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  • Opinion: iPhone 5 May Get Metal Back, Sub-4-inch Display

    The still-unacknowledged iPhone 5, expected to make its debut in October, is now expected to sport a metal back instead of glass, and its screen size will not exceed 4 inches, contrary to earlier reports.

  • News: Samsung Announces LTE Versions of Galaxy S II, Tab 8.9

    Samsung's Android-based Galaxy S II smartphone and Galaxy Tab 8.9 slate have yet to make their U.S. debuts, but that hasn't stopped the company from announcing LTE versions of both devices.

  • News: Samsung's ChatOn Messenger Guns for BlackBerry, Apple

    Samsung will link its Android phones and tablets with iOS devices and BlackBerry phones with a new messaging service called ChatOn. The service will be free and aims to compete with the popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), and Apple’s upcoming iMessage service.

  • News: Wireless Data Caps: Will They Really Cost You More?

    Unlimited data plans are going extinct, and users are wondering how they can avoid paying higher fees for their Web-surfing and Facebook-checking habits. In July, Verizon Wireless became the most recent carrier to switch from $30-per-month "all you can eat" data pricing to tiered data pricing. To see what effect the move to tiered pricing is likely to have on everyday users, we asked ten subscribers with smartphones to look at how much data they've been using per month for the past few months. Most of the respondents found that they hadn't been exceeding the 2GB data cap; but the larger their phone's screen was, the more data they tended to use, simply because those phones do a better job of streaming video and audio, and are easier to use for recreation and for checking email.

  • Opinion: Restaurant Lets Phone Orders Go to the Front of the Line

    Of all the potential uses for a smartphone, "getting your grilled-cheese sandwich before all those other people waiting in line" should be near the top of the list. Alas, that particular phone feature has largely been the stuff of fantasy... until now.

  • News: Focus on smartphone, tablet screen sizes at show

    At next week's Internationale Funkaustellung (IFA) in Berlin, smartphone makers are expected to push the boundaries of the device's screen sizes, while also launching tablets and trying to accelerate the momentum for 3D-capable products.

  • News: Samsung adds LTE to a phone and a tablet for Europe

    Samsung has updated its Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet, increasing processor speeds and adding the ability to connect to LTE (Long-Term Evolution) networks operating on three different frequency bands used in Europe.

  • News: Scala: The Android programming language you didn't know you had

    Statically typed Java language pushed as alternative to JRuby and Groovy for building mobile Android apps

  • News: Samsung urged to dump Android

    Samsung is coming under pressure to dump Android on its smartphones and tablets – from the South Korean government.

  • Opinion: Irene Wreaks Havoc on East Coast Communications

    As Hurricane Irene starts to move north along the East Coast of the United States, the first reports of its affects on communications systems are coming in.

  • Opinion: What Do You Need to Survive Hurricane Irene?

    As Hurricane Irene plows through North Carolina on its destructive path up the East Coast of the United States, people need to be prepared. If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can use the resources included in the InstaTodo app to guide you.

  • News: The Week in iPhone 4 Cases: Commencement

    Ah, the end of August--time for those back-to-school trips filled with the fun of long lines, overpriced stationery, and the inevitable feeling that summer is nearly over. Luckily, the impending commencements have not slowed the flow of cases for Apple's mobile devices--which, of course, is why we're back with another of our famous--or is it infamous?--case roundups.

  • News: iPhone jailbreaker to take job at Apple

    Comex, a.k.a Nicholas Allegra, the infamous iPhone jailbreaker, will be starting an internship at Apple next month.

  • News: iPhone 4S frame images emerge

    What is purported to be a frame for the iPhone 4S has been spotted and it uses a different antenna to the iPhone 4.

  • News: Fast Five: this week in IT, 26/08

    Your hand-picked five-minute wrap up of the biggest Australian IT stories of the week.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Campus activities

    Let's keep it short and sweet: Cupertino's holding a meeting on the environmental impact of Apple's new campus, rumored pieces of the new iPhone are surfacing, and a reputed hacker goes to work at 1 Infinite Loop. The remainders for Friday, August 26, 2011 are over and out.

  • News: Look at This Friggin' Hipster-Style iPhone Case

    If nostalgia brings a smile to your face--and makes you kind of wish you still had a brick phone from the 1980s (but one with modern guts)--check out this 80s Cell Phone Case from Urban Outfitters.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Aug. 26

    As Hurricane Irene closes in on the East Coast, iOSsphere rumors of iPhone 5 ticked up slightly to Category 2. Fueled by hot air, rumors broke out about iPhone 5 sales starting in October, a new battery design and audio jack flex cable, new carriers, Steve Jobs' cunning PR plot, and much less.

  • News: Verizon won't offer the Galaxy S II

    Verizon won't offer the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, which is being introduced on other major U.S. carriers next week and could be a top contender against the coming iPhone 5.

  • Opinion: HTC's 'Omega' Windows Phone: An Early Look

    HTC is expected to introduce its first Windows Phone "Mango" handsets at a press event next week, but an official photo and details for one of the phones, the HTC Omega, have already leaked out.



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