Fancy 20 per cent off at a nearby restaurant? Optus’ new Go Places app includes discount vouchers for “thousands” of restaurants — but the vouchers themselves aren’t free.
iOS/Android/Symbian: Fring, one of our favourite mobile apps for VoIP calls, just released a new iPad app that supports four-way video calling between the iPad and non-iOS users. They also updated their iPhone, Android and Symbian versions to match.
We’d be lying if we said Symbian phones got a whole lot of attention here at Lifehacker, but they do still represent a large chunk of the market. The new Nokia N8, which is being pushed as a serious photography device as well as an apps platform, will go on sale across all the main carriers on November 1 for an outright buy price of $749.
iPhone owners are frequently convinced they see other iDevices everywhere they look. Android owners believe they’re poised to take over the universe. But current sales and future projections on smart phone ownership from Gartner show that the mobile world is more complex and more diverse than we give it credit for.
Windows Mobile/Symbian: Opera has released version 10 beta of their popular mobile browser. If you put a lot of miles on your mobile browser, Opera Mobile 10 has quite a few new features and tweaks worth the update.
Android/Symbian: FlyScreen saves you the trouble of unlocking, clicking and waiting for an app to open to get calendar items, weather updates, SMS messages or just about anything else by putting swipe-accessible widgets on your “lock” screen.