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  • Opinion: Tested: QR Code Key Ring for Lost Keys

    Here's the idea: you attach a QR code to your key ring that, when scanned, opens a texting window with "I found your keys!" set to send to the key owner's phone.

  • Opinion: Teaser Page Offers Sneak Peek at Motorola Droid RAZR

    Motorola is offering a quick glimpse--well, if your timing is right--of its new Verizon 4G phone scheduled to debut Wednesday at a media event in New York City. Here's a screen grab of the device as it appeared on the teaser site earlier today.

  • News: Google adds coupon redemption to Google Wallet

    Google Monday unveiled an expanded Google Wallet that adds coupon redemption and other features to its mobile payments capabilities.

  • Opinion: Do you REALLY need that new mobile phone?

    The new iPhone is much like the previous model, but you can also get Android "Gingerbread", Android "Honeycomb" or Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango," with Google-Samsung's "Ice Cream Sandwich" in Hong Kong this week. But living on desserts isn't ideal for your health.

  • News: Early iPhone 4S Problems

    According to Apple, the iPhone 4S is selling very, very well. But not everyone is having a smooth experience with Apple's latest handset. A handful of issues are causing problems for a subset of users.

  • News: Sun was close to licensing Java patents to Google for $28M

    Google and Sun Microsystems' discussions to co-develop Android ultimately broke down because of disagreements over control of the platform, Google wrote in a trial brief late last week related to its dispute with Oracle.

  • News: RIM's free apps, tech support get measure of support

    Reaction was somewhat positive to Research in Motion's compensation offer to its customers after last week's global BlackBerry outage that lasted as long three days for some users.

  • News: Apple to hold first post-Jobs earnings call Tuesday

    Apple's quarterly earnings report usually draws a lot of attention from the financial world, as one would expect from a company with a market capitalization of around $388 billion. But this Tuesday's announcement of Apple's fiscal fourth-quarter performance figures to be of extra significance: It will be Apple's first quarterly earnings report since changing CEOs.

  • Opinion: Use iOS 5's Shortcuts to Create Second E-Mail Signature

    By default, Apple's iOS limits you to one e-mail signature. That's fine if you only need one, but I know plenty of business people who'd prefer different signatures for different e-mail accounts, different recipients (co-workers versus clients, for example), and so on.

  • News: Adobe launches PDF reader for iOS

    Adobe may dominate the PDF market on computer desktops, but it has largely left mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad to a range of competitors like the much-lauded GoodReader and Apple's own iBooks. No more.

  • How-Tos: Bulk delete email on an iPhone

    Reader Arnie Goldstein asks the question that every iOS user has had flit through their mind at one time or another:

  • Opinion: RIM Faces Hard Questions at this Week's Developers Conference

    Will Blackberry-maker Research In Motion finally lay out clear plans for its next-generation devices on Tuesday during the company's Blackberry DevCon Americas developer conference in San Francisco? That's what some critics are wondering as RIM attempts to overhaul its image following a number of setbacks in recent months. Most recently, the company's reputation was battered from a multi-day service outage leaving Blackberry fans all over the globe without messaging and Internet capabilities.

  • News: A Huge Speed Boost Is on the Way to Firefox for Android

    If there's one thing browser users can't get enough of, it's speed, and Mozilla has just announced that it's working on a change to the Android version of Firefox that will deliver a huge surge of just that.

  • 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.



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