White iPhone 4 Delayed Again

Apple are still struggling with the manufacture of the White iPhone 4. They issued this statement today. White models of Apple’s new iPhone® 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected, and as a result they will not be available until the second half of July. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected. … Read More

Stephen NorthcottWhite iPhone 4 Delayed Again

WWDC Style iTunes App Store Sales Screen Saver

If you remember, around WWDC time we were all blown away by an Apple creation that was almost a piece of modern art. Especially if you were someone experiencing decent App Sales on a daily basis! In the lobby of the developer conference they setup a bank of monitors showing live iPhone App Sales cascading down them in real time. … Read More

Stephen NorthcottWWDC Style iTunes App Store Sales Screen Saver

iPhone 4 and iPad Demand Continue to Rise

Apple are in an enviable position for any company. They have cemented their place at the top of the tech industry with another set of stellar financial results, announced yesterday. And they simply can’t produce enough units of their two most popular devices to keep up with consumer demand. In effect they themselves are the only obstacle they have to … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPhone 4 and iPad Demand Continue to Rise

Apple (AAPL) Posts Stellar Q3 Earnings – As Expected!

No surprises from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) yesterday. But the Q3 results were impressive nonetheless. Analysts predicted Apple (AAPL) would earn $3.00 per share this quarter, and generate revenues of around $15 Billion. What Apple actually achieved was $3.51 per share, revenue of $15.7 Billion, and a net profit of $3.25 Billion. Overall an increase of around 50% over last years figures … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) Posts Stellar Q3 Earnings – As Expected!

iOS 4 Email Bug: Bizarre Emails from December 1969!

Cult of Mac are reporting that a number of iPhone and iPod Touch users are reporting a fairly innocuous, and yet quite bizarre bug in the latest iOS 4 update. The bug manifests itself in the form of an email from December the 31st, 1969 popping up in their email in-box. The message has no subject, sender or any content. … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiOS 4 Email Bug: Bizarre Emails from December 1969!

Apple 2010 Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call Tomorrow

Tomorrow afternoon at 14:00 PDT and 17:00 EDT Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will announce its 3rd Quarter (Q3) Earnings for 2010. Apple (AAPL) has adopted a new accounting practice with regards to the iPhone, due to changes in US regulation, and instead of holding some iPhone earnings back based on a subscription model, it now accounts for them as they go along. It is … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple 2010 Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call Tomorrow

White iPhone 4 Supplies to be Extremely Constrained

News coming out of a website based in China details the production process for White iPhone 4 screens, and the news is not promising. Apparently Lens Technology, the company that makes the White iPhone 4′s front panel, has machines which are only capable of producing 3 units per hour. Getting the balance of white paint levels to opacity for the … Read More

Stephen NorthcottWhite iPhone 4 Supplies to be Extremely Constrained

Apple’s Secret Strategy at The iPhone 4 Press Conference

Apple dodged more than one bullet at their iPhone 4 Press Conference yesterday. Some that I think many people had not even seen coming. But that’s because by definition most industry observers, or journalists, are followers and not leaders. Being a leader is something that Apple very certainly is used to – and good at. Some pundits went into the … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple’s Secret Strategy at The iPhone 4 Press Conference

MaxiVista turns Your iPad into a Second PC Monitor

Turning my iPad into a second monitor was one of the first things I did with it. Luckily there are a number of apps of varying quality on the App Store that allow you to do so. I actually wrote my own in the end, because they weren’t quite up to my needs at the time. It was also a … Read More

Stephen NorthcottMaxiVista turns Your iPad into a Second PC Monitor

Landscape & Portrait Induction Charing Dock for Future iOS Devices

Apple Docking Patent

One of the biggest irritations with both the iPad and the iPhone is having to plug it in to charge or sync. Second only to that is having to place it in a portrait orientation in a dock. If you want to use your iPhone or iPad any other way around you have to buy an accessory, or prop it … Read More

Stephen NorthcottLandscape & Portrait Induction Charing Dock for Future iOS Devices

iOS 4.0.1 for iPhone 4 to be released today?

Most people had assumed that iOS 4.1, released to developers yesterday, was actually the update that we should be looking at for hopes of a fix for the iPhone 4 reception issue. It does seem likely that any “fix” would have already been rolled into that developer build. It is hard for me to comment though as I don’t have … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiOS 4.0.1 for iPhone 4 to be released today?

Apple Acquires Poly9. Another Mapping Company

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has apparently added to its mapping company portfolio today as we are hearing reports that it has picked up the Quebec based mapping company Poly9. Poly9′s staff are said to have been moved to California, and their website is now no longer available. One of Poly9′s products is a “cross browser, cross platform 3D globe which does not … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Acquires Poly9. Another Mapping Company

Blackberry Coming Under Pressure from Apple and Google for Market Share

It seems that the fairytale success of the Blackberry is coming under increasing pressure from both Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) , as demand for iPhone 4 and Android handsets, and their increasing market share steadily encroaches on RIM’s market dominance. A recent survey from ChangeWave Research completed at the end of June, prior to the iPhone 4 launch, shows that RIM … Read More

Stephen NorthcottBlackberry Coming Under Pressure from Apple and Google for Market Share

Free iPhone Video Converter Software (Mac & PC)

It’s not often you get something for free, with no catch, and that it is useful too. iSkysoft are offering their iPhone Video Converter for OS X (Intel and PowerPC), as well as for Windows completely free for 12 days. The software allows you to convert videos, movies and TV shows for your iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4. … Read More

Stephen NorthcottFree iPhone Video Converter Software (Mac & PC)

Will Apple (AAPL) Recall iPhone 4 Due to Reception Issues? (Poll)

You know that an issue with a device has hit the mainstream media when Jeremy Clarkson works it into an introduction for The Stig on BBC’s Top Gear! For those that don’t know “The Stig” is a legendary, almost mythological character who never takes his racing helmet off, and test drives cars for the UK based, but internationally famous, and … Read More

Stephen NorthcottWill Apple (AAPL) Recall iPhone 4 Due to Reception Issues? (Poll)