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  • News: Android now accounts for nearly 45% of U.S. smartphone users

    More U.S. smartphone users turned to Android in the third quarter, accounting for nearly 44.8% of some 87 million users, ComScore reported Friday.

  • Opinion: Is Google Your Next Cable TV Provider?

    Google is reportedly in early talks to offer cable television services to residents in Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS. The new offering would be part of Google's one gigabit-per-second experimental fiber-to-home network currently being built in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and slated to go live by early 2012.

  • News: The Future of Human Computer Interfaces

    Researchers at the MIT Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces Group are prototyping new, novel and more natural ways for people to interact with computers and access and store information. Their innovations have been designed to improve and enrich our personal and professional lives, making it easier to create, communicate, collaborate and even cook. Here are 10 inventions that enhance human-computer interactions, improve the in-store shopping experience, and even help us kick bad habits

  • News: Siri outage leaves iPhone 4S owners bereft

    Siri may be the most prominent feature on the iPhone 4S, but in truth it's only partly "on" your phone, as a network-related outage this past Thursday demonstrated. iPhone 4S users were cut off from their virtual assistant, their queries answered only by messages that Siri could not make a network connection.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Already Rooted, Phone Not Even In Stores Yet

    It's not even in stores yet, but modders have already rooted Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The crack comes thanks to Paul O'Brien, founder of the online Android community MoDaCo. O'Brien managed to get his hands on Samsung's new Ice Cream Sandwich device ahead of the official launch thanks to a few seemingly well-connected friends.

  • News: Intel, MIPS scramble to support Android 4.0 on tablets

    Intel and MIPS Technologies expect the next version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 4.0, to soon run on tablets and smartphones based on their processors.

  • News: PlugBug Charges Macs and iPads With a Single Plug

    The MacBook chargers are possibly the best notebook power adapters in the world: They’re small, and you can wind the cord around two retractable hooks. Now Twelve South has come up with a little gadget called the PlugBug that can ride piggyback on your MacBook charger to let you plug in any iPhone, iPad, or USB device.

  • Opinion: Jam on your iOS device with the Woodees iPic Stylus

    I’ll give the wide variety of iOS styluses on the market one thing: They keep on coming up with new ways to intrigue me. The latest to cross my desk is Woodees’s $15 iPic Stylus, a quirky guitar-pick-with-rubber-nib hybrid designed to aid users in their quest to become digital music masters.

  • News: Amazon planning 8.9in Kindle Fire

    Amazon is seemingly preparing to manufacture an 8.9in version of the Kindle Fire, according to sources in the company's supply chain.

  • News: Samsung Ships More Smartphones Than Apple

    Samsung beat out Apple and other phone makers in the last quarter, shipping more smartphones all over the world than anyone else, according to a report from IDC.

  • Opinion: Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Prepares For Deathmatch with Kindle Fire

    Barnes & Noble is expected to launch a Nook tablet later this month, which would go head-to-head with Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: The X factor

    What do you get the iPhone owner who has everything? Why, a new case, of course! And what better place to look for the latest in protective accessories for your handset than Macworld's weekly roundup, where we scour the deepest corners of the Internet and report back on what's new and what's hot. This week's roundup features the usual mix of interesting offerings, with several that take on a fun—and sometimes emotional—theme.

  • News: Tech Revolutions: Products Tell the Story

    The late Steve Jobs often referred to the "post-PC" world. And whenever he did that, our entire staff would get a bit nervous. After all, the name of this site happens to be PCWorld, and Steve Jobs was often right when he declared something toast (see: floppy disks, optical drives, FireWire, brick-and-mortar music stores, phones with buttons, and netbooks).

  • News: Siri Goes Down For a Day; Apple Says Network Outages Are Possible

    Apple's fancy new voice assistant for the iPhone 4S, Siri, went down Wednesday morning and didn't come back up until the evening--and even then, only for some users.

  • News: EU antitrust authority investigates Samsung's use of patents against Apple

    The European Union’s top regulatory watchdog has launched an investigation into Samsung over its attempts to block Apple products.

  • News: RIM's down in U.S., but future is brighter elsewhere

    The picture for RIM isn't all dreary, especially outside of North America where RIM's BlackBerry Messenger IM service is popular and young users are drawn to its new smartphones.

  • News: Apple 'will overhaul all product lines next year'

    Apple will refresh all of its product lines in 2012 and is expected to have completed the process of choosing components for the next-generation iPad by the end of this year, a report claims.

  • News: iPad 2 Smart Cover security flaw fixed by iOS 5.0.1

    Apple has fixed a security flaw affecting the Smart Cover for the iPad 2 in the iOS 5.0.1 beta, it has been reported.

  • News: Apple: Amazon's Kindle Fire is a good thing

    Senior Apple staff believe that the Amazon Fire is a positive thing as it will increase fragmentation in the Android tablet market, an analyst has said.

  • News: New Android seen easing OS fragmentation

    Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android, is likely to ease the fragmentation of the operating system, some device executives said on Thursday.


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