Apple iPhone shows impressive growth in US gaming market share

Figures are in for the last 12 months of the gaming market, and Apple is posting some impressive results. In one year Apple’s share of the US gaming market has grown 500%. I can only imagine that we should see similar results in Europe and elsewhere. As of today more than 30,000 game titles exist in the iTunes App Store, … Read More

Palm: End of Days. Was it their SDK that killed them?

I’ve been tweeting and writing for some time that I think it’s probably going to be a downward spiral into oblivion for Palm in the coming months. Which is a shame. To be clear : It’s not over yet for Palm. But the writing does seem to be on the wall. Before the advent of the iPhone I was a … Read More

Upcoming iPhone: HD or 4G?

Many anticipate new iPhone hardware this summer in conjunction with new software. While Apple has done very well for itself performing incremental hardware upgrades from the first generation iPhone to the current 3GS model, it is interesting to note device design has hardly changed. The basic appearance and function of the user-facing hardware has been consistent throughout the iPhone’s life. … Read More

Weekly news roundup on all things “Touch” | 03/20/2010

iPad Developers have one week to get their app into Apple for a chance at making the iPad App Store Grand Opening. Apple plans to sell around 13 million iPads in the next few years. “Elite” iPad Devs get iPads to test on. HTC hits back at Apple’s lawsuit against them, while more lines are drawn in the virtual sand … Read More

Steve Jobs helps push for organ donar registry

Steve Jobs teamed up with the California governer Arnold Schwarzenegger to discuss the recent liver transplant he has had to try help push for change in the organ donar process. Appleinsider reports, The bill, SB 1395 by state Sen. Elaine Alquist, D-San Jose, makes it mandatory for Californian residents to accept or decline the option of becoming an organ donor … Read More

Gameloft Releases Sports Bundle for the iPhone

Gameloft have just released a Sports Bundle [$4.99, iTunes Store] of three of their hugely popular games. Now there is no deciding which one to download, you can have all three of them and for a reduced price! This is a Perfect application to choose if you love many sports. The three games are: Let’s Golf! A 3D golf game with … 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

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

Blackberry users would rather choose the iPhone as their next phone [Study]

A study was released this week by Crowd Science that showed nearly 40% of Blackberry users would quite happily switch and move over to Apple’s iPhone. Crowd Science also reported that, Asked specifically if they’d swap their present phone for Google’s new Android-based Nexus One, 32% of Blackberry users said “yes,” compared with just 9% of iPhone users. This figure … Read More

The New PayPal iPhone App [Funny Video]

PayPal recently updated their iPhone app with ‘Bump’ integration and are serious about promoting the popular online money transfer service as a complete mobile payment solution. Yesterday they posted a new video on YouTube highlighting the new ‘bump’ and ‘request money’ feature being used between two friends to share expenses. With the new update now available PayPal is encouraging users to send … 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

iPhone falls victim to gaming scams again

iPhone Game Scams Last year it was brought to our attention that more and more people were getting caught in scams via Facebook and Myspace. Social gaming companies were making their money through games like Mobsters and Farmville. The type of games where you pay actual money for in-game money to help you get higher and further along in the … 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