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  • News: Use of tablet PC and smartphones in Christmas shopping surges

    Half of smartphone and tablet PC owners plan to purchase Christmas gifts on their device this year, says Webroot.

  • News: Annie Leibovitz endorses the iPhone

    Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz tells her friends to buy an iPhone when they ask her what kind of camera to buy, she told US broadcaster NBC this week.

  • News: iPhone 4S and iPad 2 top UK Christmas wish-lists

    Apple devices top the Christmas wishlists for Brits this year, with the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S edging out other gadgets such as Amazon's Kindle.

  • News: Small Taiwanese firms finally get some new Android code

    Some of Taiwan's smaller manufacturers said they were relieved to see Google release the source code for its Android 4.0 operating system, after being cut out of the picture with its previous Honeycomb version.

  • News: Motorola Mobility shareholders approve Google acquisition

    Motorola Mobility said Thursday that its shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposed acquisition of the company by Google.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Messing with Texas Hold'em

    Why can't iChat and iMessage just get along? Maybe some day. Apple has, however, tweaked the App Store on the iPad--which, incidentally, is on a ton of people's holiday wish list--but it's also pulled its very own iOS game. Perhaps it, like the remainders for Thursday, November 17, 2011, knows when to walk away.

  • Opinion: Get the iPhone 4S to Work on T-Mobile Without Hacking

    In the US, the iPhone 4S comes on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, but one major carrier is noticeably absent: T-Mobile. But a method has surfaced to unlock the iPhone 4S that allows it to be used on the T-Mobile network. A video showing the process has been posted to YouTube, though it won't tell you how to do it. While it has not been completely confirmed, several users have reported success with the process.

  • Opinion: Facebook to Porn Spammers: We Know Who You Are

    Facebook says it knows who was behind the massive spam attack on the social network this week--although it isn't naming them--and it intends to take legal action against them.

  • News: Set up custom iPhone email alerts with Boxcar and Gmail

    Sure, you can set your iPhone to chime when you get new mail. But if you get a lot of mail, like I do, it's not very helpful. What you really want is a notification when you get important mail from important people. So that's just what I created, using a few Gmail filters and an iPhone app called Boxcar.

  • News: Jawbone replacing defective Up wristbands

    Early in November, Jawbone released the Up, a wristband that counts your footsteps (like a pedometer), tracks your sleep habits, and syncs with an iPhone app to graph and share that data. Unfortunately, a small number of early adopters are now Up in arms, since their Ups appear to have given Up the ghost. Jawbone has acknowledged the issue.

  • News: Apple iPhone passes BlackBerry in business use, survey finds

    Apple's iPhone has unseated the Research in Motion BlackBerry as the top smartphone used by mobile employees, according to an iPass survey of more than 2,300 workers.

  • News: LCD, e-ink challenger Mirasol will be on devices in months

    Most tablets and e-readers today use LCD or e-ink technology, but a new challenger that promises sharp color and reduced screen power consumption could be used in devices in a matter of months.

  • News: iPhone tops BlackBerry in workplace, study finds

    Apple's iPhone has overtaken RIM's BlackBerry devices as the top smartphone in the workplace, according to a new study from enterprise mobility services company iPass.

  • News: iOS 5.0.2 rumoured to be on the way to fix battery life problems

    Apple plans to issue iOS 5.0.2 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch very soon to address battery life issues, a report has claimed.

  • News: Samsung to launch tweaked Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany next week

    The story, "Samsung to launch tweaked Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany next week," posted to the wire Thursday, incorrectly characterized the German court ban on the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The German court ban pertained specifically to Apple's design rights for the iPad. The first sentence of the story has been reworded and now reads:

  • Opinion: Android Malware Has Surged 472 Percent Since July

    Android users take note: Researchers have found a whopping 472 percent increase in Android malware samples since this summer. The free-for-all Android Market has seen a striking increase in the volume of attacks since July, according to research from Juniper Networks, as attackers continue to become more sophisticated in the malware they write.

  • News: Enterprises slow to join voice-recognition surge

    Questions remain about whether or when enterprises will start widely deploying voice-recognition technology on mobile devices, partly because internally developed, specialized apps would have to be built to overcome issues like background noise that could corrupt its operation.

  • Opinion: Why It's Not Too Late for Windows Phone 7

    Windows Phone 7 has what it takes to be a serious contender in the smartphone arena. Microsoft has some significant ground to make up, though, in order to compete with platforms like Android and iOS. But, is it too late?

  • News: Visa introduces mobile payments for emerging markets

    Visa has introduced a payments product designed for emerging markets to serve the needs of "unbanked and under-banked consumers" who have mobile phones.

  • Opinion: Seven Kindle Fire Apps for Getting Work Done

    The consensus of most reviewers of the Kindle Fire is that it's useful as a media consumption device, but not as an erstwhile laptop replacement like the iPad. While that may be the case, the Kindle Fire is cheaper than its Apple counterpart, and it still supports a wide range of productivity apps--especially when you take into account that you can sideload any Android application that you want.



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