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How Else Do You Think We’ll Get to Star Trek?

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Forget everything you’ve heard about the iPad. Put aside all the caveats and seemingly major flaws that people are floating around, and think about what Apple’s really doing here. If you don’t quite get it, don’t worry, it’ll eventually click.
A tablet computer, a beefed up iPhone, a touch screen slate, the iPad, whatever you call [...]

Amazon Releases Kindle For iPhone Application

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Following on the heels of the Kindle 2’s recent debut, Amazon has released a free Kindle application for the iPhone and iPod touch that will give users access to their vast e-book library.

Dubbed “Kindle For iPhone,” the application will allow consumers to purchase and read Kindle books through an interface that the company describes as [...]

Turn-by-Turn iPhone GPS Gets Demoed (w/Screenshots)

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Turn-by-turn GPS functionality has been an exceedingly sought after feature since the launch of the iPhone 3G itself. It now appears that the Slovakian company, Sygic has developed a native iPhone application that does just that.

Images courtesy of The iPhone Blog
Making its debut at this year’s Mobile World Congress, this turn-by-turn GPS application comes [...]

Apple Says ‘Over 15,000′ Apps in the App Store

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Exactly one week ago, stories broke that Apple’s App Store had passed the 20,000 application mark. Yet Apple has just sent out an email claiming “over 15,000″ apps, not 20,000.

Recent reports claimed there were over 20,000+ apps, but Apple highlights 15,000
When word first broke about the app count, it was based on’s app tracker. [...]

App Store Wars: Taking the Fun Out of Flatulence [U]

Friday, February 13th, 2009

After we ran a story about two competing applications, NJection Mobile and Trapster, another iPhone developer has stepped up to expose what he sees as unethical and immoral tactics being used by his competition.
Air-o-matic makes Pull My Finger (iTunes link), which sells for $0.99. Competing developers InfoMedia Inc, make iFart Mobile (iTunes link), which also [...]

Apple Planning a Retail Store Restructuring to Spotlight Software

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Apple’s retail stores will soon undergo some interior layout changes as the company plans to put a stronger emphasis on customer education and software.
Shortly after Apple’s recent iPhone/iPod display table overhaul, the company will ready the third major interior design change to its brick-and-mortar locations. ifoAppleStore notes that these changes have included wood floors [...]

iPhone Developer Makes $600,000 From Clever Artillery iPhone Game

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Apple’s App Store can indeed be a strange place to do business. Even though the store has become a behemoth with over 20,000 apps available and 500 million apps downloaded, the success stories are few and far between when compared to how many developers are grinding away.
The latest comes from an iPhone developer named Ethan [...]

App Store Count: 20,000 Applications and Growing [U]

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Apple’s App Store has recently passed the 20,000 application mark. While Apple recently showcased that half a billion apps have been downloaded since the App Store’s launch, the ratio compared to how many applications are actually available is quite interesting.
The application count tracker at (hat tip TUAW), recently surpassed the 20,000 mark. When [...]

Japanese iPhone Application Turns the Device into a Full-Blown Web Server

Monday, February 9th, 2009

A new iPhone application called, “ServersMan@iPhone,” which recently launched in Japan’s App Store, turns the device into a comprehensive web server.
Developed by Tokyo-based venture company, FreeBit, distinguished for delivering their network platform to numerous VNO/ISPs, the new application allows your iPhone to act and appear as any common web server would. Once [...]

App Store Improvements: Is Apple Listening?

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Since the App Store first launched, it has been met with heated backlash by many, joyous praise by others, and the inability to be matched by any of Apple’s competitors. Even though the App Store, and the business model surrounding it are great, the development community continues to brainstorm ways to make it better.
The [...]

Google ‘Latitude’ Coming to iPhone, Loopt Says Uh Oh

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Google has announced a new location based tracking (awareness) feature that will integrate with Google Maps being dubbed Latitude that is soon making its way to the iPhone. For now, it is being demoed on Google’s open source mobile operating system Android.

Google describes the new application as “being able to find millions of your friends [...] Launches iPhone Dating App, Looks AntiSocial

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 has released an iPhone app into the App Store that allows its users to increase dating partners and “make a match anywhere from their iPhone and iPod touch.” Quite a hefty promise for an application that promotes anti-social behavior.
The application, which can be downloaded from iTunes here, can be downloaded immediately. Users can log [...]

Apple Launching a $19.99 Premium Game Section in App Store?

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

It’s being rumored that Apple will be unveiling a new “premium games section” in the App Store sometime soon. No official date has been announced, but WWDC is being mentioned as a possibility for such an announcement. claims to have sources that have told them about the upcoming “premium” section.
Apple is planning to introduce a [...]

Apple Releases New iPhone Commercial “Check” (VIDEO)

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Apple is pushing the iPhone’s potential as a software platform, and has released yet another new commercial titled “Check” showcasing how easy it is to “find an app for everything.”
Following two previous commercials (fix and read) nearly identical in composition to this one (only showcasing different apps), Apple continues to highlight the success of the [...]

Apple Releases New iPhone Commercial “Read” (VIDEO)

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Apple has released a brand new iPhone commercial titled Read. The new ad showcases the iPhone’s ability to read multiple file types.

Because of the diversity in applications in Apple’s App Store, users can render and “read” many file types. It should be noted that due to heavy legal issues surrounding the genuine speed and performance [...]

Apple’s App Store Hits Half a Billion Downloaded Apps

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Apple today has changed the homepage of their website ( to reveal that users have downloaded nearly half a billion apps. This shows a semi-strong acceleration in the app store’s download rate since previous numbers were reported.

Back in December, Apple reported that they had passed the 10,000 application mark, and 300 million downloads. As you [...]

App Store Wars: Developers, Spamming, Lying and Bogus Reviews

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Apple’s App Store has become quite a source for commotion since being unveiled. The latest dilemma comes not from a situation between developers and Apple, but from two competing developers whose applications serve the same purpose.
NJection Mobile (iTunes link) is a speedtrap locating application selling for $0.99, just like Trapster (iTunes link) which is [...]

Apple’s New Cloud Offerings May Be (Mostly) Free

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Backing up Seth Weintruab’s latest report from Computerworld regarding Apple’s soon-to-be-released web-based offerings, we have been able to confirm the upcoming push, as well as some new information about pricing.
Apple is expected to unveil a new suite of web-based applications that play off of iWork. They will primarily be extensions of their desktop counterparts not [...]

Holiday Frames, An iPhone App Comes Just In Time For the Holidays

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

iPhone developers Big Canvas have officially released “Holiday Frames,” an iPhone application that allows users to place festive holiday style frames around their photos before sharing them with their friends and family.
Holiday Frames (iTunes link) allows users to import photos directly into the application, and then style them with fun, holiday themed frames. Once you’ve [...]

Microsoft Enters the App Store With Seadragon Mobile (VIDEO)

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Microsoft has officially entered Apple’s App Store with Seadragon mobile. With intuitive scrolling, pinching, loading and data presenting techniques, the application is aimed at allowing users to browse massive amounts of data like never before.
Seadragon mobile (iTunes link) lends itself well to the cloud computing movement that has revolutionized data storage over the last [...]