People eager to throw off the shackles of Windows 8.x look like they’ll have some time to wait before they’re free at last.
According to PC Advisor, a “consumer preview2 will be released in January so you’ll be able to see what you’re missing for quite a long time. more»
A security firm warned that a vulnerability in Apple’s operating system means apps can be replaced by maleficent apps.
FireEye warned yesterday that all apps could be replaced except iOS pre-installed applications.
The company has verified the vulnerability in various recensions of iOS and told Apple the problem existed as long ago as July 26. more»
In either a sign of desperation or a sign of largesse, Microsoft said today it will let people using the Apple Pad make and edit documents for free instead of paying through the nose.
Microsoft wants its software to be pervasive across every gadget and gizmo as the world has opened up to applications that don’t need an expensive PC or a pricey Windows operating system to work. more»
No one is entirely sure how succcessful smartwaches can be and the jury is still out on the matter.
But market research company ABI Research believes that after Apple releases its smartwatch in 2015, Android will face a real challenge.
ABI predicts that Android’s market share for smartwatches will drop below 50 percent, while iOS is likely to take 50 percent of the market. more»
The Chinese government appears to be cracking down on Hong Kong protesters who use an iPhone or iPad.
Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a computer virus that spies on Apple Inc’s iOS operating system for the iPhone and iPad, and they believe it is targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. more»
Fruity cargo cult Apple has broken its silence on complaints about bending iPhones, hours after withdrawing a glitch-ridden software update.
Like most of Apple’s statements in the middle of a crisis, the outfit insisted that the problem of bending iPhones was extremely rare. more»
Not satisfied with releasing an expensive phone which bends if you stick it in your pocket, Apple has botched an update to its brand new iOS 8 operating system.
TheTame Apple Press praised Apple for releasing an “update” to the iOS 8 platform so early, but this was itself a cover to the fact that the iOS 8 was really broken, it was also packed with U2 which was too smug to be deleted. more»
Mobile manufacturer BlackBerry said it has bought a UK company Movitu. Financial details of the transaction weren’t revealed.
Movitu makes so called virtual identities for mobile operators that lets many numbers to be active on a single device.
BlackBerry said this help device management for bring your own device (BYOD) and corporate environments. more»
Software giant Microsoft said it has introduced a beta version of its new MSN.
The company said it’s designed for a world where the cloud and mobile are the name of the game. It has content from major worldwide media and comes with productivity tools. more»
A hole in Android, Windows, and iOS makes Gmail a doddle to hack to steal personal information.
Researchers at the California Riverside Bourns College of Engineering and the University of Michigan have identified a weakness they believe to exist across Android, Windows, and iOS operating systems that could allow malicious apps to obtain personal information. more»
While Western Europe and the USA are showing signs of saturation for tablet sales, it looks like some regions are continuing to boom.
A report from IDC said that PC tablets grew 111 percent year on year in the last quarter of 2013 in the Middle East and African (MEA) markets. more»
Despite phenomenal growth in sales during 2013, it seems that the tablet market will slow down during this year.
That’s according to market research company IDC that said the total tablet market – including stand alone units and 2-in-1 devices – will grow by 19.4 percent this year, down from 51.6 percent in 2013. more»
A report said that Google’s Android operating system is the leader of the pack for smartphone operating systems.
IDC said that it had a 39 percent share of shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013, amounting to 226.1 million units and giving it a 78.1 percent market share. more»
A report from analyst company Gartner shows that while the Android OS has lept ahead in the third quarter of 2013, Apple’s iOS has lost share.
According to Gartner figures, Android has 81.9 percent share, iOS 12.1 percent, and Microsoft 3.6 percent. more»
A survey showed that the Apple iPad accounted for the majority of mobile advertising impressions.
The report, from Opera Mediaworks, is US based and focuses on the third quarter.
There wasn’t a slump for mobile advertising during the summer, the company said, bucking previous years’ trends. more»