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Windows Phone jumps in Europe but US still loves Android and iOS

Windows Phone jumps in Europe but US still loves Android and iOS

Windows Phone has hit double-digits in two European markets and averages 9.2-percent in Europe as a whole, new figures suggest, though Microsoft's smartphone platform still lags well behind iOS and Android, particularly in the US. Sales of Windows Phone devices - the majority of which are from Nokia's Lumia range - in the UK and France hit 12.0- and 10.8-percent respectively, Kantar Worldpanel calculates, in the three month period up until the end of August 2013.

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Love it or hate it, you have no choice but to download iOS 7

Love it or hate it, you have no choice but to download iOS 7

Apple’s iOS 7 has been a lightning rod of controversy over the last week. The operating system has been called the very best mobile software Apple has ever released by the company’s hardcore fans, while those who aren’t so quick to sing its praises say that it has much room for improvement.

Of course, that there’s some backlash isn’t all that surprising. Apple’s iOS 7 is a major departure from the previous operating system, featuring an all-new design, new visual effects, and new functions. The operating system was crafted by Jonathan Ive, and by the look of things, Apple is going in whatever direction he chooses in the future.

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iOS 7 officially replaces iOS 6: Apple ends signing old OS

iOS 7 officially replaces iOS 6: Apple ends signing old OS

If you'd planned on downgrading from iOS 7 to iOS 6 on your iPhone or iPad this week using the official restore method from Apple, you'll be out of luck starting this week. This is because as of the start of this week, Apple has stopped "signing" old versions of restore points for the operating system. From this point forward it'll be hacking that users have to do if they want to downgrade from iOS 7 as Apple looks firmly toward the future.

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Record-setting 9m iPhone 5s and 5c sales in opening weekend

Record-setting 9m iPhone 5s and 5c sales in opening weekend

Apple sold nine million new iPhones in its opening weekend, the company has announced this morning, setting a new record for the iOS smartphone. The exact sales split between the flagship iPhone 5s and the plastic-bodied iPhone 5c has not been detailed, but Apple confirms the initial supplies of the iPhone 5s have been exhausted, including the coveted gold model. Meanwhile, iOS 7 updates have also set a record.

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iOS 7 update promoted by NYPD with flyers: security the key

iOS 7 update promoted by NYPD with flyers: security the key

If you're walking around New York City this afternoon, you may be handed a flyer by the NYC Police Department with a "Public Awareness Notice" for so-called "Apple users". This note informs users of iPhone and iPad devices that upgrading to iOS 7 will add security features that will keep these devices from being reprogrammed without an Apple ID and Password. These notes go on to suggest that "additional information on iOS 7 features" can be found at Apple's homepage.

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GameCase adds physical controls to your iOS device

GameCase adds physical controls to your iOS device

If you are an iOS gamer who enjoys playing games on your mobile device, but you don't enjoy on-screen controls the GameCase maybe just the project been looking for. The GameCase isn't a case in the way that you might think of because it's not designed to protect your device. It rather reminds of a PS3 or Xbox controller cut in half down the middle.

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Apple Can’t Rely On Design Forever

Apple Can’t Rely On Design Forever

Apple’s executives are out in full force this week, talking about their company’s unique ability to deliver designs that people love. With Jonathan Ive at the design helm, Apple believes that it can continue to be the most successful device maker in the world simply because its “eye” is better than that from other users.

But I’m here to tell Apple, its fans, and everyone else that thinks the company is invincible one very important thing: the design dominance cannot be relied on forever.

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iOS 7 released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

iOS 7 released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Apple has released iOS 7 as an over-the-air update for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The new release, described by Apple as its biggest change to iOS since the original iPhone launch, brings an updated interface, iTunes Radio streaming, and updated versions of the core apps like Safari, Mail, and the Siri virtual personal assistant.

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