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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Rumor, rumor on the wall

    Begun, these iPhone rumors have. Elsewhere, Apple's radio service isn't getting play time from record labels, Eric Schmidt's got a head-scratcher, and Apple's getting greener (and not with envy). The remainders for Wednesday, December 5, 2012 are the fairest of them all.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: Airport Guide helps you find your way

    Smart business travelers keep an arsenal of apps at their fingertips to help with any situation. Hence, HipMunk for booking flights, Hotel Tonight for booking hotels, TripIt for keeping tabs on all your travel reservations, and so on.

  • Opinion: RingCentral's new SMS feature keeps your number private

    What do you do when you call a co-worker but they're not at their desk to answer the phone? You might send a text message to their mobile phone to try and reach them, but people using their own mobile devices may be reluctant to share their personal mobile number for business purposes. RingCentral may have a solution for that.

  • Opinion: The Macalope Daily: Unrequited disdain

    Forbes is truly the gift that keeps on giving to the Macalope.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Road to nowhere

    Apple's map manager gets shown the door (accurately, we hope), Siri will soon do everything but drive your car (thankfully), and one user dreams of the Apple TV (that will never be). The remainders for Tuesday, November 27, 2012 know where they're going, but they don't know where they been.

  • Opinion: The Macalope Daily: Anecdatal evidence

    Turns out taking dubious survey results as gospel isn't just for Apple haters.

  • Opinion: The Macalope Daily: All kinds of winning

    It's traditional to use the appellation "number cruncher" for someone like Horace Dediu, but that seems inadequate. Dediu does not so much crunch numbers as he vaporizes them.

  • Opinion: Surface RT: ARM'd, but not dangerous

    Windows Phone's where's-my-app theme is echoed by the Surface RT, making it unlikely that Microsoft has the power to steal market share from tablet heavyweights Google and Apple just yet.

  • 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.


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