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Top ten stories of the week

Top ten stories of the week
Daniel Gumble


General / April 26th 2013 at 2:00PM

Check out the hottest stories from the past seven days.

Feast your eyes upon the Friday afternoon stalwart that is the Mobile Entertainment top ten stories of the week rundown.

Claiming the number one spot this week is news that Apple’s UK tablet market share is down by ten per cent, while our list of the most fault-prone mobiles on the market is holding strong amongst this week’s big hitters.

Elsewhere, the introduction of augmented reality to The Independent’s editorial content has managed to penetrate this week’s top ten, along with reports that 32 Google Play apps have been infected with BadNews malware.

See below for the full rundown.

1. Apple's UK tablet market share drops ten per cent

While the iPad may still be able to lay claim to dominion over the UK tablet market, the growing popularity of Android tablets has led to a ten per cent dip in market share for Apple, according to YouGov’s Quarterly Tablet Tracker for Q1.

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2. £6m Weetabix campaign invites Brits to pay with smartphone snaps

Weetabix – you know, that wheat biscuit-based cereal company – has introduced 'the world's first' Pay-By-Picture shopping scheme as part of a new £6 million second-screen marketing campaign.

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3. Top ten most fault-prone smartphones

Ever wondered if others are experiencing the same problems with their smartphone as you are? If so, you may want to take a look at the following list from, which ranks the top ten most problematic handsets in order of unreliability.

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4. VIDEO: Watch 10,000 iPhone 5s fall like dominoes

Animation studio Aatma has released the 10,000 iPhone 5 Domino video, which is an imagining of how Apple could show off NFC if the technology is integrated into future devices, such as the iPhone 5S.

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5. First ever social media soap opera to hit mobile screens this month

The first ever social media soap opera is set to launch later this month in the form of Seven Sisters, which will see the trials and tribulations of a group of fictitious North Londoners unfold across Twitter, Facebook and other social networks.

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6. 32 Google Play apps infected with BadNews malware

BadNews, a new malware family identified by mobile security firm Lookout, has been found in 32 apps from four different developers in the Google Play Store.

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7. The Independent introduces augmented reality to editorial content

The Independent has plunged itself into the augmented reality pool by teaming with AR solutions provider Blippar to launch Independent+, which integrates the digital technology into daily editorial features.

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8. VIDEO: Fundawear lets you fondle your partner through your iPhone

It seems fair to say that pretty much every generation can be defined by a groundbreaking scientific or technological advancement of some sort. The invention of the light bulb; the wheel; aviation; television; the internet; smartphones; the list is endless.

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9. INFOGRAPHIC: iPhone users are desperate to be loved previously suggested that Android users are filthy slags, while results from a new survey conducted with 5,000 American singletons finds that, in terms of device, singles with iPhones had the most first dates last year.

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10. App Of The Day: Who's The Pest?

Games studio Somethin' Else has developed Who's the Pest? in association with cultural organisation Pestival, and a series of environmental events hosted by Wellcome Collection.

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