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  • 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.

  • Opinion: Why Steve Jobs Is Right about Android

    Over the weekend I wrote an article titled "What If Steve Jobs Is Right?" As the title implies, the post was a hypothetical look at the possibility that Steve Jobs' assertion that Android is a "stolen product" is true.

  • Opinion: Five years of iPod

    Since its first release five years ago on October 23, 2001, the iPod has become one of the most recognizable products in the world. It has transformed Apple’s business and its public image, and is probably responsible for a “halo effect” that has improved the Mac’s image and fortunes as well. Whether you’re a rabid iPod lover or someone who just doesn’t see why the iPod’s such a big deal, it’s hard to dispute the gigantic impact the iPod has had on our technological world.

  • News: New Security Flaws ID'd in BlackBerry 6 OS, Enterprise IM Apps

    BlackBerry-maker RIM has identified a number of significant security flaws that affect the Webkit browser in its BlackBerry 6 handheld OS and enterprise IM applications from Microsoft.

  • News: Kindle Fire, Others to get HTML5, CSS3 in 'Kindle Format 8' Update

    Amazon is refreshing its staid, black-and-white take on the e-book with a new format that supports HTML5 and CSS3. Kindle Format 8 (KF8) will give Kindle users something a little more colorful to read on the new tablet/e-reader hybrid, the Kindle Fire, which is set to hit stores in time for the holiday season.

  • News: Siri, did your co-founder just quit Apple?

    The co-founder of Siri, the company Apple bought last year and whose technology powers the sophisticated voice control features of its new iPhone 4S, has reportedly left Apple to pursue other interests.

  • Opinion: The HDTV Has HDMI, but the PC Does Not

    Mikeybud wants to connect an inexpensive PC to his HDTV, but the PC lacks an HDMI port. He asked the Desktops forum for advice.

  • News: HTC Sensation XL

    Smartphones seem to be getting bigger and bigger -- Samsung's Galaxy Note has a whopping 5.3in screen that blurs the line between smartphone and tablet, while the recently announced Galaxy Nexus pushes the limits with a 4.65 in display. HTC has joined the bigger is better party with the Sensation XL, an Android phone with a giant 4.7in screen.

  • News: 10 Twitter Bot Services to Simplify Your Life

    You may think that Twitter is just good for following celebrities and swapping tweets with friends. But the social network is capable of a lot more. Specialized services have tweaked it to turn ordinary Twitter accounts into robots that can carry out helpful tasks.

  • News: Netflix will launch in the UK in early 2012

    US online movie streaming service Netflix has revealed it will launch in the UK early next year.

  • Opinion: What If Steve Jobs Is Right?

    Apple has been engaged in heated legal battles around the world claiming that Android smartphones and tablets infringe on its patents. Android loyalists see the legal attacks as a desperate, oppressive move by Apple to stifle competition, but perhaps the success of Android is a function of the ways it "borrows" Apple intellectual property.

  • News: The birth of the iPod

    The destiny of Apple changed drastically 10 years ago with the release of a deceptively simple digital music player.

  • Opinion: Apple's iPod Turns 10

    Apple's iPod, which transformed the way music is sold and distributed and revolutionized the consumer electronics industry, turned 10 on Sunday.


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