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  • Is This The iPhone 4S?

    The iPhone rumor mill has been all off-kilter for the past few weeks, primarily stemming from the idea that there may very well be no new iPhone at WWDC this year. And yet, the rumor-mill continues to churn. According to whispers over the past few weeks, Apple’s busy toiling over a handset that looks very much like an iPhone 4, but with a few lil’ tweaks to its guts —… Read More

  • The Bluechip BC5i Big Button Phone For Grampy

    It’s not every day you find $40 phones for the aged. This odd-looking piece of kit has huge buttons, echanced loudness settings, and a big orange SOS button. It also has an LED flashlight on top for spotting your keyhole in the dark. Read More

  • SugarSync Gets An Android App

    SugarSync, like Dropbox is a standard file storage/cloud solution for PCs and Macs. I’ve used the iPad and iPhone apps and now Android users can share in the fun with their new Android version. The app is free and works with most versions of Android, including Honeycomb. It allow you to access your files on the go and to upload files to the cloud. It works similarly to the iPad version. Read More

  • Apple Finally Shipping White iPhone To US Stores

    Like this hamster, I am sure you are currently running in circles screaming “Excelsior” at your houseplants and pets, as it was written it has come to pass: Apple is finally shipping the white iPhone 4 and all signs point to availability this week. The white iPhone, to be clear, is the same as the black iPhone 4 but it is white. Read More

  • The Scosche switchBACK Surge G4 Is An iPhone 4 Battery Case And Kickstand In One

    When it comes to iPhone cases with special tricks up their sleeves (that is, the ones that do more than just protect your handset from the wilds), you usually get one or the other: an external battery, or some sort of clever kickstand system built to prop the iPhone up for movie watchin’. With the just announced switchBACK Surge G4 case, Scosche is lookin’ to cover both bases at once. Read More

  • Motorola Droid X2 Press Shots Leak, To Be Known As "Droid X2"

    At this point, the Droid X2 is about as secret as the fact that beef jerky makes fantastic road trip food. We knew it was going to look almost exactly like its predecessor, the Droid X, all the way back in January. By March, we had photographic evidence — and by last week, we had video. Still, just because we know just about everything there is to know about a handset doesn’t mean… Read More

  • T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Already Rooted

    The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G hasn’t even been on the market for a full 2 days, yet the ever-resourceful community over at XDA-Dev has already hacked it to pieces. You’ll need to download some drivers from Samsung, run the “Rage Against The Cage” hack (heads up: some virus detectors pick this up as a virus, as it technically IS a packaged Linux exploit — that’s… Read More

  • Sprint To Drop Instant Rebates, Return To Mail-In Rebates Next Month?

    Nooooo! With Verizon and Sprint both dropping mail-in rebates in favor of oh-so-much-less-painful instant rebates, we were starting to hope this was becoming an industry standard. Alas, it looks like Sprint might be calling it quits. Read More

  • AT&T Admits They Weren't Ready For The iPhone

    AT&T’s FCC filing for their planned T-Mo merger brings up a few interesting points about AT&T’s network. To wit: A smartphone generates 24 times the mobile data traffic of a conventional wireless phone, and the explosively popular iPad and similar tablet devices can generate traffic comparable to or even greater than a smartphone. AT&T’s mobile data volumes surged… Read More

  • Apple Is Tracking You To Build Something Very Valuable: Its Location Database

    Apple Is Tracking You To Build Something Very Valuable: Its Location Database

    Your iPhone tracks you everywhere you go, and so do most phones these days. You knew that already. The reason this is a big story now is because it turns out that for the past 10 months Apple has been keeping your location data on a file in your iPhone itself where someone who knows how to get it, and has possession of your phone, could find it and figure out where you’ve been. For… Read More

  • Verizon's First Droid Charge Commercial Is… Uh… Mysterious?

    Back when the original Droid came out, the marketing campaign had a two-part approach. Half of the commercials were “DROID DOES” commercials, which played up the Droid as the anti-iPhone and highlighted all of the things that Android did that iOS could not. The other half were over-the-top (though admittedly quite cool), super-ambiguous commercials that substituted any actual… Read More