Daniel IonescuPCWorld

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


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.

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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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AT&T deal slashes $100 off tablets with 2-year contract

AT&T is trying to entice tablet shoppers by offering $100 discounts with a two-year data contract. But it's worth considering the cost of a yearly data plan to determine whether this is a deal.

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Jam with Chrome music app moves band practice online

The app uses HTML5 features such as Web Audio API, Websockets, Canvas and CSS3

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Google Earth 7 adds more 3D imagery to desktop app

The latest version of Google Earth 7 brings the 3D imagery included in the Mac and Windows versions to be on par with what mobile users enjoyed. The desktop app also adds a tour guide feature.

Analyst: iPad mini could be in short supply at first

Expected high demand for the just-announced iPad mini, coupled with shortages on the panel supply chain, might lead to not enough tablets to satisfy market demand, according to NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim.

Google Maps now details the footprints of buildings

Google Maps now offers details about the height and size of structures shown in its maps, calculated by algorithms in the map tools. First to get the new data are major U.S. cities.

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Surface vs iPad vs Galaxy vs Kindle Fire HD: Battle of the $500 tablets

This holiday season you’ll have more tablets to choose from, but which one will be the right one for you?

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Leaked screenshots hint at Google Maps for iOS 6

A developer has posted blurry screenshots that are reportedly a native iOS 6 version of Google Maps, under development while Apple's original mapping app for iOS 6 is under fire.

Google Street View adds 250,000 miles of more coverage

The updated imagery includes walk-throughs of parks, city centers and tourist attractions

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You can now share Dropbox files with Facebook Groups

Facebook is rolling out a new feature that lets Facebook users share their Dropbox files with Facebook Groups.

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TechHive: How the iPhone 5 stacks up against other smartphones


The iPhone 5 might not be a big departure visually from the previous generation, but Apple is packing a punch with its new smartphone.

Google launches standalone YouTube iOS app

Apple's removed the built-in YouTube app from iOS 6, so Google has released a standalone YouTube app for the iPhone and iPod touch just ahead of the OS update's likely release.