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Samsung beats iPhone in consumer buzz

Samsung beats iPhone in consumer buzz

Nokia's suggestions that the iPhone may be falling from fashion-grace could be correct, though it seems Samsung's Android devices not the Finn's new Lumias are the buzz beneficiaries. New research into "consumer perception" by stats firm YouGov suggests Samsung has edged ahead of the Cupertino smartphone when it comes to being at the forefront of peoples' minds, a finding that's attributed to Samsung's snarky adverts.

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Motorola scores Apple iPhone/iPad injunction in Germany [Updated]

Motorola scores Apple iPhone/iPad injunction in Germany [Updated]

Motorola Mobility has won a wireless patent case against Apple in Germany this morning, meaning - unless Apple can secure a stay until an appeal can be heard - the iPhone and iPad could be blocked from sale in the country. A Germany court ruled that Apple's cellularly-enabled devices infringe European Patent 1010336, detailing a "method for performing a countdown function during a mobile-originated transfer for a packet radio system" FOSS Patents reports, and deemed an essential component of the GPRS data standard. Motorola will have to cough up a €100m bond if it wants to chase a sales injunction, however.

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AT&T begins throttling heavy iPhone data usage to 2G speeds

AT&T begins throttling heavy iPhone data usage to 2G speeds

AT&T has reportedly started throttling its heaviest data users (to be exact, the top 5% of its data users) to, well, 2G speeds. 

According to CultofMac, AT&T has been alerting customers of their data throttling move by way of a particularly terse text message, which says "Your data usage is among the top 5 percent of users. Data speeds for the rest of your current bill cycle may be reduced." And is punishing those top 5 percent of users with a woefully plodding, snail-moving 2G speed.

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OnLive hits iOS and Android with phone/tablet cloud gaming

OnLive hits iOS and Android with phone/tablet cloud gaming

OnLive has launched its smartphone and tablet cloud gaming apps for iPhone, iPad and Android, bringing console-class gaming to WiFi and 3G/4G mobile devices with an optional wireless controller. This updated control pad uses what OnLive calls "adaptive wireless" to automatically find the best connection with your TV, PC, Mac, Blu-ray player, smartphone or tablet, and will go on sale on December 9 at $49.99/£39.99. Check out the video demo after the cut.

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H1Siri hack prompts privacy and stability complaints

H1Siri hack prompts privacy and stability complaints

Concerns around an unofficial Siri port for the iPhone 4 and iPod touch have escalated, with some users reporting device instability, their camera no longer functioning and other issues, in addition to concerns around data privacy. The H1Siri hack came to light earlier this week, offering an unofficial way to access Apple's Siri virtual personal assistant tech on older devices; that port, iPhone modder Grant "chpwn" Paul points out, illegally uses copyrighted binaries extracted from the iPhone 4S.

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Report shows that iPhone 4S now more popular than iPhone 4

Report shows that iPhone 4S now more popular than iPhone 4

An overwhelming majority of iPhone 4S owners are “very satisfied” with their new Apple device, and in particular, of the onboard Siri Digital Assistant. According to a new survey released by ChangeWave Research, 77 percent of iPhone 4S owners reported being "very satisfied" with their purchases, with Siri at the top of the list of most-enjoyed features. The survey also showed that customer satisfaction ratings for the latest Apple iPhone are higher than that of its predecessor, the iPhone 4. And to say that the 4S was only a lateral step for new Apple tech? Apparently the majority of people don't think so.

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iPhone 4S buyers overwhelming happy; missing 4G a pain point

iPhone 4S buyers overwhelming happy; missing 4G a pain point

iPhone 4S buyers are more content with their smartphone than iPhone 4 buyers were after that handset's 2010 launch, according to a new survey, with Siri most cited as the best feature of the iOS device. 77-percent of iPhone 4S owners told consumer research firm ChangeWave that they were "very satisfied" with the handset, with 19-percent saying they were merely "somewhat satisfied"; only 2-percent of those questioned had drifted out of the honeymoon period and reported that they were dissatisfied.

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Nokia denies Carrier IQ tracking; iPhone code spotted but Nexus clean

Nokia denies Carrier IQ tracking; iPhone code spotted but Nexus clean

Nokia has denied reports that its cellphones and smartphones contain code from Carrier IQ, the mobile analytics company accused of logging keypresses, text entry and other use across a huge number of handsets. "CarrierIQ does not ship products for any Nokia devices" a Nokia spokesperson told SlashGear, describing reports otherwise as "inaccurate." However, evidence of at least some potential Carrier IQ tracking has been identified in Apple iOS devices, while Google's Nexus range is believed to be code-free.

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iPad iStation turns your tablet into an Apple I

iPad iStation turns your tablet into an Apple I

When it's time to get hooked up with the billionth iPad station you've owned in a week, you know you're going to want something unique - and with what MIC Gadgets has up for sale in the iStation, you'll be more than ready to impress your Apple fanboy friends and family with woodgrain exteriors and a fully functional take-out keyboard. What this device is meant to replicate is the look and feel of the original built-it-yourself Apple I, the one you may have seen stuck in a fully wooden chassis in the classic photo you see before you. This new dock connects to your iPad and the wireless keyboard included in the box via Bluetooth - just a few taps and you'll be on your way!

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