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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Paydirt

    Apple’s paying a big chunk of change to Samsung and the Swiss railway, but maybe it’s all a distraction from the main event: the iPhone 5S. The remainders for Monday, November 12, 2012 aren’t made of money.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Three if by FedEx

    The LTE-enabled iPad minis are coming! The LTE-enabled iPad minis are coming! Elsewhere, Apple lays down the law for its accessory makers, and announces its workshop closure for the holidays. The remainders for Thursday, November 8, 2012 are today’s headlines ... today.

  • Opinion: Tiny $57 PC is like the Raspberry Pi, but faster and fully open

    It would be difficult to overstate the popularity of the tiny Raspberry Pi computer that launched earlier this year, but it's just one example of a rapidly growing class of small, inexpensive, Linux-powered devices, as I've already noted on several occasions before.

  • Opinion: Any phone in a storm

    I live in New Jersey, in an area hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy. Before the storm hit, my family took the traditional preparatory steps: We bought non-perishable foods, stocked up on water, took in our lawn furniture, and so on. But we also prepped our electronics for the coming storm—chiefly, by charging up our iPads, iPhones, and laptops.

  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: The iTunes Store and Apple IDs

    In this week’s Ask the iTunes Guy column, we look at a number of questions related to the iTunes Store and Apple IDs, and one question about a problem with iTunes launching at startup.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: The world is flat

    Apple executive Eddy Cue gets a flattering write-up, Motorola gets a flat take-it-or-leave-it offer from Cupertino, and how to turn your older Mac's drives into a Fusion Drive in twenty-seven hours flat. The remainders for Wednesday, October 31, 2012 are flat broke.

  • Opinion: Apple iPad mini: The reviews are in

    You won't be able to get your hands on Apple's iPad mini until Friday, but US and European based reviews of the newest, smallest iPad have begun to trickle through today. Let's take a look.

  • Opinion: Review: Great Pumpkin delights but doesn't soar

    I’ve loved It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown—the 1966 TV special—since I was a kid, and I always look forward to my yearly viewing. But even as a child, I didn’t yearn for repeats: once a year was enough. The program, and its December counterpart, A Charlie Brown Christmas, are both warm and cozy.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Ice, ice, baby

    Apple’s leaks are coming from outside the building, the original iPad may not get left out in the cold on Tuesday, and one government agency is playing it as cool as iOS. (See what I did there?) The remainders for Monday, October 22, 2012 are just cold chillin’.

  • Opinion: SMS embedded links weaponize smartphones

    I just got my first seriously nasty SMS: text-message with embedded links. As we know, never EVER click on embedded links in an email. I knew that SMSs can carry these malicious links, but until one came sailing into my phone last week, I hadn't stared at one on my smartphone screen.

  • Opinion: One month in, iOS 6's Passbook barely passes go

    In just four short weeks, iOS 6’s Passbook feature has totally revolutionized the life of you, me, and everybody we know.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: Maluuba for Android is like Siri--without the backtalk

    There's something pretty brash about an Android app that calls out the competition right in its own name.

  • Opinion: App scanner tells you if a mobile app is safe—before you install it

    You know that Android app you're about to download? It could be a security risk.

  • Opinion: Apple cedes US dominance to Japan and China

    "Apple Maps is the worst-received new product to come out of Cupertino since the 1993 launch of the Newton...the child of a nasty divorce between two of the world's most powerful companies." "

  • Opinion: Playing iPhone media through iTunes

    Reader Adam Spelbring is unsure of exactly what limitations the Lightning connector places on iOS devices, particularly in their relationship to iTunes. He writes:

  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: Default ringtone bug and the 'force close' apps debate

    With iPhones running iOS 6, some users are unable to change their default ringtone selection. To see if you have this bug, start by going to Settings -> Sounds -> Ringtone. From the list that appears, tap the name of the ringtone you want to be the default. A checkmark now appears after the selected tone. The next time you receive a phone call, your selected ringtone should play. If it does, all is good.

  • Opinion: Episode 4 of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead lives

    We love zombies. Correction: we love slaying zombies. That's why we're excited that The Walking Dead: Episode 4 - "Around Every Corner" was released today on PC with little warning. It seems that the latest episode of Telltale's point-and-click game takes a turn for the macabre, as the walking dead have become the slayers (I promise, no spoilers). If you've been playing The Walking Dead since the series began, you've survived three action-packed and emotional episodes; the group has changed, loyalties have shifted but the captivating drama and tension of the core game remains the same.

  • Opinion: Syncing all books to Kindle apps and devices

    Brian Hamilton, a reader who reads, is frustrated by what he perceives to be a Kindle limitation. He writes:

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Deja vu all over again

    Apple may be having a busy month as it reportedly ramps up production for the iPad mini, supposedly marshals its retail store employees to fix maps, and maybe even has to take on Samsung all over again. The remainders for Wednesday, October 3, 2012 are going back ... to the future.

  • Opinion: Chips off a new block

    Time was when the processor wars raged between Intel and AMD. New skirmishes are now breaking out in the smartphone and tablet mobile world, with Intel determined to make its presence known by doggedly reducing the size and power requirements of the ageing PC chip architecture.



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