Daniel IonescuPCWorld

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

Microsoft asks laid-off workers to return overpaid severance

Microsoft is asking some of the workers it laid off in late January to pay back money they were given in excess of their severance packages, PC World reports.

Offline Gmail Coming Soon on iPhone, Android?

Google's VP of engineering, Vic Gundotra, demonstrated on Wednesday a mobile version of Gmail designed for both the iPhone and Android.

Samsung delays Google Android phone

Samsung is delaying the release of a mobile phone based on Google’s Android mobile operating system until the second half of 2009.

Report: Twitter overtakes Digg in popularity

According to new market share numbers from Hitwise, Twitter, the popular microblogging service, is now more popular than Digg's social news aggregation service.

Does searching Google damage the environment?

Do two Google searches produce the same amount of CO2 as bringing water to a boil on your stovetop?

New Palm Handset and OS Coming on Thursday?

Palm is set to preview this week its latest incarnation of mobile operating system in a bid to re-ignite the company.

Netbooks now more popular than iPhone

With more netbooks sold than iPhones in Q3 2008, ultraportable laptops seem to be on the rise.

Android devices likely from Sony Ericsson, Asus

Expect more cell phones based on Google’s Android operating system now that Sony Ericsson, Toshiba, Asus, and 11 other companies joined the Open Handset Alliance.

Reports: Wal-Mart to sell iPhone with $2 price drop

Wal-Mart will reportedly become the second major retail chain - after Best Buy - to sell Apple's iPhone.

Second Google phone 'Agora' out in January

The second Google Android phone, named Agora, is set to launch at the end of January 2009.

iPhone beware, the Nokia N97 is coming

Nokia announced the N97, another mobile device aimed at challenging the iPhone. PC World has the details.

The Blockbuster set-top box has arrived

Blockbuster is now competing with Netflix in the streaming-video market.

Has Dell quit the fight against the iPod?

Dell apparently won’t launch any new MP3 players in advance of the holiday shopping season, despite promising an ambitious return to digital music player market.

Why Opera didn’t make it on the iPhone

An Opera spokesman said his company hasn’t yet submitted a version of Opera Mini for approval on the App Store, contradicting reports last week that Apple had barred the browser from the iPhone.

Microsoft pushes for Silverlight on G1 and iPhone

Microsoft reportedly wants to push Silverlight onto the iPhone, PC World reports.