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U.S. Cellular Gets The iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 8th

U.S. Cellular, the 5th largest wireless network in the US, has announced today that it will get the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on November 8th. Subscribers on the network have been champing at the bit for the announcement and Twitter is full of folks complaining that they still hadn’t announced a date …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

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iPhone 5C production cut by 35%, iPhone 5S production boosted 75%

Apple has the prototypical good-news, bad-news scenario on its hands, with soaring sales of its flagship iPhone 5S contrasting sharply with souring sales of its “for the colorful” iPhone 5C.<p>“Our latest channel checks confirm that Apple indeed has cut back 5C production by 35 percent and increased …

Microsoft says Windows Phone Remote Desktop app will join iOS and Android counterparts

Yesterday, Microsoft released Remote Desktop apps for iOS and Android that let smartphone users control their Windows PCs on the go, but there was no Windows Phone version in sight. Fortunately, it's something the company is working quickly to fix. According to <i>The Next Web</i><i>,</i> a Microsoft spokesperson …

Apple Replacing Faulty MacBook Air Drives

If you purchased a MacBook Air sometime between the beginning of this summer and last, Apple may owe you a new drive.<p>Apple said this week that it is …

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BlackBerry faces dogfight as firm returns to its corporate roots

Chris Farrer is preparing to place a big order for smartphones. That used to be a simple task for the manager of telecommunications at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers: buy more BlackBerrys to run on the firm's BlackBerry server. This time it's different.<p>Like other organizations around the world, the …

Windows 8.1 now available to download

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update is now available to download. Windows 8 users will see a notification in the Windows Store with a prompt to upgrade to the new operating system. Microsoft has added a number of improvements with this update, including built-in Bing search, smart SkyDrive syncing, and …

Stephen Elop was Nokia's second choice for CEO, says ex-chairman

Stephen Elop left Microsoft just over three years ago to become the chief executive of Nokia, but he wasn't first choice for the job. Jorma Ollila, ex-chairman of Nokia who led the search for a new CEO in 2010, claims that he interviewed five candidates in the US for the job, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> …

Facebook ad profit a staggering 1,790% more on iPhone than Android

A study of more than 200 billion ads on Facebook says that mobile ads on iPhone generate 1,790 percent more return on investment than ads on Android. Even worse, advertising on Android actually costs more than it returns.<p>The study is by Nanigans, one of the biggest buyers of Facebook ads, and it …

Windows Phone 8's next update: Big screen support, and a slew of features it should have launched with

The next big Windows Phone 8 update sets the stage for a new range of devices — and finally delivers on some basic, long-awaited features.<p>Microsoft’s third Windows Phone 8 update brings support for high-resolution 1080p screens between 5 and 6 inches, as well as faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 …

iPhone 6 will raise screen size close to 5 inches, says analyst

Apple's iPhone 6 will jump in screen size to almost 5 inches from the current 4 inches. At least, that's the claim from Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White.<p>After meeting recently with an Apple supplier, White expressed confidence that a new big-screen iPhone will emerge next year, as reported by …

Is The Moto X More Innovative Than The New iPhone? Researchers Think So

The dictionary defines “innovative” as something that features new methods, is advanced, and original. That being said, how much more original is the new Moto X smartphone than the iPhone 5C and 5S? Much more, according to analysts at ABI Research, who published the results of their teardown of the …

BlackBerry Z30 Review: What Exactly Is the Problem with This Phone?

BlackBerry’s newest all touchscreen flagship was announced at a strange time, amid talks of the company courting talk of acquisitions. Nonetheless, it comes out of the gate swinging with the BlackBerry’s largest touchscreen to date – a full 5-inches, a powerful 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and the …

Microsoft admits Surface RT naming caused 'some confusion'

In the days leading up to the Surface RT release last year, Microsoft had largely failed to explain the differences between Windows 8 and Windows RT to consumers. The software maker picked the Windows RT moniker to power its own ARM-based Surface RT tablet alongside others from PC makers. Dell …

iPhone 5S Touch ID Likely On iPad 5 Even Though Performance Is Erratic

Am I the only one disappointed by Touch ID on the new iPhone 5S? Apparently not. My own experience has been that it worked great the first day after I got the phone and almost not at all since. So I feel a little like I’ve been duped into actually using a passcode (which I never did before) so that …

Best Buy offering free iPhone 5c, $100 iPhone 5s for trading in your old smartphone

In its latest attempt to rustle up iPhone(s aapl) buyers, Best Buy(s bby) is offering a new promotion, and it’s a good one: From October 13 – October …

Are iPhone 5c sales low or supplies high?

KGI’s Mingchi Kuo, an analyst with a solid track-record, and the man who came closest (almost) to calling opening weekend sales of the iPhone, now believes Apple shipped ‘just’ 11.4M iPhone 5c handsets in September, rather than the 17M he had earlier forecast, reports <i>Business Insider</i>.<p>Kuo is now …

BlackBerry Z30 review

Let's be honest: it's not a great time to be BlackBerry right now. Each morning brings yet more news stories that hint -- no, scream -- at the company's rapid unraveling. In the nine days following the announcement of the Z30, the company halted its BBM rollout and announced plans to fire 4,500 …

BlackBerry may wind up selling off limbs before going private

Like all of your favorite boy-bands from the ’90s, BlackBerry might be breaking up instead of taking some time off.<p>The suffering smartphone maker recently accepted an offer to be taken private after a year of failed restructuring efforts. But now that the deal due diligence is underway, BlackBerry …

Apple’s iPad Event Could Spoil Microsoft’s Surface 2 Party, Nokia’s Abu Dhabi Shindig

Apple’s new product unveilings have an uncanny way of coinciding with other big tech events and disrupting them, and the as-of-yet-unannounced …

Microsoft Rereleases Its YouTube App For Windows Phone

Microsoft today re-released its YouTube app for Windows Phone, two months after Google axed the prior version over a terms spat. The application is little more than a bridge to YouTube’s website itself.<p>In May, Google and Microsoft decided to work together to get a strong YouTube app into the …

Literal camera shootout tests iPhone 5s slo-mo by shooting iPhone 5c

Whenever a new phone comes out, there are always a bunch of drop-test videos, keen to see how the handset fares when dropped onto various surfaces. Rated RR‘s tests are a little more … extreme. Generally involving a 50-cal rifle.<p>So when they wanted to see how the iPhone 5s 120fps slo-mo performs, …

Twitter for Windows Phone update brings lockscreen tweets, theme options and notifications from favored accounts

Twitter is looking to nab its own spot on the lockscreen of Windows Phone users. Thanks to a new update for the micro-blogging app on Microsoft-friendly handsets, tweets can get cozy on the aforementioned screen for a quick peek. However, it appears that you can't choose what shows up in that space …

Making Google+ a First Class Citizen on iOS

Google+ is a major social network. According to a recent article in Forbes, Google+ is in second place after Facebook and a bit ahead of Twitter. That means that Google+ isn't a ghost town -- it's a place for millions of people to share content and comments every day. And just because your phone is …

You Must Pay Attention to the Road in Order to Drive this Car - Technabob

So many people end up in car accidents every year. One of the common reasons was because the driver wasn’t paying enough attention. Some apparently …

Tesla Model S Beats Crash Tests to Achieve Highest NHTSA Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested

After a series of crash tests the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just awarded the Tesla Model S with the highest safety score of any …