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  • News: Remains of the Day: Lost in the clouds

    It's been a pretty busy day here at Macworld HQ, what with iTunes Match launching and all, and yet, there's still plenty more to chat about. iPhone 4S owners have one last chance to pick up AppleCare+; enterprising developers have tapped into Siri's conversations with Apple's servers; and those mind-controlled Siri commands? Probably all in your imagination. The remainders for Monday, November 14, 2011 are cloudy, try again later.

  • News: Mobile video might make carriers, providers clash

    As mobile video finally starts to take off, making money from it remains a challenge, and content providers and carriers may clash over economics before they find a way to share the costs and benefits.

  • News: Budget Direct launches automated hail warning system

    Automotive insurer Budget Direct has launched a hail automated notification system (HANS) able to alert its customers via SMS of impending hail storms in their area.

  • Opinion: Toggle between iTunes Match and local syncing

    When you enable iTunes Match on an iOS device (Settings -> Music -> iTunes Match), you'll see a warning that "iTunes Match will replace the music library on this device." When iTunes Match was still in beta, that message was true to its word: Any music you had on your device was indeed deleted, in favor of the library you'd uploaded to the cloud via iTunes Match. But in the official version of iTunes Match released Monday, that's no longer the case. In truth, any music that was on your iOS device before you enabled iTunes Match will still be there--and that fact can save you on time and bandwidth.

  • Opinion: Google Releases Ice Cream Sandwich Source Code, Galaxy Nexus Coming Soon?

    Google has just released the source code for the latest build of Android, deliciously titled "Ice Cream Sandwich." In a Google Groups post, Google engineer Jean-Baptiste Queru says "this is actually the source code for version 4.0.1 of Android, which is the specific version that will ship on the Galaxy Nexus."

  • Opinion: HzO Nanotechnology Seal Keeps Smartphones from Drowning

    In the future, you may not need a protective case to use your phone in the pool. Go ahead, toss it in--the HzO nanotechnology will protect it from the H20.

  • How-Tos: BlackBerry Tip: How to Avoid a "Bricked" or "Nuked" BlackBerry

    The modern BlackBerry smartphone can be "quirky," to put it mildly.

  • News: iPhone Battery's Bad Rap

    Has iPhone 4S battery life got you down? Stop complaining. The new iPhone is the torchbearer for battery life among smartphones.

  • News: Regulators sniffing around mobile privacy issues

    Regulators are starting to investigate what kind of oversight is in place to make sure that mobile applications don't encroach on user privacy rights, a lawyer in Microsoft's Windows Phone segment said on Monday.

  • Opinion: Android MP3 Piracy Rampant Amid Google's Muddled Response

    Google is taking an inconsistent stance on allowing apps that enable music piracy via smartphones to remain available in its Android Market. The muddled position comes just as Google readies its launch of a Google music store.

  • News: Apple's iOS remains top draw for devs, but interest in Fire 'remarkable,' says pollster

    Although developer enthusiasm for Apple's iOS is still strong, app programmers are extremely interested in Amazon's Kindle Fire, which goes on sale Tuesday, a new survey from Appcelerator said.

  • News: iPad mini, iPhone 5 with larger screen rumours resurface

    Apple is working on a smaller iPad and plans to increase the screen size of the next iPhone to 4in, according to a report.

  • News: Apple announces first-generation iPod nano Replacement Program

    If you are the owner of a first-generation iPod nano then you should stop using it and order a free replacement, Apple has said.

  • Opinion: Five Tips to Avoid Malware in Mobile Apps

    Smartphones and tablets are evolving from niche luxury devices to mainstream consumer gadgets. As mobile devices become a ubiquitous part of the mainstream culture, malware developers are paying attention and are anxious to exploit the fertile new territory.

  • News: IBM targets managed security service at iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry smartphones

    IBM is offering a cloud-based managed service for mobile devices that will let IT managers exert management and security controls over devices based on Apple iOS, Google Android, the RIM BlackBerry, Symbian and Microsoft Windows Mobile.

  • News: Apple Alerts Got You Confused? Here Are Answers to Your Questions

    Apple customers have been whipped into a frenzy in recent weeks by constant reports of battery problems, software issues and overheating concerns with popular hand-held devices from the iPhone to the iPod.

  • News: New iOS 5.0.1 Glitches: Is Apple Entirely to Blame?

    Are things really as bad as they seem with iOS 5.0.1? The update, released Thursday on a surprisingly quick schedule, primarily addresses battery issues caused by iOS 5--a sore spot for many iPhone 4S owners.

  • How-Tos: How to Boost Your Smartphone Battery Life

    Do you know where your smartphone is? Unless you're using it to read PCWorld.com, your phone is probably plugged into an outlet somewhere to charge, because the battery stinks. You can find plenty of good reasons why your smartphone battery sucks, most of which stem from the failure of lithium ion batteries to keep pace with the exponentially increasing power demands of rapidly evolving smartphone technology. Thankfully, plenty of tips and tutorials are available to help you wring every last drop of juice from your smartphone battery, and such tricks can be distilled down to two critical steps: Configure your smartphone for maximum battery life, and then download a reliable and trustworthy battery-optimization app.

  • News: IBM to build e-commerce research labs for Chinese retailer

    IBM has reached a deal with Chinese electronics retailer Suning Appliance to build research centers in China and the U.S. meant to develop e-commerce products for the company.

  • News: Faulty iPhone leads to 911 call

    A 48-year-old man from Illinois has been arrested after calling 911 five times to complain about his broken iPhone.



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