iOS 4.2 Launching Around November 7th

Apple’s next update to iOS 4 is expected to arrive on or after November 7th. The developer release or ‘Gold Master’ (GM) edition of iOS 4.2 has been available since last week and Apple has directed app makers to certify compatibility with the update. Now the actual release date of iOS 4.2 has gotten tipped ...

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BlackBerry Still Rules the U.S. Says Analysts

Comparing market numbers for smartphones is a crazy game, with each survey, analyst and company filing saying different things. comScore—a market analytics company—claims that its research shows that Research In Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerrys still have a hefty 37.3% chunk of the overall US smartphone market. Apple’s iPhone is holding steady at 24.3% and Google’s Android ...

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Your iPhone 3G Useless after iOS 4 Upgrade?

 Apple’s iPhone 3G had some very big performance issues after the iOS 4 update first came out. While many of the problems have been fixed with the version 4.1 update, let’s be honest here. The iPhone 3G is never going to run iOS 4.x as quickly as it ran 3.x. Why? The new operating system ...

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iOS 4.2 Finalized, Goes out to Developers

  Apple’s coming iOS update, version 4.2 has gotten the ‘gold master’ or GM seal of approval and is now available for developers to download. The company has requested that developers recompile their apps, test them, and submit them to the iTunes App Store for approval on the new operating system. The long await iOS 4.2 ...

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Enough with the iPhone Versus Android Sales Comparisons Already

 Comparing Apple’s iPhone to Google’s Android is certainly a fun thing to do, since it gives us a team to root for. Are you for ‘open’ operating systems like Android OS or do you take the stance that closed systems like Apple’s iOS give users a better user experience? That question gets played a lot, ...

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Verizone iPhone Confirmed Again and More iPad 2 FaceTime Rumors

Apple’s  iPhone coming to Verizon Wireless in early 2011 has been confirmed again—this time by Fortune. Besides the majority of the blogsphere agreeing that the coveted CDMA iPhone for Verizon will be here soon, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune , and the New York Times are all in agreement. Verizon is finally getting the iPhone. Verizon ...

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Android ‘Gingerbread’ Powered PlayStation Smartphone Codenamed ‘Zeus’

You might have seen the pictures of a PlayStation smartphone powered by Android OS and built by Sony Ericsson floating around on the internet. Don’t worry; they have gotten further confirmation by Engadget’s “multiple, trusted sources.” The PlayStation phone’s codename? ‘Zeus’. So what exactly is Sony Ericsson’s Zeus? It is a smartphone merged with Sony’s PlayStation ...

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iOS 4.2 Coming In November—Will Fix Security Flaw

  You probably have heard about the security flaw in iOS 4.1 that lets someone bypass your PIN security and access, call and email your contacts list. The flaw lets someone tap a few buttons to sneak past the emergency call screen that you can access even when the iPhone is locked by a PIN. Your ...

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Samsung Galaxy S Takes on the iPhone, iPad and Now iPod touch

Apple has some competition from Samsung in an unlikely sector. Sure, the iPhone has managed to propel itself into second place globally in terms of smartphone marketshare but now Apple’s core business—music—might be under attack from the Galaxy S series of smart devices. Samsung already has like half a dozen Galaxy S series smartphones hitting ...

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Apple’s Game Center—Xbox Live is Still Much Better

I have been playing around with Apple’s new Game Center in iOS 4.1 and have already come to one conclusion—Xbox Live is better. Apple’s iTunes app distribution model is certainly more polished than what WP7 Marketplace is looking right now via Zune, but Microsoft has a very powerful gaming network with Xbox Live. Since Apple ...

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iOS and Back to the Mac: FaceTime Finally Comes to PCs and More

Apple is not content just to let the success of its iOS mobile platform sit there; it’s bringing it back to the Mac. What does that exactly mean? Think FaceTime on your computer and Mac OS X Lion getting features from iOS. Oh, and the app store is coming to the computer. FaceTime While it not yet ...

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Apple Literally Rolling in Profit—What that Means for iOS

Apple released its quarterly financial statements yesterday and as usual, the company surprised everyone. Apple (APPL) might not have sold as many iPads as investors had hoped, but its iPhone sales more than made up for it. In fact, investors were so blown away by Apple’s results, that the Nasdaq stock exchange halted trades of ...

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Fast But No Cigar—the iPhone Keeps its Spot Above Android in Advertisements

Google’s Android OS might be exploding in market share and drastically increasing its ad-based revenue, but Apple iPhone has managed to keep its lead. According to mobile advertisement network Millennial Media, last month Android actually created more revenue than the iPhone did. The iPhone however, has kept its lead in overall advertisement served up to ...

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Apple, Google and RIM May Battle but the Smart Money is in All Three

Smartphone operating system makers want you to buy their smartphones. Not only that, they want you to buy apps for their smartphones. While Apple and Research In Motion (RIM) make their own smartphones and write the operating systems for them, Google only makes its Android OS and then lets manufacturers like Motorola and HTC put ...

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An iPad 2 Concept Video and Pics

  Gotta love concept artwork and videos. The iPad 2 has gotten its own such special treatment from Joy Studios. I have to say, the concept video—which is actually a pseudo advertisement for the coming iPad 2—is very well done. If you didn’t know any better, you might think that it was a real Apple ad ...

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