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  • Smartphone OS showdown: Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM gear up for battle

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:18 am

    If you're in the market for a new smartphone, don't even think about going down to your local cellphone retailer or AT&T/Sprint/T-Mobile/Verizon retail store to get a new device, at least not yet. Every major smartphone platform including Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone is getting an overhaul with lots of new features, and, presumably, new hardware to go along with it starting in the fall.
  • Learn how to develop iOS apps (for free!), and Developing Video Content with Camtasia

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:05 am

    What a garden of delights we have for you this week. First up, do you want to learn how to build iOS apps? For free? If that sounds like something you'd like to do then yes, there's a course for that.
  • Amazon upgrades Kindle apps for comics, children's books

    Posted June 17, 2012 - 7:11 am

    Amazon announced updates to its Kindle for iOS, Kindle Cloud Reader and Kindle for Android apps on Thursday. The three apps now support children's books, comics and graphic novels, a spokeswoman said.
  • Why you should be excited about iOS 6

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:41 am

    In case you missed it, Apple had a little media event yesterday. Of course, I kid. Yesterday was the keynote presentation at Apple's WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference) and it has dominated tech news for the last week.--including the obligatory unveiling of all things magical, like iOS 6.
  • The week in iOS apps: once upon a time...

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:33 am

    This week's roundup of apps for the iPhone and iPad offers new ways to help you tell stories, make music, or simply find a great place to get lunch.
  • The week in iOS accessories: making everything better

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:11 am

    This week’s roundup of iOS accessories includes products that help you play better, work harder, listen more clearly, and simply do more of what you like to do with your iPhone and iPad.
  • Dell 'super excited about Windows 8,' vows no Dell smartphones

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Michael Dell talks plans for a bevy of mobile device to launch with Windows 8, weighs in on company's strategy for security, cloud computing.
  • 3 things you need to know about how LinkedIn's calendar works

    Posted June 16, 2012 - 7:09 am

    Reports last week revealed that LinkedIn collects meeting information --including phone numbers and sensitive meeting notes -- if you turn on the iOS app's calendar feature. LinkedIn sets the record straight, making three important clarifications.
  • Apple unveils new, thin MacBook Pro, iOS 6, and more OS X features

    Posted June 11, 2012 - 4:04 pm

    Software focus is on more commonality across iOS and OS X, as well as moving Siri into cars
  • Siri to get new features, iPad support with iOS 6

    Posted June 11, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    Apple had plenty to say about Siri, its voice-driven personal assistant, during the company's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Monday. Siri will have a starring role in iOS 6, the next version of the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. And it's moving beyond just the iPhone 4S to the latest version of Apple's iPad.
  • Hands on with Pris camera app for iOS

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:50 am

    Thanks to our smartphones, many of us have a camera in our pockets at all times. And while you can take great photos with your iPhone using Apple's Camera app, there are alternatives that can offer capabilities you won't find in the stock offering. Digital Arch's new app, Pris, aims to make it easier to take better photos.
  • Xbox SmartGlass: what we know so far

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:21 am

    Microsoft's Xbox SmartGlass app is the latest product in the software giant's longstanding goal to unify all the devices in your home network to share content and offer supporting features. Xbox SmartGlass, introduced during Microsoft E3 press event, lets you transfer videos between devices, control Xbox video games, view DVD-style bonus content, and navigate the Web using Internet Explorer on the Xbox (also coming later this year). Xbox SmartGlass will be available for Windows 8 PCs, Windows Phones, and other major platforms including iOS and Android.
  • Google acquire Quickoffice to battle Microsoft

    Posted June 6, 2012 - 10:34 am

    Boosting their mobile portfolio, Google just announced it will acquire Quickoffice, a leading app for viewing and editing Microsoft Office documents.
  • The week in iOS accessories: ergonomically correct

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:25 am

    This week’s roundup of iOS devices is all about comfort. Sit down and relax—you won’t have to reach too far to see your iPad, or get the music flowing. You might say we’ve become ergonomically correct.
  • Google fuels local search with Zagat reviews

    Posted June 2, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Google today unveiled a tool that promises to make it easier for people on the run to find the perfect restaurant.
  • The week in iOS accessories: travelin', man

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:30 am

    This week’s roundup of iOS accessories features devices that let you travel—but without letting your iPad travel too far away from you.
  • The week in iOS apps: hear, hear!

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:25 am

    This week's roundup of iOS apps offers all kinds of listening options--whether you're staying at home, partying at the club, or going to see your favorite band in concert.
  • How to make Android faster, more productive and more secure than iPhone

    Posted May 19, 2012 - 7:50 am

    IPhone users love to brag about their phones. They line up around the block and stand in line for hours when a new one is released. Yet, for many users, Android is clearly the superior platform. Yes, its Achilles' heel is a big one: security. Android's openness and large market share mean that it's a juicy target for attackers.
  • Fine-tune Google searches, send texts with Google Voice

    Posted May 19, 2012 - 7:50 am

    A couple weeks back I told you about getting started with Google Chrome and Google Voice--and that went over pretty well. So this week, more Google tips.
  • The Week in iOS Accessories: a full-body experience

    Posted May 15, 2012 - 7:30 am

    This week's roundup of new accessories proves that iOS is a full-body experience—we’ve got accessories for your ears, your chest, and even one that includes a gooseneck. Here are the new product that have caught our eye.
  • Study: iOS surpasses Android in enterprise usage

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 8:42 pm

    Consumerization trends in the enterprise shifted dramatically in the first quarter of 2012, with mobile devices running Apple's iOS operating system showing more activity in the workplace than those running Google's Android, as well as end users migrating from Facebook and toward Twitter.
  • 5 essential iOS apps for photographers

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:50 am

    My friends call me a camera snob because I prefer digital SLRs and typically turn my nose up at camera phones. But lately, I've fallen in love with my iPhone's camera; more and more, I find myself snapping photos with my phone. One obvious advantage that a smartphone like the iPhone has over a traditional camera is portability. I've always got my iPhone in my pocket, while my Nikon often languishes at home. But another great advantage is apps: It's easy to add new features and capabilities to your iPhone by installing a free or inexpensive app. To do the same thing with a traditional camera, you'd need a degree in electrical engineering. Last year, I told you about five reasons photographers should love the iPhone. The apps I mentioned back then are still great, but this week, I've rounded up five more iOS apps that I highly recommend.
  • Remotely transfer iPhoto images to iPhone

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Reader Robert Zavod would like greater access to his photos from his iPhone. He writes:
  • Beam photos in iPhoto for iOS

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Whether it's using Brushes, adding special effects, or simply making basic edits, iPhoto for iOS offers a great degree of flexibility for editing photos on your iPad or iPhone. But aside from the ease with which you can edit photos, the mobile version of iPhoto offers users an unusual advantage when it comes to sharing.
  • The Week in iOS Apps: wonderful wizardry

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 4:00 pm

    Eat, drink, and be Harry! This week's roundup of iOS apps features new ways to travel, make cocktails, and play games as your favorite Hogwarts wizard.
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