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Apple (mostly) not to blame in iPhone 6 Plus 'bendgate' fiasco

Posted September 29, 2014 - 9:23 pm

If you buy a giant phone, pack it into skinny jeans, sit on it for 18 hours and find that it's bent, Apple's not to blame for the damage.

Mobile technology offers option to combat fake drugs in West Africa

Posted September 29, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Cholera, malaria and the rapidly expanding threat of Ebola have hit African countries with a related health-care problem: the scourge of fake drugs.

How Apple finally realized it was wrong about big screen phones

Posted September 29, 2014 - 4:54 pm

How Apple realized it made a mistake by not offering a larger screen iPhone. Plus: Android and 64-bit, and a redditor shares his thoughts about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

12 tips to tune your Wi-Fi network

Posted September 29, 2014 - 11:35 am

Wi-Fi networks can be very tricky to properly design and configure, especially in the small, crowded 2.4 GHz frequency band. In addition to interference from neighboring wireless networks, capacity issues arise when there are a high number of users on the network or a high density in a certain area.

China blocks Instagram, mentions of 'tear gas' amid Hong Kong protests

Posted September 28, 2014 - 11:01 pm

China started blocking the popular photo-sharing app Instagram on Sunday, as part of its moves to squelch any mention of the use of tear gas on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Smarter algorithms will power our future digital lives

Posted September 28, 2014 - 8:59 pm

Researchers are working on a new version of an algorithm that will power better search, autonomous cars, smarter smartphones and the Internet of Things.

How Intel, Microsoft and the wireless carriers will finally realize the promise of an 'always connected' PC

Posted September 28, 2014 - 8:55 pm

Thanks to developments like Intel's Skylake platform, we'll soon use PCs like we do our phones: always on and always connected.

Former iPhone manager: Apple will struggle to analyze watch data

Posted September 28, 2014 - 8:47 pm

Inventors, investors, and entrepreneurs gathered for Wearable Wednesday in downtown San Francisco at the offices of Wearable World, an incubator for companies building tech that attaches to various parts of the body. Participants mingled, exchanged war stories, and demoed products at the demo booths lining the room.

Uber defiant in face of new legal challenge

Posted September 26, 2014 - 8:16 pm

Uber is pushing back against the latest legal challenge to its business, saying accusations against it and its competitors are inaccurate and need correcting.

Fiberlink wipes one smartphone or tablet every three minutes

Posted September 26, 2014 - 3:09 pm

A study of devices managed by Fiberlink's MaaS360 showed that 450 mobile devices are wiped every day as part of a security policy.

Apple will consume 25% of all DRAM in the world next year

Posted September 26, 2014 - 3:07 pm

As it introduces new products over the next year, Apple's consumption of mobile DRAM will jump from 16.5% to 25% in 2015.

BlackBerry Passport sells out; CEO foresees profitability in 2015

Posted September 26, 2014 - 3:02 pm

Chen says banks and government are coming back to BlackBerry.

Ubuntu Touch finalized, first phones coming this year

Posted September 26, 2014 - 3:00 pm

The audacious Ubuntu Edge smartphone may have fizzled out, but Ubuntu Touch lives on--and it just hit 'release to manufacturing' status.

The blue light from our screens could be damaging our health

Posted September 26, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Here's what to do about it

Passport sellouts at 200,000 preorders reveal a more modest BlackBerry

Posted September 26, 2014 - 2:54 pm

BlackBerry boasts of numbers that would make larger companies wince

7 Android apps that I've recommended and still love

Posted September 26, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Apps come and apps go, but these are the Android apps I still rely upon all the time.

Google tightens its grip on Android manufacturers

Posted September 26, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Google wants all Android phones to include more of its services. Plus: Sony Xperia Z3 unboxed underwater, and reviews of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha phone.

Forget 'airplane mode': devices are decreed okay for inflight use in Europe

Posted September 26, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Airline passengers traveling on European airline flights will be able to leave their mobile phones and other connected e-gadgets on throughout the entire flight, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said Friday.

Your shrubbery could be a security threat [CARTOON]

Posted September 26, 2014 - 6:20 am

Don’t trust that ficus! Rogue cell phone towers are popping up here, there and everywhere

Seek Thermal is a thermal camera attachment for your phone

Posted September 26, 2014 - 6:02 am

Whether your hunting bears, burglars or ghosts, it's handy to be able to 'see' in infra-red.

Apple quickly issues iOS 8.0.2 update

Posted September 25, 2014 - 9:28 pm

Late Thursday, Apple issued the iOS 8.0.2 update, which follows quickly on the heels of the flawed-and-quickly-pulled 8.0.1 update that disabled Touch ID and cellular capabilities on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Internet of Things roundtable: Experts discuss what to look for in IoT platforms

Posted September 25, 2014 - 9:23 pm

Seven experts discuss the critical areas to consider: security, sensor compatibility, analytics compatibility, APIs and standards.

Microsoft Miracast dongle brings Chromecast-like streaming to the Windows world

Posted September 25, 2014 - 9:21 pm

Microsoft's new Miracast adapter wirelessly projects content to your TV like Google's Chromecast, but with more sophistication.

The only Android printing app you'll need

Posted September 25, 2014 - 9:16 pm

There are a lot of mobile printing apps out there, but this one works with almost any wireless printer.

'World's smallest' 3G module will bring Internet to all sorts of devices

Posted September 25, 2014 - 8:23 pm

AT&T has certified a 3G chip module that the manufacturer calls the world's smallest, but that doesn't mean the carrier is going after toddlers as its last untapped customer base.
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