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Apple

The world’s biggest brands have continued to grow in value during the current economic uncertainty, according to a study by Millward Brown. The number 1 brand for the second year is Apple, which rose 19% in value and is now worth $182.9 billion. IBM grew 15% in value to $115.9 … [Read More]

Categories: Apple, iOS, Phones
Android

The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows Android retained its number one OS position in the latest 12 weeks, now holding 50% share, up from 42.2% a year ago. The data also shows that more than half of all mobile phones bought by over 50s in the … [Read More]

Categories: Apple, Phones
nano-sim

Apple is pushing a new SIM technology called a nano-SIM, which it wants other mobile phone manufacturers to accept. The new SIM is a smaller version of the existing micro-SIM, but it has more space available for data on the chip.  Apple already presented its proposal to the European Telecommunications Standards … [Read More]

Categories: Apple, Featured, iOS, Phones
iPad 3

The images above are rumored to be a comparison between an Apple iPad 2 tablet (on the left) and an iPad 3 prototype (on the right). The images which were uncovered by 9to5mac claim to show the inside of the back of the fabled iPad 3, which looks to be … [Read More]

Categories: Apple, Computing, Featured, iOS
Apps

Analytics company Flurry has confirmed that in the last week of December 2011, mobile app downloads have passed a record number. According to the firm, 1.2 billion apps were download for mobile operating systems in the last week of December, mainly due to the activation of new devices over the … [Read More]

Categories: Apple, Featured, iOS, Phones
iOS 5

An untethered, permanent jailbreak for Apple’s iOS 5.0.1 is now available, which means that users no longer have to connect their iPhones to a computer every time they reboot the device. The Chronic Dev Team promised an untethered jailbreak by the end of the year, and it is now available … [Read More]

Categories: Apple, Featured, iOS, Phones
O2 Logo

UK mobile network, O2, has announced a brand new smartphone leasing programme, called O2 Lease. O2 Lease enables new or existing O2 customers to lease a new smartphone for one year with no upfront payment for £55 per month including insurance, 750 minutes, unlimited text and 500 MB of data.

Sally … [Read More]

Categories: Featured, Phones
Android

Android continues to be a success as Android devices outsold Apple’s popular iPhone by a ratio of 2:1 this summer. According to Nielsen, 56% of smartphones sold in the three months since June have been loaded with the Android mobile operating system, compared to just 28% which the iOS smartphones … [Read More]

Categories: Apple, Featured, iOS, Phones
iPhone 4

According to reports from a Korean manufacturer, Apple is gearing up to release a more affordable 8GB iPhone 4 “within weeks,” at a time when speculation is rife that the iPhone 5 is going to be announced imminently. Reuters said on Tuesday, that “two people” confirmed the reports, but … [Read More]

Categories: Apple, Featured, Phones