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  • News: House subcommittee approves spectrum incentive auctions

    A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee has approved legislation that would provide funding for a nationwide mobile broadband network for public safety agencies and would allow the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to sell auction spectrum voluntarily given up by U.S. television stations.

  • News: Should Your Phone Be Your Cash Card?

    If you occasionally can't find your wallet, often don't carry a checkbook, but always have your phone handy, you might like to pay your bill at a local store by bumping your phone against a digital receiver.

  • News: Sprint, Clearwire lay out deals on LTE, WiMax, funding

    Sprint Nextel may help finance Clearwire's LTE network and keep offering WiMax service through 2015 under a set of agreements worth as much as US$1.6 billion that the companies laid out on Thursday.

  • News: AT&T fires back at FCC staff report on T-Mobile deal

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has invited questions about its impartiality with a staff report laying out concerns about AT&T's proposed acquisition of rival mobile carrier T-Mobile USA, AT&T said Thursday.

  • News: Google's Android 4.0 ported to x86 processors

    Google's open-source Android 4.0 operating system for smartphones and tablets has been ported to work with x86 processors, a member of an open-source project involved in the effort said this week.

  • News: HP to decide WebOS fate in next two weeks

    HP's recently appointed chief executive Meg Whitman says the company will decide on the future of the ill-fated WebOS operating system, which it acquired along with Palm in 2010, within a couple of weeks.

  • News: AT&T, Sprint confirm use of Carrier IQ rootkit software on handsets

    Amid what's snowballing into a major privacy controversy, AT&T, Sprint, HTC and Samsung today confirmed that their mobile phones integrate a controversial piece of tracking software from a company called Carrier IQ.

  • News: 2011's biggest security snafus

    Perhaps it was an omen of what was to come when the city of San Francisco on New Year's Eve 2010 couldn't get a backup system running in its Emergency Operations Center because no one knew the password.

  • Opinion: Shopycat: Walmart's Facebook App for Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

    If you're not sure what to buy your friends for the holidays, and don't want to broadcast a lack of imagination with gift cards, Walmart offers Shopycat: A social shopping Facebook app that takes shared data from your friends' profiles and news feeds and transforms them into gift ideas.

  • News: iPhone sales forecast for December quarter raised by JP Morgan

    Apple will sell 28 million iPhones in the quarter ending in December 2011 according to analyst Mark Moskowitz of JP Morgan.

  • News: iPhone 4S most popular iPhone ever

    Apple iPhone 4S owners rated their smartphones higher than did people using last year's iPhone 4, ChangeWave Research said today.

  • News: Music to their ears: Smule to acquire Khush

    Smule, the company behind music-themed iOS apps like Ocarina, Leaf Trombone, Magic Piano, I Am T-Pain, Glee, and MadPad, announced Thursday that it will acquire Khush. Khush is another music-focused iOS developer, with a trio of auto-tuning apps to its credit: Songify, LaDiDa, and Talkapella. Terms of the

  • News: Apple defends Siri's lack of knowledge on birth control, abortion

    Apple has responded to criticism from human rights organisations about Siri's failure to understand queries about birth control and abortion.

  • News: iOS opens gap over Android in mobile OS usage

    iOS grew its share of the global mobile operating system market to 24.2 percent in November, further stretching its advantage over Android.

  • News: iPhone 4S Users Satisfied with Phone, but Not its Battery Life

    Users of Apple's iPhone 4S are even more satisfied than iPhone 4 users last year, with 96 percent somewhat or very satisfied, according to a survey from ChangeWave Research. However, 38 percent of those surveyed said the phone's battery life is too short.

  • News: Mophie, Best Buy issue recalls for overheating iOS battery cases

    The third-party market for iOS battery cases is on fire. That’s only a problem when meant literally. Mophie and Rocketfish have each issued recalls for specific battery case models they sell, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

  • News: iPhone burns up in Brazil

    It's hard to imagine the Apple iPhone getting any hotter, but a report out of Brazil says that an iPhone 4 short-circuited and burned up next to an owner's bed.

  • News: iPhone 4S more satisfying to users than iPhone 4

    If the iPhone 4S was a disappointment to the technorati, it's not to the millions who have already bought one. In fact, according to a new ChangeWave survey, the 4S is a bigger hit with owners than the iPhone 4 was.

  • News: Carrier IQ Tracking: Your Questions Answered

    Many cellphone users are wondering whether their Android, Nokia and BlackBerry devices are spying on them after security researcher Trevor Eckhart recently claimed that a piece of diagnostic software on the phones was acting like malware. Eckhart said the software, created by company Carrier IQ and installed on devices by phone manufacturers and carriers, was secretly recording user data such as keystrokes and Web browsing history. Carrier IQ's software is on more than 140 million handsets worldwide.

  • News: Apple releases App Store download charts for week ending 27 November

    Apple has released its weekly charts for the top paid and free iPhone and iPad apps for the week ending 27 November.


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