The millions of dollars being spent by Microsoft marketing its Windows Phone platform will have barely any effect on sales in the US, with the total number of handsets running its software expected to rise to 5m of the 123m smartphones sold there this year, according to new estimates from the research company Strategy Analytics.
Research In Motion (RIM) has had more bad news: Qantas, the Australian airline, is to replace 1,300 BlackBerry handsets used by its employees with iPhones, and says it will save "millions" by doing so.
Not so long ago I was skiiing down a slope in France, wearing a pair of ski goggles which, when I looked down and to my right, showed me my precise location, how fast I was going, where the ski run went (useful in a whiteout).
Microsoft has apologised to the European Commission and may face a fine after failing to abide by a ruling to give users of its Windows software choice over their web browser.
A federal jury in San Francisco has found Research In Motion liable for $147m (£95m) in damages for infringing on patents held by a US software company.
Apple is investigating a method developed by a Russian hacker that allow people to make fake in-app purchases in some apps downloaded from the iTunes App Store, a move that could undermine a significant number of apps' monetisation system.
O2 has been forced to apologise to almost 8 million customers after an "embarassing" network failure led to a 24-hour blackout across the UK and Ireland.
I'm a software developer and photographer looking for a new laptop, as my existing machine – a three-year-old Dell Studio XPS16 – is now creaking along with its maximum of 4GB RAM. My criteria are: 15.6in high-res screen (1080p or thereabouts), 750GB hard drive, Intel Core i7 and at least 8GB RAM but upgradable to 16GB, all on a budget of £1,000 or less.
I'm what you might call an early adopter. Shiny new technology to play with makes me happy. So I've been running the Windows 8 Release Preview (that's a fancy term for public beta) on two of my PCs for a while now. I even put it on a very elderly Compaq laptop before I risked it on computers I actually use, and it worked fine.
San Francisco is planning to ban its city officials from buying Apple computers after the technology company, headquartered nearby in Cupertino, dropped out of a green certification scheme.