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  • News: Phone Data Caps: Five Things You Shouldn't Do (Too Often)

    Chances are, you no longer have an unlimited data plan on your mobile phone. Just a few years back, unlimited data plans were the norm, but now these all-you-can-eat options are rapidly disappearing. AT&T did away with unlimited options last year, and Verizon Wireless followed suit this year, moving to a similar tiered model. And even if you don't have an actual data limit, your so-called unlimited plan may very well come with a speed cap: If you use too much data, you'll see your speeds decrease significantly.

  • News: 11 Essential Tablet Productivity Apps

    Whether you're an executive, a traveling sales rep, a student, or a soccer parent, a slate full of smart apps can help you manage the ever-changing demands of your daily life. It doesn't really matter whether you use an iPad or one of the new Android tablets; both platforms offer a wealth of options for staying on top of things. And in any case, it's not about having the most apps--it's about having the right apps for you.

  • News: ITC to investigate another Apple complaint against HTC

    HTC faces even more pressure from Apple, now that the U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate another patent-infringement complaint against the Android phone maker.

  • News: Boxee launches iPad app, AirPlay integration

    The Internet video streaming service Boxee took square aim at the Apple crowd on Tuesday, launching both an iPad application and a firmware update to its own Boxee Box hardware that includes AirPlay integration as an "experimental" feature.

  • News: Visa to make it easier for merchants to adopt chip-based card payments

    Visa today announced plans that will let qualifying merchants in the U.S. eliminate the need to annually validate their compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standard.

  • News: London rioters plan on Blackberrys as RIM speaks to police

    Blackberry manufacturer RIM has promised to work closely with police after claims that rioters who spread destruction across London, Birmingham and Liverpool last night used their Blackberry devices to co-ordinate action.

  • News: Can a UV Light Kill Keyboard Nasties?

    I'm not a particularly germophobic person. I use hand sanitizer only when I hear people cough, I eat at my desk (and I pound the crumbs out of the keyboard once a month), and I live by the 5-second rule. But the arrival of the ViraShield, a $250 UV light device by VirWall that claims to kill the bacteria, viruses, and mold on your equipment, got me wondering about what kinds of nasties I was sharing my keyboard with--and whether I could really get rid of them. After all, those creepy-crawlies could be giving me the flu or salmonella. (Or maybe my chronic workplace fatigue crops up just because I'm, well, at work.)

  • News: App Makers May Be Exposing Your Sensitive Data to Hackers

    Some popular apps store sensitive data such as user names and passwords and credit card information in plain text on your phone's memory, making the data an easy target for hackers. A Chicago-based mobile forensics company called viaForensics recently found as much after completing an audit of dozens of the most popular apps on both iOS and Android platforms.

  • News: Report: Tribune Co. Developing Tablet for Its Newspapers

    The Tribune Co., one of the largest newspaper companies in the country, is working on a tablet to offer its subscribers, according to a report from CNN. Tribune owns the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Orlando Sentinel, a few other daily newspapers and 23 television stations.

  • News: Universal 3D glasses coming in 2012

    Panasonic, Samsung and Sony are collaborating on a universal standard for 3D TV glasses, working with XPAND 3D to bring out active-shutter glasses that will work on several kinds of 3D TVs from each of the brands. Production of the new all-in-one glasses, which will incorporate several radio frequency (RF) and infrared (IR) standards used in superseded and current 3D TVs, will begin in September this year. Universally compatible glasses should be available for consumers to purchase sometime in 2012.

  • News: BlackBerry's QNX-Based Phones Expected to Underwhelm Users

    If you were keeping your hopes up for a BlackBerry superphone running the QNX OS, you will be disappointed. Research In Motion is set to launch an underwhelming range of QNX-based phones next year, according to a BGR report, that will be as good as dead on arrival. Here's why:

  • News: Apple 'to launch iOS 5 beta 6 on 17 August'

    Apple is going to launch the sixth beta version of iOS 5 on Wednesday 17 August, it has been claimed.

  • News: Latest: Sony admits riot impact on UK deliveries

    Sony has warned that UK deliveries of CDs and DVDs could be affected after its only British warehouse for content products was the subject of an arson attack in north London as part of the on-going riots in the city.

  • News: Gamers hit back at cop GTA UK riot blame

    Gamers the world over have attacked a policeman's comment that games such as Grand Theft Auto are to blame for the ongoing London riots.

  • News: Lenovo to release new Le tablet and smartphone in Q3

    Lenovo will launch a new tablet and smartphone during the third quarter in the Le series which has so far been launched only in China, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday.

  • News: Sony London optical disc warehouse destroyed in fire

    Sony's main optical disc distribution warehouse for the U.K. was hit by a large fire on Tuesday morning that has apparently destroyed most or all of the building.

  • News: London riots blamed on video games

    London policeman preferred crime-free days of Pacman and Monopoly.

  • News: 4 reasons Windows Phone 7 will beat iPhone and Android

    Microsoft has a relatively long history with mobile operating systems, stretching back to the mid-nineties and Windows CE. Developed originally for "embedded systems," Windows CE quickly found its way into PDAs and eventually phones, and while consumers never warmed to the platform, it did achieve a level of success in the enterprise.

  • News: Black Hat: Apple does well but Microsoft does better with enterprise security

    While still not great, the operating systems behind Apple desktops, laptops and phones are getting more secure, researchers at Black Hat say. While not recommended for corporate use unless it’s in islands within larger networks, the OSX operating system has made strides, says Alex Stamos, who lead a team of researchers from iSec Partners that researched the OSX and Windows 7 operating systems.

  • News: iPhone Case Offers a Hand -- Literally

    OK, Apple fanboys and fangirls, we all know that you love your iPhones. The question is: Do you really love them?



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