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  • News: Read, annotate and sign PDFs on your iPad with PDF Expert 3

    iPad users can go desktop free when working with PDFs using Readdle’s PDF Expert app, which has now been updated to PDF Expert 3.0.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Click to agree

    One young designer takes on a hefty hunk of Apple legalese and tries to make it friendly. Meanwhile an old school union boss has a beef with Cupertino, but it's not all bad news, as an Arizona-based company has dropped its dispute with 1 Infinite Loop. And we hope you like dissecting innocuous photos for clues, because we've got our fill of that. The remainders for Wednesday, September 7, 2011 are hot on the trail.

  • Opinion: Lost iPhone Case Continues, SF Police Launch Probe

    There's a new development in the caper involving a lost iPhone in San Francisco. A new report says the S.F. police will be investigating their own, specifically the role that officers may have played in assisting an Apple corporate security team in a home search earlier this summer.

  • Opinion: Is 3D TV Doomed?

    Consumer response to 3D TVs has been tepid thus far, and industry observers point to a number of likely explanations, including the dearth of 3D programming and an aversion to those clunky 3D glasses. And for those of us who don't mind wearing 3D specs, there's also the question of which technology to buy into: Passive or active-shutter?

  • News: Google offered to split mobile revenue with Sun, papers show

    Google hoped at one time to codevelop Android with Sun, and was prepared to offer Sun a share of its mobile service revenue in return for making Java open source, according to newly released documents in Oracle's lawsuit against Google.

  • News: Oracle, Google execs to head to mediation

    Google and Oracle will send top executives to mediation in front of a magistrate judge, in a last-ditch attempt to settle their differences over Google's use of Java in the Android OS.

  • Opinion: Gigapixel Hack Makes Photos More Interactive

    Have you ever looked at a particulalry stunning photograph and wished you could really immerse yourself in it? A recent project attempts to do just that, with the help of a good camera, a hacked Kinect, and an Arduino board.

  • Opinion: Rocket Bunnies Review

    Rocket Bunnies has an interesting premise: You're a rabbit on a rocket (hence the name)...in space. There's no real story line, but your job is to ride your rocket across various galaxies, collecting all of the little bunnies that are stuck on various planets.

  • Opinion: Phone Transforms Into Tablet, Laptop, Gaming Device

    Motorola's Atrix and newly announced DROID Bionic smartphones can dock into laptop accessories, but they have nothing on this transforming device: A KT Spider smartphone hybrid that can turn into a laptop, tablet, or even a PSP-like handheld gaming device.

  • News: Iridium creates link from iPhones to satellites

    Satellite service provider Iridium is introducing a new satellite phone and access point that enable communications anywhere on the face of the Earth from Blackberry and Android mobile devices, and will offer support for Apple's iOS-based gear later this year.

  • News: IBM, 3M team to glue together high-powered silicon bricks for servers, smartphones

    IBM and 3M today said they will jointly develop a new line of adhesives they hope will let them make it possible to build commercial microprocessors composed of layers of up to 100 separate chips.

  • News: Droid Bionic smartphone goes on sale Thursday for $300

    The speedy Motorola Droid Bionic smartphone will go on sale from Verizon Wireless for $299.99 on Thursday.

  • News: Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite will support iOS 5 Newsstand feature

    Adobe has announced that its Digital Publishing Suite will support the Newsstand feature in iOS.

  • News: Do Passive 3D TVs Trade Quality for Comfort?

    Polarized "passive" 3D TVs hit the market in the beginning of the year as a response to the bulky, expensive, complicated active-shutter 3D TVs that turned off many would-be buyers. But many home theater enthusiasts (and TV manufacturers) claimed that they sacrificed image quality in the process. DisplayMate Technologies, a display calibration software developer, pit active and passive 3D TVs against each other to get to the bottom of this and published the results in a freely-available report (3D TV Display Technology Shoot-Out). As it turns out, passive TVs have a more restricted viewable range than active-shutter sets, but they don't lose detail. Read on for more on their testing procedures, as well as our own in-house testing results.

  • News: Tivo Premiere Elite Loaded with 2TB of Storage Space

    Tivo has introduced its new DVR, the Premiere Elite, a device with enough HD storage space to keep anyone glued to the tube for almost two straight weeks.

  • News: Quad-Core Android Tablets Expected in Time for Christmas

    They’re a bit late, but Android tablets with quad-core processors are coming this year, according to Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia’s chief executive. The chipmaker expects Android tablets supercharged with quad-core chips to hit shelves in time for Christmas, according to a Wall Street Journal report, but smartphones powered by these chips are unlikely to show up until next year.

  • News: HP TouchSmart 520 all-in-one PC unveiled

    HP has announced two new desktop computers for launch in the UK in October. The HP Pavilion HPE Phoenix comes with 16GB of DDR3 RAM and is designed for 3D gaming and high-end digital content creation. The HP TouchSmart 520 is a 23in all-in-one PC costing £599

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 6: Let the 'Mango' Games Begin!

    30 Days With Windows Phone 7: Day 6

  • News: RIM BlackBerry Forecast: Grim, With Hope on the Horizon

    Mike Lazarus, a Sydney-based software design consultant, relies on his RIM BlackBerry daily to manage his contacts database, store important documents, and keep his information secure. "I use my mobile phone essentially as a mobile office," he says. "Nearly, everything I need to do in the office, I can do from my phone."

  • News: DigiNotar certificates are pulled, but not on smartphones

    Browser makers have generally been quick to react to the computer compromise at digital certificate issuer DigiNotar, but that hasn't been the case for all mobile phone makers.



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