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  • News: Australian MP accuses Apple of ripping off customers

    Australian MP Ed Husic has demanded an inquiry by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission into price discrimination. While the investigation is geared towards all technology companies in Australia, King specifically mentioned Apple in the Australian parliament.

  • Opinion: Open Finder folder in Terminal

    We've published a variety of hints over the years about opening a Terminal window that's already focused on the folder of your choosing. But Hints reader ceej discovered that Apple's built a new Service into Lion that can make this task even simpler.

  • News: iPhone 5 Expected to Have Dual-Mode Capabilities

    The latest iPhone 5 rumors say the next iteration of Apple's smartphone will almost certainly be a CDMA/GSM dual-mode “world phone.” An unidentified iOS device has popped up in the usage logs for at least one popular iOS app sporting identifiers that suggest the device can run on CDMA and GSM networks. The unknown device is running iOS 5 and is believed to be the iPhone 5, according to TechCrunch.

  • News: iFixit's Mac Mini kit lets you add a second hard drive

    iFixit’s teardowns are always a fun read—not just for the sometimes-gory shots of computer innards, but also for the little tidbits discovered along the way. Case in point: The company’s Mac Mini teardown revealed space and a cable port for an additional hard drive. Now, if you have a brand new Mac Mini and are wondering “Why, I’d love to add an additional hard drive to my Mac Mini without paying $750 for a solid-state drive addition or $999 for a Mini with Lion Server,” never fear: iFixit has the $70 kit for you.

  • Opinion: Freebie PC Wizard Tells You What Device Manager Can't

    Contrary to the implications of its moniker, there's really no wizardry involved with PC Wizard. Unless of course you consider a comprehensive querying and report on your system's hardware magic. This free utility from CPUID relays a lot, and I mean a lot of info. Much of said info may be found in Windows Device Manager, but a lot of it can't.

  • News: Sonic CD Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

    Major Nelson let slip that Sonic CD is on its way to Xbox Live Arcade, and you'll be able to try it out at PAX this weekend.

  • News: Good Old Games Teases Further EA Rereleases

    The team at Good Old Games are masters of the teaser. Today the site has revealed that a new batch of EA titles will hit its store on Thursday.

  • News: Indie Games Summer Uprising Title: Battle High: San Bruno

    The second Indie Games Summer Uprising title releases later today, offering SNK-style fighting action for just 80 Microsoft points.

  • News: RIM announces three new BlackBerry Curve smartphones

    Research in Motion announced three new BlackBerry Curve smartphones running the latest BlackBerry 7 mobile operating system with its faster Web browsing experience.

  • News: Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Coming to XBLA, PSN in 2012

    Sega has announced that a "grand update and expansion" to Virtua Fighter 5 will be released as a standalone XBLA and PSN title.

  • News: Android now most attacked mobile OS, McAfee reports

    Google's Android operating system is now the most-targeted mobile platform for malware, according to McAfee's latest threat report.

  • Opinion: Review Roundup: Everybody Loves Deus Ex Human Revolution

    You might as well know, I only ever dallied with the original Deus Ex. It sat on my sub-GHz Pentium III PC's hard drive just long enough to load and for me to wander briefly (around the deck of a boat in the harbor of a major Manhattan-like city, if memory serves). Alas, I gave it short shrift and flipped back to Shogun: Total War, or maybe it was Diablo II. Nothing about it really grabbed me, and though I loved Warren Spector (the game's co-designer), my cyberpunk heart belonged to Doug Church's (and Spector's) System Shock—that, and Beam Software's 1994 Super Nintendo sleeper, Shadowrun.

  • Opinion: 8GB iPhone 4 in the works, rumours suggest

    Apple has started manufacturing an 8GB iPhone 4 model that could be sold alongside the brand-new iPhone 5 this fall, according to a Reuters report. The 8GB flash drives for the low-end iPhone 4 are being manufactured by a Korean company, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

  • News: Amazon adds in-memory caching to its cloud

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a public beta test of ElastiCache, which is designed to allow enterprises to speed up their Web applications, the company said on Monday.

  • News: Facebook data collection under fire in Germany again

    A German privacy protection authority is calling on organizations there to close their Facebook fan pages and remove the social networking site's "Like" button from their websites, arguing that Facebook harvests data in violation of German and European Union law.

  • News: Cisco aims for a go-anywhere router

    Cisco Systems made its fortune selling routers for the cores of enterprise and service-provider networks, but now the company is sending its technology farther from those cozy confines than ever before.

  • Opinion: BlackBerry unveils the new Curve 9360

    This is a plucky little phone and will tick the boxes of many a person around the world, but the affordable smartphone is designed to be just that, 'affordable' and because of that we were never expecting to be blown away.

  • News: Google patches critical bug in Windows Chrome

    Google on Monday patched 11 vulnerabilities in Chrome, including one of the rare bugs the company has deemed critical in its browser.

  • News: Apple may tap China Mobile's 600M users with iPhone on 2G

    There are signs that Apple may soon allow China Mobile to distribute the iPhone, a deal that could give Apple a bigger share of China's mobile phone market. But Apple faces a tough choice in order to reach such a deal, say analysts: develop an iPhone specifically for China Mobile, which operates a 3G network incompatible with current models of the iPhone, or make iPhone buyers use the carrier's slower 2G network.

  • News: China overtakes US in PC sales earlier than expected

    China overtook the U.S. in both PC sales and shipments in the second quarter, according to research firm IDC.



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