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Friday, September 21, 2012

Waiting in the iPhone 5 Line? Send Us Your Photos
8:47:06 AM
Apple devotees are already lining up to buy the iPhone 5, and the first spots in line have been claimed by the truest of fans. iPhone releases always guarantee a colorful cast of characters, such as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who makes...

The iPhone 5 Hits Stores Today and Two Other Stories You Need to Know
7:05:05 AM
Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening in the digital world. Today, we're looking at three particularly interesting stories. The iPhone 5 Hits the Stores Today, Fans...

North Carolina Criminalizes Cyberbullying of Teachers
4:15:38 AM
In North Carolina, children and teens aren't the only victims of bullying. On the Internet, teachers report being tormented and provoked by students. As per a new law, cyberbullying with the "intent to intimidate or torment a school employee" is...

iPhone 5 Teardown: It's Easier to Repair Than iPhone 4S
3:38:56 AM
After their prompt EarPods teardown, the iFixit team wasted no time in disassembling the iPhone 5, which is hitting the US retail stores today, Sept. 21. In its assessment of the devices it tears down, iFixit focuses on repairability, and this is...

Marketers Target Front of iPhone 5 Line [PICS]
Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:42 PM
Days and sometimes weeks before a new iPhone or iPad is scheduled to hit stores, lines begin forming in front of Apple retail locations across the country, attracting the notice of passersby and the media. Given the amount of attention these...

10 Reactions to Twitter Banning GIF Profile Pics
Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:05 PM
Depending on who you ask, having an animated Twitter avatar is annoying, entertaining, enjoyable or none of the above. You either love it, hate it or don't care. As of Tuesday, Twitter appears to be taking their anti-GIF policy seriously by...

What Would You Give For First Place in the iPhone 5 Line? [POLL]
Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:11 PM
The iPhone 5 will be released in less than 24 hours, which means lines have already started to form at Apple stores across the country. Some of Mashable's own will be joining the likes of die-hard Apple fans, first-time buyers and paid...

Twitter Blocks Animated GIFs in Profile Pics
Thursday, September 20, 2012 8:29 PM
Some Twitter users are expressing major disbelief -- after discovering the social network no longer allows them to upload animated GIFs as their personal avatars. Previously, users had been forced to use workarounds to post animated avatars...

Most Parents Keep Kids Calm With Mobile Devices [STUDY]
Thursday, September 20, 2012 8:12 PM
You do your best to connect with your family, your children, setting aside family-only time in order to connect with your kids. Family dinners work well, but using smartphones and tablets is a rising trend in bonding with, teaching and pacifying...

Apple: We're 'Just Getting Started' With Maps, Be Patient
Thursday, September 20, 2012 7:43 PM
Ever since Apple rolled out iOS 6 on Wednesday, iPhone users have panned the new maps app for being noticeably worse than Google Maps. One even created a new Tumblr curating user-submitted images of mapping fails on the new OS. Now, Trudy Miller,...

Homer Simpson Votes for Mitt Romney [VIDEO]
Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:13 PM
What happens when Homer Simpson casts his ballot for Mitt Romney this Election Day? You'll find out in the above clip, released by Fox as a sneak peek of the 24th -- yes, 24th -- season's first episode. The clip pokes Simpsons-style fun at most...

Rapper Gets Mad Using Search Engine: 'WTF Is a Google?' [VIDEO]
Thursday, September 20, 2012 4:52 PM
We've all "Googled" our names. But what happens when rapper DMX encounters Google's search engine on a laptop for the first time? Well, first confusion ensues and then frustration sets in. "That's scary, it's scary," he says in the above clip...

Swiss Federal Railways Says Apple Stole Its Clock
Thursday, September 20, 2012 3:40 PM
If you think Apple's new clock design in iOS 6 looks like a Swiss watch, that may be because it is. Switzerland's Federal Railways service says Apple copied its iconic clock in its Clock app for iPad without permission. The clock, which was...

Soccer Player Nearly Blown Up by Grenade Thrown on Field [VIDEO]
Thursday, September 20, 2012 3:15 PM
Sometimes, soccer fans throw trash and other debris onto the pitch. Usually those things are not grenades. But an Iranian soccer player was nearly blown up after after tossing away a grenade he thought was a piece of trash on the field of play,...

The 10 Best Things About iOS 6
Thursday, September 20, 2012 1:48 PM
It's been less than 24 hours since Apple rolled out its sixth major update to its mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, but it didn't take long for early adopters to find frustrations with the new software. Sure, Google...

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