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  • News: Sprint's mysterious Oct. 7 event fuels more iPhone, LTE speculation

    Sprint poured more fuel on the iPhone rumor fire Tuesday by announcing a mysterious "strategy update" for press and analysts scheduled for Oct. 7 in New York.

  • How-Tos: How to build a DIY media server

    Access music, video and photos from anywhere in the house. We show you how to create a home media server from an old PC

  • How-Tos: How to set up a dedicated home media server

    With a dedicated box, you can access music, video and photos from anywhere in the house. We show you how, using a WD TV Live Hub.

  • News: Americans Favoring Texting Over Talking, Study Says

    Americans are spending more time texting and less time talking on their cellphones, and it may be because networks are riddled with dropped calls and audio issues, according to J.D. Power and Associates’ 2011 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study.

  • Opinion: Performance art

    Performance is a rather intangible concept. When we look at computing technology, it’s seen as a worthy goal – but how do you quantify it?

  • Jawbone unveils Icon HD and The Nerd

    Jawbone on Tuesday announced an updated version of its Icon Bluetooth headset, along with a new USB/Bluetooth dongle called The Nerd.

  • Opinion: App Creates Mobile Cloud for Android, Windows

    Wyse is introducing the concept of a personal cloud--a seamless connection between your mobile device and your PC--with the launch of the latest version of Wyse PocketCloud Pro for Android. The new PocketCloud Pro challenges file syncing and transfer services by providing drag and drop file sharing between Android mobile devices and Windows PCs.

  • News: Samsung backs VMware mobile hypervisor

    Samsung plans to make phones running VMware's mobile hypervisor technology and enterprises may be able to better manage those phones with new software from VMware, the virtualization company is announcing on Tuesday.

  • News: Samsung launches Bada phones with ChatOn service

    Samsung Electronics has introduced three new smartphones based on its own operating system Bada, including the new flagship model Wave 3, which includes a software client for the company's new messaging service ChatOn, Samsung said on Tuesday.

  • News: Isis carriers pump in $100M for mobile wallet plan

    The three wireless carriers in the Isis mobile-payment joint venture are investing more than $100 million into the project, according to a published report.

  • News: iPhone 5 Rumors Indicate Slightly Larger Display, 3.7 Inches

    While the iPhone 5 won't bring Steve Jobs back, it will help ease the pain of life without him -- at least, we can only hope.

  • Opinion: Android Photo Apps, Backing Up Photos on a Trip

    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. For more frequently asked questions, read my newsletters from May, June, and July.

  • Opinion: Deckster: Bringing the Tape Player Back Via a Watch

    There are a lot of iPod Nano watch bands on the market, but most of them make it fairly difficult to get the iPod Mano in and out of the case. The Deckster, designed by N-Product Inc., not only solves the problem while maintaining a stylish look, but it also borrows heavily from a popular device from our past--the audio cassette player.

  • Opinion: Running Out of Polaroid Film? Build a Digital Sensor

    It’s official: This 8 by 10-inch color capture back is the world’s largest digital sensor. Christened the Maxback, this massive sensor was commissioned by professional photographer Mitchell Feinberg as a replacement for his quickly dwindling supply of 8 by 10-inch polaroid film.

  • News: Sprint iPhone 5? Employees Ordered to Zip It

    In light of speculation that Sprint will carry the iPhone 5 this fall, Sprint store management has reportedly ordered its employees to keep quiet.

  • Opinion: iPhone 5 May Get Metal Back, Sub-4-inch Display

    The still-unacknowledged iPhone 5, expected to make its debut in October, is now expected to sport a metal back instead of glass, and its screen size will not exceed 4 inches, contrary to earlier reports.

  • News: Samsung Announces LTE Versions of Galaxy S II, Tab 8.9

    Samsung's Android-based Galaxy S II smartphone and Galaxy Tab 8.9 slate have yet to make their U.S. debuts, but that hasn't stopped the company from announcing LTE versions of both devices.

  • News: Samsung's ChatOn Messenger Guns for BlackBerry, Apple

    Samsung will link its Android phones and tablets with iOS devices and BlackBerry phones with a new messaging service called ChatOn. The service will be free and aims to compete with the popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), and Apple’s upcoming iMessage service.

  • Opinion: Restaurant Lets Phone Orders Go to the Front of the Line

    Of all the potential uses for a smartphone, "getting your grilled-cheese sandwich before all those other people waiting in line" should be near the top of the list. Alas, that particular phone feature has largely been the stuff of fantasy... until now.

  • News: Focus on smartphone, tablet screen sizes at show

    At next week's Internationale Funkaustellung (IFA) in Berlin, smartphone makers are expected to push the boundaries of the device's screen sizes, while also launching tablets and trying to accelerate the momentum for 3D-capable products.



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