Topic: Google Android
If Mom and Dad want to use an an iPad, why shouldn't Junior get a tablet computer, too? Many parents appear to be following that line of reasoning, judging by the popularity of tablet-style toys and gadgets this holiday season. Not that everyone loves the idea. Many child-development experts say it's best for kids not to have too much "screen time" each day, for one thing. At the same time, there's a long tradition of kids using gadgets modeled on those used by adults. For shoppers weighing a purchase, here's a look at five options that have been reviewed by Consumer Reports or other reviewers.
12/11/2011 01:50 pm
Kids' tablet computers can be created by adding a Crayola iMarker or Disney microphone to the iPad. With the right accessories for kids, tablet computers can be used by the whole family.
12/09/2011 11:23 am
Mobile payments and other alternate payments could amount to $2.7 trillion in transactions by 2015, according to Intuit study. That would make mobile payments easily twice as popular as cash.
12/08/2011 06:43 pm
A $99 tablet computer, with Android 4.0? It could be closer than you think. But is a $99 tablet computer too cheap to be worth anything?
12/07/2011 07:23 pm
Verizon Wireless says it's waiting to offer better security and user experience. But Verizon's move could thwart Google's bid to turn the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone into the credit card of the future.
12/07/2011 09:09 am
Android Market, the hub of the Android ecosystem, has racked up some major numbers in recent months.
12/06/2011 11:05 pm
The iPhone had a huge October in England, roundly defeating Google's Android operating system.
11/28/2011 11:07 pm
Quick Response (QR) codes link consumers to websites fast. Here's how to use them, and why you'd want to.
11/24/2011 11:17 am
The Android operating system is under assault. By comparison, Apple's iOS is in pretty good shape.
11/21/2011 10:42 pm
Android operating system Ice Cream Sandwich arrived in the United Kingdom with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus going on sale there Nov. 17. Verizon says the Android system will arrive in the US before the end of the year.
11/20/2011 01:08 pm