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  • News: iPhone Battery's Bad Rap

    Has iPhone 4S battery life got you down? Stop complaining. The new iPhone is the torchbearer for battery life among smartphones.

  • News: Apple institutes first-gen iPod nano replacement program

    Apple has instituted a replacement program for first-generation iPod nanos, which may contain flawed batteries that could overheat and cause damage. It's the result of an investigation which began three years ago in Japan, after an iPod nano began sparking during the charging process. Subsequent reports included incidents where overheating iPods burned paper and a woven straw mat.

  • Opinion: Android MP3 Piracy Rampant Amid Google's Muddled Response

    Google is taking an inconsistent stance on allowing apps that enable music piracy via smartphones to remain available in its Android Market. The muddled position comes just as Google readies its launch of a Google music store.

  • News: Apple's iOS remains top draw for devs, but interest in Fire 'remarkable,' says pollster

    Although developer enthusiasm for Apple's iOS is still strong, app programmers are extremely interested in Amazon's Kindle Fire, which goes on sale Tuesday, a new survey from Appcelerator said.

  • News: iPad mini, iPhone 5 with larger screen rumours resurface

    Apple is working on a smaller iPad and plans to increase the screen size of the next iPhone to 4in, according to a report.

  • News: Apple announces first-generation iPod nano Replacement Program

    If you are the owner of a first-generation iPod nano then you should stop using it and order a free replacement, Apple has said.

  • Opinion: Kindle Fire: What the Critics are Saying

    Gadget gurus have been testing out Amazon's Kindle Fire media tablet ahead of the device's Tuesday ship date and the consensus is that it's a solid alternative to the iPad for some environments. The Fire even matches the device when it comes to breadth of downloadable content to put on the new tablet, thanks to Amazon's wealth of digital content, including e-books, movies, television shows, Android apps, and, of course, e-books.

  • Opinion: Five Tips to Avoid Malware in Mobile Apps

    Smartphones and tablets are evolving from niche luxury devices to mainstream consumer gadgets. As mobile devices become a ubiquitous part of the mainstream culture, malware developers are paying attention and are anxious to exploit the fertile new territory.

  • How-Tos: Tips for Taking Better Photos During the Holidays

    We tend to take more photos over the holiday season than at any other time of year. Thanksgiving feasts, Christmas trees, glowing menorahs, and family gatherings all make for compelling photo opportunities. This year, as you dust off the digital camera and charge up your battery pack, take some time to do your homework. Brush up on some photographic basics by reviewing my composition tips, then try using the tips collected in this article to turn your holiday photos into works of art. Happy holiday shooting!

  • Opinion: Facebook 'Idiot's Guide' Inadvertently Makes Case for E-Books

    No one likes being called an idiot, even though plenty of people feel like one from time to time. That feeling, though, has been a rich vein for the Penguin Group, publisher of the popular "Idiot's Guide" series of books. However, with the rise of the Internet and, more importantly, electronic books, idiots interested in the dead-tree versions of these kinds of guides may be harder to find in the future.

  • Opinion: Apple: Original iPod Nanos Can Heat Up

    Apple has added another issue to be concerned with to the battery woes in some of its most popular hand-held devices -- overheating.

  • Opinion: LG Could Debut Google TV at CES

    Google TV, which stumbled badly in its inaugural year, is looking for a second chance and it may get that from consumers if LG Electronics unveils a television running Google TV's updated software.

  • News: New iOS 5.0.1 Glitches: Is Apple Entirely to Blame?

    Are things really as bad as they seem with iOS 5.0.1? The update, released Thursday on a surprisingly quick schedule, primarily addresses battery issues caused by iOS 5--a sore spot for many iPhone 4S owners.

  • How-Tos: How to Boost Your Smartphone Battery Life

    Do you know where your smartphone is? Unless you're using it to read PCWorld.com, your phone is probably plugged into an outlet somewhere to charge, because the battery stinks. You can find plenty of good reasons why your smartphone battery sucks, most of which stem from the failure of lithium ion batteries to keep pace with the exponentially increasing power demands of rapidly evolving smartphone technology. Thankfully, plenty of tips and tutorials are available to help you wring every last drop of juice from your smartphone battery, and such tricks can be distilled down to two critical steps: Configure your smartphone for maximum battery life, and then download a reliable and trustworthy battery-optimization app.

  • News: Faulty iPhone leads to 911 call

    A 48-year-old man from Illinois has been arrested after calling 911 five times to complain about his broken iPhone.

  • News: iOS 5.0.1 'hasn't fixed battery life issue', some users complain

    Some iOS users are claiming that this week's iOS 5.0.1 update hasn't fixed the battery life issues that it was supposed to remedy.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Mind over matter

    One blogger put together pictures of all of Apple's retail stores; Jean-Louis Gassée dishes on why he's glad he didn't end up back at Apple; and the next revolution may be brain-controlled iPhones. The remainders for Friday, November 11, 2011 know exactly what you're thinking.

  • Opinion: How to Stop Telemarketing Calls to Your Mobile Phone

    Everyone has encountered a telemarketing call. It may be a robocall directing you to vote for some political candidate, or perhaps some local organization seeking donations. But, most people are used to getting those calls on their home land line, not their mobile phones. Telemarketers are increasingly targeting mobile phone numbers, though, so here is what you need to do to stop--or at least minimize--those annoying calls.

  • News: Apple continuing to investigate 'a few' iOS battery issues

    While Thursday's iOS 5.0.1 update seems to have addressed the battery issues for many users of iOS 5 devices, Apple hasn't finished its detective work just yet.

  • News: What to do if you find a lost iPhone

    Suppose you find a lost iPhone. Because you are a person of strong moral fiber and good character--you must be, if you are reading Macworld--you want to help the poor, heartbroken multitouch devotee who pines for this misplaced device. So all you have to do is just figure out who owns the phone, get it back to the grateful owner, and feel the warm glow that comes from having done a good deed for the day.



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