iRhino 3D Review – View 3D Models on your iPhone and iPad

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Rating: Rhino-ceros (or Rhino) is a relatively mature, paid 3D modelling application for the PC, which is also currently available as a free Beta for OS X. Around the time that Rhino 5.0 is released for the PC it will also become a paid OS X app. As a companion to their PC and OS X packages McNeel also offer … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiRhino 3D Review – View 3D Models on your iPhone and iPad

Formula 1 Timing App 2011 : Can Soft Pauer do it again in 2011?

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Rating: This coming weekend is the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix. A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of making it to the Chinese Grand Prix in person at the Shanghai International Circuit. And the week prior to that I was comfortably ensconced in one of Shanghai’s premier expat pubs watching the dubious, and avert laden Star … Read More

Stephen NorthcottFormula 1 Timing App 2011 : Can Soft Pauer do it again in 2011?

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Pre-Releases Q2 2011 Earnings Figures?

In documents filed in a lawsuit against Samsung by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), dated April the 15th, AAPL seems to have let slip its iPhone and iPad sales figures for this quarter; quite possibly by accident. But then again, Apple doesn’t do much without a plan, so it may be part of an effort to slow a recent slump in their … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Inc. (AAPL) Pre-Releases Q2 2011 Earnings Figures?

Apple’s iPhone 5 Coming in September?

Reuters is reporting a rumor that the next Apple iPhone, the iPhone 5, is due to start production in July this year, and begin shipping in September. Some reports have suggested that we might not even see an iPhone 5 this year, and it would at best be late. This rumor seems to indicate that Apple will be putting the … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple’s iPhone 5 Coming in September?

Apple Inc. (AAPL) To Sell 20 Million iPhones in Q1 2011?

This week, on Thursday, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is set to release its first calendar quarter 2011 financial results, and the pundits and industry analysts are already making their guesses (educated and otherwise) as to just how many iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPods and Mac units the tech giant will have shifted. The general consensus is that Apple Inc. will have … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Inc. (AAPL) To Sell 20 Million iPhones in Q1 2011?

Apple’s iPad 3 : This year or next?

There is some debate as to when Apple will release the next model of its iPhone; the iPhone 5. The heartbreaking events in Japan recently may also factor into delays in supplies for certain key components that are said to be part of the iPhone 5 product design. So at the moment all bets are off as to when Apple’s … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple’s iPad 3 : This year or next?

Apple Exploring Hybrid e-Ink/LCD Display Technology

Apple has an obsession with obtaining the best possible performance, both in terms of power usage and quality, out of existing technology. Sometimes this tends to leave some observers of their products disappointed in the raw details on their spec sheets. For instance, recently, some tech. pundits were initially disappointed when Apple did not jump on the OLED bandwagon with … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Exploring Hybrid e-Ink/LCD Display Technology

Future iOS Connector to Support DisplayPort, USB 3.0 and more?

USB 3.0 Connector

Here is some potentially exciting news for connectivity geeks, via Patently Apple. Apple has applied for, and been granted a patent on an all new slimline connector which is not only possibly for iOS devices but also for future Macs. Whilst DisplayPort and USB 3.0 seem to be the main focus here, it seems likely that perhaps Thunderbolt (Intel’s “Light … Read More

Stephen NorthcottFuture iOS Connector to Support DisplayPort, USB 3.0 and more?

iPad 2 leads tablet market in quality and price – Consumer Reports

iPad 2 Photo

Consumer Reports, the same outlet that refused to recommend the iPhone 4, but still rated it as the best smartphone on the market, has announced that Apple’s iPad 2 is the best option on the market – at the moment. Paul Reynolds, Electronics Editor at Consumer Reports had this to say: “So far, Apple is leading the tablet market in … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPad 2 leads tablet market in quality and price – Consumer Reports

Nasdaq set to rebalance it’s benchmark 100 Index – Slash Apple (APPL)

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Periodically the Nasdaq-100 index, which is run by the Nasdaq OMX Group Inc, will be rebalanced to reflect a share weighting based on the market capitalisation of core (non-financial industry) companies listed there. Which, after all, is how that index is supposed to be configured. This is outlined on the Nasdaq’s own site quite succinctly: Nasdaq decided to enact a … Read More

Stephen NorthcottNasdaq set to rebalance it’s benchmark 100 Index – Slash Apple (APPL)

Angry Birds Rio for iPhone – Guaranteed to shorten flight times [Review]

Angry Birds Rio

Rating: If you haven’t heard of Angry Birds then you’ve probably been living under a rock. If you haven’t played Angry Birds then you were not alone. Neither had I. Until now. I was the last hold out for the Angry Birds franchise in my group of friends; avoiding it like the plague, in much the same way that I … Read More

Stephen NorthcottAngry Birds Rio for iPhone – Guaranteed to shorten flight times [Review]

Gameloft’s N.O.V.A 3 (Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance) to run on Unreal Engine

N.O.V.A. 2 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance

“N.O.V.A” or “Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance”, certainly the most prominent, and probably the most playable multi-player FPS series for iOS has allied itself with Epic Game’s Unreal Engine 3. Unreal Engine 3 is available to any and all iOS developers as a completely free development package, with very reasonable licensing terms – which only kick into play once you are … Read More

Stephen NorthcottGameloft’s N.O.V.A 3 (Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance) to run on Unreal Engine

“Real Racing 2 HD” Review – A Petrol Head’s Delight for the iPad 2

Real Racing 2 HD iPad Game Review

Rating: “Real Racing 2 HD” is the logical evolution of what is widely regarded as the best racing game for iOS. The guys at Firemint have been beavering away since “Real Racing” first hit our mobile screens, to make the next iteration of their definitive iPad racing game take advantage of everything the iPad 2 offers, right out of the … Read More

Stephen Northcott“Real Racing 2 HD” Review – A Petrol Head’s Delight for the iPad 2

“Samurai II: Vengeance” Game Review for Mac. We were left asking Vengeance on who?

Samurai II Vengeance Mac Game Review

Rating: “Samurai II: Vengeance” is the sequel to “Samurai : Way of the Warrior”. Both are reasonably successful iOS titles, developed with the game development system Unity, and featuring quite gorgeous cell shaded, smoothly animated graphics of Japanese fighting characters. But how does this touch screen title translate onto iMac and MacBook Pro? I am a big fan of Unity … Read More

Stephen Northcott“Samurai II: Vengeance” Game Review for Mac. We were left asking Vengeance on who?

US Senators Aim To Censor DUI Checkpoint Alert Apps for iPhone and iPad

DUI Checkpoint iPhone App

In a letter to Scott Forstall, Appleā€™s senior vice president of iPhone Software, Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Tom Udall (D-NM) today wrote: We write today with grave concern regarding the ease with which downloadable applications for the iPhone, iPad, and other Apple products allow customers to identify where local police officers have … Read More

Stephen NorthcottUS Senators Aim To Censor DUI Checkpoint Alert Apps for iPhone and iPad