35% of iPad Apps are games: Report

Distimo, from their own About page, is an “innovative app store analytics company built to solve the challenges created by a widely fragmented app store marketplace filled with equally fragmented information and statistics.” They offer a free service for Developers who are interested in monitoring the mobile app ecosystem. They also offer free analytics tools for developers so they can … Read More

iPhone OS 4.0 already Jailbroken?

iPhone OS 4.0 Jailbreak! As you probably know iPhone OS 4.0 was unveiled in the US yesterday, and was made available for download immediately as a Developer Preview. If you want to have a go then you need to sign up as an Apple Developer, pay $99 and then you’re good to go. I have it installed on my 3G … Read More

Download iPhone OS 4 Keynote Event

Apple has updated their website with information about the upcoming iPhone OS update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. In the iPhone OS 4 event Apple gave us a sneak peek into the future of iPhone OS. The update will bring many highly anticipated features. If you missed our live coverage here, you can read our event roudup here. You can also … Read More

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Keynote Event Roundup

Apple has certainly been on a streak lately. The public release of the iPad has been a complete success and now the details of the much anticipated iPhone OS 4.0. The new operating system has been the main object of speculation and rumor since the unveiling of the Apple tablet in January. Today’s announcement finally threw back the curtain and … Read More

Apple patents “peer to peer financial transactions”

Could peer to peer financial transactions be part of the iPhone OS 4.0 sneak peek? Seems strange that it should suddenly pop up online now. I find the whole US patent thing a bit strange. It appears that anyone can patent anything, and then it’s a big free for all in court where the lawyers make out like bandits. In … Read More

Live Coverage. Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Sneak Peek Keynote Event

With less than a week after a major product launch Apple’s announcement of iPhone OS 4.0 event was quite unexpected. Apple will give us a sneak peek into the future of iPhone OS later today. The event will be live at Apple’s Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino. There have been many rumors suggesting different features which could possibly be announced today. The … Read More

Apple iPad Criticism and The Experience

Much of the criticism surrounding the iPad has been focused on the technical characteristics of the device. Its inability to run Flash, its lack of video conferencing capabilities, its non-existent USB ports, its closed system. Its interesting no one is attacking the iPad where it counts; squarely in the usage experience. A lot of tablet manufacturers are about to find … Read More

Apple to unveil new mobile Ad network at iPhone OS 4.0 event

As we reported a little while ago Apple purchased mobile device ad firm Quattro Wireless after taking too long to decide to buy AdMob, and having Google snap it up in a defensive move. I saw this as a savvy tactical play from Apple in more than one way : [touchreviews.net] Effectively Apple got Google to pay over the odds for … Read More

Cydia App shows up on Apple’s iPad

Some pictures are circulating on Twitter of Cydia running on an iPad. These originate from Will Strafach (@cdevwill). This is literally a day or so after pictures and videos surfaced of an iPad being “jailbroken” for the first time. We reported on that here : [touchreviews.net] It seems that the hacker community is working at full bore to free the … Read More

Apple’s iPhone OS 4.0 sneak peek event on April 8th

Well that is quite a surprise! Apple, fresh from the iPad launch have hit us with an announcement of an iPhone OS 4 sneak peek on April the 8th. The hits just keep on coming from Cupertino. This will be an invitation only event at Apple Town Hall and will give those invited a preview of what to expect from … Read More

Apple iPad Reviews: A Differing Opinion

It’s Monday, April 5th. Those of us in North America that braved the lines or used our Saturday waiting for the courier have had our patience rewarded with a day and a half (or more for the devoted and sleep deprived) of playing with our new iPad. Generally speaking, the reviews and views of the iPad have been generally positive. … Read More

Apple iPad Unboxing and First Impressions

Is there anyone that doesn’t know what an iPad is or that it’s released today? Well actually there is as when I texted and tweeted my family this morning to let them know that I was at home waiting for the delivery at least 3 of them asked “What’s an iPad”. However, for the rest of the world and certainly … Read More

Why Apple product launches are legendary

Rumour mills on blogs and tech websites go into overdrive weeks, months or even years (particularly in the case of the iPhone) prior to any suspected launch. All the while journalists and bloggers scratch up snippets of information to present to their readers. Each rushing to publish like a faithful Labrador who’s just fetched a favourite ball. I know, because … Read More

Apple iPad will have free OS updates up to and including OS 4.0

Apple’s new iPad ships with a dedicated OS versioned as iPhone OS 3.2. From Apple’s own iPad Software Licensing Agreement we have found this section: Apple will provide you any iPad OS software updates that it may release from time to time, up to and including the next major iPad OS software release following the version of iPad OS software that … Read More

15 Apple iPad details you might have missed

Earlier this week we reported that Apple posted iPad guided tours which details the user interface and features of all the native iPad apps. The iPad guided tour focuses on how one can take advantage of its unique features and large display. We found a few details in the guided tour which we thought were interesting to note. Safari Safari on iPad will … Read More