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  • Opinion: Apple iPad, Day 6: iOS Multitasking

    Desktop operating systems have been multitasking in one way or another for decades. In order for the iPad to fill the shoes of a notebook PC and act as the primary computing platform, it needs to be able to multitask as well. Apple's implementation of multitasking in iOS is not full, or true multitasking, though, so it begs the question of whether it is truly up for the task.

  • News: App Store tops 15 billion downloads in three years

    Apple on Thursday announced that more than 15 billion apps have been downloaded from the iOS App Store. According to Apple, more than 200 million iOS device users have installed those billions of apps from the store’s selection of 425,000 apps—including 100,000 native iPad apps.

  • News: Apple's App Store Tops 15 Billion Downloads

    It's chest-beating season in the download race between Apple's App Store and the Android Market. In the latest dose of braggadocio, Apple said in a press release Thursday that it reached the 15 billion mark for total app downloads from the iTunes App Store.

  • How-Tos: 6 ways to take better photos on a Google Android device

    How to improve the quality of photos you take on your smartphone or tablet camera.

  • News: iPhone, iPad jailbreak code could be utilised by hackers

    A website that shows iPhone and iPad users how to jailbreak their devices, so they can run unauthorised apps, could help hackers exploit a vulnerability in the iOS software, says Sophos.

  • News: Apple loses bid to stop Amazon using 'App Store'

    Apple has lost a legal bid to stop Amazon using the phrase 'App Store' to describe an online download store offering software for devices running Google Android.

  • News: Apple denied injunction on Amazon's use of Appstore

    A California court denied Apple's motion for a preliminary injunction on Amazon.com's use of the term "Appstore" in a trademark infringement case on Wednesday.

  • News: Thinner, lighter next-gen iPhones on the way?

    Apple has placed orders for components that will be used in the next-generation iPhones, according to a report.

  • Ubuntu One Files for Android lets you access photos anywhere

    Use Ubuntu One Files for Android to back up and share photos from your smartphone, and view images stored on your PC.

  • News: Talking mobile with Michael Gartenberg

    The world of mobile moves ridiculously quickly. How to keep up with all the developments going on in the world of tablets and smartphones? You invite Gartner analyst Michael Gartenberg on the Macworld Podcast to give you an overview of all the latest mobile news.

  • News: Apple files ITC complaint against Samsung

    One good legal action deserves another. Bloomberg reports that Apple has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), seeking to block the imports of tablets and smartphones made by Samsung. The move comes a week after Samsung filed a similar complaint, attempting to block the import of Apple's mobile electronics devices.

  • How-Tos: 6 tips to help you organise photos on an Android device

    Taking pictures is pointless unless you look at them later. That in turn means organising your photos so you can quickly view the ones you want. Tags make relatively light work of this organisational process and mean items you later want to retrieve can be found more easily. Naming photos as you go is good practice, but not every app you may use on your Android device will allow you to do so. Transferring shots to a PC for tagging can be easier.

  • News: Android Pummels Apple, Blackberry in Smartphone Race

    In the race for smartphone dominance the Android OS reigns supreme with the once leading Blackberry OS drifting rapidly to the bottom of the heap. According to statistics from market analysts at Comscore Americans continue to turn away from Blackberry. Meanwhile, in a three-month period ending in May, smartphone ownership in the U.S. rose by 11 percent according to Comscore.

  • News: Cisco shipping special Wi-Fi gear for arenas

    Cisco has announced a new Wi-Fi access point and stadium antenna that covers a smaller cell area for use in arenas and large venues to help improve user access and wireless speeds.

  • News: Smartphone maker HTC to buy chip firm S3 Graphics for $300M

    Smartphone vendor High Tech Computer (HTC) will acquire graphics chip maker S3 Graphics for US$300 million, strengthening its patent portfolio in the process.

  • News: GPS group slams LightSquared's new plan

    A group of GPS vendors and users has challenged mobile startup LightSquared's credibility in a response to the company's new plan for a hybrid satellite and LTE mobile network.

  • News: Verizon to drop unlimited data plans beginning July 7

    Later this week, Verizon iPhone customers won't have their AT&T counterparts to kick around anymore. Verizon has confirmed to --Macworld that the company will be discontinuing its unlimited data plan option for new smartphone customers--including iPhone customers--as of Thursday, July 7. Last month, Verizon confirmed that the end was nigh for unlimited data plans, but didn't provide a date or any details; the alterations that came to light Tuesday were first reported by FierceWireless.

  • News: iPhone 5 'goes into production'

    The iPhone 5 has gone into production and will start shipping in September, reports from Taiwanese industry sources claim.

  • How-Tos: How to use BBC iPlayer on an Android device

    Here's how to catch up with your favourite BBC shows on your Android device.

  • News: Microsoft patent division taking cash from at least 5 Android vendors

    One of Microsoft's hottest new profit centers is a smartphone platform you've definitely heard of: Android.



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