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iPhone growth lowest since 2007 launch

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Samantha Murphy It may seem like everyone already has all the mobile devices they need, but global shipments for notebooks, tablets and smartphones reached 308.

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iOS 7 looks a little too familiar to some developers

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Seth Fiegerman Apple's iOS 7 appears to take features from photo apps, file-sharing apps, weather apps, music streaming services and password protection tools.

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iPhone appeal dims as Samsung shines

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The once-sexy iPhone is starting to look small and chubby.

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New iOS 6 will find its bearings

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Macman Apple's Maps app has come in for criticism, but the iPhone is still heading in the right direction.

Upgrades all in the family

Illustration by Jamie Brown. The iPhone is brought into a big Apple castle by a group of Apple logoes.

Macman iPhones never fall far from the tree in this connected environment.

Smartphone battle: iPhone 5 v HTC One XL

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Katie Cincotta The choice between the iPhone 5 and its HTC rival comes down to personal preferences in our one-on-one match-up.

Apple delays Australian maps navigation

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In another blow to the credibility of Apple Maps, the company has delayed the turn-by-turn navigation feature in Australia, making us the last country to receive the upgrade.

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Siri thinks Hurricane Sandy is a hockey team

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Will Oremus In another embarrassing blunder for Apple, asking its voice assistant Siri "how much damage did Hurricane Sandy do" returns information about the US National Hockey League.

An iPhone for $300: Apple working on cheaper smartphone, reports claim

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James Manning Apple is working on a more affordable version of the iPhone that would sell for as little as $300 and could be released as early as the middle of this year, according to reports.

Social

Facebook talking to Apple about Home for iPhone

Facebook

Jon Erlichman and Brian Womack Facebook is talking to Apple about crafting a version of its new mobile software for the iPhone.

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iPhone 5S rumour round-up

iPhone 5

Salvador Rodriguez There are plenty of rumours on the web about the next iPhone, but you should trust only a few of them.

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Does an Apple recruiting video reveal a bigger iPhone?

A new Apple recruiting video that surfaced this week includes what could be a tantalising clue about a bigger iPhone. Or maybe a new tablet.

An Apple recruiting video was discovered this week that gives viewers an extensive look inside the company's headquarters, and may also contain another clue that Apple is working on a larger iPhone.

Bye bye fines: app helps drivers beat parking cops

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Asher Moses Councils say there is nothing they can do about a new mobile app that drivers in Australian capital cities are using to skirt parking meter fees and fines.

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Aussie hacks Siri to automate home

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Ben Grubb An Australian man has become one of the first to hack the iPhone 4S voice recognition app Siri but his motives were not sinister – he wants to use the smartphone as a home automation tool.

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Macman: Planet of the apps

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Garry Barker Phone makers team up to tackle Apple, writes Garry Barker.

Haiti survivor 'saved by first-aid iPhone app'

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Asher Moses An American filmmaker who was injured and trapped under rubble in the devastating Haiti earthquake credits a first-aid iPhone application with helping him get out alive after 65 hours.

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Android set to topple iPhone

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Louisa Hearn iPhone may rule the smartphone sector for now, but market researchers predict that the dominance of Apple's popular handset could be toppled by Google's Android mobile platform within three years.

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DateCheck app turns iPhone into "sleaze detector"

Luscious lips

People in the dating scene will be able to use iPhones as "sleaze detectors" to quickly check whether aspiring mates are creeps or gems.

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Free iPhone application tracks disease outbreaks

Swine flu

Apple iPhone owners wondering if there is a case of swine flu nearby can now find out instantly with a new program that tracks outbreaks of infectious diseases.

What's in store for apps

Scott Forstall, senior vice president of iPhone software, speaks about a compass application for the iPhone.

David Flynn There is, as the advertisements say, an app for just about everything and they're all on the App Store Apple's one-stop shop for browsing and downloading software for the iPhone.