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  • News: Trick or treat: Apple iPhone 5 coming in October?

    Apple’s iPhone 5 has been the subject of scads of rumors, with some focused on a bigger screen, others on fewer buttons and still others on facial recognition. But the one thing all the rumormongers seemed to agree on of late was that the next great smartphone would emerge in September.

  • News: Apple patches iOS security certificate flaw for iPhones, iPads

    The latest iOS update corrects a security flaw in how Apple's mobile OS handled security certificates. Without it, hackers can create their own certifcates, opening iPhone and iPad sessions to capture and decryption.

  • News: Nokia seeks apps, ideas for next billion

    Applications for the Nokia Series 40 feature phones (Nokia Java phones) are expected to increase, both locally and internationally as a result of the "Nokia Create 4 Millions" challenge.

  • News: Can We Avoid the Mobile Bandwidth Drought?

    We've all experienced it on our smartphones: long waits for buffering videos, apps that hiccup when your Net connection cuts out, and webpages that take forever to load. According to experts, what we are experiencing are hints of an impending wireless broadband drought.

  • How-Tos: Tips for taking great smartphone photos

    You probably don't carry your fancy-pants DSLR camera with you all the time, but your smartphone--along with its built-in camera--is in your pocket everywhere you go. That's why these days the most popular camera used to upload photos to Flickr isn't a camera at all, but the iPhone.

  • Opinion: Rumors of Sept. iPhone 5 Launch Now Shift to Oct.

    If you were holding out for an iPhone 5 launch in September, you might be disappointed. A report from All Things D's John Paczkowski claims earlier rumors that the iPhone 5 will be unveiled in mid-September are bogus, quoting instead "sources with knowledge of the situation" saying the next-generation iPhone will be an October surprise.

  • News: Nokia drops letters for phone names, goes to just numbers

    Nokia has decided that its one-letter naming convention plus a model number for its phones isn't keeping up with the times. The Finnish phone maker said in a blog post on Monday that it will now use just numbers, calling its latest smartphone the "500."

  • How-Tos: How to download and install apps on a BlackBerry

    If you’ve got a BlackBerry device, then one of the best features you’ll want to utilise, is the ability to download apps to your handset.

  • How-Tos: How to take a screen grab on an Apple iPhone

    Initially taking a screen grab from your mobile phone might seem a bit pointless. But if you're having problems with your phone, or you're unsure how to do something on your handset, it's a great way of 'explaining' what you can see. It's a relatively simple process on Apple's iPhone and it doesn't require any extra software. Here's how

  • News: Black Hat roundup: Let the electric-shock craziness begin

    Ready to power on next week, the annual Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas promises to be the high-voltage event it has been in the past where security experts tear apart any naïve hope that there's really anything secure at all that was ever made by the high-tech industry.

  • Opinion: iPhone Aftermarket Emerges as Updates Loom

    Yearning for the next iPhone but unsure what to do with your current, soon-to-be-outdated model? Not to worry -- plenty of gadget buyback options are available to give you enough cash to pay an early termination fee or snatch up that new, shiny iPhone you desire.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Marching on

    The iPad 2 has been on the market for a nearly five months, but the flood of new cases hasn't stopped. Which is good for us, and you, because it means yet another iPad case roundup.

  • How-Tos: Travel Smart: The Best Tech Gear for the Road

    Editor's note: Former computer security consultant Anil Polat has set a goal of traveling the world indefinitely, while blogging about his tech-fueled experiences at foxnomad.com. Given his on-the-go lifestyle, Polat has strong feelings about what to look for in digital tagalongs. Here's what he recommends.

  • News: iPhone 5 sighting claimed

    A San Francisco resident has captured images of what he claims is an Apple employee using an iPhone 5.

  • News: iPhone Remedies Communication Woes at Texas Hospital

    At Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), communication can be a matter of life and death. But with nurses spending more time at bedsides than behind workstations, the Houston-based healthcare facility was struggling "to drive effective communication between nurses, physicians and providers of care," says Myra Davis, vice president of information services at TCH. To cure its communication ailments, TCH turned to a wildly popular consumer device: the Apple iPhone.

  • Opinion: Report: AT&T May Switch to Throttling with iPhone 5

    AT&T is rumored to be changing its data plans once again alongside the arrival of Apple's next iPhone. Instead of slapping overage charges on data hogs, AT&T may switch to throttling data speeds instead, 9 to 5 Mac reports.

  • Opinion: iPhone 5: Why Rivals Should Be Worried

    Rumors and Apple go together like summer and baseball. They are virtually inseparable. One of the prevailing Apple rumors right now is that the iPhone 5 will launch sometime in September. If that rumor comes true, smartphone rivals better buckle up because it could be a bumpy ride.

  • News: Sprint, LightSquared see green in LTE deal

    Due to a reporting error, the story, "Sprint, LightSquared see green in LTE deal," posted to the wire on Thursday, misidentified the company that is required to reach 260 million U.S. residents by 2015. That company is LightSquared.

  • News: Google wants e-mail in Android suit redacted

    Google wants the judge overseeing the lawsuit Oracle filed over the Android mobile OS to redact a potentially damaging e-mail written by a Google employee, saying it was supposed to remain confidential and that Oracle wrongly revealed it.

  • News: Latest Windows Phone 7 tools let coders ready Mango apps

    Microsoft has released the latest beta version of the Windows Phone 7 Mango development tools and OS build to developers. They can now start final preparations for submitting the first batch of Mango apps for certification in August. Carriers and handset makers are already testing near-final code for new phones due this fall.



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