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Did iOS 5 Delete Your Apps, Music, and Data? Here's Help Reports across the Internet indicate that the process of installing iOS 5 can cause serious data trouble. Here's how to avoid that headache.
Cool Features Your iPhone 4 Gets After Downloading Apple iOS 5 Not eligible for an iPhone 4S? Download iOS 5 to your iPhone 4 and you'll get a goodly clutch, but not all, of the new iPhone's capabilities.
My Brawny Desktop Can Whip Your Wimpy Laptop Think the PC is dead? You are so wrong.
A Sneak Peek at Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' Due for release Thursday, how will the next Ubuntu Linux compare with the controversial 'Natty Narwhal'? Here's an advance tour of the key desktop features, including the revised Unity interface and built-in Deja Dup backup.
Apple iPhone 4S Launch Day: A Survival Guide Caught Apple phone fever? Here's where to go and how to cope in your search for the newest iPhone. Also: Advice on iPhone options and how to ditch your older iPhone.
Facing Closure, OpenOffice.org Makes a Plea for Survival As the latest team behind the free productivity suite cries, 'OpenOffice.org can't be allowed to die!'
Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' Bounds onto Stage With new enhancements for businesses and consumers, Canonical's latest free Linux release offers a compelling Windows alternative.
Wireless Devices Outnumber US Population, Survey Says The wireless machines are taking over -- they outnumber us 327.6 million to 315 million, according to a CTIA survey.
Highlights from Japan and the CEATEC Show Heres a handful of the eye-catching products and technologies on display at the CEATEC consumer electronics show in Tokyo and in shops in Akihabara, Tokyos technology center.
'Hollywood Hacker' Collared by FBI The FBI says it has arrested a Florida man who it claims is responsible for hacking into actress Scarlett Johansson's e-mail account and distributing nude pictures of the star.
RIM Founder Says 'Sorry': BlackBerry Blackout Continues: BlackBerry founder says "sorry" for outage, but doesn't offer specific time frame for network to return to 100 percent.
Where to Snag an iPhone 4S on Friday If you didnt preorder Apples new iPhone 4S, here are some tips to help you get your hands on Apples latest model ASAP.
Fake Netflix App Poses Data-Stealing Risk The Android app looks almost exactly like Netflix's official product but carries a Trojan.
iOS 5 Update: Top Headaches and How to Fix Them Here's a look at the top four problems users have been running into when trying to upgrade, along with the best available solutions.
BlackBerry Service Fully Restored; Outage Cause Still Unknown BlackBerry service is fully restored for 70 million customers worldwide after three days of outages, Research in Motion announced today.
Mass Effect 3 Getting 'Galaxy of War' Multiplayer Mode EA and Bioware confirm rumors that Mass Effect 3 will be first in series to add multiplayer when the game ships next year.
RIM: BlackBerry Email Is Operating, Messenger Online Research In Motion reported late Wednesday that email was operating, and BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) traffic was online.
Hands-On With the Motorola Atrix 2 The Atrix 2 corrects a lot of the Atrix's problems, and further improves on its strengths.
Cloud Service Will Back Up Your Facebook, Mobile Phone SOS Online Backups new service allows you to back up more than just your desktop.
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Did iOS 5 Delete Your Apps, Music, and Data? Here's Help Reports across the Internet indicate that the process of installing iOS 5 can cause serious data trouble. Here's how to avoid that headache.
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