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Big announcements from Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and LG

Podcast - 4th June 2014

Iain, James and Mark begin this week's podcast with Apple's recent iOS 8 revelation and its plan to acquire Beats Electronics.

They then move on to discuss Samsung's Tizen-powered smartphone, a new flagship device from LG and the latest Microsoft Surface tablet - as well as a network takeover in Ireland, BlackBerry’s M2M moves and UK price changes for Vodafone.

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Apple unveils iOS 8 ahead of autumn release for iPhone customers

Apple has announced iOS 8, the new version of its operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

Features include a ‘predictive text’ keyboard, enhanced photo editing and storage, video and photo sharing within the messages app, an iCloud Drive for file storage and a health app that provides an overview of personal data.

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Samsung moves closer to Apple as tablet sales pass 41 million for Q1 2014

New estimates from ABI Research show that 41.3 million branded tablets were shipped worldwide in the first calendar quarter of 2014.

Apple and Samsung accounted for 71% of the total, putting them well ahead of their competitors.

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Feature phone upgraders appear to be choosing Android

The latest mobile industry analysis from ​ABI Research show that that Android is still dominating quarterly shipment figures.

Its report for Q1 2014 shows Android (including the Android Open Source Project) accounting for 80% of all smartphone shipments.

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Heartbleed bug affects some Android and BlackBerry products

Google and BlackBerry have both confirmed that aspects of their mobile software are affected by the Heartbleed bug.

Heartbleed, which became public last week, exploits a flaw in the OpenSSL software. OpenSSL is one of the options for protecting online information and preventing criminals from ‘listening in’ to internet traffic.

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