ClaraBow writes: Yet another real-world usage statistic has surfaced showing that users with iOS devices are far more engaged with them than those of any other platform. Among Black Friday buyers who used mobile devices to shop online, 82 percent were on the iOS platform doing so, with the remaining 18 percent using Android. Using mobile devices to shop on Black Friday was up 9.8 percent overall from last year, with mobile devices accounting for 38 percent of all Black Friday shopping traffic and 21 percent of online sales.
ClaraBow writes: I find it interesting that Dell has started selling a thin and light touchscreen laptop called the XPS 13 Developer Edition, which will have Ubuntu Linux OS and Intel’s fourth-generation Core processors, code-named Haswell.
The laptop, code-named Sputnik, has a 13.3-inch touchscreen and will run on Ubuntu 12.04 OS. It is priced starting at $1,250 and is available in the U.S.
ClaraBow writes: This Halloween is Linux and Mac users' lucky day, because just for today, CodeWeavers is giving out its CrossOver product for free. Normally, CrossOver is priced at $59.95 with 12 months of email support and upgrades and one free phone support incident.
ClaraBow writes: According to Market Watch.com, the Iphone has surpassed Blackberry phones in the interprise. It seems, the iPhone now has 45 percent of the business smartphone market, while the BlackBerry holds just 32 percent.
ClaraBow writes: Opera Mini makes it to Apple's App Store. Macworld reports that Apple approved an iPhone version of Opera's Mini Browser. Opera announcement that it had submitted the browser to Apple for approval on March 23 was, unsurprisingly, met with a fair amount of skepticism; in a bit of App Store mockery, the company even set up a web page to keep track of the amount of time during which the app had been in the approval process. The final tally: a little less than three weeks. Many industry observes doubted that the browser would be approved by Apple as it has rejected similar Apps on the grounds that it duplicated iphone functionality. Most Slashdot readers, myself included, strongly believe that it never would be approved, but we were wrong! Maybe this will open up the possibility that Firefox mobile will make to the iphone — one can only dream!
ClaraBow writes: Google could be sued by the family of author Philip K Dick, the man behind the book Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep, which Blade Runner was based. At the moment the family wants to have talks with Google about a possible settle , I venture to guess. It will be interesting to see how this pans out! It does seem as if the Nexus One alludes to the more advanced Nexus 6 Android in the book as if it is a direct decedent of the later models. It will be Interesting to see if Google eludes a lawsuit.