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  • News: BlackBerry maker RIM axing 2,000 jobs, 11% of workforce

    Research in Motion, which has been losing ground to Apple, Google and even Microsoft in the mobile market, announced Monday it is cutting 2,000 jobs, or about 11% of its workforce.

  • News: Phony Apple Stores in China are Shut Down

    Two of the five fake Apple Stores that sprouted up in Kunming, China, are being shut down by the Chinese government, but not because they're blatantly violating intellectual property laws. According to Reuters, two of the stores were operating without proper business licenses.

  • News: The Best Office Alternatives for Android Tablets

    If you fantasize about a life on the road unencumbered by laptops, their accompanying power bricks, and other heavy business gear, you're not alone. And now that a tsunami of tablets is flooding the market with models running a variety of operating systems, that fantasy is starting to look very plausible indeed. Mobile productivity suites bring the document-editing features of desktop suites like Microsoft Office onto the tablet, but are they ready for serious business? I tried four top options to find out.

  • News: RIM COO retires as company lays off one-tenth of staff

    Research in Motion will lay off 2,000 staff, or a little more than 10 percent of its workforce, and make changes to its senior management team, it announced Monday. Chief Operating Officer for Blackberry, Don Morrison, will retire, but Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis will continue to share the CEO role and that of chairman.

  • LaCie Porsche 9230 USB 3.0 hard drive

    LaCie has launched a new USB 3.0 hard drive designed in conjunction with Porsche. The LaCie Porsche 9’230 USB 3.0 hard drive comes in 1TB and 2TB versions and promises data transfer speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second

  • News: Bodymedia Takes the Guesswork out of Weight Loss

    Bodymedia's FIT armband is one of many devices in a new market of calorie counters and activity monitors that promise to help add some hard numbers to your exercise regimen. While Bodymedia's offering is a bit on the expensive side at $249.99 it's also one of the most fully featured on the market.

  • News: Buy a New Car Like the Experts Do

    If you've been wanting to break in a brand-new car, September is a great time to go shopping. As 2012's models arrive, car dealers are starting to think about moving their 2011 models off the lot. But before you walk into a dealership and try to haggle, do your research with the aid of car-buying apps.

  • News: Battle of the 3D Phones: HTC EVO 3D vs. LG Optimus 3D

    The past year has been an exciting time for mobile phones. We've seen an abundance of phones with dual-core processors, 4G connectivity, and bigger and better displays--all of which has led up to the first wave of 3D smartphones. Sprint has introduced the HTC EVO 3D, and LG has unveiled the Optimus 3D, which will be rebranded as the Thrill 4G on AT&T. Both are incredibly powerful phones with glasses-free 3D displays and dual-lens cameras that allow you to shoot 3D photos and video. With both an EVO 3D and an Optimus 3D in house, I decided to pit the two against each other in a 3D-display and 3D-camera battle.

  • Opinion: DIY Captain America Shield Makes a Mean Frisbee

    If you're headed for a midnight showing of Captain America and want to cook up something quick that will demonstrate your love for Cap, Instructables user Seamster has you covered. He has created a set of instructions for building your own lightweight shield out of cardboard and duct tape.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending July 22

    Perhaps it's the heat, but this week's crop of iOSsphere rumors is pretty lackluster.

  • News: AT&T still besting Verizon in iPhone activations

    If Verizon thought it could swoop in and take AT&T's iPhone market share overnight, it thought wrong.

  • How-Tos: How to convert videos for a phone or tablet, for free

    If you've got a library of downloaded videos and want to play them on your smartphone or tablet, you might find out they're the wrong file type. Some tablets and phones can only play specific file types, and only a few devices support high definition files. The easiest thing you can do to get these files playing is to transcode them to a different file type and resolution that matches your device. Our software of choice for this purpose is Handbrake -- it's a lightweight, powerful and very easy to use video transcoder that works on Mac OS X, all flavours of Windows and Linux.

  • Opinion: App of the week: Google + for iPhone

    Every week at PC World, we are aiming to bring you a smartphone or tablet app of the week, based on the lovely recommendations by our senior editorial staff.

  • News: Google: Sun offered to license Java for $100 million

    Sun Microsystems offered to license its Java technology to Google for US$100 million, a Google attorney said Thursday, attempting to show that Oracle is out of touch as it seeks billions from Google for patent infringement.

  • News: HTC unveils smartphone for Chinese Twitter-like service

    After announcing smartphones with a dedicated Facebook button, HTC is trying the same formula in China. This time it will have a button connecting to one of the country's largest Twitter-like services in the country.

  • News: T-Mobile securing Android phones with Good

    T-Mobile is hoping to make it easier for businesses to use Android phones by reselling secure e-mail services from Good Technology.

  • Panasonic Announces Double-Duty Megazoom Pocket Cam

    Panasonic took a short break from shrinking down its interchangeable-lens cameras today to introduce two new fixed-lens models. The 24X-optical-zoom Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 and the AA-battery-powered Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS5 will join the company's Lumix lineup later this year.

  • News: QR Code Festival broadens reach of Korean films

    Korean film makers have come up with a novel use of technology to widen the availability of their films: they are posting links to them as QR codes on the film festival website. The Korean QR Code Film Festival runs until the end of July. QR Code apps are available for Google Android 2.3 smartphones, among others

  • News: Eyeball-scanning iPhone used by cops to ID suspects

    A blocky attachment to an Apple iPhone lets police officers snap a close-up of a suspect's eye and compare it to a database of scans. The system can ID a suspect in seconds. But should we have privacy concerns?

  • How-Tos: Run a small business from your smartphone

    You know that running a business can be tough. Luckily, you have technology on your side.



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