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From Timeline to Twitter... all in this week's podcast

In The Fonecast today we’re covering everything from HP’s new leadership to Facebook’s new Timeline.

You’ll find Twitter, Three UK, premium-rate apps and primary school iPhone users... along with the rest of the week’s mobile industry news.

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Podcast - 28th September 2011

HP, Facebook and Twitter are all up for discussion in The Fonecast this week, along with customer service complaints, mobile security failings and children with iPhones.
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Three UK extends 'all you can eat' data to all smartphone contract customers

Three UK is extending its ‘all you can eat’ data deal to all smartphone customers with a ‘pay monthly’ contract.

The option, which was launched last December on a single tariff, will cost an extra £3 per month and will be available from 7th October 2011.

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The Amazon Android tablet and the Apple iPhone 5

Mark Bridge writes:

I’m not a big fan of reporting on rumours - I’d rather wait until the real thing happens - but I thought these two stories were too big and too well-defined to ignore completely.

Firstly, it looks as though Amazon will be announcing an Android-powered tablet tomorrow. Called the Kindle Fire, it probably won’t be a direct replacement for the Kindle e-book reader but an alternative. Most commentators suggest we should expect a 7-inch colour screen, a focus on cloud-based services and a pretty heavily customised version of Android.

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Are smartphones endangering security?

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of IP security specialists Wick Hill Group, writes:

Smartphones are spreading throughout the business world. Their use is growing across organisations and at all levels.

According to Gartner, sales of mobile devices in the second quarter of 2011 grew 16.5% year-on-year. Smartphone sales grew 74% year-on-year and accounted for 25% of overall sales in the second quarter of 2011, up from 17% in the second quarter of 2010.

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