Apple’s Patent Suggests App Recommendation Coming to iOS

App Recommendation Apple Patent

Something I always said about Ping was that the idea was a good one, but it needed to support apps as well as music. Looks like someone at Apple has been listening if this latest patent filing is to be believed. Thumbing through the documentation over at Patently Apple, it appears that Apple is looking into ways to make the … Read More

Mac App Store Won’t Support Game Centre or In-App Purchases on Launch

Apple has recently informed developers working on apps for the new Mac App Store that Game Centre and in-app purchases will not be supported when the store opens for Snow Leopard. The omission of these features rule out any kind of “freemium” application that we’re used to seeing for our iOS devices, and the opportunity to challenge friends at games … Read More

Apple’s (AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs CEO of the Decade for the Second time

CEO of The Decade Steve Jobs

Last year Fortune declared co-founder of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Steve Jobs the CEO of the Decade. And this year MarketWatch have awarded him that same accolade. Here’s a brief overview of Steve’s career, in very broad terms, from Fortune last year : How’s this for a gripping corporate story line: Youthful founder gets booted from his company in the 1980s, returns … Read More

Mac App Store To Launch on December 13th?

Several reports over the weekend have suggested that Apple’s new App Store planned for the Mac will open on December 13th, just in time for the Christmas shopping rush. According to AppleTell Apple informed developers that they should have their applications ready for launch by December 6th, well before the estimated January release date. AppleTell’s unnamed source claims that Apple … Read More

Apple Granted Patent for Touch Enabled Notebook

Apple Touch MacBook Tablet

Patently Apple has done it again – this time they’ve discovered a brand new patent that Apple has managed to claim that appears to pave the way for a laptop that transforms into an iPad. This is the kind of thing many expected the new Macbook Air to turn out to be, but when announcing Apple’s super thin and light … Read More

Apple Comes a Solid Number One in Reliability Survey

Apple Comes a Solid Number One in Reliability Survey

A few times a year various entities carry out reliability surveys on key consumer electronics. One of the more respected ones is PC World’s annual service and reliability survey. Apple (AAPL) has a great record for customer service, and reliability, despite the impression that you may get from the main stream press. And this year is no exception. With a … Read More

Apple (AAPL) Lawyers-up for Nokia ITC hearing

We’ve reported a few times earlier this year about the various lawsuits going on between Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Nokia, HTC, Palm and Microsoft. Some are ongoing, and others have been settled privately in back scratching deals where two or more companies have agreed to pay reciprocal licensing fees to each other for conflicting smartphone patents. Interestingly, one name that is conspicuously … Read More

Black Friday Deals at the Apple Online Store

Black Friday Apple Store Deals Sales

Happy Black Friday! If you haven’t already grabbed yourself a bargain today, why not treat yourself over at the Apple Online Store? There’s some great deals on iMacs, MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, iPads & iPods – not to mention great accessories for each of your devices. Oprah declared the iPad to be her most favorite thing – make it your … Read More

Apple Buys 98 Acre Former HP Campus in Cupertino

Apple has further increased its presence in Cupertino after snapping up 98 acres of land that previously belonged to HP, who left the site this summer after 20 years there. According to Mercury News, the HP site, which neighbors Apple land bought in 2006, became vacant after HP moved to consolidate its operations in nearby Palo Alto. The report explains … Read More

Analysts Expect a “Monster Holiday Season” for Apple (AAPL)

iPad Holiday Gift Guide

ChangeWave Research has carried out a survey on just under 3000 US consumers which focusses on their plans for purchases for the holiday season. The survey was primarily interested in finding out what electronics goods consumers might be sticking under Christmas trees and in stockings this year. The upshot of what is a very expensive, and quite detailed report from ChangeWave … Read More

Apple’s MobileMe Service To Be Free For Some iOS Users?

MobileMe Free iPhone

In the last 12 months I think at least twice the discussion of MobileMe becoming a free service has been brought up here at Touch Reviews (maybe even by me) and elsewhere in the media. If I don’t hear the rumour at least once a year I am surprised. But, just like the iPhone, if we all talk about it … Read More

Apple’s (AAPL) European iAd Lineup and Launch Confirmed

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has today confirmed that it will launch iAd (its iOS based mobile advertising network) in Europe next month. Although this is much later than Apple had been expected to roll out the service in Europe, they’ve come out of the gate running with a premium portfolio of launch advertisers. Included in the initial launch in France and the UK … Read More

Apple’s “exciting” Announcement – The Beatles now on iTunes

The Beatles Apple

When Apple updated the apple.com homepage yesterday, they claimed that today would be just another day that we’d never forget. The big announcement? The Beatles are now on iTunes. Finally. At 3pm UK time, apple.com’s landing page was replaced with a full page image of Liverpool’s favorite sons with the rousing headline “In 1964 the band that changed everything came … Read More

Apple Promises an “exciting” iTunes Announcement Tomorrow

Apple iTunes Exciting Announcement

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) have devoted the entirety of their website’s front page to a large white area with clock-faces showing the time in New York, London and Tokyo relative to the time of 07:00 AM in California. The wording above those clock faces reads thus.. Tomorrow is just another day. That you’ll never forget. And we are invited to check back tomorrow … Read More

Wi-Gear CEO on Apple Buy-Out: “I Wish”

Earlier this week, Touch Reviews reported on Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) rumored buy-out of Wi-Gear, the company behind the iMuff line of wireless Bluetooth headphones, sparking hopes that Apple would soon be offering wireless Bluetooth headphones to accompany their devices. Today, however, Macworld reports that Wi-Gear CEO Mark Pundsack has confirmed that there is no truth behind the rumors of Apple taking over … Read More