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  • News: Adobe Systems launches Flash Player 11 and Air 3

    Adobe Systems announced Flash Player 11 and Adobe Air 3 software Wednesday to help developers build more sophisticated applications with dozens of new features across smartphones and tablets as well as desktop computers.

  • News: Pew survey: Half of phone texters prefer voice calls

    Three-quarters of American adults with cellphones send and receive texts, but more than half of them prefer voice calls instead. Although that changes if someone texts a lot.

  • News: Verizon to sell HTC Rhyme for $200 beginning Sept. 29

    Verizon Wireless will begin selling the new HTC Rhyme smartphone for $199.99 starting Sept. 29.

  • News: Patent madness! A timeline of the Android patent wars

    How Android has gotten the entire mobile industry to sue itself.

  • News: IT managers start supporting employee-owned smartphones

    Despite the increasing use of smartphones at work, more than one-third of companies still don't provide any support for personal phones or outright prohibit their use at the office.

  • Opinion: Cyborg Plants Render Humans Even More Obsolete

    The cyborg plant is not a new concept. The robot plant replacement is even less new: You can buy one for a price of $4.19 from ThinkGeek, after all. But a team at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich isn't interested in solar-powered plastic toys or surgically-altered self-lighting plants that hang on a wall (creepy!)--they're giving plants the ability to feed, water, and sun themselves, by augmenting them with iRobot technology and wheels.

  • Sony Reader PRS-T1 comes with Wi-Fi; free Harry Potter book

    The Sony Reader PRS-T1 is a very lightweight [168g] 6in screen e-book reader with Wi-Fi onboard. This adds convenience, since you can browse the Sony Reader Store online and download your chosen books directly to the 8.9mm thick device

  • Opinion: Skype iPhone, iPod Touch App Has Security Hole

    Skype is working to fix a security hole in its iOS app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows a hacker to steal a person's entire address book. The vulnerability, located in the app's chat message window, can be exploited with JavaScript code. It was pointed out by security researcher Phil Purviance of AppSec.

  • News: GetGlue adds Leaderboards, improves Conversations

    The entertainment-oriented social-networking site, GetGlue, has been allowing users to check-in and talk about their favorite (or least favorite) movies, TV shows, books, video games, and sports teams since 2009. On Tuesday, an update to the website and iPhone app will allow users to easily filter through the chatter to find the most interesting comments about their favorite shows, as well as compete with their friends to see who has seen the most episodes of Wheel of Fortune.

  • Opinion: Verizon Sells 4G Android Phone for $100

    If expensive handsets were holding you back from jumping on the 4G bandwagon, Verizon has a treat for you. The carrier is introducing the Pantech Breakout Android 2.3 smartphone running on its 4G network, a device that will cost you only $100 with a two-year contract.

  • News: Logitech Harmony Link turns iPad into universal remote

    Wishing you could use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch as a universal remote control in the living room? On Tuesday Logitech announced the Harmony Link, a $100 device that sits next to your TV, communicates with your iOS device via Wi-Fi, and can control up to eight pieces of hardware--TVs, DVRs, Blu-ray players, AV receivers, media streamers, and so on--using a custom app.

  • How-Tos: Turn Any Photo Into a Pencil Sketch

    I've often wished I could draw. My drawing abilities stopped evolving in kindergarten, so my drawings of people remain the stick figure variety. That's why I like the fact that I can capture portraits with my digital camera--no drawing skills are required. And for those occasions when I want something that looks like a drawing, I can easily take a full-color portrait and turn it into something that looks like a pencil sketch with just a few clicks.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 18: Productivity On the Go

    30 Days WIth Windows Phone 7: Day 18

  • News: No iPhone 5 this year, Chinese supplier says

    There will not be an iPhone 5 launched in 2011, according to a Chinese supplier, though there will be an iPhone 4S.

  • News: iPhone 5 mockup shows wider Home button, larger screen

    A new image supposedly showing the iPhone 5 offers more evidence of a wider Home button, larger screen and a newly-positioned flash for the camera.

  • News: Google Wallet goes live

    At long last, Google has launched its Google Wallet mobile payment application on Sprint Nexus S 4G smartphones.

  • News: Google Wallet gets official launch

    Google officially launched its Google Wallet application late Monday for NFC-ready Sprint Nexus S 4G phone users.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: Firmware updates, Thunderbolt gadgets, more

    It's been another busy week here at Macworld, and not just because of a steadily escalating prank war between editors Philip Michaels and Dan Miller. We've covered interesting iOS and Mac apps; Lion tricks and issues; accessories; Windows 8; and plenty more. In case you missed any of the good stuff this past week, here's a roundup of our biggest and best stories (in easily-digestible list format!) to bring you up to Thunderbolt speed.

  • Opinion: Get an Early Taste of Firefox for Android Tablets

    A few weeks ago Mozilla mobile user interface designer Ian Barlow posted some tantalizing mockups of the upcoming Firefox version tailored to Android tablets, but the software wasn't actually available to download at the time.

  • News: Netflix apologizes, spins off DVD service

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has two messages for all of you who feel jilted by the company's action this year to split its DVD and streaming video services. First: "It's not you, it's me." Second: "We're doubling down."



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