Surface revenue "more than doubled" whilst almost 4 million Xbox One consoles were sold in the quarter
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Saturday 18 September 2010
Thursday 16 September 2010
Do you want a new smartphone and you’ve heard about this week’s launches from Nokia and HTC. But are they really any good? The Independent has had extensive access to both the Nokia N8 and the HTC Desire Z to bring you the first definitive judgements.
Thursday 16 September 2010
Trouble is brewing for Trip Advisor, the website that gives "real people" the chance to review hotels in which they've stayed in order to help others pick (or avoid) places to stay. Some of the hotels in question aren't so keen on what the "real people" have to say – so much so that 400 establishments in the UK and the US have come together to organise a group defamation lawsuit against the website. Let's just say they feel not all the criticism has been entirely constructive.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
The contrast couldn’t be starker: the largest mobile phone company in the world and a relatively new, relatively small smartphone maker. But this week both Nokia and HTC launched mobiles which aim to take on Apple’s mighty iPhone.
Tuesday 14 September 2010
The head of Nokia's smartphone business quit yesterday, with analysts speculating that his departure came after he was passed over for the role of chief executive.
Saturday 11 September 2010
Saturday 11 September 2010
US Outlook: The intensity with which Barack Obama buzzes about announcing new plans to kickstart America's economy has become inversely proportional to the chances of those plans making it into law.
Friday 23 July 2010
Wednesday 30 June 2010
Our sympathies go to the poor BBC journalists who spent much of yesterday reporting on the demise of their own pension scheme. Still, was it really too much to expect them to get the basics right? The BBC's website kept repeating that the corporation's final salary pension scheme is already closed to new joiners, flatly contradicting the Beeb's press release. For the record, the fund remains open – for now at least.
Thursday 24 June 2010
The release of the new iPhone today sees Steve Jobs once again hailed as a demigod by the technorati, but the Apple CEO and registered US Democrat can hardly have expected he'd also become a darling of the Christian right. Jobs's resistance to anything remotely resembling pornography on iPhones and iPads has seen him widely praised by the faith-based community. In February Apple removed thousands of apps containing "sexual content" from its App Store. "How refreshing it is to see someone that gets it – that yes, there are those of us who prefer to be free from the storm of smut," blogs Mark Earely, head of America's Prison Fellowship Ministries. "We're grateful that Jobs is trying to keep the iPad from becoming an eyesore," chimes in Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, another Christian organisation. Do they know you can still surf for porn using the iPad's standard Safari internet browser? Nope, nor did I. (A friend told me.)
Sunday 30 May 2010
It's quite a long time ago now, but I still remember buying my first mobile phone as if it were yesterday. The Nokia 3210, my first love, the dinky little handset that seemed to promise my spotty adolescent self an infinite vista of possibility, the object that meant that if a girl ever actually agreed to give me her number I would have somewhere to put it: the speed dial to independence, the ringtone of the future, the predictive text message from a new world. It had an LCD screen. It was tiny. It was portable. You could play Snake on it.
Monday 24 May 2010
The chief executive of Yahoo has launched a four-letter tirade against an interviewer after being challenged over whether she had a clear vision for the company. Carol Bartz, who took over the internet giant at the start of last year, lashed out by saying: “I don’t want to hear any crap about something magical that the fine people of Yahoo are supposed to do in a short period of time.”
Friday 23 April 2010
Nokia has delayed the release of its latest range of smartphones designed to take on Apple's iPhone, forcing the Finnish group to cut profit expectations and sending its shares plunging yesterday.
Tuesday 20 April 2010
A new version of the Bluetooth wireless technology could expand what can be done by watches, toys, home sensors, medical monitors and other devices that typically have been limited in their functions because they don't get their batteries changed or charged very often.
Albums: The White Stripes, Under Great White Northern Lights (XL)<br/>Pixies, Doolittle Live (Live Here Now)
Sunday 14 March 2010
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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