Brendan OSullivan

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Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …

Sorry everyone, but those ridiculously large phones are here to stay

Three bits of news over the past few days point to one inescapable conclusion: the enormous phones everybody loves to hate are going to become the world’s most ubiquitous computing devices over the next few months.<p>First up IDC, a widely cited research firm, reports that shipments of “smart …

iPhone 5

The one reason a Facebook phone would make sense

So Facebook is reportedly about to unveil a phone, built by struggling Taiwanese handset maker HTC, that has been modified to put Facebook and its various services in the foreground. Facebook has been working on this for years.<p>The business case for both companies is clear, in theory. Facebook wants …

Social Media

China’s Lenovo is doing innovative things—But its plans to topple Apple seem farfetched

Chinese tech companies have a tendency to copy instead of innovate. Lenovo is one company that appears to break this mold.<p>Here, the UK’s Daily Telegraph details how Lenovo brought PC usage to the Chinese masses by coming out with hardware that translated English script into Chinese characters.<p>And …

Lenovo

T-Mobile Tears Up Service Contracts And Adds The iPhone

Underdogs must make bold moves to stay in the game. America’s third-place operator Sprint has been backing progressive wireless companies like Republic Wireless and FreedomPop. But T-Mobile, which is even further behind in fourth place, is taking “bold moves” to a new level. On Tuesday the carrier …