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  • News: 5 Things CEOs Will Love About the iPhone 4S

    The iconic Apple iPhone got an internal makeover but not much else this week--no radical redesign, no iPhone 5 name change. Fashion-conscious consumers weren't very happy, but iPhone-toting CEOs should be pleased with the iPhone 4S. They might even cheer Apple for leaving out a flashy upgrade.

  • Opinion: New iPhone 4S: Antenna 'Death Grip' Now Slightly Harder

    Apple has changed the antenna in the new iPhone 4S so that the cellular radio in the phone can choose between two antennas, depending on which one is sending or receiving signal best. These two antennas are part of the stainless steel band that wraps around the sides of the iPhone 4 and the new 4S. On the iPhone 4 this band is split up into several antennas so that one piece does Wi-Fi, another does GPS, another does Bluetooth and still another does cellular.

  • News: FCC tells retailers to stop selling mobile phone jammers

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has issued warnings to 20 online retailers selling illegal mobile phone jammers, GPS jammers, Wi-Fi jammers and other signal jamming devices, the agency said Wednesday.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 26: Must-Have Apps for "Mango"

    One of the great things about smartphones is the wealth of apps. By downloading and installing the apps that fit my needs I customize the capabilities of the device to be uniquely suited for me. For today's 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 post I will take a look at the must-have apps to use with "Mango".

  • News: Buzz kill: Online reaction to iPhone 4S trends negative

    Over two-thirds of the online buzz Tuesday about Apple's new iPhone 4S was negative, a social media monitoring company said today.

  • News: WiFi users blissfully ignorant about real security, research finds

    New research conducted on behalf of the Wi-Fi Alliance shows that while wireless users are making strides on the security front, they’re still leaving their Wi-Fi networks too open to intruders.

  • News: CTIA fights San Francisco cell safety law again

    The CTIA mobile trade group is asking a federal court to stop San Francisco from making cell-phone retailers post warnings about radiation dangers from phones, just a week before an annual trade show that CTIA moved out of the city because of the law.

  • News: Android keeps growing, while RIM continues sharp decline

    Android users in the U.S. grew to an even greater share of the smartphone market in comScore's latest ranking, hitting 43.7%, while iPhone users grew slightly to 27.3%.

  • News: Oracle, Google suit likely postponed

    The battle between Oracle and Google over Android is unlikely to go to trial later this month as initially planned.

  • News: Apple and Samsung: What's behind the patent fight

    Samsung took a step toward finding a kind of "pax tabletica" with arch-foe Apple in an Australian court last week, offering to remove features from its Galaxy Tab to avoid a court ban on sales of the device in that country. But what's really interesting about the case isn't the technical litigation, but the underlying attempt to define how much of a product's design is actually protected under existing, fragmented international laws.

  • News: HP investigates Android TouchPads

    HP is investigating how several TouchPads reportedly shipped to end users running Android, instead of webOS.

  • News: One fifth of BlackBerry users to switch to iPhone 4S - survey

    Plenty of UK consumers still plan to buy the iPhone 4S, even though it isn't the iPhone 5, according to a survey.

  • News: LTE-capable iPhone 5 'to arrive late 2012 or mid-2013'

    Apple will launch an LTE-capable handset just as soon as an affordable, thinner chipset solution is available, analyst house IHS iSuppli has said.

  • Opinion: Siri: FAQs About the iPhone 4s Personal Assistant

    Apple baked in iOS 5 a surprise feature that allows you to have a conversation with your phone. It's called Siri: a voice-enabled personal assistant feature that uses the built-in Apple apps on an iPhone to find the information you ask it for. Here's what you need to know about Siri:

  • News: What Does the $35 Tablet Mean for You?

    A long time ago I wrote about the $35 tablet PC. The Indian government revealed the initial concept prototype in July of 2010. Now--approximately 15 months later--it seems that the tablet is a reality…at least in India. Don't expect to find any $35 tablets here in the United States, though.

  • News: Apple iPhone 4S price: £499

    The Apple iPhone 4S will cost £499 in the UK.

  • News: iPod classic remains on sale - for now

    One announcement that we had expected to hear at yesterday's iPhone 4S event was notable by its absence - the death of the iPod classic.

  • News: FAQ: Hello, iPhone 4S

    Apple shredded prognosticators' reputations yesterday -- it'll be the iPhone 5, it'll have a bigger screen, it'll be only on Sprint -- when the company finally pulled off the wraps covering the first new iPhone in 16 months.

  • News: Sprint could get 2M upgrades to iPhone 4S

    Sprint has a lot to gain by selling the new iPhone 4S starting Oct. 14, including new customers attracted to Sprint's unlimited data plans and up to 2 million existing customers likely to upgrade to Apple's latest smartphone.

  • Opinion: Recover a Missing Android Phone with Where's My Droid

    If an iPhone goes missing, well, there's an app for that. (It's Apple's venerable Find My iPhone.) But where's the equivalent for Android? Surely there must be some app-tastic way to locate a rogue Android handset.



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