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  • How-Tos: Managing battery life for iOS 5 devices

    Apple's concession Wednesday that an iOS 5 glitch is behind the battery problems experienced by some iOS devices is welcome news. Not only does it mean help is on the way--Apple promised it was working on a fix--but it also lets iOS device owners who've been experiencing battery drain know that they aren't imagining things. As someone who's had to troubleshoot a power-mad iPhone 4S, I'm happy to hear that I'm not crazy. Not about this, anyhow.

  • News: New iPad coming in March, but not the iPad 3

    Rumours orginating in sources at Apple component suppliers in the Far East suggest that the next iPad will be an incremental upgrade to the iPad 2.

  • News: Android only smartphone to gain U.S. share in Q3

    Android was the only smartphone operating system to gain U.S. market share in the third quarter, growing more than 10%, Nielsen said.

  • Opinion: Google Offers App for Android: Just in Time for Holiday Bargain Hunting

    Android users will find it easier to find bargains this holiday season with the free app Google Offers available at the Android Market Thursday.

  • News: Motorola Xoom 2 Brings Better Specs, Slighter Build

    Motorola plans to release a follow-up to its Xoom Android tablet in November, but only in the United Kingdom and Ireland for now.

  • News: Oracle, Google again fail to settle Android lawsuit

    Oracle and Google held another settlement conference on Wednesday in their ongoing lawsuit over alleged Java intellectual-property violations in the Android mobile OS, but failed to reach an agreement, according to a filing in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

  • News: 5 office suites for Android phones

    If you're stuck in a long line, in a waiting room or on the train with time to kill, you can do something more productive on your smartphone besides going through your social-networking sites or catapulting cartoon birds. Why not catch up on office work?

  • News: Norton: 'data loss biggest threat to phones, tablets'

    Norton this week announced the launch of two new products in its Android security portfolio: Norton Tablet Security, and an updated version of Norton Mobile Security.

  • News: Sprint Product Chief Touts Open Approach to Voice, Apps, NFC

    Hundreds of app and software developers gathered in Santa Clara, California, Tuesday to hear about the features that telecom carrier Sprint wants to see on the phones, tablets, and other devices that will connect to its network in the coming year.

  • News: Jawbone's $100 Up wristband tracks your steps and sleep

    Jawbone’s Up iPhone accessory now has a November 6 ship date, a $100 price tag, and a free iPhone app that help track your steps, sleep cycles, and more.

  • News: Mobile operators fail to provide adequate 3G coverage, says Ofcom

    UK-wide 3G mobile coverage is poor according to an Ofcom report, which shows that many firms and users still cannot get a 3G signal, and that almost 8m premises do not even an adequate choice of 3G mobile provider.

  • News: iOS 5.0.1 Beta Addresses iPhone 4S Battery Woes

    Apple has released a new beta version of iOS 5 to developers that promises to fix the battery drain issues reported by iPhone 4S owners and may also add more features for first-generation iPad users. "We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks,” an Apple spokesperson told Macworld. Beyond battery issues, iOS 5.0.1 could also add more multi-finger gestures to the original iPad, patch a security flaw for iPad 2 as well as a variety of other bug fixes.

  • News: Hotmail Mobile Usage Spikes Thanks to iOS 5

    Microsoft says mobile usage of its Hotmail webmail service has exploded in the past few weeks, and it has Apple to thank for it. More than 2 million users linked their Hotmail accounts to their iPhones or iPads since the launch of iOS 5 on Oct. 12, and Microsoft reports almost 100,000 new iOS 5 devices are being set up with Hotmail every day.

  • News: One million 7 to 12-year-olds use Facebook

    Nearly a million UK children aged seven to 12 use Facebook, despite being below the social network's minimum age limit, says Mintel.

  • News: Android 4: Developers praise the new UI and APIs

    With the first 'Ice Cream Sandwich' smartphones due in mid-November, the real app testing can soon begin

  • News: Sky Go for Android to launch 'in the coming months'

    Sky has revealed it will launch an Android version of its Sky Go app "in the coming months".

  • News: Gmail app for iOS hits the App Store, gets pulled

    Google's official Gmail app for iOS briefly hit the App Store today before it was pulled with the company blaming a notifications bug.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Spanish inquisition

    Apple's design guru gets enmeshed in legal affairs, Cupertino loses a case en España, and South Koreans are about to have a whole lot more fun with their iPhones. Nobody expects the remainders for Wednesday, November 2, 2011!

  • Opinion: Google Aims to Mobilize Your Website with GoMo

    Despite explosive growth in smartphone usage, many businesses still have a website that isn't optimized to fit on a small mobile screen. If a potential customer can't navigate your store's site from a handset, there's a good chance they'll walk over to the shop of your competitor that has a mobile-ready site.

  • Opinion: Apple Promises a Fix for iPhone 4S Battery Issues

    Angry iPhone 4S owners take note: You were right about the battery problems with your new smartphone.


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