Friday, 28 September 2012

Accessibility options for Android 4.0


TechRepublic Member | September 28, 2012

Android accessibility options for vision and hearing impaired

Jack Wallen highlights some of the accessibility options available in the Samsung Galaxy S III and other devices with Android 4.0. Read more

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Apple iOS 6 woes: Save the blobs if you need to downgrade

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Mobile ad formats for Android apps

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What to expect in the mobile space the rest of the year

No question 2012 has been an exciting one in the mobile space, and it is going to continue for the rest of the year. We will see a flood of unique tablets, and the phone space is going to heat up, too. Read more

iPhone 5/iOS 6 can stop advertisers tracking you - If you can find the off switch

Hate the idea that advertisers can track iOS device usage and leverage this data to serve targeted ads? You can do something about it - but only if you can navigate complex maze that the iOS 6 Settings app has become and find the off switch. Read more

Many Android owners plan exodus to the iPhone (survey)

A survey suggests that Android owners are 2.4 times more likely to switch to the iPhone than vice versa, which could mean that the iPhone 5 could encourage be big switch over to iOS. Read more

HP: Is a push into tablets, smartphones risky?

An analyst downgraded shares of HP based on a likely push into tablets and smartphones. However, HP has to push into the post-PC era regardless of the risks. Read more

Apple's iPhone 5: Where the supply chain begins

Key to Apple's success has been its diligence in putting together a strong supply chain to make sure products like the iPhone 5 come out perfect. Here's where it begins. Read more

RIM asks developers to keep loving BlackBerry. Do I say 'I do'?

It all comes down to where you want to spend your money: On an unproven platform that happens to be running late, or a platform that has actual customers? Read more

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The presence of DRAM chips on smartphones is getting bigger to meet the demands of faster processors and better displays. Read more

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