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  • Crashing Apple's iOS 8 party

    The many iPhone and iPad users that have held off downloading iOS 8 since it was released on Sept. 17, despite the promised benefits of Apple's new software, might be glad they did. Word is that crash rates are relatively high.

  • Shanghai authorities ban government officials' use of iPhone

    Authorities in Shanghai have banned the use of all foreign smartphones, including Apple's popular iPhone, by government officials, according to a report from the People's Republic of China (PRC).

  • Lenovo to cough up $100 refunds, $250 vouchers to settle IdeaPad suit

    Lenovo will refund US$100 or issue a $250 voucher to owners of the IdeaPad U310 and U410 laptops to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging design defects in the computers.

  • Pertino adds management, tracking apps to its service

    Pertino - a 3-year-old California startup -- rolled out AppScape, a portal to access apps that run on that network, including a location-monitoring application and another one that tracks usage of a customer's devices on the networks.

  • Early iPhone 6 usage 8x higher than iPhone 6 Plus

    Apple's iPhone 6 may have outsold the larger 5.5-in. iPhone 6 Plus by eight to one in North America, according to early analysis of online traffic.

  • Ex-Cisco employee pleads guilty to second-degree murder in ‘Google Maps case'

    Ex-Cisco engineer Brad Cooper, whose first-degree murder conviction for the 2008 strangulation slaying of his wife Nancy was overturned last year based on disputed Google Maps-related evidence, today pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

  • How the new iPhones could help scientists predict the weather

    The new iPhones have an added capability that's of particular interest to scientists: A barometer.

  • Ericsson acquires majority stake in Apcera for cloud policy compliance

    To fill out its cloud services portfolio with policy and auditing controls, Ericsson is acquiring a majority stake in San Francisco enterprise services company Apcera.

  • Brocade unveils OpenDaylight SDN controller

    Brocade this week unveiled an SDN controller based on open source code from the OpenDaylight multivendor and community consortium.

  • iPhone 6 sales top 10M on opening weekend, 11% more than in '13

    Apple today said it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones during the first weekend of sales, an 11% increase over last year's launch of the iPhone 5S and 5C.

  • EMC reportedly held merger talks with Hewlett-Packard

    EMC spent almost a year discussing a merger with Hewlett-Packard and is weighing its options in light of the expected retirement of CEO Joe Tucci and shareholder discontent, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

  • How haptics will transform your gadgets

    Haptics have been part of consumer electronics for a long time. When you put your smartphone on "vibrate," or when you play first-person shooters on Xbox, those vibrations are called haptics.

  • Microsoft knocks iOS 8 install requirements, ups OneDrive free space

    Microsoft yesterday levered the news that some iPhone owners had to delete content before installing the new iOS 8 with an offer to nearly double the free space for its OneDrive cloud storage service.

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    Optus tunes up 4G network with carrier aggregation

    Optus has upgraded its 4G network in four capital cities in Australia with the launch of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation technology.

  • Apple's iOS 8 fixes enterprise Wi-Fi authentication hijacking issue

    Apple's iOS 8 addresses a serious weakness that could allow attackers to hijack the wireless network authentication of Apple devices and gain access to enterprise networks.

  • IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT

    The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

  • FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission needs to create explicit rules that tell broadband providers what traffic management techniques they can and cannot use if the agency has any hope of enforcing its proposed net neutrality rules, some advocates told the agency Friday.

  • iPhone 6 review roundup -- the raves come quietly

    As the iPhone 6 series hits store shelves and users' pockets, professional opinions have been generally positive, if not breathlessly impressed. The overall reaction is probably best characterized as a "eh, they're pretty good."

  • Tim Cook launches iPhone 6 sales in Palo Alto

    What's an even bigger deal for Apple fans than getting the iPhone 6 on launch day? Talking a selfie with Apple CEO Tim Cook.

  • New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are easier to repair

    Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are slightly easier to repair than their forerunners, the iPhone 5C and 5S, iFixit said today after tearing apart the smartphones in Australia, where the devices first went on sale Friday.