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  • News: Apple releases iOS 4.3.3 to patch location bugs

    Underpromise and overdeliver—always a good strategy. Apple said it would take a few weeks to issue an iOS update to fix a handful of bugs related to the storage of location data, but it’s taken just seven days between that announcement and the appearance of iOS 4.3.3.

  • Opinion: NPD: Half of All Full-Game Downloads Are Mobile

    No surprise, mobile devices lead the pack in a new study gauging the device demographics of full-game downloads. According to sales-tracker NPD Group, digital game downloads for mobile devices account for nearly half of all video game "full game" downloads. That's discounting "microtransactions" or downloadable content like expansions or multiplayer maps, and by mobile devices, NPD means iPhones, Android phones, and whatever else falls under the column "mobile" (think games like Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, and Cup the Rope).

  • Opinion: Android 2.3.4 On Nexus One, No Google Talk Voice Chat

    Attention, Nexus One owners: the latest variant of Gingerbread is here! But don't get too excited as this "special" Nexus One version of Android doesn't deliver all the digital goodies that other handsets are getting.

  • Opinion: Newsflash: Fewer Americans Own TVs

    Fewer Americans own TV sets these days, research firm Nielsen has found. Nielsen says it expects a drop in the number of U.S. households with a television set for the first time in 20 years. Nielsen says that the decrease likely has to do with two factors: poverty and the rise of high-tech alternatives.

  • Opinion: Dell to Take on MacBook Air Again With A New Ultra-Thin

    Dell steps up to challenge Apple's MacBook Air again, this time with a large-screen ultra-thin laptop and promises of better performance than the discontinued Dell Adamo.

  • News: EMC's Iomega launches NAS storage line for smaller businesses

    Iomega launched a new series of desktop and rack mountable NAS devices aimed at small- to medium-sized businesses and remote offices, with a price tag for the arrays of less than $4,000.

  • Opinion: DARPA's Cutting-Edge Video Searching Program Gets Boost

    We've already completely conquered text searches and gained a handle on image recognition software too, but video remains to be a tricky bit. DARPA might have the breakthrough to finding untagged video with no searchable text.

  • News: Sony Accuses Anonymous

    A file planted on the hacked Sony Online Entertainment servers suggests that hacktivist group Anonymous may be involved.

  • News: Congress Hearing on PSN

    The US House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade today held a hearing on the threat of data theft to American consumers.

  • Opinion: What Should Twitter Do With TweetDeck?

    Twitter's $40-$50 million purchase of TweetDeck, reported by TechCrunch this week, shows the service is protecting its platform, brand, and revenue stream aggressively. What's next for Twitter, and what do these developments mean for the Twitter community?

  • News: Isis wireless carriers back off separate mobile payment network

    Isis, a consortium of three major U.S. wireless carriers, has reportedly decided to back off plans for a separate mobile payment network and will instead work within traditional systems that include major credit card processors such as Visa and MasterCard for mobile transactions.

  • News: Windows Thin PC Extends Value of Legacy Hardware

    Microsoft announced this week that the Release Candidate (RC) of Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) is now available, and that it expects that WinTPC will be officially released sometime this quarter. WinTPC is no substitute for Windows 7, but it will enable Microsoft customers to continue using older hardware in new ways.

  • News: Apple's OS X server strategy: Data centres for everyone

    Recently, Apple previewed more features that will be available in its upcoming release of Mac OS X 10.7, "Lion." We first got a glimpse of Lion at Apple's Back to the Mac event in October, when CEO Steve Jobs said that several technologies developed in Apple's iOS mobile operating system would be brought back into Mac OS X as part of Lion. Since iOS evolved from earlier versions of Mac OS X, the "back to the Mac" moniker made sense.

  • Feature: Smartphone location tracking: everything you need to know

    The odds are good that your smartphone knows more about your day-to-day travels than your spouse does. Should you be worried?

  • News: New Wi-Fi gear aims to wipe out Ethernet edge switches

    Meru's new Wi-Fi gear combines a trio of powerful 802.11n radios with a battery of new software that together will let enterprises replace wired Ethernet at the network's edge, the company says.

  • Opinion: My PC Doesn't Recognize My Android Phone

    AmyShepherdBucobloj plugged her LG Vortex into her laptop with no results. She asked the Windows forum for help.

  • News: Apple to Retain App Throne, Despite Huge Google Growth

    Apple and its App Store will remain king when it comes to mobile app revenues for years, according to new research that expects the overall paid app market to double by 2014.

  • News: DVD Death Watch: Sales Drop 20 Percent

    DVDs are one step closer to extinction if recent numbers from a Hollywood trade group are any measure. DVD sales in the United States dropped by 20 percent during the first three months of 2011 compared with the same time last year, according to a report by the Digital Entertainment Group. The group blamed the drop on the timing of Easter and a dearth of blockbuster DVD releases in early 2011 compared to four major DVD debuts in early 2010.

  • News: Google Chrome TV Ads Tug at the Heartstrings

    Google Chrome has gone primetime, with a pair of 90-second television ads to promote the Web browser.

  • News: PlayBook security: How RIM aims to keep work and play separate

    One of Research in Motion's biggest challenges in a world of the iPhone and Android has been how to keep its products fun and fresh while maintaining the high level of security its corporate users have come to rely on.



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