Premium-Inhalt. Each week in this space, we offer up a roundup of 's biggest stories from the week gone by. Our friends at Ars Technica do something similar, and was written entirely in limerick form. I take that as a challenge; hence, this week's Wrap is written in haiku.
Premium-Inhalt. Two pieces by John Dvorak in two weeks? The Macalope knows it's asking a lot of you, but load up on antacids and read on about his latest fever dreams. It's been almost a year since Joe Wilcox said he was leaving Apple and he's still figuring out whose CDs are whose. But he's got a whole new myopic reason for the breakup! Finally, is the iPad mini real? Those wacky Apple rumor sites the and Bloomberg say "Yes!"
Premium-Inhalt. The updated version of the story, "Yahoo, Facebook settle patent dispute," which was posted to the newswire Friday, used incorrect pronouns in the seventh and eighth paragraphs. Those paragraphs have been corrected on the wire and now read:
Premium-Inhalt. Most tablets in use today are sized. That's because most in use are .
Premium-Inhalt. A small Silicon Valley company is suing Apple, alleging the computer maker infringed its patent covering noise-reduction technology for cell phones.
Premium-Inhalt. It's not unusual for an iPhone to be used to operate remote control gadgets like the AR Drone quadrocopter or to work with your computer, but .
Premium-Inhalt. With record temperatures being reported across the continent, it's hard to resist the temptation of sipping a cold drink while you read a book or play a round of Angry Birds by the pool. Alas, dangers for your beloved tablet lurk around every corner: sand, water, dirt, and the occasional pair of sticky hands. Since you can't lather your iPad with sunscreen, we've put together another of our weekly roundups of new iPad protection.
Premium-Inhalt. Google is expected to release an updated version of the Galaxy Nexus handset next week, which would likely render moot the temporary lifting of a ban on the sale of the smartphone.
Premium-Inhalt. The ($560 unlocked; price as of 7/5/12) is LG's first foray into the quad-core world. Announced some four months ago at the , the 4X HD is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, but that's not its only highlight. It also has a 4.7-inch display with a 1280-pixel-by-720-pixel resolution. The Optimus 4X HD is currently available in Europe and will arrive in Asia, South and Central America, and Russia in coming months. So far, LG hasn't announced any North American availability for the 4X HD. LG's Android phones haven't been wildly successful here in the United States, but this model has what it takes to make a splash in this country.
Premium-Inhalt. The Sony Xperia Ion ($99 with a new two-year contract on AT&T) is an Android phone with exceptional hardware: It has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 12-megapixel camera, and a massive high-resolution display powered by Sony's own Bravia display engine. But, as we've seen with other smartphones, specs aren't everything. The Ion's clunky software proves that a phone more than just top-of-the-line hardware to be great.
Premium-Inhalt. There's no shortage of software out there designed to help foster in businesses large and small, but this past week a key contender got a major update that makes it particularly worth considering.