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  • iPhone dialler security flaw fixed by iOS 4.2
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    iPhone dialler security flaw fixed by iOS 4.2

    By 3 November 2010

    A security flaw that enabled the lock screen on the iPhone 4, specifically iOS 4.1, to be bypassed via the emergency call button has been fixed with the update to iOS 4.2. The flaw in iOS 4.1 showed itself through a video of a man bypassing the pass-code...

  • Ubuntu wants Unity across PCs
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    Ubuntu wants Unity across PCs

    By 26 October 2010

    Canonical's founder Mark Shuttleworth, has announced that Ubuntu versions in the future, starting with 11.04, will be ditching the Gnome desktop environment in favour of the Unity platform that is present on the current netbook version. The announcement...

  • Microsoft Windows 8 coming 2012?
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    Microsoft Windows 8 coming 2012?

    By 25 October 2010

    Following the news that Microsoft's Windows 7 Operating system has been the biggest selling OS in history; selling 240 million licenses in its first year. News has just come in that Windows 8 could be with us as soon as 2012. Suggested in a previous Microsoft...

  • Hands-on with BlackBerry Playbook tablet OS
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    Hands-on with BlackBerry Playbook tablet OS

    By 25 October 2010

    Earlier today, RIM opened up its BlackBerry PlayBook devkit to all developers who may be interested in creating apps for the forthcoming tablet. The company also allowed anybody to download a beta ISO of its OS simulator, mainly to allow programmers to...

  • 72 Windows Phone 7 tips and tricks
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    72 Windows Phone 7 tips and tricks

    By 25 October 2010

    If you've just got a new Windows Phone 7 phone from Samsung, HTC, or LG, then congratulations, you are taking a brave step into an exciting new world that is Microsoft's latest operating system.  But with a new OS there are bound to be plenty of questions....

  • Windows 7: The fastest selling OS in history
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    Windows 7: The fastest selling OS in history

    By 22 October 2010

    Microsoft has sold more than 240 million licenses for Windows 7 in its first year of existence, making it the fastest selling OS in history. And, to mark its first birthday, Microsoft is releasing the Windows 7 Family Pack to the UK. Okay, so in terms...

  • Apple ditches install DVD disc for install USB drive
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    Apple ditches install DVD disc for install USB drive

    By 21 October 2010

    Apple has moved to rid itself of DVDs altogether with the new MacBook Air, which was launched on Wednesday. Steve Jobs announced the two new laptops, both without optical drives, at the company's "Back to Mac" event. However, with no DVD drives comes...

  • Jobs previews Apple Mac OS X Lion
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    Jobs previews Apple Mac OS X Lion

    By 20 October 2010

    Steve Jobs described the preview of the next Mac OS X platform as the "entrée" for the Back to the Mac event. But, there were still some juicy details regarding Lion, including a dedicated MacBook App Store. Jobs described how Mac OS X Lion was inspired...

  • Android 4.0: Codename - Ice Cream?
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    Android 4.0: Codename - Ice Cream?

    By 20 October 2010

    Next up is Gingerbread, which will be followed by Honeycomb. And then - we scream, they scream and Android screams for Ice Cream. Yep, Android 4.0 is to be called Ice Cream, according to folks in the know. Or folk rather - ARM's president, Tudor Brown....

  • Gingerbread gets detailed: Android 3.0 features leaked
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    Gingerbread gets detailed: Android 3.0 features leaked

    By 19 October 2010

    Android blog Phandroid has posted details (and the most blurred screen shot in the history of blurryvision) of the next major Android release, 3.0 - codenamed Gingerbread. And the big news is that the rumours about video calling coming to the Google-backed...

  • Microsoft Windows Phone 7  review
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    Microsoft Windows Phone 7 review

    By 18 October 2010

    Built from the ground up with a “relentless focus on the consumer”, Windows Phone 7 finds Microsoft trying to re-assert itself in a market it practically invented and catastrophically lost a grip on. Failure to develop and evolve saw Windows Mobile...

  • Apple: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion coming 20 October?
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    Apple: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion coming 20 October?

    By 13 October 2010

    Apple has been sending invites out for an event on 20 October. So, what has the Cupertino contingent been cooking up over at Infinite Loop that it wants to show off to the world? A 7-inch iPad? A Verizon iPhone? A touchscreen iMac? The answer is probably...

  • Five reasons to switch to Windows Phone 7
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    Five reasons to switch to Windows Phone 7

    By 11 October 2010

    It's easy to ignore the launch of Windows Phone 7. If you never took the time to see what was going on when it was first announced back in March, you'll be wondering what all the fuss is about. So, for those just joining the party, it no longer looks...

  • Pimp your desktop: Windows Phone 7 stylee
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    Pimp your desktop: Windows Phone 7 stylee

    By 11 October 2010

    Are you depressed because you want to join in on the Windows Phone 7 fun, but just signed yourself up for another 2 years of Android or iOS action? Well, languish no longer because How To Geek has posted a brilliant guide to getting WP7 directly onto...

  • Ubuntu 10.10 flies Linux into the cloud
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    Ubuntu 10.10 flies Linux into the cloud

    By 7 October 2010

    Canonical, the business side to several open source Linux platforms, has announced the arrival of Ubuntu 10.10. The release, which has the codename Maverick Meerkat, brings with it a number of key features, most notably cloud integration and compatibility...

  • Tega v2: Windows 7 and Android dual booting tablet
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    Tega v2: Windows 7 and Android dual booting tablet

    By 5 October 2010

    When ViewSonic showed off its ViewPad 100 over at IFA in September, the idea of a dual booting Android and Windows machine struck us at Pocket-lint as a winner. And, Australian manufacturer Tegatech has just revealed plans for a similar device that, like...

  • More confirmation that QNX coming to BlackBerry smartphones
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    More confirmation that QNX coming to BlackBerry smartphones

    By 29 September 2010

    RIM has confirmed to Pocket-lint that QNX and the BlackBerry OS will eventually become a single symbiotic entity in the future. Although refusing to be drawn on the specifics of when that future might be, Alan Panezic, vice president platform product...

  • BlackBerry OS 6 on Pearl 3G, Curve 3G, Bold 9700 hands on
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    BlackBerry OS 6 on Pearl 3G, Curve 3G, Bold 9700 hands on

    By 29 September 2010

    We've already had confirmation that Research in Motion is bringing its new BlackBerry OS 6 to other handsets aside from the BlackBerry Torch, but now we've managed to grab some hands on time with the new OS on the Pearl 3G, the Curve 3G and the Bold....

  • QNX BlackBerry Tablet OS: detailed and explained
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    QNX BlackBerry Tablet OS: detailed and explained

    By 28 September 2010

    RIM, the makers of BlackBerry have launched a new tablet device called the BlackBerry PlayBook, and with it a new operating system which is currently going by the moniker of the BlackBerry Tablet OS. That BlackBerry Tablet OS is actually powered by a...

  • VIDEO: WeTab "pinboard" style UI revealed in detailed walkthrough
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    VIDEO: WeTab "pinboard" style UI revealed in detailed walkthrough

    By 24 September 2010

    The WeTab has had a few public outings now, most recently at IFA 2010 in Germany, but if you're still looking for a bit more info we have this handy walkthrough which should help to shed a bit more light on the matter, courtesy of netbooknews.com. As...

  • iOS 4.2 for iPad: What's new, detailed and explained
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    iOS 4.2 for iPad: What's new, detailed and explained

    By 6 September 2010

    No sooner had the Jobs outlined iOS 4.1 when he gave us that traditional Apple sneak peak of the upgrade after - aka iOS 4.2. No surprises there. As Steven pointed out, iOS 4.2 is "all about iPad". In fact, the very first feature as listed on the Powerpoint...

  • iOS 4.1: What's new, detailed and explained
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    iOS 4.1: What's new, detailed and explained

    By 6 September 2010

    For a 0.1 increase, the iPhone/iPod touch iOS 4.1 software update is going to make quite a big difference. Announced just the other day at the Apple iPod keynote and set for release on 8 September, there's a seriously quick turn around going on here and,...

  • VIDEO: WeTab - All systems MeeGo
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    VIDEO: WeTab - All systems MeeGo

    By 6 September 2010

    We first got word of the WeTab (previously called the WePad) back in May, where we were led to understand that the 11.6-inch tablet would be running via a Linux OS and was all set for a July launch. And, after a number of delays the tablet has turned...

  • iOS 4.1 download ready in UK on 8 September
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    iOS 4.1 download ready in UK on 8 September

    By 4 September 2010

    Apple has stated on its website that the latest iPhone/iPod touch update, iOS 4.1, will be available in the UK on Wednesday 8 September. The date, which has appeared on the Apple iPhone update page and details the new features of the new iOS 4.1, means...

  • Windows Phone 7 goes gold
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    Windows Phone 7 goes gold

    By 2 September 2010

    The launch of Microsoft's new mobile operating system Windows Phone 7 has edged a little bit closer following the news that the OS has gone gold. "Today is the day that the Windows Phone team has been driving towards, and we’re very excited to say...