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  • News: IDC: Embedded systems market to double by 2015

    The market for embedded computer systems, which already generates more than US$1 trillion in revenue annually, will double in size over the next four years, according to a report about to be released by research company IDC.

  • Opinion: iPhone Attachment Lets You Record 360-Degree Panoramas

    If you're sick of sloppily made panoramic images, you might want to look at this cool new attachment for your iPhone 4. The GoPano micro, made by EyeSee360, attaches straight to your iPhone 4 over the existing lens; all you have to do is hit the record button in the app.

  • News: Flash Server update brings iOS support, eases tensions

    Since the launch of the iPhone in 2007, Apple and Adobe have been engaged in a cold war over the future of Flash on the iOS platform, a conflict that has occasionally warmed as the companies and their employees traded barbs. And so, while Friday's release of Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5--which can stream content to iOS devices--could be construed as a step towards détente, it doesn't yet mark the tearing down of the wall.

  • News: AT&T: DOJ's opposition to merger hurts consumers

    The U.S. Department of Justice would "severely set back growth and competition" in the U.S. mobile telecom market if its efforts to block the acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T are successful, AT&T said in court documents filed Friday.

  • News: Ambrosia releases Soundboard for iPad

    Now you don't need a Mac to play crazy sound effects. Ambrosia Software's Soundboard app, already a Mac app that lets you assign sound effects to each key on your keyboard, has arrived on the App Store as a $20 iPad app.

  • News: 10 Best Android Tablet Apps for News Junkies

    CIO.com's gadget guru Al Sacco spotlights 10 great applications for your Android tablet that will keep you up to date on news, sports, entertainment, stocks and much more. These apps look great and perform even better--and most are free

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Sept. 9

    President Barack Obama's jobs speech this week might have been better received if he kept repeating, "Release this iPhone right away!" The iOSsphere this week seized on iPhone 4 inventory levels, carrier promotional documents, third-party phone cases, and reports of plans to build 27 million Next iPhones by January to reassure itself that The Wait is nearing an end.

  • News: iPhone at last gets Flash

    Apple may not have approved it, but it appears as though iPhone users will soon gain access to Flash content.

  • Opinion: Ingenious Android App Allows Web-Browsing Over SMS

    If you have an Android smartphone and a T-mobile unlimited text plan, there's a new, free, way to browse the web. Smozzy Beta, developed by Jeff Donahue is a free app available on the Android market that is at first-glance simply a wrapper for the built-in web browser. The brilliant difference is that instead of transferring data over 3G, packets are transmitted and received entirely via text message (SMS and MMS).

  • News: Smartphones now number 1 mobile

    The era of the smartphone has truly begun, with news that smartphone shipments outstripped lower-end feature phones in the second quarter of 2011.

  • Opinion: Droid Bionic a Tinkerer's Dream

    It remains to be seen if the long-awaited Droid Bionic from Motorola can live up to its own hype and compete with the iPhone 5, whenever it finally drops, but at the very least it looks like the Bionic is a tiny wonderland for tinkerers and DIY types.

  • News: Droid Bionic smartphone impresses iFixit

    Motorola's new Droid Bionic is not only a top-notch device but the Android smartphone is also very easy to fix, according to repair specialists at iFixit.

  • News: Why Sprint Offering Unlimited Data for iPhone 5 Is a Ripoff

    Rumor has it that the iPhone 5 will be available sometime in October. Rumor also suggests that Sprint will be added to AT&T and Verizon as a third major carrier offering the iconic Apple smartphone. Now, a new rumor hints that Sprint will not only offer the iPhone 5, but will also continue to offer its unlimited data plan--giving Sprint a distinct, yet probably short-lived advantage over its rivals.

  • News: 'iPhone 5 cases' suggest redesigned handset

    What are claimed to be cases for the iPhone 5 available in China suggest that the next-generation iPhone will be thinner than its predecessor.

  • News: iTunes U hits 600 million downloads

    Apple's iTunes U has hit the 600 million download mark, it has been reported, with 30 percent of traffic coming from iOS devices.

  • News: Google Music Comes to iOS as Web App

    iPhone and iPad users now have access access to Google Music a cloud service previously reserved for Android devices only. However, instead of creating a native iOS app, Google offers a Web app designed to rival Apple’s iTunes with iTunes Match and the Amazon Cloud Player.

  • News: Samsung to show a Windows 8 tablet next week, report says

    Samsung reportedly will unveil a new tablet computer that runs on the Windows 8 OS next week. It would become a convenient alternative to the legally imperiled Android OS used in Samsung's Galaxy Tab computers.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 8: Pet Peeves

    Having used Windows Phone 7 in my 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 series for an entire week now--first with NoDo running on the HTC HD7S, and now with Mango running on a Samsung Focus--I can say that I am mostly impressed so far. But, I am also building a short, but growing list of things that annoy and frustrate me about Microsoft's mobile OS.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: Is it me you're looking for?

    One of the best parts of writing Macworld's weekly case roundups is that I get to see the wide range of products that manufacturers dream up. This week is a perfect example: We've got the whimsical, the practical, and the sheer elegant. Let's dive in!

  • News: SNK Adds Six New Fighters to The King of Fighters-i for Free

    SNK has added 6 new fighters to the roster of the iOS version of The King of Fighters for no cost, and is reducing the price for a week to celebrate.



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