Late News: iPad Tops Q3 Tablet Sales Chart, Pentagon Approves Android, Boxing Day Sale

Apple's iPad continued to dominate the tablet PC market in the third quarter, but rivals like Amazon and Barnes and Nobel are not too far behind. New data released by market research firm IDC revealed that Apple accounted for 61 per cent of sales in the tablet market, with the iPad 2 maker selling 11.1 million iPad units in the third quarter.

The US Department of Defence (DoD) has approved the use of Android to access military networks, it has been revealed. The Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) issued by the Pentagon allows the use of Dell's version of Android 2.2 which is used only on Dell devices.

Millions of Britons are expected to flock retail stores across the company to avail the Boxing Day sales offers. Retailers all over the UK have been preparing for a huge Boxing Day rush, with popular stores like Next opening shops as early as six AM.

Twitter users have started a new hashtag on the micro-blogging platform which connects people who are spending Christmas alone at their homes. The hashtag #xmasathome was conceived after a Twitter discussion on how Christmas can be a difficult time for people if they are spending it alone, without being surrounded by family and friends.

Google has lost out on a large Google Apps Deal with the Los Angeles Police Department, which would have seen a total of 30,000 LAPD employees moving to Google's suite of online productivity apps. The company along with CSC, a systems integrator, had won a Google Apps Deal for 30,000 seats back in August 2009.