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Jailbreaking Is Now Legal For Smartphones—But Not Tablets

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act outlaws attempts to "circumvent" digital rights management schemes, but Congress is able to grant exemptions to the rule. Yesterday a bunch of changes were published—making it legal to jailbreak phones, but not tablets. More »...

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IDC: Samsung and Apple Still Kings of the Smartphone Market, Nokia Loses Top Five Spot to RIM

IDC's third quarter figures are in, complete with a few unexpected shake-ups. The entire cellphone market grew 2.4% over the same time last year, but smartphones shipments drove the majority of that, showing growth of 45.3% and beating the analysts' expectations. Of the 179.7 million smartphones shipped, Samsung and Apple devices accounted for almost half of them, with the companies retaining their number one and two positions in the market, respectively. 

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Google TV Just One Option in New Range of Android TV Players

Until recently, most Android-based TV products have used the Google TV platform. But lately we've seen an explosion of low-cost media players designed to access the web and run Android apps on TV with plain old Android.

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Is LG Ditching Google TV? Working On WebOS TV?

LG has been working with HP's open sourced edition of WebOS, Gram, to build a smart TV.

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iPad Mini to Grab Sales from $199 Tablets, Says Analyst

With iOS 6 and a 7.9-inch screen size, the iPad Mini will scoop up market share from rival tablets, according to a J.P. Morgan analyst. [Read more]...

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