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  • News: Nokia offering new SDK for Qt

    Developers who want to take advantage of Nokia's cross-platform application and user interface framework can now access the latest release candidate.

  • News: Quake unlikely to raise prices, say Taiwanese PC makers

    Taiwanese PC makers said on Thursday that product prices would hold steady this year despite disruptions to raw material supplies after the massive Japan earthquake last month.

  • News: Judge in Oracle-Google case gets a lesson in Java

    Lawyers for Oracle and Google gave the judge overseeing their Java patent dispute a tutorial on Wednesday that underscored the complexity of the case between the two companies.

  • News: Microsoft advises against homebrew update WP7 tool

    Microsoft is advising people not to use an unauthorized tool for downloading two software updates to Windows Phone 7 devices.

  • News: TEAC announces 24nm NAND flash chip

    Toshiba America Electronic Components introduced a new NAND flash product using 24nm circuitry along with a controller dedicated for error correction code.

  • News: Most NFC mobile wallet talk is 'half-baked,' analyst says

    Sprint's entry into the mobile wallet technology space could be as early as this year, according to a Sprint executive, but several analysts urged customers not to believe much of the mounting mobile payment hype from wireless carriers.

  • News: Developer yanks unauthorized Windows Phone 7 update tool

    Just hours after launching a tool that let Windows Phone 7 owners grab smartphone updates directly from Microsoft, the developer yanked the utility from his Web site.

  • News: Apple patent for hybrid connector granted

    The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a new patent to Apple concerning a hybrid DisplayPort/USB 3.0 connector.

  • News: The iPad keeps time with Vladstudio Desk Clock HD

    The iPad is a beautiful and useful device, but it sometimes gets shoved to the side when users are busy working on desktop computers—or even engaging in non-digital tasks. A new app makes productive use of the downtime, turning your tablet into a digital desk clock.

  • 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.



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