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Marc Settle Marc Settle specialises in smartphone reporting for the BBC College of Journalism. Twitter: @MarcSettle Blog posts in total 16

  1. Android closes gap - so why is iPhone still dominant in news?

    Friday 11 April 2014, 16:18

    While Android is winning the battle of the operating systems and Android phones have closed the gap on the iPhone, the apps and gizmos available to an iPhone user mean iOS still dominates newsrooms.

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  2. Glitchy, intimidating, complex: Apple's changes to audio in iOS 7 - continued

    Friday 13 September 2013, 13:55

    The native audio app which has long been very simple to use has changed dramatically and not in a good way. It is less intuitive, glitchy and intimidating, while it remains limited in scope.

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  3. Glitchy, intimidating, complex: Apple's changes to audio in iOS 7

    Friday 13 September 2013, 13:51

    The native audio app which has long been very simple to use has changed dramatically and not in a good way. It is less intuitive, glitchy and intimidating, while it remains limited in scope.

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  4. iOS 7 for journalists: video and photos

    Thursday 12 September 2013, 14:06

    A lot of third-party apps do many more things better than the pre-installed iOS camera app. But even so many journalists and others are content using the default apps provided on the device.

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  5. How tempting is Apple’s new operating system? A guide for journalists

    Wednesday 11 September 2013, 11:05

    The iPhone is no longer the all-conquering beast. Its market share is now dwarfed by Android in terms of users of operating systems, and by Samsung in terms of handsets.

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  6. What else is putting the iPhone 5 on the map

    Thursday 13 December 2012, 16:49

    Users of the latest iPhone are back on Street View following the release by Google of its Maps app for the iPhone 5.

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  7. Inside the new iPhone: gains and losses for journalists

    Friday 14 September 2012, 11:19

    Under the hood, as I gather Apple staff are fond of saying, is the new operating system iOS 6.

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  8. What does the iPhone 5 offer journalists?

    Thursday 13 September 2012, 15:19

    The launch of the iPhone 5 yesterday has implications for journalists.

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  9. The future of iPhone journalism: from Edinburgh to the WSJ’s new WorldStream

    Tuesday 28 August 2012, 18:04

    The sheer range of smartphones is of itself a large part of the problem, making consistency of training problematic when devices have such differing specifications, hardware etc.

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  10. You too could be a smartphone reporter

    Tuesday 8 May 2012, 12:53

    Have a look at your mobile phone. What do you use it for?

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  11. iPhone OS upgrade offers smart innovations

    Monday 17 October 2011, 15:32

    Like it or not, the impact of the iPhone is disproportionate to the number of people who actually have one. It's thought that barely 5% of phone owners globally have an iPhone in one of its various guises, yet for journalists it's becoming the device of choice.

    BBC Newsgathering recently revealed it...

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  12. The next level? 140-character paragraphs

    Friday 9 September 2011, 16:31

    The micro-blogging site Twitter announced on Thursday that it had 50 million users who log on at least once a day. Many journalists now routinely use the service, which limits messages to 140 characters in length, to keep across breaking news and in touch with contacts. But one BBC Online journalist...

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  13. HuffPo reviewed: Whose links are they anyway?

    Wednesday 6 July 2011, 16:08

    The latest hacking allegations about the News of the World have led some to call this a tipping point for UK newspapers - downwards.

    But another event today may also contribute to that drift: the launch of a British edition of the hugely successful US news website and aggregating blog the Huffington...

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  14. Mobile: a big step for apps, a small setback for Apple?

    Tuesday 7 June 2011, 17:47

    The salmon pink paper on which the Financial Times is printed is not now its only distinctive trait in the media landscape.

    The FT has unveiled a new app for mobile devices. So far, so uncontroversial. Where it gets interesting is the fact that the app is not available from Apple's App Store. Nor is...

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  15. Why small devices are big news for journalists

    Friday 11 February 2011, 10:32

    Barcelona sign.

    The great and the good in the world of mobile devices are heading to Barcelona for their annual shindig, the Mobile World Congress (MWC). Many are likely to be in good cheer following the news this week that sales of mobiles in 2010 increased by 32% on the figure for 2009.

    Analysis firm Gartner put...

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  16. Where is your mobile phone?

    Wednesday 1 September 2010, 11:20

    It's almost certain to be within a metre of you right now, and it's more likely than not that you left it on while you slept last night. 
    Those are just two nuggets of information I've come across while working at the College of Journalism on a project designed to raise journalists' awareness of the...

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