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  • News: What to do if you find a lost iPhone

    Suppose you find a lost iPhone. Because you are a person of strong moral fiber and good character--you must be, if you are reading Macworld--you want to help the poor, heartbroken multitouch devotee who pines for this misplaced device. So all you have to do is just figure out who owns the phone, get it back to the grateful owner, and feel the warm glow that comes from having done a good deed for the day.

  • News: iPhone 5 rumor roll-up for the week ending Nov. 11

    The iPhone 5 becomes the smartphone equivalent of the Holy Grail, a repository of the iOSsphere's technological hopes and dreams and, best of all, melodrama. This week: shatterproof OLED display, the curse of the iPhone 4S, cursing Samsung and the January surprise.

  • News: Sprint locks iPhone 4S for international roaming

    Sprint confirmed that, starting Friday, all new iPhone 4S models sold for use on its network will initially be carrier-locked to Sprint's designated overseas partners when using the phone outside the United States. After a few months, however, customers in good standing can request an unlock so that they can use cheaper pre-paid micro-SIM cards overseas.

  • News: iOS 5.0.1 update worsens iPhone battery woes, say users

    Apple's iOS 5 update this week did not solve the quick-draining battery issues for many users, according to reports posted on the company's own support forum.

  • News: Apple now selling contract-free iPhone 4S

    If you've been reluctant to chain yourself to a carrier for two years, then good news: As promised, Apple is now selling an unlocked, contract-free version of the iPhone 4S. Keep in mind, it'll cost you a pretty penny.

  • News: New nano-SIM card will result in thinner smartphones

    A new, smaller SIM card, dubbed nano-SIM, will free up room for additional memory and larger batteries, helping phone vendors create thinner devices, German company Giesecke & Devrient said on Friday.

  • News: Virgin Media and THECUBE announce joint testing deal during Cameron visit

    Virgin Media and start-up incubator THECUBE are using a scheduled visit by prime minister David Cameron to Silicon Roundabout today to launch a joint testing deal on Virgin's broadband, mobile and digital entertainment products.

  • News: What Smartphones Will Be Like in 2012

    Since the advent of the first modern smartphone--arguably the original Apple iPhone in 2007--the power of these mobile computing devices that also happen to make phone calls has advanced by leaps and bounds.

  • News: Siri speaks: Voice of Siri in the UK was recorded six years ago

    The voice of 'Daniel' - the iPhone 4S' personal assistant better known as Siri - was actually recorded six years ago, it has been revealed.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Flash in the pan

    RIM doubles down on Flash, Steve Jobs gets nominated for a popularity contest, and the voice of Siri speaks...in a British accent. The remainders for Thursday, November 10, 2011 are here for you.

  • News: More shoppers drawn to cheaper, smaller Kindle Fire over iPad, survey says

    More than three times as many shoppers for tablet computers are considering the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire over the bestselling iPad, according to a new survey.

  • News: Optus grows its mobile base

    Optus has grown its mobile customer base to 9.23 million as at 30 September 2011, up 131,000 or four per cent year on year.

  • News: iOS 5.0.1 Brings Battery Fix to iPhone 4S, Multitasking Gestures to Original iPad

    Apple is taking its new over-the-air update system for a spin today with iOS 5.0.1. The company expects the update to squash battery-draining bugs in the iPhone 4S and add multitasking gestures to the iPad.

  • News: Unfinished iOS features hint at future plans

    Like Indiana Jones or Lara Croft, some folks just can’t help themselves from digging deep into the mysteries of time—or, for those of us stuck at our desks, into the mysteries of our iOS devices. Digital treasure seekers have recently uncovered a pair of unimplemented features in iOS 5 that can be enabled with a little technical trickery, without even requiring you to jailbreak your phone.

  • News: New iOS 5.0.1 update fixes bugs and battery issues

    Apple today released iOS 5.0.1, the anticipated update designed to fix multiple unspecified bugs that drained the iPhone's battery much faster than expected.

  • News: Hands on with iOS over-the-air updates

    Thursday's release of iOS 5.0.1 marked the first time that public upgrades to the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch can be installed directly on those devices, without requiring a visit to iTunes.

  • News: RIM stands by Flash mobile as it pursues HTML5

    Research in Motion will continue to use Adobe Flash Player, at least for the BlackBerry Playbook tablet, even after Adobe announced it will discontinue Flash for the mobile Web.

  • News: Amazon updates, sunsets Stanza app

    Fans of the Amazon-owned Stanza e-reading app for iOS have been granted at least a temporary reprieve: Amazon on Thursday released an update to the app that fixes a slew of problems that affected the app when running on iOS 5.

  • News: Soft sales by Apple suppliers may hint at iPhone, iPad production cuts

    Softer-than-usual sales numbers last month by several of Apple's component suppliers has one analyst puzzled and worried at the same time.

  • News: Apple releases iOS 5.0.1 with battery fixes, more

    Apple on Thursday released iOS 5.0.1, an update that the company says brings fixes for users suffering from decreased battery life under iOS 5. The update also sports a couple of additional features, including multitasking gestures for original iPad users, and bug fixes.



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