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  • News: Mobile Patent Wars: A Closer Look at How Everyone Loses

    These days, mobile-technology patents and lawsuits go together like peanut butter and jelly. Previously, patents primarily served to help companies protect their intellectual property; now, however, Apple, HTC, Microsoft, and smaller companies are using patents as leverage, suing one another in attempts to gain the upper hand. The trend, experts say, is quickly spinning out of control, and hurting consumers when it comes to mobile-gadget choices and prices.

  • News: HTC Phones To Get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 2012

    Owners of HTC phones will have to wait until early 2012 for their device's mobile OS to be upgraded to Google’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. In a post to its Facebook page HTC wrote not just phones with fast multi-core microprocessor chip architectures would get Android 4.0, but also HTC phones with fast single-core processors, such as the HTC Sensation XL.

  • News: Zypr API promises developers free, Siri-like voice control

    When it’s not offline, Siri—the voice-driven personal assistant built into the iPhone 4S—is impressive at what it does. But it’s also limited: While you can access Siri at any time, you can’t use voice interactions to control third-party apps. Pioneer Corporation hopes to change that with its new, free Zypr application programming interface (API).

  • News: HTC details first round of Android 4.0 upgrades

    Early next year, seven smartphones from HTC will be upgraded to Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, the company said on Monday.

  • News: PC Advisor now available for Android smartphones

    PC Advisor is now available for Google Android smartphones, with a free download delivering expert news, reviews, tutorials and blogs to Android users via a native app.

  • News: Apple Fixing iPhone 4S Battery Problem and Other User Issues

    Apple is working to fix the battery problems faced by users of devices carrying its i0S 5 mobile operating system, solve a security issue with the magnetic SmartCover for the iPad 2 and add a new multi-touch feature to its original tablet.

  • News: Robot Roadies game coming to iOS

    If you fancy the rock n' roll lifestyle but don't have the musical talent you can always live out your fantasy in a new game due to hit the App Store next week.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Money makes the world go round

    As The O'Jays once so eloquently put it: "Money money money money money...monnnneyyyy." Whether it's bonuses to Apple execs, the company's new "EasyPay" retail system, a deal with another U.S. carrier, or an attempt to woo a content provider to the tablet, you can bet dollars to donuts that it's the dollars--not the donuts--that make the world go round. Those and the lasers, anyway. Oh, what the remainders for Friday, November 4, 2011 couldn't do with plenty of money and you.

  • News: Senator vows to block FCC nominees over LightSquared

    The controversy over satellite-LTE carrier LightSquared could prevent the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from filling two vacant seats if a U.S. senator follows through on a threat issued this week.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Nov. 4

    You didn't realize that Apple is changing its design philosophy, overhauling its entire product line and doing a massive redesign for the iPhone 5, which may actually already exist and is only waiting for decent LTE chips.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Mixed news for chips as Groupon IPO soars

    There was mixed news on PC and microprocessor market growth this week, while the Groupon initial public offering Friday showed that there are plenty of people betting that social media will continue to drive technology trends.

  • News: Android now accounts for nearly 45% of U.S. smartphone users

    More U.S. smartphone users turned to Android in the third quarter, accounting for nearly 44.8% of some 87 million users, ComScore reported Friday.

  • News: Siri outage leaves iPhone 4S owners bereft

    Siri may be the most prominent feature on the iPhone 4S, but in truth it's only partly "on" your phone, as a network-related outage this past Thursday demonstrated. iPhone 4S users were cut off from their virtual assistant, their queries answered only by messages that Siri could not make a network connection.

  • News: AT&T extends date for T-Mobile deal to close

    AT&T has pushed back the expected date of its proposed US$39 billion merger with T-Mobile USA, saying now that the deal will close in the first half of 2012.

  • News: Intel, MIPS scramble to support Android 4.0 on tablets

    Intel and MIPS Technologies expect the next version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 4.0, to soon run on tablets and smartphones based on their processors.

  • News: PlugBug Charges Macs and iPads With a Single Plug

    The MacBook chargers are possibly the best notebook power adapters in the world: They’re small, and you can wind the cord around two retractable hooks. Now Twelve South has come up with a little gadget called the PlugBug that can ride piggyback on your MacBook charger to let you plug in any iPhone, iPad, or USB device.

  • News: Amazon planning 8.9in Kindle Fire

    Amazon is seemingly preparing to manufacture an 8.9in version of the Kindle Fire, according to sources in the company's supply chain.

  • News: Samsung Ships More Smartphones Than Apple

    Samsung beat out Apple and other phone makers in the last quarter, shipping more smartphones all over the world than anyone else, according to a report from IDC.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: The X factor

    What do you get the iPhone owner who has everything? Why, a new case, of course! And what better place to look for the latest in protective accessories for your handset than Macworld's weekly roundup, where we scour the deepest corners of the Internet and report back on what's new and what's hot. This week's roundup features the usual mix of interesting offerings, with several that take on a fun—and sometimes emotional—theme.

  • News: App Store sandboxing coming in March; developers wary

    Change is coming to the Mac App Store. On Wednesday Apple announced that as of March 1, 2012, all apps submitted to the Mac App Store will have to implement a security system called sandboxing in order to gain approval. The result will be safer apps, but some developers fear that sandboxing may force them to strip out certain features.



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