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iPhone 5 rumour rollup for the week ending July 13

Chinese economic growth may be slowing, but its iPhone 5 rumor industry is soaring.

Telerik expands HTML5 development tools with iPad widgets

Telerik has released some iPad-specific widgets for its development toolkit for mobile Web apps. The move expands the focus of the Kendo product line from PCs and smartphones to tablets.

BoxTone exploits Active Directory to automate mobile management

BoxTone has announced the latest version of its mobility management software, tied more closely to Microsoft Active Directory roles and policies. The result is that BoxTone 7 automates hundreds of IT tasks for fast-growing mobile deployments.

IT groups eschew BYOD, issue company-owned tablets

After several years of struggling to accommodate personally-owned smartphones, many corporate IT groups are taking the opposite tack with tablets: they're issuing corporate-owned iPads and Android tablets. And partly as a result, at least some are seeing a jump in costs for mobile end user support, redesigned custom applications, and device administration.

RIM CEO Heins faces restive investors at today's annual meeting

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins faces his latest test Tuesday morning when for the first time he faces investors at the BlackBerry maker's annual meeting.

Why the iPhone matters: 8 questions for Horace Dediu

Horace Dediu writes data-driven analyses on a wide range of mobile industry topics. He is the founder and author of Asymco, a blog for "curated market intelligence," and previously worked for eight years at Nokia, as an industry analyst and business development manager.

MIT researchers chart a new approach for mobile Internet protocols

A new approach to mobile Internet protocols could improve the usability and reliability of mobile applications.

iPhone 5 rumour rollup for the week ending July 6

As American celebrated Independence Day, without aliens, the iOSphere celebrated the return of rumors promising quad-core bliss in iPhone 5.

iPhone users: Five years later, the device is more than a machine

Five years ago today, the original iPhone went on sale. Since then, to its growing legions of users, the iPhone has become less a gadget or machine, and more a personal means of relating to a wider and richer world.

iPhone 5 rumour rollup for the week ending June 29

On this day, the anniversary of the original iPhone going on sale, the iOSphere celebrates with ever more tenuous and ever more familiar rumors of iPhone 5.

Apple boosts wages, discounts for retail store employees

A New York Times story is being credited for jolting Apple into granting some generous raises for the hourly wage workers who staff the company's retail stores. But the raises were apparently already planned, and announced for early-than-expected release, by Apple's new retail store chief.

RIM's rumoured breakup is a 'silly fantasy'

Unnamed sources "close" to BlackBerry maker Research in Motion dismissed as a "silly fantasy" a story by The Sunday Times of London claiming that the company was considering splitting its hardware and network services groups in to separate businesses.

First-day buyer of original 2007 iPhone found love and connectivity

June 29, 2007, the day the original iPhone went on sale, was a big day for Web developer Honey Berk. She got the Apple smartphone and a fiancé.

iPhone 5 rumour rollup for the week ending June 22

With the advent of the northern summer, the iOSsphere is heating up, through recirculating tried and probably-not-true rumors about iPhone 5. The good thing about Apple shifting iPhone announcements to the Fall, is it gives us a new summer entertainment option.

Windows Phone 8 seen cementing developer loyalty to Microsoft

Windows Phone 8, which Microsoft partially unveiled this week, is the company’s third version of its mobile OS. And for some experienced Windows Phone developers, Microsoft got it all right.

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