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  • News: Take Better Photos With Your Digital Camera

    Do your family members shudder when you pick up a camera? Are you jealous of your friends' Flickr albums? Has it been weeks since the last time someone "Liked" one of your photos on Facebook?

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roundup for week ending May 6

    Here are the top iPhone 5 rumors for the week ending Friday, May 6: The Date, the value of carrier employees as sources of information, two models, shallow consumers buy the white iPhone 4 and delay iPhone 5, wireless updates. You heard it all here second.

  • How-Tos: Use AppleTV video caching for faster AirPlay viewing

    One of my favorite features of iOS 4.2 (and later) and the second-generation Apple TV is that if I've taken photos or video with my iPhone, I can use Apple's AirPlay technology to stream those bits of media directly from my iPhone to the Apple TV—I don't have to first sync the media to iTunes or iPhoto. This makes it easy to, for example, show my mother-in-law the video I took of my daughter's first "solo" bike ride at the park.

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

    May 6, 2011: Osama's death has world atwitter; Sony's network gets the jitters

  • News: Android, Chrome to highlight Google I/O developer conference

    Google's biggest developer platforms will take center stage at Google I/O next week.

  • How-Tos: Smartphone Video Tips: Shooting, Editing, and Sharing

    A few decades ago, even a short, amateur film cost hundreds--or thousands--of dollars to make. And your friends couldn't see it unless you invited them over and set up the 16mm projector.

  • Creative ZiiSound D5x Bluetooth speaker

    Creative has launched a new range of ZiiSound Bluetooth speakers that allow music from any smartphone or tablet to be enjoyed on up to three speakers. Prices start from £139.

  • News: Eye-Fi connects to iPhone, gets more useful

    I've been using the Eye-Fi series of Wi-Fi-enabled memory cards for a couple of years now. But I have to admit, they've always been cooler on paper than in practice. Yes, they let your camera connect to a Wi-Fi network and upload photos to photo-sharing services and even back to your Mac, and there's some Wi-Fi-based geotagging capability. But camera interfaces just aren't rich enough to give users control over the Eye-Fi's features out in the field, and most of the places I take pictures don't have Wi-Fi. Without a Wi-Fi connection, there's no way to send back the pictures and the geotagging feature won't work, either.

  • Opinion: MIT Develops a Brighter Glasses-Free 3D

    Glasses-free 3D technology seems to be the only way 3D could gain mass appeal, but current parallax barriers used in glasses-free 3D HDTVs and portable devices degrade 3D image quality. But engineers at MIT's Media Lab might have a better solution with their HR3D display by using an adaptive barrier.

  • News: Q&A: RIM's take on social networking

    A look at how Research in Motion wants to make social networks an integral part of its BlackBerry devices.

  • Opinion: New Nook E-Reader Expected to Debut May 24

    Barnes & Noble will bring a new Nook to the e-reader wars later this month, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • News: Noted iPhone hacker reportedly jailbreaking iPad 2

    Hackers are facing a tough job in jailbreaking iPad 2 because of the way its new dual-core processor and firmware are protected. One hacker working on the problem has challenged well-known hacker George Hotz to a race.

  • News: Apple wins points for quickly squashing location tracking bugs with iOS 4.3.3

    Apple's quick response to concerns about user location tracking via its iPhones and iPads – in the form of iOS 4.3.3 released Wednesday – is earning the company praise from mobile industry watchers.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Mystery spot

    Has the mystery of the white iPhone's delay been solved? Mayhaps. But the mystery of when the iPhone 5 will arrive is still up in the air, and the iPad is perplexing members of our government. The remainders for Wednesday, May 4, 2011 are a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma.

  • Opinion: Rethinking Licensing

    Last week, I attended a music industry conference that was presented by the Berklee College of Music in association with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and Harvard Business School. Rethink Music examined the business and rights challenges facing the music industry in the digital era, with topics on licensing, cloud, and alternative business models factoring prominently in the discussions.

  • How-Tos: Dealing with iPhone duplicates

    Reader Michael Beaudoin is frustrated with an iPhone that has too much information on it. He writes:

  • Opinion: Apple iOS 4.3.3 is Out; Location-Tracking Removed

    With the release of iOS 4.3.3, Apple fixes the location caching issue that sparked a controversy on mobile phone privacy last month.

  • News: HP Veer 4G smartphone arrives May 15; $100 on AT&T

    AT&T announced today that the tiny HP Veer 4G smartphone will go on sale May 15 for $99.99 with a two-year contract.

  • Opinion: Android 2.3.4 On Nexus One, No Google Talk Voice Chat

    Attention, Nexus One owners: the latest variant of Gingerbread is here! But don't get too excited as this "special" Nexus One version of Android doesn't deliver all the digital goodies that other handsets are getting.

  • Opinion: Newsflash: Fewer Americans Own TVs

    Fewer Americans own TV sets these days, research firm Nielsen has found. Nielsen says it expects a drop in the number of U.S. households with a television set for the first time in 20 years. Nielsen says that the decrease likely has to do with two factors: poverty and the rise of high-tech alternatives.



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