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  • News: Apple Backs Off In-App Subscription Demands

    Apple has backed off its demand that third-party iOS apps offering subscriptions--such as magazines and newspapers--use Apple's in-app subscription mechanism. The company has also struck its requirement that iOS publishers offer subscriptions at the "same price or less than it is offered outside the app." But as a trade off, all app makers are now prohibited from including within their apps a "Buy" link to an external website, according to a copy of the guideline changes obtained by Engadget.

  • News: Adobe's CTO pitches 'apps near you' concept

    Next-generation applications will be location-specific, offering users information and features related to where they are at any given moment, Adobe Systems CTO Kevin Lynch, said at the Open Mobile Summit conference on Thursday.

  • News: Android vs. iPhone and iPad by the numbers

    It looks increasingly like Android will be the major challenger to both Apple's iPhone and iPad.

  • News: The 5 best features in Apple's iOS 5

    Earlier this week at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple finally offered up a look at iOS 5, the planned update to the company's mobile OS. Although it wont be out until this fall -- Apple isn't yet saying exactly when -- iOS 5 promises to deliver much-needed changes to the OS, which is used on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

  • How-Tos: Check Transit Schedules With Google Maps

    Google unveiled today a new feature for Maps, which adds a layer for transit systems. So now you can use Google Maps to manage your public transit commute in much the same way you might check for traffic conditions.

  • News: Samsung mobile phone buying guide

    Samsung may be best known for its high-end Galaxy range of smartphones, but the Korean manufacturer produces phones for all types of buyers. Whether it's an entry-level pre-paid phone, or a top end Android or Windows Phone smartphone, Samsung aims to produce a phone to suit every consumer.

  • News: The Week in iOS Accessories: Back with a vengeance!

    It's been a few weeks, but we're back with a big roundup of the latest in batteries, speaker systems, and just about everything else you might need to outfit your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

  • Vodafone Emporia RL1 offers frill-free phone calls

    Vodafone Emporia RL1 is a mobile phone that eschews fancy features in favour of large, easy to press keys and basic phone functions - ideal for the smartphone refusenik

  • News: Rovio readies cookbook, new games, China push

    China will be a key market as Finland-based Rovio continues to build on the phenomenal success of Angry Birds, while starting work on new games and a cookbook, Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka said in speech at the Open Mobile Summit conference in London on Wednesday.

  • News: Verizon Faces Complaint for Blocking Tethering Apps

    Verizon Wireless is going back on its word and trying to cage a wild beast that yearns to be free, according to a complaint filed with the FCC over the mobile carrier's decision to block third-party tethering apps on Android phones.

  • News: Verizon confirms sales of its Galaxy S II 'superphone' start in July

    Verizon Wireless Wednesday confirmed that it will start selling Samsung's Galaxy S II 'superphone' some time next month.

  • News: Mobile Developers Still Choosing Android Over iOS

    More than 5,000 iOS developers are in San Francisco for Apple's big party at the Worldwide Developers Conference, but a new report says the hippest place to be is the Android Market. The study, from Bluevia and Vision Mobile, found that 67 percent of developers code for Android, while iOS trails at 59 percent.

  • News: Developers see potential, pitfalls with iOS 5

    When App Cubby’s David Barnard witnessed the unveiling of iOS 5 this week at the Worldwide Developers Conference, his first thought was to marvel at all the “shiny new toys.”

  • News: iOS 5: What you need to know

    When Apple senior vice president Scott Forstall took the wraps off iOS 5 at Monday's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, he focused on ten of what he said were more than 200 new features in the next incarnation of Apple's mobile operating system.

  • News: BlackBerry PlayBook Gets Fresh Facebook App

    A BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet OS update released this morning brings a freshened Facebook app, the ability to make in-app purchases and other minor improvements, but no Android emulator or native e-mail app. The free 312MB update (version 1.0.5.3204) is available via the PlayBook settings menu now, and will be available in the BlackBerry AppWorld app store as well.

  • News: Apple releases iBooks 1.3 update

    Apple released an update to its iBooks iOS app today. Version 1.3 of iBooks adds a couple of new features, including a read-aloud feature for some children's books.

  • News: Major damages sought in Oracle-Google patent dispute

    A new document in a year-old patent lawsuit filed by Oracle against Google over Android intellectual property suggests Oracle could be seeking huge damages from Google.

  • Opinion: Why Apple's iCloud could mean your next phone is an iPhone

    iCloud may not seem as exciting as a new smartphone or tablet, but it may guarantee that I buy a new iPhone when my current one dies.

  • Feature: PC Advisor today - top technology news, reviews and tips, 05/07/2011

    PC Advisor editors pick the day's best technology news, reviews, tips and tricks

  • Opinion: iOS 5: 5 Blatant Android Rip-Offs

    Apple unveiled a host of new features in iOS 5 due out this fall including revamped notifications, over-the-air updates, and cloud data storage. You might even call these new features magical or revolutionary, unless you're an Android user, then you'd call them "stuff I've been using for years." The latest additions to Apple's mobile OS are probably a welcome relief for iPhone and iPad fans, but it's hard to call iOS "the world's most advanced mobile operating system" when Apple is playing catch up to Android. Here's a look at the five biggest Android rip-offs in iOS 5.


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