Networks like Virgin will be scrambling to get customers addicted to their 3G data deals, as EE has just launched the UK's first 4G network. Our initial tests suggest you'll get speedy data, but you'll need to be made of money to afford EE's pricey tariffs. Are you happy with your operator? Tell me in the comments or on our Facebook wall. The Big Data tariff gets you 300 texts and a whole pile of data when you top up a tenner. Virgin Media has revealed a new pay as you go tariff that bags you unlimited data when you top up £10 a month.
Numbers from Kantar WorldPanel ComTech show that sales of iOS devices rose by 10 per cent here in the UK in the three months leading up to the end of September, Android smart phones still outsell Apple devices by a significant margin, but when the iPhone 5 hit shops Apple took a big bite out of moon phases light iphone case Android's share of the market: more than a quarter of all phones sold were iPhones, Android sales did increase, just not as much, 58 per cent of phones sold here in the UK are Android phones, buoyed by the continued success of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and its ilk..
A similar pattern appeared in the US, where iPhone sales grew by a whopping 14 per cent to take over a third of the smart phone market. But in Europe Android held its own, as two thirds of phones sold in France, Germany, Italy and Spain were Android devices. These figures include only a week's worth of iPhone sales, but it seems the iPhone 5's early boffo business cancels out any loss of sales from customers snubbing the previous model while they waited for the new version. Aside from the big two, RIM is still popular here in Blighty, with BlackBerry phones claiming 8.8 per cent of sales. And Windows Phone sales have doubled! But only to 4.2 per cent, so don't get too excited just yet.
Still, it's interesting that Microsoft's mobile phone platform grew at all in this time, considering it was essentially a holding period in which the lame duck Windows Phone 7 lineup stood in while we counted down to the arrival of Windows Phone 8, Does the new iPhone deserve to be doing so well at the tills, or is Android the only way to go? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page, New figures show sales of iOS devices climbing faster moon phases light iphone case than Android in the UK and US, but our European chums are less keen..
I've been a big fan of iStat Menus, a $16 utility that uses the OS X menu to show a variety of usage details such as CPU utilization, upload and download speeds, free storage space, and fan temperature. iStat for iOS shows statistics such as free storage space, battery life, and network usage for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. And if you have an agent called iStat Server installed on your personal computers, it will show you statistics for those machines as well. It shows a "crazy amount of stats and detail," developer Marc Edwards said. That includes not just the usual parameters but also some pretty nitty-gritty stuff like hard drive spin-up rates and seek errors.