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+ - Apple on Purple Flare - Your Fault->

Submitted by javelinco
javelinco (652113) writes "Looks like Apple is at it again. CNN is reporting that they have responded to complaints about a "purple flare" with their new iPhone 5 sapphire cameras by saying "This can happen when a light source is positioned at an angle..." Some people are speculating that the sapphire cover is the source of the issue, which seems to occur outside the usage scenarios that Apple has described.

Overall, the reviews have been positive for the phone, with Consumer Reports calling it the "best iPhone yet". But the issues with the glare and the map app are getting a lot of press."

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+ - Cell Phone Service in Baltic?

Submitted by javelinco
javelinco (652113) writes "I am taking a cruise in the Baltic this summer, and I need to have some ability to communicate with my business partner in the U.S. while not on-board the ship. I will be stopping in Copenhagen (Denmark), Berlin (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden), St. Petersburg (Russia), Tallinn (Estonia), Aarhus (Denmark), and Oslo (Norway).

I would like to use my current cell phone that I have with AT & T — it's a HTC Aria, and I really like the configuration on it with the Android operating system.

I would like to be able to make local calls, if necessary, without roaming as best as possible, and am willing to pay international rates to call the U.S. from these locations. I'd also like a data plan that's good, along with the ability to "tether" the phone to a laptop in case I need to get my laptop on the internet.

Can anyone give me some good leads?


+ - Internet on TV via HD 2

Submitted by javelinco
javelinco (652113) writes "I'm wondering what options I have for something I can plug into a TV with an HDMI port that'll give me full access to the internet — decent form factor, no build your own. I'd like to see something that's small, looks nice, perhaps with a very small wireless keyboard/mouse combo, and can connect over wireless. Any thoughts? I've seen some great advice here before, so I thought it'd be worth giving it a chance. Thanks!"

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