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  • Opinion: Futuristic iPhone Car Stereo Fits Almost Any Vehicle

    Having your iPhone handy while on the road often requires a complicated set of docking accessories or a variety of cables, adding more hardware to your dashboard than you might want to deal with. Colorado company Devium wants to make things a little simpler with their sleek-looking car stereo system, the Dash. It's custom-made to fit the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, while the complementing app seems geared towards eliminating extra transmitter wires or the need for an external radio.

  • News: Join us for Macworld Live

    As it has in the past, Macworld will host the Macworld Live stage at Macworld|iWorld. Starting Thursday, January 26, those attending the show or watching Macworld's live stream can see some of their favorite editors interviewing and interacting with well-known individuals from the world's of technology and the creative arts. You'll find a link to that live stream on Macworld's home page starting on Thursday. Here's what you'll find on stage:

  • News: Replacing a Faulty TV Under Warranty

    We bought an LCD TV from a company called TCL last year. It came with a standard two-year manufacturer's warranty. Five months in, vertical black and purple lines appeared in the center of the display, and got worse as time went on. We sent the TCL repair center the broken TV, but they sent back a refurbished RCA TV with the same specs. The remote accompanying the new TV was damaged and had corroded batteries; there was no power cord for the TV, and no paperwork whatsoever. A few weeks have passed since we called TCL asking for a power cord, remote, and paperwork. I know warranties may allow companies to send refurbished units as a replacement, but the repair center sent a totally different brand with nothing else in the box. I'm not sure what to do!

  • News: HTC Velocity 4G gets lift off, more 4G devices on the way

    Telstra and HTC have jointly unveiled Australia's first 4G smartphone, while the telco has promised that a handful of 4G-capable smartphones and tablets will be released in the country by mid-2012.

  • News: 4 tough challenges for RIM's new team

    For the first time since its founding, Research in Motion has changed its top leadership, with a new president/CEO, a new board chairwoman and a new major investor who specializes in turnarounds. But can they save RIM?

  • News: Senator questions ethics of alleged LightSquared lobbying

    U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa said Monday that the owner of LightSquared and a possible representative of the company may have broken ethics rules when they contacted his office about winning approval for LightSquared's planned mobile broadband network.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Jan. 20

    The iOSsphere, not being battery powered, never runs down when it comes to iPhone 5 rumors, though it can be draining in other ways.

  • News: New RIM CEO must first execute strategy, analysts say

    A lot is riding on Thorsten Heins, who's been charged with resuscitating stumbling Research in Motion as its new CEO.

  • News: 10 Things to Know About RIM's New CEO, Thorsten Heins

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) yesterday appointed a brand new chief executive officer and president, Thorsten Heins. The move follows months of pressure from RIM shareholders and others to oust former RIM co-CEOs, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie. (In fact, I wrote a piece earlier this month explaining why a major leadership change was in order at RIM.)

  • News: Supreme Court: GPS tracking needs court warrant

    U.S. law enforcement agents need court-approved warrants to track a suspect's whereabouts using a GPS device, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday, in deciding a burning issue where privacy intersects with modern technology.

  • News: Apple disputes Kodak's patent ownership claims

    Apple has disputed accusations of patent infringement made against the company by troubled camera-maker Kodak, saying that it actually owns the patents in question.

  • News: Apple concession to open in Harrods?

    Apple may soon have a presence in one of the world's most famous stores, a report has claimed.

  • News: Why Apple must manufacture abroad

    It isn't just lower labour costs that are behind Apple's decision to have most of its products manufactured in the Far East, according to a new report.

  • News: RIM's New CEO: 5 Takeaways

    Research in Motion announced late Sunday the appointment of a new CEO as the BlackBerry maker struggles to regain relevance in a smartphone world increasingly dominated by iPhones and Android devices. Former co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie are passing the reigns to the company's former co-COO Thorsten Heins, who worked with Siemens AG before joining RIM in 2007. To show off its new leader, RIM on Sunday issued a seven-minute video featuring Heins talking about himself, RIM's current situation, and the company's future.

  • News: RIM's new CEO wants to focus more on consumers

    RIM's new CEO, Thorsten Heins, wants the company to improve its product development while also becoming better at marketing, he said during a conference call on Monday.

  • News: RIM's new CEO: How Thorsten Heins can get started

    You've just been given the chance to run the only maker of smart phones and tablet devices that's no longer considered trend-setting or innovative and whose previous track record has created huge expectationson the part of your shareholders and customers. Congrats!

  • News: Meet RIM's new CEO Thorsten Heins

    Research in Motion Sunday night announced a change of leadership, with insider Thorsten Heins taking over the CEO reins from co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie.

  • News: Intel Launches New Push Into Mobile

    Intel moved to defend its turf -- and possibly its future stability -- by inking deals to supply next-generation Atom chips to smartphone makers Motorola and Lenovo. (Insider, registration required.)

  • News: Move to Digital: Lose Your Unwanted Books

    Ever since I received an ebook reader over the holidays, I’ve wanted to clear out as much of my physical library as I can to replace it with digital editions.

  • Opinion: Use an OTA Tuner to Turn Your PC into a TV and DVR

    Recently I've heard from a number of users who are looking for a way to cut that pricey cable-TV cord, but don't want to give up on watching and recording their favorite network shows.

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