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  • How-Tos: Managing battery life for iOS 5 devices

    Apple's concession Wednesday that an iOS 5 glitch is behind the battery problems experienced by some iOS devices is welcome news. Not only does it mean help is on the way--Apple promised it was working on a fix--but it also lets iOS device owners who've been experiencing battery drain know that they aren't imagining things. As someone who's had to troubleshoot a power-mad iPhone 4S, I'm happy to hear that I'm not crazy. Not about this, anyhow.

  • News: New iPad coming in March, but not the iPad 3

    Rumours orginating in sources at Apple component suppliers in the Far East suggest that the next iPad will be an incremental upgrade to the iPad 2.

  • Opinion: Tweephone: The Retro-iest Rotary Tweeting Machine

    This "World's first analog tweet client" will finally let you make your tweets with an old-fashioned rotary phone.

  • News: Android only smartphone to gain U.S. share in Q3

    Android was the only smartphone operating system to gain U.S. market share in the third quarter, growing more than 10%, Nielsen said.

  • News: iTunes Match appears on Apple TVs, service still MIA

    Apple’s iTunes Match cloud-music feature seems to be inching closer to release: An option to enable the feature has now appeared on the second-generation Apple TV—this despite Apple having missed its goal of launching iTunes Match by the end of October.

  • News: Amazon Prime Book Lending: Your FAQs Answered

    Amazon Prime subscribers can now read more than 5,000 Kindle e-book titles for free thanks to a new service called Kindle Owners' Lending Library, but only if you own a Kindle device. The new Prime feature lets you borrow one book per month and read it on your Kindle device for as long as you want with no specific due date when your access to the book expires. Amazon lending library books cannot be read using Amazon's smartphone apps.

  • News: Jawbone Wristband, App Track Your Total Health

    Jawbone, the company best known for its Bluetooth headsets, has released a wristband and accompanying app that tracks your sleep, diet and exercise habits, and even nudges you to do something about it.

  • News: Motorola Xoom 2 Brings Better Specs, Slighter Build

    Motorola plans to release a follow-up to its Xoom Android tablet in November, but only in the United Kingdom and Ireland for now.

  • News: Cylindrical Mirror Brings 3D To The iPad

    How difficult is it to bring 3D to only 2D data? That's the question that a group of researchers from Ochanomizu University--an all female school--have come up with an answer to: not very difficult, all you need is a mirror.

  • News: Jawbone's $100 Up wristband tracks your steps and sleep

    Jawbone’s Up iPhone accessory now has a November 6 ship date, a $100 price tag, and a free iPhone app that help track your steps, sleep cycles, and more.

  • News: iOS 5.0.1 Beta Addresses iPhone 4S Battery Woes

    Apple has released a new beta version of iOS 5 to developers that promises to fix the battery drain issues reported by iPhone 4S owners and may also add more features for first-generation iPad users. "We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks,” an Apple spokesperson told Macworld. Beyond battery issues, iOS 5.0.1 could also add more multi-finger gestures to the original iPad, patch a security flaw for iPad 2 as well as a variety of other bug fixes.

  • News: Amazon launches Netflix-style ebook loaning service for Kindle owners

    Amazon late Wednesday unveiled the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, a Netflix-style service for borrowing ebooks. The new service is another add-on to Amazon’s Prime program, but comes with a few limitations.

  • News: Android 4: Developers praise the new UI and APIs

    With the first 'Ice Cream Sandwich' smartphones due in mid-November, the real app testing can soon begin

  • News: Gmail app for iOS hits the App Store, gets pulled

    Google's official Gmail app for iOS briefly hit the App Store today before it was pulled with the company blaming a notifications bug.

  • News: Amazon sets up Kindle lending library

    Amazon.com announced the launch of an e-book lending library for Kindle users, that allows Amazon Prime members to borrow books for free, as frequently as a book a month, and without due dates.

  • News: Apple promises software fix for iOS 5 battery woes

    Apple is confirming what owners of the iPhone 4S and other iOS devices already know: The latest version of its mobile OS--iOS 5--seems to make your battery lose its juice faster than before. The company now says it plans to release a software update to address the problem.

  • News: Bing app ships for iPhone, Android - not Windows Phone

    Microsoft has rolled out a new mobile app for Bing built with HTML5 and available first only to iPhone and Android users. It may be another indication that Microsoft is turning its attention away from its home-baked development platforms .Net and Silverlight and toward the industry-standard HTML5.

  • News: Software lets mobile devices use corporate printers

    A new client-server application lets most mobile devices now wirelessly use corporate printers, without having to make changes to smartphones or tablets, or to the printers.

  • News: Employees Refusing to Use Clunky Enterprise Software

    Today's tech-savvy workers won't use IT's desk-bound enterprise applications. They want mobile access to corporate data via intuitive interfaces.

  • News: New low-cost mobile carrier set for Tuesday launch

    A new wireless carrier, Republic Wireless, is set to launch next week with plans offering unlimited data, voice and texting for $19 a month and no contract.


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