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  • Opinion: The only thing the iPhone 5 really needs

    The iPhone 5 is coming! The iPhone 5 is coming! In case you’ve been in a coma the last day or two, Apple has sent out invites to the media for an event next week, which is all but guaranteed to be the official unveiling of the highly anticipated iPhone 5.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: SlideShark Puts PowerPoint in Your Pocket

    If slide decks are part of your daily routine, you know what a hassle it can be to show them from a laptop.

  • Opinion: Lessons from the road: Don't expect mobile hotspots to save you

    I spent much of August on a 7,000 mile road trip that took me from Texas, to Colorado, to South Dakota, to Montana and Wyoming, back down through Utah to Nevada, then across Arizona and New Mexico back to Texas. The plan was for it to be a "working vacation", but getting connected to the Internet proved to be much more challenging than anticipated.

  • Opinion: Russia Yanks Google From Android Tablets

    If you're not happy with your Android phone or tablet collecting your data and sending it to Google, you're not alone. The Russian defense ministry announced a stripped-down and encrypted version of Google's operating ssytem, destined for government and military devices, will also be on sale to the public.

  • Opinion: Walmart Experiments With iPhone App Checkout System

    Walmart is testing a new system that not only would save the company money but reduce the amount of time customers have to interact with the world's largest retailer's self-checkout machines, an experience some people find annoying.

  • Opinion: How to Sync Your iDevice When the Case Gets in the Way

    Reader Jed wrote in with this problem:

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: SwiftKey 3 for Android on Sale for 99 Cents

    Can a single app make a major difference in your productivity? For anyone who routinely taps out lengthy emails on their phone or tablet, the answer is a resounding yes -- when that app is SwiftKey 3.

  • Opinion: Galaxy S III Sales Spike After Patent Verdict

    Sales of Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone have increased following Apple’s legal victory over the South Korean manufacturer in a patent infringement case.

  • Opinion: Mobile Payment System Isis Looks Set for September Debut

    Mobile payment system Isis, which is supported by the major mobile carriers, appears set for a September debut. This is after several delays, including a change in how the service works.

  • Opinion: FreshBooks Launches IPhone App

    FreshBooks, a popular web-based invoicing and expense-tracking service for small businesses, today launched an iPhone app that integrates with--and delivers the same features as--the original desktop browser-based version.

  • Opinion: Apple v. Samsung Verdict: Opinion on Consumer Impact, Innovation Divided

    Since the jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion on Friday in the Apple v. Samsung copyright case, there's been no shortage of analysis on the Internet about the ramifications of this verdict. The public's opinion on the verdict appears to be divided -- in everything from how the case will affect consumers, to its influence on innovation, to how it will affect companies such as Microsoft and Research In Motion (RIM).

  • Opinion: Master Online Marketing with Free Kindle Ebook

    I can't tell you how many small-business owners I know who know nothing about online marketing. And that's to their detriment.

  • Opinion: Sorry Apple, but I was rooting for Samsung

    Shock horror. Apple fanboy admits he wanted Samsung to win in court.

  • Opinion: iPhone 5: steep curve

    Apple made no mobile phones prior to 2007. Five years ago, the then-Apple Computer released the iPhone. Unlike the iPod release of 2001, there was some variety available in the initial product memory-specs. But it was still The iPhone--available Stateside and locked for a single carrier.

  • Opinion: Walmart Joins iPhone Price Cut With 'iPhone 5' On Horizon

    Smartphone retailers are scrambling to get as many iPhone 4 and 4S devices out the door as possible before an expected debut of the so-called iPhone 5 on September 12.

  • Opinion: AT&T FaceTime Restriction Is Simple Extortion

    AT&T is embroiled in controversy after revealing that only customers subscribed to certain plans will have access to FaceTime over the AT&T cellular network. AT&T has attempted to explain its way out of the mess, but the fact is that AT&T is using FaceTime as a bargaining chip to force customers to the new data plans.

  • Opinion: Learn the Basics of Ice Cream Sandwich with the Android 4.0 Cheat Sheet

    So your company just snapped up your aging BlackBerry and handed you an Android phone. Or you got fed up with Apple (it happens) and decided to switch platforms.

  • Opinion: Logitech's Washable Keyboard Ends Spill Nightmares

    Logitech has unveiled a new keyboard designed to solve one of the oldest problems known to PC users everywhere: the dreaded soda splash. The PC accessory maker's new Logitech K310 washable keyboard is promising to alleviate your worries about dumping a cola, coffee, water or other beverage all over your precious typing space. With the K310, all you'll have to do is unplug the keyboard from your PC's USB port, wash it with mild soap and water, let it dry and resume typing -- assuming your PC or laptop didn't get splashed in the process.

  • 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.

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