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Tablet sales forecast to be even higher than previously expected

Research company IDC has increased its forecast for the worldwide media tablet market following record sales figures and high expectations for the rest of this year. The company has increased its predicted 2012 total from 107.4 million units to 117.1 million units shipped.

Next year’s forecast has also been revised upward from 142.8 million units to 165.9 million units, while worldwide tablet shipments in 2016 are expected to reach 261.4 million units.

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Google acquires Nik Software, the company behind photo-editing app Snapseed

Google has acquired Nik Software, a US-based company that develops desktop and mobile photography software.

Nik Software produces the award-winning Snapseed iOS app, which offers a combination of photo editing and filters for iPhone and iPad users.

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New Good Technology services help companies move to a 'BYOD' scheme

Good Technology, which offers secure technical solutions that enable employees to use their personal smartphones at work, has started providing professional services to help businesses move to a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ scheme.

The two new programmes are simply called BYOD Policy Construction and Transition Services. They’re aimed at organisations that want to take advantage of a BYOD programme but are unsure of the business, legal, financial and HR implications.

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The new iPhone, the billionth Android device and the cancelled smartphone

Podcast - 19th September 2012

Although last week's Apple iPhone 5 announcement dominated the headlines, there's still plenty more to talk about.

We have a prediction about the billionth Android handset, we look at Acer's cancelled smartphone launch and we discuss the growth of mobile messaging.

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OnAir and Inmarsat plan 50Mbps mobile broadband on aircraft in a couple of years

OnAir and Inmarsat plan 50Mbps mobile broadband on aircraft in a couple of years

In-flight GSM and WiFi connection specialist OnAir has signed an agreement with mobile satellite communications business Inmarsat to provide high-speed broadband connectivity for the aeronautical market.

It’ll make OnAir the first Aviation Distribution Partner for Inmarsat’s ultra-fast Ka-band Global Xpress network.

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