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  • News: Find the Perfect E-Reader

    We've seen lots of changes in the e-reader market over the past year. Prices have plummeted, with $100 and less suddenly a realistic price for e-readers from the major players--Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. E-reader shipments have skyrocketed: Analyst firm IDC says that shipments have grown by 167 percent as compared with last year. And, of course, e-readers have become the hot item on wish lists as we head into the final stretch of the year.

  • News: MobileIron brings unified Android management console

    New version of its MDM tool enables Cisco AnyConnect VPNs and Exchange configuration certificates on some devices, as well as 'Ice Cream Sandwich' support

  • News: iOS 5.1 beta contains references to future iPhone and iPad

    Apple has seeded iOS 5.1 beta to developers and it hasn't taken some long to discover references to next-generation iPhones and iPads within it.

  • News: HTC wins ruling in U.S. case over digital camera patents

    HTC has won a case in the U.S. that alleged the Taiwanese smartphone maker had infringed on several digital camera patents controlled by FlashPoint Technology.

  • News: How to Buy a Cell Phone

    Few tools of modern technology have become as prevalent as the cell phone, which allows you to be in touch (almost) all the time, (almost) anywhere. And you can do more than just talk--today's phones let you send and receive email and text messages, surf the Web, and play music and videos. Sifting through the sea of service plans and handsets can be difficult, but we'll walk you through what you need to know to get the phone and service plan that are right for you.

  • Opinion: Verizon Launches Xbox 360 Streaming TV Service Offer for FiOS Customers

    Verizon FiOS customers can now get live HD TV streaming on their Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming consoles.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Wants to Turn Your Android or iPhone Into a Windows Phone

    Microsoft is pretty excited about Windows Phone 7.5 =, and that's probably why they're now showing it off with an HTML5-based demo that's meant to be enjoyed on iPhones and Android phones.

  • News: iPhone tethering app maker accuses Apple of bait-and-switch

    The developers of an iPhone tethering app pulled from the App Store earlier today accused Apple of using bait-and-switch tactics.

  • News: Android, iPhone still top U.S. smartphones, Nielsen says

    Android again was the dominant mobile operating system among U.S. mobile subscribers in the third quarter, while Apple was still the largest smartphone maker, Nielsen reports.

  • Opinion: Nokia N900 Gets Ice Cream Sandwich, Melts Under Pressure

    Ever since the beginning of time (or at least since 2008 or so), hackers and developers have worked nonstop to get Android running on all sorts of devices, and we see this continuing now that Ice Cream Sandwich is on its way. Now we can add another device to the list of gadgets that have been Androidified: the Nokia N900.

  • News: Tech arguments: then and now

    While standing around the water cooler in the IT department, perhaps you debate with a coworker about whether LinkedIn is better than Facebook. Or you argue with an end user about whether they can use their own device on the corporate network or can only use what is provided by the company.

  • News: RIM Plays to Its Strengths With BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Management Package

    RIM is leveraging its (relatively) strong reputation for mobile security with the upcoming BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, a mobile device management platform with a twist. BlackBerry Mobile Fusion will cover BlackBerrys and PlayBook tablets, and it will also support competing mobile OSes, including Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

  • News: iOS 5.1 Beta Tips New iPhone, iPads And Next-Gen Apple TV

    Apple released iOS 5.1 beta to developers, who already unearthed reference codes for the next-generation Apple TV, as well the next iPhone and two new iPad models. Other tweaks in iOS 5.1 beta include the ability to use cellular data to sync iTunes Match, as well as new geofencing settings to conserve battery power.

  • News: Mobile industry rolls out gaming rating system

    Mobile telecom trade group CTIA and the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) will roll out a rating system for mobile applications similar to ratings on other electronic games, the groups announced Tuesday.

  • News: iPhone surges ahead of Android in the UK

    The iPhone was the most popular smartphone in the UK during the month of October, according to figures from Kantar WorldPanel ComTech.

  • News: European Commission proposals would help online shoppers resolve disputes

    New European Commission proposals could prove a boon to online shoppers.

  • Opinion: Siri Dictation Comes to Older iPhones; Only Jailbreakers Invited to the Party

    Ever since the iPhone 4S first hit shelves, the hacking community has been busy trying to bring Siri to other devices. But now, a jailbreak-friendly program dubbed Siri0us promises to brings Siri's voice dictation to not only the iPhone 4, but the fourth generation iPod touch and the two-year old iPhone 3GS as well.

  • News: GeekBytes: We All Live In a Steampunk Submarine

    GeekBytes is back! The Thanksgiving holiday may have come to an end, but the fun and interesting tech out there never stops, and GeekBytes will provide you with it. So without further ado, here are today's most interesting stories in short form:

  • Opinion: Start dictation by lifting your iPhone 4S to your ear

    Fresh out of the box, your iPhone 4S can launch Siri in one of two ways: You can press and hold the Home button, or you can simply lift your phone up to your ear, and Siri should start listening. An anonymous hints reader discovered that Siri’s Raise to Speak feature works for text-entry, too.

  • News: Apple approves iTether app for iOS

    Late Monday, Apple approved iTether in the App Store. The $15 app’s description in the store is perfectly clear: iTether lets you connect your Mac or PC to your iPhone’s data plan—without requiring that you activate a tethering plan with your carrier.



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