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I Trust the Cloud – Do You?

I Trust the Cloud – Do You?

In my predictions column prior to 2011, I predicted the rise of the personal cloud. With Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple all getting into the cloud business its clear that prediction is coming true. Three things are key to adopting these cloud services: Trust, reliability and price.

I for one am ready to begin relying more on cloud services. I remember a time before my company began using Exchange for email. Every time I got a new computer or new handheld PDA, I had to manually export my inbox and then import it on the new device.

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Galaxy S 4G Revealed by T-Mobile on Honeycomb Day

Galaxy S 4G Revealed by T-Mobile on Honeycomb Day

The Galaxy S line of phones from Samsung has just expanded with the Galaxy S 4G. This fabulous new phone will be rocking the house with 4G speeds, a full copy of the movie INCEPTION, and a bunch more surprises including full T-Mobile TV functionality. A 720p video camera on the back, Android 2.2 Froyo installed inside, and a pre-installed 16GB microSD memory card make this phone a slight step behind the rest of the pack as far as being the absolute top notch, but certainly it is heading for the top of the middle heap.

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Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook review

Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook review

Google's first Chrome OS notebook, the Cr-48, has landed on the SlashGear test bench, and to say it's an interesting machine would be an understatement. The stealth-black 12.1-inch ultraportable is, like the color-scheme suggests, intended to fall into the background and let the Chrome OS platform take center-stage. Check out our full review after the cut.

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The Daily Slash: December 1 2010

The Daily Slash: December 1 2010

Oh my goodness! Crazy speeds and companies blowing up and phones being thrown around like candy! All the signs of a great day here at the R3 Media Network! First, SlashPhone breaks some news about Motorola being divided into two different divisions starting at the beginning of 2011. Then Google Reader sends an app to Android (making it even MORE impossible to get away from the news!) Angry Birds gets a Seasons expansion for Android devices (probably in the chute for Apple's App Store.) And finally, Vince has his hands on one of the incredibly small amount of LG VL600 Modems out in the world right now, and he wants to show you Verizon's LTE "4G" network speeds first hand, and Ben wants to tell you all about why Verizon's LTE and the other 4G networks are important. All this and... yes! More! Today on The Daily Slash!

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myTouch 4G Review

myTouch 4G Review

T-Mobile took on Sprint's HTC EVO 4G in recent months with a 4G phone of their own, the QWERTY-toting G2, and taking advantage of the carrier's spreading HSPA+ network. Now comes the second part of that attack, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G, a full touchscreen candybar with a 1GHz CPU and twin cameras for photography and video calls. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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HTC Wildfire gets Sync 3.0 update for PC multimedia management

HTC Wildfire gets Sync 3.0 update for PC multimedia management

Multimedia management for Android devices has always been underwhelming when compared to the sort of integration Apple offer with iTunes and the iPhone 4, with many users turning to DoubleTwist to fill the gap.  Now HTC have stepped in; the new version of HTC Sync (v3.0) adds media synchronization with "popular media players" on the PC, sucking over music, playlists, images and other content and squirting it into - at first - your HTC Wildfire.

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T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide gets official

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide gets official

As bizarre press photo choice go, we can only speculate what was running through the addled minds of T-Mobile USA when they picked this touching feathered scene for the new T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide.  Are they suggesting the well-rumored handset is ideal for protective parents looking to keep in touch with their offspring?  Or is the myTouch 3G Slide itself the new baby: monochrome and slightly odd looking?

Metaphor aside, the myTouch 3G Slide is the latest Android smartphone to T-Mobile's network, running OS 2.1 on a 3.4-inch HVGA touchscreen together with dualband 3G UMTS/HSPA, WiFi b/g, quadband GSM and Bluetooth.  There's also a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for easier text entry, though T-Mobile have also preloaded the nifty Swype keyboard for faster on-screen input.  Alternatively, a new "Genius Button" automatically triggers the Android voice recognition system, or reads your SMS messages out loud.

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INQ Mobile Chat 3G and Mini 3G social networking phones revealed

INQ Mobile Chat 3G and Mini 3G social networking phones revealed

INQ Mobile are probably best known for their Facebook phone for UK carrier Three, but the company - who are actually owned by Three's parent company - have been working on a couple of new devices to lure in social networkers.  The INQ Chat 3G is their first attempt at a QWERTY messaging phone, while the INQ Mini 3G has a more traditional form-factor.  Both pack Twitter, Facebook, push-Gmail, Skype and instant-messaging, together with 3G and tethered-modem connectivity.

 

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Apple block Palm Pre sync in iTunes 8.2.1

Apple block Palm Pre sync in iTunes 8.2.1

Apple have yanked Pre compatibility from iTunes 8.2.1, in an update to the media management software described as "an issue with verification of Apple devices."  The move is not exactly unexpected; the two companies traded feints in mid-June, with Apple suggesting that future versions of iTunes "may no longer provide syncing functionality" with anything other than iPods and iPhones, while Palm accused them of threatening "a direct blow" to users seeking a seamless experience.

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