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  • Opinion: Everything You Want Know About Megapixels, Megabytes

    You kids today have it so easy. Back in the old days, using technology like digital cameras and photo editing programs was difficult. My first book on digital photography came out around 1998 and was filled with page after page of arcane troubleshooting tips, like how to get your camera connected to a PC's serial port (this was before USB) and how to get your software to read TIFF files. But whether you're just starting out and looking for tips or you're a veteran who has been reading this column for years, I bet there are still some things about photo files you don't know.

  • Opinion: Xperia Ray Puts Your Current Camera Phone To Shame

    Sony has finally released the Xperia Ray, an unlocked Android smartphone packing an 8.1-megapixel camera.

  • News: If Sprint becomes third iPhone carrier, how much does it gain?

    If Sprint joins AT&T and Verizon Wireless in selling the iPhones, which company will have the greatest advantage? Answer: Apple.

  • News: Google CIO: Don't Fight Consumerization of IT

    In a Bloomberg Businessweek article, Google CIO Ben Fried reflects on the benefits of letting employees have their way with technology. Forrester Research agrees that IT managers should relinquish control, but not before methodically analyzing workers' wants and needs.

  • News: Samsung to disable Galaxy Tab 10.1 features

    In a bid to overturn a ban on sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, Samsung has offered to disable some of the tablet's features.

  • Opinion: Can the Next-Gen iPhone Fend off Android?

    Diehard fans will buy the new iPhone, regardless of what Apple will announce on Tuesday, but unless the refresh is more substantial than expected, the company will have to work harder to fend off stiff competition from Android.

  • News: Fourth beta of iWork apps for iOS 5 and iCloud released

    Apple has released the fourth beta of its iWork apps - Pages, Numbers and Keynote - for iOS 5 and iCloud.

  • News: London-based Apple fans invited to iPhone 5 launch event

    By now, you'll all know what's going to happen tomorrow at around 6pm BST - but where will you be? If you fancy a pint and a chat while taking in the news, why not join the London Mac User Group in the Wood pub in Marylebone.

  • News: Cheaper, Brazilian-made iPhone 4 spotted?

    A cheaper, Brazilian-made iPhone 4 looks to be more than just a rumour if images supposedly taken inside Foxconn's Brazil plant are genuine.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T

    By now, you've probably gotten an earful about the Samsung Galaxy S II. This Android phone is a hit in Europe and now, after many long months of waiting, it has finally landed in the U.S. on AT&T ($200 with a two-year contract from AT&T). This version of the super thin phone has a big advantage over its sibling, the Epic Touch 4G on Sprint: It supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Other than a few other tweaks, it is fairly identical to the other Galaxy S II phones -- and that's a very good thing.

  • News: iPhone 4S name mentioned in latest iTunes 10.5 beta

    With rumours that Apple will launch two new iPhones tomorrow looking doubtful, a mention of an iPhone 4S in the latest iTunes 10.5 beta could be telling.

  • News: Tablet Fire Sale: 5 Cheap Tablets

    Between the popularity of Apple's iPad and the looming threat of Amazon's Kindle Fire, times are tough for other tablet makers. But their loss is your gain, as retailers have resorted to offering deep discounts on tablets that were, in all honesty, not worth their starting prices.

  • News: HTC Investigates Reports of Vulnerability in Android Phones

    Revelations by researchers over the weekend that several HTC Android phone models contain a "massive security vulnerability" are being examined by the mobile handset maker.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 24: Find Your Lost "Mango"

    30 Days With Windows Phone 7: Day 24

  • Opinion: Cocktail Machine Will Make You Swallow Your Tasty Words

    What you see in the above photo is what you get when you combine a typewriter with alcohol. Sort of. The Typewriter Cocktail Machine is a contraption built from scratch to create a drink out of any word you type. The machine is built around a QWERTY keyboard, and each key is a pump made from a syringe to deliver different flavors.

  • News: Toshiba to sell 5TB home media server in Japan

    Toshiba announced a new home media server with five terabytes of storage on Monday: It has enough capacity to store 15 days of digital TV broadcasts from six channels.

  • News: Massive Security Vulnerability in HTC Android Phones Claimed

    Security researchers say they've uncovered a flaw in several smartphone models produced by HTC that gives any application that has Internet access the keys to a trove of information on the phone, including e-mail addresses, GPS locations, phone numbers, and text message data.

  • News: Microsoft gets $444 million windfall from Android patents

    Google’s Android could be making arch-rival Microsoft a cool $444 million (£285 million) in patent levies, a Goldman Sachs analyst has estimated, and not much short of what it makes from its own Windows Phone OS.

  • News: Apple competitors need a long-term strategy - analyst

    Apple's competitors need to stop taking a short-term approach to fighting Cupertino and develop a long-term strategy, according to one analyst.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Die another day

    Psystar is determined to drag its court case all the way to the top before failing; the Apple TV may be about to kick off its continental tour; and we bid a fond adieu to a bygone era of gaming. The remainders for Friday, September 30, 2011 would like to ask for a moment of silence.



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