Android Surpasses Apple’s iPhone in Recent US Sales

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During the six months leading up to August of this year smartphone handset sales break down like this: Android : 32% iPhone : 25% Blackberry : 26% While Apple’s iPhone market share has held steady, Android’s has grown. Overall the iPhone’s install base has actually grown slightly to 29%, and RIM’s Blackberry share has dropped. But the real winner is … Read More

Windows Phone 7 Launch Event Confirmed [Microsoft]

AppleInsider are reporting that Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has confirmed its Worldwide launch event for Windows Phone 7 as being on the 11th of October in New York City. We already know from Microsoft what to expect on this new platform in terms of OS capabilities and to a certain degree which launch games and apps to expect. One interesting side note to … Read More

Apple Drops iPod Touch 2nd Gen AirPrint Support [iOS 4.2]

AirPrint iOS 4 iPod touch 3rd Gen

Apple seems to be accelerating its planned obsolescence program for all of its mobile devices these days. When AirPrint was first announced as functionality that allows you to print to networked printers directly from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, Apple boasted that it would arrive for all iOS devices right down to their second generation iPod Touch with the next … Read More

CopyTrans Manager : Lightweight alternative to iTunes on the PC

CopyTrans Manager

CopyTrans Manager Rating: iTunes 9 was relaunched as iTunes 10, by Steve Jobs in September. People’s first reaction to the new incarnation of what has become Apple’s very own Frankenstein’s monster was that the new icon was a bit naff. I have to say that I think it does look a bit middle aged. Which is probably how iTunes feels about … Read More

Craft Control for iPhone new line-drawing game

Craft Control iPhone

Craft Control Rating: Craft Control is a hard game to pigeon hole with a one line description. In some ways it seems a little like an evolution of a game you might have seen on a Nintendo Game & Watch in the 1980s. Obviously the gameplay and graphics are far more advanced than those little monochrome wonders of my youth. The … Read More

Is BlackBerry PlayBook the real Apple iPad Killer? [Comparison]

iPad PlayBook Tablet Comparison Chart

There have been a wealth of articles, and pretty comparison tables produced recently in most major publications to show us just how the upcoming crop of “iPad Killers” will shape up against their nemesis. Breaking them down the differences between the Apple iPad, Samsung’s Tab, Dell’s Streak and the BlackBerry PlayBook (I’ll come back to that name in a while) … Read More

Impact of Apps being featured by App Stores [Waze Case Study]

Apple App Store Feature

The Holy Grail of App marketing is still getting featured on Apple’s own App Store. All new products get a few days in the marketing sunshine that is the “New and Noteworthy” section of iTunes. And once that period is over your app’s sales can sink like a rather heavy stone in a deep dark pool, no matter how good … Read More

Land Air Sea Warfare HD Futuristic RTS Commands & Conquers the iPad.

Land Air Sea Warfare HD iPad

Land Air Sea Warfare HD Rating: It’s been a challenging month. And I seem to be spending a lot of my time hiding from things. I had successfully hidden from the launch of Civilization V, after an unfortunate experience with Civ III that almost ruined my life, and lost me my various jobs at the time! I’ve also found myself hiding … Read More

Apple iAd Gouges Other Advertisers for Mobile Ads Market Share

When Apple introduced iAd there were plenty of the usual nay-sayers around to predict that Apple’s foray into mobile advertising would not end well. And initially Apple seemed to be positioning their iAd advertising network to be a monopoly they controlled on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. They seemed to be ensuring that by locking other popular advertising networks … Read More

Developers See Android Stronger than Apple iOS in Future

Figures just in from a survey of developers by Appcelerator and IDC have found that around 60% of devs see Android as a better bet for the future, whilst 35% believe that iOS will remain dominant. This is a shift from a previous survey that found around 55% favouring Android moving forward, over 40% for iOS. The foundation for this … Read More

Apple’s iTunes Now Highlights “Game Center” Compatible Apps

Game Center Apps

Apple has added some more information to the way it labels games in the iTunes App Store. Prior to the latest update, people wanting to find games that work with Game Center, Apple’s new social network for gaming, would have to scan the app’s text description, or look in a dedicated Game Center section on the App Store. It seems … Read More

Apple’s App Store Info-graphics

App Store Submissions

If you are interested in digging about what is going on with the App Store then we’ve found a cool web page for you to visit. Presented in some pretty large Info-graphics are breakdowns of figures like the amount of apps uploaded to Apple each day. And the amount of “inactive” apps in the App Store. Which is around 50,000 … Read More

No iPhone 4 for Verizon in 2011?

Some people are getting a little concerned about recent comments made by Verizon CEO Ivan Seidbenberg. Speaking at an investors conference he said that their new 4G network, which is not online yet or in the foreseeable future (certainly not for 2011), may make “Apple get with the program.” This has some concerned that the much rumored CDMA iPhone 4 that … Read More

“Muted” Response to Apple’s Relaxation of App Store Rules – Adobe

Apple relaxed a few of its App Store rules recently and one of those changes had the net effect of letting apps that have been made with Adobe’s Flash authoring tools to be sold through Apple’s App Store. Bearing in mind that the Apple / Adobe spat over Flash associated development tools being banned from use in iPhone development was … Read More

Apple (AAPL) Purchased Facial Recognition Firm Polar Rose [Confirmed]

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has apparently paid close to $26 Million for Polar Rose, and when one considers their current direction with Facetime, mobile Financial Transactions and more complex mobile devices it is easy to come up with any number of ways that this technology is attractive to Apple. Polar Rose are the company behind the facial recognition technology that was built into … Read More