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AT&T to Quadruple Some Data Plan Fees

AT&T is following rival Verizon Wireless with a new type of family plan that comes with a four-fold increase in data service fees. But AT&T says the higher-priced plan will be an option rather than a requirement.

Kindle Fire Review: 5 Things Amazon's Tablet Is Missing

The Kindle Fire is a quality entry-level tablet, and the price is right, especially compared to an iPad. But before you buy, consider these five flaws that may bump Amazon's new gadget from your holiday shopping list.

Norton Everywhere May Be Symantec's Mobile Moneymaker

Symantec is the global leader in the security software market, but its share of that market has been declining. Can its Norton Everywhere initiative leverage the companies strength in the PC world into the domain of smartphones and tablets?

iCloud Should Add to the Halo Effect for Apple Devices

On Monday, Apple unveiled iCloud, which will allow users to store digital files on remote servers, and access them through smartphones, PCs or tablets. This should give a boost to iTunes, but that accounts for only about 2% of Apple's value. The real gain will be in how iCloud adds to the appeal of Apple's more lucrative devices.

Android Is Soaring, So Why Are Google Shares Sinking?

Google's shares have fallen 15% in the last three months while the S&P 500 has traded flat. This share price decline seems odd when contrasted with the spectacular success Google has been experiencing with its Android mobile OS. But there are good reasons Wall Street isn't impressed.

What Bionic, Xoom LTE Delays Mean for Motorola Mobility

In an attempt to reverse the market-share free fall it has been experiencing, Motorola Mobility has recently been trying to ramp up the pace of its product launches. But its rush to get hot new devices on the market has hit a couple of speed bumps with delays on the Droid Bionic and the Xoom LTE.

Intel Unveils Groundbreaking New Chip Technology

Intel announced plans Wednesday to begin high-volume manufacturing of chips with its long-awaited tri-gate transistors, a move that analysts say will put it far ahead of its competitors in the long-term with regards to its ability to shrink the size of computer chips and enhance their power.

Chip Giant Intel Set to Make Huge Announcement

When it comes to transistors on computer chips, smaller size means more processing power. So when Intel holds its big press conference Wednesday, expect an announcement that will lead to a serious power boost for its chips -- perhaps from its long-awaited revolutionary tri-gate transistors.

Apple iPad 2 Launches to Long Lines

Apple's second version of its popular iPad tablet computer went on sale Friday afternoon, and was greeted by the now-familiar lines of buyers outside Apple stores.

iPad 2: Don't Expect Apple's Stock to Pop

Apple is expected to unveil the new version of its popular iPad on Wednesday, but investors shouldn't hold their breath for a huge pop in the tech giant's stock price after the debut. The reason: History shows there's a big difference in how the markets greet Apple's revolutions versus its evolutions.

Scant Supplies of iPad 2 Could Squeeze Apple

Will the iPad 2 be hit by Apple's usual supply-shortage problems when it launches tomorrow as expected? If Apple isn't careful, inventory problems this time around could cost it sales because the market is now full of competitors.

Why You Should Have Intel Inside Your Portfolio

No wonder President Obama is visiting an Intel plant as he stumps for U.S. innovation and high-tech jobs. After all, Intel is a clear industry leader. Indeed, some analysts argue that for investors seeking entry in the global growth of technology, Intel is the one-stop answer.

Apple Surpasses HP in Mobile PC Sales on iPad Popularity

Apple leapfrogged Hewlett-Packard to become the largest U.S. seller of portable personal computers last quarter because of the popularity of its iPad tablet computer that it debuted last year, according NPD Group's DisplaySearch.

Apple's iPad 2 Will Be Faster, Smarter and Even Thinner

Apple is raising its game across the board with the iPad 2, offering faster processing speeds, more memory and a stronger graphics chip than the original iPad, The Wall Street Journal reports. The new iPad version is also expected to be lighter, thinner, and come with dual cameras.

iPad 2 Prototype Pops Up at Launch of The Daily

News Corp's launch of The Daily, its highly-touted online newspaper designed for the iPad, apparently featured more than just the latest stories out of Egypt. The publication's debut was shown on an unreleased version of Apple's iPad featuring dual front- and rear-facing cameras.

In This Corner, Netflix. In the Other Corner. . .Amazon?

Netflix, whose DVD-by-mail service hastened the demise of several video rental chains, may soon find itself under siege from Amazon. The world's largest online retailer appears to be on the verge of launching its own unlimited movie and TV-show streaming service.

No, the iPad Is Not Killing Microsoft's Business

Investors are buying into the meme that Windows is dying -- and therefore Microsoft is as well. While tablets are clearly cutting into the giant's core PC business, Microsoft is also showing remarkable agility in building new franchises for the future, the Kinect for one.

iPhone vs. Android: Google May Be Winning the War in China

And the winning mobile OS in Asia is ... Google's Android. This from Deutsche Bank's insightful technology analyst Jonathan Goldberg, who says that Android has already pulled away from the pack in China. And not just in smartphones and tablets: Android is finding its way into all sorts of platforms.

Without Steve Jobs, What Kind of Apple Would Carry On?

The company has already proved that it can thrive while the CEO is away. But what's still not clear is whether Apple can remain far more than a tech company once he truly retires. Whose vision can possibly keep Apple the cultural phenomenon that Jobs has made it?

News Corp. to Launch Digital Newspaper on Jan. 19

News Corp. (NWS) will launch its much-anticipated digital newspaper for tablet computers on January 19. Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp., and Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs will both attend the launch, Reuters reported without naming its sources.

Beyond TVs: Vizio Now Sees Big Growth in Small Screens

Now the No. 1. U.S. seller of LCD TVs, Vizio is setting its sights on the smartphone and tablet computer markets. But will its low-cost business model translate to the mobile electronics market? That's not a sure bet, but it'll be interesting to watch.

Motorola Mobility Unveils Much-Anticipated Xoom Android Tablet

Just a day after Motorola split in two, its mobility division has unveiled the much-anticipated Xoom, the first tablet to run on a tablet-specific version of Android version called Honeycomb. Could this tablet be the one to give the Apple iPad a run for its money?

CES 2011: Are Price Cuts the Wave of the Future?

Despite all the amazing gadgets launched at the Consumer Electronics Show -- the smart TVs, 3-D technology, larger touch screens, and tablet PCs -- the bigger news in Las Vegas this week may be about price cuts.