Apple iPhone 5 has record pre-order sales

Apple iPhone 5 has record pre-order sales
Pre-orders for the Apple iPhone 5 reached two million in just 24 hours – double the record currently held by the iPhone 4S handset.Just one hour after pre-orders could be placed on the Apple website on September 14th, the shipping estimates changed to two weeks.The company's initial supply has been exhausted, so not everyone will receive their smartphone on the release date of September 21st.…

Samsung executive leaks Galaxy S4 details

Samsung executive leaks Galaxy S4 details
A Samsung executive has apparently leaked details about the Galaxy S3 successor, the Galaxy S4.The fourth-generation smartphone will make an appearance at the mobile world congress (MWC) which is taking place in Barcelona in February next year, according to the Korea Times.The Galaxy S3 was only unveiled in May and so it stands to lose its flagship status within just nine months.The recently-released handset has…

Aussies may not benefit from Apple iOS 6 feature

Aussies may not benefit from Apple iOS 6 feature
Australians will not be able to benefit from the Apple iOS 6 'Maps' application's 'turn-by-turn' feature.In its latest software upgrade, Apple has removed Google, Inc. applications like YouTube and Google Maps. The technology giant has instead developed its own Maps app in collaboration with satnav manufacturer TomTom.The iOS 6 operating system will come pre-installed to the latest iPhone 5 device, which is available for pre-order…

Android reaches 500m activations

Android reaches 500m activations
Google's Android operating system has reached 500 million device activations, according to director of product management, Hugo Bara.The director also said that 1.3 million activations occur each day.The latest operating system, Jelly Bean, only has 1.2 per cent distribution. The previous version, Ice Cream Sandwich, has a 20.9 per cent share but the older Gingerbread software is on 57.5 per cent of Android devices.Cupcake, Donut,…

New YouTube app for Apple iPhone

New YouTube app for Apple iPhone
A new YouTube application for iOS was released yesterday as the relationship between Google and Apple sours.YouTube did come pre-installed to Apple devices. This meant that new iPhone owners would see the video site's app icon on their screen from the first time they switched their handset on, along with iTunes, Contacts and Maps.However, products with the latest iOS 6 operating system will not have…

Apple iPhone 5 is lightest and thinnest ever

Apple iPhone 5 is lightest and thinnest ever
Apple has revealed its new iPhone 5 mobile phone handset at a press event in California.Rumours of a larger, four-inch screen have been confirmed. This means that the display now fits an extra row of application icons.Apple is continuing its dissociation from Google. Not only has the technology giant's YouTube application been removed from the list of pre-installed apps, but the Google Maps tool has…

Sell old mobile: App downloads to reach 45bn this year

Sell old mobile: App downloads to reach 45bn this year
Worldwide mobile phone application downloads will reach 45.6 billion this year, according to Gartner, Inc.Almost nine-in-ten (89 per cent) of these apps will cost the user nothing – 40.1 billion of the downloads will be free and only five billion will be paid for.Even most of the paid-for apps will cost the user less than US$3 (AUS$2.86).The latest reports from Xyologic estimated that Australia downloaded…

HTC may win court battle against Apple

HTC may win court battle against Apple
HTC is pursuing Apple over supposed copyright infringement, and a US judge has hinted that its claims may be valid.The Taiwanese manufacturer argues that Apple has violated two patents regarding Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology which HTC bought for US$75 million (AUS$72 million).Apple has used LTE technology, which allows faster downloads and the transmission of large amounts of data using 4G, in its latest products.…