October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs dies at 56

by Kerry Butters

Founder and former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56. The Apple website today displays a full-page picture of Jobs alongside 1955-2011. Upon clicking on the picture, the following statement can be read:“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.” “Those […]




October 3, 2011

ITogether launches iPad guide for SMBs

by Darren Allan

A Yorkshire based security specialist firm, ITogether, has put together an online guide for small businesses on how to get the most out of the iPad. The guide is apparently a reaction to a survey the company commissioned, which showed that many business users are failing to take full advantage of the facilities offered by […]




September 20, 2011

Samsung seeks iPhone 5 ban before handset is even released

by Darren Allan

The latest development in the legal war between Apple and Samsung is that the latter company has taken matters even further than before. Previously, there have been suits filed across the world by both firms against the other alleging patent infringements over both smartphones and tablets. Samsung’s latest move last week was to file a […]




September 5, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 gets pulled from IFA

by Darren Allan

Apple has hit home against Samsung with another legal barrage over tablets, this time at the IFA show in Berlin. Samsung was happily showing off its new compromise sized 7.7 inch Tab, which boasts a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and a super-AMOLED Plus display with a higher 1280×800 resolution than the original 7 inch tab managed. […]




August 2, 2011

Apple cash-richer than US government?

by Jan Harris

Technology giant Apple announced record third-quarter figures last month and with cash reserves of $76.4bn it has more spending money than the USA, which has operating cash of $73.7bn according to the US Treasury. Apple is rumoured to be planning to spend its cash on strategic acquisitions which could boost its product portfolio, as well […]




June 10, 2011

Apple reveals iCloud

by Jan Harris

The key revelation at Apple’s annual developers’ conference this year was a digital storage service dubbed iCloud. The service, which offers 5GB of storage for free, remotely stores data from digital devices, acting as a handy back up and also synchs contacts, events and files so that all the devices are kept up to date. […]




March 14, 2011

Tech giants help Japan’s earthquake victims

by Jan Harris

Technology groups including Google, Twitter, Facebook and Apple, are providing services to help Japan’s disaster victims. The massive earthquake, which today has been upgraded to magnitude 9, and the subsequent Tsunami, devastated the north eastern coast of Japan on Friday. Shortly after the quake hit, Google launched a version of its People Finder service to […]




November 12, 2010

Twitter in partnership with Apple’s Ping

by Jan Harris

Apple hopes to boost its new social music site, Ping, through a deal with Twitter, after an earlier deal with Facebook fell through when Apple refused to agree to Facebook’s terms. Ping, which is part of iTunes, allows users to follow their favourite bands and artists and recommend songs to friends. The new partnership will […]




September 17, 2010

iPad cannibalises laptop sales in the US

by Darren Allan

There’s no doubt that the iPad has been a success story since its launch back in April. Apple’s tablet shifted in excess of 3 million units in its first three months, and analysts have estimated that it will easily exceed sales of 10 million by the time 2010 comes to a close. However, it would […]




September 2, 2010

Apple to roll out iOS 4.1 fix for iPhone 4 proximity bug

by Darren Allan

Apple is preparing to push out an update to iOS that will fix the issue with the proximity sensor which has plagued some iPhone 4 users. The bug occurs when you’re making calls with the handset up to your ear, and the proximity sensor goes slightly haywire, causing the activation of certain features such as […]




July 2, 2010

Apple iPhone 4 sells out everywhere

by Darren Allan

Despite niggles with the smartphone’s antenna, which Apple claims is merely a software glitch, the new iPhone has been selling very strongly. According to the company’s initial figures, it shifted 1.7 million units in the first three days, quite a mind boggling figure. Analysts had guessed the quantity sold would be more in the order […]




June 16, 2010

Vuvuzela iPhone app most annoying ever?

by Darren Allan

If you’ve been watching the World Cup, then you can’t fail to have noticed the vuvuzelas. Or heard them, rather. These are the plastic horns the Africans, and other fans, can’t get enough of blowing, all the way through every match. The effect is such that to us viewers, it sounds like the spectators watching […]




Consumer poll says OS most important facet of smartphone

by Darren Allan

A poll conducted by Top10.com has revealed that UK consumers believe that the operating system, not the hardware or price, is the most important feature of a smartphone. So OS 4.0 could be the biggest reason why folks are leaping to snap up Apple’s new iPhone 4 on pre-order. OS 4.0 contains a whole slew […]




June 10, 2010

iPhone 4 display exaggeration?

by Darren Allan

This week was, of course, the launch of the iPhone 4, which will be on sale in the UK on June 24th via all the major operators. The latest turkey to be talked is about the new iPhone’s enhanced display. If you watched Steve Jobs doing his spiel at WWDC on Monday, you may recall […]




May 21, 2010

iPad to boost profits at online retail?

by Darren Allan

It’s a week today that the iPad will be officially available in the UK, after several delays and months of waiting. Although demand has meant that pre-order ship dates have been pushed back to the first week of June. Apple seems to think its device will go down as well in this country as it […]




iPhone app lets you peer into London’s past

by Darren Allan

Sightseers enjoying the famous streets and attractions of London will be able to take a glimpse into the city’s distant past using a new iPhone app. The Streetmuseum app, which is available for free to iPhone 3G and 3GS owners, will offer a range of snaps from the 20th Century, all the way back to […]




May 18, 2010

Sony considers tablet PC

by Darren Allan

The rumour mill has it that Sony is considering entering the tablet PC market itself. This news comes hot on the revelation that BT is also considering making a communications oriented tablet. And, of course, there are all the other tablets already well underway – such as HP’s upcoming effort, which was the Slate, but […]




May 14, 2010

Skobbler sat-nav iPhone app launches in the UK

by Darren Allan

The oddly named Skobbler navigation app for the iPhone launches today in the UK. Already a big selling app in Germany, where it has some 150,000 users, Skobbler may prove just the thing for those who are jealous of Android phone owners and their Google Maps Navigation. The app is different from the norm in […]




May 7, 2010

WeTab and Archos 7, iPad tablet alternatives

by Darren Allan

With the news of the iPad’s UK release and pricing details coming today, if Apple’s creation sounds too rich for your blood, then a couple of other alternative tablets have hit the headlines. The iPad will be out on May 28th, and will cost £429 for the basic 16GB wi-fi model, running up to £699 […]




April 20, 2010

Apple to integrate Facebook in iPhone OS 4?

by Darren Allan

The latest rumour about all things Apple comes regarding the upcoming OS 4 for the iPhone. We already know that OS 4 will include multi-tasking, as well as numerous tweaks to the interface, and the company’s new iAds platform. Now it appears that Apple may be planning to integrate Facebook fully into the operating system. […]




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