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Google slashes price of Maps API

Google slashes price of Maps API

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 25, 2012 at 11:00

One of the big stories to come out of this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was the news that Apple will use its own Maps app in iOS 6.

It’s a pretty big dealio, and as such you’d be forgiven for wondering: ‘How will Google react?’ Well, the cost of the Google Maps API for high-volume users has been cut by a whopping 87.5%.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 24, 2012 at 12:00

Good day, Mobotniks! Do not refresh your browsers: it’s the Review of the week… on a Sunday?

See, thanks to some impromptu reshuffling (there’s a rumour going around that I was celebrating surviving another 365 days without being hit by a bus on Friday night), I find myself writing on a Sunday. What would Jesus think?

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Apple extends Liquidmetal exclusivity deal

Here's a question that'll test your geek-levels and could possibly have your membership revoked. Ever heard of Liquidmetal technology? Good.

Anyway, if you haven't, Apple has an exclusive deal to use the stuff which is a metal alloy. Super strong, it has a range of properties that apparently make it perfect for consumer products. The news here is that Apple has extended that exclusivity deal by two years and that will also include any future updates to the concept.

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Gazelle: 4% have used iPhone during sex

Gazelle: 4% have used iPhone during sex

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 20, 2012 at 16:00

Gadget trade-in chaps Gazelle have published the results of a new iPhone-related survey, in celebration of the smartphone’s fifth birthday (next Friday).

There are a few interesting stats in there, for sure, but most surprising of all is the suggestion that 4% of iPhone owners have used their phone while making sweet love. Good God.

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IDC: 222.1 million tablet shipments in 2016

IDC: 222.1 million tablet shipments in 2016

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 18, 2012 at 16:00

In a headline that’s sure to make Jan’s head spin, IDC is predicting that 222.1 million tablets will ship in 2016. I think it’s fair to say they’ll be reassessing that figure on a regular basis until then.

There are a few other semi-interesting predictions, however, including the suggestion that the iPad will grab a slightly larger slice of the tablet pie in 2012 than it did last year.

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The Dark Knight Rises coming to iOS and Android this summer

The Dark Knight Rises coming to iOS and Android this summer

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 18, 2012 at 12:00

If you’re not wetting yourself at the prospect of The Dark Knight Rises, the final Batman instalment from Bale and Nolan, I’m afraid I must judge you, and judge you severely.

As well as the movie (or “film”, if you prefer), Gameloft promises we’ll have Dark Knight Rises gaming action for iOS and Android. Huzzah!

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BBC Sport for mobile relaunches with 3G video streaming

There’s plenty for sports fans to get their teeth into this summer, with Euro 2012, Wimbledon, and – as if you could bloomin’ forget – the London Olympics.

You can now watch all that stuff and more on your mobile phone or tablet, via 3G or Wi-Fi, thanks to the relaunched BBC Sport mobile site.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 16, 2012 at 13:00

What happened this week? Well, Apple lifted the lid on a little something called “iOS 6”. Marty J took great pleasure in sitting through the entiiire keynote just to hear the relevant crud (essentially Maps and Siri) at the end.

And in the world of comments, Jan threatened to spank me for omitting a question mark. Even more disturbingly, our favourite German Irishman revealed that he keeps a “Lewis Spank List”. I’m scared.

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Wozniak: Siri was better before Apple

Wozniak: Siri was better before Apple

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 15, 2012 at 12:00

It’s been a while since Steve Wozniak received his monthly paycheque from Apple, but that certainly hasn’t stopped the co-founder being outspoken about all things Cupertino – good or bad.

While the iPhone is Steve’s favourite, Woz reckons Siri was better before Apple came along and screwed it up.

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iPhone accounts for almost half of all UK web surfing

iPhone accounts for almost half of all UK web surfing

Phil Lavelle  Jun. 13, 2012 at 18:00

In news that's almost certain to please Apple, almost half of all 3G surfing in this country is done via an iPhone.

That's according to Ericsson, which found that a whopping 45% of all browsing came from the Jesus phone - a full 50% more than the vast multitude of Android devices manage put together.

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