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  • Opinion: Did iOS 5 Delete Your Apps, Music, and Data? Here's Help

    Apple's iOS 5 is supposed to take the hassle out of updates and backups by handling it all automatically through iCloud. But to get iOS 5, you've still got to go through iTunes, and if something goes wrong, the update may erase your apps and data in the process.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: iMessage

    Thanks to iOS 5, anyone with an iOS device can now easily keep in touch--for free!--by using Apple's new iMessage service, found within the Messages app. iMessage works without any per-message charges from cellular providers or monthly texting plans; instead, you'll send messages over your device's 3G or Wi-Fi connection.

  • News: Samsung aims for the enterprise

    As more companies allow employees to bring smartphones and tablets into work, Android device makers are building products and partnerships to secure them, and now Samsung is joining the fray.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Releases Security Update for IE9

    Microsoft has released a cumulative update to its Internet Explorer web browser. The company says the update will address eight privately-reported security vulnerabilities found in the software.

  • News: iOS 5 Meets the Enterprise

    Get ready, CIOs! Apple unleashed iOS 5 today, which means employees using iPhones and iPads will be bringing the new operating system to work as soon as tomorrow. The good news is that iOS 5 has plenty of benefits for the enterprise.

  • News: Mozilla sets its site on mobile standardization

    After helping pave the way for platform independent websites and applications, the Mozilla Foundation has set a new, and ambitious, task for itself to standardize mobile applications on the Web platform as well, according to a talk given by its chief technology officer.

  • News: iOS 5 upgrade error reports flood Apple's support forum

    Reports of problems with the iOS 5 upgrade flooded Apple's support forum today soon after Apple released the new mobile operating system.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Notification improvements

    It took some time for push notifications to arrive on the iOS platform; they didn’t become a feature until the June 2009 release of what was then called iPhone 3.0. And it’s fair to say that, up until now, the feature hasn’t really been worth the wait. Push alerts—those notifications that pop up to inform you when it’s your turn in Words With Friends, your spouses birthday, or that someone messaged you on Twitter—have gone from minor annoyance to constant interruption.

  • News: The BlackBerry Outage Spreads: A Nail in RIM's Coffin?

    Android and iPhone devices were already destroying RIM’s BlackBerry market share. But the outage that has spread from Europe and Africa to North America and South America may be the final straw for millions of formerly loyal users, who previously relied on their Blackberries as a robust and ultra-reliable way for always-on push email and Web access.

  • News: EBay unveils integrated app dev platform

    EBay has launched an application development platform called X.commerce that pulls in tools and functionality from a variety of its sites and products, including the eBay marketplace and PayPal, as well as from partners.

  • News: Microsoft climbs onto Hadoop bandwagon

    Microsoft Wednesday announced it will collaborate with Yahoo spin-off Hortonworks to develop a Apache Hadoop implementation for its Windows Server and Windows Azure platforms.

  • News: RIM says BlackBerry email delays continue worldwide

    BlackBerry email service delays continued globally on Wednesday, with BlackBerry Messenger instant messaging and Web browsing still down in many regions after three days.

  • Opinion: Cool Features Your iPhone 4 Gets After Downloading Apple iOS 5

    Apple's major overhaul of its iOS operating system arrives today, but amidst the excitement comes a major concern: Will iOS 5 function properly on older model iPhones? Or will there be an added circle of bricked-iPhone hell comparable to what happened in 2010 when the iPhone 3G took on iOS 4?

  • News: Mobile deathmatch: Apple iOS 5 vs. Google Android OS

    After months of hype, Apple has released iOS 5 for current iPhone 3G S and 4 owners, for iPad and iPad 2 owners, and for third- and fourth-generation iPod Touch owners. I survey its key new features in the slideshow "iOS 5 and iCloud: The InfoWorld visual tour," but the fact is that iOS doesn't exist in isolation. It competes with Google's Android OS, and the group of smartphones running Android now significantly outsells the iPhone. (It's a different story in tablets, where the iPad is trouncing everyone, including Android.)

  • News: Apple updates iWork, Find My iPhone, Remote iOS apps

    In addition to iOS 5, iCloud’s rollout, and Mac OS X 10.7.2 and its attendant updates, Apple also released new versions of many of its iOS apps on Wednesday. Most of them bring support for some of iCloud’s features, but additional enhancements and improvements have been thrown into the mix as well.

  • News: iCloud: Purchases and iTunes Match

    Within Apple's new iCloud service, you can sync, back up your devices, and locate friends--but if you want to manage your music and purchases, look to the service's iTunes in the Cloud initiative: For free, you can automatically download any new purchases across all your devices, and access any past purchases (still available on iTunes); pay an extra $25 a year, and you can store and stream your music online with iTunes Match. Here's how these all work.

  • News: Nokia gears up for new strike on US market

    Nokia Windows Phones were well-hidden during a tour of the company's phone-testing facility in San Diego, but they loomed large over the conversation.

  • News: Apple delivers iOS 5, upgrades Lion

    Apple today shipped the long-awaited upgrades to its mobile and Mac operating systems that provide, among other things, access to the new iCloud service.

  • News: Mac OS X 10.7.2, iPhoto 9.2 bring iCloud support

    Not content to merely update its flagship mobile operating system, Apple on Wednesday released three significant updates for Mac users: Mac OS X 10.7.2, Lion Recovery Update, and iPhoto 9.2.

  • News: Cadillac updates car controls with touch, voice

    Cadillac wants to let drivers have natural conversations with their cars and get physical feedback from a touchscreen in some models coming as soon as next year.



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