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  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Slings and arrows

    It's time for another edition of our weekly iPad case roundup. This week's selection covers the usual variety, but it also shows how the iPad has become a fashion symbol, as well as a tool that's indispensable to people in all walks of life. It also answers the eternal question: Will an iPad survive a launch from a catapult?

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 10: Outfitting Mango with Apps

    I have already devoted some time to exploring Windows Phone 7 apps in general, and I have praised the fact that this mobile platform offers an option to try an app before you buy it in many cases, but today I am going through my iPhone app by app to outfit my Windows Phone 7 "Mango" smartphone as closely as possible with the apps I am already used to.

  • News: Netflix Now Works on Android 2.2 and 2.3 Devices

    Netflix customers who want to watch the latest shows on the go using their smartphones have gotten some good news, but not everyone will be able to share in the party.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 11: Following the Wrong Path of iOS

    I am impressed so far with how Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" seems to bring a fresh, unique angle to a smartphone market that seems largely comprised of copycat devices trying to look and feel like the iPhone. However, as I explore the OS in this 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 series, I am also noting a number of ways that Windows Phone 7 has copied iOS as well--but not in a good way.

  • News: Synaptics working on more advanced touch for smartphones

    Touch specialist Synaptics is working on technologies that will allow touchscreens to mimic the feel of a physical keypad, in order to make smartphones easier to use, according to company technology strategist Andrew Hsu.

  • News: Remains of the Day: It's magic, you know

    Sprint may sweeten its iPhone 5 deal, Android's found itself under attack by corsairs, and Apple brings more magic to its iPad. Abracadabra, alakazam! It's the remainders for Friday, September 9, 2011.

  • News: Ellison, Page ordered to mediation

    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page must sit down and try to work out a settlement on Sept. 19, according to a court order filed on Friday.

  • Opinion: iPhone Attachment Lets You Record 360-Degree Panoramas

    If you're sick of sloppily made panoramic images, you might want to look at this cool new attachment for your iPhone 4. The GoPano micro, made by EyeSee360, attaches straight to your iPhone 4 over the existing lens; all you have to do is hit the record button in the app.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Sept. 9

    President Barack Obama's jobs speech this week might have been better received if he kept repeating, "Release this iPhone right away!" The iOSsphere this week seized on iPhone 4 inventory levels, carrier promotional documents, third-party phone cases, and reports of plans to build 27 million Next iPhones by January to reassure itself that The Wait is nearing an end.

  • News: iPhone at last gets Flash

    Apple may not have approved it, but it appears as though iPhone users will soon gain access to Flash content.

  • Opinion: Ingenious Android App Allows Web-Browsing Over SMS

    If you have an Android smartphone and a T-mobile unlimited text plan, there's a new, free, way to browse the web. Smozzy Beta, developed by Jeff Donahue is a free app available on the Android market that is at first-glance simply a wrapper for the built-in web browser. The brilliant difference is that instead of transferring data over 3G, packets are transmitted and received entirely via text message (SMS and MMS).

  • News: Grand jury indicts alleged video download site operators

    A grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, has indicted five people allegedly involved with video download site NinjaVideo.net on conspiracy and copyright infringement charges, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

  • Opinion: Droid Bionic a Tinkerer's Dream

    It remains to be seen if the long-awaited Droid Bionic from Motorola can live up to its own hype and compete with the iPhone 5, whenever it finally drops, but at the very least it looks like the Bionic is a tiny wonderland for tinkerers and DIY types.

  • News: Droid Bionic smartphone impresses iFixit

    Motorola's new Droid Bionic is not only a top-notch device but the Android smartphone is also very easy to fix, according to repair specialists at iFixit.

  • News: Why Sprint Offering Unlimited Data for iPhone 5 Is a Ripoff

    Rumor has it that the iPhone 5 will be available sometime in October. Rumor also suggests that Sprint will be added to AT&T and Verizon as a third major carrier offering the iconic Apple smartphone. Now, a new rumor hints that Sprint will not only offer the iPhone 5, but will also continue to offer its unlimited data plan--giving Sprint a distinct, yet probably short-lived advantage over its rivals.

  • News: 'iPhone 5 cases' suggest redesigned handset

    What are claimed to be cases for the iPhone 5 available in China suggest that the next-generation iPhone will be thinner than its predecessor.

  • News: iTunes U hits 600 million downloads

    Apple's iTunes U has hit the 600 million download mark, it has been reported, with 30 percent of traffic coming from iOS devices.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 8: Pet Peeves

    Having used Windows Phone 7 in my 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 series for an entire week now--first with NoDo running on the HTC HD7S, and now with Mango running on a Samsung Focus--I can say that I am mostly impressed so far. But, I am also building a short, but growing list of things that annoy and frustrate me about Microsoft's mobile OS.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: Is it me you're looking for?

    One of the best parts of writing Macworld's weekly case roundups is that I get to see the wide range of products that manufacturers dream up. This week is a perfect example: We've got the whimsical, the practical, and the sheer elegant. Let's dive in!

  • News: The Nintendo 3DS's 260% August Bouncy-Bounce

    From feast to famine and back to feast again, Nintendo's 3DS is back in the black—not that it was ever really in the red. No one knew if slashing the 3DS's price would arrest its sharp sales decline since launching with big sales figures to tepid reviews back in March. But now we know: Knock $80 off your sale price, and they'll come in droves.



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