Handhelds, PDA & GPS

Google Fears Samsung's Android OS dominance

The massive success of Google's Android OS on Samsung smartphones has the search giant fretting. Samsung smartphones run on Android and it has dominated the global market

Apple iWatch Could Be Unveiled This Year

Apple's long rumored wristwatch is set to be unveiled this year. It's speculated that the wristwatch will be called iWatch and will run iOS. The project is the brainchild of chief designer Jony Ive

Galaxy S4 Rumors Continue to Dominate Smartphone News

It is widely speculated and believed that Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy S4 at an event in New York City

Smartphones to Finally Outnumber Feature Phones this Year

Smartphones are expected to overtake the number of feature phones in worldwide sales this year, according to market research firm IDC

Do You Take This Smartphone for Better or Worse?

I tepidly approached the empty stool next to her. 'Excuse me,' I said, my gaze traveling from her eyes downward. 'Not interested pal,' she replied curtly. 'May I just touch it for a moment? Better yet, can I hold it?'

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 to go head-to-head against iPad Mini

Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 8.0 at the Mobile World Congress in Spain

Future Smart Devices Will Extend Our Senses

Imagine shopping for clothes online and being able to run your hand across the screen on your computer or smartphone to feel the fabrics. That kind of simulation technology could be available within the next five years

Top Tech at CES 2013

Winners of CNET's Best of CES awards include the Razer Edge gaming tablet, the YotaPhone sporting an e-ink back screen, and the CubeX high-end 3D printer

CES 2013 Tech Gadgets

CES 2013 is happening right now in Las Vegas. There`s a lot to see, nearly 2 million square feet of gadgets. Rich DeMuro has more in today's tech report

Mobile Technology Trends: Give Your Apps a Voice

When looking to integrate voice controls to mobile apps, developers are faced with a growing array of options. To help sort through the technology, we recently spoke with Ben Lilienthal

Mobile Apps and Accessibility

Developers and accessibility experts now say that the general approaches used in the web world can also apply to the rapidly expanding field of mobile devices and apps

Getting Organized: Developing an Organizational App

Cozi offers iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps so members can access calendars and lists from wherever. Holly Mesrobian, Cozi's CTO, discusses the development work behind the organizer

iPhone 5 Will Help Apple Take Back Smartphone Crown

The iPhone 5 should help Apple return to its perch as the top smartphone in the world. One JP Morgan analyst believes the iPhone 5 will surpass the sales of the Samsung Galaxy S3

Apple Launches iPhone 5

Officially called the iPhone 5, Apple's sixth-generation smartphone is described as the thinnest and lightest version of the iPhone that Apple has ever built

Consumers Like Smartphones with Bigger Screens

In the world of smartphones, bigger is definitely better. According to a study, smartphones with bigger and wider screens sell better

Is Apple's iOS Fragmenting?

If Apple launches a smaller iPad and a larger iPhone this year, will that device diversity force developers to revamp their apps? Yes, but that's not necessarily a bad thing

The Only Word You Need to Remember is 'Apple'

I recently purchased an iPad and, like most users, now spend every waking moment perusing the online App Store, randomly purchasing applications

AT&T's Upside-Down World

If we had actual competition for mobile phone services in America, AT&T's decision to charge you more for less would never fly

iPad Dominates Tablet Market in China

Only two years since Apple's iPad debuted in China and it already owns close to 73 percent of the country's tablet market

11 Free Apps to Keep Your Roadtrip on Track

Here are the 11 essential -- and free -- apps to make your road trip fast, fun and easier to navigate than an elevator trip

Nice Gesture, But What Does It Mean

One step forward, two steps back. That's how Don Norman describes today's gesture-based user interfaces for smartphones, tablets and a growing assortment of other devices

How Much Does Google Stand to Profit From its Nexus 7 Tablet?

With Nexus 7's relatively affordable price, IHS iSuppli conducted a study to determine how much money Google is actually going to financially profit from its tablet offering

Google Announces Nexus 7 Tablet PC

Google announced its antipated tablet PC called the Nexus 7 at its annual developers event called Google I/O 2012 in San Francisco

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Tablet

Microsoft unveiled a line of its own tablets to rival Apple's iPad. The new tablet features a 10.6-inch-wide display screen with Gorilla Glass, its own stand, a full USB port, dual Wi-Fi antennae, a multi-touch keyboard and a trackpad

Which OS Should You Target?

The good news is that a majority of mobile users own a smartphone. The bad news? They're using a half-dozen different operating systems. Here, a veteran analyst explains what to consider

Dawn of the Phablet

Larger than a smartphone, smaller than a tablet and equipped with a stylus, the hybrid 'phablet' has emerged as a subset of the mobile device category

Widespread Android Virus Could Hide in Popular App Updates

A chief officer with a leading cybersecurity company says hackers are rapidly setting their sights on Android, and it could cost users thousands of dollars in unwanted text messages

Is Your Office Preparing For an iPad Insurgency?

Workplace iPads could become as common as workplace smartphones, but don't ditch your PC just yet

Trade in Your Old Gadgets for Cash or Credit

Hey, early adopter! Here's how to recoup some of your investment when the latest technology becomes yesterday's news

How to Conquer Tech Buyer's Remorse

A consumer will make a decision to purchase a new tech product and no sooner than the item is out, a newer, better, faster version of the product is released. And while it's impossible to figure out exactly when to make a purchase, here are strategies you can use

Why the New iPad Features Don't Really Matter

For non-techies as well as Apple shareholders is the existence, not the particulars, of the upgrade that matters

The Truth About E-readers

Sure, the idea of an e-reader is cool. But is the actual experience of it worth it?

5 Smartphone Picks Made Simple

Looking to upgrade your phone? Not yet sure which model to plunk down your hard-earned cash for? Worry not: We've made this easy guide to clear up the confusion. Here are your best choices in various categories

Number of Wireless Gadgets Now Outnumbers American Population

There are more gizmos and gadgets than people in the United States, according to the latest report of industry group CTIA

Apple iPhone 4S Sales Enjoy Strong Start

Sales of Apple's iPhone 4S topped one million on its first day

Android Smartphones Beat Sales of Apple iPhones

Smartphones running on Android operating system outsold Apple's iPhone in the second quarter of 2011. The competition for consumer smartphone loyalty is not only between buyers of the devices but also among app developers who now are also designing apps for the more popular Android

5 Apps and Strategies for Mobile Security

Given the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets, criminals' interest is increasing too, bringing with it a bigger threat of loss, theft and exposure to viruses and malware. Fortunately, there are plenty of security measures you can take to stay safe. Check out these five strategies -- and corresponding apps -- to help you carry them out

The Only 10 Android Health Apps You Need

It's easier than ever to use your phone to help your health -- and a lot of the time, the best resources are even free. Here are 10 must-have Android apps that will help keep your eating and exercise on track, soothe you when you're stressed, help your child brush his teeth better, even guide you through an emergency

Home Movies: Then and Now

While home-moviemaking has been possible in one shape or another for the last 70 years, the cameras were often expensive, klutzy and fragile. But it has come a long way since your uncle's Grand Canyon slides. Here's how home-filmmaking has been upgraded since then

The Future According to Google

Google is disruptive in the marketplace, and they'll continue to try to solve complex problems. Here's a sampling of what Google is working on these days

Best Photo Apps

Many of today's smartphones feature photo functions, and some are good enough to warrant leaving your old point-and-shoot at home. The iPhone leads the pack in photo apps, with several hundred available for download. Android and BlackBerry offer fewer apps, but their selection is growing. Here are some of the coolest photo apps

The Only 10 iPhone Health Apps You Need

Using a phone app is an easy way to track your health -- and even improve it. But with so many flooding the market, it's tough to figure out which ones are actually useful. So we got busy testing. Here are our top iPhone health app picks for simplicity, convenience and ease of use. Better health is just a download away

Apple iPad 2 Videos

A look at Apple's next-generation iPad, the iPad 2. The iPad 2 is 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter, so it feels even more comfortable in your hands. Plus the power of Apple's dual-core A5 chip

Best Video Sources for Smartphones

Getting video on phones doesn't make headlines anymore, but the companies delivering it are getting more sophisticated and offering an amazing array of both live and stored content. Here's how they stack up

The New Mobile Landscape

Mobile devices and computing have come a long way. But where will they go next?

The Top 5 Movie Phones

Still squinting to figure out whether that's Leighton Meester or Minka Kelly on your screen? It's time to check out the new crop of movie phones. We pick our favorites

How to Choose the Right Tablet

Thinking of buying a tablet? The iPad isn't the only candidate. Here are the top five tablets to consider.

5 Cool Apps for Your Labor Day Weekend

Your Labor Day planning just became a lot less laborious, thanks to these nifty apps.

4 Ways to Save on Gadgets

Whether you're a tech-blue techie or technophobe, heed our experts' tricks and you'll save money on all your gadgets

Cell Phone Radiation: 5 Ways to Minimize It Now

A flurry of research both affirms and denies the connection between cancer and cell phones. Here's how to stay safe until scientists reach a consensus

4G LTE: Not So Fast

Dozens of operators like AT&T are building networks based on Long-term Evolution (LTE), promising multimegabit download speeds. Here's what you need to know to get the most out of LTE

Best Phone Apps for Busy Women

Are you still using your smart phone just for texting friends and updating your Facebook status? Start putting it to work for you by downloading apps that can help you make the most of your jam-packed life. We've found five of the most practical -- and free! -- mobile apps out there, all tested and recommended by busy women

Do You Need an iPad for Your Small Business?

Apple hasn't been a huge player in the business market. For the past 20 years or so, small businesses have mostly chosen Windows-based PCs over Macs -- and Macs are, after all, more expensive. Although it's unlikely that any major changes are in store, Apple has opened a new front in the small-business market with the iPad. Here's the pros and cons of an iPad for your small business

The App Guide: 5 Must-have Shopping Apps

Mobile apps have changed shopping forever -- and for the better. With just a few apps on your smart phone, you can save money and time, and get goods in your hands faster. On that note, here are five must-have apps that will make shopping more fun and efficient

CES 2011 Report - Consumer Electronics Show

Every year, the tech industry goes gaga over CES, the annual Las Vegas trade show that represents the world's largest gathering of new consumer-electronic wizardry. We media types get to peruse the newest, coolest technology before it hits stores. And then we get to tell you what you'll be buying over the next 12 months. It's really a win-win all around. Here's what we saw

Tech Solutions to Track Your Resolutions

Technology has finally caught up with your absolute lack of resolve. Here are five resolutions with apps to track them

The Great E-reader Roundup

Books have taken a backseat to e-readers in the digital era. But with a bewildering range of gadgets -- from the Apple iPad to the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook -- how do you know which one offers the best story for consumers? Our head-to-head e-book bash-up will give you a great read on the situation

High-tech Help for Weight Loss

We've got some cutting-edge solutions to get your body shaken and stirred. Take a look at the gadgets you need to make 2011 the year your get-fit resolution becomes a reality

How to Reduce Smartphone Security Risks

Employees using their own smartphones for work? Here's how to cope, says this mobile expert.

Apple iPad 2: A Smarter Business Tool

If your organization wasn't ready to deploy the iPad before, now might be the time. Here's what to consider.

Future for Slates, Tablets and iPads

Matt Ployhar takes a look at the future of the slate form factor and its potential impact on everything from console gaming to Windows 8

Small Business Video: Life After the Flip

Want to enhance your brand with online video? Our expert blogger from VideoGenie tells you how

Portable Tech Gadgets You Need This Summer

There's no better time than now to upgrade your gear. Here are the top five portable tech gadgets I recommend checking out to enjoy on your summer travels

Can a Tablet Replace Your Laptop?

It's easy to covet a tablet, with its sleek design, portability and fast performance. But is all that enough to replace a laptop? Here's the pros and cons of tablet devices

Best Tablets for Your Business

Thanks to the success of Apple's iPad, tablets are taking the market by storm. Tech expert Marc Saltzman guides you through the new offerings

New Gadgets Straight From the Big Screen

From wireless communicators to personal satellite tracking, the super-tech stuff we saw on the big and small screens are now largely a part of our everyday lives. Here's a run-down of just a few that have gone from outrageous to obvious, and from 'No way!' to everyday technology

The 25 Best Apps for iPads, iPhones and Droids

As the list of smartphone applications just keeps getting longer, Apple's slogan -- 'There's an app for that' -- is gaining the ring of truth. Below, staffers share picks that make their own lives easier or more fun

Smart Phone Apps Help Stop Distracted Driving

It's been worrisome enough that the drivers around you might be applying makeup, eating, talking on the phone, or texting. Now the guy in the next lane could be reading Zagat restaurant reviews on his GPS or, soon, updating his Facebook status. Carmakers continue to stuff new models with distracting devices. But companies are also adding technology to prevent driver distraction

iPad Launch: Perils of the iPad

Apple released the iPad recently, but you probably already knew that. It sold hundreds of thousands of units and has received praise from journalists and techies, but you probably already knew that, too. What you may not know is that the Apple iPad is one of the most destructive new technologies since the Television

iPad Launch: What Buyers Need to Know

Forecasts varied widely on just how hot the iPad would be, but the recently released device is igniting the speculative fever that often descends on Apple launches. The tablet PC hits stores on Saturday after weeks of brisk pre-order sales on Apple's website. Still, it's hard to know just how well the device is selling because of the secrecy Apple enforces around its product launches

Google Unleashes Diverse Army of Android Phones

The Google phone is living up to its promise. Phones based on the Web giant's Android software appear ready to challenge the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Nokia brands as a leading contender in the smartphone wars.

Travel Apps for Your Smart Phone

Priceline just announced its compilation of the 10 most popular free travel apps for the industry-leading iPhone (some of which are also available in other phone systems)