Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mobile Miscellany: week of March 25th, 2013

If you didn’t get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we’ve opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week, an unknown T-Mobile handset with Snapdragon 800 internals lit up the benchmarks, Sony was foiled at …

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BlackBerry wins dismissal of U.S. shareholder lawsuit

Tweet Share this Email Print A Blackberry smartphone is displayed in this August 12, 2010 illustrative photo taken in Hong Kong. Credit: Reuters/Bobby Yip By Nate Raymond NEW YORK | Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:02am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – …

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Rare Apple photos: Cook in high school, Jobs back on the job

Vintage shots service on the Web: Tim Cook during his high school days in Alabama in the mid ’70s, and the fortuitous night Steve Jobs returned to Apple and set about engineering a legendary comeback. March 30, 2013 12:24 PM …

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The idea of a Facebook Android version makes my head hurt

Facebook could very well launch its own Android version at an event next week. But instead of more mobile Facebook, we just need better mobile Facebook. The hyped, but forgettable HTC Status. (Credit: Josh Miller/CNET) On what should be a …

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See a pro photog’s beautiful Instagram view of baseball

Veteran Sports Illustrated photographer Brad Mangin captures MLB’s more intimate moments in these cool shots from his Instagram account that have been turned into a book. March 30, 2013 12:00 AM PDT Brad Mangin’s book comes out in late April. …

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BlackBerry wins dismissal of U.S. shareholder lawsuit

Tweet Share this Email Print A Blackberry smartphone is displayed in this August 12, 2010 illustrative photo taken in Hong Kong. Credit: Reuters/Bobby Yip By Nate Raymond NEW YORK | Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:39pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – …

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Editor’s Letter: A not-so simple choice

In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. At a rather vitriolic (and frequently profane) presentation given to a small group of frequently bemused journalists (myself included), T-Mobile CEO John Legere laid …

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The Terrible Truth About Toddlers and Touchscreens

The Fisher Price Apptivity Case with iPhone.Photo: Alex Washburn I saw this thing on Christina Bonnington‘s desk and it filled me with a dull, cold dread. It’s the Fisher Price Apptivity Case, a toy that securely holds an iPhone so …

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Microsoft and BlackBerry Duel for a Bronze

Image: uwdigitalcollections/Flickr It’s the race for third place. No matter how either Microsoft or BlackBerry spins their latest mobile efforts, for now at least, there is no catching Apple at the high end or the many flavors of Android racking …

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Which of These Apple Patents Will Ever See the Light of Day?

The iPhone of tomorrow will be shaped like an ovoid, and it will have a wraparound screen and 3-D gesture recognition so you never again mar its stunning display with your grimy fingerprints. It also will work seamlessly with smartpens, …

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