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  • News: Android Pummels Apple, Blackberry in Smartphone Race

    In the race for smartphone dominance the Android OS reigns supreme with the once leading Blackberry OS drifting rapidly to the bottom of the heap. According to statistics from market analysts at Comscore Americans continue to turn away from Blackberry. Meanwhile, in a three-month period ending in May, smartphone ownership in the U.S. rose by 11 percent according to Comscore.

  • News: Cisco shipping special Wi-Fi gear for arenas

    Cisco has announced a new Wi-Fi access point and stadium antenna that covers a smaller cell area for use in arenas and large venues to help improve user access and wireless speeds.

  • News: Smartphone maker HTC to buy chip firm S3 Graphics for $300M

    Smartphone vendor High Tech Computer (HTC) will acquire graphics chip maker S3 Graphics for US$300 million, strengthening its patent portfolio in the process.

  • News: GPS group slams LightSquared's new plan

    A group of GPS vendors and users has challenged mobile startup LightSquared's credibility in a response to the company's new plan for a hybrid satellite and LTE mobile network.

  • News: Verizon to drop unlimited data plans beginning July 7

    Later this week, Verizon iPhone customers won't have their AT&T counterparts to kick around anymore. Verizon has confirmed to --Macworld that the company will be discontinuing its unlimited data plan option for new smartphone customers--including iPhone customers--as of Thursday, July 7. Last month, Verizon confirmed that the end was nigh for unlimited data plans, but didn't provide a date or any details; the alterations that came to light Tuesday were first reported by FierceWireless.

  • News: iPhone 5 'goes into production'

    The iPhone 5 has gone into production and will start shipping in September, reports from Taiwanese industry sources claim.

  • How-Tos: How to use BBC iPlayer on an Android device

    Here's how to catch up with your favourite BBC shows on your Android device.

  • News: Microsoft patent division taking cash from at least 5 Android vendors

    One of Microsoft's hottest new profit centers is a smartphone platform you've definitely heard of: Android.

  • News: Cellphone, Cancer Link Dismissed in New Study

    Gab away, cellphone users, because a panel of independent experts is not convinced that cellphones cause cancer in adults.

  • Opinion: Play With an Online Simulator to Learn Camera Settings

    Modern digital cameras make photography so simple that it seems like you just need to press the shutter release to take a good photo. While that might be true for snapshots, there are many situations in which a little knowledge of photography goes a long way to helping you get a better picture. Have you ever wanted to really understand how all the variables--focal length, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and so on--contribute to your photos? A while ago, I explained how you can use a simple point-and-shoot camera like a photo laboratory to experiment with exposure settings, but this week I've got something even cooler: a Web site that simulates the operation of a digital SLR. You can use it to tweak the settings and see the results instantly.

  • News: 15 Million iPhones Reportedly in the Works

    Apple's iPhone 5 aka the iPhone 4S aka the next iPhone is set to start shipping in September with 15 million handsets in the pipeline, according to online rumors. Steve Jobs and company reportedly placed an order with Taiwan-based Pegatron to build 15 million units of the next iPhone in time for a fall launch. Pegatron reportedly builds Apple's Verizon-friendly CDMA iPhone 4 that launched in January. Taiwan-based Foxconn produces most of Apple's iOS-based products. The next iPhone will not be a major improvement over the iPhone 4, according to DigiTimes.

  • Toshiba launches world's first glasses-free 3D laptop

    Toshiba has unveiled the world’s first glasses-free 3D laptop. The Qosmio F750 3D is a 15.6in screen Windows 7 laptop that can display 3D images that can be viewed without the need for special 3D glasses. It will go onsale in the UK from early August with an expected RRP of £1,300 including VAT.

  • Opinion: MoviePass Brings Subscription Model to Theaters

    Aren’t unlimited subscriptions great? I can get all the movies I want from Netflix, and all my games from GameFly. Now MoviePass is trying to bring the same subscription model to movie theaters with unlimited movie viewings for $50 per month.

  • News: RIM 'Open Letter' Tells All

    The view from inside RIM is pretty bleak these days. At least that's picture painted by an open letter to the company's management, purportedly from a high-level employee at the company.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Razzle-dazzle

    They’re classy. They’re elegant. They’re artsy. And, sometimes, they’re just plain unusual. They are, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, the latest iPad and iPad 2 cases, the undisputed stars of our weekly roundups.

  • How-Tos: How to connect an HDTV to the network to view iPlayer programmes, photos

    How to connect your TV to your home network, so you can watch programmes and view photos from the web.

  • Opinion: Internet access: Can the government cut you off?

    The UK has been heavily criticised in a new UN report stating that internet access is a human right.

  • News: Kodak patent claim against Apple, RIM goes back to judge

    The U.S. International Trade Commission handed down a split decision in Kodak’s high-stakes patent dispute with Apple and Research In Motion over the built-in cameras in smartphones late Thursday. The commission’s latest ruling sends the case back to an administrative law judge, with a final decision not expected until the end of August.

  • How-Tos: Calibrate Your Home-Theater Audio

    Sound is a big part of a satisfying home-theater setup, and people tend to give a movie higher marks when they watch it with good surround sound audio than with simple stereo. So improving the audio listening environment in your family room or living room may yield a much more immersive HDTV viewing experience.

  • News: WaterField Designs MacBook Air Wallet and Travel Express

    San Francisco-based accessory maker WaterField Designs has long made cases, bags, and sleeves for each and every “carry-able” Apple product, and the company has recently released not one, but two excellent travel cases for the latest MacBook Air: the $89 MacBook Air Travel Express and the $79 MacBook Air Wallet. (I tested the 11-inch version of each case; each is also available, for $10 more, in a version sized for the 13-inch MacBook Air.)



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