What Apps to expect on the Apple iPad?

Will it just be Games, Games, more games, iPhone Ports and eBooks? When our illustrious editor threw this article assignment at me I immediately went into a taill spin with a mental block. I wasn’t sure why right away. But several days, several thousand lines of code and several other equally pressing jobs later I think I know why. Basically … Read More

Stephen NorthcottWhat Apps to expect on the Apple iPad?

Jailbreak your iPad with software Maybe, according to Geohot

iPad Jailbreak I follow @Geohot on Twitter. Real name George Hotz. For those of you that don’t know he’s the guy who originally hacked the iPhone. His first hacks were “hardware assisted”, and earned him a free sports car from an admirer, and worldwide acclaim in the iPhone hacking community. In a nut shell for that first exploit he shorted out … Read More

Stephen NorthcottJailbreak your iPad with software Maybe, according to Geohot

Apple shifts iPad touch panel orders from TPK to Wintek. Order delays?

There have been rumours of supply chain issues limiting the number of iPads available for launch for a while. We reported on those initial rumours, and also the suspected reasons behind the limit of 2 iPads per individual earlier this month. We’ve also reported on how iPad sales are going very well indeed in the US prior to the iPad’s … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple shifts iPad touch panel orders from TPK to Wintek. Order delays?

70% of Apple iPhone App developers heading to Android: AdMob

Admob have carried out a survey of their developers. Not sure when this actually was, because I didn’t get asked, but anyway. What we need to remember with this survey is that Google are in the process of buying AdMob. And that Google are the developers of the Android mobile phone OS. I am not saying I don’t believe their … Read More

Stephen Northcott70% of Apple iPhone App developers heading to Android: AdMob

Apple iPhone shows impressive growth in US gaming market share

Figures are in for the last 12 months of the gaming market, and Apple is posting some impressive results. In one year Apple’s share of the US gaming market has grown 500%. I can only imagine that we should see similar results in Europe and elsewhere. As of today more than 30,000 game titles exist in the iTunes App Store, … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple iPhone shows impressive growth in US gaming market share

Palm: End of Days. Was it their SDK that killed them?

I’ve been tweeting and writing for some time that I think it’s probably going to be a downward spiral into oblivion for Palm in the coming months. Which is a shame. To be clear : It’s not over yet for Palm. But the writing does seem to be on the wall. Before the advent of the iPhone I was a … Read More

Stephen NorthcottPalm: End of Days. Was it their SDK that killed them?

Weekly news roundup on all things “Touch” | 03/20/2010

iPad Developers have one week to get their app into Apple for a chance at making the iPad App Store Grand Opening. Apple plans to sell around 13 million iPads in the next few years. “Elite” iPad Devs get iPads to test on. HTC hits back at Apple’s lawsuit against them, while more lines are drawn in the virtual sand … Read More

Stephen NorthcottWeekly news roundup on all things “Touch” | 03/20/2010

Apple gives select developers early access to iPads [Rumor]

Businessweek is reporting a rather bizarre rumour that “elite developers” have been given early access to iPad hardware for testing and development of Apps prior to the official debut of the device. Colour me officially jealous! The conditions for these loans is straight out of Mission Impossible: Would-be testers of the tablet-style computer, due to be released Apr. 3, must … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple gives select developers early access to iPads [Rumor]

Surviving in the iPhone Wild Wild West: Bogus Marketing Schemes

Surviving in the iPhone Wild Wild West. Marketing Part 01 : The bogus App Review site. In a short series of three articles I am attempting to expose some of the more seedier practices which are going on to promote apps in the sub-culture which surrounds the App Store marketplace today. Part 03 is probably the most explosive. Every app … Read More

Stephen NorthcottSurviving in the iPhone Wild Wild West: Bogus Marketing Schemes

Movies projected from your iPhone? Apple seems to be moving that way

There have been a lot of pico-projector developments in the last couple of years. Several firms have produced developer versions of matchbox sized, or even smaller, projectors in full colour. Most notably a company called Microvison, although Japanese firms I have worked with already have smaller and better versions of this hardware up and running. Patents Apple filed back in … Read More

Stephen NorthcottMovies projected from your iPhone? Apple seems to be moving that way

Pre-Ordered your iPad? Now Shop for iPad Accessories

iPad Accessories Your iPad is on order. It is on order right? Phew! OK then. Assuming you’ve bought one that is going to be available on the 3rd of April, you might want to consider what house warming gifts to buy for it in a hurry. So we’ve compiled a little shopping list of things you may want to consider. … Read More

Stephen NorthcottPre-Ordered your iPad? Now Shop for iPad Accessories

Mac and iPod sales are up so far in 2010

Piper Jaffray and Gene Munster, as reported by AppleInsider, are very confident of 2010 being the “Year of the Mac”. February sales figures for both Mac computers and iPods are “impressive” according to the analysts. Mac sales for the first two months of 2010 are up 39 percent year over year. With an estimate that Apple will sell around 2.8 … Read More

Stephen NorthcottMac and iPod sales are up so far in 2010

What to do if your iPad battery stops holding a charge? Get a new one from Apple, of course!

iPad Battery Replacement Apple are very keen on their batteries being non-user serviceable, and being packed tightly away inside their devices in order to make the design of their cool toys amazingly ergonomic. Batteries are often packed tightly into the case structure in-between components, and simply not accessible unless you want to crack your device open and void your warranty, … Read More

Stephen NorthcottWhat to do if your iPad battery stops holding a charge? Get a new one from Apple, of course!

How Google stole AdMob from Apple. Was this the first covert tactical strike in the mobile advertising wars?

The New York Times is reporting on the “Apple V Google feud”, and has an interesting account of how Apple perhaps messed up in it’s chance to snatch up AdMob. Which in effect suggests Apple was then forced to buy it’s second choice of mobile ad company; Quattro Wireless. In essence The New York Times is saying that Apple had … Read More

Stephen NorthcottHow Google stole AdMob from Apple. Was this the first covert tactical strike in the mobile advertising wars?

Weekly news roundup on all things “Touch”

Apple shares are still rising, iPads are selling like hot cakes “virtually”, as well as receiving last minute design changes. Microsoft, Palm and Android are playing catch-up in the mobile space at GDC, and in sales figures. Some with more success than others…. Oh, and eBooks, or iBooks?, may be in a format you recognise and can be read aloud, … Read More

Stephen NorthcottWeekly news roundup on all things “Touch”