Monthly Archives: December 2012

Engadget’s top posts for 2012

So, are sugar plum fairies dancing in your head yet? Us neither, so how about those always-popular year-end lists? It’s time to re-raise a toast to that tradition here at Engadget with a look at the top articles over the …

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Skydrive and some other favorite iOS apps of the year – CNET

The top picks from CNET blogger Lance Whitney include games, productivity software, and a couple of navigation apps to help you find your way around. Angry Birds Star Wars was one of my favs for the year. (Credit: Screenshot by …

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Samsung Year in Review: Galaxy Triumphs, Apple Losses – PC Magazine

December 30, 2012 10:30am EST VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY Samsung produces a number of products – from kitchen appliances to PCs – but it was the company’s mobile division that made the most headlines in 2012. The Korea-based company …

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What Is an iPhone? – MIT Technology Review

My dumbphone experiment takes an unexpected twist. Kind readers, I have a confession to make. One reason I so willingly volunteered for a month of technological backwardness (see more on my decision to give up my iPhone here, here, and …

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Tech’s biggest misfires of 2012

You can’t win ‘em all, right? Sure, 2012 saw its share of high points, but there were plenty of missteps along the way from companies both large and small. Unfinished products, serial delays, lawsuits and layoffs — after the break, …

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Apple to drop patent claims against the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini – IBNLive

San Francisco: Apple Inc has agreed to withdraw patent claims against a new Samsung phone with a high-end display after Samsung said it was not offering to sell the product in the crucial US market. Apple disclosed the agreement in …

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Over 75000 Windows Phone apps published in 2012; Instagram still not among … – ZDNet

Summary: I am a huge fan of Windows Phone and have most all the apps I need on this platform, but there are still some key apps missing and frustrating experiences that keep an iPhone 5 and Galaxy Note II …

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DirecTV Genie whole-home DVR review

We’re very happy that 2012 ended up being the year of whole-home DVRs. We reviewed Dish Network’s Hopper earlier this year and now we’ve spent some quality time with DirecTV’s Genie — can’t say we expected the cute names. Capable …

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Details of proposed sanctions emerge in Apple-Samsung case

Sanctions against Samsung in patent case before U.S. International Trade Commission would involve sales, import ban and posting of bond for 88 percent of value of smartphones at issue while potential bans were under review. December 29, 2012 10:08 AM …

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MTA app for iPhone offers New Yorkers real-time subway arrivals, a small dose of relief

Despite New York City virtually revolving around its mass transit system, local subway riders haven’t had a way to check the next arrival in real-time, even though some smaller cities already take live transit details for granted. At least some …

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