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  • News: Steve Jobs ranted, raged against Android as 'grand theft'

    Excerpts from Steve Jobs' about-to-be-published biography show the source and character of Apple's aggressive patent war against the rival Android mobile operating system.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: California dreamin'

    The influx of iPhone 4S cases continues this week, as more and more manufacturers have revised their existing lines of cases to include some exciting new designs. And, of course, most iPhone 4S cases can be used with the iPhone 4, which is great news to those of us who are holding out a bit longer for a completely redesigned handset.

  • News: Cell Phones Don't Increase Cancer Risk, New Study Says

    A Danish study that monitored 350,000 cell phone users over an 18-year period found no link between mobile phone subscriptions and an increased risk of cancer.

  • News: Turn sunlight into power with Changers kit, website

    Changers has unveiled a device that harnesses the sun’s power to help charge mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad. But the Berlin-based start-up is also hoping to harness the power of a social network to make people more aware of their energy consumption.

  • News: 30% of corporate BlackBerry users want new device

    More than 30% of BlackBerry users in large companies said in September, a month before a global service outage, that they were looking to use a different smartphone model in 2012.

  • News: 2012 in Security: Rising Danger

    Computer security involves more than installing an antivirus utility on your PC. Malicious hackers are on a mission to steal money and wreak havoc, and they'll do it by any means possible. The growing number of mobile devices, such as phones and tablets, and the popularity of social networks give them new avenues in which to expand their cybercrime.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Hammertime

    A surprising source introduces an untouchable search engine, an Apple Store manager makes an exception for one little kid, and can you really put a price tag on the iPhone 4S? The remainders for Thursday, October 20, 2011 are too legit to quit.

  • News: HTC Rhyme coming exclusively to Optus

    Optus will exclusively launch the HTC Rhyme Android phone in Australia on 1 November. Described as "elegant" and clearly marketed towards women, the Rhyme includes a charm accessory that glows when you receive a call or text message.

  • Opinion: What Google's Rubin Doesn't Understand about Siri

    The head of Google's Android mobile OS, Andy Rubin, doesn't think your smartphone should be your personal assistant. In comments made during an interview at the AsiaD conference this week, Rubin downplayed the impact of Siri--the voice interactive personal assistant included with the iPhone 4S.

  • News: 4G Device Options Beyond the Smartphone or USB Modem

    Verizon's 4G LTE network has been available in several major cities for awhile now, and it continues to expand to more regions across the U.S. We've done some early network testing, but now have tried two devices (a tablet and netbook) that integrate the 4G LTE network connectivity into the device:

  • News: Android Media Players Take on the iPod Touch

    Apple may be the undisputed digital music player champ with its iPod family of players, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have its wannabe competitors nipping at its' heels. When it comes to portable media players, such as the iPod Touch -- that allows you to listen, watch, and buy apps and content from a single device -- Apple is getting some fresh Android competition.

  • News: Siri's Security Hole: The Passcode Is the Problem

    Siri, the virtual assistant built into the Apple's iPhone 4S, has a security problem: By default, anyone can use Siri to send e-mails or text messages from a locked phone, without having to enter a passcode first.

  • News: 40M U.S. mobile users access social nets every day

    There's a good chance that if you didn't access Facebook or Twitter last year, you do today.

  • Opinion: Lego Kits Get Crowdsourced With Cuusco; Your Inner 12-Year-Old Squeals With Glee

    If you're like me and Lego creations you see on Flickr or the web at large make your jaw drop, you might appreciate Lego's new crowdsource project known as Cuusoo.

  • How-Tos: Moving to an iPhone 4S

    Congratulations, you've braved the lines, delivery wait times, or in-store negotiations to snag yourself a brand-new iPhone 4S. But before you get to playing with your new device, you'll probably want to set it up. Thanks to iOS 5's step-by-step activation process, Apple's made it pretty simple to get started; but just in case you need some extra help, we've put together a comprehensive guide for activating your new iPhone, transferring data from your old phone, and some suggestions for exploring your 4S's new features.

  • News: Siri security flaw leaves the iPhone 4S insecure

    iPhone 4S owners are being warned to check their handset's settings in order to close a security hole in Siri.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Debuts AT&T's Mango-Powered Windows Phone 7 Handsets

    Microsoft showed off three Mango-powered Windows Phone 7 handsets that AT&T will be selling during the upcoming holiday season.

  • News: Asus Unveils Eee Pad Transformer Prime Tablet

    Asus recently gave a sneak peek of its new Eee Pad Transformer, a next-generation Android-powered 10-inch tablet called the Transformer Prime that features a Nvidia quad-core processor, and is just 0.32 inches thick. It's unclear whether the Prime will have Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich at launch.

  • News: Nokia Raising Curtain on Windows Phone 7 Devices Next Week

    If you're thinking about buying a Windows Phone soon, you might want to wait and see what Nokia has in store next week.

  • Opinion: Five Things Apple Needs to Do to Improve Siri

    Siri and I just met a few days ago. I think we're getting along pretty well so far (although she seems to get a bit testy and sarcastic when I ask her to "open the pod bay doors."). As great as Siri seems, though, Apple is calling this a beta and I can see why.


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