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Vodafone to iPhone 4S owners: don’t upgrade to iOS 6.1!

Vodafone to iPhone 4S owners: don’t upgrade to iOS 6.1!

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 10, 2013 at 16:00

Our Jan is always preaching that you should wait before embracing updates, just to be on the safe side. “Don’t be a guinea pig,” he’ll whisper in your ear, perhaps while caressing your cheek.

That notion is given credence with the news that Vodafone is telling its iPhone 4S-owning customers not to upgrade to the latest version of iOS, namely iOS 6.1.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 10, 2013 at 13:30

Another week, another seven days closer to death. Or, thinking more positively, another seven days closer to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S IV. If you like that kinda thing.

In the world of comments, LG Mobile promises ‘new series’ in cryptic Facebook post got you jawing the most. Predictably, there was plenty of inane bickering, and - again - no cat memes. I am disappoint.

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Chinese whisper: iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 spotted at eastern supplier

Chinese whisper: iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 spotted at eastern supplier

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:30

As I’ve mentioned before, we take a modicum of pride in not reporting every single iPhone 5S/iPhone 6 rumour, but this one is too good to let go.

We’re hearing, via a Chinese microblogging site, that the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 have been spotted at an eastern supplier. Admittedly that’s not overly crazy, but it gets better.

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Apple and Samsung grab more than 100% of smartphone profits in 2012

In the world of smartphones, Apple and Samsung are very much the big players, and the duo have pulled off an “astounding” feat in 2012.

According to research from Canaccord Genuity, Apple and Samsung grabbed more than all of the smartphone profit last year. Yes, you heard me; more than all of the profit.

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iPad iOS 6.1 jailbreak resurrects the Apple music streaming question

iPad iOS 6.1 jailbreak resurrects the Apple music streaming question

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 6, 2013 at 18:00

There’s no shortage of music streaming thingies out there, with Spotify, Sony Music Unlimited, and – if you’re in the States/Australia/NZ, anyway – Pandora.

We’ve been jawing about a potential music streaming service from Apple for almost two years, and the rumours simply refuse to die. After a quiet few months, there are signs – once again – that the service might be imminent.

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iOS 6.1 hits 22% in 36 hours, sets some kind of record

iOS 6.1 hits 22% in 36 hours, sets some kind of record

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 1, 2013 at 18:00

In a story that’s sure to irk Android owners (said in an entirely tongue in cheek fashion), Apple has fired out iOS 6.1 to a huge portion of its user base in record time. What’s Jelly Bean adoption at? Like, 3%?

Specifically, a whopping 21.81% of iDevice owners updated to the latest version of their beloved OS in just 36 hours.

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Five of the best smartphone word games

While some gaming genres don’t sit too well with smartphones and tablets (first person shooters being the common example), there are a couple that shine on ye olde touchscreen.

Firstly, there are those Temple Run-style endless runners (check out Run for your life! Five great smartphone runners), while word games often go down a treat, too.

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128GB iPad is a reality, on sale next week

128GB iPad is a reality, on sale next week

Lewis Curdie  Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:00

We were saying a few days ago that Apple was tipped to be readying a 128GB ‘Ultimate’ iPad – doubling the storage of the current top model.

Somewhat surprisingly, Apple has fired out a press release detailing – yes – a 128GB iPad. We weren’t expecting it that soon!

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Amazing Ants iOS review

Lewis Curdie  Jan. 29, 2013 at 17:00

Amazing Ants iOS review

I was saying to the fatherland the other day that Lemmings would probably work quite well on smartphones and tablets, and that it’s kinda weird that it hasn’t materialised. A little further investigation reveals it was “re-imagined” as Caveman. Interesting.

Anyway! I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this. Amazing Ants is perhaps best described as a Lemmings clone for the smartphone and tablet generation.

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iLounge: budget iPhone 5 will be plastic and look like iPod classic

iLounge: budget iPhone 5 will be plastic and look like iPod classic

Lewis Curdie  Jan. 29, 2013 at 16:00

It’s probably fair to say no one’s quite sure what to expect from Apple this year, with recent rumours touting a 4.8in iPhone Math, and an Ultimate iPad with 128GB internal storage.

One of the other rumours refusing to go away is the notion of a budget iPhone, and “reliable sources” of iLounge are spilling fresh beans.

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