Findings reported by security researchers and WSJ regarding Apple’s devices tracking users location data lead to Senator Al Franken (D-MN) calling upon Apple to participate in a hearing with the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law in order to discuss consumer privacy. The hearing, as scheduled, took place earlier today and Apple’s VP of software technology, Guy L. … Read More
Google is holding its annual I/O event later on today, but the company has already released information on the products it is set to announce. One of which is called ‘Music Beta by Google’ — a service that provides users with online, cloud-based storage for up to 20,000 songs — and looks set to rival Apple’s upcoming iCloud. Google doesn’t … Read More
It’s the analyst lottery today on TouchReviews, with today’s little stroke of genius (read, guessing) coming courtesy of Gartner.
According to new numbers coming out of ABI Research today, approximately 302 million smart phones shipped last year worldwide, with sales up 71% in 2010 when compared to 2009.
Apple has been rumoured to be working on an online music locker of softs for some time now, but Amazon has beaten them to the punch after releasing its own online music storage service.
With the mobile software market constantly growing, it’s becoming clear that Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are becoming the dominant forces in the market, with Nokia’s Ovi Store and RIM’s BlackBerry App World coming up the rear.
Last year’s CES was dubbed the ‘CES of the tablet’ by many, and with so many being shown off this week, 2011 doesn’t look to be any different. The most interesting to many including yours truly is a video showing off Google’s upcoming tablet-specific version of Android dubbed Honeycomb. Pushing Android to the lofty heights of version 3.0, Honeycomb is … Read More
Andy Rubin, the man behind Google’s Android OS, demoed an early prototype of a tablet from Motorola which runs Android OS. The actual version of Android that the new tablet was running is called “Honeycomb” and is optimised for tablets. This particular tablet sports a “dual core 3D processor”, which is said to come from NVIDIA. Details other than that were … Read More
It’s taken 12 months but it’s finally here – Google Goggles is on the iPhone. Today Google issued an update to their Google Mobile iOS app, adding Goggles to the equation and finally giving iPhone owners something Android fans have been raving about. So, what can we do with our new toy? Well it’s all quite interesting really. Point your … Read More
The guys over at Net Applications recently released some interesting information about various operating systems, both mobile and desktop, and how they compare to each other with regards to web share. Apple’s iOS platform, with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices combined, rose to 1.18% of all web usage. When you consider mobile browsing in total reached an all-time high … Read More
Lets be clear before we examine this one again. We are not really comparing Apples to Oranges here (Sorry for the unintentional pun). Because iOS is installed on many more devices than the iPhone. So as Android’s market share approaches the iPhone’s market share we are comparing Android as in installed OS on many smartphones to physical Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhones. That … Read More
It is no secret that the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad has had a big effect on the sales figures of some of the smaller netbook portable computers that were so popular in the last couple of years. Asus have predicted lower sales. Global RAM producers are predicting a drop in RAM prices for PCs because they have overproduced, as predicted netbook orders … Read More
Apple’s app store over the past two years has seen substantial growth in the number of developers developing for the iOS devices. In a recent report AppStore HQ revealed some interesting numbers which show that there are around 43,000 active developers for the iOS platform and just around 10,000 developers for the Android platform. The availability of quality apps for the iPhone, … Read More
AppStore HQ, and Distimo have some interesting analysis on the sate of the Apple and Android App Stores. The amount of developers for Android is growing steadily, and currently stands at just over 10,000 in number. But the Android Marketplace is still top heavy with free apps, and devs. don’t seem to be making that much money there. In contrast … Read More
Since the war between Apple and Google really started to heat up when Apple rejected the Google Voice iPhone app, the threat of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or Department of Justice investigations has loomed over Cupertino. There has been a lot of talk in industry circles in the last year and a half about Apple’s business practices. While red flag … Read More