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Stories by Eric Mack

  • 5 Apps Banned from Apple's App Store in 2011

    Apple gave the app, Drivers License, the boot this week after concerned politicians claimed it encouraged identity theft. Drivers License joins a short list of apps that Apple gave boot in 2011 because Apple either didn't get the joke, offered too much functionality, or that Apple felt was downright dangerous.

  • Kindle Fire Customers' Biggest Complaints

    Most Kindle Fire users have had a few weeks to get to know Amazon's e-reader/tablet hybrid, and the reviews are decidedly mixed, with many users pointing to the same flaws.

  • IN PICTURES: Best Free Android Apps of 2011

    From word games to new social networks and streaming services, it was a very good year for beefing up your Android device without having to drop a single dime. Here are some recommendations.

  • Analysis: Is Kindle Fire already losing its spark?

    After months of advance hype, some of the shine is coming off <a href="">the Kindle Fire </a> now that the 7-inch tablet is finally in the hands of real users. The $199 slate has plenty of satisfied customers to be sure, but since consumers have had a few days to play with it and subject it to the real world, some flaws and cut corners in design are becoming more apparent.

  • 5 hidden features in iOS 5

    Who knew Apple's iOS 5 mobile operating system held so many secrets? Developers and sleuthing hackers have been hard at work since Apple released the OS in October unearthing a number of hidden features and tweaking the OS to do things it was never intended to do.

  • Apple patents new multitouch, 3D Gestures

    A new Apple patent reveals the company is looking into ways to integrate more gesturing into the iPad and other devices, a la Tom Cruise's holographic glove-controlled system in Minority Report.

  • Ice Cream Sandwich: 7 more cool features

    Ice Cream Sandwich, Google's latest update to the Android franchise, has plenty of improvements and changes hidden under the surface that make the mobile OS even sweeter. With more Android phones being announced every day in preparation for the holiday shopping season, here are seven new features in Ice Cream Sandwich you should be aware of.

  • iPhone 4S Sells 4 Million in Just 3 Days

    Apple's new iPhone has been flying out of retail and warehouse shelves at an unprecedented rate. The company announced Monday morning that it has sold more than 4 million units of the iPhone 4S in just three days.