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  • News: Unfinished iOS features hint at future plans

    Like Indiana Jones or Lara Croft, some folks just can’t help themselves from digging deep into the mysteries of time—or, for those of us stuck at our desks, into the mysteries of our iOS devices. Digital treasure seekers have recently uncovered a pair of unimplemented features in iOS 5 that can be enabled with a little technical trickery, without even requiring you to jailbreak your phone.

  • Opinion: 5 Hidden Features in iOS 5

    Who knew Apple's iOS 5 mobile operating system held so many secrets? Developers and sleuthing hackers have been hard at work since Apple released the OS in October unearthing a number of hidden features and tweaking the OS to do things it was never intended to do.

  • Opinion: Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again

    The recent challenge issued by DARPA to reassemble shredded documents seems like trying to put Humpty Dumpty together again. Why would government need to reassemble shredded records? Because troops in war zones confiscate the remains of destroyed or shredded documents that contain valuable information. DARPA is seeking the best technologies for document reconstruction, and has issued a Shredder Challenge to computer scientists, puzzle enthusiasts and anyone else who likes solving complex problems." Although reconstruction techniques ranging from manual assembly to computerized algorithms already exist, by issuing this challenge, DARPA is looking to gain insights into the most efficient solutions.

  • News: IDC: Thailand floods will hurt overall PC shipments

    Widespread flooding in Thailand will directly impact PC markets in the first half of next year, with worldwide shipments dropping by up to 20 percent in the first quarter compared to previous projections, IDC said in a research note Thursday.

  • News: New iOS 5.0.1 update fixes bugs and battery issues

    Apple today released iOS 5.0.1, the anticipated update designed to fix multiple unspecified bugs that drained the iPhone's battery much faster than expected.

  • News: Federal court rules for employee in Infosys case

    An Infosys Technologies employee, who alleged that the Indian offshore outsourcing company wrongly used visitor visas in its work, won a federal court decision that will allow him to bring his case to a jury.

  • News: Hands on with iOS over-the-air updates

    Thursday's release of iOS 5.0.1 marked the first time that public upgrades to the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch can be installed directly on those devices, without requiring a visit to iTunes.

  • News: RIM stands by Flash mobile as it pursues HTML5

    Research in Motion will continue to use Adobe Flash Player, at least for the BlackBerry Playbook tablet, even after Adobe announced it will discontinue Flash for the mobile Web.

  • News: Amazon updates, sunsets Stanza app

    Fans of the Amazon-owned Stanza e-reading app for iOS have been granted at least a temporary reprieve: Amazon on Thursday released an update to the app that fixes a slew of problems that affected the app when running on iOS 5.

  • News: Soft sales by Apple suppliers may hint at iPhone, iPad production cuts

    Softer-than-usual sales numbers last month by several of Apple's component suppliers has one analyst puzzled and worried at the same time.

  • News: Apple releases iOS 5.0.1 with battery fixes, more

    Apple on Thursday released iOS 5.0.1, an update that the company says brings fixes for users suffering from decreased battery life under iOS 5. The update also sports a couple of additional features, including multitasking gestures for original iPad users, and bug fixes.

  • News: Gartner: Security services spending to hit $49B in 2015

    Gartner is predicting that corporate spending across the world for a broad swath of security services will climb from about $35 billion today to $49 billion in three years, with the managed security services expected to jump most of all.

  • News: Using iCloud with iWork for iOS

    iCloud can be a ray of sunshine for iOS device owners looking to keep their documents synced between multiple devices and computers. Apple's own iWork suite, unsurprisingly, already offers deep iCloud integration for keeping your Pages, Numbers, and Keynote documents in sync between devices. At this writing, however, only Apple's iOS iWork apps support iCloud; it's not yet possible to sync your documents directly with the Mac versions of the apps unless you use workarounds.

  • News: What's Up in Downloads? Latest Five Reviews: Mind Maps, Diff Tool, Free Game

    PCWorld's reviewers examine so much software for desktop and Web, it can be easy to miss some of the reviews. Our most recent finds: three mindmappers, a differential tool for coders, and a space empire-building game. For downloads and full reviews, follow the links.

  • News: Dragon Express: Mac transcription for less

    Nuance Communications, the company behind Dragon Dictation ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice , for iOS) and Dragon Dictate ( Macworld rated 4 out of 5 mice , for OS X), has launched a new piece of software in the Mac App Store called Dragon Express.

  • News: Ripping the correct DVD title with HandBrake

    The weekly Macworld Video returns! Starting this week, Macworld's editors will provide a helpful video compatible not only with your web browser, but also your iOS device. In this specific video I show you how to use DVD Player to determine which is the correct main title to rip for the DVDs you own. Enjoy.

  • Opinion: Mobile Users Want Privacy, Do Little to Protect It

    While large numbers of consumers are angry about security measures taken by custodians of their online data, three out of every four of them don't even take minimal measures to protect themselves from incursions on their privacy.

  • News: Libya-based LAP Green suffers setback for fiber plans

    Plans by Libya's Lap Green Network to use Zambia as a stepping stone for further investment in the Southern African region have suffered a major setback following the decision by the Zambian government to reverse the sale of Zesco's fiber-optic network.

  • News: ARM co-founder and President Tudor Brown to retire

    ARM on Thursday said that co-founder and President Tudor Brown will retire in May next year after helping turn the firm into a dominant mobile processor company.

  • News: Senate votes against measure to kill net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Senate has voted against a Republican measure that would have overturned net neutrality rules passed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission last December.


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