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  • News: Instapaper 4 sports a new look and new features

    Perennial Macworld favorite Instapaper ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ) scored a shiny coat of paint with Monday’s release of Instapaper 4.0. The app sports a new layout, improved reading modes, more social browsing options, an integrated search option, and a slew of other improvements and bug fixes.

  • News: Apple sells record 4 million iPhones over launch weekend

    Apple today said that it had sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S smartphones since the device reached retail last Friday.

  • News: Over-Usage Warnings Target 'Bill Shock'

    AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile say they'll warn customers with text alerts before an account reaches its monthly usage limits, in order to avoid a surprise from excessive mobile bills.

  • News: iPhone 4S Sales Top 4 Million in First Weekend

    Apple's latest shiny gadget has proven enormously popular, even for an Apple device, with over 4 million units sold.

  • News: 1 in 6 UK mobile phones are poopy, study finds

    New research out of England finds that 1 in 6 mobile phones there are contaminated with fecal matter, most likely due to poor hand washing habits.

  • News: US mobile carriers to offer free usage alerts

    Major U.S. mobile carriers will begin offering free usage alerts to customers in an effort to help them avoid surprise charges on their bills, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and a mobile trade group announced Monday.

  • News: iPhone 4S sales top 4 million units over weekend

    Apple, whose online and physical stores were swamped Friday with demand for the new iPhone 4S, says it sold more than 4 million of the new devices over the weekend.

  • News: iPhone 4S Sells 4 Million in Just 3 Days

    Apple's new iPhone has been flying out of retail and warehouse shelves at an unprecedented rate. The company announced Monday morning that it has sold more than 4 million units of the iPhone 4S in just three days.

  • News: iPhone 4S sales top 4 million; 25 million iOS 5 upgrades

    Apple on Monday announced that it sold more than four million of its new iPhone 4S since the device went on sale on October 14. The company also announced that more than 25 million customers already upgraded to iOS 5 in that operating system’s first five days of availability, and more than 20 million customers signed up for iCloud.

  • News: Apple's Success is Also Google's Gain as Mobile Advertising Balloons

    Google is smiling as more people snap up smartphones thanks to its advertising prowess, and Apple’s success with the iPhone 4S will further pad the Internet search leader’s bottom line.

  • News: Is Your Car Tweeting? -- What's Next for Connected Devices

    Imagine having your car text you when it needs a tune-up, or having your electricity meter warn you when your electricity bill is likely to exceed your budget. Ten years ago, this sounded like science fiction, but thanks to recent efforts by the mobile industry organization GSMA and vendors AT&T and Qualcomm, this sort of technology is closer than ever.

  • News: Sleazy Ads on Android Devices Push Bogus 'Battery Upgrade' Warnings

    Scareware has gone mobile: Users of Android devices are starting to see sleazy ads warning that they need to upgrade their device's battery. The supposed battery-saver apps that those ads prod you to download, however, could endanger your privacy or siphon money from your wallet--and generally they'll do nothing to improve your gadget's battery life, security experts say.

  • News: Hack Brings Siri Voic Control to Older iPhone 4, Sort Of

    If you're wondering why you would ever want to jailbreak your iPhone, how about this: one hacker claims to have a rudimentary version of the Siri voice-enabled personal assistant running on an iPhone 4. Ireland-based hacker Steve Troughton-Smith, who uncovered the iPhone's Internet tethering capabilities in 2009, recently posted a screenshot of what he said was Siri running on his iPhone 4.

  • Feature: Best Android apps: Pointless but addictive apps

    There are thousands of apps that help make you more productive or get things done on your smartphone, but there's also plenty of totally pointless but addictive apps

  • News: RIM offers free apps as an apology for BlackBerry outage

    Research in Motion (RIM) is to give BlackBerry users affected by a four day service outage last week that saw email and messaging services floored, a number of premium apps for free.

  • News: RIM offers free apps, support following outages

    Following last week's major service disruptions, Research in Motion (RIM) is offering free applications and support as compensation, the company said on Monday.

  • News: Samsung calls for ban on Apple iPhone 4S in Japan and Australia

    Samsung is seeking a ban on sales of Apple's iPhone 4S in Japan and Australia.

  • News: Apple's iPhone 4S selling for $2,000 in China

    Apple has as yet to launch its new iPhone 4S in China, but the device is already selling in Beijing's gray market at whopping prices of up to about US$2,000, reflecting the popularity of the iconic device in the country.

  • How-Tos: Up close with iOS 5: Wireless syncing and updating

    One of the best parts of iOS 5--regarding device management, at least--is that you no longer have to connect your device to your Mac or PC when you want to sync your information or download a subsequent software update. There are two features at work here: iTunes Wi-Fi Sync and Software Update.

  • News: iPhone 4S London launch (VIDEO)

    Macworld editor Karen Haslam and iPad & iPhone User editor David Price were up at the crack of dawn this morning to catch the crowds of fans queuing outside the London Apple Stores to buy an iPhone 4S. Here's the video.



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