Apple Acquires Poly9. Another Mapping Company

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has apparently added to its mapping company portfolio today as we are hearing reports that it has picked up the Quebec based mapping company Poly9. Poly9′s staff are said to have been moved to California, and their website is now no longer available. One of Poly9′s products is a “cross browser, cross platform 3D globe which does not … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Acquires Poly9. Another Mapping Company

iPhone 4: Initial Impressions Part 3 – Look & Feel, Speed, Final Thoughts

In Part 1 of my iPhone 4 Initial Impressions article I discussed my view of Multitasking, The Retina Display, The iPhone 4′s Cameras, and finally Signal Issues with Apple’s new iPhone. Yesterday in Part 2 we looked at iMovie for iPhone, Location Awareness, The iPhone 4′s Gyro, and The Glass Case of the iPhone 4. Today we’ll look a little … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPhone 4: Initial Impressions Part 3 – Look & Feel, Speed, Final Thoughts

iPhone 4: Initial Impressions Part 2 (iMovie, Gyroscope, Location Awareness, Glass Case)

iPhone 4 Gyroscope

Yesterday we took a look at some of the more headline making aspects of the iPhone 4. Today I am digging into the iPhone 4′s killer app (iMovie for iPhone), and some of the subjects that interest me more personally about the iPhone 4. I’ll be covering FaceTime a bit more in my final piece on first impressions of the … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPhone 4: Initial Impressions Part 2 (iMovie, Gyroscope, Location Awareness, Glass Case)

iPhone 4 Initial Impressions: Multitasking, Retina Display, Camera and Signal Issues (Part 1)

iPhone 4 pre order

Apple’s latest iPhone, the iPhone 4, has been out in the wild for just about a week now. And in that week it has been the centre of tech news for so many diverse reasons that it is hard to know whether the iPhone 4′s launch has been the kind of success that Apple expected, and of course wanted for … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPhone 4 Initial Impressions: Multitasking, Retina Display, Camera and Signal Issues (Part 1)

Apple set to release an iPhone Retail Store app

AppleInsider are reporting that Apple is set to launch an iPhone App Store app tomorrow (Tuesday) that will allow iPhone users to make Genius bar appointments, as well as pre-order the new iPhone 4. It will also offer location awareness features so that you can find your closest Apple Retailer, and perhaps even check on availability of items. This rumour … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple set to release an iPhone Retail Store app

Apple Antitrust Investigation Update

Yesterday¬†we reported a rumor from The New York Post that Apple (AAPL) may be facing an antitrust probe from the FTC or DOJ. Today a few other sources have weighed in on this issue with differing views. Whilst there has still been no comment from either Apple or any government office on this subject, some journalists and industry insiders are … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Antitrust Investigation Update