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Facebook review

Facebook is an app that gives you full access to your Facebook account from your iPhone, making it possible to keep up with friends while you're on the go. You can do everything from adding photos to viewing status updates with this handy app, and you'll soon find it's an invaluable addition to your app library.

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Fully functional: Whether you need to edit your profile or send your friend a birthday message, you can do it all quickly from this app. There's no part of your Facebook profile you can't access, including Privacy Settings … Read more

Quickie for iPhone review

Quickie for iPhone is a private messaging app that deletes messages seconds after they are opened, so there is no permanent record of the note. With this secure service, you can be sure that the only one to read your note will be the person you intended.

This app sports a sleek and stylish interface, with a cosmopolitan theme and a streamlined navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. There are minimal features included, but that's really the point of this app. When you first open the program, you'll have to set up an account by entering … Read more

Why an 8GB iPhone 5C just isn't a good deal

Please, please, please, don't buy the 8GB iPhone 5C.

Apple on Tuesday introduced a version of its new, brightly colored iPhone that comes with half the storage of the former cheapest model but also a smaller price tag. In the UK, for example, the 8GB iPhone 5C costs £429 ($712) versus £469 ($779) for the 16GB model. For now, the 8GB iPhone 5C is available only in the UK, France, Germany, Australia, and China. US customers will have to settle for the 16GB version or choose another iPhone model like the (non-4G) 4S.

The 8GB iPhone 5C … Read more

Cheaper new 8GB iPhone 5C goes on sale

A new lower-capacity iPhone 5C has gone on sale across Europe, with the UK Apple Store charging £429 ($712) for the unlocked smartphone.

French and German iPhone fans can get their hands on one for 559 euros ($779), while Australian Apple aficionados can spend A$679 ($616) on the new mobile. Interestingly, it's also available in China, for 4,088 yuan ($660).

The new model has 8GB of storage, or half the amount of the former cheapest model, which remains at £469 in the UK. The iPhone 4S is still available, for £349, but the new … Read more

Android games can play nice with iOS

CNET Update is waiting for Player 2:

In this episode of Update:

- Don't let different operating systems determine who can be your Player 2. Google gave Android game developers the power of cross-platform multiplayer support, along with other perks like Game Gifts.

- Change the Google Play Store password permissions if you worry about kids making purchases on your device.

- Download a free version of Microsoft OneNote for Mac and Windows.

- Have more choice in your Surface shopping, now that the Microsoft is selling an 4G LTE version of the Windows tablet.

- Leave a tip for your baristaRead more

Apple rumored to launch 8GB iPhone 5C

Apple may aim to shake up the smartphone market with an 8GB iPhone 5C, according to several new reports.

Citing information from two German blog sites and its own tipsters, MacRumors said on Monday that the 8GB phone will reportedly hit the market this week, possibly as early as Tuesday. Available in the full gamut of 5C colors, the 8GB version would be the new entry-level iPhone model, said MacRumors. Apple currently offers the 5C in 16GB and 32GB variations.

One source throwing out this claim is German blog site Caschys Blog, which caught wind of an alleged note sent by German carrier O2 to retailers. … Read more

iPhone 5C sales stall in China, report says

Apple's iPhone 5C is in some deep trouble in China, it appears.

Unlike the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S, which have watched sales soar since their launch last year, the iPhone 5C has had trouble getting off the ground, new data from China-based analytics company Umeng shows. The iPhone 5 is actually the most popular Apple smartphone in China at the moment, accounting for about 15 percent of Umeng's network. The iPhone 5S comes in at 12 percent, while the iPhone 5C can only muster 2 percent.

According to South China Morning Post, which earlier reported on the … Read more

Want your iPhone 4 to run faster? Install iOS 7.1

Good news for iPhone 4 owners: Apple's iOS 7.1 update, released earlier this week, should make your handset feel a little snappier.

The bad news: It still won't run as fast as it did on iOS 6.

So writes Ars Technica, which conducted basic iPhone 4 performance tests with iOS 6.1.3, iOS 7, and 7.1. Specifically, the blog clocked load times for various stock apps like Camera, Messages, and Mail, and also the time to complete a cold boot.

The results: iOS 7.1 boots a bit more quickly than iOS 7 (43.1 … Read more

How to get a no-contract iPhone 5C for $299.99 and $30 monthly

Here's the sitch: You want an iPhone, but don't want to get locked into a two-year contract to the tune of $70+ per month. Without that carrier subsidy, however, you're looking at a minimum of around $550 just for the phone.

If you're willing to take a few extra steps and wait a little while for some cash back, you can score what is arguably the best current-gen iPhone deal, well, ever. Specifically, you can get a no-contract Virgin Mobile iPhone 5C (16GB) for $299.99 and nearly unlimited service for $30 per month. Here are … Read more

iPhone 5S remains popular; 5C remains meh -- analyst

The iPhone 5S is still a hot item on the shopping list of many smartphone buyers, according to a new survey.

Among the 1,003 consumers polled last week by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, 33 percent of those who plan to buy a smartphone expect to snag an iPhone 5S. That percentage is down only slightly from the 35 percent eyeing a 5S in December 2013 and the 38 percent right after the new model debuted last September.

"The main takeaway from our most recent smartphone purchase intent survey is that the iPhone 5S seems to have staying … Read more