Here are some of the headline that grabbed the attention this week.
- Apple becomes the largest US company passing Exxon Mobile.
- Apple start email alerts when an app is downloaded to a new device. (To help prevent fraud).
- Apple release OS X Lion recovery tool.
- Apple emptied stores during the London Riots.
- Rumour: Is Apple trying to push up the prices of ‘A-List’ applications?
- Rumour: Apple working on Fingerprint resistant iDevices.
- Gizmondo will not face changes over stolen iPhone 4 prototype.
- Interactive Hitchhiker’s Guild to Galaxy coming to iOS.
- Pocket Gods hits 40 (version 40 that is).
- Zombie Smash gets cheaper and Multiplayer.
- Galaxy on Fire 2 – coming to the Mac.
- Amiga classic – Defender of the Crown comes to iOS. (Emulated)
In other tech news:
- PM David Cameron asks for social networking to be shut down during riots (like Egypt then?)
- Tablet makers may have been luck focusing on Europe rather than US (Apple has that market tied up.)
- HP cut the price of the Touchpad (£333 16GB, £399 32GB) for the long term.
- HP Touchpad Go – 7 inch model enters FCC testing.
- Amazon release Kindle Cloud Reader (US only at this time)
- Galaxy Tab – banned in Europe
- Marco Arment (Creator of Instapaper) compared tablets sales on non-iPad devices to obscure game consoles of the past. The Blackberry playbook has sold less than the Philips CD-i.
- Ninendo investors want to see Mario on iDevices.
- Nokia confirms no N9 in the UK.
- Is Android still Open? Google claim Yes and No.