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  • News: A BlackBerry user's first impressions of his new iPhone 4S

    I've been a BlackBerry user for years but finally decided I needed a device that provided a better Web browsing experience so just made the leap to an Apple iPhone 4S and thought I'd share some impressions.

  • Opinion: 3D Body Scanner Takes the Perfect Measurements

    Online shopping can be great; you don't have leave the comfort of your home, you can shop whenever you please, and you avoid crowds that most people crazy. While online shopping is great for most products, buying clothes online presents a challenge; you can't try anything on. You could always go out to a store, try on the clothes you want, and then order them online, but that pretty much defeats the point of online shopping.

  • News: Chinese competition pushes Zambian mobile plant to brink of closure

    Zambia's only mobile phone manufacturing company, M-mobile Telecommunications (M-Tech), is on the brink of closure as it faces growing competition from China.

  • News: Apple TV set project 'being led by iTunes creator'

    Apple's plans to create an internet-connected television set are being led by the man who created iTunes, according to a report.

  • News: ViewSonic Debuts 7-Inch Android Tablet Selling for $200

    ViewSonic has unveiled the ViewPad 7e, a 7-inch Android tablet that retails for $200. The company is touting the tablet as a content consumption device that’s great for surfing, reading and mobile entertainment.

  • News: Hacking Apple's Siri: Not So Easy

    Hackers looking to port Apple's Siri digital assistant to iOS devices other than the iPhone 4S claim to have a rudimentary version of Siri running on the original iPad. Twitter user Jackoplane recently posted screenshots online showing Siri fully integrated into the iPad's operating system. The only problems is Siri can't do much on the iPad right now since most of Siri's processing takes place on Apple servers. Similar to the version of Siri on the iPhone 4 that hacker Steve Troughton-Smith had up and running earlier in October, the iPad doesn't appear to be able to interface with Apple's servers.

  • Blue Microphones Snowflake makes chat cool

    For those who like to chat, being able to orate into a speaker sitting on front of you, rather than muttering into your beard, is a boon. The Snowflake condensing microphone sits unobtrusively on your desk while you share your thoughts and record them for posterity.

  • News: Android Overtakes iOS in App Downloads

    The Android operating system now leads in total app downloads, another benchmark in the race to dominate the smartphone market, according to ABI Research.

  • News: New Service Connects BlackBerry to Office 365

    BlackBerry smartphones are a staple of mobile communications for many businesses, but some of the key productivity features have not been available to small and medium businesses. RIM is solving that, though, with the introduction of BlackBerry Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365.

  • News: Garmin introduces app, iPhone adapter for amateur athletes

    Garmin International on Tuesday unveiled two new products—an app, and a piece of hardware—to help amateur athletes better track their progress.

  • News: What Makes Siri Special?

    If you ask Siri, the virtual personal assistant on the iPhone 4S, why it's so great, it answers with disarming humility: "I am what I am."

  • News: Commonwealth Bank brings NFC payments to iPhone

    The Commonwealth Bank has unveiled a new banking application for Apple iPhones that allows users to wirelessly pay for goods and services using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.

  • News: Apple 'will struggle to stay ahead without Jobs' - IHS iSuppli

    Apple could struggle to maintain its advantage over its competitors without Steve Jobs' vision and management skills, according to analysts at IHS iSuppli.

  • News: iPod Guru Launches Sleek Thermostat Named Nest

    Former Apple iPod and iPhone hardware development chief Tony Fadell wants to turn your home's thermostat into the next "must-have" gadget by imbuing it with an Apple-like design sensibility. The Nest Learning Thermostat, made by Nest Labs, is a touch-controlled thermostat designed to personalize your home energy needs and help save you as much as $173 per year on your energy bill, according to the company.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Avengers dissemble?

    One of Siri's creators says goodbye, a missing interview of Steve Jobs surfaces, and it turns out that no iPhones were used in the creation of one of next year's most anticipated feature films. The remainders for Monday, October 24, 2011 will take the money and run.

  • News: Yahoo targets SE Asia via feature phones

    While all major players like Google and Microsoft are eyeing the smart phones markets, Yahoo diverts its distribution towards the traditional smart feature phones. At the recent AsiaD Conference in Hong Kong organized by AllThingsD, Rose Tsou SVP of Yahoo Asia Pacific said the company expects the traditional feature-phone as an important platform to bring mobile Internet in many Asia markets.

  • How-Tos: Troubleshooting a battery-sucking iPhone 4S

    Last week I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with my new iPhone 4S, as I relied upon it for email, web browsing, and Twitter. It was not a completely satisfactory experience. And it wasn't because it sucked down the battery like its life depended on it (which, of course, it did). Over the course of an hour when the phone was supposedly idling its charge would drop 20 percent and the thing ran hot.

  • Opinion: Nokia Mango Phone Lineup Takes Shape

    As Nokia World approaches on Wednesday, details about the Finnish firm's Windows Phone 7.5 -- that's Mango -- lineup are beginning to emerge.

  • News: Sprint to sell Transform Ultra on contract for $80 on Nov. 13

    The Samsung Transform Ultra, a slider smartphone with a touchscreen and a Qwerty keyboard, will go on sale Nov. 13 for $79.99 after rebate and a two-year Sprint contract.

  • Opinion: Photo Cropping, Camera Resolution, Depth of Field, and More Q&A

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to me. I reply to as many as I can--though given the quantity of e-mails that I get, I can’t promise a personal reply to each one. I round up the most interesting questions about once a month here in Digital Focus.


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