Stories by Jared Newman

In Pictures: 15 killer apps for Google Chrome

These browser-based apps can compete with their desktop counterparts

Four challenges Facebook will face after the IPO

When Facebook goes public, it will enter a new world full of shareholder meetings, earnings reports, and the constant pressure to turn an increasingly bigger profit. But the Facebook IPO isn't just about making money; it's also about expanding the network, in pursuit of Mark Zuckerberg's vision of a more connected world. With that in mind, here are four challenges Facebook will face after its public offering is complete:

Kindle Fire dominates US Android tablet sales

Never underestimate the power of a cheap, well-marketed tablet like Amazon's Kindle Fire. According to Comscore, the Kindle Fire accounts for 54.4 percent of Android tablets sold in the United States.

Apple, major publishers sued over e-book pricing

The United States Department of Justice has sued Apple and five major book publishers, accusing them of colluding to raise e-book prices.

Windows 8 tablets: What we think we know

With the launch of Apple's new iPad out of the way, it's time to look ahead to the next big tablet launch on the horizon.

Nokia Windows 8 tablet chatter resurfaces

A new report claims to have details on a Nokia Windows 8 tablet, including some specs and release timing.

In Pictures: 15 awesome Windows 8 'Metro-Style' apps

Here are some of the best Metro-Style Windows 8 apps - optimised for touchscreens, but functional with mouses and keyboards.

Samsung Galaxy S III rumoured to have 4.8in screen

Samsung's Galaxy S III will have some impressive tech specs, according to a new leak, but a massive screen could turn off mainstream consumers.

Box offers 50GB of free storage for Android users

For the next month, Box is offering 50 GB of free online storage for Android users, with no strings attached.

Motorola's Android OS upgrade timeline is mostly bad news

Motorola has promised to upgrade many of its smartphones and tablets to Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but not any time soon.

iOS 5 edges out Android in HTML5 browser test

Although Android Ice Cream Sandwich makes some big leaps in HTML5 browser performance, Apple's iOS 5 is still the king, according to a study by Sencha.

By Jared Newman | 15 December, 2011 04:29

Tags: Browsers & Add-Ons, telecommunication, applications, ios, smartphones, browsers, Mobile OSes, Android, software, mobile, Apple, consumer electronics

Kindle Fire gets knocked on usability

Amazon's Kindle Fire "offers a disappointingly poor user experience," according to an expert on usability.

By Jared Newman | 07 December, 2011 06:27

Tags: amazon, tablet PC,, apple ipad, hardware systems, tablets, Kindle Fire

iPhone 4S users satisfied with Phone, but not its battery life

Users of Apple's iPhone 4S are even more satisfied than iPhone 4 users last year, with 96 percent somewhat or very satisfied, according to a survey from ChangeWave Research. However, 38 percent of those surveyed said the phone's battery life is too short.

By Jared Newman | 02 December, 2011 04:02

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, smartphones, iPhone, iphone 4, Phones, iPhone 4S

Carrier IQ: It's time for straight answers

In a perfect world, wireless carriers would respond to the discovery of Carrier IQ with straight answers.

By Jared Newman | 02 December, 2011 08:53

Tags: at&t, security, mobile security, washington post, twitter, wireless security, Verizon Wireless

Facebook phone? No thanks

Once again, a Facebook phone is the talk of the tech world, despite Mark Zuckerberg's insistence that his company is not building a smartphone.

By Jared Newman | 23 November, 2011 03:38

Tags: Handhelds, htc, consumer electronics, Google, Microsoft, Phones, Handhelds / PDAs, social networks, Facebook, Apple

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