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  • Opinion: For Android, Paid Mobile Security Is Better: Study

    As with your computer, the best defense against malware is a good offense in the form of security software. Paid mobile security apps are much better at detecting malware in Android devices than free antivirus applications, according to a study by AV Test today. If your business relies at all on smartphones, make sure that you and your employees are protected with the right mobile security package.

  • News: More shoppers drawn to cheaper, smaller Kindle Fire over iPad, survey says

    More than three times as many shoppers for tablet computers are considering the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire over the bestselling iPad, according to a new survey.

  • News: Optus grows its mobile base

    Optus has grown its mobile customer base to 9.23 million as at 30 September 2011, up 131,000 or four per cent year on year.

  • News: iOS 5.0.1 Brings Battery Fix to iPhone 4S, Multitasking Gestures to Original iPad

    Apple is taking its new over-the-air update system for a spin today with iOS 5.0.1. The company expects the update to squash battery-draining bugs in the iPhone 4S and add multitasking gestures to the iPad.

  • News: Unfinished iOS features hint at future plans

    Like Indiana Jones or Lara Croft, some folks just can’t help themselves from digging deep into the mysteries of time—or, for those of us stuck at our desks, into the mysteries of our iOS devices. Digital treasure seekers have recently uncovered a pair of unimplemented features in iOS 5 that can be enabled with a little technical trickery, without even requiring you to jailbreak your phone.

  • Opinion: 5 Hidden Features in iOS 5

    Who knew Apple's iOS 5 mobile operating system held so many secrets? Developers and sleuthing hackers have been hard at work since Apple released the OS in October unearthing a number of hidden features and tweaking the OS to do things it was never intended to do.

  • News: New iOS 5.0.1 update fixes bugs and battery issues

    Apple today released iOS 5.0.1, the anticipated update designed to fix multiple unspecified bugs that drained the iPhone's battery much faster than expected.

  • News: Hands on with iOS over-the-air updates

    Thursday's release of iOS 5.0.1 marked the first time that public upgrades to the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch can be installed directly on those devices, without requiring a visit to iTunes.

  • News: RIM stands by Flash mobile as it pursues HTML5

    Research in Motion will continue to use Adobe Flash Player, at least for the BlackBerry Playbook tablet, even after Adobe announced it will discontinue Flash for the mobile Web.

  • News: Amazon updates, sunsets Stanza app

    Fans of the Amazon-owned Stanza e-reading app for iOS have been granted at least a temporary reprieve: Amazon on Thursday released an update to the app that fixes a slew of problems that affected the app when running on iOS 5.

  • News: Soft sales by Apple suppliers may hint at iPhone, iPad production cuts

    Softer-than-usual sales numbers last month by several of Apple's component suppliers has one analyst puzzled and worried at the same time.

  • News: Apple releases iOS 5.0.1 with battery fixes, more

    Apple on Thursday released iOS 5.0.1, an update that the company says brings fixes for users suffering from decreased battery life under iOS 5. The update also sports a couple of additional features, including multitasking gestures for original iPad users, and bug fixes.

  • News: Sony launches beta SDK for Android and PlayStation gaming program

    Sony is hoping developers are interested in working on games for its PlayStation Vita and Android-based devices, as it launched a beta test Thursday of a new cross-platform SDK.

  • News: Understand mobile security in seven stories or less (a survival guide)

    A collection of articles to help you understand the mobile threat and plan your security program accordingly.

  • News: Going VoIP-Only: Do You Still Need Cellular Voice Service?

    These days, smartphones with speedy Web connectivity are easy to find, so consumers should be able to get by with just a roomy data plan, dumping voice service in favor of VoIP. But is that practical? To see how feasible cutting voice service is, I decided to go VoIP-only for a week, on the new T-Mobile/Walmart prepaid plan that offers 5GB of 4G data on T-Mobile's HSPA+ 14.4 network for a measly $30 per month.

  • News: Five Services That Can Move Your Music to the Cloud

    Major technology companies, including Amazon, Apple, and Google, are lining up alongside smaller service providers to help consumers store and stream their music collections online. Whether you want to listen on your PC, your tablet, or your smartphone, you can find a number of online services that cater to your particular needs.

  • News: Enable iOS 5's Hidden Panoramic Mode Without Jailbreaking

    Want to get your hands on the hidden panoramic feature buried inside iOS5, but don’t want it bad enough to go through the pain of jailbreaking your device? It turns out you can turn on this hidden feature without resorting to hacks.

  • News: Share Reminders with iCloud, add them with Siri

    While the new Reminders app that Apple built into iOS 5 isn’t as full-featured as some other task management apps in the App Store, it does offer a few clever niceties. Among the app’s best features are its ability to sync to-do lists and share them with other users via iCloud and its tight integration with Siri on the iPhone 4S.

  • News: Mixel lets you create and share iPad art

    If you’re a doodler, scrapbooker, collage-maker, or just someone with a lot of unused artistic energy, you might find the perfect outlet in Mixel, a new iPad app from Lascaux. The app offers a platform to create, share, and remix mixels—digital collages made with images from the web, the app’s image library, and personal photos.

  • News: New App Encrypts Your Mobile Data Against Snoops

    With concerns over mobile security steadily rising, it’s important to play it safe when it comes to your data. Smartphones these days have access to everything from phone numbers to bank accounts, so it’s crucial to make sure your private information isn’t being snooped on.



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