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Google Executive Chairman provides a public guide for 'his friends' on switching from iPhone to Android

Eric Schmidt, former Apple board member and current Google executive chairman, has taken a few moments to write up a Google+ guide for "his friends" on switching from iPhone to Android. It's actually not bad, especially if you run the steps in reverse order. (Google, of course, would still have all your data, either way...)

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Why market share doesn't (yet) matter in mobile

For years now I've been arguing that market share doesn't matter in mobile. Only I was wrong. Not about market share not mattering, but about why it doesn't matter, at least not yet. Charles Arthur, however, does a fantastic job explaining why. The Guardian:

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How to set up your iPad

If the iPad Air or the Retina iPad mini is the first iPad you've ever owned, the first thing you'll want to do is get it set up so you can start downloading apps and games, taking photos, and all the other amazing things you can do with it. Whether your new iPad is your first experience with iOS or not, we can get you up and running in no time. Follow along and we'll walk you through the setup process from start to finish!

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How to transfer data from your old Android tablet to your new iPad Air or Retina iPad mini

If you're coming from an Android tablet to a new iPad Air or Retina iPad mini, the transfer process isn't as easy as it is for current iOS users but it definitely isn't impossible either. Whether you just want to transfer contacts or you need to get calendars, movies, music, and more onto your new iPad, we can help you do it as painlessly as possible. Here's how:

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Samsung fails to stop import ban on older devices

Samsung has failed to win a presidential veto of an International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling against some older Android devices, according to Android Central. The ban shouldn't have too much material effect on Samsung, however - it only covers older devices.

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Mobile Nations 22: State of the mobile

Kevin of CrackBerry, Phil of Android Central, Daniel of Windows Phone Central, Derek of Mobile Nations, and Rene of iMore talk about the state of mobile. How many platforms is Android, what's happening with BlackBerry, can Microsoft deliver, and what's next for Apple?

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Vector 14: Chris Umiastowski on sell-side analysis

Chris Umiastowski, former sell-side analyst, talks to Rene about the state of the mobile market, including what led BlackBerry to the brink of sale.

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'iMessage Chat' app shows up for Android, isn't pretty, don't trust it

"iMessage Chat" has shown up in the Google Play Store, and it seems to be an actual, working, not-very-pretty iMessage app for Android. Unfortunately, since Apple didn't make it, and there's currently no way to look inside the APK file and see what's happening, it shouldn't be trusted.

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How to transfer data from your old Android phone to a new iPhone

So, you've been living in the Android world for a while and now you're looking to give a new iPhone a go. And why not? The iPhone is now as big and as functional as any Android device while still maintaining the ease of use and high quality apps that made it famous. Changing platforms can not only be a headache but a shock to the system for some. That's where we come in. From start to finish, we can help you get your stuff off your old Android phone and on to your iPhone as painlessly as possible.

Note: Just get a new iPad? The same steps work for tablets!

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Vector 11: Benedict Evans on the value of cheap phones

Strategy analyst Benedict Evans joins Rene to talk about Apple's iPhone 5c pricing, how it compares to low-cost Android and Windows Phone devices, and the relative value of platforms.

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