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  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: Vinyl nostalgia

    Even though a good chunk of the world is celebrating various holidays this week and next, the accessory market that revolves around Apple's smartphones shows no sign of slowing down. It continues to churn out example after example of new designs. Which, of course, means it's time for this week's iPhone-case roundup. Today's installment features old-style vinyl records, extreme sports, and the most destructive force in all of nature: children.

  • News: Did Smartphones kill the Point-and-Shoot?

    Smartphones in 2011 were increasingly the go-to device over traditional cameras and camcorders for Americans looking to capture photos and videos, a recent survey finds. Mobile handset photography jumped from comprising 17 percent of photos taken in 2010 to 27 percent in 2011, according to market research firm NPD Group. Traditional camera usage, meanwhile, fell 12 percentage points from 52 to 44 percent of all photos taken in 2011.

  • News: NORAD brings Santa -- and elf tossing -- to iPads, iPhones, Android devices

    Santa Claus should take note that NORAD, the Colorado Springs-based military organization responsible for the aerospace and maritime defense of the United States and Canada, has been especially nice this year. The outfit has gone beyond its usual satellite-based Santa tracking by delivering free mobile device apps and games.

  • News: Republic Wireless Scraps Data Restrictions

    Republic Wireless has seen the error of its ways and has announced that it's truly offering unlimited data, voice, and texting for $19 per month.

  • News: Dropbox optimizes app for Android 4.0

    Cloud storage company Dropbox has added offline storage and bulk upload to an redesigned version of its Android application, which has been optimized for Android 4.0.

  • News: Patent firm sues German retailers for selling HTC phones

    IPCom, a German company that licenses technology patents for mobile phones, is suing German retailers for continuing to sell 3G HTC phones in violation of a court injunction issued in 2009.

  • News: Plano, Texas schools see benefits from district-wide Wi-Fi

    At the Plano Independent School District in Texas, 82 schools and office campuses are equipped with Wi-Fi offering private channels for teachers and staff and a public channel for students.

  • News: Enterprise smartphone and tablet incursion to grow in 2012

    Workers bringing their own devices to work was one of the biggest challenges IT departments faced in 2011, in 2010 and in 2009 as well. And guess what? It's going to be one of the biggest challenges in 2012 too.

  • News: FCC clears AT&T-Qualcomm spectrum deal

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission approved AT&T's US$1.9 billion purchase of spectrum from Qualcomm on Thursday, allowing the carrier to salvage one ambitious deal to acquire more spectrum, after shooting down its planned merger with T-Mobile USA.

  • News: FCC approves first white spaces database, device

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved the first database of unlicensed wireless spectrum that can be used by new so-called white spaces devices.

  • News: HTC EVO View 4G Tablet Gets Honeycomb at Last

    HTC EVO View 4G owners get a bonus holiday gift today in the form of an Android Honeycomb update. Previously, the 7-inch tablet was running a tablet-optimized version of HTC's Sense interface over Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Right now, you'll have to manually update your EVO View, but Sprint says it will push the upgrade over-the-air to users in 2012.

  • News: German court 'unlikely to ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N'

    A German judge has said that he is unlikely to grant Apple an injuction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N.

  • News: LogMeIn offers free remote control of your computer

    LogMeIn has long provided iOS users with remote access to their PC desktops—and now it's doing so for free.

  • News: Why RIM Should Not Sell the BlackBerry Brand--and Why It Should

    Rumors about a potential sale of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) have been circulating for months, due largely to the Canadian company's ongoing struggles to retain its place in the competitive mobile market and compete with the likes of Apple, Google and others.

  • News: LogMeIn Goes Free With iOS App for iPad and iPhone Remote Desktop Access

    LogMeIn has ditched the $29.99 price for its basic iPhone and iPad remote access app and is now offering it for free under the simple name “LogMeIn.” The new app lets you remotely control PC or Mac computers, so you can leave your bulky laptop behind and use your iPad instead.

  • News: Adobe EchoSign now available on iOS

    Adobe's EchoSign, the company's online digital signature service, is now available as a free iOS app.

  • News: iPhone market share slipping in Europe - report

    The iPhone is losing market share in mainland Europe though continues to perform strongly in the UK, US and Australian markets, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports.

  • News: Lead with mobile

    Claire Govier has a headstart when grappling with the issues raised by a more mobile workforce and the demands of staff who want to use their personal devices at work.

  • News: Prevent stolen iMessages with a SIM PIN

    A week ago, Ars Technica reported on a flaw within Apple’s iMessaging system. iMessage, you’ll recall, is Apple’s iOS 5 alternative to sending traditional SMS and MMS messages. The problem Ars reported in short: A lost or stolen iPhone could continue to receive iMessages directed towards your cell phone number—even if you remotely wiped the iPhone’s data, moved your number to a new phone, or changed your Apple ID’s password.

  • News: Samsung scores victory against Apple in Germany

    The changes Samsung Electronics has made to its Galaxy Tab 10.1 are enough so that it is no longer a copy of Apple's iPad, a judge at the district court in Düsseldorf, Germany, said on Thursday.



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