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  • News: Developer yanks unauthorized Windows Phone 7 update tool

    Just hours after launching a tool that let Windows Phone 7 owners grab smartphone updates directly from Microsoft, the developer yanked the utility from his Web site.

  • News: Apple patent for hybrid connector granted

    The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a new patent to Apple concerning a hybrid DisplayPort/USB 3.0 connector.

  • News: The iPad keeps time with Vladstudio Desk Clock HD

    The iPad is a beautiful and useful device, but it sometimes gets shoved to the side when users are busy working on desktop computers—or even engaging in non-digital tasks. A new app makes productive use of the downtime, turning your tablet into a digital desk clock.

  • News: Grooveshark App Booted from Android Market

    Is Google trying to clean up its act in the Android Market by dumping alleged copyright-infringing applications? That may be the case for at least one app after the controversial music streaming service Grooveshark disappeared from the Android Market on Tuesday. The move comes amid reports that Google is negotiating licensing rights for its new online music streaming service, Google Music.

  • News: Why Google Needs Android to be Less Open

    Google's Android OS is a mobile force to be reckoned with. Android smartphones have quickly risen to the top of the food chain, and Android tablets are emerging as a solid rival for Apple's iPad tablet. The "open" nature of the Android OS has contributed to its success, but the lack of control over the Android ecosystem as a whole creates a confusing landscape for app developers and could ultimately hinder the platform.

  • News: Seagate shows world's thinnest portable drive

    Storage giant Seagate has announced that it will put on sale what it claims is the world slimmest ever portable hard drive, and for once the hyperbole stands up to scrutiny - the new GoFlex Slim drive is only 9mm thick.

  • News: Light painting with a MacBook Pro and a cadaver

    Painting with light is a favorite low-tech project of DSLR owners. You put the camera on a tripod in a dark setting, set the shutter speed to an extra long exposure, and create designs with a flashlight or other focused light source.

  • News: Elgato's EyeTV app for iOS gets an update

    Elgato has released an updated version of its EyeTV app for iOS, adding support for AirPlay when connected to EyeTV running on a Mac.

  • News: Federal Grand Jury Investigates Smartphone Privacy

    A federal grand jury may be looking into the privacy practices of smartphone applications such as Pandora Internet Radio for iPhone and Android devices. Pandora recently revealed in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it was asked to hand over documents to the investigative body. The company was told it was not a target of the investigation and said it believes other smartphone app publishers received similar subpoenas.

  • News: The week in iPad cases: Special weekday edition

    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: come one, come all, to the wonderful world of iPad cases! The flood of new-product announcements spurred by the introduction of the iPad 2 doesn’t seem to be letting up any time soon, but don’t worry—your faithful Macworld staff is rounding up the latest arrivals for your reading pleasure. It’s all in this special weekday version of our iPad case roundups.

  • News: AT&T hikes iPhone early upgrade prices

    AT&T has confirmed that it will boost the price of iPhone upgrades by $50 for customers that haven't reached the end of their contracts starting on Sunday.

  • News: Developer tool updates Windows Phone 7 devices

    Developer Chris Walsh has apparently done what software giant Microsoft has failed to accomplish: let anyone with a Windows Phone 7 device install the first two operating system updates.

  • News: Windows 8 rumor mill heats up as Microsoft eyes tablet market

    Rumors suggest Microsoft is shipping an early build of Windows 8 to hardware makers.

  • News: Manage Media on Android With Windows Media Player

    One of the most common complaints I hear about Android is that it lacks a desktop interface like iTunes. But in reality, Android devices sync easily to Windows Media Player in much the same way that the iPhone and iPad sync to iTunes, so any Windows user can transfer music between their PC and their Android phone or tablet. Here's how.

  • News: Top 10 Google Accomplishments Under Eric Schmidt

    After nearly 10 years as Google's chief executive, Eric Schmidt hands the job over to cofounder Larry Page on Monday. Schmidt will continue to serve as executive chairman and an advisor to the company, and will handle matters such as business deals and government outreach. A decade is an eternity in the Internet age, so it's no surprise that Google has done lots of big things with Schmidt at the helm. Here are Google's ten biggest accomplishments under Eric Schmidt.

  • News: Asus Eee Pad Transformer undercuts iPad 2

    Asus has announced UK shipping dates for its first two tablet PCs. The 16GB Google Android Honeycomb-based Asus Eee Pad Transformer will cost from £379 - £20 cheaper than the asking price for the 16GB Apple iPad 2.

  • News: Motorola confirms Xoom Android tablet onsale in UK next week

    Motorola has just confirmed to PC Advisor that it will start selling the 10.1in Xoom Android Honeycomb-based tablet in the UK from next week. Motorola is the launch partner for the Google Android Honeycomb platform – the first version the Google Android operating system written specifically for tablet devices.

  • News: Sky backtracks, considers offering content to YouView

    Sky has backtracked and now claims it is considering offering its content through YouView.

  • News: BlackBerry Playbook onsale from 19 April

    RIM has finally put a date and a price to the BlackBerry Playbook tablet. It will cost $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version, $599 for the 32GB model and $699 for the 64GB Wi-Fi version. Best Buy is taking orders from US and Canadian customers from today with deliveries starting on 19 April.

  • News: Samsung owns 20% of TV market

    Samsung held the largest market share of all flat-panel TVs (including LCD, LED and plasma) with nearly 20 percent in the first three quarters of 2010.



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