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  • 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.

  • News: Apple Premium Retail Store to open in Shrewsbury

    Shoppers in Shrewsbury will soon be able to get their hands on Apple products in a new store in the the Upper Mall of the Darwin Centre.

  • How-Tos: How to tune a TV tuner to pick up digital TV

    A reader is having trouble changing his TV tuner from terrestrial to digital TV. Here's our advice.

  • Opinion: Touchscreen Nook Rooted, Gets Angry Birds, Fails

    Sometimes, hacks work. Sometimes they don't. A great example of this the Barnes & Noble Nook--the Nook Color's resulted in a lot of hacking fun, but the new E-Ink-touchscreen Nook isn't succumbing to hacking as easily.

  • News: Cheaper Windows phones key to Nokia's turnaround

    Nokia CEO Stephen Elop used his keynote at the Open Mobile Summit in London Thursday to explain, again, why the company chose the Windows Phone OS for its smartphones and insisted during a question-and-answer session that, despite persistent rumors to the contrary, the company is not for sale.

  • News: Google, Samsung and Sprint probe Nexus S problems

    Sprint, Samsung and Google are investigating customer complaints about problems with Nexus S smartphone connections and the deletion of photos taken with the devices.



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