Apple’s iPad App Store To Adopt Premium Price Model?

It appears one of the many things the iPad will bring on April 3rd is higher app prices. Both appannie and Macrumors have gained access to images of the forthcoming Apple’s iPad App Store and the results are interesting. If the pages in question are real, they illustrate the move to the larger screen will bring a proportional rise in pricing. … Read More

Jailbreak your iPad with software Maybe, according to Geohot

iPad Jailbreak I follow @Geohot on Twitter. Real name George Hotz. For those of you that don’t know he’s the guy who originally hacked the iPhone. His first hacks were “hardware assisted”, and earned him a free sports car from an admirer, and worldwide acclaim in the iPhone hacking community. In a nut shell for that first exploit he shorted out … Read More

Apple iPad Subscriptions Start To Leak Out

The iPad has a lot to live up to. While its cousin the iPod was expected to, and succeeded in, saving the music industry, the iPad has been handed an equally Herculean task; saving print media. One of the main selling points of the iPad from launch is its supposed ability to combine traditional print media with multimedia content to … Read More

Apple shifts iPad touch panel orders from TPK to Wintek. Order delays?

There have been rumours of supply chain issues limiting the number of iPads available for launch for a while. We reported on those initial rumours, and also the suspected reasons behind the limit of 2 iPads per individual earlier this month. We’ve also reported on how iPad sales are going very well indeed in the US prior to the iPad’s … Read More

iPhone Gets Enlisted? US Army meets with Apple

The American military is known to be on the cutting edge of technology and its combat applications. From smart bombs to drones to autonomous vehicles, no other army in the world more regularly employs technology on the battlefield. It is with little surprise then the most technologically advanced military in the world would want to enlist the most technologically advanced … Read More

70% of Apple iPhone App developers heading to Android: AdMob

Admob have carried out a survey of their developers. Not sure when this actually was, because I didn’t get asked, but anyway. What we need to remember with this survey is that Google are in the process of buying AdMob. And that Google are the developers of the Android mobile phone OS. I am not saying I don’t believe their … Read More

Nintendo Ready To Fight Apple iPhone With 3D Gaming Device

Portable gaming pioneer Nintendo is under siege from the iPhone platform. Although the Nintendo DS is a decent hardware device in its own right, the iPhone has steadily eaten into its market share. As detailed in a recent Touch Reviews article, Apple’s share of the mobile gaming market has grown 500% in the last year. Traditional gaming companies realize the … Read More

Opera Mini for iPhone submitted to Apple’s App Store

Opera redefined the internet browsing experience on mobile phones with their advanced technology. Opera Mini uses Opera’s compression technology to increase the page loading speed and reducing data transfer. Today Opera published a press release where they announced that Opera Mini for iPhone has been submitted to the App Store. They have also posted a new video on YouTube which compares the performance … Read More

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

Free ebooks from Project Gutenberg will work on the iPad

TheiPhoneBlog and 9to5mac reported today that the thousand of free books already available from Project Gutenberg should be able to work on the iPad. The ebooks from Project Gutenberg are DRM (digital rights management) –free so will therefore work on the iPad and any other device for that matter. At the moment Apple are using the ePub fomat for their … 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

What’s Next for Apple?

Guessing what Apple will do next has been a cottage industry for the mainstream media and tech punditry since the introduction of the original iPod started its reputation for radical, game-changing moves. One need only look back on the media frenzy in the six months leading up to the introduction of the iPad to understand how much predicting Apple’s strategy … Read More