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Ten Cricket to live telecast India vs Sri Lanka 4th and 5th ODI's

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Change in technique improved my batting form: Ryan ten Doeschate – Cricket News Update. After playing an instrumental role in Essex's recent 25-run Clydesdale Bank 40 win over Worcestershire at the County Ground at New Road in Worcester on July 29,

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WI vs NZ. West Indies won by 9 wkts. By Nishad Pai Vaidya. July 31, 2012, 10:27 am Fast forward to the 2011 World Cup final, Gambhir's effort of 97 is one of the best knocks in Indian one-day cricket history. To say there was intense pressure would

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Senior Cricket League: Woodhouse Grange storm to division three summit with ten wicket win. 10:39am Monday 30th July 2012 in Sport. Woodhouse Grange II took over the leadership of division three after trouncing bottom-placed Scarborough II by ten

India's Power Grid Collapses

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Much of India's electricity supply network collapsed Tuesday in the country's second major outage in two days, affecting more than 680 million people-double the population of the U.S.-and causing business losses estimated to run into the hundreds of

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AHMEDABAD: A power surplus state with near 24 hour electricity supply not just in cities like Ahmedabad and Vadodara but in all the 18000 villages. Now, the Gujarat government plans to further sharply increase power generation from 13500 MW now to

Grid failure hit India for a second day on Tuesday, cutting power to hundreds of millions of people.

NEW DELHI – On, Monday, 30 July 2012, India suffered a major power grid failure which affected 1.3 billion people or more than the combined populations of the United States, Canada, and Mexico according to 2011 census

South Africa must ‘get off the wave’

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Jacques Rudolph works on his catching, Headingley, July 31, 2012

The only thing standing between South Africa and victory in the second Test at Headingley, which would seal the series and take them to No. 1, is their state of mind, according to middle-order batsman Jacques Rudolph.

After their innings-and-12-run win at The Oval and a batting performance Allan Donald said “can’t get any better,” there would appear very few areas of improvement for the squad. But, having seen first-hand how the only place to go from the top is down, with England losing five out of nine Tests since becoming the world’s best, Rudolph said South Africa have to be careful with how they respond to a big win.

“Our challenge will be to get off the wave of the first Test match, from a mental point of view,” Rudolph said. “Obviously it was a convincing win for us but we are not too results orientated. We expect a strong fight back and we are prepared for what we are going to face.”

South Africa have a good record at Headingley, having only lost one of the four Tests they have played here since readmission. In 1994, Peter Kirsten’s century forced a draw, in 2003, Jacques Kallis’ six wickets won the match and in 2008, AB de Villiers and Ashwell Prince put on 212 runs for the fifth-wicket to give South Africa what proved a series-winning lead.

Rudolph believes it is the ideal place for them to hold on to their series lead. “From a team point of view, we can take quite a lot of confidence from how we played here in the past,” he said.

With that much experience at the ground, including Rudolph’s knowledge from five years of playing at Yorkshire, he believes the team will be properly prepared. While Rudolph said the information he is sharing with his team-mates is “not new,” he hopes it can provide some important insight.

“There is a strong perception that Headingley is more a bowler’s kind of wicket but in my experience here, especially when the sun is out, it’s a really nice place to bat,” he said. The average runs per wicket has increased from 27.91 in the 1980s to 34.18 in the 2000s, an indication that the green mamba is not as venomous as before, something Rudolph could confirm. “Once you get yourself in and get used to the swing and a little bit of seam movement you can get yourself in.”

South Africa have squashed any speculation that will consider an all-pace attack with every member of the squad saying the XI is likely to be unchanged but Rudolph hinted that Imran Tahir, the legspinner, may have to change his approach.

“It won’t be as dry as The Oval and it won’t be as bouncy or turn as much. From a spinner’s point of view, you’ve got to adapt your game plan and maybe be a little bit more containing as opposed to attacking.”

JP Duminy’s offspin may have a role to play, in addition to his batting at No.7, although he has not had much time in the middle doing. Duminy has scored a total of 94 runs in four innings on the tour and has bowled 27 overs across the four matches he has played.

Rudolph said too much should not be read into warm-ups because the rest of the preparation has gone well. “We are quite used to playing back to back matches and getting into a rhythm but here we have had a lot of time off and you have to find ways to keep yourself fresh.

“Personally, I find that in the warm up games the intensity is not really there because it is not as competitive as a Test match. But Gary Kirsten is quite strong on the fact that you’ve got to be aware of your own space and preparation. ”

South Africa must ‘get off the wave’

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Jacques Rudolph works on his catching, Headingley, July 31, 2012

The only thing standing between South Africa and victory in the second Test at Headingley, which would seal the series and take them to No. 1, is their state of mind, according to middle-order batsman Jacques Rudolph.

After their innings-and-12-run win at The Oval and a batting performance Allan Donald said “can’t get any better,” there would appear very few areas of improvement for the squad. But, having seen first-hand how the only place to go from the top is down, with England losing five out of nine Tests since becoming the world’s best, Rudolph said South Africa have to be careful with how they respond to a big win.

“Our challenge will be to get off the wave of the first Test match, from a mental point of view,” Rudolph said. “Obviously it was a convincing win for us but we are not too results orientated. We expect a strong fight back and we are prepared for what we are going to face.”

South Africa have a good record at Headingley, having only lost one of the four Tests they have played here since readmission. In 1994, Peter Kirsten’s century forced a draw, in 2003, Jacques Kallis’ six wickets won the match and in 2008, AB de Villiers and Ashwell Prince put on 212 runs for the fifth-wicket to give South Africa what proved a series-winning lead.

Rudolph believes it is the ideal place for them to hold on to their series lead. “From a team point of view, we can take quite a lot of confidence from how we played here in the past,” he said.

With that much experience at the ground, including Rudolph’s knowledge from five years of playing at Yorkshire, he believes the team will be properly prepared. While Rudolph said the information he is sharing with his team-mates is “not new,” he hopes it can provide some important insight.

“There is a strong perception that Headingley is more a bowler’s kind of wicket but in my experience here, especially when the sun is out, it’s a really nice place to bat,” he said. The average runs per wicket has increased from 27.91 in the 1980s to 34.18 in the 2000s, an indication that the green mamba is not as venomous as before, something Rudolph could confirm. “Once you get yourself in and get used to the swing and a little bit of seam movement you can get yourself in.”

South Africa have squashed any speculation that will consider an all-pace attack with every member of the squad saying the XI is likely to be unchanged but Rudolph hinted that Imran Tahir, the legspinner, may have to change his approach.

“It won’t be as dry as The Oval and it won’t be as bouncy or turn as much. From a spinner’s point of view, you’ve got to adapt your game plan and maybe be a little bit more containing as opposed to attacking.”

JP Duminy’s offspin may have a role to play, in addition to his batting at No.7, although he has not had much time in the middle doing. Duminy has scored a total of 94 runs in four innings on the tour and has bowled 27 overs across the four matches he has played.

Rudolph said too much should not be read into warm-ups because the rest of the preparation has gone well. “We are quite used to playing back to back matches and getting into a rhythm but here we have had a lot of time off and you have to find ways to keep yourself fresh.

“Personally, I find that in the warm up games the intensity is not really there because it is not as competitive as a Test match. But Gary Kirsten is quite strong on the fact that you’ve got to be aware of your own space and preparation. ”

I am lonely: Mumtaz (Interview)

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Mumtaz, the heartthrob of millions in the 1960s and 1970s, turns 65 Tuesday and says she has no complaints from life except for loneliness.

Mumtaz Veteran actress Mumtaz turns 65 on July 31st. The actress who ruled million hearts in 1960 and 70s now lives in London and confesses she feels loneliness. The veteran actress gets candid in a conversation with

Mumtaz, the heartthrob of millions in the 1960s and 1970s, turns 65 Tuesday and says she has no complaints from life except for loneliness.

Mumtaz, the heartthrob of millions in the 1960s and 1970s, turns 65 Tuesday and says she has no complaints from life except for loneliness.

Mumbai: Yesteryears star Mumtaz started her career as a supporting actress and it was LV Prasad who elevated her to the rank of main lead. But her journey was not easy as initially many lead actors refused to pair up with her. “I started my career on

MHA Sending SOS

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Jul
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A Union home ministry team which visited the violence- hit areas of Western Assam has identified “land” as the root cause of the unrest, but also blamed the Tarun Gogoi-led state administration to reacting very slowly to the simmering tension, which

In many cases an organization does not consider the disasters that threaten them on a daily basis. It would be in each planner's best interest to focus on regional threats that are most prone to your areas first. As a planner you

Mormon Women's History at MHA in Calgary 2012. By: andrearm – July 28, 2012. Mormon women's history is alive and thriving, as seen in the rich and diverse offerings at the 2012 Mormon History Association conference in Calgary, Alberta.

In its official communication, the MHA has pointed out relevant laws, where the state administration can request commanders of army units deployed in their areas to send personnel in case of communal clashes. “The MoD has been told that the local

More show updates: MHA Shows. Normally, I would do a separate entry for each of these four shows, but now that I am behind in my blogging, I admit I don't remember many specific details to write about! ;-P Plus, things were

Facing the South African fast bowlers will be a challenge in the summer …

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Former Sri Lanka cricketer and administrator Abu Fuard died in Colombo on July 28 at the age of 75 – Cricket news from from cricket in Sri Lanka.

"Cricket fans around the world demonstrate a unique passion that is unlike anything seen in other sports. Their love for the game, and their strong enthusiasm as they cheer for their favorite teams and players, brings friends and families closer

South Africa has been termed a "public humiliation" by Graeme Swann and continued what he said had been a "dismal" run of results since the team achieved their No. 1 ranking – Cricket news from England v South Africa.

He was patient and he selected the right balls to hit," said Gayle, who returned to Test cricket after an 18-month break which came as a result of a dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). "There were times when he had a bit of difficulty

He was patient and he selected the right balls to hit," said Gayle, who returned to Test cricket after an 18-month break which came as a result of a dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). "There were times when he had a bit of difficulty

Whats Popular Today Tue 31 Jul

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Facing the South African fast bowlers will be a challenge in the summer …

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'Women's cricket is on the way up'. Time Out: Anjum Chopra and Lisa Sthalekar speak to Harsha Bhogle about the state of the women's game today. Murali's 709th. Shot Selection: Capturing a world record in Kandy. News

'Women's cricket is on the way up'. Time Out: Anjum Chopra and Lisa Sthalekar speak to Harsha Bhogle about the state of the women's game today. Murali's 709th. Shot Selection: Capturing a world record in Kandy. News

South Africa has been termed a "public humiliation" by Graeme Swann and continued what he said had been a "dismal" run of results since the team achieved their No. 1 ranking – Cricket news from England v South Africa.

The silent triumph of Hashim Amla. He has long been an icon in South African cricket and now Hashim Amla has touched new territory for the country and secured a place in history. More News ». News | Features Last 3 days

"Cricket fans around the world demonstrate a unique passion that is unlike anything seen in other sports. Their love for the game, and their strong enthusiasm as they cheer for their favorite teams and players, brings friends and families closer

Rakhis go gold and silver

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I wish u HAPPY RAKHI and I pray to God for ur prosperous life. May you find all the delights of life, may ur all dreams come true. My best wishes will always be with you and I wish that u'll always shower your blessings on me.

Holi is colourful, Deewali is lightful and brightful, Rakhi has made our relationship POWERFUL.

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi falls on August 24, 2010. This popular Hindu festival – which gets its name from the sacred thread that sisters tie on their brothers.

The ceremony is fairly simple: sisters tie rakhi, a sacred thread, on their brothers' wrists, and pray for their well-being and longevity. The brothers take a vow to love and protect their sisters for life. The sacred thread is traditionally a simple

This Raksha Bandhan women to campaign against use of pesticides

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2: The festival of Rakshabandhan, which celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters, will be celebrated across the country. Sisters tie a “rakhi,” a sacred thread, on brothers' wrist. Satyam Computer, Glenmark Pharma, and Oracle Financial Services

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi falls on August 24, 2010. This popular Hindu festival – which gets its name from the sacred thread that sisters tie on their brothers.

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How To Jailbreak iPhone 4/4S, iPad 3 & 2, iPod Touch And More The Easy Way …

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Now that you have got your shiny new iPhone out of the box, what would you like to do next? Ready to stuff it up with apps and games or that you need more control and customizations to meet your personalized preference you are going to Jailbreak it?

We have compiled a detailed Jailbreak guide for you, so let’s move on to the actual process.

Compatible iOS devices:

For now the only the below devices are compatible with the procedure:

  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad (3rd gen)
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 1
  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPod touch 4G
  • Apple TV 2G

We will be using the Absinthe tool in this guide for devices holding not more than iOS 5.1.1 version.

What is Absinthe ?

The Absinthe tool, which was originally released back in January for Jailbreaking iPad 2 and iPhone 4S holding the iOS 5.x has now received an important update from Chronic Dev Team. Absinthe is a very simple to use GUI tool which can be used by users with no basic knowledge of the tool. You do not need to be an advanced user to get your hands on the tool. Absinthe injects necessary files into the device so that it can get the benefit of untethered jailbreak

If you are still enjoying the perks of iOS 5.1.1 you can follow the detailed step by step instructions below:

Using Absinthe iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak for your iPhone/iPad/iPod

Before you start:

  1. Make a full backup of your iOS device on iTunes or iCloud to stay safe against data loss.
  2. Have a passcode configured on your device for security reasons? Disable it before you proceed.
  3. If the device you are trying to jailbreak relies on an unlock mechanism, stay away from updates to stock iOS 5.1.1 firmware as well as Absinthe as of now.

Steps to Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 Untethered On iPhone 4S, iPad 3, iPod touch

Let’s get started:

  1. Download the tool
  2. Extract the contents of the compressed file on a convenient location like your desktop.
  3. Connect the 30-pin connector cable (provided in the box).
  4. Open folder where tool was extracted and launch the Absinthe tool. This will open a command prompt and a set of instructions running in it on the windows while on the Mac you will come across a window like the one shown below.
  5. You will also find a “Jailbreak” button which starts the process of Jailbreaking if the device is properly connected.
    Note: For the safety of your device do not interrupt the process or use it during the Jailbreaking process.
  6. After competition you will be presented the device’s lock screen and the Cydia icon on the homescreen. Congrats!! You have jailbroken your iOS device in an untethered way. Wasn’t that really simple?

Get ready to explore the whole new world of Cydia extensions and packages.

If you face any errors while performing the above mentioned steps, perform an iTunes restore and you are back to the most recent backup you made on iTunes.

Also take a look at Absinthe iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreaking procedure in the Video Demo from iClarified

With this procedure you can jailbreak iPhone 4S, you can jailbreak iPhone 4, jailbreak iPhone 3GS, jailbreak iPad (3rd gen), jailbreak iPad 2, jailbreak iPad 1, jailbreak iPod touch 3G, jailbreak iPod touch 4G and also jailbreak Apple TV 2G.

Let us know your experiences or problems in the comments below. You can also tweet, like or share the simple Jailbreak tool with your friends on Twitter and Facebook and get a chance to win a paid iOS app from us in our weekly lucky draws. After you have completed the tweet/share you can contact .

England Cricketers Hoping Headingley Can Prove a Happy Hunting Ground in …

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Miranda Leek of the United States competes in her Women's Individual 1/32 Eliminations Archery match against Kateryna Palekha of Ukraine on Day 3 at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Paul Gilham / Getty Images) / SA. Miranda

RETURNING Australian star Steve Seymour made an instant impact for March on Saturday as he smashed a century to inspire a vital win. The all-rounder, who starred as the overseas player at The Avenue during the 2008/09 seasons, is back in England on

Watch Sri Lanka vs India IND vs SRI 4th ODI Live Streaming Online Cricket match 2012 Match. SL vs IND 4th ODI Live Score Online. Watch Sri Lanka vs India 4th One Day 2012 Match Live Stream can be watched on Geo

Notts v Sussex: Chris Nash hits match-saving ton at Trent Bridge. Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 3:00 am. Sussex opener Chris Nash hit a match-saving 162 against title-chasing Nottinghamshire as the visitors batted out the day at Trent Bridge.

Notts v Sussex: Chris Nash hits match-saving ton at Trent Bridge. Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 3:00 am. Sussex opener Chris Nash hit a match-saving 162 against title-chasing Nottinghamshire as the visitors batted out the day at Trent Bridge.

Olympics 2012 Schedule: Full Listing of Events You Can't Miss

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At long last, the 2012 London Olympics have arrived. Here is your complete schedule of all events.

Kessey and Ross have always been a dominant pair (they took home the gold at the 2009 World Championsips), but there's no doubt the Americans are tired of being in the shadow of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, the two-time Olympic gold medalists

Third day of the Olympics will present 12 medals to the most talented athletes in world. Most events will take place by the pool side including the anticipated men's 200 meters freestyle race. Russian teams are expected to

American light welterweight Jamel Herring is in action today in London, and Bad Left Hook has fight times listed for everyone in the morning Olympic boxing schedule.

Don't miss the action of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Raksha Bandhan: Free bus travel for women, children in Haryana

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Discount on gold coins for Raksha Bandhan. India Blooms News Service. New Delhi, July 31 (IBNS) India Post has announced a special discount of 6.5% on purchase of gold coins for this Raksha Bandhan. "On 1st August 2012 any customer who buys gold

JIND: This Raksha Bandhan, a group of women from Nindana and Lalitkhera villages in Jind district will tie rakhis on photographs of insects as part of their campaign against use of pesticides in agriculture fields. "All insects are our brothers, don't

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2012 Olympics: 'Gagan' Narang on 'cloud' nine

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The Haryana government Monday announced a reward of Rs.one crore for shooter Gagan Narang for winning a bronze medal for the country in the 10-metre Air Rifle event at the London Olympics. This is the first medal for India in the 2012 Games.

Minutes after Gagan Narang opened India's medal tally at the 2012 London Olympics, congratulatory (sometimes of a cryptic nature) messages began to pore in on the ace shooter's Facebook wall. The Unreal Times presents

London OLympics 2012: PM congratulates Gagan Narang New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday congratulated Gagan Narang on winning the bronze medal in the men`s 10-metre air rifle event of the 2012 London Olympics. "I join the nation in

Northern grid failure: No power in Delhi, essential services affected

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Metro operations came to a standstill at around 1:10 pm after the Northern Grid failed again. Passengers were seen trying to walk to the nearest platform. Some passengers were trapped inside trains; emergency power was provided to those trains to help

The collapse led to large-scale power cuts throughout the state but the situation is likely to improve with additional power inputs from Samaguri, Kathalguri and Namrup Thermal Power Plants which has so far been unaffected by the grid failure, he said.

KANPUR: The grid failure brought the movement of trains passing through Kanpur Central railway station to a standstill. Several trains stopped at the railway station and many others stood on the outer of Kanpur Central. From 2.33 am till 6.05 am that

Srinagar Jammu July 30 Jammu and Kashmir was one of the seven states affected on Monday due to massive breakdown in the Northern grid in early morning hours People had to face tough time in humid conditions as the

An estimated 370 million people — about 60 million more than live in the U.S. — were without power for at least part of today in northern India because of a massive failure in the country's power grid. It was "one of the worst blackouts to hit the

Kansas Adds Online IFTA Filing

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The Department of Taxation has mailed businesses a how-to guide outlining the three online payment options. Merchants unable to pay electronically when the filing changes take place may request a temporary waiver that's available for an indefinite

Be A Good Tax Payer: How to Avoid Late Tax Payment. Posted on July 19, 2012. Share · Photobucket. For individuals who are required to pay their taxes, it's a wise decision to file your income tax return as early as possible to avoid penalties

Be A Good Tax Payer: How to Avoid Late Tax Payment. Posted on July 19, 2012. Share · Photobucket. For individuals who are required to pay their taxes, it's a wise decision to file your income tax return as early as possible to avoid penalties

The Cook County Department of Revenue (DOR) is now offering an online electronic payment option for home rule taxes.

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Apple iPhone sales fall as Samsung rises

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31

NEW YORK — – The once-sexy iPhone is starting to look small and chubby.

That’s become a problem for Apple, which revealed last week that iPhone sales have slowed. Part of the problem is that the competition has found a formula that works: thinner phones with bigger screens.

For a dose of smartphone envy, iPhone owners need to look no further than Samsung Electronics Co., the No. 1 maker of smartphones in the world. Its newest flagship phone, the Galaxy S III, is sleek and wafer thin. It can run on the fastest networks and act as a “smart wallet,” too – two things the Apple’s iconic phone can’t do.

Says Ramon Llamas, an analyst with research firm IDC: The iPhone “is getting a bit long in the tooth.”

Apple has become the world’s most valuable company on the back of the iPhone, which makes up nearly half of its revenue. The iPhone certainly has room to grow: Only 1 in 6 smartphones sold globally in the second quarter had an Apple logo on its back.

On Monday, reports surfaced that Apple will introduce it next iPhone – featuring a larger screen and a thinner body – on Sept. 12, about a month earlier than had been believed, and will run it on faster wireless networks.

When Apple reported financial results for its latest quarter last week, though, a new phenomenon was revealed: Buyers started pulling back on iPhone purchases just six months after the launch of the latest iPhone model.

Apple executives blamed the tepid sales on “rumors and speculation” that may have caused some consumers to wait for the next iPhone. But in the past, iPhone sales have stayed strong nine months after the new model is launched, then dipped as people began holding off, waiting for the new model.

In the April to June period, Apple sold 26 million phones, 28 percent more than it did in the same quarter last year.

Most other phone makers “would kill” for those numbers, says Stephen Baker, an analyst with research firm NPD Group. But since the iPhone’s introduction in 2007, the average annual growth rate has been 112 percent.

50 million

A competitor that doesn’t need to kill for those numbers is Samsung, which has solidified its position as the world’s largest maker of smartphones. Analysts believe it sold just over 50 million smartphones in the second quarter, or nearly twice as many as Apple. (The company doesn’t release specific figures.) Its smartphone sales have nearly tripled in a year, from 18.4 million, according to IDC.

Most of Samsung’s sales comprise cheaper smartphones that don’t compete directly with the iPhone. Its flagship phones, though, have emerged as the iPhone’s chief rivals.

Samsung and Apple have a complicated relationship. Samsung is one of Apple’s largest suppliers of chips and displays, and Apple is one of Samsung’s largest clients. But they are rivals in the smartphone and tablet-computer markets, and are now squaring off in a high-profile trial over mobile patents in San Jose. The trial began with jury selection Monday and is expected to last at least four weeks.

Together, Samsung and Apple make half of the world’s smartphones, and since competitors are losing money or breaking even, they account for nearly all of the profits in the industry.

Though Apple is known as a relentless innovator, the iPhone’s screen has been the same size – 3.5 inches on the diagonal – since the first iPhone came out. Samsung has increased the screen size of its Galaxy series with every model since it debuted in 2010.

The Galaxy S had a screen that measured 4 inches diagonally, and with the S II at 4.3 inches. The S III, the latest model, measures 4.8 inches. The screen is nearly twice as large as the iPhone’s. Yet the Galaxy is slightly thinner than an iPhone – 8.6 millimeters versus 9.3 – and lighter – 133 grams versus 140 grams.

Apple once a year

Aside from design, Apple is inflexible in another way: by releasing a new phone only one per year, it lets the competition create new phones with features the iPhone doesn’t have and lets them go unchallenged, at least until the new iPhone comes out.

For instance, the newest Samsung phones can use the latest high-speed data networks in the United States, and it can act as smart “credit card” at payment terminals in stores, two features the current iPhone doesn’t have.

Samsung times its product launches to take maximum advantage of the lull in iPhone sales that usually precedes the launch of a new model. The S III went on sale in Europe in May and in the United States in June.

The rest of the competition is in disarray and hasn’t been able to capitalize in the same way on Apple’s rigid release schedule and conservative design. Samsung, LG and HTC all use Google Inc.’s Android operating system, which is seen as the main alternative to Apple’s own software. But Samsung is emerging as the company that’s able to turn Google’s free software into profits.

“Samsung is the only company that didn’t really buckle under the weight of the iPhone 4S. Good, solid devices and good, solid marketing behind them,” Llamas says.

Sticking to one screen size has served Apple well so far, Baker says, but he sees the company moving with the times with its next phone, as it’s done many times before.

“When they have the reputation and the brand loyalty that they have, you don’t have to be the first to market” with new features, Baker says. “You don’t have to take that risk.”

Bloomberg News contributed to this report.

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