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  • News: Apple names former Genentech chief as new chairman

    Arthur Levinson, former CEO of biotech company Genentech, is taking on the chairmanship of Apple's board, filling the role that Apple founder Steve Jobs vacated when he died last month.

  • Opinion: Get quick access to iOS settings with IconSettings

    Before Apple released an iOS update to address battery life, I, like many others, tried to figure out what was causing my iPhone 4S's batery life to quickly drain. Coping with this problem involved what seemed like constantly adjusting various settings. And while the iOS settings are very easy to navigate, it can start to wear on you, if, for example, you need to drill down to turn off cellular data (Settings -> General -> Network) a few times a day. Sure, it takes only a few seconds and a few taps, but there's got to be a quicker, more efficient way.

  • News: Verizon to sell rugged Casio phone for $150

    Verizon Wireless will sell a rugged Casio push-to-talk cell phone starting Nov. 23 for $149.99 after rebate.

  • News: Apple Readies for Holiday Bonanza

    What gadget tops your holiday wish list? A Siri-speaking iPhone 4S? A shiny, new iPad 2? Or maybe you're hoping for an ultra-thin MacBook Air.

  • News: Oz court to hear Samsung vs Apple iPhone 4S case in March

    Samsung will have to wait until March next year to see if its attempt to get sales of the iPhone 4S banned in Australia is successful.

  • Opinion: Lighter, More Efficient Solar Cells Look Like Your Retina

    Solar cells for your handheld devices may yet be around corner. A recent discovery in the exotic optical effects on the nanoscale allows thinner and lighter solar cells to absorb a broader spectrum of light.

  • News: Cloud service Syncplicity adds file sharing for Android

    Cloud storage provider Syncplicity announced it has enabled file-sharing capabilities on Android OS smartphones and tablets.

  • News: Gartner: Android market share tops 50% worldwide

    Android's well-documented fragmentation issues apparently aren't deterring consumers from snatching up Android phones.

  • News: iOS loses smartphone market share while Android surges ahead

    Android has surged ahead in the global smartphone market with more than half of all handsets sold worldwide in Q3 2011 running Google's mobile OS, according to data from Gartner.

  • News: iOS, Android to get federal-strength authentication

    Businesses also gain a new Android app management and provisioning tool

  • Opinion: Netflix Goes Android-First with Tablet App Redesign

    Thanks to the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, Android tablets are getting a redesigned Netflix app before Apple's iPad.

  • Opinion: RIM Releases BlackBerry Bold 9790, Curve 9380

    Research In Motion has announced two new smartphones, including the first device from the Curve lineup to include a touchscreen. But while RIM is touting the advantages of its new Blackberry 7 OS-based devices, BlackBerry watchers were more interested in a leaked image showing a purported next-generation BlackBerry smartphone.

  • 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.



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