China Mobile Ltd. plans to take preorders for Apple Inc.’s iPhones from Thursday in Shanghai, according to an advertisement on its website, as the world’s largest mobile carrier by subscribers moves closer to launching high-speed fourth-generation mobile services in the country.
China Mobile Shanghai’s website, running the “4G is here!” slogan, invited potential customers to preorder the iPhone 5S and other smartphones from Samsung Electronics Co. and Sony Corp. that support the company’s new 4G mobile network.
A quick test to preorder an iPhone 5S didn’t work Monday. A phone call to a China Mobile customer representative confirmed that customers can preorder iPhones from the site starting Thursday.
Why sit at a desk when you could be out and about and still be able to control your PC or Mac from your smartphone or tablet? Here’s how I do it.
Time to answer a question from the Hardware 2.0 mailbox:
Is there a simple way I can control my desktop (and, if possible, my notebook) from my iPad or iPhone? I’ve had a look but I quickly got lost in a jargon! Is there something easy?
With the summer upon us – for a while at any rate – people want to spend more time away from their PCs and Macs. But that doesn’t mean they don’t want to be out of the loop. And a great way to do this is to set up your smartphone or tablet with the ability to remotely access your system.
I’ve tried dozens of solutions for controlling my systems remotely, but the one I keep coming back to – and the one that I use myself – is LogMeIn.
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The International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that Apple violated Samsung patents and banned Apple imports to the U.S. of its offending products. Will that ban slice Apple’s iPhone revenue by $1 billion?
The “good” news for Apple is that the ITC ban on imports — which matters since Apple makes the affected products in Asia – covers older versions of the iPhone and iPad. According to a June 4 ITC notice, the ban covers the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 3G sold for use on AT&T, T-Mobile and two regional networks — one in Texas, the other in Alaska.
This ban does not take effect immediately — and it could be lifted. That’s because there is a 60- day review period for the ITC’s ruling during which President Obama could decide to overturn it on public policy grounds, reports Bloomberg.