Windows Phone 7 Launch Event Confirmed [Microsoft]

AppleInsider are reporting that Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has confirmed its Worldwide launch event for Windows Phone 7 as being on the 11th of October in New York City. We already know from Microsoft what to expect on this new platform in terms of OS capabilities and to a certain degree which launch games and apps to expect. One interesting side note to … Read More

CopyTrans Manager : Lightweight alternative to iTunes on the PC

CopyTrans Manager

CopyTrans Manager Rating: iTunes 9 was relaunched as iTunes 10, by Steve Jobs in September. People’s first reaction to the new incarnation of what has become Apple’s very own Frankenstein’s monster was that the new icon was a bit naff. I have to say that I think it does look a bit middle aged. Which is probably how iTunes feels about … Read More

Apple TV iFixit teardown reveals 8GB storage, 256MB RAM

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With the second generation Apple TV starting to arrive all over the world, iFixit has done it’s usual teardown and found 8GB of storage. The chip, a Samsung K9LCG08U1M is the same toy as the one found inside the current generation iPad. Since Apple announced the the removal of the option to buy movies and TV shows, moving to a … Read More

Impact of Apps being featured by App Stores [Waze Case Study]

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The Holy Grail of App marketing is still getting featured on Apple’s own App Store. All new products get a few days in the marketing sunshine that is the “New and Noteworthy” section of iTunes. And once that period is over your app’s sales can sink like a rather heavy stone in a deep dark pool, no matter how good … Read More

RIM Announces BlackBerry PlayBook, Targets Business Users

BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry DevCon is going on right now in San Francisco and the smartphone manufacturer just dropped the biggest bombshell of all – it’s entering the tablet market with what the Canadian firm is calling the BlackBerry PlayBook. We knew it was coming, but the BlackBerry BlackPad has been announced and now it’s got an even worse name – PlayBook! BlackBerry PlayBook … Read More

Dev Team shows iPod touch 4G jailbreak using SHAtter exploit

In a video posted to their blog, the Chronic Dev Team (the guys behind all kinds of iOS hacks) have shown an iPod Touch 4G running iOS 4.1 being jailbroken using PwnageTool. Using the latest SHAtter exploit, the video shows a custom firmware installed along with the usual Cydia app store and root access. This video potentially points toward a … Read More

Developers See Android Stronger than Apple iOS in Future

Figures just in from a survey of developers by Appcelerator and IDC have found that around 60% of devs see Android as a better bet for the future, whilst 35% believe that iOS will remain dominant. This is a shift from a previous survey that found around 55% favouring Android moving forward, over 40% for iOS. The foundation for this … Read More

HP Slate: No iPad Killer [Update]

A couple of days ago we posted a piece commenting on the video doing the rounds of a leaked HP Slate prototype. Most tech blogs picked up on the video, and tipb.com was no different. The added bonus here is the post’s author, Chad Garrett also managed to get some hands-on time with the device around 3 months ago! Chad … Read More

Flash on Nexus One faster than HTML5 on iPod touch 4?

Web developer Chris Black has been benchmarking an iPod touch 4G and a Nexus one to find out how each performed when running the same animation in HTML5 – the web’s latest and greatest standard. The results may interest you… The HTML test on the iPod, which has the same guts as an iPhone 4 sans 3G radio, ran at … Read More

RichardSolo 1800 – external battery pack for your iPhone

RichardSolo 1800 External Battery Pack iPhone

RichardSolo, the guys behind all things battery, have launched an external 1800mAh battery pack suitably named the Richard Solo 1800. What does 1800mAh battery get you? Well, expect to be able to charge your iPhone 4 to 100 from dead and still have some juice to spare. Great for trips away or times when you’ll be using your iPhone heavily … Read More

“Jailbreaking” Declared Legal in US Today

Every three years the Library of Congress’ Copyright Office reviews a 1998 law which is designed to prevent content from being copied, or used in ways by users that the licensees would not approve of. In other words laws that protect record companies from us, the evil users! One of the ideas behind the review, however, is to allow the … Read More

New iPod Shuffle or Apple iWatch? (Rumor)

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A 3cm by 3cm display marked as an Apple component is causing some excitement on the internet. The web site tw.apple.pro, perviously responsible for accurate discoveries of components for the iPhone 4, claims to have received this component from a reliable source. And the Apple branding on the part suggests that at least it is an Apple prototype part. Guesses … Read More

iPhone OS 4.0 To Include More Bing

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It appears the war between Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has escalated and to some it may seem that Apple has chosen the nuclear option. According to reports originating on TechCrunch, Apple is currently in talks to expand the breadth and availability of Microsoft services in iPhone OS 4.0. Traditional foes during the original Silicon Valley wars, increasingly Apple has … Read More

FTC Clears Google’s (GOOG) AdMob Acquisition. What does it mean?

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To little fanfare before the weekend the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US cleared Google’s acquisition of AdMob. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) dived in to snap up AdMob in late 2009, while Apple was mulling over the purchase itself. The deal has been on hold while the FTC looked into it ever since then. The FTC’s initial concern was that Google … Read More

New iPhone 4G / HD to be available in White & Black Color Options?

The Taiwanese website Apple.pro has managed to get hold of spare parts of the new iPhone 4G / HD which appear to be alternative front panels for the new iPhone. This is leading people to speculate that Apple may well resurrect the option to buy iPhone 4G / HD in a white model, as well as in the more traditional … Read More