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Tablet readers prefer browser over apps

A recent study shows users of tablet devices would rather read content in a good old fashioned browser rather than an app. The Online Publishers Association report shows 41 percent of tablet users prefer the browser, compared to 30 percent who prefer publication-specific apps. The browser has one thing going for it, certainly: You only need one, while...

Simplified browser coming for iPad

Mozilla has announced it's working on a simplified browser for the iPad. Though we might say Safari implemented on the iPad is (pleasantly) simple enough, Junior, the working name for the new app, will do away with tabs and the search bar. Watch a video about the new Junior browser

Mobile shoppers not always out and about

comScore released data last week showing 38 percent of all smartphone owners have used their device to make at least one online purchase. "Digital goods" was the most popular product category for September. More interestingly, 56 percent of these folks made their purchase <em>while they were home</em>. And a little more than a third made...

HTML5 phones on the rise

If the adage "As goes mobile, so goes the Web" holds any water – and it might not, since I think I just made it up – Flash-killer HTML5's future is looking rosy. Strategy Analytics predicts 1 billion HTML5-capable phones will be sold in 2013. That's compared to "just" 336 million sold in 2011. For purposes of their study, the company considers "HTML5-...