Atomic Tom performs live on their iPhones

PR’s a wonderful thing, especially if you’re a local band wanting some free publicity. What’s the best way to get free publicity? Well, getting half the world’s top tech blogs to post about you works, and that’s what Atomic Tom managed to do with a supposedly impromptu performance aboard a New York train. The tech angle? How about the whole … Read More

Oliver HaslamAtomic Tom performs live on their iPhones

White iPhone 4 Spotted In New York? So Why Don’t You Have One?

White iPhone 4 New York

Around the time of the iPhone 4 launch, quite a few celebrities, who are well known to senior management at Apple *cough* Steve Jobs *cough* were given White iPhone 4′s. One well known example is English comedian Stephen Fry, who was seen carrying the White iPhone 4 at various events in the UK around fourth gen iPhone launch time. I … Read More

Stephen NorthcottWhite iPhone 4 Spotted In New York? So Why Don’t You Have One?

Mac OS X 10.7 to be more Touch Orientated? [Back to the Mac]

Back to the Mac

The line between iOS and OS X is set to get more blurred if some of us are reading between the lines the right way. The two operating systems are becoming far closer than cousins. Apple today announced a “Back to the Mac” event to be held on October 20th at 10am Pacific Time at Apple’s Town Hall building. At … Read More

Stephen NorthcottMac OS X 10.7 to be more Touch Orientated? [Back to the Mac]

iOS 4.1.1 to Fix Alarm Bug and Jailbreak Exploits?

A few weeks back a bug was discovered in iOS 4 which made recurring alarms go off an hour earlier than set, if the iPhone tried to adjust for daylight savings in Australia. Having been the victim of a similar bug in the “F1 Timing App” for the iPhone, which got me out of bed an entire week early for … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiOS 4.1.1 to Fix Alarm Bug and Jailbreak Exploits?

Apple goes after Meizu for M8 design

Meizo

Apple has asked Chinese mobile phone making company Meizo to cease manufacturing its M8 Mobile Phone, and to also stop selling their current inventory. The only good news? Meizume is reporting the local Zhuhai government is supporting Meizu. Meizu CEO Jack Wong reported via a forum post that Apple has forced his company to give its M8 handset to boot due … Read More

Oliver HaslamApple goes after Meizu for M8 design

Third party slide-on cases for iPhone 4 causing scratches?

Hot on the heals of Antennagate, Glassgate may be the latest issue with Apple’s much loved, and maligned, iPhone 4. That’s according to Ryan Block of GDGT. The issue, says Block, is with some slide on cases designed for the iPhone 4 which are causing scratching, . Info from sources both inside and outside of Apple leads the tech pundit … Read More

Oliver HaslamThird party slide-on cases for iPhone 4 causing scratches?

Spotify Halted by Apple On Way to U.S.

Music streaming service Spotify is a massive hit in Europe; millions of music-lovers use its desktop and mobile applications to stream and listen to hundreds of thousands of tracks. And for a while now, many in the U.S. have been anticipation the launch of the service there, but after two missed deadlines already, it now seems that Apple could play … Read More

Killian BellSpotify Halted by Apple On Way to U.S.

‘Cut The Rope’ for iPhone Storms The Apple App Store Charts

Cut the rope iPhone

Publisher of Angry Birds Climbs The Charts With Another International Hit Game for iOS Devices Leading downloadable game publisher, Chillingo, today announced that ‘Cut the Rope’ is already the number one top paid game on the Apple App Store across the world in countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden and many more … Read More

Ravin Mohindru‘Cut The Rope’ for iPhone Storms The Apple App Store Charts

Verizon iPhone 4 to be ready by Year End? New Apple iPhone 5 Rumors

Oh what’s this? Another Verizon iPhone rumour? Oh go on then. This time it’s the Wall Street Journal reporting that Apple plans to begin mass production of a CDMA iPhone later this year with Verizon possibly selling the handset in the early part of 2011. The article goes on to say that the Verizon iPhone would be identical to the … Read More

Oliver HaslamVerizon iPhone 4 to be ready by Year End? New Apple iPhone 5 Rumors

iPhone 4 Shipping Times improve White Color Still Not Available

Excellent news for anyone who still wants to buy an iPhone 4 – Apple’s estimated shipping time is now down to a much more reasonable 5 – 7 days – down from the 3 weeks the Cupertino outfit has been quoting pretty much since launch day all the way back in July. On sale for just over 5 months and … Read More

Oliver HaslamiPhone 4 Shipping Times improve White Color Still Not Available

Android Surpasses Apple’s iPhone in Recent US Sales

top-mobile-OS

During the six months leading up to August of this year smartphone handset sales break down like this: Android : 32% iPhone : 25% Blackberry : 26% While Apple’s iPhone market share has held steady, Android’s has grown. Overall the iPhone’s install base has actually grown slightly to 29%, and RIM’s Blackberry share has dropped. But the real winner is … Read More

Stephen NorthcottAndroid Surpasses Apple’s iPhone in Recent US Sales

Adidas Pulls Out of Apple’s iAd Due to Repeated Rejections?

Reports are circulating that Adidas – the sports equipment and clothing manufacturer – is the latest high profile company to pull out of Apple’s iAd service. Fashion powerhouse Chanel has already given iAd a miss, and apparently Adidas has had enough of Apple’s meddling, saying enough is enough after repeated rejections. The issue, according to Business Insider, is the way Apple … Read More

Oliver HaslamAdidas Pulls Out of Apple’s iAd Due to Repeated Rejections?

Apple’s iOS reaches all-time best, Android still far behind in web share

iOS Android Web Share

The guys over at Net Applications recently released some interesting information about various operating systems, both mobile and desktop, and how they compare to each other with regards to web share. Apple’s iOS platform, with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices combined, rose to 1.18% of all web usage. When you consider mobile browsing in total reached an all-time high … Read More

Oliver HaslamApple’s iOS reaches all-time best, Android still far behind in web share

Is Apple Testing Touchscreen Panels For New iMac?

touchscreen iMac patent

Rumors of a touchscreen iMac are refuelled today, as DigiTimes, a Taiwanese publication, has reported that Sintek Photronics has sent samples of their projected capacitive touch panels to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) that will feature in their next iMac. The report from DigiTimes states: The new iMac is rumored to have a good vertical and horizontal viewing angle, and its projected capacitive touch … Read More

Killian BellIs Apple Testing Touchscreen Panels For New iMac?

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

Apple App Store Feature

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

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