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Motorola’s Xoom tab represents first viable iPad alternative

Despite a few checks against it in the run-up to its launch, Motorola’s (MMI) Xoom hit store shelves today, signalling the first major retaliation from the Google (GOOG) Android camp against Apple’s (AAPL) tablet dominance. Reviews coming in from tech pundits around the web suggest the Xoom is ... Full Article »

February 24, 2011 12:50pm

Leading tech pundits say there is room for the Xoom

The Motorola (MMI) Xoom is the most formidable competitor to the iPad to date. While Apple (AAPL) still has the upper-hand in the tablet wars - the world awaits the company’s March 2 announcement - here is why the leading tech pundits believe the Xoom is worth tapping into. Walt Mossberg of All T ... Full Article »

February 24, 2011 10:07am

Motorola Xoom first impressions, Android fires up tablet wars

The Motorola (MMI) Xoom, the first Android device to run the tablet-specific Honeycomb 3.0, has officially become available in stores, kick-starting the next battle in the tablet war. First impressions are on the positive side, but the question of whether or not the Xoom will be a true contender for ... Full Article »

February 24, 2011 10:06am

Fresh Android Apps for Feb. 24: I-95 Exit Guide, Two Hundred Situps, DumbWiki

School vacation week is more than half-way over in most states. Get your family out on the open road with the I-95 Exit Guide, get in shape with Two Hundred Situps, or keep your phone in line with DumbWiki. I-95 Exit Guide ($0.99) Ok, so not everyone in the world, or the US for that matter, cares ... Full Article »

February 24, 2011 6:26am

Fresh Android Games for Feb. 24: Poker Swap, Spitball Lite, Fruit Ninja THD

There’s silly fun and then there’s poker! Today’s fresh game lists delivers both. Poker Swap combines puzzles and poker in a unique way, Spitball Lite let you distress about your job, and Fruit Ninja THD is one of first Android games designed especially for tablets. Poker Swap (Free) Are you ... Full Article »

February 24, 2011 6:12am

Envisioning IBM’s Watson computer as a smartphone app

Now that we’ve seen how IBM’s Watson computer came up with precise answers on Jeopardy, it shouldn’t take long until this technology is built into question-answering smartphone apps. Search as we know it suddenly looks so last decade. It doesn’t deliver answers – it delivers results, whic ... Full Article »

February 23, 2011 5:55pm

Apple’s iPad 2 announcement strategically targets Xoom

The Motorola (MMI) Xoom, a flagship Android tablet and the first to carry the new Honeycomb 3.0 OS specifically designed for tablets, hits store shelves tomorrow -- and today, Apple (AAPL) fired off invitations to a press event it’s holding next week that hints at an iPad announcement. Tricksy mo ... Full Article »

February 23, 2011 3:46pm

Android subscription plan faces FTC investigation

Mobile platforms are encouraging for new business models, with a beacon of hope for the publishing industry in particular. Google’s (GOOG) Android is becoming an attractive distribution channel for magazines and newspapers, and its new subscription options are less expensive than Apple’s (AAPL) ... Full Article »

February 23, 2011 9:41am

Fresh Android Games for Feb. 23: Mystery-Gallery Homicide, Flight Control, The Light Benders

This is school vacation week in many states. That means more time for games! Today Mystery-Gallery Homicide delivers an exciting new mystery game to Android, Flight Control finally arrives on Android after a red carpet tour on iPhone and iPad, and Light Benders burns up the puzzle genre with a laser ... Full Article »

February 23, 2011 6:53am

Fresh Android Apps for Feb. 23: Graphic.ly Comics, Plex for Android, Virtual Travel

Read, watch, and go! Get digital comics on your Android with Graphic.ly Comics, stream content from your Mac to your phone with Plex for Android, or travel around the world without going anywhere using Virtual Travel. Graphic.ly Comics (Free) Love comics? This app brings hot new digital comics to ... Full Article »

February 23, 2011 6:38am


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