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US State Department: iPad is a security risk

US State Department: iPad is a security risk

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 13, 2012 at 16:00

The US State Department has been scouting around for a device to use in overseas language-education programs, and the iPad has failed to meet its lofty criteria.

In fact, the iPad lost out on the $16.5 million contract to none other than the humble Amazon Kindle Touch.

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iOS 6: fragmentation’s new best friend?

Somewhat ironically, the iOS 6 keynote included a lovely pair of pie charts showing the “Installed Base” of iOS and Android users, clearly indicating a nice, neat, mostly-iOS 5 pie for iDevices, and a slightly messier, mostly-Gingerbread pie for Androidians.

But, much like the arrival of Siri last October, Monday’s iO6 keynote – for various reasons – left some users crying: “What about us?!” It’s all a bit of a cross-sectional nightmare.

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Judge to HTC: you can’t sue Apple with patents you don’t own

Judge to HTC: you can’t sue Apple with patents you don’t own

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 12, 2012 at 14:00

Despite our fairly light grasp of the law (it’s ok to punch people you don’t like, right?), it makes sense to us that you can’t sue a company over patents you don’t actually own.

Well, it seems HTC had other ideas, and had to be set straight by Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender. But it’s a little more complicated than that. Read on, you heathens!

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A tad more on iOS 6’s Apple Maps

A tad more on iOS 6’s Apple Maps

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 12, 2012 at 11:00

Despite being subject to strict non-disclosure agreements, developers immediately began flooding the cyberweb with screenshots of iOS 6 following last night’s WWDC keynote.

A couple of leaked iOS 6 screenshots in particular confirm that TomTom provides data for Apple’s new Google-less Maps app.

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WWDC 2012: Maps and Siri the highlights as Apple unveils iOS 6

WWDC 2012: Maps and Siri the highlights as Apple unveils iOS 6

Martin James  Jun. 11, 2012 at 20:10

Apple lifted the lid on iOS 6 for the first time at its Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco today, with the next-gen OS managing to look both predictable and impressive in equal measure.

The all-new Maps and improvements to Facebook and Siri top the list of over 200 new features in iOS 6, but there were a couple of other surprises too that we weren't expecting.

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Project Magenta aims to recreate the iOS experience

Project Magenta aims to recreate the iOS experience

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 11, 2012 at 12:00

We’ve heard of a few crazy projects recently, including one from Phoenix Devices – manned by webOS enthusiasts who feel quite passionately that their fav OS doesn’t deserve to die a quiet death.

This one, Project Magenta, is every bit as crazy, and ultimately aims to recreate the iOS experience on non-Apple hardware.

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No iOS 6 for first-generation iPad users?

No iOS 6 for first-generation iPad users?

Martin James  Jun. 11, 2012 at 10:30

We're just hours away from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote in San Francisco, but such is the secrecy that surrounds pretty much everything Apple does that the rumours mill is churning away right up to the last minute.

And for once it's not good news emerging from the digital grapevine – it seems first-generation iPad owners are going to miss out on iOS 6 altogether.

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EA bows to the great freemium fiasco

EA bows to the great freemium fiasco

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 9, 2012 at 18:00

At the time of writing, 20 of the iPad’s top 30 grossing apps are entirely free to download. Top Grossing? Free? Huh?

See, developers have discovered that there’s often more money to be made - not just on the iPad, I hasten to add - by giving away apps for free, but subsequently charging for in-game content. Those cheeky sons of…

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iOS 6 to kick-start iPhone 4S’ iWallet?

iOS 6 to kick-start iPhone 4S’ iWallet?

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 9, 2012 at 14:00

Contactless payment was one of those will-they-won’t-they features, back when we were all speculating about Apple’s plans for the iPhone 4S.

As it happened, Siri was the star of the show, and Team Cupertino ultimately forsook the mobile wallet concept. Or did it?

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  Jun. 9, 2012 at 13:00

What’ll be your defining memory of the first full week of June 2012? The Jubilee celebrations? Computex in Taipei? A handful of semi-interesting iPhone 5 rumours? Or the week Treab shocked the world (of Mobot) by snapping up a Nokia Lumia 710?

Incidentally, we had a whopping 57 comments on the Nokia Lumia 710 price drop piece, and they were – mostly – other than a brief tangent about cats – on topic.

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