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  • News: Get some usable dingbats for free from FontShop

    Erier Dingbats is a free dingbats font that includes symbols you might actually use.

  • News: Adobe Touch Apps Promise Creative Power for Android Tablets

    Adobe released six new Touch Apps for the Android market on Monday, along with the Creative Cloud, which integrates content across the new apps with the desktop Creative Suite. The apps are optimized for a touchscreen interface and address multiple steps in the creative workflow, including image editing, ideation, sketching, mood boards, wireframing, and presenting all of that work to clients.

  • News: Samsung becomes biggest smartphone vendor, as Android's market share grows

    Samsung became the biggest smartphone vendor in the world during the third quarter, and Android's market share has surpassed 50 percent for the first time, market research company Gartner said on Tuesday as it reported on phone sales to end-users.

  • News: Panasonic to sell TV panel factory to new Japan Display venture

    Panasonic said Tuesday it will sell one of its main domestic TV panel factories to a new joint venture focused on producing smaller screens, as Japan's big-name manufacturers continue to seek relief from deep losses in their display businesses.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Lost in the clouds

    It's been a pretty busy day here at Macworld HQ, what with iTunes Match launching and all, and yet, there's still plenty more to chat about. iPhone 4S owners have one last chance to pick up AppleCare+; enterprising developers have tapped into Siri's conversations with Apple's servers; and those mind-controlled Siri commands? Probably all in your imagination. The remainders for Monday, November 14, 2011 are cloudy, try again later.

  • News: Mobile video might make carriers, providers clash

    As mobile video finally starts to take off, making money from it remains a challenge, and content providers and carriers may clash over economics before they find a way to share the costs and benefits.

  • Opinion: Turn Your Digital Pictures Into a Photo Strip

    A long time ago, there were these things called photo booths. Here's how it worked: You'd go to the mall and sit in a small booth obscured by a curtain, where you would get your picture taken a half dozen times by a built-in camera. Then results would emerge moments later as a series of snapshots on a long strip. Of course, I'm exaggerating--photo booths are alive and well in places like arcades, carnivals, and shopping malls. And even if (like me) you've never stepped foot inside one, you certainly know what I'm talking about--the concept is deeply embedded in our culture. Some time ago, I described how to make something called a Life Strip, which looked sort of like the photo strip that comes out of a photo booth, but this week, let's do the real deal. It is crazy simple to make an authentic-looking photo booth strip, and the effect is instantly recognizable.

  • Opinion: Toggle between iTunes Match and local syncing

    When you enable iTunes Match on an iOS device (Settings -> Music -> iTunes Match), you'll see a warning that "iTunes Match will replace the music library on this device." When iTunes Match was still in beta, that message was true to its word: Any music you had on your device was indeed deleted, in favor of the library you'd uploaded to the cloud via iTunes Match. But in the official version of iTunes Match released Monday, that's no longer the case. In truth, any music that was on your iOS device before you enabled iTunes Match will still be there--and that fact can save you on time and bandwidth.

  • Opinion: HzO Nanotechnology Seal Keeps Smartphones from Drowning

    In the future, you may not need a protective case to use your phone in the pool. Go ahead, toss it in--the HzO nanotechnology will protect it from the H20.

  • How-Tos: BlackBerry Tip: How to Avoid a "Bricked" or "Nuked" BlackBerry

    The modern BlackBerry smartphone can be "quirky," to put it mildly.

  • Opinion: E-Reader Wars: $99 Kobo Challenges Barnes & Noble, Amazon

    Joining the likes of Barnes & Noble and Amazon, Kobo is the latest company to offer a touch e-reader priced less than $100. The news comes just in time for the holiday shopping season which analysts predict will see e-readers flying off the shelves.

  • 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!



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