Stories by Daniel Ionescu

Samsung confirms a smartwatch is in the works

Hot on the heels of speculation that Apple is developing a smartwatch, Samsung confirmed reports that it too is preparing a connected wristwatch, probably under the Galaxy brand.

Google warns Gmail users over 'state-sponsored sttacks'

Google believes a subset of Gmail users may be the target of what it calls “state-sponsored” malicious attacks. Certain Gmail users will see a warning message over this issue from now on, although this doesn’t particularly mean your account was hacked.

Facebook phone rumours surface, again

Facebook has five mobile apps, no clear way to monetize its mobile users, and it is now looking to build a smartphone, according to a recent New York Times report.

Microsoft Cracks Down on Racy Apps in Windows Phone Store

Microsoft is working with developers to clean up apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace that contain racy or sexual content. The company said in a blog post it would contact developers whose apps icons and tiles contain racy imagery and that it would enforce its sexual content guidelines more stringently.

Instagram's Android app tops 5 million downloads

Instagram’s Android app has been downloaded more than 5 million times less than a week after being released. Not bad for a company that recently agreed to be bought by Facebook for $US1 billion.

Apple fixing iPhone 4S battery problem and other user issues

Apple is working to fix the battery problems faced by users of devices carrying its i0S 5 mobile operating system, solve a security issue with the magnetic SmartCover for the iPad 2 and add a new multi-touch feature to its original tablet.

iPhone 4S vs The Competition: Spec Showdown Chart

The <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/241087/apple_unveils_the_new_iphone_4s.html#tk.hp_fv">iPhone 4S</a> may look identical to the iPhone 4, but that's where the comparisons stop. Under the hood the iPhone 4S is full of hardware and software innovations that help Apple catch up with its rivals. Here’s how Apple’s iPhone 4S stacks up against its Android, Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry competitors when it comes to specs.

Facebook, Twitter Ready Location-Based Features

Facebook and Twitter are preparing to flip the switch on features that will allow you to share your location with your friends at any time. Facebook is reportedly revving up to introduce the feature, while Twitter is ready to enable the changes on its site any moment now.

Reports: iPhone 4G rumours heat up

It's been less than a year since the iPhone 3GS launched, and the rumor mill is already churning out speculation about an upcoming iPhone 4G, expected as early as May.

Dell Takes Wraps Off Sleek Adamo Laptop

Dell launched its sleek and fashionable <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/161338/will_dells_adamo_netbook_launch_tuesday.html">Adamo laptop line</a> Tuesday with a prices starting at $2000. Going head to head with Apple's MacBook Air and HP's Voodoo Envy, Dell's Adamo line aims spruce up Dell's boxy image by bringing laptop design sensibility to fashion conscious users willing to compromise processing power over a thin beautiful exterior.

Skype Lite Headed to Android Phones

Skype is embracing the Android platform Thursday with the expected launch of the Skype Lite app for devices running on Google's mobile OS. The application will enable T-Mobile G1 users to make cheap calls without the need of a mobile Internet connection and also chat via instant messages with people in their Skype friends list.

Google Apps adds analytics

Google has released an update that will allow Google Apps users to link an Analytics account with their Apps account. This will allow administrators to access usage data statistics for the Docs and Sites applications.

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