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iPhone/iOS 5 battery saver tips

iPhone/iOS 5 battery saver tips

Everyone wishes they could get more out of the battery built into their iPhone or iPad. Apple has set up the operating system with convenience in mind, and some of these settings don't necessarily give the best battery life possible. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to help you squeeze more out of each charge. Let’s take a look at a few things you can do.

published June 15, 2012 by

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Hands on with the HTC Radar 4G on T-Mobile

Hands on with the HTC Radar 4G on T-Mobile

Vendors are starting to release 2nd generation Windows Phone devices with the 7.5, aka Mango, operating system preloaded out of the box. The first Mango device to arrive is the HTC Radar 4G from T-Mobile and it is available for just $99.99 with a 2-year contract.

published October 30, 2011 by

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Amaze 4G, iPhone 4S, Nokia N8, Nokia N9 camera phone shootout

Amaze 4G, iPhone 4S, Nokia N8, Nokia N9 camera phone shootout

Cameras on today's smartphones are getting better all the time and in many cases people are leaving their point and shoot behind. I decided to test out some of the newest devices and put together an image gallery and video below from the HTC Amaze 4G, Apple iPhone 4S, Nokia N8 Symbian device, and Nokia N9 MeeGo device. There are other contenders, but these four are representative of the latest and greatest available today.

published October 16, 2011 by

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Hands-on with the SuperTooth HD Bluetooth speaker

Hands-on with the SuperTooth HD Bluetooth speaker

While we hope people can pull over to a safe place to make calls, there are still times when calls need to be taken while driving and the best way to do that is what a Bluetooth speaker. I found the SuperTooth HD to be one of the best ever with rare charging needs and never having to turn it off.

published October 11, 2011 by

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DOA: Top 10 mobile failures

DOA: Top 10 mobile failures

While the history of mobile computing is littered with dozens of failed devices, we picked through the cream of the crop of products which legitimately launched but horribly underperformed in the marketplace, resulting in their cancellation. Here are our choices.

published August 22, 2011 by

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Apple launches latest iPad with 4G

Apple's Tim Cook and Philip Schiller unveil the company's newest iPad. The device powered by A5X chip, offers a higher-resolution Retina Display, longer battery life, plus 4G LTE. The pricing starts at $499 for a 16GB Wi-Fi model and 4G starting at $629.

published March 7, 2012 by

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Walt Mossbergs’ best gadget picks

Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, reveals his favorite consumer gadgets of the year at the Churchill Club’s annual gadgets program. On his list: tangle-resistant ear buds and an iPhone case complete with a beer-bottle opener. Mossberg also demos the latest in Ultrabooks and wireless USB drives.

published December 14, 2011 by

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Google reveals first Chromebooks

At the company’s developers conference in San Francisco, Google's Sundar Pichai announces the first Chromebook laptops. Samsung and Acer will each be offering machines starting June 15. The Samsung Chromebook will cost $429 for the Wi-Fi only version and $499 for the 3G version. Acer's Wi-Fi only Chromebook will cost $349.

published May 11, 2011 by

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Apple's iPhone 4 now on Verizon

At a press conference in New York City, Verizon announces Apple's iPhone 4 will be available on its network in early February. A 16GB model will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract and the 32GB model will sell for $299.99. An extra feature Verizon will offer is the ability to use the phone as a personal Wi-Fi "hot spot." Up to five Wi-Fi devices can connect to the Verizon iPhone at one time.

published January 11, 2011 by

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Verizon Wireless CTO: Four transformative 4G trends

At the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, Verizon Wireless CTO Anthony Melone talks about the launch of the company's new 4G LTE network later this year. He discusses four trends that will occur because of faster speeds and lower latency that 4G offers; they include real time delivery, video collaboration, cloud computing, and enhanced machine-to-machine communications.

published November 8, 2010 by

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Intel CTO touts mobile-sensing devices

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CTO Justin Rattner discusses "context-aware computing." The new technology will soon be embedded in mobile devices and will be able to learn about who you are, where you are, how you're feeling, and what you want. Tim Jarrell, publisher of Fodor's Travel, demos how the technology works as a personal vacation assistant for travelers to San Francisco.

published September 16, 2010 by

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IBM: Rethinking mobile e-mail

At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Jeff Pierce, manager of Mobile Computer Research at IBM, shows off the company's prototype mobile e-mail client. He also compares different usage patterns for how people use e-mail from their mobile devices and desktops.

published May 6, 2010 by

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The Future Of… Airplane Service

Virgin America is trying to take airplane service to new heights by creating on-board features that cater to the techie in all of us, whether it's texting a fellow passenger from your seatback, choosing food through an online ordering system, or connecting to a Wi-Fi hot spot 35,000 feet in the air. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das reveals the innovations that could improve your next flight.

published March 18, 2010 by

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Apple introduces the iPad

At an Apple press event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces the iPad. The new mobile device is a half-inch thin and weighs 1.5 pounds. It's powered with a 1GHz Apple A4 chip and comes with 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The new device plays movies, music, TV shows, and acts as an e-reader. It will cost $499 for the 16GB version.

published January 27, 2010 by

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The Future Of... Check Deposits

Tired of carrying checks in your wallet because you can't find the time to cash them? Texas-based USAA bank has developed a mobile application that allows customers to make deposits using an iPhone. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explains how mobile banking could put an end to those time-consuming bank branch visits.

published December 13, 2009 by

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iBurst Wireless Card

iBurst Wireless Card

iBurst is a superb wireless broadband solution that's highly useful for the mobile business user, but users who don't require portability will likely find its price to be a deal breaker.

published April 9, 2006 by

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Acer Aspire 9504

Acer Aspire 9504

Acer's Aspire 9504 incorporates a lot of empowering technology, although its chief TV offering is rather weak.

published November 27, 2005 by

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O2 Xda IIs

O2 Xda IIs

O2's latest PDA/phone-hybrid, the Xda IIs, adds a slide keyboard, Wi-Fi, a quad-band antenna and improved battery life to its predecessor.

published November 7, 2004 by

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HP Compaq Business Notebook nx9110

HP Compaq Business Notebook nx9110

The nx9110 offers a good compromise between performance, features and price for the mobile executive.The HP Compaq Business Notebook nx9110 is aimed primarily at business travelers, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with it.

published March 30, 2004 by

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