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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 [...]

Ditching the iPhone? I’ll Bet WinMo Has What You Want

Friday, July 31st, 2009

As of late, we have three prominent names publicly ditching the iPhone. Om Malik, from GigaOm, Michael Arrington from TechCrunch, and one person who’s inspired me for ages, macintosh developer Steven Frank from Panic, inc. here in Portland, Oregon. While I have no qualms with their decisions to ditch the iPhone, I’m having a tough [...]

iPhone 3GS: Some Pit-falls Revolving Search, Photos and Videos

Friday, June 19th, 2009

I’ve had roughly 7 hands on hours with the iPhone 3GS. While the device performs entirely like a newer, faster, more powerful iPhone, a few pit-falls regarding searching and tagging leave me a tad confused.
Undoubtedly, the video recording feature is absolutely phenomenal. I’ve already been recording everything around me for the fun of it, [...]

Palm Pre Overhyped, and Why Roger McNamee Shouldn’t Speak In Public

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Currently burning through huge cash infusions from Venture Capital firm Elevation Partners, Palm has moved all their chips, their rolex and mortgage to the center of the table with the Pre.
In a matter of days Palm will be releasing the most overhyped device since the original iPhone. They’re calling it the Pre, which takes its [...]

iPhone Negotiations With China Unicom Have Reached Possible Agreement

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Recent information sheds light on negotiations between Apple and Chinese telecom provider China Unicom, and the possibility that both sides have reached an amicable agreement.

In early February we first reported about the ongoing talks between Apple and China Unicom. As we previously explained, even though feverish reports came in claiming that all talks had broken [...]

Apple Sr. Product Manager Talks About iPhone Gaming and App Store

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

PocketGamer.biz has posted an interesting interview with Eric Jue, Apple’s senior product manager for iPhone worldwide product marketing. The interview touches upon Apple’s intentions with gaming and the possibility of an Xbox-live style games community.
The interview takes place in London, and among some of the most interesting responses given by Jue are in direct comparison [...]

Microsoft’s ‘iPhone Killer’ Secret Prototype Stolen in Barcelona

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

One of Microsoft’s new prototypes, which was loaded with “tons” of top-secret software, features and early bugs was pick-pocketed from an unnamed executive in Barcelona, a city known for having the best thieves in the world.

Telegraph reports: But within hours of announcing the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, [...]

Google Demoes Off-Line Mobile Web Apps with iPhone (VIDEO)

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

New functionality being shown by Google publicly for the first time, allows mobile devices to access data that has been locally stored on the device without any network connections. A first for new-age mobile devices, and a breakthrough for developers.
iPhoneBuzz posts a video and images of the new functionality which is split into three categories. [...]

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 [...]

The App Store Bandwagon: Who’s Next?

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Today marks the beginning of GSMA Mobile World Congress (formerly 3GSM World Congress) week in Barcelona Spain, which stands as the world’s largest exhibition in the mobile industry, bringing together a host of mobile operators and equipment vendors.
Last year’s event provided manufacturers with the opportunity to display their touch capable smartphones in efforts to come [...]

Adobe’s First Full-Blown Flash Player for Smartphones Announced, No iPhone

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Adobe Systems has announced that its first full-blown multimedia Flash player aimed at smartphones will be released by the end of the year, yet Apple remains steadfast in its opposition against the media player making its way to the iPhone.

Adobe is claiming that Google, Microsoft, Palm and Nokia will all be releasing either platforms, or [...]

Briefly: Analyst Speculates Over AT&T Plans, Mobile Me Large File Sharing

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Apple has made an announcement on their Mobile Me news page that explains a new large file sharing feature via iDisk. Speculation over the future of AT&T’s iPhone rate plans continues, only seems a bit misguided.
A video tutorial explaining how to use the new service can be seen here. “The process is a simple matter [...]

Palm Claims to Have “No Issues with Apple” Over Patents

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Apple and Palm have been publicly shying away from addressing what may be a large legal tussle surrounding multi-touch patents. Previous comments from Apple have provoked the notion of aggression, while the latest comments from executives at Palm sidestep around the possibility of patent lawsuits.
At the Thomas Weisel Technology & Telecom Conference, Palm chief Ed [...]

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 apptism.com (hat tip TUAW), recently surpassed the 20,000 mark. When [...]

RBC Analyst Claims $99 Entry-Level iPhone Coming (Again)

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

An analyst by the name of Mike Abramsky who works for the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) claims that Apple is working on an entry-level iPhone that will be priced at $99, and start selling sometime this summer.
Abramsky’s report cites “checks” as his sources for the information. What stands out is that Abramsky is expecting [...]

Apple’s iPhone Hitting Chinese Markets on May 19th with China Unicom

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Contrary to recent reports that talks between Apple and Chinese mobile provider China Mobile had broke down because of App Store negotiations, it’s now being reported that the iPhone will be arriving in China on May 19th with China Unicom.
Reports that negotiations between Apple and China Mobile had broke down were true, albeit a bit [...]

Simulated Flash for iPhone Used In Online Ad Campaign

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Not content with waiting for Apple and Adobe to align expectations with porting Flash over to the iPhone, a company called GreyStripe has developed a simulated Flash experience currently being used in advertising campaigns for clients such as Unilver’s Axe Brand bodyspray.
The simulated flash experience, which Greystripe is dubbing Rich Media Flash Ads for the [...]

AT&T Set to Deploy 14+ Mbps HSPA Speeds In 3rd Quarter of 2009

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

AT&T has been internally testing HSPA and HSPA+ cellular network speeds in their labs. Currently reaching peaks of up to 7.2 Mbps, it is being reported that these speeds may possibly double before AT&T officially rolls out the wireless enhancements.
We know that AT&T has been testing wireless speeds both in their internal labs, and in [...]

NATO Chief Commends the iPhone as a Symbol of Optimism

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General, Japp de Hoop Scheffer, has alluded to technological advance, specifically the iPhone, as being a primary step forward in the global effort to fight terrorism in Afghanistan.
In a recent speech given at the Security and Defense Agenda in Brussels Belgium, de Hoop Scheffer covered a vast array of [...]