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  • News: Apple to use new LEDs for next-gen iPads - report

    Apple will need new LED back-light solutions for the next-generation iPad if it increases the resolution of the display.

  • News: Buy Modern Warfare 3, Get a Free Smartphone

    As if anything was needed to pump up sales of the much-anticipated release tomorrow of the latest in the line of the blockbuster video game franchise Modern Warfare, Best Buy is offering a free smartphone to anyone who buys the game from the electronics box store.

  • News: Apple security chief John Theriault retires

    Apple's Vice President of Global Security, John Theriault, has left the company, it has been confirmed.

  • News: iPhone 4S Battery Life: How Does It Compare to Other Smartphones?

    The iPhone 4S’s battery-drain problem has been a hot issue over the past week. Apparently the location-services system in iOS 5 is the main culprit behind the rapid loss of battery power. Apple has acknowledged the situation and released a beta version of iOS 5.0.1, a future update that corrects the problem.

  • Opinion: Siri Outages Indicate Apple Still Doesnt Get the Cloud

    For the moment, at least, Apple’s new Siri feature is back online and cheerfully responding to instructions, but it’s hard to say how long that’s going to last. I had trouble getting Siri to respond to my requests from 10am to 2pm Pacific time on Friday and that’s in addition to the long block of downtime the service experienced on Thursday. All the trouble raises the question: Why can’t Apple get cloud services right?

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Less is more

    We're back with another iPad case roundup, and this week's installment features some great examples of minimalistic designs that protect your iPad without getting in the way of its beautiful design, as well as some great products that surround the beauty of the tablet with a luxurious—and sometimes quirky—exterior.

  • News: Siri as Google Challenger: Sorting Fact from Fiction

    Google has a new challenger to its dominance in search, and it may be only a matter of time before you dump Google for the new service. But the new challenger is not Bing or Ask or even search newcomers such as Blekko or DuckDuckGo. Nope; it turns out the latest threat to Google search is Siri, Apple's voice-enabled digital personal assistant on the iPhone 4S, according to Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt.

  • News: Top Camera for iPhone

    One of the most common pieces of advice for those who want to take their iPhone photography more seriously (yes, people do take it seriously) is to avoid shooting photos in Apple’s built-in Camera app. Many third-party photo-taking apps offer more control and features, turning the iPhone’s camera into a powerful tool for professionals and hobbyists alike.

  • News: Microsoft Quietly Changes WP7 Specs to Allow Phones without Cameras

    Microsoft quietly downgraded the hardware requirements for its Windows Phone 7 operating system in late September to make optional the inclusion of cameras in mobiles using the operating system.

  • Buying Advice: Contract-free smartphone buyer's guide

    If you're looking to get a shiny new smartphone, but don't want the shackles of a contract weighing you down, here's a few helpful tips to set you on your way.

  • News: Mobile Patent Wars: A Closer Look at How Everyone Loses

    These days, mobile-technology patents and lawsuits go together like peanut butter and jelly. Previously, patents primarily served to help companies protect their intellectual property; now, however, Apple, HTC, Microsoft, and smaller companies are using patents as leverage, suing one another in attempts to gain the upper hand. The trend, experts say, is quickly spinning out of control, and hurting consumers when it comes to mobile-gadget choices and prices.

  • News: HTC Phones To Get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 2012

    Owners of HTC phones will have to wait until early 2012 for their device's mobile OS to be upgraded to Google’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. In a post to its Facebook page HTC wrote not just phones with fast multi-core microprocessor chip architectures would get Android 4.0, but also HTC phones with fast single-core processors, such as the HTC Sensation XL.

  • News: Zypr API promises developers free, Siri-like voice control

    When it’s not offline, Siri—the voice-driven personal assistant built into the iPhone 4S—is impressive at what it does. But it’s also limited: While you can access Siri at any time, you can’t use voice interactions to control third-party apps. Pioneer Corporation hopes to change that with its new, free Zypr application programming interface (API).

  • News: HTC details first round of Android 4.0 upgrades

    Early next year, seven smartphones from HTC will be upgraded to Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, the company said on Monday.

  • News: PC Advisor now available for Android smartphones

    PC Advisor is now available for Google Android smartphones, with a free download delivering expert news, reviews, tutorials and blogs to Android users via a native app.

  • News: Apple Fixing iPhone 4S Battery Problem and Other User Issues

    Apple is working to fix the battery problems faced by users of devices carrying its i0S 5 mobile operating system, solve a security issue with the magnetic SmartCover for the iPad 2 and add a new multi-touch feature to its original tablet.

  • News: Robot Roadies game coming to iOS

    If you fancy the rock n' roll lifestyle but don't have the musical talent you can always live out your fantasy in a new game due to hit the App Store next week.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Money makes the world go round

    As The O'Jays once so eloquently put it: "Money money money money money...monnnneyyyy." Whether it's bonuses to Apple execs, the company's new "EasyPay" retail system, a deal with another U.S. carrier, or an attempt to woo a content provider to the tablet, you can bet dollars to donuts that it's the dollars--not the donuts--that make the world go round. Those and the lasers, anyway. Oh, what the remainders for Friday, November 4, 2011 couldn't do with plenty of money and you.

  • News: Senator vows to block FCC nominees over LightSquared

    The controversy over satellite-LTE carrier LightSquared could prevent the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from filling two vacant seats if a U.S. senator follows through on a threat issued this week.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Nov. 4

    You didn't realize that Apple is changing its design philosophy, overhauling its entire product line and doing a massive redesign for the iPhone 5, which may actually already exist and is only waiting for decent LTE chips.


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