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  • News: Black Hat: Apple does well but Microsoft does better with enterprise security

    While still not great, the operating systems behind Apple desktops, laptops and phones are getting more secure, researchers at Black Hat say. While not recommended for corporate use unless it’s in islands within larger networks, the OSX operating system has made strides, says Alex Stamos, who lead a team of researchers from iSec Partners that researched the OSX and Windows 7 operating systems.

  • News: iPhone Case Offers a Hand -- Literally

    OK, Apple fanboys and fangirls, we all know that you love your iPhones. The question is: Do you really love them?

  • News: Hacker, 10, Exposes iOS and Android Games Exploit

    A 10-year-old California girl's presentation at a hacker conference in Las Vegas is getting a lot of attention.

  • News: Google Blames a Human for its Robo-Car Crash

    One of Google's self-driving cars got into an accident earlier this week. But Google is claiming the auto-pilot-equipped Prius was actually flipped into manual mode when the accident happened, making this a case of user error.

  • How-Tos: Video Chatting for Newbies

    Video chat is all the rage these days, thanks to new services such as Google+ Hangouts and Skype/Facebook integrated video chat. Video chatting is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends--seeing loved ones' faces on a computer screen is almost like actually being there.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Rough and tumble

    This week's iPad case roundup features the usual mix of elegant, practical, rugged, and eclectic. But we're also seeing more and more cases dedicated to protecting the iPad in environments that go beyond the ordinary, and the existence of these accessories is proof that Apple's tablet is more than a mere desktop ornament. But I digress--on to this week's offerings!

  • News: Want to Track Someones Car? More Options Roll Out

    Even though privacy and location tracking recently has been a prickly thorn in the sides of privacy advocates, some companies are embracing the idea of knowing exactly where a vehicle is at all times and how a driver is operating it. This week OnStar, State Farm, and Applus all announced they are taking vehicle tracking to new levels.

  • News: Cutest, cuddliest, no make that creepiest, iPhone case ever

    Halloween has come early, in the form of a new iPhone case out of Japan that's in the form of a severed baby's hand.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending August 5

    The iOSsphere was roiled by new iPhone 5 parts even though the phone itself hasn't been announced, continuing argument over The Date, and an Australian patent filing.

  • Philips GoGear Muse SA3 touchscreen media player

    Philips has started UK sales of its GoGear Muse 3 portable media player. The MP3 player and video device has a 3.2in widescreen display that is touch-sensitive and uses a 'swipe' mechanism for accessing menu items and adjusting the volume.

  • News: Computers That You Can Wear

    It’s an exciting time for the wearable-computing industry. Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen declared in a recent interview that wearable computers were the next big thing for Silicon Valley, and the past few months have seen a flurry of new product announcements in the arena.

  • News: Rumour: Next-generation iPhone to be 4G ready

    The next-generation iPhone, due to be announced in September, could be 4G ready, according to reports.

  • News: Find My Mac, Find My iPhone go live in iCloud.com beta

    The Find My Mac and Find My iPhone features are now live on the iCloud.com developer beta, it has been reported.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Droning on

    Wild patents are attacking Google; film at 11! The Magic Mouse is doomed... or is it? And when there's no news, just reprint old rumors with a slight tweak. Plus, who gave a news mogul an unmanned drone? The remainders for Thursday, August 4, 2011 are cleared for takeoff.

  • News: After Google rant on Android patents, Microsoft tweets: 'Really?'

    In an escalation of the patent battles over Andoird, Microsoft said it urged Google's legal team to join it in buying up hundreds of Nortel patents, but Google refused.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Stop. Look. Listen.

    Stop. Look. Listen. This week's roundup of iOS accessories allows you to do all those things—and more. Here are some of the new accessories that have popped up on our radar recently.

  • News: Leaked Verizon Document Reveals Key Launch Dates

    September and October could be big months for Verizon Wireless, as it launches several high-end smartphones and new tablets, according to a leaked document.

  • News: Android Users Least Prepared for Rise in Mobile Malware

    An explosion in mobile malware in the first half of 2011 has exponentially increased the chance of an Android device getting infected according to one study. Unfortunately for Android users, another study shows that they are the least aware of security concerns and least prepared to protect their smartphone or tablet from malware.

  • News: Google Exec Says 'Hostile' Patent Campaign Targets Android

    Google’s top legal officer lashed out at Apple, Microsoft, Oracle and other companies on Wednesday, accusing them of fighting a “hostile, organized campaign against Android.”

  • News: RIM strikes back with new BlackBerry Torch smartphone

    Reports of BlackBerry’s imminent demise are looking a little premature today with the announcement by RIM of a formidable quintet of new handsets, all of which will run BlackBerry 7, an updated version of the company’s smartphone OS.



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