It’s a crazy, crazy world we live in, so we’re not at all surprised to report that a Chinese teenager has sold one of his kidneys in order to fund the purchase of – and we’re not kidding you here – an iPad 2.
Apple has become a world leader in a new category which they introduced in early 2010 and now the company feels that tablet computers could certainly outshine the PC market. Of-course tablets existed much before the iPad was launched but, the “tablet” category wasn’t taken very seriously until Apple unveiled its first gen iPad. In 2011 we’ve already witnessed all … Read More
Apple earlier today released iWork apps for iPhone and iPod touch. This brings Pages, Numbers and Keynote to your retina display capable devices. These apps were available exclusively for iPad but the latest update makes them universal so if you purchased these for your iPad then you won’t need to buy again. Creating documents, spreadsheets and even keynote presentations on … Read More
Cast your minds back to November of last year if you will. The year was nearing its end, the weather was cold and wet and the white iPhone 4 was still refusing to put in an appearance. It was this distinct lack of whiteness that caused more than a few enterprising individuals to start online business selling kits for converting plain old black iPhone 4s into the shiny new white ones we all lusted after. One such individual was Fei Lam from New York. The problem was Apple wasn’t so keen.
With all the buzz being that Apple will bring NFC to the iPhone during its next, inevitable revision we all pondered what a world would be like where we all paid for things just by waving our smartphones at a terminal. That future could well be a reality, but it’s not Apple that will be the first to market but rather its new arch rival – Google.
Spotify is one of Europe’s best kept secrets. Currently unavailable to the throngs of US based would-be users, Spotify is an online music streaming service complete with native applications for Mac and PC as well as mobile devices running iOS or Android. A Windows Phone 7 version of the Spotify client is also in the works.
A new patent application published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office could reveal the user interface for Apple’s upcoming iCloud service, in addition to a feature for “partial song syncing.” Entitled “Local Storage of a Portion of Streamed Media Items,” the application depicts an iTunes-like user interface and describes a feature that would store a sample of each of … Read More
Apple recently released a new developer preview of its new version of Mac OS X which brings the operating system up to version number 10.7 – Lion. Along with plenty of new bells and whistles, Lion’s version of Safari features a new Reading List – a feature that allows users to save webpages for reading later, ala Instapaper.
Components said to be from Apple’s iPhone 5 have surfaced on the web today. Published by Italian weblog iPhoneItalia, these components are said to be part of the upcoming device’s speaker and home screen button, and tell us a little bit about what the fifth-generation iPhone will be like. Firstly, the fact that home button components for this device exist … Read More
Smartphone shipments took a dip in the first quarter for the first time in a couple of years as manufacturers shipped 97.2 million phones in Q1, down 1.5% when compared with Q4. According to IHS iSuppli who published these figures shipments for electronic goods generally slow down after the holiday season but the dip in smartphone industry is atypical. In … Read More
Apple’s huge successes with the iPad and iPhone have seen the company overtake Google as the top brand in a list of the top 100 in the world, according to the BrandZ 2011 rankings.
Findings reported by security researchers and WSJ regarding Apple’s devices tracking users location data lead to Senator Al Franken (D-MN) calling upon Apple to participate in a hearing with the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law in order to discuss consumer privacy. The hearing, as scheduled, took place earlier today and Apple’s VP of software technology, Guy L. … Read More
Google is holding its annual I/O event later on today, but the company has already released information on the products it is set to announce. One of which is called ‘Music Beta by Google’ — a service that provides users with online, cloud-based storage for up to 20,000 songs — and looks set to rival Apple’s upcoming iCloud. Google doesn’t … Read More
A new DigiTimes report claims Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is currently looking for a new supplier to provide ambient light sensors for the iPhone. Industry sources claim that Apple is currently in talks with Capella Microsystems – the manufacturer who supplies over one million ambient light sensors to HTC every month – to become the new component supplier. Capella has reportedly delivered … Read More
A new job listing on Apple’s website reveals the Cupertino company is currently revamping its Maps application for iOS. The listing is for an iOS Maps Application Developer who will “develop sophisticated user interfaces” and “add new and innovative features.” The Maps application that comes built-in to iOS has been begging for an update for some time. While it has … Read More