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  • News: Android app allows remote search of Macs and PCs

    Wyse Technology has launched an Android app that lets people search remotely for files on their PCs and laptops, then download them, copy them, or send them to another person, all from inside the app.

  • Opinion: Carrier IQ Poses a Threat Despite Good Intentions

    Carrier IQ isn't the bad guy. The mobile device and network diagnostic firm issued a detailed report earlier this week explaining what its software does and how the data is used. However, benign intent doesn't change the fact that the Carrier IQ software infringes on privacy and exposes personal data to unnecessary risk.

  • Opinion: Hands-Free Phones are Just as Risky as Handsets, Research Says

    You may be aware of the dangers of driving and texting, using mobile apps, or talking with a handset. But did you know that just talking--even on a hands-free device, such as a Bluetooth headset--is too distracting for most drivers?

  • How-Tos: Three quick iMessage tips

    iOS 5 introduced iMessage, a new capability within your iOS device's Messages app that can send text, picture, and video messages to other iPhones without counting against your carrier's messaging plan. What's more, iMessages actually works with any device running iOS 5, meaning iPad and iPod touch owners can get in on the messaging fun, too.

  • News: Sony Ericsson Xperia owners get 50 GB of free online storage

    Sony Ericsson is offering owners of its Xperia smartphones 50GB of free online data storage in partnership with cloud storage company Box, the smartphone maker said on Thursday.

  • News: 86% of consumers use mobile devices to shop online

    More than four in five (86 percent) of consumers use mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs to shop online, says Brocade.

  • News: Royal Wedding beats iPhone 5 to fastest-rising seach term of 2011

    The Royal Wedding, which took place in April this year, has been named the fastest rising search term of 2011, by Google.

  • News: Intel reorganizes mobile business to speed and improve development

    In a reorganization of its mobile business, Intel said Wednesday it has formed a new group, called the Mobile and Communications Group (MCG) that will focus on phones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

  • News: Update: Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE finally goes on sale Thursday

    Verizon Wireless finally announced that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone running Android 4.0 on its 4G LTE network will be available on Thursday in stores and online for $299.99 with a two-year agreement.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Protest too much

    Google preps its Siri competitor. Time thinks very, very different. And apparently developers don't like it when the U.S. government causes their apps to be pulled from the App Store. The remainders for Wednesday, December 14, 2011 need some hot cocoa.

  • News: 2011 App Gems

    In our last podcast we discussed our annual Editors' Choice Awards--awards Macworld presents to the year's best Mac-related software and hardware. But our praise doesn't stop there. Apple makes a fair living from computing devices that don't bear the Mac label--the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. We honor the apps that feed these devices with our just-as-annual App Gem awards.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Hits Verizon on December 15th

    Better get in line now: Verizon announced that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be available in stores and online starting tomorrow, December 15th. Retailing for $300 with a new two-year contract, the Galaxy Nexus is the first device in the United States to run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

  • News: Galaxy Nexus coming to Verizon Thursday

    The Galaxy Nexus, the first phone to run the latest version of Android, will finally go on sale Thursday from Verizon.

  • News: IDW powers its apps with Comixology and launches same-day digital comics

    At the New York Comic Con this past October, independent comics publisher IDW announced a partnership with Comixology, making IDW's library of work available on the Comics by Comixology platform, which includes iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Web apps. That partnership has now gotten much deeper with Wednesday's announcement that Comixology will power all of IDW's storefront apps.

  • News: FBI never sought Carrier IQ data, director says

    FBI Director Robert Mueller today said his agency has never sought any information directly from Carrier IQ for any of its investigations.

  • Opinion: If Siri Is Star Wars, Then Majel Will Be Star Trek

    While Google were pioneers in speech recognition technology on their Android platform, Apple's Siri for iOS has been the real star of listening, virtual assistants of 2011. Siri's natural language processing has given Apple the edge for the time being, but Google aims to change that in the near future, albeit with a slightly different approach.

  • News: Netflix improves iPad app interface

    Good news for those who didn't abandon Netflix after the whole Qwikster debacle: the video rental and streaming service has released version 2.0 of its iOS app, which brings a completely overhauled user interface to the iPad. That's a welcome change, as the previous user interface--which more or less channeled Netflix's website--often suffered from poor performance and clunky usability.

  • Opinion: Better Protection Needed for Those Who Shop by Phone?

    Shoppers who use their mobile phones to pay for products need more protection than they're currently getting from wireless carriers, according to a leading consumer protection group.

  • News: BlackBerry in 2012: More Trouble in Store for RIM

    The year 2012 promises to be an interesting one for BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM). The Canadian company has come upon some tough times lately. And despite a number of key product releases and enhancements, things will only get worse before they get better for RIM...if they do at all. Here's why.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Take a stand

    There are plenty of iPad stands in this week's roundup of iOS accessories, but we've also got items that help you shoot better photos, keep your hands warm, print documents...and blow out the windows of every house on your street. Here are some of the new products that caught our eye this week:



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