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  • 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.

  • News: iOS 5.0.1 'hasn't fixed battery life issue', some users complain

    Some iOS users are claiming that this week's iOS 5.0.1 update hasn't fixed the battery life issues that it was supposed to remedy.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Mind over matter

    One blogger put together pictures of all of Apple's retail stores; Jean-Louis Gassée dishes on why he's glad he didn't end up back at Apple; and the next revolution may be brain-controlled iPhones. The remainders for Friday, November 11, 2011 know exactly what you're thinking.

  • News: New Condition One iPad app immerses viewers in a warzone

    A new video-viewing app released Friday for the iPad puts you right behind a photojournalist's lens. Developed by seasoned war photographer Danfung Dennis, Condition One aims to fully immerse the viewer in a scene by giving you control over the field of view.

  • Opinion: How to Stop Telemarketing Calls to Your Mobile Phone

    Everyone has encountered a telemarketing call. It may be a robocall directing you to vote for some political candidate, or perhaps some local organization seeking donations. But, most people are used to getting those calls on their home land line, not their mobile phones. Telemarketers are increasingly targeting mobile phone numbers, though, so here is what you need to do to stop--or at least minimize--those annoying calls.

  • News: Apple continuing to investigate 'a few' iOS battery issues

    While Thursday's iOS 5.0.1 update seems to have addressed the battery issues for many users of iOS 5 devices, Apple hasn't finished its detective work just yet.

  • News: What to do if you find a lost iPhone

    Suppose you find a lost iPhone. Because you are a person of strong moral fiber and good character--you must be, if you are reading Macworld--you want to help the poor, heartbroken multitouch devotee who pines for this misplaced device. So all you have to do is just figure out who owns the phone, get it back to the grateful owner, and feel the warm glow that comes from having done a good deed for the day.

  • Opinion: Apple's iPhone 4S Battery Troubles Now Joined By New Problems

    Apple says it's still investigating battery drain issues with the iPhone 4S after some users complained that the iOS 5.0.1 update didn't solve their problems. But now Apple is facing new gripes that the iOS 5.0.1 update is causing more problems with the iPhone 4S including; microphone failures, Wi-Fi signal loss, and cellular network reception issues, according to reports.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending Nov. 11

    The iPhone 5 becomes the smartphone equivalent of the Holy Grail, a repository of the iOSsphere's technological hopes and dreams and, best of all, melodrama. This week: shatterproof OLED display, the curse of the iPhone 4S, cursing Samsung and the January surprise.

  • News: Sprint locks iPhone 4S for international roaming

    Sprint confirmed that, starting Friday, all new iPhone 4S models sold for use on its network will initially be carrier-locked to Sprint's designated overseas partners when using the phone outside the United States. After a few months, however, customers in good standing can request an unlock so that they can use cheaper pre-paid micro-SIM cards overseas.

  • Opinion: Swivl Is the Camera Stand That Will Keep You in the Shot

    Swivl is a nifty little camera stand that you can use to keep yourself in a shot without guiding it by hand. The device by Satarii has a stationary base with motors that allows it to tilt and spin to keep a remote marker in its sight.

  • News: iOS 5.0.1 update worsens iPhone battery woes, say users

    Apple's iOS 5 update this week did not solve the quick-draining battery issues for many users, according to reports posted on the company's own support forum.

  • Opinion: Apple's iOS 5 Update: No Battery Drain Fix?

    Some iPhone 4S users are still complaining about rapid battery drain following Apple's iOS 5.0.1 system update that began rolling out to users Thursday. IOS 5.0.1 was supposed to fix several bugs that caused some iPhone 4S and older iPhone devices to rapidly discharge their batteries. The update also brings more multitouch gestures to the original iPad, several bug fixes for iCloud, and improved Siri voice recognition capability for Australian accents.

  • Opinion: Kindle Fire Creates Dilemma for Android

    The Amazon Kindle Fire is living up to its name by setting the tablet market on fire. Pre-orders of the as yet unreleased tablet have been phenomenal. The success of the Kindle Fire, however, puts Android tablets in general between a rock and a hard place.

  • News: Apple now selling contract-free iPhone 4S

    If you've been reluctant to chain yourself to a carrier for two years, then good news: As promised, Apple is now selling an unlocked, contract-free version of the iPhone 4S. Keep in mind, it'll cost you a pretty penny.

  • Opinion: iPhone User Calls 911 5 Times to Report Broken Phone

    An Illinois man who was arrested after repeatedly calling 911 to complain about his broken iPhone is a fine illustration of the dangers of drinking and dialing.



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