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Android phone owners will tell you that a big draw of using the Google platform on the smartphone is the ability to tailor the user experience to personal preference. Almost every aspect of the user interface is customizable, and these are my top apps and widgets. Read more »

Lenovo Power Hub

Road warriors will soon be cheering world-wide as word spreads about the new Lenovo Power Hub. This product is so simple that it’s amazing no one has produced one before now. Take a power brick and add four USB ports to it without making it bigger. Read more »

Parallels Win7

Parallels Desktop 6 (PD6) has been announced for the Mac, and offers performance gains over the previous version. PD6 provides virtual machine capability on the Mac designed to allow the installation and operation of alternate operating systems such as Windows. Read more »

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The e-reader war is heating up with Amazon announcing the Kindle and Kindle 3G will be sold in Best Buy stores this fall. This has the Kindle joining the Barnes & Noble Nook and Sony Readers at Best Buy. Pricing will be the same as Amazon’s. Read more »

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MasterCard has launched its MoneySend service on the BlackBerry, taking aim at PayPal in the growing mobile payment business. MoneySend is a virtual prepaid credit card that customers can link with existing bank accounts and credit cards to send and receive personal payments on the BlackBerry. Read more »

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Mobile computers will chip away at the desktop PC market according to research, led by notebooks that will be shipping 291 million units by 2014. The mobile segment — notebooks, netbooks and tablets combined — will ship over 400 million units in that same year. Read more »

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The HP Mini 5103 is the newest member of HP’s netbook product line aimed at the enterprise. The brushed aluminum casing, full-sized keyboard and long battery life is much like the previous model, with one notable improvement. This video shows the small Mini from all angles. Read more »

Angry Birds

Worker productivity likely took a massive downturn today with the arrival of the highly successful Angry Birds game on the Android platform. Rovio Mobile intended to conduct a closed beta for Android but bowed to pressure from those anxious to play the game. Read more »

Cruz Tablet

Tablets are going to see tremendous growth, according to a UK analyst firm, as consumers choose them over e-readers. Tablet sales are projected to hit 50 million by 2014, a whopping increase of 1370 percent over the 3.65 million to be sold this year. Read more »

iStethoscope

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is actively watching app stores for apps that it deems fill a medical purpose with an eye toward regulating them, according to an attorney specializing in health care issues. Developers should be aware that apps may warrant FDA approval. Read more »

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Retail giant Staples will play a role in heating up the e-reader war as it will start selling Amazon’s Kindles in its retail stores. This move, coupled with price drops, shows how competitive the e-book business has become. Borders dropped prices on two of its e-readers. Read more »

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Verizon is hard at work to get its LTE high-speed network online late this year, but MetroPCS may be first according to information its LTE network will go live in September. The fifth-largest operator in the U.S. will light up Dallas and Las Vegas next month. Read more »

Verizon is hard at work to get its LTE high-speed network online late this year, but MetroPCS may be first according to information its LTE network will go live in September. The fifth-largest operator in the U.S. will light up Dallas and Las Vegas next month. Read more »

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Join James, Matt and Kevin live for this week’s audio podcast where they’ll cover this week’s mobile technology news and share experiences with the latest software, hardware and web services. If you missed the live show, you can grab an MP3 audio recording and listen later. Read more »

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