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Inside Apps: How carriers can provide a kick start

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For developers looking for that extra leg up, there are few better places to start than with the wireless carriers. ATT’s developer contest is one avenue for app developers looking to break out. (Credit:

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The birth of a cell phone

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How does a cell phone become a cell phone? More than just processors and plastic, most cell phones in the U.S. owe their existence to the behind-the-scenes collaboration, and sometimes conflict, of the carriers

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Smart features, slow scans in Kaspersky 2012

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The latest major updates to Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 (download) and Kaspersky AntiVirus 2012 (download) debuted today, including a new method of protecting computers using a combination of cloud and local detections, expanded and

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Chrysler teams with cellulosic-ethanol firm ZeaChem

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Chrysler and ZeaChem today announced a deal meant to promote cellulosic ethanol and spiff up the automaker’s green credentials. The two companies have a memorandum of understanding to accelerate development of ethanol made from

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Google to buy Motorola for $12.5B

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Google said today that it had agreed to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, getting the Internet search giant directly into the handset business. Google said it would pay $40 a share in cash

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Apple OKs Cinemax app, despite anti-porn policy

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Cinemax’s new Max Go app includes a prominent tab that offers on-demand access to the cable channel’s racier programming. (Credit: Apple) A new app has arrived at the iTunes store that may violate Apple’s

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Adobe debuts Muse, a no-code-required site builder

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(Credit: Adobe) Adobe Systems today is expanding its efforts at putting Web design tools within reach of those who don’t want to learn how to hand code. The company is introducing a new application

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Adobe Muse: Creating sites out of thin AIR

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(Credit: Lori Grunin/CNET) Adobe bills its newest Web design software, codenamed Muse, as coding-free site creation for InDesign and Illustrator users. And as far as interface goes, the development team did a good job

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September iPhone 5? October iPhone 5? Why it doesn’t matter

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Apple doesn’t do product launches. I know it seems as if it does. I know that every last panderer and pundit is obsessed about whether the iPhone 5 will arrive on September 7. Or

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Anonymous defaces BART site, leaks user data

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Anonymous has apparently made good on a promise to wreak havoc on the Web site of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System today, although not exactly as planned. Earlier, the amorphous collective had threatened

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Apple to face fast Android tablets

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Apple’s iPad will likely have to contend with a bevy of high-performance Android tablets due this year. Nvidia is on the record saying that tablets powered by its quad-core Kal-El chip are coming this

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Tweet from rapper’s Twitter makes LA sheriff jitter

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There comes a point when social networking becomes an anti-social game. Talking of games, here’s Charles Louboutin. You might think of him as something to do with shoes. Or you might think of him

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Apple applies for patent to keep screens fingerprint-less

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(Credit: Screen Shot by CNET’s Boonsri Dickinson) If messy fingerprints have you wiping your iPhone, iPod, or iPad screen on your shirtsleeve or pant leg several times a day, well, Apple has an app(lication)

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Anonymous plans BART Web site attack, protest

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(Credit: Screen capture by Eric Mack/CNET) Hacktivist group Anonymous says it will take the Web site of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system off line later today for six hours while also inundating

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3G-equipped MacBook prototype pops up on eBay

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(Credit: CNET) A prototype Apple MacBook Pro with built-in 3G networking has gone up for sale on online auction site eBay. As picked up by MacRumors, an eBay user is selling what is claimed

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3G-equipped MacBook prototype on eBay (photos)

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An eBay user is selling what is claimed to be a fully functional 15-inch notebook from 2007 that sports a built-in 3G antenna on the lid. It’s the very same spot Apple’s displayed a

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