Google’s Android Becomes The Most Popular Smartphone Platform

According to recent research by comScore, Google’s Android OS is now the most popular smartphone platform in the US, this is up from last year where it was sitting in second place behind RIM.

According to the research, Android now makes up around 31.2 percent of all smartphone users in the US, this is based on data from January 2011, and RIM is in second place with 30.4 percent.

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Phillips MultiRoom Entertainment Systems

Phillips have today announced three new components to their multiroom music entertainment system range. The three components include a multiroon Wi-Fi Hi-Fi, AirPlay-compatible wireless speakers and a component HiFi system.

Using Airplay, the Philips Fidelio SoundSphere docking speakers (pictured below) give you both an amazing sound and hassle-free access to all your music from iTunes.

The curved design of the separate speakers with their unique free-floating tweeters on top of both speakers mean Philips Fidelio SoundSphere delivers sound in all directions for a deeper and wider audio impression with minimized interferences.

 

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Flash Player 10.3 Beta Released With Enhanced Privacy Protection

Adobe has rolled out their latest Flash 10.3 beta release ready for testing and downloading and is now available for Mac, Linux & Windows. The new release brings with it new developer features and enhanced user privacy protection.

The main features that have been introduced into Flash Player 10.3 are : Media Measurement, Acoustic Echo Cancellation, Integration with browser privacy control for local storage, Native Control Panel, Auto-Update Notification for Mac OS.

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Lenovo Launches New ThinkPad X220 Notebook

Lenovo has updated its ThinkPad X220 Notebook, there is also a tablet version of the X220, and both models now come with Intel’s latest Core i3, i5 and Core i7 processors.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 features a 12.5 inch LCD display, that comes with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, and it features a battery life of up to an impressive 24 hours when used with an extended battery.

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Facebook Movie Rentals Begin With The Dark Knight

Facebook and Warner Bros. have partnered to provide a new digital movie rental service on Facebook, with the service starting with the Batman blockbuster : The Dark Knight.

To rent The Dark Knight movie via Facebook will cost you $3 or 30 Facebook Credits for 48 hours, from the official Facebook page. You will then be given 48 hours to watch the movie which can be viewed full screen and even paused and restarted at a later time within the 48 hrs if needed.

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Spotify Reaches 1 Million Paying Subscribers

Spotify has announced this week they have reached another milestone in the development of the company and now have signed up 1 million paying subscribers on their music service across Europe.

Spotify is currently in the process of raising funding to help it break into the US market which has been a long a hard fight over the past few years. However with the signing of a number of US music companies Spotify now looks ready to make the jump in to the US market and make a splash.

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Did Microsoft Pay Nokia $1 Billion To Use Windows Phone 7?

When Microsoft and Nokia announced their partnership to produce Windows Phone 7 smartphones, we heard rumors that Microsoft were paying Nokia a large amount of money to put Windows Phone 7 on their smartphones.

It was reported at the time that the reason Nokia chose Microsoft over Google’s Android OS, was because of the amount of cash Nokia would receive from Microsoft.

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64GB iPhone 4 Prototype Turns Up In Hong Kong

Apple currently makes two models of the iPhone 4, a 16GB version and a 32GB version, but it seems that they may have been planning to release another version as a prototype iPhone 4 has appeared with 64GB of storage.

As you can see from the photos below, this looks like a prototype as the second picture shows the letters ‘XX’ on the back where it should say the storage size in GB.

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Google Maps Navigation Gets Updated, Helps You Avoid Traffic

Google has updated its Google Maps Navigation, and the latest version is designed to do more than just get you from point A to B, as it is designed to help you avoid traffic on your journey.

The latest version of Google Maps Navigation, now uses real time traffic data to make sure you take the quickest route on your journey, and it works in the navigation app within Google Maps.

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Microsoft Looking For Next Generation Xbox Staff

It makes sense that news of the impending Microsoft next generation console effort would be broken via social media of all places, but I’d have hoped for a more dramatic outing process. Instead we get three job ads Microsoft has placed on LinkedIn for a swashbuckling Graphics Hardware Architect, a bounty hunting Senior Architect and Performance Engineer for the Xbox Console Architecture Group and a crocodile wrestling Senior Hardware Design Verification Engineer. I honestly tried, but they still sound as exciting as a box of Scrabble.

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