Facebook services to remain free

Observers and business people have long wondered if Facebook and Twitter can actually make money. Whilst the jury is still well and truly out on Twitter as no one can understand the actual business model, Facebook it seems could convert its 400 million plus users into actual profit – and to do that would the social networking giant would start charging businesses for services it currently provides for free.

Powering devices on the move

The thing about many businesspeople these days is that they travel. So they need a mobile device, much like the ones we’ve reviewed on these pages recently – smartphones, laptops, mobile printers. And if they need all of this then they’ll all need to be charged. Here Guy Clapperton investigates the options.

Apple iPad prices & release dates revealed

There are a number of reputable website reports that the entry-level iPad, the new touch-screen, tablet-style computer from Apple, which has Wi-Fi and 16GB of flash memory, will cost £389. The 32GB version will cost £439, while the 64GB version will cost £489. These rumoured UK prices are significantly more expensive than Apple’s US iPad prices – there, the entry-level model costs $499 (£326), the 32GB version costs $599 (£392) and the 64GB model is $699 (£457).