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How to remove your private info from all background check sites

August 2nd, 2011

We live in a digital age where it seems nearly impossible to maintain your privacy. There are some measures that can be taken to limit your exposure, however. While numerous companies make money by collecting data from public records and selling it to people looking to perform quick and easy background checks, there are ways …

RIM announces BlackBerry 7; brings HTML 5, BlackBerry Balance to handsets [Updated]

May 2nd, 2011

Included in the company’s barrage of press releases this morning, Research In Motion officially announced BlackBerry 7. The new smartphone operating system — formerly known as BlackBerry 6.1 — brings HTML 5 and a new Just-In-Time (JIT) JavaScript engine to the browser, along with BlackBerry Balance support, enhanced universal search, and a new “Liquid Graphics” theme. BlackBerry …

Balsillie: BlackBerry 6.1 now BlackBerry 7, still not QNX-based

April 29th, 2011

Research In Motion’s co-CEO, Jim Balsillie, confirmed a rumor that has been circulating the Internet over the past several days: BlackBerry 6.1 will come to market as BlackBerry 7. We gave you a quick look at the operating system running on the Bold Touch, Touch and Torch 2, and, as you can see, the cosmetic changes …

Microsoft slips: 'Mango' update will be Windows Phone 7.5

April 25th, 2011

It looks as though Microsoft has accidentally confirmed that its next major Windows Phone update, dubbed Mango, will bring the mobile operating system up to version number 7.5. The information comes courtesy of the Redmond company’s website, which prompts developers to “Preview the Next Windows Phone OS 7.5.” Mango is expected to launch in late-fall …

Samsung renames mobile processors; to be called Exynos

February 11th, 2011

Via a press release, electronics manufacturer Samsung announced that it would be giving its application processors — the ones designed to work in smartphones and tablets — a new name: Exynos. “Application processors for the mobile market are one of the flagship products in our semiconductor business,” said the company’s vice president of marketing, System LSI Division, …

HTC Incredible HD to be officially named Thunderbolt 4G?

December 27th, 2010

Here’s some speculative information on a handset we’ve been calling, up to this point, the HTC Incredible HD. The HD has not had the stealthiest pre-release life. You may remember that we first spotted the device way back in August and pegged it for release on U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless. Just last week, the device made a handful …

Motorola’s tablet to be named Xoom?

December 22nd, 2010

Electronics maker Motorola has been quietly filing for patents on the name “Xoom” the world over. The Internet is not-so-quietly speculating that Xoom could be the moniker given to the company’s Android-based tablet that has already made several cameos. Moto has, thus far, filed for protections in the U.S., EU, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan. If this is in fact …

Samsung confirms Honeycomb as name of Android 3.5, more Tab models due

September 2nd, 2010

Today, at IFA, Samsung executives confirmed previous rumors and outed Google’s next, next mobile OS’ namesake: Honeycomb (also known as Android 3.5). No features or specific details were given about Android 3.5 other than its code name and the fact that it will focus on tablets with larger screens. Samsung also said that there would …