Daniel IonescuPCWorld

Daniel has been writing about smartphones, tablets and apps since 2008, and he enjoys pitting gadgets against each other.

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Samsung gives Galaxy S III free 'Premium' update, adds advanced features

A software update in January will bring camera features, new interface functions and Android Jelly Bean to the Galaxy S III.


iPad family aces battery tests while Android tablets lag

Android tablets, large or small, can’t seem to match the battery life of the iPad. In a recent set of battery life tests, Apple’s new iPad has the longest battery life among 10-inch tablets; in the 7-inch category, the iPad Mini comes out on top as well.

Google Now app updated to take on iOS Passbook

The service automatically brings up cards with relevant information from around you, based on your location

Nokia launches Lumia 620, a budget-based Windows Phone 8

The Lumia 620 will cost an estimated $250 contract free

iOS tops Android in smartphone sales, survey says

Apple dethroned Android the for three-month period ending in October, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech

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Samsung leads mobile market as Apple sticks to second place

Comscore sales figures for the third quarter give Samsung the crown as top smartphone manufacturer with its Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II, while Apple is a distant second. Overall, Android devices dominate the mobile market, although Apple has a bigger share when only the operating system is considered.

Microsoft Surface Pro has half the battery life of Surface RT

Microsoft announced pricing for its Surface Pro model, which will start at $899, and acknowledges that its battery life is less than the less expensive Surface with Windows RT and than many ultrabooks.

Debut of 'six strikes' anti-piracy program pushed back to 2013

The copyright alert system was announced in July 2011 and scheduled to launch in December of that year

Microsoft fix in works for random Windows Phone 8 reboots

Users of Windows Phone 8 smartphones made by Nokia and HTC have complained about the reboots

Nintendo sells 400,000 Wii U consoles, but is Wii Mini in works?

Best Buy Canada is teasing pre-orders for a Wii Mini console on its front page