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  • News: Grooveshark App Booted from Android Market

    Is Google trying to clean up its act in the Android Market by dumping alleged copyright-infringing applications? That may be the case for at least one app after the controversial music streaming service Grooveshark disappeared from the Android Market on Tuesday. The move comes amid reports that Google is negotiating licensing rights for its new online music streaming service, Google Music.

  • News: Why Google Needs Android to be Less Open

    Google's Android OS is a mobile force to be reckoned with. Android smartphones have quickly risen to the top of the food chain, and Android tablets are emerging as a solid rival for Apple's iPad tablet. The "open" nature of the Android OS has contributed to its success, but the lack of control over the Android ecosystem as a whole creates a confusing landscape for app developers and could ultimately hinder the platform.

  • News: Seagate shows world's thinnest portable drive

    Storage giant Seagate has announced that it will put on sale what it claims is the world slimmest ever portable hard drive, and for once the hyperbole stands up to scrutiny - the new GoFlex Slim drive is only 9mm thick.

  • News: Light painting with a MacBook Pro and a cadaver

    Painting with light is a favorite low-tech project of DSLR owners. You put the camera on a tripod in a dark setting, set the shutter speed to an extra long exposure, and create designs with a flashlight or other focused light source.

  • News: Elgato's EyeTV app for iOS gets an update

    Elgato has released an updated version of its EyeTV app for iOS, adding support for AirPlay when connected to EyeTV running on a Mac.

  • News: Federal Grand Jury Investigates Smartphone Privacy

    A federal grand jury may be looking into the privacy practices of smartphone applications such as Pandora Internet Radio for iPhone and Android devices. Pandora recently revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it was asked to hand over documents to the investigative body. The company was told it was not a target of the investigation and said it believes other smartphone app publishers received similar subpoenas.

  • News: The week in iPad cases: Special weekday edition

    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: come one, come all, to the wonderful world of iPad cases! The flood of new-product announcements spurred by the introduction of the iPad 2 doesn’t seem to be letting up any time soon, but don’t worry—your faithful Macworld staff is rounding up the latest arrivals for your reading pleasure. It’s all in this special weekday version of our iPad case roundups.

  • News: AT&T hikes iPhone early upgrade prices

    AT&T has confirmed that it will boost the price of iPhone upgrades by $50 for customers that haven't reached the end of their contracts starting on Sunday.

  • News: Developer tool updates Windows Phone 7 devices

    Developer Chris Walsh has apparently done what software giant Microsoft has failed to accomplish: let anyone with a Windows Phone 7 device install the first two operating system updates.

  • News: Windows 8 rumor mill heats up as Microsoft eyes tablet market

    Rumors suggest Microsoft is shipping an early build of Windows 8 to hardware makers.

  • News: Manage Media on Android With Windows Media Player

    One of the most common complaints I hear about Android is that it lacks a desktop interface like iTunes. But in reality, Android devices sync easily to Windows Media Player in much the same way that the iPhone and iPad sync to iTunes, so any Windows user can transfer music between their PC and their Android phone or tablet. Here's how.

  • News: Top 10 Google Accomplishments Under Eric Schmidt

    After nearly 10 years as Google's chief executive, Eric Schmidt hands the job over to cofounder Larry Page on Monday. Schmidt will continue to serve as executive chairman and an advisor to the company, and will handle matters such as business deals and government outreach. A decade is an eternity in the Internet age, so it's no surprise that Google has done lots of big things with Schmidt at the helm. Here are Google's ten biggest accomplishments under Eric Schmidt.

  • Tip and Tilt Wi-Fi Radio

    If you like your audio entertainment portable (which we do), web-connected and completely straightforward, the Tip and Tilt Wi-Fi Radio could well grab you.

  • How-Tos: How to turn a flat-panel monitor into a digital photo frame

    I have a redundant 19in flat-panel display that I can’t bear to throw away. Is there a simple way to turn it into a picture display?

  • News: Asus Eee Pad Transformer undercuts iPad 2

    Asus has announced UK shipping dates for its first two tablet PCs. The 16GB Google Android Honeycomb-based Asus Eee Pad Transformer will cost from £379 - £20 cheaper than the asking price for the 16GB Apple iPad 2.

  • Feature: The ultimate guide to choosing an HDTV

    High-definition TV is great, but the technology can be expensive and there's a bewildering range of options. Here's how to pick the right HDTV model for you.

  • Microsoft LifeCam HD 3000

    Microsoft has added a new model to its LifeCam webcam lineup, the Microsoft LifeCam HD 3000. With most laptops, TVs and tablets being widescreen these days, it makes sense that Microsoft’s latest video-conferencing camera is too.

  • News: Motorola confirms Xoom Android tablet onsale in UK next week

    Motorola has just confirmed to PC Advisor that it will start selling the 10.1in Xoom Android Honeycomb-based tablet in the UK from next week. Motorola is the launch partner for the Google Android Honeycomb platform – the first version the Google Android operating system written specifically for tablet devices.

  • Buying Advice: Storage buying advice: how to store your data

    We live in a world fuelled by data, and PCs and modern digital gadgets need to store their data somewhere. Data is stored inside a PC, laptop or similar device, and is often expanded with external storage for backups or simply to expand on internal capacity.

  • News: Sky backtracks, considers offering content to YouView

    Sky has backtracked and now claims it is considering offering its content through YouView.



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