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  • 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.

  • 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.



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