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  • News: Cheaper iPhone 4? Routine for Apple, says analyst

    Talk of a lower-priced iPhone 4 sweeping news outlets and Apple blogs today isn't exactly a shock, an analyst said today.

  • News: Microsoft throws support behind USB 3.0 with Windows 8

    Microsoft is incorporating a software stack in its upcoming Windows 8 OS to natively support devices based on the USB 3.0 interconnect, which is in a battle for adoption with Intel's Thunderbolt.

  • News: The Future of HP's WebOS: A FAQ

    Hewlett-Packard may be giving up on making webOS devices such as the Pre 3 and Veer smartphones and TouchPad tablet, but executives at the company say committed to developing its mobile platform. HP appears convinced it can wring some value from the mobile OS it picked up after purchasing Palm last year for $1.2 billion.

  • News: Twitter, Facebook light up after East Coast quake

    Just moments after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the East Coast on Tuesday afternoon, Twitter and Facebook lit up with the news.

  • News: Virginia 5.9 quake shutters reactors, disrupts cell phone service

    A 5.9-magnitude earthquake centered in central Virginia disrupted cell phone service and closed two nuclear reactors, numerous bridges and tunnels in East Coast cities on Tuesday afternoon.

  • How-Tos: Jailbreaking 101:Tools for Hacking Your iDevice

    So you’re thinking of jailbreaking your iOS device are you? The process of hacking your iDevice is simpler than ever but with so many different hardware, firmware, and software combinations out there, choosing the right jailbreak tool for your configuration for you can be a bit daunting if it’s your first time. Here’s a guide to picking the right tool for you.

  • Opinion: Android Becoming Prime Target for Malware Makers

    Attacks on Android by malware writers have jumped 76 percent over the last three months, making it the most assaulted mobile operating system on earth during the period, according to a report by cybersecurity solutions maker McAfee.

  • News: EnterpriseDB revs up Oracle attack with new management tools

    EnterpriseDB could increase the relevance of its database to Oracle shops with a new toolset, announced Tuesday, that can manage many servers at once.

  • News: Feedback: Taskbar Tip, Gmail Management, Antivirus Help

    Readers are so much smarter than me. (Don't tell my boss.) Take Renee, who wrote in regarding last week's Hassle-Free PC, "Keep Your Wi-Fi Secure, Quick Windows Tips." In it I noted that Windows 7 doesn't allow you to pin folders to the Taskbar, and I explained how to set up a keyboard shortcut instead.

  • How-Tos: How to use a download code in iTunes

    If you don't know how to redeem your download code properly it could end up costing you a few quid.

  • News: Qualcomm should buy WebOS, analyst says

    Hewlett-Packard's WebOS is not dead yet, and that could be a good thing for chip maker Qualcomm.

  • News: Evernote acquires Skitch, drops price

    Evernote not only wants you to remember everything—it wants you to have the option to annotate it, too. On Thursday, Evernote announced that it had acquired Mac image annotation software Skitch and its two co-founders. The program will also now be available for free on the Mac App Store, eliminating its original $20 price tag.

  • News: United Airlines uses iPads to make cockpits paperless

    United Airlines is joining the “paperless flight deck” revolution, announcing Tuesday that it is distributing 11,000 iPads to United and Continental pilots to replace bulky paper navigation charts in the cockpit.

  • Opinion: Make a Better Black-and-White Photo

    There are a lot of things you can do to your photos with a single click in your photo editing program. Last week, for example, I showed you how you can use the Color Replacement tool in Adobe Photoshop Elements to change specific colors in an image. And in the past, I've explained how easy it is to convert any photo to a stylish black-and-white composition by setting the saturation to zero in any image editor.

  • Opinion: Lion, Time Machine, the death of the iPhoto interface

    Reader Ian Martin is perplexed by one of Lion’s “features.” He writes:

  • News: iFixit's Dozuki aims to reinvent online manuals

    The geniuses of disassembly, documentation, and delightful wit behind iFixit have targeted a new tool that needs improvement: online manual and knowledge base content management. Their new project, Dozuki, lets companies use the CMS behind iFixit to build own colorful guides with step-by-step instructions.

  • Opinion: Soothe Sore Eyes With Fluxs Time-Sensitive Lighting

    When you spend more than 10 hours a day staring at a computer screen, you’ll welcome anything that can help reduce the risk of eye strain. A cool cross-platform utility called F.lux can do just that.

  • Opinion: Open Finder folder in Terminal

    We've published a variety of hints over the years about opening a Terminal window that's already focused on the folder of your choosing. But Hints reader ceej discovered that Apple's built a new Service into Lion that can make this task even simpler.

  • News: iPhone 5 Expected to Have Dual-Mode Capabilities

    The latest iPhone 5 rumors say the next iteration of Apple's smartphone will almost certainly be a CDMA/GSM dual-mode “world phone.” An unidentified iOS device has popped up in the usage logs for at least one popular iOS app sporting identifiers that suggest the device can run on CDMA and GSM networks. The unknown device is running iOS 5 and is believed to be the iPhone 5, according to TechCrunch.

  • Opinion: Freebie PC Wizard Tells You What Device Manager Can't

    Contrary to the implications of its moniker, there's really no wizardry involved with PC Wizard. Unless of course you consider a comprehensive querying and report on your system's hardware magic. This free utility from CPUID relays a lot, and I mean a lot of info. Much of said info may be found in Windows Device Manager, but a lot of it can't.



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