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  • Hands on with Chrome for iOS's new voice search

    Posted June 5, 2013 - 11:17 am

    With all the voice-related features offered by our mobile devices, it's a wonder they haven't yet developed multiple personalities. The latest entrant in the category is Google Chrome for iOS, which on Monday was updated with improved voice search.
  • The Senate may be interested in how Tim Cook likes his coffee

    Posted May 24, 2013 - 6:00 am

    The Apple CEO insists that his company doesn’t dodge taxes, but instructions to his personal assistant may suggest otherwise
  • Apple reportedly steps up iOS 7 work

    Posted May 6, 2013 - 2:13 pm

    Sleeker, 'flatter' UI design in works at Apple for iPhone, iPad software; September release on track.
  • The Weekly Hash - May 3, 2013

    Posted May 3, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Tip-toeing through the tulips of topical tech tales
  • Like a fine wine, programmers get better with age

    Posted April 30, 2013 - 11:17 am

    A new study finds that older developers know more about programming than younger ones, including new technologies
  • Windows 7, iOS, BYOD redefine enterprise OS landscape

    Posted April 25, 2013 - 3:19 pm

    Led by Windows 7, Microsoft's operating systems still control the enterprise, but the software giant's days of dominance are waning. As a recent Forrester report highlights, mobile devices and BYOD have made the state of enterprise operating systems far more complex.
  • Three alternative apps for iOS messaging

    Posted April 18, 2013 - 11:46 am

    The way Messages works is a little archaic so I decided to take three third-party text-messaging apps for a run to see if there is something I like using more.
  • Facebook Home is creepy

    Posted April 17, 2013 - 11:44 am

    Disembodied heads of friends and family staring at me from my phone? No thanks
  • What will the iPhone 5S and iOS 7 look like?

    Posted April 10, 2013 - 10:52 am

    The iPhone 5S rumors are swirling. Pundits and Apple watchers are predicting models with different screen sizes, cheaper prices, face recognition and NFC support.
  • Apple's iRadio music service is finally coming - maybe

    Posted April 1, 2013 - 11:09 am

    Apple may be close to launching its long-rumored streaming radio service, but we've heard that before
  • Apple's hire of Adobe CTO foretells move toward iOS-OS X hybrids

    Posted March 21, 2013 - 2:35 pm

    Apple's hiring of Adobe's former CTO Kevin Lynch opens some intriguing possibilities for the company's future moves, analysts said today.
  • iOS 6.1.3 fixes lock screen bypass, improves maps in Japan

    Posted March 20, 2013 - 10:32 am

    Apple on Tuesday released iOS 6.1.3, a minor update to the operating system that powers iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. Included in the update is a fix for a recently discovered means of breaking past the lock screen, along with Maps improvements for Japan.
  • Apple releases Exchange fix in iOS 6.1.2

    Posted February 20, 2013 - 11:14 am

    Exchange users plagued by shortened battery life now have respite in the form of iOS 6.1.2. Apple released the update to its mobile operating system on Tuesday, bringing a fix to the issue encountered by many users.
  • iOS 6.1.1 update targeted at iPhone 4S improvement

    Posted February 12, 2013 - 5:58 pm

    Apple released a very narrowly targeted update for iOS on Monday--one many iOS users might never notice, in fact.
  • 6 (sort of) must have Valentine's Day apps

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:53 pm

    With Valentine’s Day bearing down on us like a raging nor’easter, here are some apps to help you navigate those tricky romantic waters
  • iOS 6.1 upgraders reporting big drop in battery life

    Posted February 8, 2013 - 8:12 pm

    Multiple users on Apple's iPhone support forum are reporting big drops in battery life after upgrading their handsets to version 6.1 of the iOS operating system.
  • 33 expert tips and tricks for iOS 6

    Posted February 7, 2013 - 5:56 pm

    Perhaps you are already an iOS master. Or maybe you consider yourself more of a novice. Either way, we feel confident that at least some of the tips and tricks for iOS 6 that we present below will be new to you. What's more, we hope you love them--and benefit from them--as much as we do.
  • Apple releases iOS 6.1 update

    Posted January 29, 2013 - 10:47 am

    Get ready to reboot all your iOS devices. Apple on Monday released iOS 6.1, the latest update to its mobile operating system. The 6.1 update includes a number of minor changes to the software.
  • Reminders: how to quickly schedule tasks on your Mac

    Posted January 19, 2013 - 8:05 am

    I've written about--and even made videos about--the Reminders app before. While the app, built-in to both iOS and Mountain Lion, isn't as feature-rich as many third-party to-do list apps, I appreciate its simple iCloud syncing, Siri integration, and cross-device ubiquity.
  • Meet Flower Power, the gizmo that prevents a house-plant apocalypse

    Posted January 12, 2013 - 8:38 am

    I buy house plants. I kill house plants. It's the circle of life, but these vicious cycles need not be predestined fate. At CES 2013, Parrot--the company best known for its iPhone-controlled quadricopters--gave us the first glimpse at Flower Power, a fork-like gadget that you stick in your plant's soil to monitor its most important vital signs.
  • Ubuntu, Firefox line up to take on iOS, Android in 2013

    Posted January 5, 2013 - 8:45 am

    Android and iOS may be at the top of the heap in the smartphone world, but that hasn't stopped competitors, new and old, from trying to grab a piece of the pie. Ubuntu-maker Canonical announced Wednesday that it would enter the smartphone fray with its own Ubuntu phone OS based loosely on its popular Linux distribution for PCs. Research in Motion at the end of January will announce availability for BlackBerry 10, widely acknowledged as the company's last chance to retain any competitive advantage in the smartphone wars. Meanwhile, Microsoft is pushing Windows Phone 8, hoping that it unseats BlackBerry to become the third most popular smartphone OS behind Android and iOS. And the Mozilla Foundation also hopes to crack the smartphone world with a Web-based smartphone.
  • Apple's fix for Do Not Disturb 2013 woes: Wait until Jan 7

    Posted January 3, 2013 - 12:19 pm

    Many iOS device owners rang in the new year quietly--since Do Not Disturb didn't seem to work properly on the first day of 2013. Or the second, for that matter. Apple now has posted the "fix"--which is, essentially, wait until January 7, 2013.
  • EyeTV Mobile offers live TV on your iOS device

    Posted December 22, 2012 - 8:25 am

    Elgato Systems, the maker of a number of well-received "digital media" hardware products, has introduced EyeTV Mobile, an antenna-based system that lets iPad and iPhone users watch live TV over the air, even if they don't have Internet access.
  • The Weekly Hash - December 21, 2012

    Posted December 21, 2012 - 12:13 pm

    A silly review of tech stories from this past week, today featuring the Dead Sea Scrolls going online, SpongeBob violating kids privacy and a Linday Lohan-inspired NASA mission
  • Apple releases iOS 6.0.2 with Wi-Fi fix

    Posted December 19, 2012 - 8:53 am

    Apple on Tuesday released iOS 6.0.2, an update aimed at fixing a Wi-Fi bug afflicting some devices.
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