Category Archives: Apple

Apple investigated over moves to close our alternate payment options.

According to the Wall Street Journal and MacObserver, Apple’s recent moves to prevent applications running on iPad and iPhone sending people outside the “Apple Payment Channels” to pay for extra content, subscriptions or services have been referred to the DOJ. … Continue reading

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Has 2010 been the year of Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft?

At the end of last year we wrote about how 2010 might the year of Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. Looking at the current mobile market today, we were right, 2010 has not only been the year for Google but also … Continue reading

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Why Apple web browsing is declining?

According to the latest web browsing stats released by Bango, across a wide range of websites targeting mobile phone browsers, the iPhone is losing ground to its competitors in popularity for web browsing. What might be the reasons for this? When … Continue reading

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The phoney war: Choosing quantity over quality

Which is better, an app store with 100,000 items, or one with 10,000 items? Commentators looking for a way to measure the relative success of the app stores find the “app count” an alluring model. When you look more closely … Continue reading

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The Kin is dead, long live the Kin!

In one simple, but brave move Microsoft has shown signs of being back on track with their mobile strategy. By killing the Kin they can now concentrate on getting one focused mobile platform to market. If we look to Apple it … Continue reading

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Is Apple going soft?

Why are they relaxing their policies? It has long been the understanding that Apple wants every single slice of the pie. Their devices are so closed that the only way to get anything is via their all conquering app store. … Continue reading

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Android is taking a slice of the Apple pie

The gap is narrowing…rapidly As much as I agree with the common view that Apple has created one of the most innovative mobile devices, the iPhone, and is widely credited forhelping drive the uptake of the mobile internet worldwide, I’m actually … Continue reading

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