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More Smartphones Opinion

  • Opinion: Why Apple beats every other tech manufacturer

    Tech manufacturers have much to learn from the success of Apple's unique hardware and software integration

  • Opinion: AT&T Vacation Blackout Hints of iPhone 5 in September

    Another day, another iPhone 5 launch rumor. AT&T is allegedly denying vacation requests for its employees in the last two weeks of September because of an "event blackout" that could potentially be the release of the next iPhone.

  • Opinion: Smartphone Vs. Digicam

    Spiderowych asked the Digital Cameras & Camcorders forum a simple question: Will the mobile phone ever replace the digital camera?

  • Opinion: AT&T Data Throttling Is Just a Political Stunt

    AT&T has confirmed that it will start throttling download speeds for unlimited data accounts. The move impacts relatively few users, and may be more political than technical, but it also begs the question "who is going to keep any eye on AT&T to make sure they measure usage accurately and don't abuse the throttling?"

  • Opinion: AT&T Confirms Data Throttling Coming October 1

    Looks like the rumors reported earlier this week by 9 to 5 Mac were true. AT&T announced Friday that it will start throttling data speeds to manage the network's top data hogs. But, that may not be a bad thing.

  • Opinion: Rumors of Sept. iPhone 5 Launch Now Shift to Oct.

    If you were holding out for an iPhone 5 launch in September, you might be disappointed. A report from All Things D's John Paczkowski claims earlier rumors that the iPhone 5 will be unveiled in mid-September are bogus, quoting instead "sources with knowledge of the situation" saying the next-generation iPhone will be an October surprise.

  • Opinion: iPhone Aftermarket Emerges as Updates Loom

    Yearning for the next iPhone but unsure what to do with your current, soon-to-be-outdated model? Not to worry -- plenty of gadget buyback options are available to give you enough cash to pay an early termination fee or snatch up that new, shiny iPhone you desire.

  • Opinion: Report: AT&T May Switch to Throttling with iPhone 5

    AT&T is rumored to be changing its data plans once again alongside the arrival of Apple's next iPhone. Instead of slapping overage charges on data hogs, AT&T may switch to throttling data speeds instead, 9 to 5 Mac reports.

  • Opinion: iPhone 5: Why Rivals Should Be Worried

    Rumors and Apple go together like summer and baseball. They are virtually inseparable. One of the prevailing Apple rumors right now is that the iPhone 5 will launch sometime in September. If that rumor comes true, smartphone rivals better buckle up because it could be a bumpy ride.

  • Opinion: Catch Notes Mobile App Collects Notes, Reminders

    One of the most critical elements of good productivity is information capture. When a commitment arises, you need to get it into your trusted system as quickly as possible. When important data pops up that relates to a task on your agenda, you need to grab it instantly in a retrievable form.

  • Opinion: Rumors Pin iPhone 5 Launch Mid-September

    Apple is reportedly prepping for a launch of the iPhone 5 sometime between September 6 and 15. According to China Times (translated via MacRumors ), suppliers are currently preparing 400,000 trial run iPhone 5 units, with an initial shipment slated at 4 million units. As the iPhone 5 features guessing game picks up steam, Apple has not formally announced anything.

  • Opinion: Nine Creepy Apps

    There was an old Andy Griffith episode involving a stranger who arrived in Mayberry and knew so much about the townspeople and the goings-on of the town that it was as if he’d lived there for years. Everyone was mystified, but it turned out that the stranger was getting his information from the local paper, which he’d been receiving in the mail.

  • Opinion: How To Unlock the Hidden Facebook iPad App (Again)

    Yesterday, after Facebook accidentally leaked their long-overdue official iPad app, the blogosphere erupted with instructions on how to unlock the hidden app. Facebook quickly responded by blocking Facebook for iPad. Clearly there is a lot of interest in the app, because today hacker chpwn released a tool called FaceForward that re-enables the hidden feature.

  • Opinion: New Haptic Feedback Tech Makes Touchscreens Poke Back

    Many current smartphones utilize some degree of haptic technology--that is, tech that stimulates a user's sense of touch to communicate information. As of now, the haptic feedback systems are pretty basic: When you touch a "soft" key (one that appears on your touchscreen, as opposed to a key on a physical keyboard), the screen or even the entire phone will vibrate, simulating a click. But using the research of Ed Colgate, mechanical engineering professor at Northwestern University, poking a touchscreen could soon make the touchscreen poke back.

  • Opinion: AT&T Customers Attempt to Block T-Mobile Merger

    AT&T's plan to buy T-Mobile isn't just making industry rivals uneasy, it's also spurring resistance from customers.

  • Opinion: App of the week: Google + for iPhone

    Every week at PC World, we are aiming to bring you a smartphone or tablet app of the week, based on the lovely recommendations by our senior editorial staff.

  • Opinion: Apple B2B App Store Open for Business

    The Apple B2B App Store is open for business. Only a week after first revealing details of the new platform, Apple has launched the service and businesses that use iOS devices can begin to take advantage of the benefits it has to offer.

  • Opinion: Hitachi Develops a 4.5-inch 720p Glasses-less 3D Screen

    It looks like Hitachi Japan is rolling out a new glasses-less 3D display to blow away smartphone screens. The company announced a new 4.5-inch 3D IPS LCD panel with a 1280 by 720 resolution.

  • Opinion: Texting While Walking Could Get You Fined in Philly

    Pedestrians have enjoyed the right-of-way for too long, the city of Philadelphia has decided. Now, the city is fining those who text while walking without paying attention to the road ahead.

  • Opinion: Apple's iPad: 5 Reasons Why I'll Never Buy One

    Apple is expected to report enormous profits this quarter thanks in no small part to record iPad sales of 7.7 million units. But I'm still holding out for a better tablet.



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