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July 29, 2011
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Windows Mango Matches Apple and Android in Features: But for How Long? Windows Phone 7's Mango update will bring much-needed features to the mobile operating system, bringing it up to speed with iOS and Android. But how long until iOS and Android outstrip WinPho7 yet again?
AT&T May Switch to Throttling with iPhone 5's Arrival, Says Report AT&T is rumored to be changing its data plans once again alongside the arrival of Apple's next iPhone.
Verizon's First 4G Laptop is Overpriced, Here's Why Verizon and Hewlett-Packard offer a wireless broadband-ready laptop for $600
Microsoft Pokes Fun at Google in Spoof Video: "The GMailman' Microsoft allegedly took another swing at Google--and Gmail--in the form of a GMailman spoof video that was shown at a recent private sales conference.
Android Tops Smartphone Market With 39% Share Android's multiple vendors are keeping it on top in the U.S. smartphone operating system wars, although Apple is still dominant as an individual manufacturer.
It's Selectric! IBM's Classic Typewriter Turns 50 It's the anniversary of the release of one of the best-selling office devices ever -- and the midpoint of IBM's history.
Top 10 Google Wins and Fails of 2011 (So Far) We're only halfway through the year, but Google has already had its share of successes and failures.
Macs Infringe S3 Patents, Could Face U.S. Import Ban A trade agency judge has ruled that some Macs infringe patents held by S3 Graphics and could be barred from the U.S., according to a decision made public Wednesday.
E-Commerce Sites Based on Open Source Code Under Attack About 100,000 Web pages for e-commerce sites based on the open source OS Commerce software have been compromised with malware through a mass iFrame injection.
Jeff Vogel Revisits Avernum in 'Escape From The Pit' Spiderweb Software announces Avernum: Escape From the Pit, the next phase in indie coder Jeff Vogel's longstanding Mac and PC fantasy roleplaying series.
At Last! Watch Flash Video on Apple iPhones or iPads With SkyFire's VideoQ App The $2 Skyfire VideoQ app converts Flash videos to HTML5, making them playable on iPhones and iPads.
A Hacker Speaks: How Malware Might Blow Up Your Laptop Researcher Charlie Miller has found a security hole in Apple laptop batteries that could allow hackers to attack your PC. We spoke with him about how it works and how you can fix it.
Sprints Move To LTE Not Great News For Consumers Does the Sprint news move consumers closer to mobile standarization? Nope. Each of the four wireless players currently use, or will use, different frequencies for LTE.
Nintendo Cuts 3DS Price to Push Sales UPDATE: Under pressure from Sony's unreleased PlayStation Vita, Nintendo slashes the price of its handheld gaming device to grab market.
Hey, Twitter, There's an Ad in My Stream! Twitter's new promoted tweets, aka ads, are showing up in twitter feeds everywhere.
Apple Topples Nokia, Samsung as Top Smartphone Maker In four short years Apple has become the smartphone maker to beat, blowing past once market share leaders Nokia and Samsung, according to IDC research.
New Apple iPhone App Uses Augmented Reality to Replace Ads With Art Use this app on your iPhone or iPad to automatically replace images shown in public advertising with some clever artwork instead.
Gundam Car Navigation Software Now Available for iPhone Ever wished your commute to work had more random battles? Enter Namco Bandai with the first in its Character Navi series.
Microsoft Patches Mac Office Flaw in Lion An updated version of Communicator for the Mac now works with Apple's Lion operating system.
Tablets Used Widely for Business, Says Survey If your employees promise that they'll use tablets for business purposes if your company buys them, they're probably not lying.
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