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  • Feature: Best iPhone apps: Five free apps to keep you occupied between Christmas and New Year

    So Christmas is over for another year.

  • News: Intel's Mobile Chip 'Medfield' Specs and Benchmarks Leaked

    Intel's first system-on-chip, codenamed "Medfield," may outperform other chips designed for tablets and smartphones--at least according to performance numbers from the Caffeinemark 3 benchmark tool.

  • News: Apple iOS, Google Android new device activations skyrocket

    Activations of new iOS and Android devices soared on Christmas Day, jumping by 142% over the same day last year, a Web metrics company said.

  • News: Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Hits 50,000 Apps, Still Lags

    The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace has passed the 50,000-app mark, according to third-party figures from All About Windows Phone, a significant milestone in Microsoft’s quest to re-conquer the mobile space. But despite the number of Windows Phone 7 apps growing at a brisk pace, the market share of the platform was just 1.5 percent in the third quarter of 2011, Gartner figures show.

  • Feature: Best Android apps: Five free apps to keep you occupied between Christmas and New Year

    So Christmas is over for another year

  • News: Top Gear episode free on iTunes today - 12 Days of Christmas

    Today's offer is the the episode of Top Gear where Clarkson, May and Hammond visit the Middle East in a seasonal road trip. Also available is a free download is 'Hipping Hall', a programme featuring Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan.

  • News: Processors: What to Expect From CPUs in 2012

    As the brains of most every modern computing gadget, the central processing unit or CPU is an indispensable part of every desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet. The processor crunches the numbers and assigns the tasks, and it's one of the chief pieces of hardware that determine how thick your laptop is or how long your phone’s battery will last.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab Might Get Ice Cream Sandwich After All

    Last week, Samsung released its list of devices that would be getting Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Curiously, the Galaxy S and 7-inch Galaxy Tab were missing from the roster, to which Samsung made a separate statement that the two devices did not have enough memory to run the new OS and Samsung's custom TouchWiz UI.

  • Opinion: Jailbreak tool brings Siri to unsupported devices

    A jailbreak hacker known as chpwn, has developed Spire, a tool that allows those with jailbroken iOS devices to use Siri, Apple's personal assistant voice-control technology. With the help of Ryan Petrich (a jailbreak developer responsible for the popular DisplayOut app, among others), chpwn has created a tool, available via the Cydia repository, that downloads the Siri components to the iOS device directly from Apple (approximately a 100MB download).

  • Opinion: Kindle Fire Hack Installs Ice Cream Sandwich

    Amazon's Kindle Fire is not only a great way to access Amazon content, soon it may also be a cheap way to get your hands on a tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android. JackpotClavin, a hacker on the xda developer forum, has released what is being dubbed as a pre-alpha build of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Kindle Fire. But as the term "pre-alpha" suggests this release is still a little buggy and is really targeted for developers who want to help improve how Google's operating system works on the Kindle Fire.

  • News: 2011's top stories: iPad 2

    The iPad 2 hit the UK on 26 March this year and has received little but praise since.

  • Opinion: Spire Program Ports Siri to Jailbroken iOS Devices

    A recently released Siri port called Spire promises to bring Apple's personal digital assistant to any jailbroken device running iOS 5. And unlike previous Siri ports, Spire is not burdened by copyright issues, according to its developer. But as is typical for hacks that put Siri on non-Apple approved devices, Spire is not a complete solution and there a few technological hurdles to overcome. Besides a jailbroken iOS device, you also need access to an iPhone 4S and a proxy server as a go-between for your jailbroken device and Apple's servers.

  • News: Apple fined €900,000 in Italy

    The Italian Antitrust Authority has fined Apple €900,000 (US$1.2 million) for not giving consumers enough information about its guarantees, the authority said on Tuesday.

  • News: Samsung, NTT DoCoMo and others to set up LTE chip joint venture

    NTT DoCoMo said Tuesday it will form a joint venture with Samsung, Fujitsu, NEC and two other Japanese companies to design and sell chips for high-speed mobile networks based on the LTE (Long Term Evolution) standard.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Bookworm

    The holidays are here for much of the country, but in between the family reunions, long meals, and gift-unwrapping sessions, there's still time to take a look at what's new in the world of iPad cases. In this week's roundup, we've got everything from the elegant to the rugged.

  • How-Tos: Ten things to do with your new Mac

    Perhaps you lucked out this holiday season, and instead of unwrapping an itchy sweater or a Dunkin' Donuts gift card, you tore the wrapping paper off a brand new Mac. And perhaps this is the very first Mac that you've owned. Don't be afraid of your new computer; you're leaving behind a world of headaches, and this new Mac is your Excedrin.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: Mac and iOS news to get you through the holidays

    We don’t want to keep you from your one-horse open sleigh time, so let’s get right down to business. This is the Weekly Wrap, where we point you to our biggest Macworld stories from the week gone by, in case you missed them. Think of it as a Christmas present. Let’s go-ho-ho:

  • News: Smartphones and Social Media Help You Follow Santa

    Technology is making it easy and fun to follow Santa this Christmas.

  • News: Skitch offers image annotation on iPad

    iPad users looking to annotate and share pictures, maps, and web pages from their tablet have a new tool from Evernote.

  • News: 5 iPhone and iPad Apps That Make Great Gifts

    If you're searching for a last-minute gift for the holidays, look no further than Apple's App Store.



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