Archive for November, 2011

Apple Stores use cool tech to find shoppers needing assistance

Apple Stores use cool tech to find shoppers needing assistance

Apple has been embracing tech for a long time and a new app that Apple Store workers use in the store helps them to find exactly where a shopper is that needs help and to find the person in store to pick up a purchase. The app is used by the store workers running on iPod touch devices. The company has been one of the more innovative retailers out there in any market and the new app continues that tradition.

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Galaxy Nexus volume bug fix released

Galaxy Nexus volume bug fix released

Samsung and Google may not have released their fix for the Galaxy Nexus volume flaw yet, but that hasn't stopped the Android modding community from addressing the problem itself. A patch said to be the official release to address the problem - which sees volume fluctuate when the 2G 900MHz band is used - has been released by MoDaCo, ahead of Samsung's own schedule which is believed to have temporarily stopped shipments.

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$2m AT&T hack funded terrorists

$2m AT&T hack funded terrorists

Cash scooped from hacked AT&T business accounts was used to fund terrorist attacks in Asia, local law enforcement has revealed, with four recently arrested hackers believed to have connections to Al Qaeda and the 2002 Bali bombing. The scheme has been operating since 2009, the Philippines Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) believe, while the FBI told the New York Times this weekend that it is cooperating with local police. Although AT&T has not confirmed any figures, reports suggest it has cost the carrier almost $2m to refund affected customers.

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HTC: 2012 “focus on the product” to avoid Nokia fate

HTC: 2012 “focus on the product” to avoid Nokia fate

HTC has insisted it is not another Nokia, relying on a "focus on the product" in early 2012 including "some worldwide flagship products" to restore its position in the smartphone market. Despite investors' negative reaction to HTC slashing its Q4 forecast last week, CFO Winston Yung is still confident the company can turn things around; "I don't think it's so serious" the finance chief told Reuters, suggesting that both LTE devices for the US and other products for the international market were on the cards.

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Samsung GT-S7500 image leaked

Samsung GT-S7500 image leaked

There appears to be a new Android powered smartphone on the way from Samsung, one so small it'd have to be a mid-range phone, and with a button in the center front so large it'd have to be internationally bound. The only image of the device so far is very low-resolution, so it's difficult to determine it's exact dimensions. Other than the model number, there's not much shown of the new phone.

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Cyber Monday 2011 shopping guide

Cyber Monday 2011 shopping guide

Looking for some great deals on gear for your holiday shopping list? We've rounded up some of best Cyber Monday deals to get you started! If you're looking for a good deal on game console, Walmart has a couple different bundles that are worth checking out. You can get the PS3 bundle with LittleBigPlanet 2, Rachet and Clank: All 4 One and a third game of your choice for $263. The Xbox 360 bundle comes with Halo Reach, Fable III, and a third game of your choice for $319. More items will be added to the sale throughout the week.

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ARM launches toolkit for Android – Promises better performance than Java code

ARM launches toolkit for Android – Promises better performance than Java code

Today, ARM announced their new Android development toolkit, Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Community Edition (CE). The free software will let Android developers create applications that can run up to four times faster than Java code on Android. What makes it unique compared to the SDK and NDK development tools is that DS-5 CE will help developers to be more energy efficient in terms of performance.

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