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More Apple Opinion

  • Opinion: Cricket Wireless Brings iPhone to its Prepaid Network

    Remember the days when you could only get the iPhone on AT&T? My, how things have changed. Cricket Wireless has announced that it will bring the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S on its prepaid network. This is the first time the iPhone has been offered on a prepaid carrier.

  • Opinion: Will iPhone 5 Chatter Hurt Apple's Sales?

    Love 'em or hate 'em, iPhone gossip is the chief sustenance of tech bloggers and journalists, many of whom scrutinize the credibility of every rumor, no matter how preposterous. The reason? Page views, of course. You see, readers love iPhone rumors--perhaps even more than they love griping about them.

  • Opinion: Absinthe 2.0 Jailbreak Is What's Wrong with iOS

    A tireless collaborative effort by the iOS Jailbreak Dream Team (a group comprised of members from the Chronic-Dev Team and the iPhone Dev Team) has yielded Absinthe 2.0--a jailbreak utility for iOS 5.1.1. While some appreciate being able to break out of Apple's "walled garden", the fact that iOS devices can be rooted poses a significant security risk.

  • Opinion: Share Smartphone Photos Wirelessly To Your PC With Bump

    Bump for iOS and Android makes it easy to move photos from handsets to PCs with a new Web-based tool that transfers smartphone photos to your desktop with just one tap of your spacebar. The new tool doesn't rely on a shared network or Bluetooth to transfer files. Instead, Bump uses geolocation capabilities on your phone and your PC browser to send photos to the cloud and then download them to your desktop. This is similar to how Bump's smartphone app transfers contacts and photos between mobile devices.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: Create Email Groups on Your iPhone with MailShot 2.0

    Email groups are an important part of business life, yet Apple's iOS offers no support for them.

  • Opinion: Apple Design Chief Ive Working on Most Important Project So Far

    Apple is currently working on its “most important and best work” so far, Jonathan Ive, the company’s senior vice president of industrial design, said in a rare interview for UK daily The Telegraph. Ive was in his home country this week to receive his knighthood from the queen, who has both an iPod and an iPad, recognizing his “services to design and enterprise.”

  • Opinion: iPhone Users More Likely to Tell Truth Via Text, Study Says

    People are more likely to tell the truth in a text message than in a voice interview, according to researchers at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.

  • Opinion: Best Buy Stores Cut iPhone 4 Price to $50

    Price cuts for Apple's iPhone have spread to Best Buy, where the retailer has slashed the iPhone 4's price to $50.

  • Opinion: iPhone Screen Size May Increase to at Least 4 Inches

    Apple is looking to increase the iPhone's screen size from 3.5 inches to at least 4 inches, according to a Wall Street Journal report, a move that's presumably being made because of stiff Android competition.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone Smokes Android, iPhone, But No One Wants It

    During Microsoft's recent Smoked by Windows Phone challenge, Microsoft-based devices were almost always faster at completing everyday tasks compared to Android and iPhone handsets. But even the fastest Windows Phone can't run away from the fact that nobody's buying Microsoft-powered handsets.

  • Opinion: T-Mobile: iPhone Will Be Network-Ready by End of 2012

    T-Mobile is promising to bring all its unlocked iPhone subscribers 3G and 4G LTE service as part of its ongoing network overhaul.

  • Opinion: RIM, Ditch the BlackBerry Bold Look

    BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is swatting down reports that its upcoming BlackBerry 10 phones won't use physical keyboards.

  • Opinion: Avast Offers Free Security for Mac OS X

    Mac users have been forced to face a cold reality lately--the days of security through obscurity are over. Macs have traditionally been off the radar, and relatively safe just by virtue of being Macs. Now that malicious attacks are targeting Macs, users need to defend themselves. Avast is stepping up to offer its popular free antimalware software for Mac OS X.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Fixes Issues with Office for Mac 2011 SP2

    Microsoft originally released Service Pack 2 for Office for Mac 2011 over a week ago, but pulled the update when some users reported issues. Microsoft announced today that the Office for Mac 2011 SP2 update is available once again.

  • Opinion: Expand Your Smartphone's Battery Life

    The battery in Marjorie Hoosier's smartphone doesn't last through the day. She asked the Cell Phones, Mobile Devices forum for advice.

  • Opinion: A Liquidmetal iPhone 5: What's in it for You

    As refreshed iPhone is expected in October, as Apple is said to use a material called liquidmetal to differentiate itself from the competition, according to reports. iPhone 5 rumors aside, what is liquidmetal and why build a phone out of something that sounds so strange?

  • Opinion: Carry Any Operating System in Your Pocket

    Creating a bootable version of Windows, Mac OS, or Linux is a great way to repurpose your old USB flash drives. You never know when you might need to reinstall your favorite operating system or repair the PC of a family member or friend, so take a moment to read over our guide to creating bootable flash drives--and then build a portable PC toolkit you can carry in your pocket.

  • Opinion: Why Switching OS Platforms Is Not a Security Fix

    It has been a rallying cry against Microsoft Windows for years: to avoid malware and security issues, just stop using Windows. The mantra has traditionally been embraced by both Mac and Linux users, but as Mac OS X users deal with the fallout from the Flashback malware attack, some Linux supporters are turning the tired attack even against the Apple OS.

  • Opinion: Apple Flashback Malware Removal Includes Innovative Approach to Reducing Risk for Macs

    Better late than never? Apple has released the third Java update in a week for Mac OS X, and this one contains the tool to remove the Flashback malware from infected systems. Beneath the belated fix to help users eradicate the threat, Apple has introduced a proactive approach to reducing security risk that other vendors should take note of.

  • Opinion: Ultrabooks: trying to catch Apple four years after the MacBook Air

    Intel's promotion of Ultrabooks four years after the launch of the MacBook Air may help to explain why Apple is now a $600bn company.



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