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More Apple Opinion

  • Opinion: A good, cheap laptop? Make it a tablet

    A 'good, budget laptop' is the device we're most often asked to recommend. But what's cheap for one person is out of the reach of another. And anyway, the best cheap laptops are... tablets.

  • Opinion: Siri Outages Indicate Apple Still Doesnt Get the Cloud

    For the moment, at least, Apple’s new Siri feature is back online and cheerfully responding to instructions, but it’s hard to say how long that’s going to last. I had trouble getting Siri to respond to my requests from 10am to 2pm Pacific time on Friday and that’s in addition to the long block of downtime the service experienced on Thursday. All the trouble raises the question: Why can’t Apple get cloud services right?

  • Opinion: Science diction

    Don’t you just love the way science fiction has foretold our future? Mind you, I’m still waiting for my personal hovercar to fly me to the office each morning, and a robot Jeeves to take care of washing up and repartee

  • Opinion: Apple Didn't Just Change The World, Its Apps Did Too

    Apple’s late founder Steve Jobs often talked about changing the world, and now one of the apps used on Apple mobile devices is being recognized for doing just that.

  • Opinion: Samsung Passes Apple in Smartphone Shipments

    Apple's position in the catbird seat for global smartphone shipments has been short-lived. Just a scant three months ago, the maker of the iPhone knocked Nokia out of the top spot. Now Samsung and its lineup of Android smartphones are top dog.

  • Opinion: iPhone 4S, iPad 2 Get Rudimentary iOS 5 Jailbreak

    Two weeks after the release of the iPhone 4S, a member of the iPhone Dev-Team has discovered a "very preliminary" jailbreak for iOS 5 running on the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2, according to iClarified, via TechCrunch.

  • Opinion: Make Sure All Your Google Contacts Sync to Your iOS Device

    My wife recently made the switch from a clunky old Android phone to a spiffy new iPhone 4S. When she asked if all her contacts could be moved from the former to the latter, I confidently replied, "Sure, no problem!" After all, Android phones sync with Google Contacts, and iTunes has the ability to do likewise. Easy-peasy, right?

  • Opinion: Malware Uses Smartphone Accelerometers to Steal Keystrokes

    Did you know your smartphone's accelerometer can be used to steal keystrokes from a nearby keyboard?

  • Opinion: Microsoft's Ballmer Knocks Android, Commends iPhone

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had some nasty things to say about Google's Android operating system. But the iPhone? Not so much.

  • Opinion: Apple iPhone 4S Launch Day: A Survival Guide

    If you plan to line up all night at the Apple Store to be one of the first to get the iPhone 4S on Friday, or are hoping to snag one at a small Sprint outlet that no one knows about: We've got you covered.

  • Opinion: Did iOS 5 Delete Your Apps, Music, and Data? Here's Help

    Apple's iOS 5 is supposed to take the hassle out of updates and backups by handling it all automatically through iCloud. But to get iOS 5, you've still got to go through iTunes, and if something goes wrong, the update may erase your apps and data in the process.

  • Opinion: When Base Stations and iPhones disagree

    Reader Janet Baylor’s iPhone doesn’t see eye-to-eye with her AirPort Base Station. She writes:

  • Opinion: iPhone 4S Garners Glowing Reviews

    The iPhone 4S is up for a great start: after one million preorders in 24 hours, reviewers gave it the thumbs up ahead of general availability on Friday. The improved camera, faster processor and Siri voice-enabled personal assistant in iOS 5 are the most talked-about iPhone 4S features among reviewers.

  • Opinion: Sprint Now Making All the Right Moves

    Sprint has had a painful run over the past few years, with poor financial performance and high subscriber attrition. But things appear to be looking up for the country's (distant) third-place wireless carrier.

  • Opinion: New iPhone 4S: Antenna 'Death Grip' Now Slightly Harder

    Apple has changed the antenna in the new iPhone 4S so that the cellular radio in the phone can choose between two antennas, depending on which one is sending or receiving signal best. These two antennas are part of the stainless steel band that wraps around the sides of the iPhone 4 and the new 4S. On the iPhone 4 this band is split up into several antennas so that one piece does Wi-Fi, another does GPS, another does Bluetooth and still another does cellular.

  • Opinion: Apple's iPhone 4S announcement crashes popular sites

    If you had trouble getting updates on this morning's iPhone 4S Apple keynote, you weren't alone. Almost every major tech news site suffered at least some downtime during the introduction of the new iPhone 4S.

  • Opinion: New iPhone 4S: Top 5 Letdowns

    Apple's new iPhone 4S has some impressive upgrades, including voice controls, a faster processor, and a better camera. But to millions of tech fans hoping to be dazzled by Apple's latest creation, the 4S is, well, a tad disappointing. Here are the top pre-launch rumors that didn't come true:

  • Opinion: iPhone 4S – 3 reasons why it is better for business users

    In case you missed it, Apple held a little event today. While no iPhone 5 was unveiled, Apple did announce a retooled, and updated iPhone 4--the iPhone 4S--which will be available on October 14.

  • Opinion: Apple's iPhone Event: 5 Things to Watch For

    Apple's iPhone event on Tuesday is about more than just new hardware. The company is at a crossroads, with Steve Jobs out as CEO and with big changes coming to iOS via iCloud. Apple watchers will want to pay close attention, because whatever happens on Tuesday will have greater implications beyond the iPhone 5.

  • Opinion: Can the Next-Gen iPhone Fend off Android?

    Diehard fans will buy the new iPhone, regardless of what Apple will announce on Tuesday, but unless the refresh is more substantial than expected, the company will have to work harder to fend off stiff competition from Android.



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