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

Erin PetersonApple’s Infrastructure Ramps Up for Mobile Computing

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

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”

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

Jane JonesApple and Google about to have a public fall out?

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

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

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

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

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

Stephen NorthcottOrder Your iPad Today. Last Minute iPad Specification Updates

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

Ravin MohindruB&N eReader for iPad Coming Soon

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

Stephen NorthcottiPhone OS 4.0 software to deliver multitasking support?

Apple Removes Camera Option in iPhone (iPad) OS 3.2 SDK beta 4 [Images]

Almost every soon to be released Apple product goes through a lot of speculation before it is officially available. The iPad has undoubtedly become one of the most discussed topics in the blog-o-sphere and there has been speculation regarding its hardware and software since the time it was first announced by Steve Jobs. The first rumor which became very popular … Read More

Ravin MohindruApple Removes Camera Option in iPhone (iPad) OS 3.2 SDK beta 4 [Images]

Phone Patent Battle lines drawn. Microsoft eyes opportunities.

As I suggested last week, Apple’s lawsuit against HTC over phone patents did not come out of the blue, and is not the last of what may mushroom into a multi-company skirmish, perhaps even including Microsoft. Oppenheimer analyst Yai Reiner issued a report yesterday that illuminated the issues and industry discussions that have been going on behind closed doors prior … Read More

Stephen NorthcottPhone Patent Battle lines drawn. Microsoft eyes opportunities.

Bigpoint announces iPhone v PC head to head racing | GDC 2010

At GDC today, Bigpoint and Unity hooked up to showcase a game called Uniter, which allows iPhone and PC gamers to race against each other. “This is an important and historic opportunity for the online gaming industry,” said BigPoint CEO Heiko Hurbertz. “We believe the future of gaming exists in a world without borders and platform boundaries and in real-time. … Read More

Stephen NorthcottBigpoint announces iPhone v PC head to head racing | GDC 2010