Apple iOS 4.3 to push personal hotspot onto all iPhones

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Aside from the obvious swap to a CDMA cellular radio, one of the other major differences between the Verizon iPhone and AT&T iPhone is the inclusion of the personal hotspot functionality. Sure, you could do the jailbreak thing to do some wireless tethering on the GSM iPhone 4, but it’s so much easier when it’s already in there.

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Q&A: Why there’s no LTE 4G with the CDMA Verizon iPhone 4

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Now that the big red apple-flavored cat is out of the bag, we’ve got a lot of questions for both the teams at Verizon Wireless and at Apple about the new CDMA iPhone 4. Steve Jobs wasn’t around for a Q&A session, but the Verizon guys were. So, where’s the LTE?

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Mophie Pulse gives your iPhone 4 a louder bark, bigger bite

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For those of us that are iPhone users we should be quite familiar with Mophie’s Juice Pack and that clever little Mophie Marketplace case to easily ring up credit cards. The power packs have been an invaluable accessory to thwart the iPhone’s battery chugging capabilities, but where can they go from here? Mophie has taken it one step further with their next-generation power pack, the Mophie Pulse, which they are showing off CES.

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Two new Speck CandyShell iPhone 4 cases hit the market

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Speck, makers of the ever-popular CandyShell iPhone case, has released two new models with two new innovations: You can choose either the CandyShell View, which holds your iPhone 4 in a convenient position for viewing photos, using FaceTime or watching videos; or the CandyShell Card, which adds a new level of horror to losing your phone by doubling as a wallet for ID and credit cards. Both at $40 a pop.

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New iPhone app teaches newb tokers to roll like Chong himself

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You’re just hanging out at a house party, minding your own business, when your grungy friends pass you a baggy and some zigzags as they sit down to a game of Rock Band. Fifteen minutes of cursing and crumpled papers later, you hold up what appears to be a tiny, pale, under-inflated paper football, half-transparent from your attempts to lick it closed. And all your friends laugh at your inferior excuse of a doobie.

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McAfee threat warnings for 2011 include URL shorteners and GeoLocation services

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Yes, a press release like this may as well be a sales pitch for getting you to buy some McAfee protection, but some of the things listed in the 2011: Threat Predictions report are very much worth noting if you want to avoid viruses, hackers, and other threats to your security.

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Wrap your iPod touch in plant material-based bioserie case

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Our rampant consumerism isn’t exactly having a positive effect on poor Mother Nature. We could talk about using biofuels for our cars and solar panels for our homes, but what about something as small as a protective case? Covering this smaller but relatively important realm is Bioserie, with a new line of iPod touch 4G […]

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Word Lens lets you see in another language

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Your jaw may hit the floor after watching the demo video for the latest and greatest app for the iPhone. It’s called Word Lens, and it utilizes the camera on your iPhone alongside Optical Character Recognition technology to translate written words from one language to another. It can translate road signs, restaurant menus, and pretty much anything you would find useful to read in a foreign language during your travels.

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Sony unveils PlayStation app for iPhone and Android, not all that it seems

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I’ve got some good news and some bad news for all the PlayStation gamers in the audience. The good news is that Sony has formally come forward and announced the official PlayStation smartphone app. The bad news is that it’s not at all what we’re hoping it is.

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O’Car literally converts your iPhone into a fully functional car stereo

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The idea of docking your iPod or iPhone in your car for mobile music enjoyment is nothing new. There are plenty of cars and car stereos out there with iPhone integration, but the O’Car is a different contraption altogether. It doesn’t really have its own controls or display; it completely relies on your iPhone for that.

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Get cloud-based iTunes music enjoyment on iPhone with mSpot

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Every time that you download a new song on iTunes using your MacBook, you have to then sync your playlist with your iPhone if you want to have that song with you on the road. That’s the old way of doing things. mSpot changes how you get music on your iPhone, because it pushes your iTunes collection into the cloud.

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Peel TV adds advanced TV guide remote to iPhone

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The growth of iPhone apps just keeps optimizing the devices in our lives. The good folks at Peel (not to be confused with the ZTE Peel) are making a push to banish our remote controls to the technology garbage dump in favor of your iPhone. The new Peel app turns your iPhone into a universal remote while ignoring the idea of a list of channels altogether.

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