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  • Opinion: New iPhone Expected to Hit Store Shelves on Sept. 21

    Apple fans anxious to know when the next iPhone is coming out may want to circle Sept. 21 on their calendar. That is the date when Verizon Wireless employees will begin a vacation blackout, lasting through Sept. 30, a “trusted Verizon employee” told TechCrunch. Earlier rumors have said that Apple will announce its next iPhone on Sept. 12, and release the new handset roughly a week later.

  • Opinion: Droid Razr HD: Why It's Worth Watching

    Motorola's Droid Razr HD has been making some noise in the tech blogosphere lately, even as the company itself stays quiet.

  • Opinion: AT&T: FaceTime Over Cellular Will Require Shared Data Plan

    AT&T won't charge extra to use Apple's FaceTime over cellular networks as previously reported, but there's still a catch: Subscribers will need a new Mobile Share plan to use the video chat service on the network.

  • Opinion: Has Android Malware Tripled in Recent Months? Not So Fast

    There never seems to be any shortage of Android malware reports circulating in the news, and today one came out that sounds alarming indeed.

  • Opinion: Google Play Store Set to Get Gift Cards, Wish Lists

    Gift cards and wish lists are coming to the Google Play store, according to the Android Police website, whose hackers uncovered code supporting the features in a new update of the store’s application package.

  • Opinion: Nokia Expected to Launch Windows Phone 8 Lumia in September

    Another report has surfaced claiming that we may get our first glimpse at a new Nokia Lumia smartphone powered by Windows Phone 8 software in just three weeks. The purported Lumia launch would be one week before Apple is expected to launch the next iPhone. Nokia chief Stephen Elop recently said that a new Windows 8 smartphone would debut in the “relatively near term,” but fell short of confirming or denying a new Lumia was coming in early September, according to Reuters.

  • Opinion: iPhone App Cardiio Can Tell Your Heart Rate With Nothing But A Video

    Ming-Zher Poh, a PhD Student at MIT's Media Lab, is the creator of what may be the most interesting thing on the iOS App Store today: An app called Cardiio that makes use of the iPhone's camera and nothing else to produce a estimate of your heart rate.

  • Opinion: RIM Again Floats Idea of Licensing BlackBerry OS

    After Research in Motion launches BlackBerry 10 in early 2013, your next “BlackBerry” device could come from HTC, LG, Samsung or Sony. RIM is once again talking about licensing its touch-centric BlackBerry OS reboot to other manufacturers. The idea of BlackBerry software licensing has been bandied about ever since RIM CEO Thorsten Heins took control of the company in January. But in recent weeks, RIM has sounded closer than ever to partnering with former competitors to expand BlackBerry’s reach beyond its stagnant U.S. user base.

  • Opinion: RadioShack Plan for Carrier Service Leaked

    RadioShack has been selling mobile handsets for wireless providers for some time, but now it may be getting ready to become a provider itself.

  • Opinion: Apple's iOS 6: What We Know

    Apple didn't lay out all its secret plans for iOS 6 during the company's sneak peek at the next version of iOS in June. But since then, reports have trickled in detailing a number of interesting new features built into the latest beta versions of iOS 6 distributed to app developers.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: Get Kayak Pro (iOS) for Free

    If your business involves any kind of travel whatsoever, you need a good travel app.

  • Opinion: CameraMator Wirelessly Tethers Your DSLR to iPads and iPhones

    Tethering your camera to a computer has always been a great way to get a closer look at your photographs as you take them. But it’s a practice that’s mainly been restricted to studio photographers because of the need carry around the cumbersome cables, tripods, and a laptop stand.

  • Opinion: 4 Things Apple Will Eliminate With iPhone 5 and iOS 6

    The next-generation iPhone is set to bring some radical changes for users, and it will also mark a very public break-up between Apple and Google. Much-loved Google products on iOS will now disappear or be replaced with Apple variants, while hardware design changes will bring long-term improvements, but short-term headaches for some users.

  • Opinion: Public Mixed on Apples Deletion of YouTube from iOS

    Apple continued to distance itself from Google on Monday with the removal of the native YouTube app from iOS 6. That follows Apple ditching Google Maps, announce earlier this year. Apple’s march toward mobile OS app independence has received mixed feedback from iPhone users and Android phone users with reactions ranging from outrage, cheers, to indifference. I took to Twitter and asked iPhone and Android owners what they thought. Their feedback is below.

  • Opinion: Print From Your iPhone or iPad to Any Printer

    Want to print an email you received on your iPad? How about a photo you snapped with your iPhone? Or a document you just downloaded from Dropbox?

  • Opinion: AT&T Shared Data Plans: Are They Right for You?

    AT&T's shared data plans will launch on August 23, allowing subscribers to connect several phones, tablets, laptops, and hotspots under one big pool of data.

  • Opinion: Mars Rover FAQs: What's Next

    The fact that the Mars rover "Curiosity" didn't crash during its 7-minute landing sequence Sunday night PDT is, in itself, huge.

  • Opinion: iPhone Trade-In Flurry Begins

    Do you have an old iPhone and want to get some cash for it to put toward the upcoming new one? You're not alone. Owners of older iPhones are now rushing to sell their devices in anticipation of the rumored September 12 launch date of the iPhone 5. They're cashing in up to $300 for an iPhone 4S, in many cases more than what they initially paid for the phone.

  • Opinion: Nokia Hints of Windows Phone 8 Lumia Devices in September

    Looking to grab attention before Apple’s expected iPhone 5 launch on September 12, Nokia will unveil new Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia devices the week previous, according to an online report.

  • Opinion: Apple, Samsung Wage Battle Both In and Out of Court

    If anyone believed the court contest between Apple and Samsung wasn't a bare-knuckle brawl, the first week of the patent infringement trial should have disabused them of those notions.

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