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”

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

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]

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.

Ravin MohindruTouch Reviews on iPad

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?

Last Front Europe for iPhone is a war that you will want to be part of

Last Front Europe Rating: Ever want to re-live famous battles from World War II on your iPhone or iPod Touch? Well now you can with Last Front Europe, a real time strategy game that see’s you take control of any one of four national army’s as you defend yourself against the enemy. You can play as either the British, Americans, … Read More

Ravin MohindruLast Front Europe for iPhone is a war that you will want to be part of

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