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  • News: Classification system 'broken': Pirate Party Australia

    Pirate Party Australia (PPA) has called for a wholesale overhaul of Australia's "fundamentally broken" classification system.

  • News: ChangeWave: iOS still in demand despite no new iPhone

    Just because Apple hasn't released a new iPhone in more than a year doesn't mean demand for the handset is waning. The latest survey from market research firm ChangeWave Research shows that Apple's mobile platform is maintaining a high level of demand as well as attaining solid satisfaction numbers. And, in good news for Cupertino, the announcement of the company's iCloud online service may actually bring in more users.

  • Opinion: HTC's Apple Patent Loss: Android Fans Shouldn't Worry

    HTC's infringement of two Apple patents has led to some gloomy predictions about the future of Android phones, but for consumers it's business as usual -- at least for now.

  • News: Apple iOS still rules but Windows Phone 7 edges Android in user satisfaction

    Apple's iOS-based iPhone remains the most preferred smartphone, for half of all prospective buyers surveyed. About one-third prefer Android phones. But for the first time, Windows Phone 7 outstrips Android in user satisfaction.

  • News: Best Voice Recognition Apps for Your Smartphone

    Voice-recognition software is nothing new. But put it on a smartphone, and it comes to life. All of the frustrations of trying to control your PC by voice--fiddling for a microphone, repeating yourself again and again, resisting the urge to relent and turn to your trusty keyboard--are eliminated when you use the same technology on your mobile phone.

  • News: Netflix raises rates for streaming, DVD subscriptions

    On Tuesday, Netflix hiked up its rates for combined DVD and streaming plans. Beginning immediately for new customers, and in September for existing customers, you’ll need to subscribe at least to an $8 DVD-only plan, an $8 streaming-only plan, or a $16 combined plan.

  • Opinion: Toshiba Thrive Tablets Comatose, Owners Say

    Owners of the recently released Toshiba Thrive tablet say the device has an annoying bug causing the tablet to refuse to come out of sleep mode. Forums on Toshiba's own site and third-party forums have numerous complaints from new Thrive owners complaining of the problem. "The white status light is blinking but pressing the On [sic] button does nothing requiring [a] reboot like a Windows computer," said Toshiba forum user sjwheat. The Thrive issue was first reported by Engadget.

  • News: Acer to boost its smartphone, tablet presence in China

    Acer has created a new mobile devices business group for China, with the aim of tapping the country's growing smartphone and tablet market.

  • News: Is Android Losing Appeal With Developers?

    Android is a phenomenal success story--skyrocketing from nothing to surpass both RIM and Apple and become the dominant smartphone platform in only a couple years. Recent studies, however, indicate Android may have lost some luster with developers as iOS seems to be the primary platform developers are working on.

  • News: ITC Ruling Threatens Future of Android

    Apple won a preliminary victory over HTC--and over Android by proxy--when the ITC agreed this week that HTC smartphones violate two Apple patents. The ITC decision could be a sign that the Android party is over, and the mobile OS could be in trouble.

  • News: Apple - Samsung spat threatens iPad chip deal

    Taiwan's TSMC has started trial manufacturing of next generation A6 chips for Apple

  • News: iOS projects jump ahead of Android

    The number of projects being developed for iOS devices has jumped this year, while Android's share of the market has dropped, according to analysts.

  • News: HTC loses ITC patent ruling in Apple tussle

    A judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has made an initial determination that HTC infringed two Apple patents, HTC said Friday.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending July 15

    July is half over and still no sign of The Next iPhone.

  • News: Apple preps for third-quarter earnings call next Tuesday

    It comes but four times a year: Apple's quarterly earnings financial conference call. While Apple chief operating officer Tim Cook and chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer will take to the phone on Tuesday, July 19 to serenade analysts and reporters to the sweet sounds of the company's balance sheet, those same analysts and reporters will be parsing every word for even the slightest clue to Apple's future plans and intentions.

  • Opinion: Is RIM Making a Set-Top Box Like Apple TV? Doubtful.

    Research in Motion will reportedly try taking over televisions with a BlackBerry set-top box, but don't call it an Apple TV killer just yet.

  • News: You don't know tech: InfoWorld news quiz

    July 15, 2011: Amazon rumors fly, ISPs spy

  • News: Apple offers App Store seven-day refund policy for Taiwan

    Apple has amended its App Store policy in Taiwan, allowing customers to receive a refund within seven days of buying a product after a demand by Taipei's city government.

  • News: Apple bumps up UK App prices- updated

    Ripoff Britain or exchange rate rebalancing act? Developers were unaware of impending price hike.

  • News: Spotify sets playlist for US listeners

    Spotify, launched in Sweden in 2008 by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, is available from today in the US.



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