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  • Opinion: TapSense Touchscreens Know How You Touched Them

    Touchscreens are already pretty effective with all the multi-touch swiping, tapping, and pinching gestures we can use on them. But why stop there? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are looking to expand the capability of touchscreens to detect exactly what they've been touched with.

  • How-Tos: Troubleshooting a battery-sucking iPhone 4S

    Last week I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with my new iPhone 4S, as I relied upon it for email, web browsing, and Twitter. It was not a completely satisfactory experience. And it wasn't because it sucked down the battery like its life depended on it (which, of course, it did). Over the course of an hour when the phone was supposedly idling its charge would drop 20 percent and the thing ran hot.

  • News: Apple updates iPad 2 Smart Cover line

    Lightly-bumped MacBook Pros are fine. But the real excitement from Apple Monday came with the launch of a new product destined to change tablet computing as we know it: a Dark Gray model of the polyurethane iPad 2 Smart Cover.

  • Opinion: Nokia Mango Phone Lineup Takes Shape

    As Nokia World approaches on Wednesday, details about the Finnish firm's Windows Phone 7.5 -- that's Mango -- lineup are beginning to emerge.

  • News: Sprint to sell Transform Ultra on contract for $80 on Nov. 13

    The Samsung Transform Ultra, a slider smartphone with a touchscreen and a Qwerty keyboard, will go on sale Nov. 13 for $79.99 after rebate and a two-year Sprint contract.

  • Opinion: Why Steve Jobs Is Right about Android

    Over the weekend I wrote an article titled "What If Steve Jobs Is Right?" As the title implies, the post was a hypothetical look at the possibility that Steve Jobs' assertion that Android is a "stolen product" is true.

  • News: New Security Flaws ID'd in BlackBerry 6 OS, Enterprise IM Apps

    BlackBerry-maker RIM has identified a number of significant security flaws that affect the Webkit browser in its BlackBerry 6 handheld OS and enterprise IM applications from Microsoft.

  • News: Siri, did your co-founder just quit Apple?

    The co-founder of Siri, the company Apple bought last year and whose technology powers the sophisticated voice control features of its new iPhone 4S, has reportedly left Apple to pursue other interests.

  • News: Nokia's Windows Phone push meets its market test

    The moment of truth has come for Nokia: the company is expected to launch its first phones based on Microsoft's Windows Phone OS Wednesday at Nokia World in London. CEO Stephen Elop will have to convince consumers, operators, developers and retailers that the products can compete with the likes of Apple's iPhone 4S and Samsung's Android-based Galaxy family.

  • News: AirPort Utility for iPhone and iPad

    Until the release of the AirPort Utility app in October 2011, the only way to configure an AirPort Extreme Base Station, Time Capsule, or AirPort Express was from the desktop AirPort Utility software included in recent version of Mac OS X and available as a free download for Windows. The free AirPort Utility for iOS from Apple includes all the relevant functionality of the desktop software plus a little extra.

  • News: HTC Sensation XL

    Smartphones seem to be getting bigger and bigger -- Samsung's Galaxy Note has a whopping 5.3in screen that blurs the line between smartphone and tablet, while the recently announced Galaxy Nexus pushes the limits with a 4.65 in display. HTC has joined the bigger is better party with the Sensation XL, an Android phone with a giant 4.7in screen.

  • News: 10 Twitter Bot Services to Simplify Your Life

    You may think that Twitter is just good for following celebrities and swapping tweets with friends. But the social network is capable of a lot more. Specialized services have tweaked it to turn ordinary Twitter accounts into robots that can carry out helpful tasks.

  • News: China's Alibaba sets up fund to back mobile OS

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is readying the next update of its mobile operating system as a company subsidiary launched a new fund to support app development for the OS.

  • Feature: Best Android apps: Five free Halloween apps

    The nights are getting longer, there's a chill in the air and the clocks are set to go back this coming weekend – Autumn has definitely set in

  • News: Microsoft, Compal sign patent deal covering Android, Chrome

    Microsoft has signed a patent agreement with Taiwan's Compal Electronics that provides coverage under its patent portfolio for Compal's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running Android or the Chrome platform, the company said Sunday.

  • Opinion: What If Steve Jobs Is Right?

    Apple has been engaged in heated legal battles around the world claiming that Android smartphones and tablets infringe on its patents. Android loyalists see the legal attacks as a desperate, oppressive move by Apple to stifle competition, but perhaps the success of Android is a function of the ways it "borrows" Apple intellectual property.

  • Opinion: PlayStation Suite will Move to More Android Devices, Sony Exec Says

    Sony's second in command, Kazuo Hirai, confirmed this week that his company is working on bringing its PlayStation Suite of games to more Android devices in the future.

  • Opinion: Apple's iPad Dominance Fades? I Don't Think So

    What? Android tablet market share has skyrocketed almost 700 percent since a year ago, and the Apple iPad has plummeted to a meager 67 percent of the market? Why is it then, that iPads are everywhere, and the only place I see any other tablets is on the display table at Best Buy?

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Oct. 21

    For the iOSsphere, it’s like the iPhone 4S never happened. The fever of speculation around the Next Apple iPhone rises and ebbs like a great tide, ever restless.

  • How-Tos: Free Your iPhone or iPad From the Tyranny of iTunes Syncing

    Previously, one of the great irritations of owning an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch was that you were constantly forced to plug in your phone or tablet to move data from your computer to your device. New features in iOS 5, however, finally allow you to sync all your data without having to go through your computer.



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