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  • News: App Store downloads hit 15bn mark

    There have been more than 15 billion downloads from Apple's App Store since it launched in July 2008.

  • News: Oracle win would strain Android growth

    Will handset makers maintain their dedication to Android if they have to pay to license it? That's the question experts following Google's battle with Oracle are asking, and some of them think the answer is no.

  • News: Motorola Droid 3 Roars in with New Features

    Motorola's back with the phone that put Android on the map. The Motorola Droid 3, a high-end smartphone with a physical keyboard, is available now from Verizon Wireless for $200.

  • News: Thinner, lighter next-gen iPhones on the way?

    Apple has placed orders for components that will be used in the next-generation iPhones, according to a report.

  • News: Talking mobile with Michael Gartenberg

    The world of mobile moves ridiculously quickly. How to keep up with all the developments going on in the world of tablets and smartphones? You invite Gartner analyst Michael Gartenberg on the Macworld Podcast to give you an overview of all the latest mobile news.

  • News: Apple files ITC complaint against Samsung

    One good legal action deserves another. Bloomberg reports that Apple has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), seeking to block the imports of tablets and smartphones made by Samsung. The move comes a week after Samsung filed a similar complaint, attempting to block the import of Apple's mobile electronics devices.

  • News: Android Pummels Apple, Blackberry in Smartphone Race

    In the race for smartphone dominance the Android OS reigns supreme with the once leading Blackberry OS drifting rapidly to the bottom of the heap. According to statistics from market analysts at Comscore Americans continue to turn away from Blackberry. Meanwhile, in a three-month period ending in May, smartphone ownership in the U.S. rose by 11 percent according to Comscore.

  • News: Cisco shipping special Wi-Fi gear for arenas

    Cisco has announced a new Wi-Fi access point and stadium antenna that covers a smaller cell area for use in arenas and large venues to help improve user access and wireless speeds.

  • News: Smartphone maker HTC to buy chip firm S3 Graphics for $300M

    Smartphone vendor High Tech Computer (HTC) will acquire graphics chip maker S3 Graphics for US$300 million, strengthening its patent portfolio in the process.

  • News: GPS group slams LightSquared's new plan

    A group of GPS vendors and users has challenged mobile startup LightSquared's credibility in a response to the company's new plan for a hybrid satellite and LTE mobile network.

  • News: Verizon to drop unlimited data plans beginning July 7

    Later this week, Verizon iPhone customers won't have their AT&T counterparts to kick around anymore. Verizon has confirmed to --Macworld that the company will be discontinuing its unlimited data plan option for new smartphone customers--including iPhone customers--as of Thursday, July 7. Last month, Verizon confirmed that the end was nigh for unlimited data plans, but didn't provide a date or any details; the alterations that came to light Tuesday were first reported by FierceWireless.

  • News: iPhone 5 'goes into production'

    The iPhone 5 has gone into production and will start shipping in September, reports from Taiwanese industry sources claim.

  • News: Microsoft patent division taking cash from at least 5 Android vendors

    One of Microsoft's hottest new profit centers is a smartphone platform you've definitely heard of: Android.

  • News: Cellphone, Cancer Link Dismissed in New Study

    Gab away, cellphone users, because a panel of independent experts is not convinced that cellphones cause cancer in adults.

  • News: 15 Million iPhones Reportedly in the Works

    Apple's iPhone 5 aka the iPhone 4S aka the next iPhone is set to start shipping in September with 15 million handsets in the pipeline, according to online rumors. Steve Jobs and company reportedly placed an order with Taiwan-based Pegatron to build 15 million units of the next iPhone in time for a fall launch. Pegatron reportedly builds Apple's Verizon-friendly CDMA iPhone 4 that launched in January. Taiwan-based Foxconn produces most of Apple's iOS-based products. The next iPhone will not be a major improvement over the iPhone 4, according to DigiTimes.

  • News: RIM 'Open Letter' Tells All

    The view from inside RIM is pretty bleak these days. At least that's picture painted by an open letter to the company's management, purportedly from a high-level employee at the company.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Razzle-dazzle

    They’re classy. They’re elegant. They’re artsy. And, sometimes, they’re just plain unusual. They are, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, the latest iPad and iPad 2 cases, the undisputed stars of our weekly roundups.

  • News: Kodak patent claim against Apple, RIM goes back to judge

    The U.S. International Trade Commission handed down a split decision in Kodak’s high-stakes patent dispute with Apple and Research In Motion over the built-in cameras in smartphones late Thursday. The commission’s latest ruling sends the case back to an administrative law judge, with a final decision not expected until the end of August.

  • News: WaterField Designs MacBook Air Wallet and Travel Express

    San Francisco-based accessory maker WaterField Designs has long made cases, bags, and sleeves for each and every “carry-able” Apple product, and the company has recently released not one, but two excellent travel cases for the latest MacBook Air: the $89 MacBook Air Travel Express and the $79 MacBook Air Wallet. (I tested the 11-inch version of each case; each is also available, for $10 more, in a version sized for the 13-inch MacBook Air.)

  • News: Android momentum not at risk even as iPhones sales jump, says analyst

    Apple's iPhone gained share among U.S. consumers who bought a mobile phone in the last three months, as the share for devices running Google's Android remained flat during the same period, Nielsen said Thursday.



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