Barnes & Noble to put e-books on iPad

Barnes & Noble will be releasing an app for the iPad, a device that will be competing with its own Nook e-reader. It's a way for the reail giant to gain more exposure in the market of digital books.

Report: Apple to support iPhone multitasking

Apple will reportedly offer a multitasking "solution" for third-party apps with the release of its long-awaited iPhone OS 4.0.

Opera upgrades Android mobile browser

Opera Software has launched an upgraded beta version of its mobile Mini 5 browser for Android devices.

EA Sports Active 2.0 is on the way...now on iPhone

One week after EA Sports head Peter Moore said that the company will shift more of its focus to fitness video games, the publishing giant has announced an official sequel to its top-selling EA Sports Active franchise. Curiously, it will be coming out for the iPhone and Playstation 3, but not the Xbox 360.

EFF slams Apple over draconian licensing restrictions

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has harshly criticized Apple for imposing a draconian licensing agreement on developers.

iPhone users worry about hurting its feelings

Three-quarters of iPhone users love the thing so much that they actually sleep with it, according to a Stanford University study.

Report: iPhone owners "outgame" Android users

A recent survey conducted by Mplayit has found that mobile gaming is four times as popular among iPhone owners than Android users.

Apple sues HTC over iPhone patent infringement

Apple has filed a lawsuit against HTC for allegedly infringing on 20 patents related to the iPhone's user interface, underlying architecture  and hardware.

Music app hits jailbroken iPhones after Apple rejection

When Grooveshark, an Internet radio provider that allows users to listen to MP3s for free, tried to bring its service to the iPhone, it was rejected by Apple. So the company did what any snubbed publisher would do - it made the app available for jailbroken iPhones.

TigerText app: "This text will self-destruct"

There is a new product in the Apple App Store today that will solve the problem that secret agents and bitter lovers alike share. TigerText claims it is the first app that allows users to delete text messages from the recipient's handset.

Plants vs. Zombies lands iPhone game sales record

With over 300,000 copies of the cutesy-gory zombie-killing game sold in just nine days, Plants vs. Zombies has become the fastest-selling product in the history of the iPhone App Store. For 8 days in a row following its launch, it was ranked as the top-selling game.

Android has most free apps, Blackberry apps most expensive

Mobile app analytics research firm (yes, one exists) Disitmo has released some interesting statistics about the pricing structure for all major app platforms. Among the findings is the fact that more than half of Android's apps are free.

Report: Apple designates "explicit" category for iPhone app store

Apple has reportedly launched an initiative to create an "explicit" category for third-party app developers of the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Nintendo recycles DSi with XL display

Nintendo of America has confirmed that it will be selling a XL version of its DSi handheld gaming device for $190.

Millions check Olympic medal count from their phone

According to Web analytics firm Omniture, the mobile version of NBC's Winter Olympics Web site (including iPhone and iPod App views) has reached a staggering 58.2 million page views, a growth of over two-thirds compared to the same statistic for 2008's Beijing games.

Apple allows bikini beach frolicking to resume

Apple has graciously returned a banned swimwear shopping application to the virtual shelves of its hallowed iPhone store.



iPhone OS displaces Windows Mobile in new smartphone survey

A recent survey conducted by Gartner has found that Apple's iPhone OS was the world's third most popular smartphone operating system in 2009.

Report: Apple planning to port iPhone OS to new platforms

Apple may be preparing to port its Flash-less iPhone operating system to additional devices. 

Report: Apple purged over 5,000 'overtly sexual' apps

A third-party application developer known as ChilliFresh claims that Apple has purged more than 5,000 "inappropriate" programs from its iPhone app store.

ITC to probe Apple, RIM over patent violation

The US International Trade Commission has said it will investigate Apple and RIM  for patent violation, following a complaint from Kodak.