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  • News: Windows Phone 7, Day 5: Taking Apps Out for a Test Spin

    I spent Day 4 of the 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 experience talking about apps and the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. However, I saved one very important element of Windows Phone 7 apps for today because I felt that it's worthy of its own post. So, today, I am going to take a look at the ability to try an app before you buy it.

  • News: Pirate politician calls for block on EU copyright extension

    A member of the European Parliament (MEP) has made a last ditch call to block plans to extend the copyright protection time for music recordings from 50 to 70 years.

  • News: Why Is Windows Phone 7 Winning Over Indie App Developers?

    While many app developers have merely reworked their Android or iOS apps to function on Windows Phone 7, a handful of independent app makers are developing exclusively in Microsoft's mobile operating system. Why are these bootstrapping coders throwing all of their (spare) time behind the insurgent OS, and not Android or iOS?

  • News: Apple plans to open Hong Kong store later this quarter

    Apple plans to open its first retail store in Hong Kong later this quarter, according to a company spokeswoman.

  • Video: Video: Multiplayer gaming goes full screen with LG TV

    LG is using its Dual Play technology to entice gamers into buying its 3D televisions. Normally in multiplayer games, the screen is split, but with dual play gamers can view the full screen with each player seeing a separate image. 3D TVs work by sending different images to each eye and Dual Play uses that to its advantage by sending one set of images to one player and another set with another player. Where typical polarized 3D glasses would have a left and right eye, the dual play glasses have one set with two left eyes and another set with two right eyes. And even though the TV supports 3D in dual play games are shown in traditional 2D. Dual Play works with any LG cinema 3D TV and the glasses will begin shipping along with LW980 series television by the end of September. LG also said that users could make their own Dual Play glasses simply by switching out lenses. LG wasn’t the first company with this idea thought. In June at E3, Sony showed a TV that creates the same, though it only measured 24-inches. The Dual Play technology demonstrates another use of 3D technology and with it Sony and LG are hoping to convince more consumers to upgrade from their traditional 2D displays. 3D gaming content has proved especially helpful in the transition.

  • News: iPhone 5 pre-orders begin

    Customers of German network carrier Deutsche Telekom can now put their name on a list to reserve a next-generation iPhone.

  • News: Dell partners with China's Baidu to launch smartphone

    Dell has partnered with China's largest search engine Baidu to launch a smartphone, in a move that could help both companies tap the country's growing mobile phone market.

  • News: iPhone 5 assembly has begun - report

    Apple manufacturers Pegatron and Foxconn have begun assembling the iPhone 5 in preparation for an October launch, a report claims.

  • News: Netflix expands into Latin America, Caribbean

    Netflix will roll out its streaming movie service in 43 Central American, South American and Caribbean countries, beginning with Brazil, the company announced Monday.

  • News: Best Buy expecting early October US launch for iPhone 5

    Evidence that the iPhone 5 could launch in the first week of October in the US has emerged in the form of a leaked document from retailer Best Buy.

  • News: Apple Store staff begin iOS 5, iCloud training

    The launch of the iPhone 5, as well as iOS 5 and iCloud, could be imminent, with a report claiming that Apple Store staff are being trained in the ways of the new hardware and software.

  • News: Baidu a step closer to mobile OS

    A set of new developer tools released by China's largest search engine Baidu signals the company's intent to create a mobile OS using Google's Android, according to analysts.

  • News: Sony to sell backup battery for TVs, home appliances

    Sony announced Monday it will sell a large power pack to run home appliances when the electricity goes out.

  • News: Plantronics M1100 Bluetooth headset gets vocal

    Bluetooth headset company Plantronics has launched a headset that allows users to dictate messages, check Facebook and Twitter updates and have emails read out to you. The Plantronics M1100 Bluetooth headset comes with a Vocalyst app that offers text-to-speech functionality and the ability to store and messages in the cloud

  • Video: Video: a tour of the Sony booth at IFA

    Follow IDG's Nick Barber as he walks around the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

  • News: AKG shows off world's smallest in-ear speaker

    AKG has unveiled a pair of £1000 earphones, the AKG K3003s, with the smallest of speakers and drivers inside. The company says they are the world's smallest triple-driver earphones. The aluminium earphones are handmade and hand-tuned and weigh just 12g.

  • News: Tablet War Is Heating Up...for Second Place

    New tablets are being unveiled and launched at a dizzying pace. If the rate of new tablets being introduced was an effective measure of the tablet market, everyone would have two of the devices already and be shopping for a third. The feverish pace of tablets isn't an indication of the tablet market as a whole, though--just a sign that the race for second place is in high gear.

  • News: Windows Phone 7, Day 2: One 'Mango' Coming Right Up

    30 Days With Windows Phone 7: Day 2

  • News: Windows Phone 7, Day 3: Introducing Live Tiles

    30 Days With Windows Phone 7: Day 3

  • News: Amazon's 7-Inch Tablet Reportedly Priced at $250

    It sports a color touch screen, looks much like a BlackBerry PlayBook and has no physical buttons on the surface of the device. And it comes at a bargain price.



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