Apple Rumored To Be Interested in ARM

Buying chip designers and manufacturers seems to be the new sport in Silicon Valley. First Apple bought PA Semi and was then rumored to have purchased Intrinsity. Google recently purchased Agnilux. Now rumors are circulating Apple has it’s eyes on the biggest prize of all, ARM. Various news sites around the Internet, including Engadget and TUAW, are reporting a proposed … Read More

Adobe Gives Up on Apple Devices. No Flash for iPhone, iPad?

I’m not sure if we should call this a victory for Apple or a defeat for Adobe. I suppose that depends on who you ask. Adobe has officially abandoned support for the Flash interpreter it previously trumpeted as a gateway for developers to get their games on the iPhone and iPad. As reported in 9To5Mac, Adobe will leave the interpreter/compiler … Read More

Princeton Details Apple iPad Wi-Fi Issues

Several universities in the USA and the country of Israel have banned iPad use within their borders. While reasons are varied and have changed over time, all have centered around the iPad Wi-Fi implementation. As reported by MacRumors, Princeton University came out with the reasoning for their iPad ban. While the items sited are completely transparent to the end user, … Read More

Apple’s Second Generation iPad Will Use OLED Display?

And you thought you were safe from iPad rumors until June! AppleInsider is reporting the first of the next generation iPad rumors today. The rumor, which originated with the DigiTimes in Taiwan, states the next generation iPad will use an OLED display. Whether OLED will be offered as an upgrade to the existing IPS screen or as a complete replacement … Read More

Apple Patents iPhone E-Ticket System

Apple is essentially famous for two things; great products people enjoy using and creating news by filing patents. Apple is probably one of the most prodigious patent filers in all of Silicon Valley. A whole subset of Apple watchers has grown up around trying to discern the viability of the patents granted to Cupertino. Recently PatentlyApple detailed one of the … Read More

Apple iPhone 4G / HD Revealed?

Apple might be releasing a new iPhone 4G  / HD this summer.  It will probably be released on June 22nd during Apple’s WWDC 2010. The only real surprises left are the specs, appearance, and pricing of the new unit. Now, thanks to something lost and found on the floor of a bar, we may have our first look at the … Read More

Apple’s iPad The Future of Computing?

I read an interesting piece today on MacWorld by Kenneth van Wyk. The article, which originally ran in ComputerWorld, speaks to the conclusion many are making about the iPad; that it represents the future of computing. While some may think it a bit premature to crown the iPad as the once and future king, Mr. van Wyk brings up some … Read More

Apple Job Posting Points to Camera in Next Generation iPad

Think your iPad purchase was regret free? Or at least regret free for this year? Well I’m sad to say you may be about to be highly disappointed. Thanks to some digging by 9to5Mac on the Apple job postings, you may be smacking your head for being an early adopter. 9to5Mac is reporting Apple is looking for a QA Engineer … Read More

Apple’s iPhone HD / 4G to be Revealed in June during WWDC?

With the iPad publicly available and the iPhone OS 4.0 out in the open, the only remaining item anticipated from Apple this year is the new revision of the iPhone hardware. Rumored to be called the iPhone HD, this new phone will now be the object of rumor and speculation until it goes public as well. As has been the … Read More

‘Opera Mini’ for iPhone Breaks into Apple’s App Store

Much has been made of the closed nature of Apple’s App Store. No other current application ecosystem defines the development environment that must be used, the terms under which an application is developed, and an approvals process that must be followed before an application can enter the environment. Apple fought a very bitter and intense fight with Google to keep … Read More

Google Gets in the Tablet Game. iPad Rival?

The New York Times reported today Google was hard at work on a tablet computer to rival the iPad. Although specifications were not released nor timelines or prices confirmed, the article did provide some interesting insight into a new front in the current war between Google and Apple. The real news in the item isn’t that Google is working on … Read More

iPhone developer agreement Section 3.3.1 and Apple’s Intentions

Much has been made about Section 3.3.1 of the new iPhone developer’s agreement: Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs. Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++, … Read More

iPhone OS 4 SDK Hints At Improved Hardware

We have the iPad and iPhone OS 4.0. The only major item of speculation left for this year is the new iPhone. It is widely expected new iPhone hardware will be introduced at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) some time this summer. Thanks to some digging by MacRumors and TUAW it now appears a bit more of the new … Read More

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Keynote Event Roundup

Apple has certainly been on a streak lately. The public release of the iPad has been a complete success and now the details of the much anticipated iPhone OS 4.0. The new operating system has been the main object of speculation and rumor since the unveiling of the Apple tablet in January. Today’s announcement finally threw back the curtain and … Read More

Apple iPad Criticism and The Experience

Much of the criticism surrounding the iPad has been focused on the technical characteristics of the device. Its inability to run Flash, its lack of video conferencing capabilities, its non-existent USB ports, its closed system. Its interesting no one is attacking the iPad where it counts; squarely in the usage experience. A lot of tablet manufacturers are about to find … Read More