Mobile users hate their apps

Nearly 40 percent of mobile users are unhappy with most of their apps, a Harris Interactive survey has found.

A third of iPad owners have never downloaded an app

It's an often-asked question - yes, of course the iPad is a wonderful device, but is it actually any use? And now figures from Nielsen appear to show that many owners can't think of a thing to do with it.

Facebook apps leaking user data, says report

Many of Facebook's most popular apps are sharing user data with third parties, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Facebook study shows herding instinct

A study of Facebook apps has shown that people are more likely to buy a product if it's already very popular - but that a clear winner that doesn't reach a certain popularity threshold won't benefit from this effect.

Google tightens up Apps security

Google is hoping to assuage fears over security in the cloud with a new, two-step identity verification process for Google Apps.

US adults snub mobile apps

Did you know that only 24% percent of American adults who own smartphones run mobile apps?

Apple allows Flash developers back into the fold

In news that will see a million clenched fists relaxed, Apple is relaxing its guidelines on app submissions.

Apps to outsell iTunes downloads by year-end

Apps will outsell music downloads at the iTunes store by two to one by the end of the year, according to Finnish analyst Asymco.

Pay for your Android apps with Paypal - coming soon

Android customers who don't like being forced to use Google's proprietary checkout system to pay for their apps may soon have a new choice thanks to a budding partnership with Paypal.

Microsoft wants devs to code Phone apps in their spare time

Yesterday we reported that Microsoft was pimping out free Windows 7 phones to its employees. Today we learned that Redmond expects hard-working MS devs to code Phone apps in their spare time.

3D gaming arrives on the iPad

Want to play 3D games on your Apple iPad? Well, a Florida-based company - aptly named 3D Eye Solutions - will allow you to do just that.

Smartphones expected to dominate US handset market

The US mobile market is experiencing a seismic shift towards higher-end phones, with at least 50% of all handsets expected to be classified as smartphones by 2011.

Facebook apps to need permission before using profile data

Facebook's really keen on privacy these days, and it's now rolled out a feature requiring outside applications and websites to make it clear to users which parts of their profiles are being shared.

20,000+ Android apps are "suspicious": report

Take a closer look next time you browse through the Android Market: thousands of those apps can do things like make random calls or send texts at will, and they could infect your phone with spyware.

Social networking boosts mobile app use

Social networking sites such as Facebook have contributed to a staggering increase in the number of mobile app users.

Games are the most popular mobile apps

As if there was ever any doubt! Yes, a recent survey published by Nielsen confirms what we already suspected: games are the most downloaded apps on mobile devices.

Microsoft aims for the Cloud with Office 2010

Microsoft has introduced the latest iteration of its Office software. An online version of the popular suite is also available in the Cloud, allowing users to access and share data in Word, Excel and PowerPoint across a variety of platforms and mobile devices.

iPad apps beautiful but unusable, says report

The first generation of iPad apps has some pretty serious usability problems, according to a report from the Norman Nielsen Group.

Archos touts $200 Android tablet

Archos has announced a $200 Android-powered tablet with a 7-inch (800x480) touch screen. 



Apple iPad sales exceed one million units

Apple has managed to sell over one million "magical" and shiny iPads after just 28 days on the market.