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  • News: Hands on with the new iPod nano software

    Since the iPod nano's debut in 2005, Apple has rolled out notable changes to the player's design every fall, almost like clockwork. Yet when Apple updated the iPod line at last week's media event, the most notable thing about the latest iPod nano is that it didn't change--at least not on the outside.

  • Opinion: Four Ways RIM Can Rebound from BlackBerry Outage

    BlackBerry users around the world have been impacted this week with service outages. RIM has offered an explanation of the problem, and it has apologized, but it is going to take more than a simple "We're sorry" for RIM to regain the faith of loyal customers.

  • News: Android 'Ice Cream Sandwich' arrives Oct. 19 in Hong Kong

    The big Google-Samsung event to launch Ice Cream Sandwich -- postponed at CTIA earlier this week -- will take place next Wednesday in Hong Kong, according to an invitation sent by the two companies.

  • News: Sprint clarifies iPhone 4S unlocking policy

    Sprint cleared up its policy regarding international roaming on the iPhone 4S Thursday, announcing its intent to lock the phone's micro-SIM slot and then unlock it for good customers only by request.

  • News: Apple iPhone 4S Teardown: 4 Findings

    iFixit's iPhone teardowns seem to happen earlier every year. This time, the hardware repair group has cracked open an iPhone 4S one day ahead of its October 14 launch date.

  • News: iFixit Posts iPhone 4S Teardown, Makes Siri Get Cranky

    Apple's iPhone 4S isn't even out in stores yet, but that hasn't stopped some lucky folks who got their handset early from tearing it apart, so the rest of us don't have to sacrifice our shiny new toys in the name of science. Or press coverage. Or something.

  • News: Google/Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich Launch Moved to Oct. 19 in Hong Kong

    The Samsung/Google media event, which is rumored to launch the Nexus Galaxy with Ice Cream Sandwich, has been rescheduled to take place on October 19 in Hong Kong, China. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. HKT with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. The event will be livestreamed will be available at YouTube.com/Android at 10 p.m. EST on October 18 for those who cannot attend the event.

  • News: Ultrabook Laptops Expected to Get Retina-Quality Displays Next Year

    If you’re considering picking up an Ultrabook, here’s a reason you might possibly want to wait until the next wave of these ultra-thin and lightweight laptops land next year: Super-sharp “retina-quality” displays.

  • News: Levitating Cube Sculpture Is Part Science, Part Awesome

    John Fehr has an idea for a simple yet interesting project that uses magnetic fields to levitate small objects, and he’s looking to Kickstarter for some help.

  • News: Quanta latest to license patents from MS for Android, Chrome

    Quanta Computer, the Taiwanese contract computer manufacturer, is now the ninth company to license patents from Microsoft for its Android devices, the companies said Thursday.

  • Opinion: Lego Bricks, Smartphones Combine For Scientific Gadgetry

    Thanks to a few Lego bricks, a smartphone, and cell phone sensor chip, scientists at Caltech have figured out a way to better study various kinds of cells--without petri dishes. The three items combined makes the ePetri, which allows scientists to get real time updates of what's happening in the dish.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Reminders

    At its core, the Reminders app that iOS 5 introduces is a simple task-management utility, designed to look like a sheet of loose-leaf paper. It offers basic functionality for entering tasks and to-dos, mixing in geolocation fun for good measure.

  • Opinion: Apple iPhone 4S Launch Day: A Survival Guide

    If you plan to line up all night at the Apple Store to be one of the first to get the iPhone 4S on Friday, or are hoping to snag one at a small Sprint outlet that no one knows about: We've got you covered.

  • Opinion: Highlights from Japan and the CEATEC Show

    The recent Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies trade show and the streets of Akihabara, Japan, were filled with current and upcoming eye-catching technology.

  • News: Oz denied Tab in latest round of Apple patent spat

    A judge in Australia has upheld a temporary injunction blocking Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer there.

  • News: BlackBerry services "fully restored," says RIM

    It's taken them four days, but Research in Motion now says that all of its data services have been full restored for all users.

  • News: Battle between Samsung and Apple heats up

    The legal battle between Apple and Samsung has reached fever pitch, with Apple getting an injunction to stop the sale of the Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Australia as Samsung launches new versions of its smartphones to keep them on sale in the Netherlands. Both companies are also preparing for a hearing in California scheduled for Thursday.

  • News: Many users complain of broken iOS 5 upgrade process

    Many iPhone users are finding they can't finish their upgrade to iOS 5, and speculation is that the Apple servers handling the downloads are overwhelmed by the demand.

  • News: Where to Snag an iPhone 4S on Friday

    Looking to buy an iPhone 4S in person on Friday after reading some of the glowing reviews it has racked up? Your instinct might be to show up extra-early at your local Apple Store, but other strategies could save you some time.

  • News: Apple releases iOS 5; firmware features some 200 improvements

    Apple has released iOS 5 for its smartphones and tablets, bring about 200 improvements and refinements to the latest iteration of its mobile operating system.



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