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  • News: Why the Number of Apps in an App Store Doesn't Matter

    The number of apps a mobile OS racks up in its store these days doesn't mean anything. Yes, you read that right. Contrary to what we've been fed by promoters for the Apple and Android platforms, it turns out that people don't really care how many apps they have to choose from.

  • News: Iconemesis offers iPhone cases with illustrated designs

    New company lets you put art by UK illustrators including Pomme Chan, Stephen Chan and more on your iPhone.

  • News: Mobile apps and security: What you need to know

    A Melbourne-based app developer has spoken about the security pitfalls of smartphone apps, saying that while certain mobile environments are more susceptible to malware, such risks can be eliminated through encryption and using common sense.

  • Opinion: SRS Audio Essentials Enhances Sound to Awesome Standards

    If you've never heard SRS's sound enhancements, you're missing out. They add bass, depth, spaciousness, and clarity to just about any piece of music or video. Bass-enriching TruBass and space-enhancing Focus and Definition (as WOW)are actually included with Windows Media Player, but if you use another player, you need SRS Audio Essentials, a free version of which is available that adds WOW and TruBass to any player and works with virtually any audio or video player. I use it with VLC, which I favor for its comprehensive format support.

  • News: iPad Good Classroom Helper, But Not Textbook Replacement

    Apple’s iPad is increasingly being used in the classroom, but the sleek design and user friendly technology doesn’t necessarily translate into a better education. So, don’t ditch the textbooks just yet.

  • News: OpenText buys Operitel for learning software

    Open Text has purchased Operitel, maker of learning and portal software that is integrated with Microsoft SharePoint, the companies announced Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • Opinion: How to Get Free Music From the iTunes Music Store

    I get it: You want some free tunes, but you don't want to be sued by the RIAA or by copyright trolls. Fair enough. Unfortunately, totally free music is rare these days--er, totally free and legal music, that is. But you can find some free music, and you can grab it straight from the music player you're probably already using: iTunes.

  • Opinion: The Netflix Streaming Price Trap

    Oh, Netflix, how far you have fallen. In a matter of months the Netflix name has plummeted from a semi-ubiquitous provider of all things entertaining on virtually every device with a screen, to an "it-will-do-for-now-while-I-shop-for-something-better" service. Sigh.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 4: App, Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

    It's all about the apps. With a smartphone, the mobile OS and default apps just form a foundation, but it is the apps that you apply on top that foundation that make the device uniquely yours, and enable it to be the indispensible tool you need it to be. For today's 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 post, I am going to take a look at the apps and the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace that sells them.

  • News: Sony Tablet S to hit UK on September 16

    Sony's first tablet PC, the Tablet S, will be made available through Dixons on September 16.

  • Opinion: AquaSnap Lets You Snap Windows Around

    If you’re still using Windows XP or Windows Vista, you may have seen friends or coworkers snapping windows around with Windows 7’s newfangled hotkeys, and longed for the same functionality for your aging system. AquaSnap (free) delivers this, and more.

  • News: Apple's iPhone 5 Launch: Two Competing Theories

    Will iPhone 5 pre-sales begin in late September with an official launch in the first week of October, or will Apple's next smartphone launch mid-to-late October? Bottom line is I don't know and Apple isn't saying a word.

  • Opinion: Google Doodle Celebrates Freddie Mercurys 65th Birthday

    Google pays tribute to Freddie Mercury with a doodle that celebrates the British rock singer’s 65th birthday. Google honors the late Mercury with a quirky combo doodle and animation, the second longest Google doodle of its kind, that can be viewed around the world on September 5 on Google’s home page. For U.S. Google users the doodle will be featured on the Google search engine a day later, due to Labor Day observations.

  • News: Macworld's new Speedmark 7 benchmark suite

    Now that the Mac OS has entered the Lion era, its time to bring Macworld’s overall system performance test suite, Speedmark, up to date. With this latest version, Speedmark 7, we’ve updated all of the applications to their current versions, increased files sizes that some tests use, and changed our 3D game test to a more recent title.

  • Opinion: Open Windows 7 Explorer to Your Favorite Location

    Jim Pearson wants to change the default location for Windows 7's version of Windows Explorer, and have it default to opening C:\

  • News: Digital Anarchy releases 3D Invigorator Photoshop plug-in

    Digital Anarchy has released 3D Invigorator 5.0 for Adobe Photoshop, which brings easy-to-use native 3D modelling and rendering tools into Photoshop.

  • News: Hong Kong to get first Apple Store

    Hong Kong will get its first Apple Store this month, adding to the four stores Apple already has in mainland China.

  • News: 8MP camera for iPhone 5 evidence strengthens

    It seems that the next-generation iPhone will have an 8-megapixel camera as reports emerge that Apple has engaged two lens makers as suppliers.

  • Buying Advice: Low-cost printers buying advice September 2011

    Many of us are conscious that the trade-off in buying an inexpensive printer is the high price of its consumables. We investigate the current crop of low-cost colour inkjets.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Mount up!

    This week's roundup of accessories for your iOS devices has a little bit of everything: Bluetooth keyboards, iPad mounts, even frikkin' lasers. Here's what caught our eye this week.



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