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  • Opinion: How to Make Great Business Cards

    Your business card is often the first--and sometimes the only--impression that people get of your company. Thus, you should shop around for the perfect business card design--or design your own, if necessary. Your business card should be simple, yet memorable, and have all of your contact information--name, phone number, fax number, email address, website address, and social media details.

  • Opinion: Slay Vampires With Your Phone

    Feel like slaying some vampires today? Or did you fall asleep watching True Blood and dreamt that you grew some fangs? Third Eye, a new free Android game from Viewdle, uses a combination of augmented reality and facial recognition technology to make a whole new kind of mobile game. Whether you're a fan of complex MMPORGs or enjoy casual social gaming, like Farmville or Mafia Wars, Third Eye offers something for everybody. The idea behind Third Eye is really cool, but I wonder if this first game in a three-part trilogy will be enough to hold the sometimes short attention span of gamers.

  • Opinion: Reader Questions on Thumbtack, Background Blur, and More

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to me. I reply to as many questions 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 March, April , and May.

  • News: Symantec compares iOS and Android security

    Apple's iOS and Google's Android smartphone platforms are more secure than traditional desktop-based operating systems, but are still susceptible to many existing categories of attacks, according toa 23-page report from security software vendor Symantec.

  • News: MobileMe access problems reported

    Some users of Apple's MobileMe service are reporting problems accessing their emails this morning, though others report a normal service.

  • Opinion: Apples iCloud is a real memory killer

    Apple's at it again, cruelly dumping its users' memories at the altar of a few pennies more profit.

  • News: Double iPhone launch claims dismissed

    An analyst has rubbished claims that Apple plans to launch both an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4S, saying that the iPhone 3GS will remain the low-end option.

  • News: Mystery of the Missing Honeycomb Apps

    Google's much-anticipated tablet operating system, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, made its splash in late February with the launch of the Motorola Xoom. Few Honeycomb-optimized apps were available at launch, but no matter: The expectation was that they'd follow soon after. Why wouldn't they, given the ever-growing popularity of Android? But instead of an explosion of Honeycomb apps, the fuse burned down to the powder keg...and then nothing happened. Four months later, we're still waiting: The number of Honeycomb-optimized apps remains in the low hundreds. By comparison, there are over 100,000 apps optimized for the iPad.

  • News: CIOs have lost battle against'bring your own technology

    CIOs have lost the battle to control the consumerisation of IT, with an increase in bring-your-own-technology schemes (BYOT) cropping up around Australia.

  • News: Nokia ships phones with banking application in India

    Nokia has started shipping mobile phones in India that are preloaded with its banking application, in a bid to popularize mobile banking in the country.

  • News: Apple ditches Samsung for A6 chip building

    According to Merrill Lynch analyst Dan Heyler, Apple will be using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to build the next generation of chips in 2012.

  • News: World of Warcraft coming to iPad, iPhone

    The popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft could be coming to the iPhone and iPad.

  • News: iPhone 5 production starts August – analyst

    According to a new analyst report, the next generation iPhone will go into production "mid to late August"

  • News: iPhone top smartphone in Europe with 40 per cent share

    The results paint a picture that suggests that Apple will continue its lead in the European smartphone market with 40 per cent of new buyers, followed by Android in second place with 19 per cent, Blackberry in third place with 17 per cent and Nokia with 15 per cent in fourth place.

  • News: Skype is coming to the iPad

    Skype expects the iPad Skype app to have similar success to the iPhone version which has said had a "userbase that doubled in just a month" following the launch.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: (Mostly) Natural edition

    We're back with another edition of our weekly iPad case roundup—this time with a heavy dose of natural materials such as bamboo, hemp, and the ever-popular leather. If you love the feel of the stuff Mother Earth has given us, well, it's your week.

  • News: Apple Enthusiasts Buzz About Possible iPod Touch Upgrade

    The latest Apple chatter suggests an upgrade is on the way for the iPod Touch -- and that could mean the company's new mobile operating system iOS 5 running on it.

  • News: Game Over: Five Reasons the iPhone 5 Will Dominate

    Apple reinvented the mobile phone, and revolutionized the smartphone when it introduced the iPhone. It has been surpassed in overall market share by the me-too, copycat Android OS, and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is a worthy challenger as well, but this fall Apple has an opportunity to set the bar for the industry once again, and leave the competition in the dust with the iPhone 5.

  • News: iOS 5.0 beta 2 released

    Developers can now download the second beta version of Apple’s new operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

  • News: Apple could own 75 percent of mobile phone industry

    Asymco analyst Horace Dediu claims Apple has enough money in the bank to buy at least three-quarters of the mobile phone industry.



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