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  • News: Weekly Wrap: Mac and iOS news to get you through the holidays

    We don’t want to keep you from your one-horse open sleigh time, so let’s get right down to business. This is the Weekly Wrap, where we point you to our biggest Macworld stories from the week gone by, in case you missed them. Think of it as a Christmas present. Let’s go-ho-ho:

  • News: Smartphones and Social Media Help You Follow Santa

    Technology is making it easy and fun to follow Santa this Christmas.

  • News: Skitch offers image annotation on iPad

    iPad users looking to annotate and share pictures, maps, and web pages from their tablet have a new tool from Evernote.

  • News: 5 iPhone and iPad Apps That Make Great Gifts

    If you're searching for a last-minute gift for the holidays, look no further than Apple's App Store.

  • News: Biggest Windows 8 news for week ending Dec. 23

    The big news this week regarding Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 software was that it features picture passwords, something that drew widespread attention but also some skepticism. Otherwise it was a week of rumors about what other features Microsoft's next big software release might contain and devices that might be coming out specifically to support it.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending Dec. 23

    The iOSsphere was roiled and roused this week by the stunning news that the iPhone 5 will drive higher Apple sales. Unless Apple releases the iPhone 4S-S instead.

  • News: The Week in iPhone Cases: Vinyl nostalgia

    Even though a good chunk of the world is celebrating various holidays this week and next, the accessory market that revolves around Apple's smartphones shows no sign of slowing down. It continues to churn out example after example of new designs. Which, of course, means it's time for this week's iPhone-case roundup. Today's installment features old-style vinyl records, extreme sports, and the most destructive force in all of nature: children.

  • News: Did Smartphones kill the Point-and-Shoot?

    Smartphones in 2011 were increasingly the go-to device over traditional cameras and camcorders for Americans looking to capture photos and videos, a recent survey finds. Mobile handset photography jumped from comprising 17 percent of photos taken in 2010 to 27 percent in 2011, according to market research firm NPD Group. Traditional camera usage, meanwhile, fell 12 percentage points from 52 to 44 percent of all photos taken in 2011.

  • News: NORAD brings Santa -- and elf tossing -- to iPads, iPhones, Android devices

    Santa Claus should take note that NORAD, the Colorado Springs-based military organization responsible for the aerospace and maritime defense of the United States and Canada, has been especially nice this year. The outfit has gone beyond its usual satellite-based Santa tracking by delivering free mobile device apps and games.

  • News: Republic Wireless Scraps Data Restrictions

    Republic Wireless has seen the error of its ways and has announced that it's truly offering unlimited data, voice, and texting for $19 per month.

  • News: Dropbox optimizes app for Android 4.0

    Cloud storage company Dropbox has added offline storage and bulk upload to an redesigned version of its Android application, which has been optimized for Android 4.0.

  • News: Patent firm sues German retailers for selling HTC phones

    IPCom, a German company that licenses technology patents for mobile phones, is suing German retailers for continuing to sell 3G HTC phones in violation of a court injunction issued in 2009.

  • News: Plano, Texas schools see benefits from district-wide Wi-Fi

    At the Plano Independent School District in Texas, 82 schools and office campuses are equipped with Wi-Fi offering private channels for teachers and staff and a public channel for students.

  • News: Enterprise smartphone and tablet incursion to grow in 2012

    Workers bringing their own devices to work was one of the biggest challenges IT departments faced in 2011, in 2010 and in 2009 as well. And guess what? It's going to be one of the biggest challenges in 2012 too.

  • News: FCC clears AT&T-Qualcomm spectrum deal

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission approved AT&T's US$1.9 billion purchase of spectrum from Qualcomm on Thursday, allowing the carrier to salvage one ambitious deal to acquire more spectrum, after shooting down its planned merger with T-Mobile USA.

  • News: FCC approves first white spaces database, device

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved the first database of unlicensed wireless spectrum that can be used by new so-called white spaces devices.

  • News: HTC EVO View 4G Tablet Gets Honeycomb at Last

    HTC EVO View 4G owners get a bonus holiday gift today in the form of an Android Honeycomb update. Previously, the 7-inch tablet was running a tablet-optimized version of HTC's Sense interface over Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Right now, you'll have to manually update your EVO View, but Sprint says it will push the upgrade over-the-air to users in 2012.

  • News: German court 'unlikely to ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N'

    A German judge has said that he is unlikely to grant Apple an injuction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N.

  • News: LogMeIn offers free remote control of your computer

    LogMeIn has long provided iOS users with remote access to their PC desktops—and now it's doing so for free.

  • News: Why RIM Should Not Sell the BlackBerry Brand--and Why It Should

    Rumors about a potential sale of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) have been circulating for months, due largely to the Canadian company's ongoing struggles to retain its place in the competitive mobile market and compete with the likes of Apple, Google and others.



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