Mike Dunn

Mike Dunn

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Mike graduated from University of Arizona with a degree in poetry, and made his big break by writing love sonnets to the iPhone. He hasn't found a gadget he hasn't loved, and has been known to lose up to three cell phones a week in his beard.
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Richard Branson invests in Square mobile payments

Sir Richard Branson has personally invested an undisclosed amount in SF mobile payment start-up Square. This investment comes shortly after a $100 million round of investments, and before Square tries to launch globally.
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Republic wireless launchs unlimited everything service for $19 a month

Republic Wireless announces a new nationwide unlimited everything plan for just $19 a month without a contract. The service utilizes Wi-Fi networks and modified Android phones to deliver such cheap prices.

iOS app store security hole allows people to download dangerous apps

Apple security researcher Charlie Miller finds a security hole in Apple's app review process. App developers are able to make an app that appears perfectly safe, and then once downloaded can give up all of the user's information.

Report: HP looking into selling off webOS division

HP is researching the possibility of selling off the webOS division. Sources close to the matter say that several companies are interested in buying webOS for its patents.
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Rumor: The HTC Edge might be the world’s first Quad-core phone

Images and specs of an unannounced quad-core HTC Android phone have surfaced. The HTC Edge is rumored to house a quad-core 1.5GHz Nvidia 3 processor, and all of the other bells and whistles.

iPhone 4S top selling phone on America’s three largest carriers

The iPhone 4s is the best selling phone on Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon for the month of October even though it was released midway through the month. The aging iPhone 4 is also among the three top selling phones for each carrier.

Google search now delivering the freshest results possible

Google wants to make sure your search results are as fresh as possible. Thanks to a recent update to Google's algorithm so that recent events will show up at the top of the search results.
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Android hardware failure rate higher than iPhone and Blackberry

Of the four leading smartphone operating systems Google's Android has the highest rate of hardware failure, and costs cell phone carriers $2 billion a year in repairs and returns.

The Steve Jobs biography sells 379,000 copies in the U.S.

In just its first week the official Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson sold 379,000 copies which propelled it to be the 18th bestselling book of 2011.

Apple confirms bug in iOS 5 causing battery life issues

Apple confirms that there are errors in iOS 5 that are causing battery life problems in some iOS 5 devices. Apple believes it will be able to solve the problem in a few weeks with a software update.

The new look of Google’s Gmail is now available

Google's redesign of Gmail is now available for users who want a more streamlined look and more customization options. You are able keep the old look for now if you want.
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Xoom 2 Christmas ad leaks, 8.2 inch screen and priced at 400 Euros

Leaked Christmas ad hints as the release time frame and price of the Motorola Xoom 2. Measuring just 8.2 inches the Xoom 2 will have a much smaller form factor than the Apple iPad 2, and most other Android tablets.