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  • News: Mac OS X 10.7.2 and iOS 5 Now Available

    Apple has released the long-awaited updates to its Mac and iOS operating system. Introducing iCloud to the Mac and over 200 new features to the iPhone.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Bite out of the old apple

    A squabble over an iconic Apple image, a professional opinion of blogger conduct, and an explanation of Steve Jobs's choice in fashion. The remainders for Wednesday, October 12, 2011 are a 1-2-3 inning.

  • News: Virgin Mobile releases iPhone 4S plans

    Virgin Mobile has joined Telstra, Optus and Vodafone in announcing pricing and plan details for the iPhone 4S, just one day ahead of its launch on Friday 14 October.

  • Opinion: Trying Out the HTC Sensation XL

    We loved the original HTC Sensation, so I jumped at the chance to get my hands on its bigger (badder) brother, the Sensation XL. This monster phone has a 4.7-inch WVGA display and is intended to be a device for major media fiends.

  • Opinion: Did iOS 5 Delete Your Apps, Music, and Data? Here's Help

    Apple's iOS 5 is supposed to take the hassle out of updates and backups by handling it all automatically through iCloud. But to get iOS 5, you've still got to go through iTunes, and if something goes wrong, the update may erase your apps and data in the process.

  • Opinion: Test Driving the HTC Titan, A Mega Mango Phone

    HTC has this funny tradition of releasing gigantic phones running Microsoft's mobile OS (the HTC Touch HD and the HD7 come to mind, both of which had 4.3-inch displays). Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to phone displays, so I'm always skeptical of phones with displays larger than 4.3 inches.

  • News: Mozilla sets its site on mobile standardization

    After helping pave the way for platform independent websites and applications, the Mozilla Foundation has set a new, and ambitious, task for itself to standardize mobile applications on the Web platform as well, according to a talk given by its chief technology officer.

  • Opinion: Hands-On With the Motorola Atrix 2

    AT&T sneakily announced a small batch of new phones this week, one of which is the sequel to the well-received Motorola Atrix--the Atrix 2. Luckily, Motorola was present at CTIA, so I managed to spend some time with their newest super-phone.

  • News: Why… delays… in… video calls just might be good for you

    The next time you’re on a Google+ hangout or other video call, relish any computer- or network-based communications delays between you and the other participant. After all, such seemingly awkward and frustrating silences can actually enhance the conversation, according to research out of Ohio State University.

  • News: Longtime Motorola executive Robert W. Galvin dies

    Robert W. Galvin, the son of the founder of Motorola and CEO of the company for 29 years, has died. He was 89.

  • Opinion: Hands On: Samsung Stratosphere 4G for Verizon

    Last night at CTIA’s MobileFocus show, I got to play with the recently-announced Samsung Stratosphere 4G for Verizon. The Stratosphere is Verizon’s first LTE slide-out keyboard phone. I’m usually a fan of keyboard phones, but the Stratosphere left me underwhelmed.

  • News: Apple TV 4.4 update adds Photo Stream, NHL, and more

    As part of its barrage of updates on Wednesday, Apple bumped the second-generation Apple TV's software to version 4.4, bringing with it support for Photo Stream, AirPlay mirroring, NHL hockey, Wall Street Journal content, and more.

  • News: Cadillac updates car controls with touch, voice

    Cadillac wants to let drivers have natural conversations with their cars and get physical feedback from a touchscreen in some models coming as soon as next year.

  • Opinion: Samsung Offers Galaxy SII for $2 to Lucky Customers

    Just a few days before the iPhone 4S launches, Samsung is sticking a thumb in Apple's eye and showing its rival that the iPhone isn't the only handset that can create big lines. The Korea-based electronics maker recently opened a temporary retail outlet in Sydney, Australia, offering the Galaxy SII smartphone for just $2. Every day until Friday, the first 10 people to purchase the popular Android-based phone at Samsung's "Pop Up Shop" will get the deal.

  • News: BerryMover adds new BlackBerry to iPhone migration option

    With the release of iOS 5 upon us and the iPhone 4S coming imminently, Information Appliance Associates has announced the release of BerryMover, an app that can perform a brain transplant from a BlackBerry to an iPhone, right on the iOS device itself.

  • Opinion: When Base Stations and iPhones disagree

    Reader Janet Baylor’s iPhone doesn’t see eye-to-eye with her AirPort Base Station. She writes:

  • News: How international is the iPhone 4S 'world phone?'

    One of the most interesting wrinkles in the iPhone 4S—which I review at length elsewhere—is its status as a “world phone.” Unlike previous generations, it supports both CDMA (Verizon, Sprint) and GSM (AT&T, the rest of the world) wireless technology right out of the box. But there are some interesting quirks to this product that may please savvy international travelers.

  • News: How to Clean Your LCD, Root a Nook, Load Linux on a Netbook

    Recently someone asked me if it was okay to spray Windex on her monitor. I think my shriek of horror startled her. It is not okay to spray Windex (or anything else) on a monitor. In fact, when it comes to cleaning an LCD screen, there's a right way and a wrong way. Let's focus on the right way. (Want to clean your whole PC? Read our nifty how-to.)

  • Opinion: iPhone 4S Garners Glowing Reviews

    The iPhone 4S is up for a great start: after one million preorders in 24 hours, reviewers gave it the thumbs up ahead of general availability on Friday. The improved camera, faster processor and Siri voice-enabled personal assistant in iOS 5 are the most talked-about iPhone 4S features among reviewers.

  • News: Microsoft and Nokia push Windows Phone porting tool

    Microsoft and Nokia are wooing Symbian developers, offering them help in porting applications to Windows Phone ahead of the launch of the Finnish company's first smartphone based on Microsoft's platform.


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