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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: All PCs great and small: how competition and collaboration is driving tech innovation

    A strange set of competitive and interdependent business relationships is driving innovation in PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets. And for the consumer that's mostly good news.

  • Opinion: Samsung's new "Galaxy Win" phone is a slightly whimpier Galaxy S3

    Samsung has clawed its way to become one of the industry's leading phone manufactures, if not arguably the industry leader. While the company's newly unveiled Galaxy S4 will soon go to battle against the iPhone 5 (and whatever Apple decides to call their next gen iNcarnation) and the HTC One for title of elite super phone of the moment, Samsung has still made room for the non-elite mobile customer. To that end, Samsung announced on Monday the Samsung Galaxy Win, which appears to be a slightly wimpier Galaxy S3 for the midrange consumer.

  • Opinion: Repairing your iPad's network connection

    Reader Walt Czeka's iPad has suddenly turned a blind eye to his local network. He writes:

  • Opinion: EyeFly film adds glasses-free 3D to your iPhone 5

    Phone manufacturers have turned their attention from 3D technology to HD screen development. But if you still want to watch Avatar on the go in all its 3D glory, there are ways to make your smartphone screen display 3D content without wearing a pair of silly glasses.

  • Opinion: What I'm Playing: On magic, mechanics, and musical hotel management

    The Other Brothers (iOS; $0.99)

  • Opinion: How to fast-charge your iPhone or iPad using a standard USB port

    Back in January I wrote about the "inconvenient truth" of trying to charge your iPad from a USB port: there's not enough juice.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Risky business

    Are you sitting down? Because the Wall Street Journal says Apple's going to release a new iPhone this year. I know! Elsewhere, Alan Kay takes a potshot at the iPad, and the first Steve Jobs movie gets ready to hit many of your screens. The remainders for Tuesday, April 2, 2013 love that old time rock 'n roll.

  • Opinion: Samsung Galaxy S4 gets rooted--kind of--before it even hits store shelves

    If you thought the iPhone Dev-Team was quick to jailbreak new handsets or software, you'll be amazed at the speed of the Android developer community. The Samsung Galaxy S4, which is still only up for pre-order, has already been rooted.

  • Opinion: The Macalope: It's dumb work if you can get it

    All too often, delving into an egregious act of silly punditry is like peeling an onion of dumb. So many stupid, stinky layers.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Fool on the hill

    Yes, yes, it's April Fool's Day. But here at the Remains of the Day, it's business as usual. So you can read about non-resellable MP3s, rumors about the next two iPhones, and Tim Cook's handsome, handsome yearbook photos without any fear that we're out to fool you. That's because the remainders for Monday, April 1, 2013, respect everything about you.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Purple reign

    Apple would really, really, really appreciate it if you'd give Final Cut Pro X just one more chance. Elsewhere, iPhone 5S rumors are running rampant on the streets, and photographic proof of Steve Jobs's most daring choice. This is the column formerly known as the remainders for Thursday, March 28, 2013.

  • Opinion: Tech Trek: Long Beach, California

    I have a confession to make at the outset: I used to live in Long Beach. Many readers expect travel columns to reflect the writer's experience as a visitor to a new place every time. Because I've lived in a lot of places--nearly two dozen different cities--the chances of my returning to a place where I used to live is a little higher than for most people. Anyway, I lived in the LBC for less than a year, so I'm hardly a native of the place.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Soul, man

    Samsung's trying to bring a little more life to its devices--arguably, too much. Elsewhere, a trusted source tells Apple just where it went wrong, and we have a new challenger in the Steve Jobs movie arena. The remainders for Monday, March 18, 2013 got what they got the hard way.

  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: Recover photos lost in an import

    The other day, someone I know very well (I shall not reveal his identity) called me for some emergency tech support. He had been importing photos from his iPhone to iPhoto on his Mac. A lot of photos. Just over a thousand photos, to be precise. After the import had apparently completed, a message popped up stating that the original photos were being deleted from the iPhone. During this process, iPhoto crashed.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Plane and simple

    An iPad might join you on your next flight to Hawaii, iPhone users consume online video at a prodigious rate, and Steve Jobs is the illustrated man. The remainders for Tuesday, March 12, 2013 are free with every purchase.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Chips and dip

    A new species of malware wants you to “like” it, the earliest iPhone is positively prehistoric, and the latest Apple TV packs a tiny surprise. The remainders for Monday, March 11, 2013 are served.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: The letter two

    Apple and Sony are going head-to-head--or ear-to-ear?--over music licensing, Phil Schiller posts a tweet and the Internet goes wild, and a former Apple rival joins Cupertino in taking on a new threat. The remainders for Thursday, March 7, 2013 can't read or write.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Pulp fiction

    Is a subscription service music to Tim Cook's ears? Will Apple set back the clock on Swatch? Will a judge tell a case not to pass go and not to collect $200? All those questions and more on the remainders for Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Believe it or not

    Would you believe me if I told you Apple was working on new iPhones and iPads? What if I told you it was in a lull of innovation? What if I said Ferrari and Apple were teaming up to fight crime? Then I saw the remainders for Tuesday, March 5, 2013--now I'm a believer.

  • Opinion: Will you buy a phablet this year?

    Smartphones are getting bigger by the minute. These days it's the norm to have a screen between four and five inches. However, 2013 could be the year of the 'phablet' with screens bulging to six inches or maybe bigger. Would you buy one of these tablet-smartphone hybrids? Our survey says yes.



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