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  • Apple iCloud: What it is, and what it costs

    With Apple revealing iCloud price details along with the beta version of iCloud.com, now seems like a good time to explain what the service is to anyone who missed Apple's announcement in June.

  • Android, iPhone biggest winners in global smartphone battle

    The latest global market-share estimates for smartphones are out. And as we've come to expect from these regular exercises in mobile OS number-crunching, the news is bright for Apple and Google, but a bit bleak for Nokia, Research In Motion (RIM), and Microsoft.

  • iPhone 3GS supplies running low

    The days of the iPhone 3GS look to be numbered with reports suggesting that supplies of the device are running low ahead of a planned discontinuation of the product in the autumn.

  • Google to help developers adopt their apps for tablets

    Google is organizing a series of Android Developer Labs (ADLs) that aim to help developers convert their<a href="http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2011/08/android-developer-labs-2011.html">existing smartphone applications to run on Honeycomb-based tablets</a>, it said in a blog post on Monday.

  • Trick or treat: Apple iPhone 5 coming in October?

    Apple’s iPhone 5 has been the subject of scads of rumours, with some focused on a bigger screen, others on fewer buttons and still others on facial recognition. But the one thing all the rumourmongers seemed to agree on of late was that the next great smartphone would emerge in September.

  • Apple kyboshes Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Australian release

    Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 won't launch in Australia until a patent stoush with Apple is resolved. According to a Bloomberg report, a lawyer for Apple yesterday told Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett that Samsung's tablet infringes 10 patents held by Apple.

  • Nokia drops letters for phone names, goes to just numbers

    Nokia has decided that its one-letter naming convention plus a model number for its phones isn't keeping up with the times. The <a href="http://conversations.nokia.com/2011/08/01/whats-in-a-name-nokias-product-name-conventions/">Finnish phone maker said in a blog post on Monday</a> that it will now use just numbers, calling its latest smartphone the "500."

  • Nokia drops letters for phone names, goes to just numbers

    Nokia has decided that its one-letter naming convention plus a model number for its phones isn't keeping up with the times. The <a href="http://conversations.nokia.com/2011/08/01/whats-in-a-name-nokias-product-name-conventions/">Finnish phone maker said in a blog post on Monday</a> that it will now use just numbers, calling its latest smartphone the "500."

  • iPhone 5: Why rivals should be worried

    Rumours and Apple go together like summer and baseball. They are virtually inseparable. One of the prevailing Apple rumors right now is that the iPhone 5 will launch sometime in September. If that rumor comes true, smartphone rivals better buckle up because it could be a bumpy ride.

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