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  • News: 8 companies hit with lawsuit over Carrier IQ software

    Apple is one of eight companies that have been named in another class-action lawsuit filed over the use of Carrier IQ software in mobile handsets.

  • News: The dope on iTunes Match, Genius playlists, and iOS devices

    Macworld reader (and Editor), Dan Miller vents his spleen in regard to iTunes Match. He writes:

  • Opinion: Megaphone Is a Giant, Acoustic Horn for Your iPhone

    If you're in the market for an iPhone or iPod dock, there are a lot of factors to look at. Does it have a rechargeable battery? Can it plug-in to the wall? Does it have an AM/FM radio, a light up display, an alarm clock, a handle? If, you're overwhelmed and you're just looking for a giant acoustic horn, called the Megaphone might just be for you.

  • News: Carrier IQ's Cell Phone Snooping 'Overstated'

    Carrier IQ -- a program accused of snooping on the some 140 million mobile phones worldwide it's installed on -- isn't the villain that it has been made out to be by the media and consumer advocates, according to an independent researcher.

  • News: Apple to Samsung: Dont Make Thin or Rectangular Tablets or Smartphones

    Apple proffers design advice on how Samsung could avoid stepping on Apple’s design patent toes, in a legal brief filed as part of its ongoing patent infringement lawsuit against its competitor.

  • News: Lookout releases free Carrier IQ detection app

    A mobile security software company last Friday released a tool that detects Carrier IQ, the software embedded in numerous smartphones that has raised questions from users, privacy advocates and even Congress.

  • News: Android in 2012: Whats Next

    Google only scratched the surface with the latest improvements to its Android mobile operating system. Users have been left wanting more, and they are likely to get it in 2012.

  • News: Sneaky Mobile Ads Invade Android Phones

    Are you wondering how that mysterious icon ended up on your Android phone's start screen? Annoyed at the ads clogging your notification bar? You aren't alone. Thousands of Android apps now include software that shoves marketing icons onto your phone's start screen or pushes advertising into your notification bar--and many of the apps give you no warning about the ad invasion.

  • News: European regulators start investigating Carrier IQ

    Organizations and regulators across Europe, including Germany, have started looking into the use of Carrier IQ's tracking software, to ensure that mobile phone vendors and operators are not violating users' privacy.

  • News: New SIM Card Will Lead to Thinner Phones

    A new SIM card, dubbed nano-SIM, will free up room in phones for additional memory and larger batteries, and help manufacturers create thinner devices, German card maker Giesecke & Devrient has claimed.

  • Feature: Best iPhone apps: Five free Christmas apps

    We're now five days into December already and Christmas is looming on the horizon.

  • News: Microsoft delays Windows Phone 7 in China to first half 2012

    Microsoft expects its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system to launch in China during the first half of 2012, rather than in late 2011 as originally planned, the company said Saturday.

  • News: Google Employees Said To Be Testing Android 4.O on Samsung Nexus S

    Google is working out any bugs in the latest update to the Android mobile operating system before releasing it broadly, and that's good news for Samsung Nexus S users.

  • News: Eye Movements May Soon Control Our Smartphones

    If you’re a regular GeekTech reader, you may have seen our post about an emerging technology that lets you control you phone just by waving your hands in front of it. You also may have heard of this thing called Siri that answers your questions when you talk to it.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: Colorwheel

    Another week has gone by, which means that it's time for another one of our trademark iPhone-case roundups. This installment features the usual mix of types (and, as it turns out, shapes), and it illustrates the fact that the market is so huge that manufacturers don't hesitate to experiment with new materials, unusual features, and odd add-ons.

  • News: US judge denies Apple request to halt sales of some Samsung products

    A U.S. district court judge has denied Apple's request to halt sales of four Samsung products in an ongoing patent infringement lawsuit.

  • News: Students with Smartphones Study More

    Smartphones at school can be a major distraction. Students are posting on social networks, texting each other, or playing Angry Birds when they should be paying attention in class. The other side of that coin, though, is that students with smartphones study more, and have better study habits in general according to a new report.

  • News: Comcast to phase out Clearwire service

    At least one of the cable operators that struck a wireless spectrum deal with Verizon on Friday now plans to stop reselling WiMax mobile service from Clearwire.

  • News: Lawmaker asks FTC to investigate Carrier IQ

    The outcry over Carrier IQ's mobile-phone tracking software continued Friday, with a U.S. congressman asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the company.

  • Opinion: Turn Your iPhone Into a Walkman With Audman

    Do you miss the days of the eighties when music was just that little bit more analog? If you do, a recent Kickstarter project may well scratch your retro itch. Audman is a new all-in-one case for the iPod Touch and iPhone that turns your device into a Walkman-style hitmaker.


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