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  • News: Drama and comedy free from Apple

    The latest freebies from Apple in its 12 Days of Christmas promotion are two pilot episodes from US hit TV shows House and 30 Rock.

  • News: $299 iPad 2 Would Upend Tablet Market but it's Unlikely

    As speculation over Apple's next iPad reaches its usual fever pitch, tech watchers are now wondering whether Apple will slash iPad 2 prices to get a piece of the low-end tablet market.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Dec. 31

    The holiday season brought a stuffed stocking of iPhone 5 rumors to the iOSsphere, closing out 2011 with a whimper of joyful speculation.

  • News: Samsung upgrades Galaxy Ace with more memory, faster processor

    The lead in the story, "Samsung upgrades Galaxy Ace with more memory, faster processor", posted to the wire Tuesday, incorrectly stated the day of the announcement. The announcement was Tuesday. The lead has been changed and now reads:

  • News: Android, iOS App Downloads Top 1 Billion Over Christmas Week

    Mobile app downloads skyrocketed during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, totaling 1.2 billion cumulative downloads from the iOS App Store and Android Market, a mobile analytics firm estimates. This was the first time in iOS and Android history that more than one billion applications were downloaded worldwide in a single week. The bulk of those billion plus downloads originated in the United States, accounting for 509 million downloads or 42.3 percent of the total, according to mobile analytics and advertising firm Flurry.

  • Opinion: Ten must-have iPhone games

    Scored an iPhone this holiday season? Or perhaps just delicious iTunes Store credit? We’ve assembled this list of the best iPhone games; if you’re a gamer, these are the must-have apps for your device. Loosen your thumbs, loosen your wallet, and start playing.

  • News: The Next Big Thing(s) in Tech

    All of the technology products we use today--from touchscreens to tablets to social networks--were once the "next big thing in tech." Experts predicted that each of these things would become a part of everyone's tech life, before most of us had even heard of them.

  • News: Automator workflow of the month: Automate app backups

    Many of us expect updates to our iOS apps to provide greater stability as well as attractive new features. But in some instances, this isn’t the case. A recent Twitter app update, for example, infuriated some users because of its rearranged interface and lack of beloved features found in earlier versions of the app. Making matters worse, when you update an app using iTunes, the previous version of the app is tossed in the trash. Should you empty the trash, good luck reverting to the older version.

  • News: Official Windows Phone Jailbreak Stalls

    Windows Phone users looking to jailbreak their devices may have missed their chance to do so through Microsoft's officially-sanctioned method.

  • News: BiteHunter for iPhone

    If you’re always on the lookout for a bargain, this is your golden age. An entire cottage industry has sprung up around the concept of the daily deal—a limited-time offer that allows you, the crafty consumer with one eye on the bottom line, to shave some bucks off a price tag. Websites, email alerts, and even dedicated businesses now serve up an array of buy-one-get-one-free, half-off, and free-with-purchase offers. Just one problem with this surfeit of savings—how do you keep track of all these deals?

  • Opinion: PhatPad for iPad

    PhatPad from app developer Stan Miasnikov is a $5 note-taking app with the ability to combine text and graphics within the same document.

  • News: 10 Great Tools to Get in Shape

    The New Year is finally here--and with it comes the realization that you probably had one too many pieces of pie at that last holiday party. Whether you want to work off just a few holiday pounds or you've made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape, you can find tons of fitness tools online and on your mobile phone that will provide motivation and assistance. Here are ten great tools that will help you track what you eat, where you run, and how quickly you’ve lost weight.

  • News: Microsoft Research delves into economics

    You might think Microsoft’s research centers would be all about software, security, mobile technology and the like, but the company’s New England research group highlights in its year-end wrap-up the work it has done in areas such as economics, biology and maybe less surprisingly, social media.

  • News: Samsung upgrades Galaxy Ace with more memory, faster processor

    Samsung Electronics has launched the Android-based Galaxy Ace Plus, which has more memory, a faster processor and a slightly larger screen compared to its predecessor, the company said on Thursday.

  • News: Nokia: Phone charging using solar power comes with many challenges

    Charging a mobile phone by simply using a solar charging panel on the back cover is possible but challenging, Nokia has concluded after ending a research project on the subject.

  • News: Mobility, cloud, analytics to reshape IT in 2012

    Gartner says global IT spending growth will be essentially flat in 2012. IDC is more bullish, estimating 6.9% growth, driven by investments in smartphones, media tablets, mobile networks, social networking, and big data analytics.

  • Feature: Best Android apps: Five free apps for finance

    With the excess of Christmas now long behind us behind us and the New Year in full swing, it's time to take on the dreaded task of looking at your finances.

  • Opinion: Windows 8 'Clover Trail' Tablets Expected After Mid-2012

    Two more names were added Monday to the growing list of Windows 8 tablet makers: Acer and Lenovo.

  • News: Apple's 8th day of Christmas gift is - free music

    Today's 12 Days of Christmas offer is the single 'Gotta Be You' by One Direction, runners up in the seventh series of X Factor. The single was first released on 11 November 2011.

  • News: Edit your Christmas pics with Snapseed, free today

    Apple's giveaway for the seventh day of Christmas is Snapseed from Nik Software. Edit your photos.



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