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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

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Retro-style games are modern classics

The classic Super Mario Bros. spawned a game genre and people are still making games using similar mechanics to this day. (Credit: Nintendo) After reviewing Devious Dungeon, it occurred to me that the classic platformer game genre is far from dead. Show More Summary

Analysts on Apple: Looking to iPhone 6 upside

iPhone 6 mock-up. (Credit: Ciccarese Design) Wedge Partners and Pacific Crest weighed in on the rumored iPhone 6 this week, with Wedge also offering speculation on other possible products like the iWatch and a bigger iPad as well as strategies for services at Apple. Show More Summary

Want your iPhone 4 to run faster? Install iOS 7.1

iOS 7.1 will help your iPhone 4 load apps a bit quicker. (Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) Good news for iPhone 4 owners: Apple's iOS 7.1 update, released earlier this week, should make your handset feel a little snappier. The bad news: It still won't run as fast as it did on iOS 6. Show More Summary

Apple reportedly eyes iTunes Radio as separate app in iOS 8

Will Apple turn iTunes Radio into a standalone app? (Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET) iTunes Radio could split off as its own separate app for iOS 8. Apple is now testing its music service as a standalone app for the next version...Show More Summary

iOS 7.1 warns you about in-app purchase window

(Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET) Make an in-app purchase via iOS 7.1, and you'll now be warned that the buying spree can continue for another 15 minutes without need of your password. After you type your password to confirm...Show More Summary

Apple iOS 7.1 hits 12 percent adoption

(Credit: Chitika) Just 45 hours after its release on Monday, iOS 7.1 has snagged 12 percent of all iOS Web traffic seen by Chitika for North America. In this regard, iOS 7.1 adoption has taken off at a rate close to that for iOS 7.0.6, Chitika said Wednesday. Show More Summary

How to disable or limit in-app purchases in iOS

(Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET) Worried about your kids running up a big bill for in-app purchases on an iPhone or iPad? You can avoid sticker shock by disabling or limiting those purchases. The parental controls that limit in-app purchases aren't new. Show More Summary

Sprint iPhone 5 owners, welcome to Ting

Ting now supports the iPhone 5. (Credit: CNET) Sprint subscribers who own an iPhone 5 can now bring their phones to Ting. OK, but what exactly is Ting, you may ask? Launched in 2012, Ting is a mobile service that attemps to avoid the limitations and frustrations of the typical wireless plan. Show More Summary

How to teach Siri some manners

(Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET) Siri tries its best to be helpful but sometimes doesn't seem to know how to respond or carry on a conversation. How can you improve the sometimes rocky relationship with Apple's voice assistant? Let's start with one of Siri's worst faux pas -- interrupting you. Show More Summary

Apple credits jailbreakers for iOS 7.1 security fixes

iOS 7.1 carries several security fixes thanks to jailbreakers and security researchers. (Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET) Apple may view iOS jailbreakers as a thorn in its side. But the company credits some of those same people for finding certain security holes now fixed in iOS 7.1. Show More Summary

This holographic iPhone 6 concept could change everything

Like a holodeck in your pocket. (Credit: Video screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET) Over the years, I've taken some heat for saying that the iPhone jumped the shark years ago or predicting that the iPhone 6 will be more run of the mill than a runaway hit. Show More Summary

Add special effects to your smartphone movies

In my youth, I wanted nothing more than to make movies. But the tools just weren't available -- not on my budget, anyway. And even if I'd had a movie camera, special effects were out of the question. UFO invasions, dinosaur attacks, bomb explosions -- these were the purview of Industrial Light & Magic, not little Ricky Broida. Show More Summary

Apple's iOS 7.0.6 passes 50% adoption rate -- report

(Credit: Onswipe) Apple's iOS 7.0.6 is nestled on the devices of more than half of all iOS users, at least those tracked by Onswipe. In data sent to CNET on Wednesday, Onswipe found that global adoption of iOS 7.0.6 quickly rose following its launch on February 21. Show More Summary

Fund this: iPhone case calls for help with the flip of a switch

Slide the switch and the Lifesaver Case transmits personal and location data to E911. (Credit: Visionary Tech Group) No one likes to think about it, but scary and potentially life-threatening situations happen all the time: assaults, robberies, stranger danger, medical emergencies, and so on. Show More Summary

Gmail on iOS just got a lot faster

Google has updated the iOS Gmail app to address a pressing concern: the need for speed. Related stories: After bug, Google notifies users that all is a-OK with Gmail Google finally fixes strange Gmail bug Gmail takes a Friday timeout...Show More Summary

Corning exec slams sapphire -- rumored for Apple device

Sapphire crystal is used to protect the iPhone 5S camera lens and in the 5S' home button. (Credit: Apple) A Corning executive launched a blistering critique of sapphire crystal, used as a protective material for displays, on Tuesday....Show More Summary

Facebook Paper users can now share stories with anyone

(Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET) Facebook has tweaked its Paper app to encourage more sharing. Released on Tuesday, version 1.0.2 of Facebook Paper now lets you share certain Facebook posts by email, text message, or Facebook Message. Show More Summary

Apple-Samsung silicon union still strong, chip expert says

Samsung makes the highly-praised 64-bit Apple A7 processor. (Credit: Apple) Call it a habit that Samsung and Apple just can't break. Their critical partnership in silicon is still strong, according to the CEO of chip industry tracker...Show More Summary

Try an iPhone dance game, get a free iPhone case

Get one of these iPhone 5 cases delivered to your door for free when you try the Jamo dance game. (Credit: Vimo Labs, Inc.) Jamo is a Wii-style dance game that uses your iPhone as the controller. Of course, as everyone famously knows, it's all too easy for a handheld controller to get a little, er, out of hand. Show More Summary

iPhone 5S remains popular; 5C remains meh -- analyst

Apple's iPhone 5S and 5C. (Credit: Apple) The iPhone 5S is still a hot item on the shopping list of many smartphone buyers, according to a new survey. Among the 1,003 consumers polled last week by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, 33 percent of those who plan to buy a smartphone expect to snag an iPhone 5S. Show More Summary

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