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

Unity releases Unity Engine 3.0 which adds support for the iPad

Unity Technologies has announced that it’s released a new version of the Unity Engine (version 3.0) which adds in support for the iPad, Android and PlayStation 3, giving it the “broadest support on the market,” according to a statement. Unity already had support for iPhone and iPod Touch, so this is a welcome but not unexpected move from them. With … Read More

Stephen NorthcottUnity releases Unity Engine 3.0 which adds support for the iPad

Apple appears to be making more moves to “tidy” the App Store.

We reported last week about Apple removing the vast majority of apps from iTunes that they considered contained too much “adult orientated” material. Over the weekend we also took a look at how Apple were removing some WiFi Signal Finder apps from iTunes (otherwise known as “Stumblers”). This second case was clearly to do with those apps using Private Frameworks. … Read More

Ravin MohindruApple appears to be making more moves to “tidy” the App Store.

Steve Jobs at the Oscars. New iPad advert. No camera

Steve Jobs was in attendance at the Oscars tonight in the US, where a new iPad TV ad aired. It seems the Oscars are the new Super Bowl as far as Apple are concerned! The same advert is now up on Apple’s front page. The video is kind of a fast forward through the main features of the iPad’s User … Read More

Ravin MohindruSteve Jobs at the Oscars. New iPad advert. No camera

Touch Reviews on iPad

With less than 27 days left for the iPad to be made available in the US Apple stores, we couldn’t resist testing how ‘Touch Reviews’ would look like on the iPad. We’ve managed to get some screenhsots of our blog on the iPad simulator! The large display allows you to view more content above the fold.

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Microsoft’s Courier. Is this the iPad slayer?

Microsoft’s Courier tablet was first mentioned on tech sites a couple of months ago. At the time it was only a concept which existed in the form of a kind of User Interface showcase with cartoon hands controlling a virtual device. But those concept videos were rather impressive and very forward thinking. Of the many UI features that impressed me … Read More

Ravin MohindruMicrosoft’s Courier. Is this the iPad slayer?

Apple removes Wi-Fi finders from the App Store. Some fear another purge!

It seems Apple may be starting another round of application removals from the App Store. On Thursday it started removing selected Wi-Fi finder apps, otherwise known as “stumblers”. These apps enable iPhone and iPod Touch users to locate Wi-Fi networks around them and then try to use those networks for internet access. One reason given by Apple to one app author was … Read More

Ravin MohindruApple removes Wi-Fi finders from the App Store. Some fear another purge!

Top Apple News Stories: Apple v HTC, Macintosh Developer License, iPad Launch and More

It’s been a busy week for Apple… Apple shares hit another high today at the end of a week where the computer company (which is now predominantly by it’s own COO’s admission a mobile device company) launched it’s first thinly veiled attack on it’s old bedfellow Google, dropped the entry price for developers to it’s desktop developer license, officially announced … Read More

Ravin MohindruTop Apple News Stories: Apple v HTC, Macintosh Developer License, iPad Launch and More

iPad WiFi US Launch April 3, Pre-Order from Apple Online Store Starting March 12

Apple WiFi iPad available for pre-order on March 12th. In store pickup on April 3rd. US Only initially. Since the day Steve Jobs appeared on stage for the Apple Special Event 2010 to announce the iPad there has been a lot of buzz about it’s availability. Many rumor blogs suggested that there might be minor delays in production and that could possibly … Read More

Ravin MohindruiPad WiFi US Launch April 3, Pre-Order from Apple Online Store Starting March 12

Graphic Remedy to exhibit preview of gDEBugger iPhone on-device debugging and profiling at this year’s GDC

I have been lucky enough to have been using gDEBugger for iPhone and iPod Development work for over a year now. It is an indispensable tool for profiling iPhone OpenGL ES applications on the iPhone Simulator. Whilst the present retail version does not give real world performance metrics it is still an invaluable tool for monitoring resource usage, redundant calls, … Read More

Ravin MohindruGraphic Remedy to exhibit preview of gDEBugger iPhone on-device debugging and profiling at this year’s GDC

iPad Training for Apple Store staff Commencing on the 10th of March? Free gift for early adopters?

The Examiner is reporting that Apple store employees will receive iPad training on, or around, March 10th. They are quoting various sources including an Apple Store manager in Southern California “who wishes not to be named”. This seems to tie up with the anticipated date of the iPad launch. The currently rumoured release date of March 26th seems likely as … Read More

Ravin MohindruiPad Training for Apple Store staff Commencing on the 10th of March? Free gift for early adopters?

iPad Will Change Mobile Advertising As Well?

The phrase game changer has been used a lot during the month of the iPad’s public existence. In some cases it’s been overused but in others it’s the perfect expression of how different the iPad is and will become. The world has seen and used tablet computers before but you get a sense looking at the product that it is … Read More

Ravin MohindruiPad Will Change Mobile Advertising As Well?

Mobile Operators Announce App Store To Compete With Apple

A consortium of mobile operators, including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, NTT DoCoMo, Deutsche Telekom, China Mobile and Vodafone, have announced an agreement to create a unified mobile application store. This is of course a direct attempt by the providers to muscle away some of the power Apple now exerts on the mobile market and place it back in the hands of … Read More

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