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Apple's iTunes App Store Beats Android Market on Pricing

25th February, 2012

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20/02/12
Apple's iTunes App Store Beats Android Market on Pricing

The heavy price tag attached to Apple's iPhone series may actually save money in the long run. A new study from Canalys shows that the prices for the top paid-for apps in the Android market are "dramatically" higher than those in Apple's store. To purchase the top 100 paid apps in the Android Market, one would have to shell out a whoppin...

 

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Sony says Whitney Houston iTunes price hike was a 'mistake'

18th February, 2012

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13/02/12
Google violated IPhone users’ privacy

Google violated users’ privacy on Apple’s Safari Web browser, Stanford University research found, adding to mounting criticism from consumer groups over how the search giant tracks people online.

Using its DoubleClick ad network, Google has been dodging a privacy setting in Safari, the primary Web browser on the iPhone and iPad, according to a report Friday by Stanfor...

 

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BlackBerry out at U.S. climate agency

11th February, 2012

Weekly News Round – Up

06/2/12

Apple iPad 3 with Siri and larger screen may regain Android tablet market share


Stories have already been spreading about the upcoming iPad 3. It’s reported that Apple plans to introduce the iPad 3 during the first full week of March, and will start to sell it a week later. Sources said the company will introduce the tablet at a special event in San Francisco, most likely at the Yerba Buena Center for th...

 

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Weekly News Round Up

4th February, 2012

College launches course devoted to iPhone photography

A college is planning a new evening course entirely devoted to taking better photographs on an iPhone. The course, in 'iPhoneography' at London's Kensington and Chelsea College, is thought to be a UK first. The college says many iPhone owners struggle to use the camera properly.
Students will create images using the iPhone camera and a range of "apps". Tutor, Richard Gray, s...

 

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Weekly News Round Up

28th January, 2012

Happy Birthday iPad: Two years of the Apple’s iPad

Two years ago Friday, Apple's late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPad, one of the most anticipated Apple products in history.

"There hasn't been this much hype about a tablet since Moses came down from the mountain," Jobs said quoting an earlier New York Times article. Speculation over Apple's touch tablet had been circulating for months, and the as-yet-...

 

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20th January, 2012

iOS preferred over BlackBerry and Android on corporate networks

According to a survey commissioned by security specialist Check Point, Apple devices running iOS make up the largest share of mobile operating systems on corporate networks. The IT employees surveyed rate Android as the system with the greatest security risk and believe that users are a greater security threat than hackers, regardless of the operating system.
The report from Dim...

 

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13th January, 2012

Microsoft Signs Patent Agreement with LG; Now Covers 70% of US Android Market

In what comes as a boost to Microsoft's efforts for making money from the success of Android, the Windows maker has signed a patent agreement with LG.

Under the terms of the agreement, LG will get access to Microsoft's broadband patent portfolio for tablets, mobile phones and other consumer devices based on Google Android or Chrome OS platform.
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7th January, 2012

The Guardian iPad edition has been downloaded more than half a million times since it launched in October 2011, with 23,000 downloads on Christmas day alone.

From January 7th, the app will include the Guardian's Weekend magazine for the first time. The new weekly section, accessible from the app's top navigation bar, will feature content from the Guardian's award-winning magazine supplement, including columns from Tim Dowling and Lucy Manga...

 

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Apps downloads hit record high in last week of December

5th January, 2012

For the first time in a single week, more than a billion apps have been downloaded, according to a study. Analytics firm Flurry said 1.2 billion apps were downloaded in the last week of December.

Activity was buoyed by the facts that many users received new devices for Christmas and firms offered discounted apps over the holiday period. The US was responsible for nearly half of the downloads, followed by China and the UK.

With 81 million do...

 

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BlackBerry delays raise doubts over technology

5th January, 2012

When Research in Motion said in December that a new line of BlackBerry phones would not appear until the end of 2012, the announcement provoked equal parts of shock and disbelief from analysts.

Shock because even RIM acknowledges that the new phones are vital to reversing its rapid loss of market share in North America. At the same time, analysts were sceptical about the company's explanation that the delay stemmed from its decision to wait f...

 

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