Apple's "antennagate" press conference, Microsoft lets developers see Windows Phone 7, Motorola sells much of its network infrastructure business, Vodafone goes open source with sat-nav software, the Spanish go mad for SMS when they win the World Cup... and much more!
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Last year, around 2.6 billion applications were downloaded from 'app stores' to consumer mobile phones. In 2015, that figure is expected to be 25 billion.
It's the latest calculation from Juniper Research, which also notes that 'freemium' – free to download but with chargeable options later - is becoming the most popular business model for apps.
Premium-rate telephone regulator PhonepayPlus has just published its 2009/2010 annual report, highlighting a 52% decrease in consumer complaints.
The regulator also imposed a record £5.3 million of fines in 2009/10; double the amount levied in the previous year.
The regular use of a mobile phone for several years could significantly increase the risk of developing tinnitus, according to a study that's been published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. 100 patients with tinnitus were studied by researchers in Austria, along with 100 non-sufferers.