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  • Opinion: Skype Releases New Version of Its App for Android

    A new version of Skype for Android arrived Tuesday that supports video, photo, and file sharing.

  • News: Ban all electronics for drivers, US safety agency says

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board recommended on Tuesday that states outlaw the use of all electronic devices, while driving, including cellphones with hands-free kits.

  • Opinion: Gmail Calling Stays Free Through 2012

    Once again, Google will extend free Gmail calls for another year, which will allow desktop users to call any domestic number within the United States or Canada through the end of 2012.

  • Opinion: Is Android Open? Not So Much, Study Finds

    Google's Android mobile platform may be based on the open source Linux operating system, but the extent of its own openness has long been a topic of considerable debate.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Is Going All-In with iOS

    Microsoft appears to be fully embracing iOS with a slew of new apps including SkyDrive, Xbox Live, OneNote for iPad, and even an iOS app version of Kinectimals, the popular Xbox 360 Kinect children's' game. It's about time.

  • News: Percolator 2.0 brews up photo mosaics with added filters and effects

    Brewing up a photo mosaic is not a lot different than making yourself a cup of coffee with Tinyrocket's Percolator 2.0 iOS app. Released Tuesday, the latest version of the special effects photo app features iPad compatibility, new effects and filters, finer control over images, and a speed boost.

  • News: Introducing Macworld's iPhone 4S Superguide

    More than 4 million people already own an iPhone 4S--for the holidays, why not buy them the book that helps them get the most out of their device? Macworld's iPhone 4S Superguide (the 35th book in our Superguide series) offers in-depth explanations, how-tos, tips, tricks, and troubleshooting for any iPhone-obsessed user in your life.

  • News: Mobile Predictions for 2012: Security, Payments, Windows Phone and More

    Chances are, you've probably read a few 2012 technology predictions by now, or at least heard about some expected tech trends. The Web and blogosphere have certainly seen no shortage of such forward-looking posts; even CIO.com publisher IDG-Enterprise's President and CEO Michael Friedenberg offered up his two cents on what's to come in 2012.

  • News: Microsoft's latest Windows Phone move: Changes at the top

    Getting a read on how well Microsoft Windows Phone has been doing has been tricky in recent months, with each indication of momentum seemingly offset with one or more negative market share or news reports. But Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's memo sent within the company Monday and published publicly by Microsoft indicates Windows Phone 7 probably isn't living up to Microsoft's expectations.

  • Opinion: 5 Apps Banned from Apple's App Store in 2011

    Apple gave the app, Drivers License, the boot this week after concerned politicians claimed it encouraged identity theft. Drivers License joins a short list of apps that Apple gave boot in 2011 because Apple either didn't get the joke, offered too much functionality, or that Apple felt was downright dangerous.

  • Opinion: Apple Retools iAd, But Is it Enough?

    Apple's mobile ad platform, iAd, has been faltering, and losing market share. Apple is introducing some changes designed to make iAd more competitive, and regain some momentum, but it might not be enough.

  • News: Skulls by Simon Winchester comes to the iPad

    Noggins are beautiful. At least, that seems to be the point of Skulls by Simon Winchester, a new iPad app that features 3D presentations of more than 300 animal crania.

  • News: iPhone 4S prices dropping in South Korea due to lack of demand

    Despite proving to be a success in most markets it has launched in, the iPhone 4S is failing to sell in South Korea, according to the Korea Times.

  • News: Microsoft spins Android malware into Windows Phone giveaway

    Microsoft is using the latest malware campaign aimed at rival Android to give away new Windows 7 Phones to the five Android users who tell the best tales of woe.

  • Opinion: Carrier IQ Explains Itself: 5 Highlights

    Mobile device and network diagnostic firm Carrier IQ early Tuesday issued a detailed report about what it is up to with your smartphone data. The company has been under fire ever since Trevor Eckhart discovered CIQ software working behind the scenes on a variety of smartphones. Eckhart originally accused CIQ of installing malware on people's phones and monitoring users' key presses, SMS messages, location data and web browsing history.

  • News: Tech stories of 2011: Jobs, Android and Anonymous rank in top 10

    In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening array of political and corporate targets, repressive regimes unplugged citizens from the Internet, and the U.S. government moved to block the giant merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. With the passing of Steve Jobs, the world lost a technology icon who redefined the computer, entertainment and consumer electronics industries. These are the IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 technology stories of the year:

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7.5 SMS Vulnerability Can Disable Messaging

    Windows Phone 7 devices are susceptible to an SMS vulnerability that could lock users out of their messaging functions. The discovery comes from a tipster at the WinRumors blog, who demonstrated that a malicious SMS sent to Windows Phone 7.5 phones would force it to reboot and lock down the messaging hub.

  • News: YouSendIt launches iOS, Mac apps

    File sharing and transfer service YouSendIt announced Tuesday the launch of its new app for the iPhone and iPad, along with a new Mac app for use with the service.

  • News: New music-streaming service Rara.com hopes to rival Spotify

    Rara.com, a new web-based music streaming service that hopes to rival Spotify, has launched today.

  • News: Windows Phone bug reportedly disables messaging

    A reported vulnerability in Windows Phone causes its messaging features to be disabled after the device is sent a specific SMS or chat message.



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