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Android has more free apps than Apple iPhone, says new report

Application store analyst company Distimo says Google's Android Market has overtaken the Apple App Store when it comes to free applications. It's calculated that Android currently has 134,342 free applications while the Apple App Store has 121,845 free applications for iPhones.

Distimo says the Android Market will become the world's largest app store (in terms of the number of applications) in around five months if all application stores maintain their current growth rate.

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Apple App Store will generate three-quarters of all application store revenue this year

The four mobile application stores run by Apple, Google, Nokia and RIM will generate $3.91 billion (£2.35 billion) worldwide between them this year, an increase of 65.7% from 2010 according to IHS Screen Digest. Apple will be responsible for 75% of this market.

In 2008, the app market was worth just $207.33 million.

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giffgaff returns to free data for a month

UK network giffgaff introduced data charges to its standard tariff at the beginning of April. It had previously offered limited data access as a free trial to its customers.

In a blog post, the network admits it's recently had problems with the service - traced to technical issues with its parent network, O2 - and is consequently removing its data charges until the issues are fixed.

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Everything Everywhere says plans are on track as it reveals Q1 2011 figures

Everything Everywhere, which runs the Orange and T-Mobile UK networks, has released outline results for the first quarter of 2011. It says mobile service revenue was up 1.6% year-on-year, although overall turnover was down 1.7%. (Both figures exclude the effects of regulation).

Orange and T-Mobile now have 27.7 million customers between them.

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Mobile phone jammer planned for Royal Wedding at Westminster Abbey, says report

Westminster Abbey will have mobile phone signal blockers installed for the Royal Wedding, according to a report on the Yahoo! Shine web site.

It says the decision has been approved by the police, with signal jammers switched on throughout the wedding.

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