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  • News: The dope on iTunes Match, Genius playlists, and iOS devices

    Macworld reader (and Editor), Dan Miller vents his spleen in regard to iTunes Match. He writes:

  • News: Carrier IQ's Cell Phone Snooping 'Overstated'

    Carrier IQ -- a program accused of snooping on the some 140 million mobile phones worldwide it's installed on -- isn't the villain that it has been made out to be by the media and consumer advocates, according to an independent researcher.

  • News: Apple to Samsung: Dont Make Thin or Rectangular Tablets or Smartphones

    Apple proffers design advice on how Samsung could avoid stepping on Apple’s design patent toes, in a legal brief filed as part of its ongoing patent infringement lawsuit against its competitor.

  • News: Lookout releases free Carrier IQ detection app

    A mobile security software company last Friday released a tool that detects Carrier IQ, the software embedded in numerous smartphones that has raised questions from users, privacy advocates and even Congress.

  • News: Android in 2012: Whats Next

    Google only scratched the surface with the latest improvements to its Android mobile operating system. Users have been left wanting more, and they are likely to get it in 2012.

  • News: Sneaky Mobile Ads Invade Android Phones

    Are you wondering how that mysterious icon ended up on your Android phone's start screen? Annoyed at the ads clogging your notification bar? You aren't alone. Thousands of Android apps now include software that shoves marketing icons onto your phone's start screen or pushes advertising into your notification bar--and many of the apps give you no warning about the ad invasion.

  • News: European regulators start investigating Carrier IQ

    Organizations and regulators across Europe, including Germany, have started looking into the use of Carrier IQ's tracking software, to ensure that mobile phone vendors and operators are not violating users' privacy.

  • News: New SIM Card Will Lead to Thinner Phones

    A new SIM card, dubbed nano-SIM, will free up room in phones for additional memory and larger batteries, and help manufacturers create thinner devices, German card maker Giesecke & Devrient has claimed.

  • News: Microsoft delays Windows Phone 7 in China to first half 2012

    Microsoft expects its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system to launch in China during the first half of 2012, rather than in late 2011 as originally planned, the company said Saturday.

  • News: Google Employees Said To Be Testing Android 4.O on Samsung Nexus S

    Google is working out any bugs in the latest update to the Android mobile operating system before releasing it broadly, and that's good news for Samsung Nexus S users.

  • 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: 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: Comcast to phase out Clearwire service

    At least one of the cable operators that struck a wireless spectrum deal with Verizon on Friday now plans to stop reselling WiMax mobile service from Clearwire.

  • News: Lawmaker asks FTC to investigate Carrier IQ

    The outcry over Carrier IQ's mobile-phone tracking software continued Friday, with a U.S. congressman asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the company.

  • 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.



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