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  • Opinion: Four Ways RIM Can Rebound from BlackBerry Outage

    BlackBerry users around the world have been impacted this week with service outages. RIM has offered an explanation of the problem, and it has apologized, but it is going to take more than a simple "We're sorry" for RIM to regain the faith of loyal customers.

  • News: Android 'Ice Cream Sandwich' arrives Oct. 19 in Hong Kong

    The big Google-Samsung event to launch Ice Cream Sandwich -- postponed at CTIA earlier this week -- will take place next Wednesday in Hong Kong, according to an invitation sent by the two companies.

  • Opinion: Google Translate: Speech Translation in 14 Languages

    Phrase books and botched pronunciations may soon be a thing of the past--well, for smartphone users, anyway. Google Translate for Android makes it easier for world travelers to ask for directions in foreign lands without embarrassing themselves or creating an international incident.

  • News: Sprint clarifies iPhone 4S unlocking policy

    Sprint cleared up its policy regarding international roaming on the iPhone 4S Thursday, announcing its intent to lock the phone's micro-SIM slot and then unlock it for good customers only by request.

  • News: LightSquared shows GPS interference fix

    LightSquared and a partner, Javad GNSS, showed off a filter and an antenna on Thursday that they said would solve the anticipated GPS interference problem that has plagued the carrier's plan to deploy an LTE network in frequencies near those used by GPS.

  • News: Apple iPhone 4S Teardown: 4 Findings

    iFixit's iPhone teardowns seem to happen earlier every year. This time, the hardware repair group has cracked open an iPhone 4S one day ahead of its October 14 launch date.

  • News: Apple's iCloud launch woes evoke MobileMe's '08 debacle

    The launch of Apple's new iCloud service has been reminiscent of the fiasco three years ago when the company debuted MobileMe, according to users' complaints that describe a sweeping range of problems.

  • News: Lazaridis apologizes to BlackBerry customers

    A co-CEO of Research In Motion has apologized for the massive three-day failure of the BlackBerry email and messaging service, said full service around the world is back to nomal now and promised a thorough investigation of the problem. However, he gave no assurances it won't happen again."

  • News: iFixit Posts iPhone 4S Teardown, Makes Siri Get Cranky

    Apple's iPhone 4S isn't even out in stores yet, but that hasn't stopped some lucky folks who got their handset early from tearing it apart, so the rest of us don't have to sacrifice our shiny new toys in the name of science. Or press coverage. Or something.

  • News: Google/Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich Launch Moved to Oct. 19 in Hong Kong

    The Samsung/Google media event, which is rumored to launch the Nexus Galaxy with Ice Cream Sandwich, has been rescheduled to take place on October 19 in Hong Kong, China. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. HKT with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. The event will be livestreamed will be available at YouTube.com/Android at 10 p.m. EST on October 18 for those who cannot attend the event.

  • News: Ultrabook Laptops Expected to Get Retina-Quality Displays Next Year

    If you’re considering picking up an Ultrabook, here’s a reason you might possibly want to wait until the next wave of these ultra-thin and lightweight laptops land next year: Super-sharp “retina-quality” displays.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Newsstand

    The publishing industry has been viewing the iPad as a potential savior even before Apple announced its tablet. But strangely, the iPad has lagged behind other mobile products--most notably Amazon's Kindle--when it comes to one key feature: the ability to automatically download new issues of magazines and newspapers when they're available.

  • News: Quanta latest to license patents from MS for Android, Chrome

    Quanta Computer, the Taiwanese contract computer manufacturer, is now the ninth company to license patents from Microsoft for its Android devices, the companies said Thursday.

  • Opinion: Lego Bricks, Smartphones Combine For Scientific Gadgetry

    Thanks to a few Lego bricks, a smartphone, and cell phone sensor chip, scientists at Caltech have figured out a way to better study various kinds of cells--without petri dishes. The three items combined makes the ePetri, which allows scientists to get real time updates of what's happening in the dish.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Safari

    The iOS version of Safari has always been one of the best--if not the best--of the mobile browsers on the market. And when the iPad version of Safari debuted in early 2010, it brought several desktop features, such as a Bookmarks bar, to Apple's mobile offering. But with iOS 5, Apple has added even more features inspired by the Mac version of Safari, and while the result still doesn't match the full-featured experience of a desktop Web browser, you no longer feel as though you're sacrificing quite as much when moving from your Mac to your iPhone or iPad.

  • News: Jumio soon to offer software-only mobile card processing

    Jumio plans to soon introduce a new kind of payment processing service that uses cellphones but doesn't require any additional hardware.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Reminders

    At its core, the Reminders app that iOS 5 introduces is a simple task-management utility, designed to look like a sheet of loose-leaf paper. It offers basic functionality for entering tasks and to-dos, mixing in geolocation fun for good measure.

  • Opinion: Apple iPhone 4S Launch Day: A Survival Guide

    If you plan to line up all night at the Apple Store to be one of the first to get the iPhone 4S on Friday, or are hoping to snag one at a small Sprint outlet that no one knows about: We've got you covered.

  • Opinion: Fake Netflix App Poses Data-Stealing Risk

    Android users have to be on the lookout for a Netflix app that looks almost exactly like Netflix's official product but carries a data-thieving Trojan instead of streaming movies.

  • Opinion: Highlights from Japan and the CEATEC Show

    The recent Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies trade show and the streets of Akihabara, Japan, were filled with current and upcoming eye-catching technology.



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