Apple hires App Store Game Editorial Chief

Apple has shown that it is taking games more and more seriously over the last few months. This is another move in that direction. Matt Casamassina, previously the ‘editor-at-large’ over at IGN has been hired by Apple as their App Store Game Editor in Chief. Matt explains what this means on his personal weblog : In a nutshell, I will be … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple hires App Store Game Editorial Chief

Amazon worried about Apple’s iPad?

Some say that Amazon is worried about the iPad. Amazon was always going to face competition from other e-Book readers. But they perhaps didn’t expect the paradigm shift that has potentially come with the iPad and Apple’s iBook Store. Even so, Amazon has just posted earning results which were higher than Wall Street expected. They did, however, follow them up with far … Read More

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Android running on Apple’s First Generation iPhone

This is just one of those stories that makes you go. Dude? What? Well programmer David Wong, who is also known as @planetbeing on Twitter, and is a member of that venerable group “iPhone Dev Team” has finally achieved an ambition he has had since 2008. He has booted Android on an iPhone! And has posted a video on You … Read More

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Apple adds ‘Gmail Archive’ to iPhone OS 4

Apple have added a Gmail “Archive” feature to the iPhone’s native Mail app. It works in a similar way to “Delete”, in that you swipe the mail you want to archive, but choose to archive instead of delete. Seeing as Gmail accounts have “unlimited” space for archiving to this seems like a neat addition. The Mail app will bring significant … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple adds ‘Gmail Archive’ to iPhone OS 4

Apple Financial Results for Q2 2010 Very Impressive

Apple’s shares seem to be on an elevator ride to heaven right now. As of writing this update shares in AAPL are at US$258, having risen more than $14 dollars today alone. Yet another all time high! This is off the back of very impressive second quarter earnings for what is now the biggest tech company in Silicon Valley. Apple’s … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Financial Results for Q2 2010 Very Impressive

Apple iPad 3G to be Available in US Stores on April 30th

Apple has confirmed that the WiFi+3G version of the Apple iPad will be in stores in the US ONLY, initially, from April the 30th. International availability is likely to be on the same day for all iPad models. But that magical day could be as late as the 30th of May. And we still don’t have confirmed prices yet for … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple iPad 3G to be Available in US Stores on April 30th

Apple upsets educators with Scratch Viewer app removal

We’ve spoken a fair bit about Clause 3.3.1 and its effect on Adobe and Flash. The general meaning of this controversial clause is that interpreted code is not allowed to run on any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. And that apps found to be using scripts, or other forms of run-time interpretation will be rejected or removed from the app … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple upsets educators with Scratch Viewer app removal

Lost iPhone 4G Prototype Is Real. Apple Reacts

Apple iPhone 4G Revealed [Update 3] So it’s all over bar the wailing and screaming. It turns out that Gizmodo had this iPhone 4G prototype for a week. They bought it for US$5000 from a guy who “found it in a bar”. Apparently it had iPhone OS 4.0 on it at that point, but was quickly disabled by Apple so … Read More

Stephen NorthcottLost iPhone 4G Prototype Is Real. Apple Reacts

Apple’s Next iPhone 4G Revealed. Real or Fake [Update 2]

Well, give me enough rope and I’ll hang myself! I was positive this “lost” iPhone 4G was a hoax. But a new twist in the iPhone 4G San Jose Bar fiasco has unfolded today. Engadget have come back blazing with all guns and a plethora of videos and teardown images for a device they are absolutely certain is an Apple … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple’s Next iPhone 4G Revealed. Real or Fake [Update 2]

Apple iPhone 4G Revealed [Update]

I have to say I had my doubts when I saw the pictures of the “iPhone 4G” being passed around the web in the last 24 hours. Firstly the image had popped up on Twitter a while back from a different source : [twitpic] But also it was simply such an awful overall design that it could only, at best, … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple iPhone 4G Revealed [Update]

Instaviz – A flowchart tool for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

Instaviz Rating: The best way to describe Instaviz for those who don’t know about it is the description on the company’s own website : Instaviz is an iPhone and iPad application that turns roughly sketched shapes and lines into beautifully laid-out diagrams. Instaviz uses Recog, a new shape recognition engine. Trained on over 2,500 sketches drawn by real users, Recog … Read More

Stephen NorthcottInstaviz – A flowchart tool for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

AT&T holiday block may signal Apple iPhone 4G launch dates

As in previous years multiple sources are confirming that AT&T has put an unusual block on staff holidays for this year. In previous years the only reason for a holiday ban like this from AT&T is for an Apple iPhone launch. The interesting thing is that this year the ban is in June. Which signals that perhaps the iPhone 4G … Read More

Stephen NorthcottAT&T holiday block may signal Apple iPhone 4G launch dates

Apple iPad Not Quite Ready for US Universities

More iPad Banninations! Earlier in the week news came in of the Israeli authorities confiscating iPads from their owners as they entered the country. The argument they gave was that the iPad used Wi-Fi frequencies that “could interfere” with Israel’s own Wi-Fi infrastructure. I wonder if those same authorities know about iPhones, iPods and Apple’s laptops? Or other mobile devices? … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple iPad Not Quite Ready for US Universities

iPhone OS 4.0 3G Special multitasking “hacked” edition

We predicted that multitasking would not be available on earlier iPhone devices, and were correct. Even still I was personally a little insulted by Apple’s statement that earlier hardware simply can’t support it. That statement taken in its broadest terms could be seen as true, but overall the statement is disingenuous. It must have had a similar effect on the … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPhone OS 4.0 3G Special multitasking “hacked” edition

Opera Mini iPhone Number one free download in 22 App Stores

Engadget is reporting that Opera Mini is the number one free download in pretty much all of the iTunes App Stores World-wide. Apparently over 1 million copies have been downloaded in day 1. That last figure is from a Press Release from Opera Software themselves. Whilst this is impressive, Opera Mini is not without its problems. Because the pages are … Read More

Stephen NorthcottOpera Mini iPhone Number one free download in 22 App Stores