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  • Opinion: Arduino Hack Lets You Control TV, Annoy Others

    Remember those cheap remote control jammer toys that you could use to stop folks from changing the TV channel? One Instructables user has created a more advanced version, allowing you control of more than just a TV--whether you have the remote in your hands or not.

  • News: Macworld UK comes to the Apple Newsstand

    You can now buy and read Macworld UK through your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with the launch of Macworld UK magazine through the Apple Newsstand.

  • News: Apple thinks Kindle Fire will push users to iOS, analyst says

    Apple executives believe that the iPhone 3GS and Amazon's Kindle Fire will be two key devices that will expand the user base of iOS, an analyst has reported.

  • News: 8 companies hit with lawsuit over Carrier IQ software

    The Computerworld story, "8 companies hit with lawsuit over Carrier IQ software," posted to the newswire Monday with an incorrect byline. The story has been corrected on the wire and the byline now reads Jaikumar Vijayan

  • News: Galaxy Nexus release: Maybe Friday?

    The Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network could go on sale Friday, with some leaked photos of the device in red packaging posted on various Web sites.

  • Opinion: Skylight Turns Your Smartphone Into a Microscope Camera

    One of the highlights of science classes in school had to when we got to toy around with microscopes. Of course, while most microscopes in school were fairly basic models, the kits used in professional fields such as microbiology can cost thousands of dollars--money that not everyone has, meaning less access to the technology.

  • News: 8 companies hit with lawsuit over Carrier IQ software

    Apple is one of eight companies that have been named in another class-action lawsuit filed over the use of Carrier IQ software in mobile handsets.

  • News: The dope on iTunes Match, Genius playlists, and iOS devices

    Macworld reader (and Editor), Dan Miller vents his spleen in regard to iTunes Match. He writes:

  • Opinion: Megaphone Is a Giant, Acoustic Horn for Your iPhone

    If you're in the market for an iPhone or iPod dock, there are a lot of factors to look at. Does it have a rechargeable battery? Can it plug-in to the wall? Does it have an AM/FM radio, a light up display, an alarm clock, a handle? If, you're overwhelmed and you're just looking for a giant acoustic horn, called the Megaphone might just be for you.

  • News: Carrier IQ's Cell Phone Snooping 'Overstated'

    Carrier IQ -- a program accused of snooping on the some 140 million mobile phones worldwide it's installed on -- isn't the villain that it has been made out to be by the media and consumer advocates, according to an independent researcher.

  • News: Apple to Samsung: Dont Make Thin or Rectangular Tablets or Smartphones

    Apple proffers design advice on how Samsung could avoid stepping on Apple’s design patent toes, in a legal brief filed as part of its ongoing patent infringement lawsuit against its competitor.

  • News: Lookout releases free Carrier IQ detection app

    A mobile security software company last Friday released a tool that detects Carrier IQ, the software embedded in numerous smartphones that has raised questions from users, privacy advocates and even Congress.

  • News: Android in 2012: Whats Next

    Google only scratched the surface with the latest improvements to its Android mobile operating system. Users have been left wanting more, and they are likely to get it in 2012.

  • News: Sneaky Mobile Ads Invade Android Phones

    Are you wondering how that mysterious icon ended up on your Android phone's start screen? Annoyed at the ads clogging your notification bar? You aren't alone. Thousands of Android apps now include software that shoves marketing icons onto your phone's start screen or pushes advertising into your notification bar--and many of the apps give you no warning about the ad invasion.

  • ImprovElectronics Boogie Board takes notes

    The ImprovElectronics Boogie Board USB-connected slate is used to take notes that are then stored on your laptop or tablet. Since it doesn't attempt to recognise what you've written, there's no need for an easily lost digital pen. Instead, any drawing implement you have to hand can be used.

  • News: European regulators start investigating Carrier IQ

    Organizations and regulators across Europe, including Germany, have started looking into the use of Carrier IQ's tracking software, to ensure that mobile phone vendors and operators are not violating users' privacy.

  • News: New SIM Card Will Lead to Thinner Phones

    A new SIM card, dubbed nano-SIM, will free up room in phones for additional memory and larger batteries, and help manufacturers create thinner devices, German card maker Giesecke & Devrient has claimed.

  • News: Microsoft delays Windows Phone 7 in China to first half 2012

    Microsoft expects its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system to launch in China during the first half of 2012, rather than in late 2011 as originally planned, the company said Saturday.

  • News: Google Employees Said To Be Testing Android 4.O on Samsung Nexus S

    Google is working out any bugs in the latest update to the Android mobile operating system before releasing it broadly, and that's good news for Samsung Nexus S users.

  • News: Eye Movements May Soon Control Our Smartphones

    If you’re a regular GeekTech reader, you may have seen our post about an emerging technology that lets you control you phone just by waving your hands in front of it. You also may have heard of this thing called Siri that answers your questions when you talk to it.



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