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iPhone, iPad leads in business, profitability, Android leads in smartphone marketshare

Henry McCracken over at <i>Time</i> has done us all a favor by collecting various data sets that illustrate the state of iOS versus Android.<p>The data ranges from device marketshare to revenue from app downloads, which presents some stark differences between the two platforms.<p>We unpack the results …

Chinese Porn Investigation Looks Into Apple’s iOS App Store, Other Sources

Apple is once more the target of the Chinese media with reports of an alleged pornography investigation. A recent government campaign saw one …

Pocket goes social with new Send to Friend sharing feature

A new update to Pocket overhauls the read-it-later service's social features with a more robust experience. While you could previously share articles to Facebook, Twitter, email, and so on, the new version allows you to send links to specific Pocket-using friends, who'll then be alerted of it …

Apps

Things for Mac, iPad, and iPhone gets a speed boost, improved time zone support

The Things to-do management app for Mac OS X, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch has been updated today with speed improvements for both the actual application and for downloading and syncing with the Things Cloud service.<p>We’ve identified the resource hogs and improved performance in key areas that were …

Evernote to expand push into hardware with 'magical' devices

Evernote is best known today as a cross-platform note-taking service, but someday it could branch out into making devices of its own. In an interview published today at <i>PC World</i>, Evernote founder and CEO Phil Libin says hardware is on its way — beginning with Evernote-branded devices the company …

PlayStation 4 demand will reportedly outpace supplies at launch

There is speculation going around that the demand for the PlayStation 4 will outpace the available supply for the console system at launch. Gamestop …

Gaming Consoles

iMessage DDoS attacks foreshadow a bigger threat

Recently, several iOS developers became victims to an iMessage DDoS attack that crashed their app and inhibited their devices. The attacks were …

iOS

Razer Edge Pro review: can a tablet double as a gaming PC?

Portable gaming isn't what it once was. Sure, you can still snag a handheld device from Sony or Nintendo, but today's video game industry is <i>far</i> more diverse. Gamers on the go have no shortage of hardware to pick from: tablets, smartphones, gaming laptops and purpose-built handhelds are redefining …

Apple iPhone Is The Most Hacked Mobile Device By Far

This month, web security company SourceFire issued a report called "25 Years of Vulnerabilities" that charted the Critical Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) of various software and mobile devices.<p>A CVE is "the international standard for vulnerability numbering or identification" security …

Mobile

Apple’s Lower-Cost iPhone Could Lack a Retina Display

A new research report by RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani cites his supply chain checks when predicting a June or July launch for both the …

Cuban video game recreates revolutionary history

Cuban programmers have unveiled a new 3D video game that puts a distinctly revolutionary twist on gaming, letting players recreate decisive clashes …

Apple’s ‘Find My Friends’ App Updated With Location, Notification, and Interface Improvements

Apple has released a nice (albeit minor) update for their Find my Friends app today, adding a new interface for location-based alerts. The new …

Apple Byte - A sneak peek at parts for the iPhone 5S?

Apple designs iPhone with wraparound 3D display

Apple has patented a new iPhone design featuring a wraparound display and no buttons.<p>The display would cover the entire surface of the devices and could include two AMOLED screens one on top of the other, according to a patent filing published this week, allowing it to give "an illusion of depth …

Patents

The iOS 7 Jailbreak Might Already Be In The Chamber

We’ve openly speculated that the Evasi0n jailbreak might be the last public jailbreak now that Apple has closed the security holes that makes evasi0n work, but maybe we spoke too soon: well-known jailbreaker posixninjasays he’s collected enough new exploits in iOS 6.1.3 to patch together another …

iOS

Google’s Mobile Game Ingress Finds a Passionate Following

Sometimes, Google seems like a wanton withholder of things that are good and useful (see: Google Reader). Sometimes, the company seems to be chasing …

Pokémon

iPhone 5S to launch June 20, go on sale July, claims report

A report from Japanese Web Site MacFan seems the first to suggest a specific date for the launch of the next iPhone.<p>Apple will unveil its next iPhone on June 20 and kick off sales in July. At least, that's the claim from Japanese Mac enthusiast site MacFan.<p>Marking its 20th anniversary as a …

iOS ups lead over Android among business users, Citrix says

Apple's iOS is found on 58 percent of all mobile devices in the enterprise realm, according to a report from Citrix.<p>iOS continues to be the preferred mobile platform in the business world, at least according to a recent report from Citrix.<p>Looking specifically at business customers who use its …

Android News

Apple Updates ‘Find My Friends,’ Version 2.1 Includes Customizable Geofencing

Apple has released an update to its iOS app, Find My Friends. A slightly tweaked user interface for searches and notifications based on proximate …

Password denied: when will Apple get serious about security?

Last Friday, <i>The Verge</i> revealed the existence of a dead-simple URL-based hack that allowed anyone to reset your Apple ID password with just your email address and date of birth. Apple quickly shut down the site and closed the security hole before bringing it back online.<p>The conventional wisdom is …

Mobile computing pioneer Alan Kay not a fan of the iPad

Apple’s iPad may get outsold by Android tablets this year; according to mobile computing pioneer Alan Kay, the iPad isn’t even that impressive. Kay recently spoke at a Churchill Club event in Silicon Valley and shared his thoughts on Apple’s tablet. Here are a few of his choice words:<p>“The iPad’s …

Mobile

Gamestop: Customers Significantly Less Likely to Buy Consoles that Block Used Games

The perpetual rumor that either Sony’s Playstation 4 or Microsoft’s next Xbox could potentially block used games got a little attention from Gamestop in<p>a recent earnings call, as reported by gamesindustry.biz. The video games retail giant expressed optimism over the next wave of consoles, …

Apple ‘Pushing Hard’ for Summer Release of New ‘iRadio’ Music Streaming Service

We’ve heard a lot of reports about Apple’s rumored streaming radio service lately – and many of those reports have come from credible sources. Today, …

This week's games news

Games out this week include <b>Luigi's Mansion 2</b> (3DS), the delightful puzzle game in which Mario's younger, slimmer brother trembles his way through …

Jack Nicklaus

When will Apple kill the iPod?

Apple wants to move all of your "content" to the iCloud, so the Touch is probably safe, but the rumors about the Classic's demise have been churning for years.<p>Physical music formats were so 20th century, so we put our music on computers. But even that was too much of a burden, so music is going up, …

Why Apple Doesn't Own the iPad Mini Trademark

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Apple is usually very protective of their intellectual property, so they're probably pretty pissed …

How The iPad Mini Became A Stealth Success

When the iPad Mini was released in November of last year, there were few opening-bell lines at Apple stores, few foaming-at-the-mouth fanboys crossing out the days on their calendars, and few folks who viewed the device as much more than Apple getting in the seven-inch tablet game because, well, …