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

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

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

Jane JonesSteve Jobs helps push for organ donar registry

Apple gives select developers early access to iPads [Rumor]

Businessweek is reporting a rather bizarre rumour that “elite developers” have been given early access to iPad hardware for testing and development of Apps prior to the official debut of the device. Colour me officially jealous! The conditions for these loans is straight out of Mission Impossible: Would-be testers of the tablet-style computer, due to be released Apr. 3, must … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple gives select developers early access to iPads [Rumor]

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

Stephen NorthcottMac and iPod sales are up so far in 2010

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

Jane JonesApple and Google about to have a public fall out?

B&N eReader for iPad Coming Soon

Apple is taking the e-book business very seriously and the iPad will certainly prove to be a serious threat to Kindle from Amazon. By developing eReaders major publishers want to make sure that people always have access to their favourite books in digital format. Today Barnes & Noble updated their blog with some information about their upcoming iPad app. The … Read More

Ravin MohindruB&N eReader for iPad Coming Soon

Phone Patent Battle lines drawn. Microsoft eyes opportunities.

As I suggested last week, Apple’s lawsuit against HTC over phone patents did not come out of the blue, and is not the last of what may mushroom into a multi-company skirmish, perhaps even including Microsoft. Oppenheimer analyst Yai Reiner issued a report yesterday that illuminated the issues and industry discussions that have been going on behind closed doors prior … Read More

Stephen NorthcottPhone Patent Battle lines drawn. Microsoft eyes opportunities.

Apple appears to be making more moves to “tidy” the App Store.

We reported last week about Apple removing the vast majority of apps from iTunes that they considered contained too much “adult orientated” material. Over the weekend we also took a look at how Apple were removing some WiFi Signal Finder apps from iTunes (otherwise known as “Stumblers”). This second case was clearly to do with those apps using Private Frameworks. … Read More

Ravin MohindruApple appears to be making more moves to “tidy” the App Store.

Microsoft’s Courier. Is this the iPad slayer?

Microsoft’s Courier tablet was first mentioned on tech sites a couple of months ago. At the time it was only a concept which existed in the form of a kind of User Interface showcase with cartoon hands controlling a virtual device. But those concept videos were rather impressive and very forward thinking. Of the many UI features that impressed me … Read More

Ravin MohindruMicrosoft’s Courier. Is this the iPad slayer?

Apple removes Wi-Fi finders from the App Store. Some fear another purge!

It seems Apple may be starting another round of application removals from the App Store. On Thursday it started removing selected Wi-Fi finder apps, otherwise known as “stumblers”. These apps enable iPhone and iPod Touch users to locate Wi-Fi networks around them and then try to use those networks for internet access. One reason given by Apple to one app author was … Read More

Ravin MohindruApple removes Wi-Fi finders from the App Store. Some fear another purge!

iPhone 4G Coming Soon? New Evidence

As we predicted in an earlier post, with the iPad announcement out of the way, the hype and rumors are really starting to accumulate around the iPhone 4G. The still rumored device will probably be announced in June during the WWDC; as has been the tradition in the past. Until then, we have to subsist on the diet of rumors … Read More

Ravin MohindruiPhone 4G Coming Soon? New Evidence

iPhone Game Developers Outnumber Competition | Research

Some numbers came out recently that reinforce what a lot of people would just guess based on their intuition. Game Developer Research (GDR) recently released its 2009/2010 survey of game developers. The numbers empirically prove the notion that the iPhone dominates the mobile gaming market. According to the survey, iPhone game developers outnumber Nintendo DS and Sony PSP developers two … Read More

Ravin MohindruiPhone Game Developers Outnumber Competition | Research

Jailbroken iPhone Gets iPad UI

If you own a jailbroken iPhone and want the UI of your device to look just like the iPad then you can accomplish that by simply installing a few apps from cydia and app store. Winterboard app via Cydia “Simple iPad Theme” via Cydia MakeItMine app via Cydia to Change the Carrier logo to iPad. More details here. Shrink app … Read More

Ravin MohindruJailbroken iPhone Gets iPad UI

Handjoy Announces Fresh Summer Arcade Game Jumboo For iPhone/iPod touch

Handjoy, small creative agency based in Prague, has announced its first iPhone / iPod Touch game called Jumboo. The game is ready to debute on Apple App Store within few weeks. Jumboo is fresh summer arcade game for both casual and hardcore players. The main character of this game is big gorilla. You can control gorilla’s moves by simple slides … Read More

Ravin MohindruHandjoy Announces Fresh Summer Arcade Game Jumboo For iPhone/iPod touch

Regator’s New iPhone App Puts The Best of Blogosphere In Your Pocket

Like Regator.com, Regator for iPhone features a carefully curated collection of thousands of the web’s best blogs as well as a searchable archive of more than three million high-quality posts. It is now available in Apple’s App Store, just a few days after Regator.com’s first anniversary, and is the only iPhone app to provide this level of access to top … Read More

Ravin MohindruRegator’s New iPhone App Puts The Best of Blogosphere In Your Pocket