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  • New Androids march into view

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 11:35 am

    New vendors are lining up to deliver an Android phone in 2009, while Google is planning an update to the software
  • PlayStation 3's new problem: Censorship

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 5:36 pm

    Sony's PS3 has hit hard times. The company has slashed production costs by 35%, yet the console still sells at a loss. But these are not the only problems Sony is facing: Now comes a free speech issue surrounding banned words.
  • MacWorld 2009: Rumor roundup

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 5:33 pm

    Steve Jobs may not be coming to MacWorld Expo in San Francisco next week, but that hasn't stopped the Apple rumor-mill from charging ahead at full speed. This year is Apple's last at the storied trade show, and many are hoping the little company from Cupertino will go out with a bang.
  • Five top tips for new iPhone users

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 5:26 pm

    If it turned out that the big lump at the bottom of your stocking was a shiny new iPhone 3G, then you're probably already adept at surfing the web, checking your e-mail, even looking up directions on Maps, but there are a few features that you might have missed in your initial excitement. These top tips will help you fill in the gaps.
  • 2008 in review: The iPhone comes of age

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 4:57 pm

    A lot has changed in the world of Apple’s handset since our first glimpse of it almost two years ago at Macworld Expo 2007, and while the iPhone has climbed to even greater heights of success in the past year, the road hasn’t been without its fair share of pitfalls and potholes along the way.
  • Unix tip: 7-Zip to the rescue

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 4:55 pm

    Need to build or extract files from archives in a wide range of formats? Ever heard of 7-Zip? Now that I've used it, it goes into my standard tool set!
  • Review

    SLRs with point-and-shoot personalities

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 4:10 pm

    We tested eight of the latest SLRs, and found that you can get more camera for your money than ever before.
  • InfoWorld's guide to the best mobile devices

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 3:39 pm

    The iPhone started it, but everyone and his brother now seem to have a fancy smartphone on offer. Here's what you need to know about each of the top contenders.
  • Favorite iPhone apps: Your turn

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 10:34 am

    With more than 10,000 apps currently available at the App Store, we all can use a little help finding the gems. Here are some reader favorites.
  • Five unorthodox PC games to watch in 2009

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 10:27 am

    Time's nearly up for 2008, so what's coming exclusive to PC gamers in 2009? Sequels, prequels, and plenty of stuff you've been hearing about for ages (The Sims 3, StarCraft 2, and Diablo 3, oh my!). So how about a few you maybe haven't?
  • Sony cuts PlayStation 3 component costs by 35 percent

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 10:19 am

    Sony has managed to cut the cost of components used to make the PS3 by 35 percent, iSuppli said Monday.
  • FXLabs and Eros International partner to launch India's First 3D PC Game based on a Bollywood Movie

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 3:26 am

    Eros International, the leading studio in the Indian media and entertainment sector, joined forces with FXLabs Studios, the leading end-to-end game development company in India, to launch India’s first 3D PC Action Game based on a Bollywood movie.
  • Refurbished iPhones now starting from $99 at AT&T

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 4:46 pm

    If you thought the prices of iPhones couldn’t get any lower, be prepared for shock and amazement. Earlier this month, we reported that AT&T was offering refurbished iPhones for the low, low price of around $50 off. That price has now sunk even lower, making AT&T start to look like Crazy Bob’s Used iPhones and Automobiles.
  • Amazon warns customers of infected digital photo frames

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 4:42 pm Inc. last week warned customers running Windows XP that a Samsung digital photo frame it sold through earlier this month might have come with malware on the driver installation CD.
  • iPhone Wikipedia apps

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 1:07 pm

    There is a whole class of applications in the App Store that put Wikipedia in your pocket and on your iPhone or iPod touch. In this Wiki apps roundup I’ll take a look at three paid Wikipedia clients for the iPhone: WikiPDA, Wikipanion Plus, and Look Up: Encyclopedia for Your Pocket.
  • iPhone apps round-up: Apps to ring in 2009

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:50 pm

    New Year’s Eve-themed apps in the App Store include: New Years Party, New Years Ball Drop, and New Years Eve Webcam,
  • Fast fixes for common PC problems

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:20 pm

    Every computer user hits a speed bump now and then. Whether the bump is a dead power supply, a slow-booting PC, a soaking-wet cell phone, or an e-mail attachment lost in cyberspace, sometimes technology seems more trouble than it's worth. But just as flat tires can be patched, most common PC problems can be fixed--and fast!
  • Wal-Mart iPhone Sales: Where's the Discount?

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 11:57 am

    Wal-Mart rolled out sales of the iPhone 3G this weekend -- but without the savings you'd expect from a chain famous for having cheap stuff.
  • How to reformat iPod on Windows and Mac

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 11:17 am

    This is a tutorial about how to reformat Windows Formatted iPod on Mac and how to reformat Mac Formatted iPod on Windows. It contains 2 parts: Part 2. How to reformat Mac Formatted iPod on Windows

  • LG to debut 3G watch-phone at CES

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 10:20 am

    LG Electronics plans to debut a wristwatch-style 3G phone at the Consumer Electronics Show next month.
  • WalMart to sell iPhone 3G starting Dec. 28

    Posted December 27, 2008 - 11:41 am

    Wal-Mart Friday announced the long-rumored availability of the iPhone 3G at almost 2,500 Wal-Mart stores beginning Sunday.
  • Motorola released moronically expensive gadget

    Posted December 26, 2008 - 1:20 pm

    For a mere $2,000, you too can be the new owner of a shiny metal Motorola Aura! Did I mention that it's shiny?
  • Video

    Twitter and CNN Crawls

    Posted December 26, 2008 - 1:20 pm

    If you watch CNN, you may have noticed some of the shows now include comments by viewers in the crawl section at the bottom of the screen. People send those messages via Twitter. Is this a brilliant tool for viewer engagement or the equivalent of drunks waving in the background when an athlete is interviewed immediately after a game?

  • Nintendo's Wii to get video channel in 2009

    Posted December 26, 2008 - 10:06 am

    Nintendo plans to launch a video channel for its Wii console in 2009, it said Thursday.
  • The geek gifts you didn't get for Christmas 2008

    Posted December 25, 2008 - 9:07 pm

    It takes a geek to know what a true geek really wants, and chances are your friends and family aren't all that geeky. But you can still give the gift of geek tech to yourself. Here are 10 items for true geeks.
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