Apple Now Accepting iPad Apps for ‘grand opening’

Apple is now notifying iPhone developers that they are accepting iPad apps! The notification email had the following details. iPad will begin shipping soon and your opportunity to be part of the grand opening of the iPad App Store starts today. Submit your iPad app now for an initial review by the App Review Team and receive feedback on its … Read More

Apple Moves on Native iPhone Navigation App

Yesterday we told you about a new Apple patent for a native social application called iGroups. Today, brings word of Apple’s move to bring native support to a strong application market; turn-by-turn navigation. An article in Patently Apple describes Cupertino’s plans for this as yet unnamed native navigation app. While the app described is said to focus on alleviating the … Read More

iGroups for iPhone: Apple Makes It’s Social Move [New Patent]

Apple Makes It’s Social Move Social applications and games are the current darling of the tech industry. Whether it’s Foursquare, GoWalla, or Latitude; it seems social applications and games are always in the news. Apple, with its commanding lead in the mobile space, has been noticeably absent from this market. According to an article in Patently Apple today, that is … Read More

Apple’s Infrastructure Ramps Up for Mobile Computing

It’s interesting to watch the subtle background changes happening in the Appleverse as April 3rd gets closer. The fact that Apple is not only rolling out new hardware but also the supporting elements indicates their drive and determination to not only make the iPad a success but to drive their dominance in the mobile space. The latest such instance comes … Read More

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

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

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

Apple and Google about to have a public fall out?

Apple were recently in the news for filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer HTC and now it looks like Google and Apple could soon be in a heated debate. Google and Apple have worked very well together in the past, they brought together Google maps for the iPhone. When Apple sued HTC they were also taking a swipe at Google, … Read More

The “Freemium” Game sales model? Lipstick on the same old pig?

When I first sat down to write this article I was a little lost initially as to how to attack it. You see I am not convinced that the “Freemium” model is actually the “next big thing” that the blog-o-sphere is hyping it up to be. Certainly a large number of apps are being shifted under that banner. But then … Read More

The iPad is selling like hot cakes! 90,000 pre-orders in the first day!

If figures being reported are correct then the iPad has already sold over 90,000 units in its first day of pre-orders. Fortune’s Phillip Elmer-DeWitt announced that “51,000 orders in two hours” had been completed shortly after noon on the first day. Many high profile bloggers have been reporting on their order details and Andrew Erlichson wrote “We just bought two … Read More

Order Your iPad Today. Last Minute iPad Specification Updates

When Apple announced the iPad in January some people who were lucky enough to get some hands on time noted with some disappointment that there was no way to lock the screen orientation. This can sometimes be annoying on an iPhone and consequently some third party apps provide it as an option. On a larger device like the iPad it … Read More

B&N eReader for iPad Coming Soon

Apple is taking the e-book business very seriously and the iPad will certainly prove to be a serious threat to Kindle from Amazon. By developing eReaders major publishers want to make sure that people always have access to their favourite books in digital format. Today Barnes & Noble updated their blog with some information about their upcoming iPad app. The … Read More

iPhone OS 4.0 software to deliver multitasking support?

Although this has been rumoured many times before and not been delivered, it’s something that does seem to be coming. iPhone OS already allows multitasking in a multitude of ways, but none of those are directly exposed to users. Developers can create multi-threaded apps either using POSIX threads or Apple’s own NSThread, which is built on-top of that system. But … Read More