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The Android era: From G1 to KitKat

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean further fragments the OS as many handsets wait to update to Android 4.0. CNET weighs in on how far the Android OS has come and where it's going.

By July 2, 2012


How to change spell check language in OS X

Sometimes when composing documents in multiple languages, it may be useful to check the spelling in those various languages. Here are some options for how to manage multiple languages in OS X.

By February 23, 2011


Adobe spells out Flash-y plans for Android

Adobe's plans for Android video and Flash Web sites may not be as others at Mobile World Congress, but they'll soon affect the formidable range of Android smartphones and tablets.

By February 13, 2011


AT&T and T-Mobile: Wireless megamerger (roundup)

The No. 2 and No. 4 wireless carriers announce a $39 billion merger deal that would create a company with nearly 130 million subscribers, easily leapfrogging Verizon Wireless for the No. 1 spot.

By December 1, 2011


OK Go uses GPS, crowd to spell out name in LA

The band gets more than 100 people to use a special GPS app from Range Rover to parade through the streets of Los Angeles, spelling out its name writ large.

By December 14, 2010


Lego Harry Potter to cast its spell on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Lego Harry Potter video game is about to hit the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, just in time for the release of the first Deathly Hallows movie, out next week.

By November 12, 2010


FTC to spell out Intel settlement

The Federal Trade Commission will detail the terms of an antitrust settlement with the chip giant on Wednesday.

By August 3, 2010


Tip: Turn off automatic spell correction to avoid correction issues

One of the reasons I enjoy OS X is the system-wide spell-checker that's available in any application built to include this function (an easy thing to do with Apple's developer tools).

By July 16, 2010


The 404 829: Where money is the root of all evil (podcast)

Say what you want about Vin Diesel's choice of movie roles, but we have to give him credit for his performance in "Boiler Room." Jeff's friend found a peculiar flyer referencing the movie at a job fair at Rutgers University, so we chat about that, then move onto Opera Software getting e-mails from Oprah fans who can't spell her name right.

By May 26, 2011


Spell check may be Internet Explorer's Achilles' heel

Firefox, Google Chrome, and nearly every other browser not named Internet Explorer check your spelling as you type and suggest corrections when you right click.

By June 16, 2010