Amazon Unveils iPad Competitor, Kindle Fire Tablet

Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon unveiled its iPad competitor called Kindle Fire today at an event held earlier in the afternoon. The tablet features a 7 inch IPS display, dual-core processor, 14.6 ounces as well as a hub for integrating Amazon Kindle, Prime, Instant Video, MP3, Appstore, and Web Services. Amazon had been rumored … Read the Full Story →

Time Inc. to Launch iPad Editions for All 21 Magazines

Time Inc., one of the biggest media conglomerates in the United States has announced that they are planning to bring all 21 of their US magazines to the iPad by the end of 2011. “Now is the time for us to make this bold commitment. In the coming year, there … Read the Full Story →

Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS) to Acquire PopCap Games

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) on Tuesday announced that the company will be acquiring PopCap Games. The acquisition is priced at $650 Million plus $100 Million stock and multi-year Earn-Out. EA has been busy acquiring upcoming and established game developers and publishers from the mobile gaming industry. The gaming giant recently acquired Chillingo … Read the Full Story →

Google+ App for iPhone and iPad Coming Soon to Apple’s App Store

Touch Reviews GooglePlus

Google employee Erica Joy recently revealed that Google has officially submitted the Google+ application to Apple’s App Store and is awaiting approval. Joy also went on to mention that the app will be available for both, iPhone and iPad. For my iPhone using friends: the Google+ iPhone app has been … Read the Full Story →

Google’s Swiffy makes Flash files HTML5 friendly

Google Swiffy Convert Flash to HTML5

Google recently introduced Swiffy, a service that converts .SWF Flash files into HTML5 compatible with devices like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Swiffy is part of the Google Labs suite of services that has the potential to become a major part of Google’s media integration in its desktop and … Read the Full Story →

Apps Available from Apple’s App Store Vulnerable to Attacks – Symantec

Apple’s App Store offers more than 3,50,000 applications for iOS devices and according Symantec CEO it could be the next target for malware. In an interview with Bloomberg, Symantec’s CEO Enrique Salem cautioned against potential threats and challenges which Apple and Google could face as the mobile app market expands … Read the Full Story →

Google Beats Apple To NFC Payments With ‘Google Wallet’

Google Wallet Apple iPhone NFC

With all the buzz being that Apple will bring NFC to the iPhone during its next, inevitable revision we all pondered what a world would be like where we all paid for things just by waving our smartphones at a terminal. That future could well be a reality, but it’s not Apple that will be the first to market but rather its new arch rival – Google.

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Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) to Acquire Skype for $8.5 billion

Microsoft To Acquire Skype Official

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Tuesday officially announced in a company press release that they are acquiring Skype for $8.5 billion. Now, that’s a lot of cash to put down on a company that, just last December left users in the dark before the holiday season, and put fear in investors who … Read the Full Story →

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) to Acquire Firemint

EA has been busy acquiring iPhone game developers and publishers to strengthen its presence in the mobile space. They recently acquired Chillingo one of the most successful game publishers on the App Store and today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced an agreement to acquire Firemint. Firemint, Australia based iOS developers, … Read the Full Story →

‘Sony Tablet’ (S1 and S2) With Android 3.0 Unveiled

Sony Tablet S1 S2

According to Apple 2011 is the year of iPad 2 but some tech pundits are calling it the year of ‘iPad 2 Clone’ as every company wants to jump in and capture the tablet market share. Today Sony unveiled their tablets running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) called S1 and S2.  The … Read the Full Story →

Apple’s iOS Now Accounts for 2% of Global Web Usage

Two percent does not seem like a huge number. But when you consider that 2% of the entire world’s internet browsing (that’s including desktop computers) is done using iOS today, that tends to put that figure in sharper focus. It is an impressive achievement for a mobile operating system. And … Read the Full Story →