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  • News: Guinness Awards Gaming Records to iPhone 4, App Store

    The Guinness Book of World Records has bestowed the honor of fastest-growing gaming system upon Apple's iPhone 4, as well as noting that the App Store itself and several games in it also have set records.

  • News: iPhone, Apps Set Guinness World Records

    Move over Nintendo and Sony. The iPhone 4 and Apple's App Store nabbed a few gaming titles in the Guinness World Records 2011 Gamer's Edition.

  • News: Netflix Arrives on Android, Kinda Sorta

    The Netflix app has been available on iOS devices for more than a year, and for several months on Windows 7 phones. Now Netflix has finally made it to Android -- but only a small handful of devices will be able to stream content over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi, and none of them are tablets.

  • News: Microsoft's Frenemies: The Necessity of Partnering Up

    Microsoft's partnerships with RIM, Nokia and Yahoo (and acquisition of Skype) underscore the need to form alliances against Google or Apple in certain markets.

  • News: iOS developers receive legal threats over in-app purchasing

    Early Friday morning, developer James Thomson of TLA Systems—the company behind iOS app PCalc—posted a series of updates on Twitter regarding a legal threat he had just received. As Thomson explained to Macworld via e-mail:

  • News: iPhone size differences aren't exactly black and white

    The white iPhone 4, it seems, can't catch a break. After a series of launch delays pushed the ivory-colored phone into the I'll-believe-it-when-I-see-it realm formerly occupied by the availability of the Beatles on iTunes, Apple finally shipped the white iPhone at the end of April. But that debut only led to a new controversy over the milky mobile’s girth.

  • How-Tos: How to make cheaper calls on an Android smartphone

    Why pay for voice minutes on your smartphone tariff when everything else is carried over the mobile data connection? It’s a good question, and the answer is you don’t have to, if you install one of the growing number of apps that lets you make calls using VoIP (voice over internet protocol). Calls to users of compatible services are free, subject to your data plan, and even those to phones get cheaper. We'll take a look at a UK-based option, Truphone.

  • How-Tos: How to tether an iPhone for free

    If you're internet goes down, then utilising your smartphone's 3G connection by connecting handset to your PC (a process known as tethering) is a great way to get back online.

  • News: Top 5 things to do before buying more security technology

    Las Vegas --Throwing more technology at security threats as they crop up is not the best way to go if the goal is to protect the most valuable data at the best price, attendees at Interop were told this week.

  • News: Ofcom: 4G will offer 230% more capacity than 3G

    Next generation 4G mobile networks will offer 230 percent more capacity that today's 3G networks says Ofcom.

  • News: Google 'Chromebook' focuses on enterprise push

    The story "Google 'Chromebook' focuses on enterprise push," posted Thursday, inadvertently omitted the author's by-line. The story was written by Sharon Gaudin. The by-line has been corrected on the wire

  • Opinion: Android Can Make Your Garden Grow

    We've seen Android-powered phones, tablets, netbooks, TVs, and even robots--but did you know that Android can be used to grow gardens? I mean, it makes sense since the little green guy literally does have a green thumb. All jokes aside, a Japanese company called Brilliant Service was showing off a very cool concept at Google I/O called Farmbox.

  • Opinion: Samsung's Prototype AMOLED Folding Display Bends

    Folding e-ink is probably going to make landfall before we can get any sort of really cool retractable color screen like the one in Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict. But researchers may be onto a breakthrough with a visually seamless AMOLED screen that can be folded with no resulting crease.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy S II Overclocked to 1.5GHz

    The Samsung Galaxy S II is pretty hot stuff on its own, being a 1.2 GHz Android power house in a 0.3 inch thick package, but what if you want to overclock it? Well now you can!

  • News: Omni Group releases OmniOutliner for iPad

    If you see yourself as an on-the-go info junkie who’s itching for an iPad tool worthy of the Omni Group’s name, I am happy to say that you finally have a reason to get your iTunes Store password ready. We previewed OmniOutliner for iPad in January at Macworld Expo 2011, but as of Thursday, you can now get your fingers on a downloadable version of the mobile outlining app.

  • News: Apple Sued Again Over iOS Location and Data Sharing

    Apple is in the hot seat again in a new lawsuit that says iPad and iPhone user location data and other personal information is being shared with third-party advertisers. Apple is accused of aiding and abetting the "intentional taking and transmitting" of user data to third parties. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico, also names Pandora Media and The Weather Channel, but leaves the door open to name more defendants at a later date. This latest lawsuit was first reported by The Loop.

  • News: Google Android, Apple iOS devices corralled by new device manager

    Android and iOS mobile devices now can be corralled by a Smith Micro device management application unveiled this week at the Interop show in Las Vegas. Client-side code makes even personally-owned devices visible to enterprise IT managers.

  • How-Tos: How to use a QR code

    You may have started to notice square, barcode-like boxes scattered throughout adverts, magazines and so forth. These are QR Codes, and they are only going to get more popular. Here's what QR Codes are, and how to use them.

  • Feature: Google Android Market: what you need to know

    Google’s online store makes it easy to find and buy the apps you need.

  • News: Visa's mobile payment plan 'most comprehensive to date'

    Visa's plan to launch a digital wallet system in the U.S. and Canada this fall is by far the most ambitious of any such initiative announced so far.



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