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  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Mail's changes

    Many iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users have mixed feelings about iOS's Mail app. On the whole, it's one of the best mobile email clients, making it easy to read and reply to email. But it's also missing many of the features you've come to expect from email clients on the desktop. We obviously shouldn't expect the same level of functionality from a mobile app as we do from a Mac app, but the fact that we use iOS Mail so much makes it an easy target for criticism.

  • News: Android 'Ice Cream Sandwich' arrives Oct. 19 in Hong Kong

    The big Google-Samsung event to launch Ice Cream Sandwich -- postponed at CTIA earlier this week -- will take place next Wednesday in Hong Kong, according to an invitation sent by the two companies.

  • News: LightSquared shows GPS interference fix

    LightSquared and a partner, Javad GNSS, showed off a filter and an antenna on Thursday that they said would solve the anticipated GPS interference problem that has plagued the carrier's plan to deploy an LTE network in frequencies near those used by GPS.

  • News: Microsoft strong-arms hardware makers into social responsibility

    After years of failing to get Microsoft to adopt a formal environmental sustainability policy, shareholders seem to have won: Microsoft will now insist its hardware suppliers comply with the company's social responsibility requirements.

  • News: Apple's iCloud launch woes evoke MobileMe's '08 debacle

    The launch of Apple's new iCloud service has been reminiscent of the fiasco three years ago when the company debuted MobileMe, according to users' complaints that describe a sweeping range of problems.

  • News: Lazaridis apologizes to BlackBerry customers

    A co-CEO of Research In Motion has apologized for the massive three-day failure of the BlackBerry email and messaging service, said full service around the world is back to nomal now and promised a thorough investigation of the problem. However, he gave no assurances it won't happen again."

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Newsstand

    The publishing industry has been viewing the iPad as a potential savior even before Apple announced its tablet. But strangely, the iPad has lagged behind other mobile products--most notably Amazon's Kindle--when it comes to one key feature: the ability to automatically download new issues of magazines and newspapers when they're available.

  • News: Open source WineHQ database breached

    For the second time in two months, a major open source project has been breached. This time the victim is the WineHQ project which manages Wine, an open source technology that lets users install and run Windows applications on Linux, Mac, Solaris and other operating systems.

  • News: Quanta latest to license patents from MS for Android, Chrome

    Quanta Computer, the Taiwanese contract computer manufacturer, is now the ninth company to license patents from Microsoft for its Android devices, the companies said Thursday.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Safari

    The iOS version of Safari has always been one of the best--if not the best--of the mobile browsers on the market. And when the iPad version of Safari debuted in early 2010, it brought several desktop features, such as a Bookmarks bar, to Apple's mobile offering. But with iOS 5, Apple has added even more features inspired by the Mac version of Safari, and while the result still doesn't match the full-featured experience of a desktop Web browser, you no longer feel as though you're sacrificing quite as much when moving from your Mac to your iPhone or iPad.

  • News: Jumio soon to offer software-only mobile card processing

    Jumio plans to soon introduce a new kind of payment processing service that uses cellphones but doesn't require any additional hardware.

  • News: Mozilla bashes Microsoft's browser security test

    Mozilla has responded to Microsoft's new browser security test with jabs against Internet Explorer.

  • News: Up close with iOS 5: Reminders

    At its core, the Reminders app that iOS 5 introduces is a simple task-management utility, designed to look like a sheet of loose-leaf paper. It offers basic functionality for entering tasks and to-dos, mixing in geolocation fun for good measure.

  • News: No compulsory upgrades for SAP users

    The UK & Ireland SAP User Group has welcomed SAP’s announcement of its innovation plans, which confirms that users will not be forced to carry out compulsory upgrades.

  • News: 'Hollywood Hacker' Collared by FBI

    A man alleged to have hacked into the personal email accounts of celebrities, including Scarlett Johansson and Christina Aguilera, was arrested yesterday by the FBI.

  • News: Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' Bounds onto Stage

    After months of anticipation by Linux fans around the world, Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” made its long-awaited debut on Thursday.

  • News: iOS 5 Update: Top Headaches and How to Fix Them

    The iOS 5 launch produced reports of numerous errors, as Apple's servers were overwhelmed by the demand and users experienced instances lost data and apps or bricked devices after installing the update. Trending topics on Twitter, Google and elsewhere were dominated by the likes of "error 3200," which was one of the most commonly reported problems.

  • News: Dennis Ritchie, Father of Unix and C programming language, dead at 70

    Dennis Ritchie, the software developer who brought the world the C programming language and Unix operating system, has died at the age of 70.

  • News: BlackBerry service fully restored; outage cause still unknown

    BlackBerry service is fully restored for 70 million customers worldwide after three days of outages, Research in Motion announced today.

  • News: Battle between Samsung and Apple heats up

    The legal battle between Apple and Samsung has reached fever pitch, with Apple getting an injunction to stop the sale of the Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Australia as Samsung launches new versions of its smartphones to keep them on sale in the Netherlands. Both companies are also preparing for a hearing in California scheduled for Thursday.



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