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  • News: Apple acts to stop more lost iPhone prototypes

    Apple is taking measures to ensure no further prototype products go missing after news of a lost iPhone 5 handset emerged last week.

  • News: Why the Number of Apps in an App Store Doesn't Matter

    The number of apps a mobile OS racks up in its store these days doesn't mean anything. Yes, you read that right. Contrary to what we've been fed by promoters for the Apple and Android platforms, it turns out that people don't really care how many apps they have to choose from.

  • News: Mobile apps and security: What you need to know

    A Melbourne-based app developer has spoken about the security pitfalls of smartphone apps, saying that while certain mobile environments are more susceptible to malware, such risks can be eliminated through encryption and using common sense.

  • Opinion: Windows Phone 7, Day 4: App, Windows Phone 7 Marketplace

    It's all about the apps. With a smartphone, the mobile OS and default apps just form a foundation, but it is the apps that you apply on top that foundation that make the device uniquely yours, and enable it to be the indispensible tool you need it to be. For today's 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 post, I am going to take a look at the apps and the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace that sells them.

  • News: Apple's iPhone 5 Launch: Two Competing Theories

    Will iPhone 5 pre-sales begin in late September with an official launch in the first week of October, or will Apple's next smartphone launch mid-to-late October? Bottom line is I don't know and Apple isn't saying a word.

  • News: Hong Kong to get first Apple Store

    Hong Kong will get its first Apple Store this month, adding to the four stores Apple already has in mainland China.

  • News: 8MP camera for iPhone 5 evidence strengthens

    It seems that the next-generation iPhone will have an 8-megapixel camera as reports emerge that Apple has engaged two lens makers as suppliers.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Mount up!

    This week's roundup of accessories for your iOS devices has a little bit of everything: Bluetooth keyboards, iPad mounts, even frikkin' lasers. Here's what caught our eye this week.

  • Opinion: A Baseball Sim for Hard-Core and Casual Gamers Alike

    Com2Us's 9 Innings Pro Baseball 2011 is an excellent title for baseball fans and baseball video game fans. 9 Innings Pro Baseball 2011 features all of the latest players, their stats, team and coach information, and even batting orders and pitching rotations for the 2011 season. On top of that, it offers a simple-yet-fun baseball simulation for people who are less interested in the numbers.

  • News: Windows Phone 7, Day 5: Taking Apps Out for a Test Spin

    I spent Day 4 of the 30 Days With Windows Phone 7 experience talking about apps and the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. However, I saved one very important element of Windows Phone 7 apps for today because I felt that it's worthy of its own post. So, today, I am going to take a look at the ability to try an app before you buy it.

  • News: Why Is Windows Phone 7 Winning Over Indie App Developers?

    While many app developers have merely reworked their Android or iOS apps to function on Windows Phone 7, a handful of independent app makers are developing exclusively in Microsoft's mobile operating system. Why are these bootstrapping coders throwing all of their (spare) time behind the insurgent OS, and not Android or iOS?

  • Feature: Five of the best free Android apps for printing

    Whether you've been taking plenty of digital snaps with the camera on your smartphone, or you're working on the go and have been sent an important PDF you need to print out, here's five free apps that'll let you print from your Android smartphone without the need to connect the device to your PC.

  • News: Ofcom delays 4G spectrum auction

    A government auction of the 800MHz and 2.6GHz radio spectrums that will allow mobile networks to offer 4G services has been delayed.

  • Video: Video analysis: Is the Galaxy Note a small tablet or a big smartphone?

    With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note at IFA last week, the company is hoping to define a new category of mobile devices. Just as Steve Jobs said the tablet is the bridge between computers and smartphones, Samsung is hoping that it can convince consumers that the Galaxy Note is the bridge between smartphones and tablets. With a 5.3in screen the Note is a little too large to be a phone, but a little too small to be a tablet. Samsung also brought back the stylus as one option, in addition to touch, to control the device. In a world that has become so touch oriented since Apple popularized the touchscreen, O’Donnell feels like we’re going back in time. I think the Galaxy Note is an interesting product. In some ways it’s sort of a throwback, right? A 5-inch phone with a stylus makes it feel like a PDA. The reality is that large phones have never done particularly well. The Dell Streak didn't do particularly well. I think Samsung is going to be pretty challenged with this product. I'm not sure that people really miss the stylus. Granted the S Pen can do more than the one you used to use on your Palm Pilot. It’s pressure sensitive and when coupled with the software Samsung is offering, it'll allow you to take notes, draw sketches, annotate screens and even collaborate across multiple devices. Still convincing consumers to use a stylus might be as hard as convincing them to hold a 5.3in phone to their ears. Whether or not the Galaxy Note will be a success remains to be seen, but we’ll have an answer by the end of this year when the device goes on sale.

  • News: iPhone 5 pre-orders begin

    Customers of German network carrier Deutsche Telekom can now put their name on a list to reserve a next-generation iPhone.

  • News: Dell partners with China's Baidu to launch smartphone

    Dell has partnered with China's largest search engine Baidu to launch a smartphone, in a move that could help both companies tap the country's growing mobile phone market.

  • News: FirstGroup takes contactless ticketing outside London

    FirstGroup, the largest bus and rail operator in the UK, is planning to invest in contactless ticketing technology for its buses in England.

  • News: iPhone 5 assembly has begun - report

    Apple manufacturers Pegatron and Foxconn have begun assembling the iPhone 5 in preparation for an October launch, a report claims.

  • News: Best Buy expecting early October US launch for iPhone 5

    Evidence that the iPhone 5 could launch in the first week of October in the US has emerged in the form of a leaked document from retailer Best Buy.

  • News: Apple Store staff begin iOS 5, iCloud training

    The launch of the iPhone 5, as well as iOS 5 and iCloud, could be imminent, with a report claiming that Apple Store staff are being trained in the ways of the new hardware and software.



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