T3 Names iPad Gadget of The Year

No, a Terminator has not endorsed Apple’s tablet computer, it’s the “prestigious” awards ceremony held in London last night, where the votes of 750,000 readers and an expert panel are used to determine technology awards. The iPad beat its own slightly younger sibling (the iPhone 4) out of the top spot to win the overall “Gadget of the Year” category. … Read More

DeNA considering $400+ Million acquisition of ngmoco?

San Francisco based iOS game developer ngmoco could be the subject of a $400m takeover by Japanese gaming outfit DeNA according to TechCrunch’s Mike Arrington. Ngmoco (Next Generation MObile COmpany) is famed for its iPhone and iPad games, with hits such as Rolando and Star Defence, and is now looking to expand into the Android arena more aggressively. Their past … Read More

Android Surpasses Apple’s iPhone in Recent US Sales

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During the six months leading up to August of this year smartphone handset sales break down like this: Android : 32% iPhone : 25% Blackberry : 26% While Apple’s iPhone market share has held steady, Android’s has grown. Overall the iPhone’s install base has actually grown slightly to 29%, and RIM’s Blackberry share has dropped. But the real winner is … Read More

Apple Begins Selling iPhone 4 Bumper as Free Case Program Ends

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Did you get your free iPhone 4 bumper or case? I hope so, as Apple has officially closed their freebie program. If you are a new iPhone buyer and still experiencing the infamous ‘death grip’ issue resulting in dropped calls then a call to AppleCare might still prove fruitful – Apple had been known to give out bumpers before the free … Read More

Android enterprise market share grows, still below Apple (AAPL) iOS

In for months covering May 2010 to August 2010, Google’s Android OS grew its market share within the corporate environment from 10% to 16% – up from just 3% in November of 2009. Impressive stuff. But what about iOS, the operating system that powers Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPads, iPhones and iPods? It’s not doing too shabby either! During the same period, iOS … Read More

No Facetime for Middle Eastern iPhone 4 Users? [Rumor]

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A Facebook thread from SaudiMac has noted that all references to Facetime have been removed from Apple’s regional sites. This is a rumor at the moment but, sounds pretty plausible based on what has happened recently with RIMs Blackberry in Qatar and Yemen, as well as India. In the Blackberry’s case the governments of some countries objected to data being … Read More

Redsn0w Jailbreak for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G Running iOS 4.1

The iPhone Dev-Team have released a beta version of their Redsn0w application today that allows users to jailbreak the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G running the iOS 4.1 firmware that was released a few weeks ago. The software uses the same DFU-mode exploit that’s been used since the 2.x jailbreaks. From the Dev-Teams blog: We’ve released a beta version … Read More

The Sims 3 Ambitions By Electronic Arts Now Available for iPhone

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In case you missed it, last week EA Mobile released one of the most popular simulation games in the App Store called ‘The Sims 3 Ambitions’ The game offers a lot of new content and has already proved to be a huge hit by reaching the Top 25 paid category in less than a week. The Sims 3 Ambitions for iPhone offers … Read More

GV Connect and GV Mobile + Google Voice apps for iPhone now available

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The new app store review guidelines and changes in iPhone developer agreement has lead to the approval of many iPhone apps which were neither approved nor rejected. Apple did not allow any native Google voice application in the app store but after the revised guidelines were published two apps have been appoved. GV Connect ($2.99, App Store) and GV Mobile … Read More

Unreal Engine SDK Coming to iOS “soon”

We have already reported on the very impressive demo that Epic showed on the iPhone 4 at Apple’s fall media event. After the event Epic made their “Epic Citadel” demo, running on the mobile version of their “Unreal” Engine, available as a free download via Apple’s App Store. It was available only for the later models of Apple’s iPods and … Read More

Apple denies Steve Jobs ninja story [Animation]

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A Japanese tabloid recently reported that Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs had to go through a security scan at the Kansai International Airport in July while he was returning from a vacation on his own private jet as he was carrying “throwing stars” in his luggage. The story quickly became popular as it received media attention and then Apple PR via AllThingsD issued a statement saying: Steve did … Read More

Google Voice App for iPhone Coming Soon to the App Store

Apple has been busy updating it’s iPhone developer agreement and app store review guidelines and it sure has made a lot of people happy. Sean Kovacs, developer of the Google Voice application for iPhone called “GV Mobile” recently updated his Twitter status saying: Good news: I did get confirmation back from Apple that it will most likely get back in … Read More

Apple To Launch iPad in China on Sept. 17th. Thailand’s AIS gets iPhone 4

Apple underlined the importance it sees in the Chinese market today by announcing that it is launching the iPad on Friday, this week. According to their announcement the WiFi only version is the only model they plan to sell. The 16, 32 and 64GB models will retail at CNY3988, CNY4788 and CNY5588 respectively. Making the prices comparable to most other … Read More

Intel Purchase German chip manufacturer Infineon

Intel confirmed today what has been long rumored. They have purchased the German chip manufacturer Infineon. Why is this important to us at Touch Reviews? Well basically because Infineon provide the mobile communications chips in our iPhone, and most other mobile devices from well known smartphone manufacturers. Intel seems to have quite a roadmap ahead of itself these days. It is … Read More

Second Generation iPad in January. Smaller and Faster? [Rumor]

It is fairly obvious, if you stop and think for a moment, that Apple will have an update to the Apple A4 ready for future iPad and iPhone 4. One of the main reasons they need to do this is that as they increase screen size on these devices with Retina Display, they need more powerful GPUs to fill those … Read More