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  • News: Lazaridis apologizes to BlackBerry customers

    A co-CEO of Research In Motion has apologized for the massive three-day failure of the BlackBerry email and messaging service, said full service around the world is back to nomal now and promised a thorough investigation of the problem. However, he gave no assurances it won't happen again."

  • News: iFixit Posts iPhone 4S Teardown, Makes Siri Get Cranky

    Apple's iPhone 4S isn't even out in stores yet, but that hasn't stopped some lucky folks who got their handset early from tearing it apart, so the rest of us don't have to sacrifice our shiny new toys in the name of science. Or press coverage. Or something.

  • News: Google/Samsung Ice Cream Sandwich Launch Moved to Oct. 19 in Hong Kong

    The Samsung/Google media event, which is rumored to launch the Nexus Galaxy with Ice Cream Sandwich, has been rescheduled to take place on October 19 in Hong Kong, China. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. HKT with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. The event will be livestreamed will be available at YouTube.com/Android at 10 p.m. EST on October 18 for those who cannot attend the event.

  • News: Ultrabook Laptops Expected to Get Retina-Quality Displays Next Year

    If you’re considering picking up an Ultrabook, here’s a reason you might possibly want to wait until the next wave of these ultra-thin and lightweight laptops land next year: Super-sharp “retina-quality” displays.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Newsstand

    The publishing industry has been viewing the iPad as a potential savior even before Apple announced its tablet. But strangely, the iPad has lagged behind other mobile products--most notably Amazon's Kindle--when it comes to one key feature: the ability to automatically download new issues of magazines and newspapers when they're available.

  • News: Quanta latest to license patents from MS for Android, Chrome

    Quanta Computer, the Taiwanese contract computer manufacturer, is now the ninth company to license patents from Microsoft for its Android devices, the companies said Thursday.

  • Opinion: Lego Bricks, Smartphones Combine For Scientific Gadgetry

    Thanks to a few Lego bricks, a smartphone, and cell phone sensor chip, scientists at Caltech have figured out a way to better study various kinds of cells--without petri dishes. The three items combined makes the ePetri, which allows scientists to get real time updates of what's happening in the dish.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Safari

    The iOS version of Safari has always been one of the best--if not the best--of the mobile browsers on the market. And when the iPad version of Safari debuted in early 2010, it brought several desktop features, such as a Bookmarks bar, to Apple's mobile offering. But with iOS 5, Apple has added even more features inspired by the Mac version of Safari, and while the result still doesn't match the full-featured experience of a desktop Web browser, you no longer feel as though you're sacrificing quite as much when moving from your Mac to your iPhone or iPad.

  • News: Jumio soon to offer software-only mobile card processing

    Jumio plans to soon introduce a new kind of payment processing service that uses cellphones but doesn't require any additional hardware.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Reminders

    At its core, the Reminders app that iOS 5 introduces is a simple task-management utility, designed to look like a sheet of loose-leaf paper. It offers basic functionality for entering tasks and to-dos, mixing in geolocation fun for good measure.

  • Opinion: Apple iPhone 4S Launch Day: A Survival Guide

    If you plan to line up all night at the Apple Store to be one of the first to get the iPhone 4S on Friday, or are hoping to snag one at a small Sprint outlet that no one knows about: We've got you covered.

  • Opinion: Fake Netflix App Poses Data-Stealing Risk

    Android users have to be on the lookout for a Netflix app that looks almost exactly like Netflix's official product but carries a data-thieving Trojan instead of streaming movies.

  • Opinion: Highlights from Japan and the CEATEC Show

    The recent Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies trade show and the streets of Akihabara, Japan, were filled with current and upcoming eye-catching technology.

  • News: Oz denied Tab in latest round of Apple patent spat

    A judge in Australia has upheld a temporary injunction blocking Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer there.

  • News: BlackBerry services "fully restored," says RIM

    It's taken them four days, but Research in Motion now says that all of its data services have been full restored for all users.

  • News: iOS 5 Update: Top Headaches and How to Fix Them

    The iOS 5 launch produced reports of numerous errors, as Apple's servers were overwhelmed by the demand and users experienced instances lost data and apps or bricked devices after installing the update. Trending topics on Twitter, Google and elsewhere were dominated by the likes of "error 3200," which was one of the most commonly reported problems.

  • News: BlackBerry service fully restored; outage cause still unknown

    BlackBerry service is fully restored for 70 million customers worldwide after three days of outages, Research in Motion announced today.

  • News: Battle between Samsung and Apple heats up

    The legal battle between Apple and Samsung has reached fever pitch, with Apple getting an injunction to stop the sale of the Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Australia as Samsung launches new versions of its smartphones to keep them on sale in the Netherlands. Both companies are also preparing for a hearing in California scheduled for Thursday.

  • News: Many users complain of broken iOS 5 upgrade process

    Many iPhone users are finding they can't finish their upgrade to iOS 5, and speculation is that the Apple servers handling the downloads are overwhelmed by the demand.

  • News: RIM founder apologizes for BlackBerry outages

    Research in Motion founder and Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis today http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9220798/RIM_BlackBerry_email_back_Messenger_online_ to millions of customers hit by three days of global BlackBerry service outages.


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