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  • News: Android now accounts for nearly 45% of U.S. smartphone users

    More U.S. smartphone users turned to Android in the third quarter, accounting for nearly 44.8% of some 87 million users, ComScore reported Friday.

  • News: Siri outage leaves iPhone 4S owners bereft

    Siri may be the most prominent feature on the iPhone 4S, but in truth it's only partly "on" your phone, as a network-related outage this past Thursday demonstrated. iPhone 4S users were cut off from their virtual assistant, their queries answered only by messages that Siri could not make a network connection.

  • News: AT&T extends date for T-Mobile deal to close

    AT&T has pushed back the expected date of its proposed US$39 billion merger with T-Mobile USA, saying now that the deal will close in the first half of 2012.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Already Rooted, Phone Not Even In Stores Yet

    It's not even in stores yet, but modders have already rooted Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The crack comes thanks to Paul O'Brien, founder of the online Android community MoDaCo. O'Brien managed to get his hands on Samsung's new Ice Cream Sandwich device ahead of the official launch thanks to a few seemingly well-connected friends.

  • News: Intel, MIPS scramble to support Android 4.0 on tablets

    Intel and MIPS Technologies expect the next version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 4.0, to soon run on tablets and smartphones based on their processors.

  • News: PlugBug Charges Macs and iPads With a Single Plug

    The MacBook chargers are possibly the best notebook power adapters in the world: They’re small, and you can wind the cord around two retractable hooks. Now Twelve South has come up with a little gadget called the PlugBug that can ride piggyback on your MacBook charger to let you plug in any iPhone, iPad, or USB device.

  • Opinion: Jam on your iOS device with the Woodees iPic Stylus

    I’ll give the wide variety of iOS styluses on the market one thing: They keep on coming up with new ways to intrigue me. The latest to cross my desk is Woodees’s $15 iPic Stylus, a quirky guitar-pick-with-rubber-nib hybrid designed to aid users in their quest to become digital music masters.

  • News: Amazon planning 8.9in Kindle Fire

    Amazon is seemingly preparing to manufacture an 8.9in version of the Kindle Fire, according to sources in the company's supply chain.

  • News: Samsung Ships More Smartphones Than Apple

    Samsung beat out Apple and other phone makers in the last quarter, shipping more smartphones all over the world than anyone else, according to a report from IDC.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: The X factor

    What do you get the iPhone owner who has everything? Why, a new case, of course! And what better place to look for the latest in protective accessories for your handset than Macworld's weekly roundup, where we scour the deepest corners of the Internet and report back on what's new and what's hot. This week's roundup features the usual mix of interesting offerings, with several that take on a fun—and sometimes emotional—theme.

  • News: App Store sandboxing coming in March; developers wary

    Change is coming to the Mac App Store. On Wednesday Apple announced that as of March 1, 2012, all apps submitted to the Mac App Store will have to implement a security system called sandboxing in order to gain approval. The result will be safer apps, but some developers fear that sandboxing may force them to strip out certain features.

  • News: Siri Goes Down For a Day; Apple Says Network Outages Are Possible

    Apple's fancy new voice assistant for the iPhone 4S, Siri, went down Wednesday morning and didn't come back up until the evening--and even then, only for some users.

  • News: EU antitrust authority investigates Samsung's use of patents against Apple

    The European Union’s top regulatory watchdog has launched an investigation into Samsung over its attempts to block Apple products.

  • News: RIM's down in U.S., but future is brighter elsewhere

    The picture for RIM isn't all dreary, especially outside of North America where RIM's BlackBerry Messenger IM service is popular and young users are drawn to its new smartphones.

  • News: Apple 'will overhaul all product lines next year'

    Apple will refresh all of its product lines in 2012 and is expected to have completed the process of choosing components for the next-generation iPad by the end of this year, a report claims.

  • News: iPad 2 Smart Cover security flaw fixed by iOS 5.0.1

    Apple has fixed a security flaw affecting the Smart Cover for the iPad 2 in the iOS 5.0.1 beta, it has been reported.

  • News: Apple: Amazon's Kindle Fire is a good thing

    Senior Apple staff believe that the Amazon Fire is a positive thing as it will increase fragmentation in the Android tablet market, an analyst has said.

  • News: New Android seen easing OS fragmentation

    Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android, is likely to ease the fragmentation of the operating system, some device executives said on Thursday.

  • News: Aussie startup Roamz enjoys iPhone app success

    While Aussie startup Roamz only released its first iPhone app 11 days ago, it has already reached 12,000 downloads, with CEO Jonathan Barouch saying the merging of online content, social media and mobile technology is at the core of company.

  • News: Microsoft to host unveiling of new Windows Phone handsets

    No one expects Windows Phone to leap over Google Android and Apple iOS in a single bound, but industry analysts have been revising their projections for Windows Phone, now forecasting a dramatic surge in sales over the coming 12 months. Other data finds growing consumer awareness of and interest in the Microsoft platform, almost exactly a year after the first Windows Phone handsets became available on all major U.S. carriers. [Find here the full current lineup of handsets, including those formally debuting next week.]


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