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  • News: Apple begins selling unlocked iPhone 4 to U.S. customers

    Apple on Tuesday began selling an unlocked version of the GSM iPhone 4 to U.S. customers. Until now, Apple's only sold carrier-locked iPhones here, with separate AT&T and Verizon editions of the handset.

  • News: Apple's Unlocked iPhone 4: A Getting-Started Guide

    Consumers can now buy an unlocked GSM-compatible iPhone 4 directly from Apple starting at $650. Apple sells unlocked iPhones in other parts of the world, most notably Europe, but this is the first time an unlocked iPhone is available to U.S. users. In early 2010, Apple started selling iPhones at list price, but the devices were still locked to AT&T.

  • News: Smartphone Data Plans: How to Keep Bandwidth Usage in Check

    Unlimited data plans are a thing of the past with AT&T and are being phased out by Verizon. Yet new metered plans don't deliver great bang for your buck and you may get blindsided with a hefty bill if you're not careful. Here are five ways to monitor your smartphone data usage and your wallet.

  • News: How to Manage BlackBerry Application Permissions

    Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry smartphone OS is known for security, and that's for good reason. RIM designed the mobile OS with security in mind from the start, and it shows; the BlackBerry OS offers a number of ways for smartphone owners and IT administrators to control how mobile applications interact with your device and all of the data stored on it.

  • News: No More Downtime: Is 'Always On' A Bad Thing?

    The first thing I did when I woke up this morning was pick up my BlackBerry from my nightstand and check e-mails as I walked downstairs to have my first cup of coffee. Even though it was Saturday, I responded to work e-mails from New Zealand and California, which are in time zones 10 hours ahead and nine hours behind, respectively, from where I sit in Europe.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: WWDC, iCloud, iOS 5, Lion, fast iMacs

    We started the Weekly Wrap a few weeks ago, to help you catch up on Macworld stories you may have missed. But if you missed the big stories this past week, you might want to see your doctor; this was the week of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple's annual event wherein it makes all sorts of exciting tech announcements. Missing our big stories the week of WWDC is like a football fan forgetting about the Super Bowl, or an American accidentally forgetting not to watch soccer. You're here now, though, so let's get started.

  • News: 5 Reasons to (Still) Consider Android Over the iPhone, iOS 5

    As with past iPhone updates, iOS 5 plays catch-up with Apple's competitors and Android in particular, while adding unique features such as Twitter integration, iMessage, and online storage through iCloud.

  • News: IDC: Windows Phones to Overtake iPhone iOS by 2015

    The Windows operating system for smartphones is expected to gain market share in the next few years thanks to Nokia, eventually leapfrogging the iOS system used on Apple's iPhone. But Google Android will remain atop the field.

  • Toshiba Qosmio X770 quad-core gaming laptops launch

    Toshiba has launched a 17in gaming laptop primed with 3D gaming and video playback support and up to 1.5TB of onboard storage. The Qosmio X770 uses a quad-core Intel processor and runs 64bit Windows 7 Home Premium

  • News: Panasonic Interchangeable-Lens Cameras Get Even Smaller

    It's been only 6 months since the very compact Panasonic Lumix GF2 Micro Four-Thirds system camera hit stores, and it already has a notably smaller follow-up.

  • News: Apple's iPhone 4 Hired as Tricorder for Space Station

    Two iPhone 4s will be hitching a ride to the International Space Station in July when Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis blasts off for the last time from Kennedy Space Center.

  • News: Unlocked iPhone 4 Coming this Week? Sounds Good to Me

    Rumor has it Apple will start selling unlocked iPhone 4s in the U.S. starting Wednesday. It's unknown how much the alleged unlocked iPhones would cost, or what networks would run on. For those unfamiliar, selling unlocked iPhones is common outside the U.S., so the move would not be unprecedented.

  • News: Google pulls more malware from Android Market

    Google removed more malware-infected applications from its Android Market last week, according to a security researcher who reported the rogue software to the company.

  • Opinion: Is All Mobile Technology in the Car Dangerous?

    Luxury carmaker BMW is launching a nationwide campaign to build awareness about the hazards associated with driver distraction, and especially the dangers of texting while behind the wheel.

  • News: iPhone 4S in advanced testing on Sprint, reports say

    Sprint is in advanced testing of an iPhone, possibly for sale this fall, that would run at first on a 3G wireless network rather than Sprint's faster WiMax, according to recent reports.

  • News: Active vs. passive 3D: what's better?

    If you buy a brand new TV these days, chances are if it's anything more than a bargain-bin model it will be able to play some form of 3D video. Almost all mid-range and high-end TVs from brands like Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, LG, Sharp and Toshiba support 3D playback, but different TVs use different methods to display the 3D effect. The two competing technologies are active 3D and passive 3D -- we're figuring out the major differences between them to decide which is better.

  • News: The New Nook has a Secret Web Browser

    Now that the new Nook from Barnes and Noble has hit the streets users have discovered the device has some hidden web potential. It seems that just typing a URL into the Nook's search bar pulls up the site in the ebook reader's previously undocumented web-browser. Of course the e-ink display doesn't make for the best screen for a browser as this video from The ebook Reader shows, but it's still an exciting sign of things to come on the Nook.

  • Opinion: Did Apple Steal a College Kid's Wi-Fi Sync App?

    Wireless syncing between both the iPhone and iPad and the program iTunes (on PCs) is finally rolling out to iDevices as part of the new iOS 5. Users will now be able to sync their iTunes libraries with their iDevice using a shared Wi-Fi network--no cord necessary. But this new iOS features is curiously similar to an old Cydia app by the name of Wi-Fi Sync. So similar, in fact, that one college student and Cydia app developer thinks Apple ripped off his app--name, icon, and all.

  • News: Microsoft hopes to draw Android developers to Windows Phone

    Microsoft is trying to woo Android application developers, offering them help in porting applications to Windows Phone.

  • News: No iTunes in the Cloud launch in UK this year

    iTunes in iCloud could be six months away or more for customers in the UK, according to a report.



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