App Store Nears 250,000 Apps. Facebook Hits 100 Million

Facebook, which some would claim is probably the most used service on iPhone (via the Facebook app particularly), has passed 100 Million active users this weekend. Coincidentally that is close to the total number of iOS Devices that Apple has sold. Meanwhile Apple’s own iTunes App Store now boasts close to 250,000 Apps currently in its storefront, and has had … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApp Store Nears 250,000 Apps. Facebook Hits 100 Million

Apple (AAPL) iPad Slowly Strangling Notebook Sales

Part of the reason that other PC manufacturers are scrambling to push their own tablet computers out is that they can see their notebook market share being cannibalised by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad. Not only that, it is becoming clear that while the iPad may be eating into Apple’s own iPod Touch sales it is not affecting their own laptop sales. Asus … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) iPad Slowly Strangling Notebook Sales

Steve Jobs Promises iOS 4 Speed Fix for iPhone 3G Soon

Many iPhone 3G users have been complaining of speed issues running iOS 4 on what is now the oldest iPhone model that Apple sells. But in reality, apart from some loss of graphics performance, the horsepower under the iPhone 3G’s hood should really be able to cope with what iOS 4 throws at it. Especially as Apple’s 4th iteration of … Read More

Stephen NorthcottSteve Jobs Promises iOS 4 Speed Fix for iPhone 3G Soon

Apple iAd Global Roll-out [JCPenney Ad]

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Apple’s iAd has been a little slow at filling the available inventory and has been criticized for long production process. Mobile advertising is a new platform for Apple and they want to have complete control and offer the most interactive experience. Participating brands and developers who have integrated iAd into their apps have reported that Apple’s iAd has been successful in engaging the audience … Read More

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Apple App Store Director Sells Fart, Wee & Poop Apps

Brian X. Chen over at Wired has done another piece of excellent snooping and followed a trail of evidence to uncover some awkward truths about Apple’s own director of applications technology, Philip Shoemaker. Shoemaker has a whole host of iPhone Apps that he sells under his company name Gray Noodle LLC. Included in his “portfolio” of work are not the … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple App Store Director Sells Fart, Wee & Poop Apps

Apple (AAPL) Moves iWallet Plans Forward

Near Field Communications (NFC) allows the transmission of data between devices over short ranges. It is perfect for consumer financial and data transitions. And Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) very obviously intend that this kind of transaction will be able to be carried out from our iPhones in future. One of NFC’s leading lights, Benjamin Vigler, recently moved to Apple where his job title, … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) Moves iWallet Plans Forward

Apple in Patent suit over iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Functionality

Every few weeks a Patent troll will pop up and go after large technology companies with dubious patent claims in what is generally seen as a cash grab. This week is no exception. VirnetX has filed a patent infringement suit against several companies, including Apple. The specific patents that VirnetX claims have been infringed are specifically associated with all of … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple in Patent suit over iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Functionality

Apple’s iAd now allow in-app downloads

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During WWDC 2010 Apple introduced its mobile ad network for iOS devices called iAd. According to Steve Jobs the new interactive ad network for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad would provide developers an additional source of income and enable them to develop more free apps by integrating iAds. The initial launch was criticized for low fill rate and only the big brands … Read More

Ravin MohindruApple’s iAd now allow in-app downloads

Apple Executive Leaves In Wake of iPhone 4 AntennaGate

It was only going to be a matter of time before someone would get the axe due to the antenna issues that plagued the iPhone 4. That someone is Mark Papermaster, Apple’s senior vice president of iPhone and iPod hardware engineering. Apple announced today that Mr. Papermaster will be leaving the company. Apple did not say whether Papermaster was fired … Read More

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Apple Quietly Launches the iTunes Cloud.. Kind of…

If you are a member of MobileMe you may have noticed that you can now upload mp3 files to your iDisk and play them from there. Apple updated their MobileMe app in early July, and included in the update was a revision to the MobileMe service which adds the ability to “Play audio from your iDisk while using another app”. … Read More

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Apple iTunes Cloud Service Roll Out To Be Limited At First

Sources that are speaking to cnet news are giving the impression that Apple’s cloud music service, which is supposed to be a marriage of Lala and iTunes, is not any where near ready. And that when it does roll out it may be limited in scope, and more movie centric than music centric. It is very clear that Apple is closely … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple iTunes Cloud Service Roll Out To Be Limited At First

French Carrier SFR advises users to avoid iOS 4 for iPhone 3G

iPhone 3G users who were tempted to upgrade to iOS 4 in order to use folders, Bing search, better mail, iBooks and other improvements in the latest operating system for iPhone are now wishing they hadn’t upgraded their device. We recently reported that iPhone 3G running iOS 4 becomes slow and the battery drains faster. Apple support forum is filled with users complaining about … Read More

Ravin MohindruFrench Carrier SFR advises users to avoid iOS 4 for iPhone 3G

Apple’s iPhone 4 Gets Glowing Review From Australian Publication

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The iPhone 4 “antennagate” issue might have been exaggerated by the media according to Steve Jobs, during the press conference the data provided by Apple suggested that very few customers were experiencing any reception or antenna issues. When you hold the iPhone 4 in a way which grips the antenna then you might lose signal strength but many users have certainly reported lesser call drops … Read More

Ravin MohindruApple’s iPhone 4 Gets Glowing Review From Australian Publication

Apple (AAPL) Ships More Phones than Motorola For 2nd Quarter Running

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For the second quarter in a row Motorola reported shipping less mobile phones than Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). To give you an idea of how the smart phone industry has been turned on its head since the arrival of Apple, Silicon Alley Insider have produced some great statistics. In Q2 2007, for instance — the quarter when Apple first started selling the iPhone … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) Ships More Phones than Motorola For 2nd Quarter Running