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  • Opinion: How To Unlock the Hidden Facebook iPad App (Again)

    Yesterday, after Facebook accidentally leaked their long-overdue official iPad app, the blogosphere erupted with instructions on how to unlock the hidden app. Facebook quickly responded by blocking Facebook for iPad. Clearly there is a lot of interest in the app, because today hacker chpwn released a tool called FaceForward that re-enables the hidden feature.

  • News: Microsoft's OneNote app for iPhone comes to UK

    Microsoft has announced version 1.2 of its OneNote app for iPhone, which is the first version to become available to customers in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

  • News: Mozilla's Boot to Gecko: A Mobile OS that Could Succeed

    Mozilla, the makers of the Firefox browser, hopes to revolutionize the modern operating system with Boot to Gecko, a universal-platform OS primary aimed at mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets that could theoretically drive futuristic desktops as well.

  • News: RIM job cuts renew takeover speculation

    RIM's stock fell to its lowest point in five years, after it announced plans to cut 11% of its workers to "optimize" costs. The bargain stock price is fueling a new round or speculation that RIM may be bought out. But the most likely candidates lack the cash, or a reason, to do so.

  • News: Google Books Bows to New Apple App Store Rules

    Google's iOS Books app that was quietly removed from the Apple App Store over the weekend reappeared late Monday, fully compliant with the new App Store rules. The Google Books iOS app, introduced in December, is now in line with Apple's newly enforced rules that ban links bypassing Apple's own in-app purchase mechanism.

  • Feature: Five of the best money-saving apps for Android devices

    The UK may well be on the way out of the recession but that doesn't mean you should stop saving money.

  • News: Samsung sells more smartphones than Apple and Nokia

    Samsung has sold more smartphones in the past three months than Apple and Nokia, according to an analyst.

  • News: Mozilla to build mobile OS for the Web

    Mozilla has launched a new project to build an operating system for mobile devices that will run applications primarily on the Web.

  • News: Apple releases iOS 4.3.5 to fix certificate validation

    iOS 5's on-device delta updates can't come soon enough. Just a week and a half after releasing iOS 4.3.4, Apple has dropped iOS 4.3.5. Apple says that the new update fixes a security vulnerability with certificate validation.

  • News: Social engineering: 3 mobile malware techniques

    Social engineers have been using various dirty tricks to fool people for centuries. Social engineering, the art of gaining access to buildings, systems or data by exploiting human psychology, rather than by breaking in or using technical hacking techniques, is as old as crime itself and has been used in many ways for decades.

  • Opinion: New Haptic Feedback Tech Makes Touchscreens Poke Back

    Many current smartphones utilize some degree of haptic technology--that is, tech that stimulates a user's sense of touch to communicate information. As of now, the haptic feedback systems are pretty basic: When you touch a "soft" key (one that appears on your touchscreen, as opposed to a key on a physical keyboard), the screen or even the entire phone will vibrate, simulating a click. But using the research of Ed Colgate, mechanical engineering professor at Northwestern University, poking a touchscreen could soon make the touchscreen poke back.

  • News: RIM Slims as Sales Slump

    Blackberry maker Research in Motion announced that it will lay off 2000 employees and shake up its senior management after sales last quarter were slower than expected.

  • News: BlackBerry maker RIM axing 2,000 jobs, 11% of workforce

    Research in Motion, which has been losing ground to Apple, Google and even Microsoft in the mobile market, announced Monday it is cutting 2,000 jobs, or about 11% of its workforce.

  • Opinion: AT&T Customers Attempt to Block T-Mobile Merger

    AT&T's plan to buy T-Mobile isn't just making industry rivals uneasy, it's also spurring resistance from customers.

  • News: The Best Office Alternatives for Android Tablets

    If you fantasize about a life on the road unencumbered by laptops, their accompanying power bricks, and other heavy business gear, you're not alone. And now that a tsunami of tablets is flooding the market with models running a variety of operating systems, that fantasy is starting to look very plausible indeed. Mobile productivity suites bring the document-editing features of desktop suites like Microsoft Office onto the tablet, but are they ready for serious business? I tried four top options to find out.

  • News: RIM COO retires as company lays off one-tenth of staff

    Research in Motion will lay off 2,000 staff, or a little more than 10 percent of its workforce, and make changes to its senior management team, it announced Monday. Chief Operating Officer for Blackberry, Don Morrison, will retire, but Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis will continue to share the CEO role and that of chairman.

  • News: RIM to slash 2,000 jobs

    Research in Motion (RIM), manufacturer of BlackBerry devices, has revealed it will slash 2,000 jobs.

  • Feature: Five of the best money-saving iPhone apps

    The UK may well be on the way out of the recession but that doesn't mean you should stop saving money.

  • News: Twentieth Century Fox brings movies to Google Android devices

    Google Android smartphone owners will get the chance to download movies to their handset later this year thanks to Twentieth Century Fox.

  • Feature: This week's top stories on PC Advisor - technology news, reviews and tips, 25/07/2011

    PC Advisor editors pick the day's best technology news, reviews, tips and trick



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