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  • News: Remains of the Day: Hammertime

    A surprising source introduces an untouchable search engine, an Apple Store manager makes an exception for one little kid, and can you really put a price tag on the iPhone 4S? The remainders for Thursday, October 20, 2011 are too legit to quit.

  • News: HTC Rhyme coming exclusively to Optus

    Optus will exclusively launch the HTC Rhyme Android phone in Australia on 1 November. Described as "elegant" and clearly marketed towards women, the Rhyme includes a charm accessory that glows when you receive a call or text message.

  • Opinion: iTar Turns Your iPad Into an Instrument, Invites You to Start Strumming

    If you're ready to step it up a notch from Guitar Hero without actually having to pick up and learn a guitar, the iTar seems like it'd be a great choice. Not to be confused with the MANTARAY iTar we mentioned in 2010, this beauty is brought to you by Starr Labs, the iTar is a nifty dock that turns your iPad on its side and becomes a "neck", complete with strings that can actually be fingered. Hold it in the usual guitarish way, and you can fiddle with the iPad screen and play with the neck to create a nifty little guitar controller.

  • Opinion: What Google's Rubin Doesn't Understand about Siri

    The head of Google's Android mobile OS, Andy Rubin, doesn't think your smartphone should be your personal assistant. In comments made during an interview at the AsiaD conference this week, Rubin downplayed the impact of Siri--the voice interactive personal assistant included with the iPhone 4S.

  • News: 4G Device Options Beyond the Smartphone or USB Modem

    Verizon's 4G LTE network has been available in several major cities for awhile now, and it continues to expand to more regions across the U.S. We've done some early network testing, but now have tried two devices (a tablet and netbook) that integrate the 4G LTE network connectivity into the device:

  • News: Android Media Players Take on the iPod Touch

    Apple may be the undisputed digital music player champ with its iPod family of players, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have its wannabe competitors nipping at its' heels. When it comes to portable media players, such as the iPod Touch -- that allows you to listen, watch, and buy apps and content from a single device -- Apple is getting some fresh Android competition.

  • News: Siri's Security Hole: The Passcode Is the Problem

    Siri, the virtual assistant built into the Apple's iPhone 4S, has a security problem: By default, anyone can use Siri to send e-mails or text messages from a locked phone, without having to enter a passcode first.

  • News: 40M U.S. mobile users access social nets every day

    There's a good chance that if you didn't access Facebook or Twitter last year, you do today.

  • How-Tos: Moving to an iPhone 4S

    Congratulations, you've braved the lines, delivery wait times, or in-store negotiations to snag yourself a brand-new iPhone 4S. But before you get to playing with your new device, you'll probably want to set it up. Thanks to iOS 5's step-by-step activation process, Apple's made it pretty simple to get started; but just in case you need some extra help, we've put together a comprehensive guide for activating your new iPhone, transferring data from your old phone, and some suggestions for exploring your 4S's new features.

  • News: Siri security flaw leaves the iPhone 4S insecure

    iPhone 4S owners are being warned to check their handset's settings in order to close a security hole in Siri.

  • Opinion: Ice Cream Sandwich: 7 More Cool Features

    Ice Cream Sandwich, Google's latest update to the Android franchise, has plenty of improvements and changes hidden under the surface that make the mobile OS even sweeter. With more Android phones being announced every day in preparation for the holiday shopping season, here are seven new features in Ice Cream Sandwich you should be aware of.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Debuts AT&T's Mango-Powered Windows Phone 7 Handsets

    Microsoft showed off three Mango-powered Windows Phone 7 handsets that AT&T will be selling during the upcoming holiday season.

  • News: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: Best New Features for Business

    Earlier this week, Google officially announced the latest version of its popular Android mobile OS, v4.0, a.k.a., "Ice Cream Sandwich," along with a brand new device that runs Android 4.0: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus--formerly referred to as the "Nexus Prime."

  • News: Apps stream Google, Amazon music from the cloud

    With last week's launch of iCloud and the impending launch of iTunes Match, iPhone and iPad users will soon have a native way to play their music from the cloud. But while iTunes is dominant, Apple isn't the only digital-music provider out there, and rival apps continue to pop up.

  • News: Asus Unveils Eee Pad Transformer Prime Tablet

    Asus recently gave a sneak peek of its new Eee Pad Transformer, a next-generation Android-powered 10-inch tablet called the Transformer Prime that features a Nvidia quad-core processor, and is just 0.32 inches thick. It's unclear whether the Prime will have Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich at launch.

  • News: Nokia Raising Curtain on Windows Phone 7 Devices Next Week

    If you're thinking about buying a Windows Phone soon, you might want to wait and see what Nokia has in store next week.

  • Opinion: Five Things Apple Needs to Do to Improve Siri

    Siri and I just met a few days ago. I think we're getting along pretty well so far (although she seems to get a bit testy and sarcastic when I ask her to "open the pod bay doors."). As great as Siri seems, though, Apple is calling this a beta and I can see why.

  • News: Researchers find way to tighten control over mobile device data

    For some time now, many security experts have argued that rather than focus efforts on locking down endpoints, the focus needs to be on keeping the data itself secure. Just last week, we covered a number of the findings from the Human Behavior and Security Culture workshop, held by the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Those at the workshop discussed a Hotel California strategy to data protection -- enabling data to be checked out, but to never leave a prescribed area.

  • News: Nokia reports loss ahead of first Windows Phone launch

    Nokia reported a net loss and a fall in revenue for the third quarter, despite selling more phones than analysts had expected.

  • News: BlackBerry losing sway in enterprise, study finds

    Enterprise users, who have long been RIM's firewall against the iPhone and Android devices, are increasingly jumping ship.



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