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IPhone Problems … Explained

blockquote> …complete non-issues, but there are some actual problems.

Via <iPhone 5 Problems Explained | Wired

 

The new iPhone 5 appears to have both non issues and actual problems. There are five real problems discovered since its launch. The five problems are: scratches And chips, Maps app, Purple lens flare, light leak on the white model, and Screen glitching.

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iOS 6 Upgrade Rate Soaring

 …61 per cent of iPhone users and 41 per cent of iPad users have upgraded to the new operating system…

Via   | Pocket Gamers

In spite of glitches Apple app users have been recently experincing, the down loading of the new iOS 6 upgrade has taken off. The download rate exceeded that of iOS 5. The new features the new operating system has appears to be the reason such as cloud based services.

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Mobile users wary of privacy invasion by apps

 …Users of mobile devices are rejecting or uninstalling some apps because of concerns about how much personal and private information is collected…

 

A US survey found 54 percent of mobile users decided not to install an app after they discovered how much personal information was needed to register for the app. Also, 30 percent of mobile users, both iphone and android users, uninstalled an app after they discovered it was collecting personal information from them. In addition, the survey showed users are concerned with theft and cell phone loss, and take measures to back up information and delete browsing histories.
Via Google News (AFP)  Mobile users wary of privacy invasion by apps: survey | Google News-AFP

 

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Easier to read- Kindle Whitepaper

 …patented technology, Amazon distributes light evenly underneath an anti-glare layer and down toward the display…

 

The new reader is plain and thin without the bells and whistles of others. It is perfect for reading, and is affordable. There has been an increase in pixels by 62%. Better contrast and anti-glare produces better reading in various environmental conditions. It also boasts long battery life.

 
Via USA Today First look: Kindle Paperwhite an easy read | USAToday.com

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Will Apple Attack Google Directly in Anti-Android Campaign?

 …Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs wanted to destroy Google’s Android operating system…

Via Will Apple Attack Google Directly in Anti-Android Campaign? | Law.com

 

Patent based lawsuits by Apple have targeted phone and tablet makers, not Google directly. The reason being Google brings in revenue from advertising not through the sales of Android related software. It would be tough to legally calculate any monetary damages based on infringements made directly by Google.

 

 

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Android phone makers consider other platform options

 …as the mobile market matures and more patent cases look likely, some makers are looking at the alternatives.

Via Android phone makers back platform, but consider other options | Mercury News

 

Phonemakers might have to reconsider the use of Android platforms. Recent lawsuits could be too big for smaller phonemakers to survive financially and could disrupt business. Two thirds of smartphones use Android platforms, but Apple patent cases are causing the phonemakers to reconsider the continued use of Android.