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How The iPhone Changed The Smartphone Industry

Five years ago today, Apple’s first iPhone hit stores. Many in the tech world thought that it would be a flop. For one thing, it was ridiculously expensive. For another, it was something no one had ever really heard of before: a smartphone targeted primarily at consumers, rather than business people. Everybody knew that the smartphone market was a business …

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Chrome For iOS: Hands-On With Google’s New Browser

Yesterday Google announced the much-anticipated iOS version of their popular Chrome browser. In just hours the universal app had rocketed to the top of the Top Free Apps list in the App Store and a jailbreak tweak had shown up in Cydia allowing users to make Chrome the default browser (something Apple prohibits). So, maybe you’re wondering what all the …

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Chrome For iOS Tops The App Store Charts

Well, that didn’t take long at all. Mere hours after hitting the App Store, Google’s brand new Chrome browser for iOS has shot to the top of the charts. The app is currently sitting in the #1 spot on the list of top 25 free iOS apps, and it doesn’t look like it will be going anywhere any time soon. …

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Leaked Online Already

During their first Google I/O 2012 keynote on Wednesday Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system comes packed with all kinds of good stuff, including a much smoother, faster interface, better notifications, and a very impressive Voice Search feature. Android developers were, of course, able to get the developer preview of Jelly Bean …

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Severe Weather Alerts To Be Sent Via Text Soon

A little over a week ago we brought you news that the iOS 6 beta included the option to turn certain kinds of government issued alerts on and off. There were two basic kinds of alerts that you could receive: AMBER Alerts, and more generalized emergency alerts (which presumably include things like severe weather). Of course, not all phones – …

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Jailbreak Tweak Lets You Make Chrome Your Default iOS Browser

Yesterday we told you that Google had announced Google Chrome for iOS during their second Google I/O 2012 keynote. Many iPhone users – myself included – have been wanting an iOS version of Chrome since Google unveiled the Android version earlier this year. Fortunately, it is exactly as awesome as we had hoped it would be. Unfortunately, it suffers from …

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Google Chrome Causing New MacBook Air To Crash

So, you’ve just gotten home from the Apple Store with your shiny new MacBook Air. You take it out of the box, boot it up, and do what anybody does: you start installing your software, customizing your settings, and generally tinkering with your new toy to get everything set up just right. In the process of this, maybe you install …

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Jelly Bean Voice Search Vs. Siri: A Video Throwdown

Earlier this month during their WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple unveiled iOS 6. With it came some significant improvements for Siri, including some general (and much needed) performance improvements and the ability to request sports scores, movie statistics, and more. Not to be outdone, on Wednesday Google announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The newest version of Google’s mobile operating system is …

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Google I/O: Google Announces Chrome For iPhone, iPad

Google has just announced that they are bringing their Google Chrome browser to Apple’s iOS devices. The app will be available for iPhone and iPad, and is expected to hit the App Store later today. Chrome for iOS brings many of the most popular features for Chrome’s desktop and Android versions to Apple’s iOS platform. Chrome includes the omnibox, which …

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iPhone 5 Rumor: New iPhone Facing Battery Problems?

Apple may be encountering supply issues with the battery for the new iPhone, according to recent reports. The new iPhone is expected to launch this fall with a larger display, metal rear panel, and several internal upgrades, including 4G LTE connectivity. Now it looks like there may be problems with the device’s battery. Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White recently …

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RIM’s Earnings Report Expected To Be Bleak

Research in Motion, makers of the once-might BlackBerry smartphone platform, has found itself in an increasingly bad situation over the last few years. Poor product performance and a string of bad business decisions – including failing to take the threat posed by the iPhone and Android seriously – have left RIM in dire straights. What’s more, it doesn’t look like …

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Health Care Decision: CNN Posts The Wrong Headline

Whenever big events are brewing, it’s common for certain parties to prepare for all possible outcomes. Of course, most of the time we don’t see that, though. All we see is news organizations getting their stories up promptly and championship teams wearing their swag as soon as the game is over. We never see the headlines saying that Apollo 13 …

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