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  • Opinion: Hands-On With the Motorola Atrix 2

    AT&T sneakily announced a small batch of new phones this week, one of which is the sequel to the well-received Motorola Atrix--the Atrix 2. Luckily, Motorola was present at CTIA, so I managed to spend some time with their newest super-phone.

  • News: iOS 5 upgrade error reports flood Apple's support forum

    Reports of problems with the iOS 5 upgrade flooded Apple's support forum today soon after Apple released the new mobile operating system.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Notification improvements

    It took some time for push notifications to arrive on the iOS platform; they didn’t become a feature until the June 2009 release of what was then called iPhone 3.0. And it’s fair to say that, up until now, the feature hasn’t really been worth the wait. Push alerts—those notifications that pop up to inform you when it’s your turn in Words With Friends, your spouses birthday, or that someone messaged you on Twitter—have gone from minor annoyance to constant interruption.

  • News: The BlackBerry Outage Spreads: A Nail in RIM's Coffin?

    Android and iPhone devices were already destroying RIM’s BlackBerry market share. But the outage that has spread from Europe and Africa to North America and South America may be the final straw for millions of formerly loyal users, who previously relied on their Blackberries as a robust and ultra-reliable way for always-on push email and Web access.

  • News: Why… delays… in… video calls just might be good for you

    The next time you’re on a Google+ hangout or other video call, relish any computer- or network-based communications delays between you and the other participant. After all, such seemingly awkward and frustrating silences can actually enhance the conversation, according to research out of Ohio State University.

  • Opinion: Cool Features Your iPhone 4 Gets After Downloading Apple iOS 5

    Apple's major overhaul of its iOS operating system arrives today, but amidst the excitement comes a major concern: Will iOS 5 function properly on older model iPhones? Or will there be an added circle of bricked-iPhone hell comparable to what happened in 2010 when the iPhone 3G took on iOS 4?

  • News: Mobile deathmatch: Apple iOS 5 vs. Google Android OS

    After months of hype, Apple has released iOS 5 for current iPhone 3G S and 4 owners, for iPad and iPad 2 owners, and for third- and fourth-generation iPod Touch owners. I survey its key new features in the slideshow "iOS 5 and iCloud: The InfoWorld visual tour," but the fact is that iOS doesn't exist in isolation. It competes with Google's Android OS, and the group of smartphones running Android now significantly outsells the iPhone. (It's a different story in tablets, where the iPad is trouncing everyone, including Android.)

  • News: Apple updates iWork, Find My iPhone, Remote iOS apps

    In addition to iOS 5, iCloud’s rollout, and Mac OS X 10.7.2 and its attendant updates, Apple also released new versions of many of its iOS apps on Wednesday. Most of them bring support for some of iCloud’s features, but additional enhancements and improvements have been thrown into the mix as well.

  • Opinion: Hands On: Samsung Stratosphere 4G for Verizon

    Last night at CTIA’s MobileFocus show, I got to play with the recently-announced Samsung Stratosphere 4G for Verizon. The Stratosphere is Verizon’s first LTE slide-out keyboard phone. I’m usually a fan of keyboard phones, but the Stratosphere left me underwhelmed.

  • News: Nokia gears up for new strike on US market

    Nokia Windows Phones were well-hidden during a tour of the company's phone-testing facility in San Diego, but they loomed large over the conversation.

  • News: Apple delivers iOS 5, upgrades Lion

    Apple today shipped the long-awaited upgrades to its mobile and Mac operating systems that provide, among other things, access to the new iCloud service.

  • News: Cadillac updates car controls with touch, voice

    Cadillac wants to let drivers have natural conversations with their cars and get physical feedback from a touchscreen in some models coming as soon as next year.

  • News: iOS 5 is Here, and Here's What's New

    iOS 5 is now available for download -- you might even be attempting to download it right now. Here's what you can expect from the new update.

  • News: iOS 5 arrives, ushering in multitude of mobile changes

    Apple on Wednesday released iOS 5, its hotly anticipated upgrade to the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade your iOS device to iOS 5

    iOS 5 has hit the stage, and eager users everywhere are getting ready to upgrade their devices. If you're concerned about the upgrade process, or simply want to know all your setup options before making the big switch, let us help you upgrade your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iOS 5 with this step-by-step guide.

  • Opinion: Samsung Offers Galaxy SII for $2 to Lucky Customers

    Just a few days before the iPhone 4S launches, Samsung is sticking a thumb in Apple's eye and showing its rival that the iPhone isn't the only handset that can create big lines. The Korea-based electronics maker recently opened a temporary retail outlet in Sydney, Australia, offering the Galaxy SII smartphone for just $2. Every day until Friday, the first 10 people to purchase the popular Android-based phone at Samsung's "Pop Up Shop" will get the deal.

  • News: BerryMover adds new BlackBerry to iPhone migration option

    With the release of iOS 5 upon us and the iPhone 4S coming imminently, Information Appliance Associates has announced the release of BerryMover, an app that can perform a brain transplant from a BlackBerry to an iPhone, right on the iOS device itself.

  • News: Apple Opens iCloud Ahead of iOS 5 Launch

    When Apple's iOS 5 launches, iCloud will be waiting.

  • Opinion: When Base Stations and iPhones disagree

    Reader Janet Baylor’s iPhone doesn’t see eye-to-eye with her AirPort Base Station. She writes:

  • News: BlackBerry outage floors many BES enterprise services

    The three-day BlackBerry outage has heavily hit Enterprise Server (BES) users and floored services for many, taking the damage even further than consumers and small businesses, originally said to be the affected groups.



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