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Stories by Jared Newman

Apple TV jailbreak: Imagine the possibilities

The jailbreaking of Apple TV, days after shipping, is no surprise. The real delight will come in the weeks and months ahead, as hackers and developers start figuring out what to do with Apple's liberated set-top box.

Written by Jared Newman02 Oct. 10 02:19

Xmarks considers comeback as a paid service

Fans of the bookmark, password and tab sync service Xmarks have spoken, and the response was so encouraging that Xmarks is no longer dead-set on shutting down.

Written by Jared Newman01 Oct. 10 09:14

Google phone gallery aids Android shoppers

The Web page once reserved for Google's Nexus One phone is now a monument to Android phones in general -- or at least the ones Google likes best.

Written by Jared Newman01 Oct. 10 02:16

The BlackBerry PlayBook is RIM's tablet

Research in Motion's tablet is not the BlackPad, but the BlackBerry PlayBook, a 7-inch rival to Apple's iPad and Samsung's Galaxy Tab. The tablet will ship "early 2011" according to RIM and sports some impressive specs including support for dual-processors, Flash support, and video resolutions up to 1080i.

Written by Jared Newman28 Sept. 10 08:06

4 ways a RIM tablet could smoke the iPad, Galaxy Tab

Research in Motion's tablet, rumored for months, is nearly official, according to the Wall Street Journal's unnamed sources. If the report is accurate, RIM could reveal the so-called BlackPad next week during a developer conference in San Francisco.

Written by Jared Newman23 Sept. 10 04:16

Twitter mouse-over flaw spawns potentially dangerous links

A security flaw has made Twitter's website a chaotic and potentially unsafe place, filled with annoying pop-up windows that activate just by rolling the mouse over another user's tweets.

Written by Jared Newman22 Sept. 10 00:40

Nokia exec slams Android as N8 lags

What a day for Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia's outgoing executive formerly in charge of the mobile phone giant's phone division.

Written by Jared Newman22 Sept. 10 08:21

The HP Tablet Is Here … In a Printer

HP's new printer tablet is not the "Slate" you're looking for, but it does lend a pinch of crazy to a tablet market that will soon get pretty crowded.

Written by Jared Newman21 Sept. 10 08:14

iOS 4.2 for iPad: Hot and not

Several websites have tried out the iOS 4.2 beta, and while the addition of folders, wireless printing and threaded e-mail will certainly make the iPad better, other changes could make users yearn for simpler times. Here's what to like and dislike about iOS 4.2, which hits the iPad in November.

Written by Jared Newman17 Sept. 10 08:02

Why Twitter's redesign is a big deal

Make no mistake, Twitter was perfectly justified in hyping its redesigned Website as a major announcement. The new version of Twitter.com, which will roll out to all users over the next few weeks, is more important to Twitter than any mobile app or previous Website tweak to date.

Written by Jared Newman16 Sept. 10 02:55

Bing beats Yahoo in search, a symbolic win

Bing's vault over Yahoo in U.S. search volume should come as no surprise to anyone who's been following the horse race, but it's a symbolic milestone for a baby search engine whose prime directive is to take some of Google's advertising pie.

Written by Jared Newman15 Sept. 10 05:44

A Google TV refresher: What we know so far

Google TV's planned fall launch is not news, but given that Google hasn't said much about its television plans since May, it's time for a refresher. Here's a quick rundown of everything to know about Google TV as anticipation grows for the imminent launch of the service:

Written by Jared Newman09 Sept. 10 02:37