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  • News: Eye Movements May Soon Control Our Smartphones

    If you’re a regular GeekTech reader, you may have seen our post about an emerging technology that lets you control you phone just by waving your hands in front of it. You also may have heard of this thing called Siri that answers your questions when you talk to it.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: Colorwheel

    Another week has gone by, which means that it's time for another one of our trademark iPhone-case roundups. This installment features the usual mix of types (and, as it turns out, shapes), and it illustrates the fact that the market is so huge that manufacturers don't hesitate to experiment with new materials, unusual features, and odd add-ons.

  • News: US judge denies Apple request to halt sales of some Samsung products

    A U.S. district court judge has denied Apple's request to halt sales of four Samsung products in an ongoing patent infringement lawsuit.

  • News: GeekBytes: Toys for Big Kids

    SupaBoy Plays SNES Games, Also Is Super Portable

  • News: Students with Smartphones Study More

    Smartphones at school can be a major distraction. Students are posting on social networks, texting each other, or playing Angry Birds when they should be paying attention in class. The other side of that coin, though, is that students with smartphones study more, and have better study habits in general according to a new report.

  • News: Carrier IQ: What you need to know

    Keys, wallet, phone. If you're like me, it's a little dance you do every time you're about to leave the house to make sure you've got these three most important of possessions. But, as an important as your keys and wallet are, smartphones are even more so these days. They're not only our phones, they're our virtual wallets, our confidants, our links to the outside world. They go everywhere with us--which is why we take it so seriously when we hear anything about their security being compromised.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending Dec. 2

    The iOSsphere is nothing if not detail oriented. Perhaps "detailed obsessed" is more accurate.

  • News: Skeptics find flaws in Carrier IQ application analysis

    Only now are some skeptical voices being raised that the case against Carrier IQ may be a rush to judgment without a real, or at least an adequate, basis in fact.

  • News: Intel says Android 4.0 for smartphones, tablets ready

    Intel on Friday said it has readied Android 4.0 for smartphones and tablets based on its upcoming Atom processor code-named Medfield, raising the possibility of Intel-inside handheld devices being released next year with the new OS.

  • News: Carrier IQ Test: Android App Detects Controversial Software

    A free app to detect Carrier IQ, a controversial piece of software installed on smartphones without their owners' knowledge, was made available at the Android Market Friday.

  • News: IDC on 2012: Prep for cloud wars, mobile explosion, higher IT spending

    Researchers at International Data Corp. say some big battles will be brewing in 2012 in the cloud, mobile and Big Data arenas, so much so that "companies like Microsoft, HP, SAP, RIM, and others -- including Apple -- will face 'crossroads moments' in 2012. By the end of the year, we should have a good idea which vendors will -- and won't -- be among the industry's leaders at the end of the decade," said Frank Gens, senior vice president and chief analyst at IDC in a statement.

  • News: How to turn off Carrier IQ on your iPhone

    To provide specific steps for how to turn off Carrier IQ, a new ninth paragraph has been added to the Computerworld (US) story, "How to turn off Carrier IQ on your iPhone," which posted to the wire Thursday. The new paragraph reads:

  • News: Carrier IQ again asserts no user data is logged or sent

    A new statement from Carrier IQ reiterates the company's insistence that it doesn't log or send personal data or information to carriers.

  • News: Cornell Prof: Carrier IQ affair 'my worst nightmare'

    A Cornell University professor is calling the controversial Carrier IQ smartphone software revelations a privacy disaster.

  • News: FetchTV launches app for Panasonic and Samsung net-connected TVs

    IPVision, the firm behind on demand TV over IP service FetchTV, have launched two apps for Samsung and Panasonic internet-connected TVs.

  • News: Mobile giving grows up

    Since the 2010 Haiti earthquake -- when millions of dollars were raised through texts -- mobile giving has moved beyond disaster aid to all types of charitable fundraising efforts. Even churches are getting in on the act.

  • News: 'What's your handle?' to replace 'What's your number?'

    Forget phones numbers and email addresses. The era of the Internet handle is emerging.

  • News: Apple Premium Reseller Square coming to Harvey Nicks

    Apple Premium Reseller Square is to open a technology concession in Harvey Nichols' Knightsbridge store, the company has announced.

  • News: How to turn off Carrier IQ on your iPhone

    iPhone users can turn off the Carrier IQ software that's raised a ruckus among consumers, bloggers and privacy advocates with just four taps.

  • News: Remains of the Day: No Siri bob

    New York State thinks Apple's deal with Grand Central might be a little too good, Samsung thinks Apple's smartphone is old and busted, and Apple, Google, and Facebook think the Web needs a new sheriff. The remainders for Thursday, November 11, 2011, on the other hand, think they need a better agent.



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