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  • News: Motorola Unveils Droid Xyboard Tablets

    Motorola Tuesday announced its newest entries into the tablet market--the Droid Xyboard 8.2 and Droid Xyboard 10.1, each offered via Verizon with LTE mobile broadband. An announcement of something new was long in coming; Motorola already unveiled the Xoom 2 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, but beyond that, Motorola has been suspiciously quiet on the U.S. front ever since its Xoom became the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet to market this past February. Sure, there have been small, iterative improvements to that original Xoom, but nothing more. Until now.

  • News: Want a Linux Job? Learn Java or Android

    It's no secret that Linux skills are a hot commodity in today's job market, and on Wednesday the Linux Foundation will publish some data that paints that picture in finer detail.

  • Opinion: H1Siri Brings Siri to iPhone 4, But Is One Hack to Avoid

    Jailbreakers and hackers will want to stay away from the H1siri hack that promises to bring Siri voice command functionality to the iPhone 4 and the fourth-generation iPod Touch. Several users and other developers have discovered that the hack actually contains illegal code, could break your device in several ways, and sends your personal information through questionable servers.

  • News: Warning: Tips for Secure Mobile Holiday Shopping

    I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.

  • News: Consumers misled by online behavioral advertising companies, EU group says

    Consumers are being misled about online behavioral advertising and what happens to their data says Europe’s biggest consumer rights organization.

  • Opinion: TweetCaster: A Slick, Powerful Free Twitter Client

    Guess what? I've got a fever, and the only prescription is... More Twitter! If you feel the same, you should check out TweetCaster for Android. It's a robust Twitter client, and even its free, ad-supported version lets you add multiple Twitter accounts and work with each account separately.

  • Opinion: Holiday Gift Guide for Portrait and Outdoor Photographers

    As a kid, I asked for a really fancy Erector set several years in a row but never got it (it came with three motors and some sort of remote control); apparently Santa didn't love me enough. These days, I have my mind set on a ContourRoam, a $200 hands-free HD camera that I can use to document my outdoor adventures. You never stop wanting toys, apparently. Over the last few weeks, I've recommended photo gifts for all manner of photographers on your holiday list, including new photographers and casual and action photographers.

  • News: Apple's e-books hit with EU antitrust probe

    Apple’s ebooks business is to be investigated by the European Union’s top antitrust regulator. The computer giant is accused of operating a cartel with five other publishers and engaging in other restrictive business practices banned under E.U. law.

  • News: Galaxy Nexus Wont Get Google Wallet

    Nobody knows when Verizon will launch the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but one thing we do know is you won't be able to use Google Wallet on the new Android phone. Verizon has put the kybosh on the search giant's plan to put Google Wallet on the Galaxy Nexus. That means Galaxy Nexus owners will not be allowed to download Google's new NFC-based tap-and-pay application from the Android Market, according to Computerworld.

  • News: No Google Wallet on Verizon's coming Galaxy Nexus

    Google Wallet, a mobile payment app, won't appear on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone from Verizon Wireless.

  • 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.



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