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  • News: Adobe Flash Player 11 Will Have an Eye on Gaming

    Adobe Flash may be losing ground online to HTML 5 with Web developers and companies such as Apple and Microsoft, but that hasn't stopped Adobe from innovating on its still ubiquitous online video platform. The company has announced that the final versions of Flash Player 11 and Air 3 will be released in early October after being available as a public beta since July. The next Flash platform includes a new hardware-accelerated 3D rendering engine called Stage 3D that the company says is 1,000 times faster than Flash Player 10.

  • News: Nvidia's Quad-Core Kal-El Chip Packs Hidden 'Companion' Core

    Nvidia today unveiled the technical specs for its upcoming "Kal-El" quad-core mobile processor. The world's first mobile quad-core chip actually has a secret fifth core, which the company refers to as a "companion core," to handle less demanding tasks like Web browsing. By including this extra core, Nvidia says you can expect better energy savings and performance on tablets or smartphones.

  • News: Google+ networking now open to all

    Google has made its social network, Google+, available to all web users.

  • News: Trend Micro launches Titanium Tablet Security for Android

    Trend Micro has unveiled Titanium Tablet Security for Android, security software designed for both smartphones and tablet PCs that run Google's Android OS.

  • News: Apple to announce two new iPhones - analyst

    Apple is preparing to launch two new iPhones - an 'iPhone 4-plus' aimed at the Chinese market and an iPhone 5, according to an analyst firm.

  • News: Adobe Systems launches Flash Player 11 and Air 3

    Adobe Systems announced Flash Player 11 and Adobe Air 3 software Wednesday to help developers build more sophisticated applications with dozens of new features across smartphones and tablets as well as desktop computers.

  • News: Pew survey: Half of phone texters prefer voice calls

    Three-quarters of American adults with cellphones send and receive texts, but more than half of them prefer voice calls instead. Although that changes if someone texts a lot.

  • News: Verizon to sell HTC Rhyme for $200 beginning Sept. 29

    Verizon Wireless will begin selling the new HTC Rhyme smartphone for $199.99 starting Sept. 29.

  • News: Patent madness! A timeline of the Android patent wars

    How Android has gotten the entire mobile industry to sue itself.

  • News: IT managers start supporting employee-owned smartphones

    Despite the increasing use of smartphones at work, more than one-third of companies still don't provide any support for personal phones or outright prohibit their use at the office.

  • News: Instagram 2.0 adds live filters and higher-resolution photos

    Instagram on Tuesday unveiled version 2.0 of its popular photo-sharing app. The update adds new filters, live filter previews, instant tilt-shift effects, more border controls, high-resolution photos, and rotation controls.

  • News: A Third of Us Would Rather Text Than Talk, Survey Says

    What's your preferred means of cellphone communication: text or talk? A new survey from Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project says a slight majority of Americans--53 percent, to be exact--prefer a voice call to a text message. But 31 percent of cellphone users would rather get a text.

  • News: Amazon's App Store for Android live in the UK?

    Amazon's app store for Android appears to have gone live in the UK. A number of UK-based customer have reported being able to access the store, as have users in Australia, India and The Netherlands.

  • News: No iPhone 5 this year, Chinese supplier says

    There will not be an iPhone 5 launched in 2011, according to a Chinese supplier, though there will be an iPhone 4S.

  • News: iPhone 5 mockup shows wider Home button, larger screen

    A new image supposedly showing the iPhone 5 offers more evidence of a wider Home button, larger screen and a newly-positioned flash for the camera.

  • News: Google Wallet goes live

    At long last, Google has launched its Google Wallet mobile payment application on Sprint Nexus S 4G smartphones.

  • News: Google Wallet gets official launch

    Google officially launched its Google Wallet application late Monday for NFC-ready Sprint Nexus S 4G phone users.

  • News: Google Wallet: A Hands-On in the Real World

    The much-anticipated Google Wallet app debuts today--for now, available only on the Sprint Nexus S 4G phone. The app is the latest to use Near Field Communications (NFC) technology to facilitate payments--customers pay for items in brick-and-mortar shops by tapping their phone to a vendor's PayPass reader, a small box for transmitting data that can be found in major retailers like Macy's, Whole Foods, and McDonald's. To get its app off the ground, Google partnered with MasterCard, which has been using NFC chips on some of its credit cards since 2003, and originally developed the PayPass reader.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: Firmware updates, Thunderbolt gadgets, more

    It's been another busy week here at Macworld, and not just because of a steadily escalating prank war between editors Philip Michaels and Dan Miller. We've covered interesting iOS and Mac apps; Lion tricks and issues; accessories; Windows 8; and plenty more. In case you missed any of the good stuff this past week, here's a roundup of our biggest and best stories (in easily-digestible list format!) to bring you up to Thunderbolt speed.

  • News: Google Wallet Mobile Payments Coming: What It Means for You

    In late May, Google, MasterCard, Citi and a handful of U.S. retailers announced the upcoming "Google Wallet" mobile payments service, which will allow consumer to use select Near Field Communications (NFC) enabled, Android smartphones to pay for goods and services. And it looks like Google Wallet may officially launch today--though only one smartphone, the Google Nexus S, will reportedly support the service at first.



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