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Google pulls "Is My Son Gay?" app from Android

Oct 6, 2011
It was a sort of quiz you filled out that would allegedly tell you if someone was gay. The app had come under heavy fire from LGBT groups for being...
Posted In: android, apps, Google, Tech Report

HTC phones have big security flaw

Oct 4, 2011
Make that a gigantic, gaping security flaw. That's according to a new report from the website Android Police which says the vulnerability exposes...
Posted In: android, htc, privacy, security, Tech Report

Amazon to grab WebOS?

Sep 30, 2011
Today's big rumor is that Amazon is in serious talks to buy the whole Palm brand and attendant technologies off of HP. In fact, Venture Beat says...
Posted In: Amazon, android, Hp, palm, Tech Report, webos

Samsung settles with Microsoft in patent dispute

Sep 28, 2011
Geekwire is reporting that there has been a settlement in a Microsoft case against Samsung. Microsoft charged that Samsung's use of Google's...
Posted In: android, Google, htc, Microsoft, samsung, Tech Report, windows phone 7

Google Wallet launching today?

Sep 19, 2011
Looks like it. This is the Near Field Communications (NFC) system that Google first announced last spring. The idea is that you load up your phone...
Posted In: android, Google, nfc

Google buys up more patents

Sep 15, 2011
Google = Pac Man. Patents = little white pellets. Google's hope = some of those patents are the big blinking white pellets. Everyone Google's...
Posted In: android, Google, patents

Microsoft being sued over tracking software

Sep 1, 2011
A class-action lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Microsoft, claiming that software on the Windows Phone 7 tracked and stored location data for up...
Posted In: android, iPhone, Microsoft, windows phone 7

Google buying Motorola

Aug 15, 2011
So this is a fine way to kick off a week in tech news. Google is slated to pay 12.5 billion dollars for the handset maker. The deal would put...
Posted In: android, Google, htc, motorola, samsung

Microsoft Windows Phone is losing to... Bada

Aug 12, 2011
The big question here is: what the heck is Bada? It's a mobile phone platform from Samsung (Samsung!) that is outselling the much heralded and oft...
Posted In: android, Microsoft, windows 7 phone, windows phone 7

Facebook destroys text messaging as we know it

Aug 10, 2011
That's the hyperbolic headline. The more tame one: Facebook rolls out an app people may or may not use. It's an app called Messenger that serves...
Posted In: android, Facebook, iPhone, sms, texting

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