News@5:Apple iPad Mini, Facebook CEOP Button & Zune on Windows Phone 7

Apple may be working on a new generation of iPad with much smaller screens according to rumours that emerge from Taiwan courtesy of tech website Digitimes.

Users of Windows Phone 7 will be able to use Zune from launch according to Andy Lees, the Microsoft SVP of mobile communications, a feature that would allow the beleaguered platform to compete more effectively with Android and the iPhone.

Young users of social networking platform Facebook in the UK are being encouraged by UK police to install a 'panic button' created specially for the platform.

The world's smallest and lightest mobile phone is set to launch in the UK by the end of this month. The Modu 1 measures just 72.1mm x 37.6mm, and weighs in at a feather-light 43g.

Online auction site eBay is facing a $3.8 billion lawsuit for alleged patent infringement, brought by US companyby XPRT Ventures. XPRT claims that eBay subsidiary PayPal knowingly included technology covered by an XPRT e-commerce technology patent into a patent application of its own, filed in 2003.