Android Leading Way in Phone OS Battle

Android Leading Way in Phone OS Battle

Jul 10, 2011

Recent figures suggest that Google’s Android phone operating system is now leading the pack in the US. Comscore reports that as at the end of May 2011, the Android OS was occupying 38.1% of the market, ahead of Apple’s iOS with 26.6%. RIM’s share was 24.7%, which, while seemingly good, was in fact down by about 4% from the previous month, and...

Concert Recording To Be Disabled On iPhones

Concert Recording To Be Disabled On iPhones

Jun 19, 2011

A patent recently filed by Apple details a methodology whereby, when you may be at a concert venue, the organisers of that concert may be able to signal to your iPhone that the actual process of recording the concert, either by video or audio, is not permitted during the event, and then it disables that functionality. Hopefully only for the duration of the...

Sega Pass Hacked

Sega Pass Hacked

Jun 19, 2011

Sega has announced that the names, birth dates, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords of about 1.3 million users of its Sega Pass online network have been been compromised. In the latest of a series of hacks against major technology companies, Sega confirmed today that information belonging to 1.3 million of its customers has been stolen from its database.

Sony Supports the South African Mobile Library Project

Sony Supports the South African Mobile Library Project

Jun 16, 2011

Books are an essential learning tool but unfortunately most young children in remote parts of South Africa are too poor to afford them. As a champion of children’s education, Sony is once again supporting the South Africa Mobile Library Project. As part of this initiative, Sony is conducting a book donation drive to bring books to young students in South...

Apple iOS 5 – 1080p Video Rendering

Apple iOS 5 – 1080p Video Rendering

Jun 12, 2011

It appears that the next version of the iPhone and iPad operating system, iOS 5, which has this week been released to those enrolled in Apple’s developers’ program, will include native support for full HD video. The 9to5Mac website carries a story telling us that the export strings in the video API of the new release includes support for 1080p...

Electronic Interference From Phones During Flights.

Electronic Interference From Phones During Flights.

Jun 12, 2011

A new report on the US ABC’s website questions whether it really is safe to use portable electronic devices during flights. A report has been released by the International Air Transport Association covering the years 2003 to 2009. It documents 75 separate incidents of possible electronic interference. The report is based upon survey responses from 125...