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Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld.

Cisco to launch free iPad/iPhone video app

Cisco announced improvements to its video product line Thursday to make it easier for businesses to capture and share video, including a free iPhone and iPad app that should arrive next month.

Gartner: iPad's dominance in tablets to continue for years

Research firm Gartner says the iPad will command nearly 75 percent of the global tablet market in 2011, with Apple's dominance expected to continue through 2014.

Google Wallet gets official launch

Google officially launched its Google Wallet application late Monday for NFC-ready Sprint Nexus S 4G phone users.

HTC weighs buying WebOS or other mobile OS

HTC is considering buying WebOS from Hewlett Packard or another mobile operating system, according to a report based on comments made by HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang.

Wireless carriers prep for Hurricane Irene

The nation's largest wireless carriers are preparing for Hurricane Irene as it moves up the East Coast.

What Jobs's departure means for the mobile industry

With Steve Jobs stepping down as CEO, Computerworld looks at how his departure could impact Apple's position in the smartphone and tablet market.

IDC: iPhone hits top spot among smartphones globally

Apple became the top smartphone maker globally for the first time in the second quarter, according to market researcher IDC.

Smartphone game use is up, especially with iPhone

Research from Nielsen finds that mobile games are growing more popular and more addictive for smartphone users, especially iPhone users who play games twice as many hours as the average user.

Survey: More Americans own e-readers than tablets

A Pew Research Institute survey finds that more American are using e-readers than tablets.

Amex, Foursquare take mobile wallet scheme national

American Express and Foursquare have launched a mobile payment plan that offers users discounts at selected national retailers.

Coming with 3D: Smartphones from Sprint, AT&T

Glasses-free 3D smartphones are about to invade the U.S., with Sprint selling the HTC Evo 3D on Friday and AT&T confirming that the LG Thrill 4G will go on sale later this summer.

Harry Potter books to go digital

J.K. Rowling Thursday announced the creation of a new website where users can buy electronic versions of her Harry Potter books, and can network with each other and the author.

Report: RIM drastically cuts PlayBook sales target

RIM has cut its sales target for PlayBook tablets in the second quarter to one-third of the original estimate, according to Taiwan-based suppliers.

Verizon adds 19 more cities to its LTE network

Verizon Wireless announced 19 more cities that will get its faster LTE wireless network service starting Thursday, bringing the total to 74 metropolitan areas.

American to offer Galaxy Tab 10.1 to premium class passengers

American Airlines will deploy 6,000 new Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets onboard some of its international and transcontinental flights in business and first class later this year.