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Note 7 recall

As embarrassing as the Galaxy Note 7 debacle has been, and even with the initial slowness with which Samsung responded, I have to say I’m impressed with how high the recall rate has been – up to 93% in the US as of a few weeks ago. And with T-Mobile now rolling out the kill-switch for any remaining Note 7s, the rate will further increase. That’s a good result. An example of...

Google Calendars not showing in iOS7

I had a reasonably frustrating time with this issue this morning, and it took me about 2 hours to finally solve. So here’s hoping the following might save you a few minutes… Problem: Google Calendars (eg from Google Apps) no longer show in iOS7 Calendar apps. Also Contacts don’t sync with Google contacts. Solution: You need to completely delete your Google account from your...

Disposable Diamonds

It’s a strange video that Apple has put together for their iPhone 5 marketing. The first half is OK, with details about size and features (ie that’s the ‘benefits’ part), but the second half goes off on a self-congratulatory wank about manufacturing process and finish. Apple has always been praised for their design and construction, so it seems strange that they’d...

Windows Marketplace for Mobile

I was a little disappointed to read Microsoft’s Developer Strategy for the Next Generation of Windows Phones. Unveiled last week, this PressPass piece indicates that Microsoft will be sharing 70% of sales revenue with developers for any Windows Mobile 6.5 applications sold through Windows Marketplace for Mobile. (Note: 70% is the same as Apple shares on their AppStore) Put another way, Microsoft...

Microsoft Mobile Momentum

…seems to be slowing. Figures released last week show that for the first time, iPhone sales have been higher than Windows Mobile based phone sales. Gartner reports that Apple took a 12.9% stake in the market in Q3, ahead of Microsoft with 11.1%. Both Nokia and Blackberry were ahead with 49.8% and 15.9% respectively. Canalys report similar trends, although slightly different numbers (Apple with 17...

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