Jared Newman

From his remote outpost in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jared blogs for Time, TechHive and PC World.

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Apple Tests iOS 5 on the App Store

In a move that should surprise no one, Apple is testing iOS 5, the next version of its iPhone operating system, ahead of a big reveal in June.

App Store developer FutureTap discovered a mention of iOS 5.0 while looking over crash reports, according to 9 to 5 Mac. After a bit more digging, FutureTap found that an iPhone 4 and …

DirecTV Considers a Netflix Rival

Sounds like DirecTV has a bit of Netflix envy.

In a recent web survey, revealed by Zatz Not Funny, DirecTV asks customers how they’d feel about “a streaming-only Netflix-like service for a flat fee per month, which would appear as a line item on your monthly bill.”

The service would offer thousands of movies and TV shows for …

Touch Screen Tech to Make Gadgets Thinner, Including iPhone 6?

Just when you thought touch screen smartphones and tablets couldn’t get any thinner, a new development has paved the way for slimmer gadgets — possibly even the iPhone 6.

Toshiba and Sharp are both developing a touch screen technology called low-temperature poly-silicon TFT LCD. Instead of putting sensors and signal processors on a …

Casio G’zOne Commando: Rugged Phone, Silly Name

Casio’s G’zOne Commando may not be the prettiest Android smartphone on the block, but it’s a rare phone that can survive a splash in a puddle or a weekend in the freezing cold.

The Commando hits Verizon Wireless on Thursday for $200 with a two-year contract. Although it’s not the first phone in the unfortunately-named G’zOne series …

Goodbye, Friendster, I Never Used You

Friendster, the social network that preceded Facebook and MySpace, is being dismantled.

Although the service will live on, users are now being prompted to back up photos, blogs, comments and groups. On May 31, Friendster will delete all this information in preparation for a relaunch. Friends lists and basic profile information will be …

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