A survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project released Wednesday reveals that 88 percent of adults now own cell phones - up from 83 percent last year. Of those, 43 percent say they download apps to their phones.Continue »
The Nokia Lumia 920 features a 4.5-inch display, 1.5 gigahertz Snapdragon processor, an 8.7 megapixel camera with 1080p video recording, wireless charging and an array of vibrant colors.
But it's not just about the hardware. The Lumia 920 runs Microsoft's highly-anticipated mobile operating system Windows Phone 8.Continue »
(CBS News) It's been only a day since Apple announced its Sept. 12 event, but one analyst is already estimating how many devices the company will sell.
According to a report by AllThingsD, Gene Munster, analyst at Piper Jaffray, says that Apple could possibly sell between 6 million to 10 million iPhone 5s in the first week of launch.Continue »
(AP) Nokia and Motorola are set to show off new devices at separate events in New York on Wednesday.
The announcements will come just before Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone. Apple Inc. has an event next week in San Francisco.Continue »
(AP) WASHINGTON - The FBI on Tuesday disputed a computer hacker group's claim that it stole personal identification data on millions of Apple device owners from an FBI agent's laptop.
FBI officials said the bureau never asked for and never possessed the database that the group, which calls itself AntiSec, is posting on a website.
The group has released a link to a database of more than 1 million unique identification numbers for Apple devices, which could include iPhones and iPads. AntiSec said the data is just a piece of the more than 12 million unique identification numbers and personal information on the device owners that it got from a laptop used by an FBI agent.
The FBI denied that it ever had that information. But officials there said they could not verify the validity of the data that AntiSec released. Federal officials also warned that computer users should be careful when clicking on such links because they sometimes may contain malware that can infect computers.
"Bad Piggies" is coming Sept. 27 to Mac OS X, iOS and Android. Windows 8 and other PC versions will arrive "soon after," the company said on Facebook.Continue »
(CNET) Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S3 surpassed the iPhone 4S as the top-selling U.S. smartphone in August, the first time that Apple's flagship phone has relinquished its position atop the smartphone food chain.
That's according to Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley, who checks in with retailers to see how each phone is doing.
The iPhone 4S, which initially launched with AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint Nextel, and then expanded to a number of other carriers, has held the top spot as the single best-selling phone ever since it launched in October. To have held on to that spot would have been impressive for any device, but has been par for the course for previous iPhones.Continue »
Makers of consumer electronics are refreshing their products for the holiday shopping season. Apple's rivals are hoping that a head start on the buzz will translate into stronger sales. Nokia and Microsoft, in particular, are trying to generate interest in a new Windows operating system out next month.Continue »
CNET confirms that the event is to be held at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
The invite is simple black text on a white background, with a huge number 12 with the text "It's almost here" above. Below in lieu of a shadow of the number 12, the number 5 appears instead - hinting at an iPhone 5.Continue »
Samsung Electronics Co. said it will carry out audits of 105 Chinese companies that are its exclusive suppliers this month.
The move comes after Samsung's audit of a supplier, HEG Electronics, in response to an allegation it used child labor.Continue »
Hackers associated with the group Anonymous claimed to have obtained 12 million Apple unique device identifiers (UDID) from an FBI computer. A faction of the group that call themselves AntiSec posted instruction on how to access 1 million Apple UDIDs on the public bulletin board Pastebin. The group reported the hack via Twitter, using an Anonymous account.
An Apple UDID is a string of numbers and letters that identifies individual iPhones and iPads. The numbers are used to determine which devices are approved for content, including apps in beta tests.Continue »
The websites of the Swedish government, Armed Forces and the Swedish Institute were among those experiencing problems.Continue »
The DNC is creating several opportunities for supporters to engage on social media networks. An official app on Facebook lets users tweet their nominations on Twitter, using the phrase "I nominate Barack Obama because..." and the hashtag #INominateDNC. A DNC 2012 app has been launched for iPhones and Android devices. The app lets users view the convention schedule, explore Charlotte and follow convention tweets.Continue »
The RNC is creating several opportunities for supporters to engage on social networks. An official Facebook app called "Convention Without Walls" lets users tell their stories by submitting photos and videos, which can be submitted via YouTube. A Tampa 2012 mobile app has been launched for iPhones and Android devices. The app lets users view the convention schedule (with events now delayed until Tuesday after Tropical Storm Isaac's threat), explore Tampa, and keep up with tweets from prominent Republicans.