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Roundup: Galaxy S4 sales milestone, time-saving apps, worst gadget flops, more

Windows' Phone YouTube app: Windows Phone will rework its YouTube app to be like how Google wants it to be.   PC World

Time saver: A Harris Interactive market study has found that smartphone apps help users save 88 minutes of their time in a day, or 22 days a year.   NDTV Gadgets

Cool to the touch:
Windows 8 users aren't that into touch-friendly Windows 8 apps, according to a usage pattern study by Soluto, a cloud-based PC management services provider.

Key to becoming a best-selling phone: Meeting supply demand and brand perception are major factors a smartphone's success.   New York Times

25 worst gadget flops: There's been some real gadget duds over the years. Here's a look at 25 of the worst of all time.  Yahoo

There's no app for that:
Research shows that Windows Phone users don't have many as many choices for the most popular apps that work on their devices.

Hot seller:
Samsung reports that the new flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, has surpassed the 10-million mark in worldwide sales in less than a month.   New York Times

Going green for just a few bucks: Make your own solar-powered phone charger for around $5.

User data for sale:
Wall Street Journal published a report that says cell phone companies are selling or looking to sell information about their customers, Verizon being the first to move in this direction.

Customer satisfaction survey: A study finds that no contract cell phone services and smaller carriers are gaining in popularityForbes

What's next? SmartCars?
General Motors says some models will have in-car apps starting later this yearCNet

[Last modified: Monday, May 27, 2013 4:08pm]


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