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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: EE 4G data allowances are too small

    4G lets you do everything you'd normally reserve for when you have a Wi-Fi connection, but EE's tariffs say different.

  • Opinion: Your smartphone could be your best Black Friday shopping pal

    More and more tech consumers now turn to their trusty pal, their smartphone, to find the best deals on the most sought-after gadgets and tech deals. Here are some ways that using your phone can help you mobilize your Black Friday shopping campaigns—assuming you venture from your living room to do so.

  • Opinion: Flush with cash, Mozilla pushes its mobile plans

    Mozilla may have lost out on some 9 million Firefox downloads as a result of Microsoft's failure to show users of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 a court-mandated browser choice screen, but that doesn't appear to have done the organization any lasting harm.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: CallFlakes automates phone-call follow-ups

    If your smartphone was truly smart, it would give you a lot more post-call options.

  • Opinion: What you need to know about accessing the Internet on a smartphone

    Robert Harris asked me to explain the technologies and concerns around smartphone Internet access.

  • Opinion: The Macalope Daily: Bereft of basic logic

    [Due to technical issues The Macalope is currently available to all Macworld readers, not just members of Macworld Insider.]

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Rack 'em

    Samsung says it's not jacking up Apple's prices, a German board game company is whacking iOS apps for trademark violations, and Apple is packing stores into two new countries. The remainders for Wednesday, November 14, 2012 aren't lacking.

  • 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.



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