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HTC Knows The One X Has A Hardware Wi-Fi Problem, Has Fixed Issue In Production

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If you're a One X owner (or an avid XDA reader), you're probably aware that some poor souls have been basically unable to reliably use Wi-Fi on their devices because of a manufacturing defect. A few One X units have been affected by a poor connection on the Wi-Fi component...
HTC Knows The One X Has A Hardware Wi-Fi Problem, Has Fixed Issue In Production

iPad 3 'to launch on 7 March'

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Tablet to have 'retina' screen and could include 4G connectivity, according to reports – but no word yet on new TV deviceApple will launch the third version of the iPad on Wednesday 7 March at an event in San Francisco, according to a number of reports online. The reports also...
iPad 3 'to launch on 7 March'

iPhone 5 Battery Images Leak: Only Slighter Larger Than iPhone 4S Battery, Despite Expected LTE

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In the blogosphere’s continuing quest to assemble a virtual iPhone 5 before Apple unveils a real one in September, 9to5Mac has published images of what appears to be the next iPhone’s battery. Juicy stuff! As expected, the battery is a bit larger than the last iPhone, but not by much....
iPhone 5 Battery Images Leak: Only Slighter Larger Than iPhone 4S Battery, Despite Expected LTE

Which apps will drain your battery and data plan? Verizon's got a list

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Verizon Wireless may have shut down its own app store, but it’s not wiping its hands of app curation entirely. The carrier has started reviewing, rating and recommending Android and iPhone apps to its customers. What’s interesting about Verizon’s approach is it isn’t making its recommendations based on how entertaining,...
Which apps will drain your battery and data plan? Verizon's got a list

The Real SXSW “Winner” Is The Mophie Juice Pack

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So Highlight didn’t “win” SXSW, as some tech bloggers had hypothesized, for many reasons. It did however have a  relationship to what eventually ended up winning, as its background GPS turns out to significantly strain iPhone battery life. Even before SXSW, users were reporting notable reduction in battery charge when using...
The Real SXSW “Winner” Is The Mophie Juice Pack
MasterImage prices glasses-free 3D: negligible battery drain for a notable premium

iPhone users, U.K. carrier report bugs after iOS 6.1 upgrade

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Battery drain and problems with Microsoft Exchange, plus 3G service on one European carrier, are causing headaches for iPhone users. [Read more]...
iPhone users, U.K. carrier report bugs after iOS 6.1 upgrade

Skyhook Says It Can Help Apps With Persistent Location Sharing Sans Battery Drain

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Skyhook today is updating its Android developer tools to enable persistent location monitoring with less battery drain. Why this is interesting is because many people’s expectations for location sharing on mobile apps have leapfrogged what our phones can reasonably handle, especially in a congested or weak-signalled area. The weak link...
Skyhook Says It Can Help Apps With Persistent Location Sharing Sans Battery Drain

Qualcomm announces cheap, battery efficient NFC chip, hopes to put it in phones next year

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Near field communication might be all the rage at the checkout counter, but there are still plenty of devices shirking the technology. Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Atheros hopes to change that, announcing an ultra-low power NFC chip that might help OEMs cut costs. The QCA1990 boasts a footprint half the...
Qualcomm announces cheap, battery efficient NFC chip, hopes to put it in phones next year

Why Apple’s new iPad isn’t able to charge while some games and apps are running

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We’ve already heard new iPad owners — and even the US Consumer Reports group — ratching up the issue of the increased heat put out by the device, and now it seems that charging the battery could be the next issue in focus. A number of new iPad owners are...
Why Apple’s new iPad isn’t able to charge while some games and apps are running

The first smartphone with an IGZO display: the 4.9-inch Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E

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Japanese mega-operator NTT DoCoMo has just unveiled a interesting addition to its winter line-up: the Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, which is the first production smartphone we've seen with an IGZO display. If you hadn't heard, the indium gallium zinc oxide technology promises higher translucency compared to regular LCDs,...
The first smartphone with an IGZO display: the 4.9-inch Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E

Skyhook promises constant mobile location without battery drain

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Skyhook introduced a new version of its location engine for mobile apps that it said will allow smartphones to determine a user's location once a minute throughout the day without draining the battery....
Skyhook promises constant mobile location without battery drain

Remember Carrier IQ? Well, It's Still Around and Kicking.

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After being at the center of a privacy storm last year, Carrier IQ is aiming to rebuild its business. For those who don’t remember, Carrier IQ is a start-up that sells software that tracks various goings-on inside a cell phone to help cellular carriers and device makers better understand problems...
Remember Carrier IQ? Well, It's Still Around and Kicking.
Apple updates KB article warning users of the 'perils' of Jailbreaking iOS

Amazon Appstore update gives its UI a facelift and fixes a list of annoying bugs

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The Amazon Appstore updated to version 4.3.14.3C today, mending an account switching logout issue plaguing Android 4.2 users. Other new software highlights include: long press removal of applications from My Apps, a battery drain bug fix and a Kindle Fire HD inspired makeover for the Appstore's UI. Don't have...
Amazon Appstore update gives its UI a facelift and fixes a list of annoying bugs

Why Highlight Wasn’t A Breakout Success At SXSW

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[Editor’s Note: Brenden Mulligan is an entrepreneur who created Onesheet, TipList, ArtistData, MorningPics, and PhotoPile. He’s a mentor for 500 Startups and several startups. You can find him on Twitter at @mulligan.] Highlight is one of the most talked about apps out there. It was touted to be the breakout app at this year’s...
Why Highlight Wasn’t A Breakout Success At SXSW

iPad 3 launch expected next week

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Apple has sent journalists invitations to an event that falls close to the 2 March anniversary of launch of the iPad 2Apple is expected to launch the third version of the iPad next Wednesday after sending out invitations accompanied by an image of what looks like an iPad touchscreen.The company,...
iPad 3 launch expected next week

Does iOS 5.1 fix battery drain? Some say yes, some say no

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A review of online comments and communities finds many iOS users enjoying better battery life, though some say the problem persists. [Read more]...
Does iOS 5.1 fix battery drain? Some say yes, some say no

The iWatch Is Coming, And That's About All We Know

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We've known for some time that Apple's rumored "iWatch" appears to be a real concept, with patent filings that suggest a device completely distinct from the already watch-like 6th-gen iPod Nano. A report from Bloomberg this morning adds a few details -- namely that the product is being headed up by...
The iWatch Is Coming, And That's About All We Know

Google turns up location data usage on Android apps

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Amid all the announcements Google is making at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco this week are three APIs that show Google wants to make the most of the sensors in Android devices and will let developers incorporate rich location data into their apps. The first API, called Fused...
Google turns up location data usage on Android apps

Voice over LTE could slash smartphone battery life in half

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Wireless providers in the United States see voice over LTE, more commonly known as VoLTE, as the future of mobile phone calls. The transition to the new technology may not be well received by consumers, however. According to a new report from Spirent Communications, VoLTE can reduce a smartphone’s talk-time battery life...
Voice over LTE could slash smartphone battery life in half

Microsoft and Purdue University study: Ads in free Android apps waste 75 percent of energy

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Ad-supported apps in Android smartphones are an immense energy suck. According to a Purdue University study (PDF), which—interestingly enough—Microsoft helped research, third-party advertising in free Android apps deplete 65 percent to 75 percent of an app’s energy.  The study said more than 50 percent of energy used for serving...
Microsoft and Purdue University study: Ads in free Android apps waste 75 percent of energy

BlackBerry gets help from Trend Micro in the fight against malware

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In the race to the starting line, BlackBerry pulled out all the stops in order to deliver an app library that's 70,000 strong, but now the firm's looking to Trend Micro in an effort to keep malicious software at bay. Specifically, the phone maker will begin scanning all current...
BlackBerry gets help from Trend Micro in the fight against malware
Apple pushes out iOS 6.1.2 to fix Exchange bug & battery issues

Location-aware app Highlight is working on showing “what’s” around you in addition to “who”

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Today I was hanging out at the ad:tech conference in San Francisco, which consists mainly of marketing professionals who are looking for the best way to integrate social into their advertising campaigns. During a keynote with Guy Kawasaki and our friend Robert Scoble, the location-aware app Highlight was mentioned. A...
Location-aware app Highlight is working on showing “what’s” around you in addition to “who”

Love it or hate it? Highlight, SXSW’s most talked about app could be the way of the future

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This year, tech prophet Robert Scoble dubbed two mobile apps as “The two hottest apps you’ll “run into” at SXSW“. The rest of the Internetverse quickly echoed his sentiments. The two apps are Highlight and Glancee. As Scoble described, “basically these two [apps] show you information about people who are close to you.” Similar...
Love it or hate it? Highlight, SXSW’s most talked about app could be the way of the future

Ahead of SXSW, Highlight Makes Another Bid For SoLoMo Supremacy With Photos And Events

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It’s South By Southwest time again, and you know what that means — it’s time for another round of apps to announce launches and updates to help make your mandatory fun time in Austin, Texas that much better. Today, social-local-mobile app Highlight is doing another round of updates to its...
Ahead of SXSW, Highlight Makes Another Bid For SoLoMo Supremacy With Photos And Events

Glassmap and Highlight Take on the Next Frontier of Location Sharing: Doing It All the Time

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Remember when everyone in social media said it was time for location apps to go “beyond the check-in”? Well, it’s happening. While early leaders like Foursquare try to evolve to turn check-ins into local intelligence, some new apps like Highlight and Glassmap are going all in on helping people passively...
Glassmap and Highlight Take on the Next Frontier of Location Sharing: Doing It All the Time

Skype's iOS app updates finally add photo sharing, reduce battery drain and more

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Microsoft-owned Skype has today pushed new updates for its iOS apps on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, bringing new features which include the introduction of a long-awaited photo sharing feature, also tweaking them to reduce battery drain and improve navigation speed. In both the iPhone and iPad apps, Skype now...
Skype's iOS app updates finally add photo sharing, reduce battery drain and more

Hurricane Sandy tips: how to keep cellphones powered up

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As Hurricane Sandy works its vicious way up the East Coast, widespread power outages are basically a given. Without a way to charge your gadgets, you'll want to conserve as much power as you can, especially your cell phone, as it may be your only means of communication during...
Hurricane Sandy tips: how to keep cellphones powered up
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