’t necessarily indicate its quality or presence in the industry, but most professional photographers still invest in large... Read more
Who’s Winning the Tablet Wars?
Ever since the first Apple iPad was launched in 2010, tablets have garnered such a huge following. Much like what the iPhone did to the world of smartphones, the iPad has shaped the tablet realm. As could only be expected, other manufacturers followed suit and started churning out their... Read more
iPhone 5 Versus Samsung Galaxy S3
Smartphone arguments have never been as incendiary as they are today, have they? Of course, the fact that there is no love lost between two of the biggest smartphone manufacturers has not served to douse the flames one bit, not to mention the passionate arguments from fanboys of both... Read more