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  • Opinion: The web ties that bind

    We’re moving inexorably towards an ever-more web-centric way of working and accessing entertainment, but in return we’re giving up more and more of ourselves. It’s free to join, but you may never fully escape Google’s web.

  • Opinion: Facebook Messenger Has Hidden Video Chat Feature

    Facebook Messenger, the social network's new messaging app for iPhone and Android, may soon have a video chat component. Hackers rummaging around in the new smartphone app have discovered traces of a video chat feature that appears to be under development. The hidden service was first reported by 9-to-5 Mac and How To Arena later confirmed similar video chat remnants were in the Android version.

  • News: Phone Data Caps: Five Things You Shouldn't Do (Too Often)

    Chances are, you no longer have an unlimited data plan on your mobile phone. Just a few years back, unlimited data plans were the norm, but now these all-you-can-eat options are rapidly disappearing. AT&T did away with unlimited options last year, and Verizon Wireless followed suit this year, moving to a similar tiered model. And even if you don't have an actual data limit, your so-called unlimited plan may very well come with a speed cap: If you use too much data, you'll see your speeds decrease significantly.

  • News: The five best free iPhone apps for travel

    You smartphone is great for checking emails and surfing the web when you're travelling around, but it can also be useful for helping you flag down cabs, finding out travel news and directions. Here's five free apps for the iPhone that will help you when it comes to travelling.

  • News: Facebook to rival BBM with instant messaging program

    Facebook is hoping to rival BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and Apple's iMessage with its own instant messaging service for smartphones.

  • News: New Free ESPN app to show every Barclays Premier League goal

    This season football fans can watch video clips of all the goals from every Barclays Premier League match – completely free on the ESPN Goals app.

  • News: Apple issues Lion disk disaster recovery tool

    Apple has released a utility that builds a Lion recovery disk on a USB flash drive, giving users a way to restore their Macs if the machine's hard drive fails completely.

  • News: Lion changes we'd like to see

    In general, we think Lion is a pretty darned good operating system. But is it perfect? Of course not. (After all, Macworld awarded OS X 10.7 four-and-a-half mice, not five.) Now that we've been using the final, shipping version for a few weeks, we've found more than a few flaws. Here are seven areas deserving of a little more attention; we'll no doubt find more. In the meantime, let us know what you'd like to see fixed in the comments section below.

  • News: BlackBerry's QNX-Based Phones Expected to Underwhelm Users

    If you were keeping your hopes up for a BlackBerry superphone running the QNX OS, you will be disappointed. Research In Motion is set to launch an underwhelming range of QNX-based phones next year, according to a BGR report, that will be as good as dead on arrival. Here's why:

  • News: Apple 'to launch iOS 5 beta 6 on 17 August'

    Apple is going to launch the sixth beta version of iOS 5 on Wednesday 17 August, it has been claimed.

  • How-Tos: How To transfer music from your iPod to your PC

    Apple (for some reason) don't want you to transfer your music from your iPod back to your PC. But here's how you do it.

  • News: 4 reasons Windows Phone 7 will beat iPhone and Android

    Microsoft has a relatively long history with mobile operating systems, stretching back to the mid-nineties and Windows CE. Developed originally for "embedded systems," Windows CE quickly found its way into PDAs and eventually phones, and while consumers never warmed to the platform, it did achieve a level of success in the enterprise.

  • News: Black Hat: Apple does well but Microsoft does better with enterprise security

    While still not great, the operating systems behind Apple desktops, laptops and phones are getting more secure, researchers at Black Hat say. While not recommended for corporate use unless it’s in islands within larger networks, the OSX operating system has made strides, says Alex Stamos, who lead a team of researchers from iSec Partners that researched the OSX and Windows 7 operating systems.

  • Feature: The five most commented stories of the week - 5th August 2011

    It's been a busy few days in technbology, which has left our readers with plenty of stories to voice their opinions on. Here's our five most commented stories of the week.

  • News: Rumour: Next-generation iPhone to be 4G ready

    The next-generation iPhone, due to be announced in September, could be 4G ready, according to reports.

  • News: Find My Mac, Find My iPhone go live in iCloud.com beta

    The Find My Mac and Find My iPhone features are now live on the iCloud.com developer beta, it has been reported.

  • News: Apple 'orders 10 million iPhone 5 units'

    Taiwanese manufacturer Pegatron has received an order for 10 million iPhone 5 units, according to reports.

  • News: Apple is in decline says former Jobs pal

    Former Apple whizkid and founder of Electronic Arts (EA) Trip Hawkins believes that Apple has reached its peak and is bound to decline when CEO Steve Jobs is no longer with the company.

  • News: New BlackBerry Torch Guns for the iPhone Again

    Research In Motion is pushing its fourth attempt to dethrone Apple's iPhone with the new all-touchscreen BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860. The new smartphone is the biggest BlackBerry yet with a 3.7-inch display, and continues the legacy of RIM's keyboardless Storm phones, albeit with a revamped BlackBerry 7 OS, which sports a redesigned virtual keyboard.

  • News: Will OS X Lion roar in the enterprise?

    Since its release on July 20, Apple's newest version of OS X, known as Lion, has been bought, downloaded and installed by more than a million users. As an operating system, it represents a new paradigm: Apple's desktop platform is becoming more iOS-like. To date, most of the focus has been on new features like gestures, Mission Control, the new download-based install process, and user interface tweaks that are the biggest since the OS X public beta was introduced in 2000.


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