Stories by Ian Paul

Kinect Launch Goes From Odd to Weird

Microsoft's <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/714802/review/microsoft_kinect.html">Kinect motion controller for Xbox 360</a> has been out in the wild for 24 hours and what a bumpy ride it's been so far. Before most stores had even open...

Ping a Scammers Haven? Security Experts Say Watch Out

Apple's <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/204734/ping_on_itunes_not_so_hot.html">music-focused social network, Ping</a> is only a few days old, and already the iTunes-based feature is "<a href="http://www.sophos.com/blogs/chetw/g/2010/09/02/app...

Gmail Revamped: A Hands-On Look

Google recently started rolling out a <a href="http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/updates-to-contacts-and-slightly-new.html">new Gmail contacts interface</a> that includes new sorting features, keyboard shortcuts, improved labels, and more. There ...

Apple Releases Safari 5.01

Apple on Wednesday <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/198706/5_reasons_to_upgrade_to_apples_safari_5.html?tk=rel_news">released Safari 5.01</a> for Mac and PC that lets you add third-party extensions to the browser such as e-mail alert widgets a...

Is This HTC's First Windows Phone 7 Device?

Photos of a near-final version of an alleged HTC <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/189353/windows_phone_7_visual_tour.html?tk=rel_news">Windows Phone 7</a> device have leaked online. The photos show a handset with a 3.7-inch Super LCD screen, ...

One Million iPads Sold, Apple Says

Apple is<a href="http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/05/03ipad.html"> bragging it has sold 1 million iPads just days after its iPad 3G went on sale last Friday</a>. The announcement comes less than a month after Apple began shipping the Wi-Fi only v...

Dell's Tablet Plans Leaked

Forget about boring old <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/194590/apples_iphone_4g_debacle_a_timeline.html">next-generation iPhone leaks</a> , more rumors are afoot about Dell's aggressive moves into the mobile space with its line-up of <a href=...

It's Official: Facebook Rules the Web

Facebook ruled the Web last week just squeaking past Google to become the most popular online destination among United States users. For the week ending March 13, Facebook claimed 7.07 percent of U.S. Internet visits, while Google was right behind th...

Five Ways Early Adopters Have Been Screwed

Apple executives have hinted that an <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/188831/apple_to_remain_nimble_on_ipad_pricing.html/">early price drop for the $500-and-up iPad</a> may be in the works. A Credit Suisse analyst who reportedly met with Apple...

Google News Reaches for the Stars

A new Google feature now lets you <a href="http://googlenewsblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/starring-stories-in-google-news.html">bookmark topic groups</a> (with a star) in Google News and is designed to help you keep track of a particular news story as it...

Google Earth reveals the devastation in Haiti

Google responded to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti earlier this week by working with satellite imagery company GeoEye to quickly make images of the destruction available in Google Earth and Google Maps. The images were taken at approximate...

Apple tablet frenzy hits new heights

Now that this year's Consumer Electronics Show is history, gadget hounds are turning their attention to a rumored Apple event on January 27, when it is widely believed Apple will announce its mythical tablet device. With just over two weeks until the...

Facebook CEO challenges the social norm of privacy

Lost in the flurry of products announcements at last week's Consumer Electronics Show was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's suggestion on Friday that some aspects of privacy are a thing of the past. The Facebook founder's comments were part of an inter...

The Motorola Droid Gets Rooted

Add the <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/181054/verizon_droid_first_impressions.html">Motorola Droid</a> to the expanding list of hacked devices that give more adventurous users greater control over how they can use their smartphones. Late Tue...

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