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  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Razzle-dazzle

    They’re classy. They’re elegant. They’re artsy. And, sometimes, they’re just plain unusual. They are, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, the latest iPad and iPad 2 cases, the undisputed stars of our weekly roundups.

  • How-Tos: How to connect an HDTV to the network to view iPlayer programmes, photos

    How to connect your TV to your home network, so you can watch programmes and view photos from the web.

  • Opinion: Internet access: Can the government cut you off?

    The UK has been heavily criticised in a new UN report stating that internet access is a human right.

  • News: Kodak patent claim against Apple, RIM goes back to judge

    The U.S. International Trade Commission handed down a split decision in Kodak’s high-stakes patent dispute with Apple and Research In Motion over the built-in cameras in smartphones late Thursday. The commission’s latest ruling sends the case back to an administrative law judge, with a final decision not expected until the end of August.

  • How-Tos: Calibrate Your Home-Theater Audio

    Sound is a big part of a satisfying home-theater setup, and people tend to give a movie higher marks when they watch it with good surround sound audio than with simple stereo. So improving the audio listening environment in your family room or living room may yield a much more immersive HDTV viewing experience.

  • News: WaterField Designs MacBook Air Wallet and Travel Express

    San Francisco-based accessory maker WaterField Designs has long made cases, bags, and sleeves for each and every “carry-able” Apple product, and the company has recently released not one, but two excellent travel cases for the latest MacBook Air: the $89 MacBook Air Travel Express and the $79 MacBook Air Wallet. (I tested the 11-inch version of each case; each is also available, for $10 more, in a version sized for the 13-inch MacBook Air.)

  • News: Android momentum not at risk even as iPhones sales jump, says analyst

    Apple's iPhone gained share among U.S. consumers who bought a mobile phone in the last three months, as the share for devices running Google's Android remained flat during the same period, Nielsen said Thursday.

  • News: Ricoh to acquire Pentax, set sights on digital SLR market

    Japan's Ricoh plans to acquire Pentax as part of a push to get into the digital single-lens reflex camera market, it said Friday.

  • News: KDDI offloads traffic on cellular network through Wi-Fi

    Japan's KDDI is installing more than 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots that smartphone users will be connected to automatically for data services, offloading traffic from KDDI's cellular network.

  • News: RIM agrees to review its structure

    Research In Motion's board of directors has agreed to form an independent committee to study aspects of the company's management structure, including clarifying the roles of RIM's controversial co-CEOs.

  • News: The best gadgets of June 2011

    It's been no surprise to see plenty of outdoor and holiday gadgets filling our new products blog this month, but June also saw the unveiling of a number of decidedly cool and innovative tech products. Among them were both the BlackBerry and HP tablets we've been wanting to get our hands on for months, while Samsung and Sony both brought out intriguing ultraportable laptops. But if we're honest, our favourite gadget launch this month was a fantastically quirky camera. Here’s our summary of the gadgets of note for June 2011.

  • Opinion: Repair a CD or DVD

    Spiderowych has a high school graduation DVD that no longer plays properly. He asked the Answer Line forum for help.

  • News: HP TouchPad Garners Mixed Reviews

    HP's TouchPad, the company's response to the Apple iPad, is hitting stores tomorrow and the first reviews are in. The TouchPad is the first iPad competitor to adopt Apple's screen form factor (4:3, while most Android tablets are 16:9), and also the first non-Android contender, running HP's WebOS.

  • News: Broadband survey seeks web champions

    PC Advisor's Home Broadband Survey is now live. The annual questionnaire asks readers to report on their home broadband service provider and how well the ISP in question is living up to their expectations. The results are used to assess how well UK customers are being served by broadband providers as a whole and how well individual ISPs are performing.

  • News: LightSquared files GPS report and new plan

    LightSquared filed a long-awaited report on possible GPS interference by its planned cellular network to the FCC on Thursday, along with a formal proposal to use a different block of frequencies to prevent those problems.

  • News: Symantec Uncovers Android Apps Security Threat

    Android has quickly climbed to the top of the mobile OS mountain, and it owes much of its success to being a more open platform than rivals like iOS. However, that openness is a double-edged sword that also exposes Android to potential risk--like the Android Class Loading Hijacking threat discovered by Symantec.

  • News: Radio Soulwax iPhone app launched

    Belgian musicians Soulwax - also known as 2ManyDJs - have developed an iPhone app that lets you experience their work in the form of a 'musical film'.

  • News: MoviePass brings all-you-can-watch model to theaters

    Cinephiles and lovers of air-conditioned theaters alike will appreciate MoviePass, a new service that aims to bring a smartphone-controlled, all-you-can-watch option to movie-going. I attended the start-up’s official launch event on Wednesday in San Francisco, where guests not only got to test out the new service, but also watch a free screening of the new Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie (more on that later).

  • News: Free preview of new Times iPhone app offered

    The Times has launched an updated version of its iPhone app and is offering it for free for a limited time.

  • News: Nokia sells messaging unit to Synchronica

    Nokia is selling its operator-branded messaging business to Synchronica, a British developer of mobile messaging software, the companies said Thursday. The business unit provides e-mail and instant messaging services to the likes of AT&T and Verizon.



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