HTC Incredible vs. Apple iPhone 3GS

Does the much-hyped HTC Incredible really live up to its name? We compare spec-by-spec versus Apple’s iPhone 3GS to find out. We have little doubt that HTC’s Incredible is king of the Android mountain for the time being. But even if it stares down at the myTouch puttering around in the foothills and the Droid […]

HTC Incredible vs. HTC HD2

We break down HTC’s latest newsmaker, the Droid Incredible, against the tried-and-true HD2, stat by stat. Comparing the HTC Incredible and HTC HD2 is a bit like comparing brothers. In many ways, they’re practically the same phone. They share the same mother, the same processor, and the same slab-like touch form-factor. In other ways, like […]

The Apps Apple Doesn’t Want You To Use

Apple has banned thousands of apps over the past year, citing objectionable content. Here are 10 of the most controversial. This app, which cost $2 and included 2,200 photos of women in lingerie and bikinis, was accepted by Apple’s app store, then quickly delisted. Why? Said Apple at the time: “The developer of this application […]

First impressions of the BlackBerry Torch

Hands-on with the BlackBerry Torch After months of watching the likes of HTC, Motorola, Samsung, and Apple roll out one superphone after another this summer — you know, like the eye-popping HTC Evo 4G, the mammoth Droid X, or of course the headline-stealing iPhone 4 — Research in Motion finally has a touchscreen BlackBerry that’s […]

BlackBerry Torch takes on iPhone, Android

RIM looks to make a splash with $199 touchscreen BlackBerry Torch Among the cavalcade of mobile superstars in this summer’s smartphone extravaganza — which, so far, has boasted the likes of the HTC Evo 4G, the Motorola Droid X, a series of sleek Samsung Galaxy handsets, and (of course) the iPhone 4 — one marquee […]

Risks and rewards of iPhone ‘jailbreaking’

Thanks to a set of rules issued yesterday by the Librarian of Congress, you can now jailbreak and unlock your cellular phone without violating copyright law — good news for anyone with an iPhone and a distaste for AT&T (NYSE: T – News). Put simply, jailbreaking and unlocking allows you to use your phone on […]

$35 tablet heats up race for low-cost tech

India unveils prototype of $35 tablet computer It looks like an iPad, only it’s 1/14th the cost: India has unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touchscreen tablet aimed at students, which it hopes to bring into production by 2011. If the government can find a manufacturer, the Linux operating system-based computer would be the […]

Growing Number of Aircraft Near-Collisions

The growing number of aircraft near-misses in US skies is making civilian aviation authorities increasingly concerned and has prompted them to reexamine air traffic control procedures. “Over the last weeks there have been a number of instances where separation was lost between aircraft and in some cases there was a bit of a delay of […]

How Privacy Vanishes Online

If a stranger came up to you on the street, would you give him your name, Social Security number and e-mail address? Probably not. Yet people often dole out all kinds of personal information on the Internet that allows such identifying data to be deduced. Services like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr are oceans of personal […]

Tricks to Keep Your Device’s Battery Going and Going

If you’re a recent convert to smartphones, you’re probably still discovering all the amazing things that your new BlackBerry, Android phone or iPhone can do. But one thing you most likely found out right away: the more you do, the shorter your phone’s battery lasts. While a standard cellphone’s charge can easily go three days […]