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  • News: Verizon readying new VCast Apps store

    Verizon Wireless will introduce a new version of its VCast Apps store to developers at its Verizon Developer Conference in September, improving the experience for both app creators and consumers, an executive said Wednesday.

  • News: Amazon launches Kindle Cloud Reader, avoiding Apple's rules

    If you can’t beat the rules, go around ‘em. That seems to be the idea behind Amazon’s new Web-based Kindle Cloud Reader, a transparent attempt to give iPad readers direct access to both their Kindle books and the Amazon bookstore without cutting Apple a 30-percent slice of the pie.

  • News: Amazon Outflanks Apple with Kindle Cloud Reader

    Apple wants its piece of the pie, and it implemented some heavy-handed policies for in-app purchases. Rather than giving a cut of the revenue to Apple, companies like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and others chose to simply remove the button for in-app purchases. Now, Amazon has stepped it up a notch by creating a Web-based version of the Kindle reader that circumvents Apple entirely.

  • News: Phone Data Caps: Five Things You Shouldn't Do (Too Often)

    Chances are, you no longer have an unlimited data plan on your mobile phone. Just a few years back, unlimited data plans were the norm, but now these all-you-can-eat options are rapidly disappearing. AT&T did away with unlimited options last year, and Verizon Wireless followed suit this year, moving to a similar tiered model. And even if you don't have an actual data limit, your so-called unlimited plan may very well come with a speed cap: If you use too much data, you'll see your speeds decrease significantly.

  • News: 11 Essential Tablet Productivity Apps

    Whether you're an executive, a traveling sales rep, a student, or a soccer parent, a slate full of smart apps can help you manage the ever-changing demands of your daily life. It doesn't really matter whether you use an iPad or one of the new Android tablets; both platforms offer a wealth of options for staying on top of things. And in any case, it's not about having the most apps--it's about having the right apps for you.

  • News: The five best free iPhone apps for travel

    You smartphone is great for checking emails and surfing the web when you're travelling around, but it can also be useful for helping you flag down cabs, finding out travel news and directions. Here's five free apps for the iPhone that will help you when it comes to travelling.

  • News: Facebook to rival BBM with instant messaging program

    Facebook is hoping to rival BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) and Apple's iMessage with its own instant messaging service for smartphones.

  • News: ITC to investigate another Apple complaint against HTC

    HTC faces even more pressure from Apple, now that the U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate another patent-infringement complaint against the Android phone maker.

  • News: Boxee launches iPad app, AirPlay integration

    The Internet video streaming service Boxee took square aim at the Apple crowd on Tuesday, launching both an iPad application and a firmware update to its own Boxee Box hardware that includes AirPlay integration as an "experimental" feature.

  • News: Visa to make it easier for merchants to adopt chip-based card payments

    Visa today announced plans that will let qualifying merchants in the U.S. eliminate the need to annually validate their compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standard.

  • News: Windows 7 to crack 40% share by year's end

    Windows 7 will be on 42% of the world's computers by the end of this year, a Gartner analyst predicted today

  • News: Scosche myTrek exercise monitor hits the ground running

    Months after it made a big splash at Macworld 2011, Scosche Industries’s myTrek exercise-monitoring system for iOS devices is finally hitting the market.

  • News: London rioters plan on Blackberrys as RIM speaks to police

    Blackberry manufacturer RIM has promised to work closely with police after claims that rioters who spread destruction across London, Birmingham and Liverpool last night used their Blackberry devices to co-ordinate action.

  • News: New Free ESPN app to show every Barclays Premier League goal

    This season football fans can watch video clips of all the goals from every Barclays Premier League match – completely free on the ESPN Goals app.

  • News: Hackers threaten BlackBerry over London riot pledge

    Inside BlackBerry, the official BlackBerry Blog, has been targeted by hackers in what appears to be retaliation for RIM revealing it will "assist the authorities" in tracking down rioters that have spread violence across the UK over the past three days.

  • News: Can a UV Light Kill Keyboard Nasties?

    I'm not a particularly germophobic person. I use hand sanitizer only when I hear people cough, I eat at my desk (and I pound the crumbs out of the keyboard once a month), and I live by the 5-second rule. But the arrival of the ViraShield, a $250 UV light device by VirWall that claims to kill the bacteria, viruses, and mold on your equipment, got me wondering about what kinds of nasties I was sharing my keyboard with--and whether I could really get rid of them. After all, those creepy-crawlies could be giving me the flu or salmonella. (Or maybe my chronic workplace fatigue crops up just because I'm, well, at work.)

  • News: App Makers May Be Exposing Your Sensitive Data to Hackers

    Some popular apps store sensitive data such as user names and passwords and credit card information in plain text on your phone's memory, making the data an easy target for hackers. A Chicago-based mobile forensics company called viaForensics recently found as much after completing an audit of dozens of the most popular apps on both iOS and Android platforms.

  • News: Report: Tribune Co. Developing Tablet for Its Newspapers

    The Tribune Co., one of the largest newspaper companies in the country, is working on a tablet to offer its subscribers, according to a report from CNN. Tribune owns the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Orlando Sentinel, a few other daily newspapers and 23 television stations.

  • News: BlackBerry's QNX-Based Phones Expected to Underwhelm Users

    If you were keeping your hopes up for a BlackBerry superphone running the QNX OS, you will be disappointed. Research In Motion is set to launch an underwhelming range of QNX-based phones next year, according to a BGR report, that will be as good as dead on arrival. Here's why:

  • News: Apple 'to launch iOS 5 beta 6 on 17 August'

    Apple is going to launch the sixth beta version of iOS 5 on Wednesday 17 August, it has been claimed.



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