How important are apps in this new economy? According to new research from TechNet apps have created 466,000 jobs since 2008. […]
∞ Stealing vs borrowing
App Cubby founder, David Barnard: When you steal an idea and have the time and good taste to make it your own, it grows into something different, hopefully something greater. But as you borrow more and more from other products, … Continued
∞ Eight iPhone apps to get the most from the Women's World Cup
The FIFA Women’s World Cup final takes place this weekend in Frankfurt, Germany with the United States taking on Japan. I decided to put together some apps to help you get the most from the experience.
∞ Apple's App Store downloads expected to climb 61% in 2011
Apple’s iOS App Store has been a huge success for the company and recent analysis suggest that trend will only grow in 2011.
∞ Sequoya Projects for iPad helps manage projects
With Sequoya Projects you can create budgets, track expenses & analyse team costs on your iPad with all the functionality of a desktop app. It’s realtime too, which means you can get financial reporting regardless of location and time. Sequoya … Continued
∞ New York Post Web site blocks iPad users
The New York Post has gone from showing iPad users visiting its Web site an ad promoting its iPad app to blocking access altogether.
∞ Apple releases official WWDC app
Apple on Thursday released an app for developers of next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
Aptly named “WWDC,” the app lets you search the conference schedule, make a reservation at the User Interface, App Review, iTunes Connect, Program Support, or Developer Publications lab, view floor diagrams of Moscone West, and create a custom schedule of the sessions, labs, and events you plan on attending.
∞ Elements update adds Markdown footnotes support
Justin Williams on Wednesday released a new version of Elements, his text editor for iOS, adding many new features and fixing some bugs.
Built for iPhone and iPad, Elements 1.6 adds support for rendering Markdown footnotes in the Markdown preview as well as dictionary lookups via the Terminology app for iOS from Agile Tortoise.
∞ Vanity Fair, Glamour, Golf Digest and Allure add iPad subs
Conde Nast on Monday added several of its magazine to the growing list of subscription-enabled iPad magazines on Apple’s App Store.
As of today you can now purchase subscriptions to Vanity Fair, Glamour, Golf Digest and Allure. Details for each magazine can be found on their App Store pages.
∞ Soundboard for iPad coming soon
Mac and iOS developer Ambrosia Software on Tuesday said it was bringing Soundboard to Apple’s iPad.
Soundboard is an app that features sounds that you can trigger by clicking — or tapping — on the appropriate onscreen pad. Soundboard is used by broadcasters, podcasters, and live event artists.
∞ Ottawa hospital deploying 1,800 iPads
We know from Apple’s earnings conference call last week that businesses and organizations are deploying iPads in great numbers. You can now add hospitals to that list. A hospital in Ottawa, Canada ordered 1,800 iPads for its staff and developed a special application that will be used in the hospital.
The application’s primary objective is to get as much patient info into the clients hands while at the bedside. Doctors will have access to lab results, patient histories, and medication information in front of them.
Ottawa hospital jumps into the future with 1,800 iPads [Macgasm]
∞ Get The Loop on Pulse for iPad
Until recently the RSS feed at the Loop offered readers the ability to see a summary of a story, but we’ve been working hard to change that.
As many of you already noticed, the RSS feed has been expanded in more ways than one. Not only do we include more of the story, and in some cases all of the story in the RSS feed, we are also including images in the RSS now.
We worked with the folks at Pulse, who make the Pulse News Reader for iPad, to make The Loop’s RSS feed look better in its app. If you use Pulse, give The Loop’s new feed a try and see what you think.
∞ Pandora says federal grand jury probing Apple, Android apps
Music service Pandora disclosed that it has been served with a subpoena to produce documents for a federal grand jury looking into Apple and Android apps.
“In early 2011, we were served with a subpoena to produce documents in connection with a federal grand jury, which we believe was convened to investigate the information sharing processes of certain popular applications that run on the Apple and Android mobile platforms,” said Pandora.
∞ NY Times offers long time subscribers one-year free for Web, iPhone, iPad
The New York Times has been criticized since it announced pricing for its online and mobile editions, but the newspaper is making moves to draw users in.
∞ Apple releases GarageBand, iMovie for iPad
Originally scheduled to be released on Friday, Apple on Thursday released two new apps for iPad, GarageBand and iMovie.
∞ One developer's success does not make Android better than iOS
I love reading success stories. I had an opportunity to read one such story yesterday, but let’s be clear, one developer making money on Android doesn’t make it a better platform than Apple’s iOS, nor does it mean the end … Continued
∞ Michael Tsai compares iPhone Text Editors
You probably know Michael Tsai from his Mac application, SpamSieve, the best independent spam application for the Mac. However, today, Michael is writing about his experience with iPhone Text Editors. He looks at six different apps and many of the … Continued
∞ It's not Apple's fault the publishing industry is screwed up
The publishing industry and the media have been up in arms since Apple introduced its new subscription service last week. What I don’t understand is why publishers think it’s Apple’s responsibility to make them successful.
∞ App Store links now populate tweets on Twitter
Here’s an interesting tidbit of news. Joshua Schnell noticed today that if you paste an App Store link into the Twitter Web site, it will populate your tweet with information from the app on iTunes. Kind of cool that they … Continued
∞ Catholic Church sanctions iPhone, iPad app
The iPhone and iPad can be used for any number of things, now including for the Roman Catholic confession.
∞ 17 iPhone, iPod and iPads apps for Super Bowl XLV
It’s Super Bowl time!
∞ First thoughts on The Daily
A number of people called and emailed today asking my opinion of The Daily after today’s event, so I thought I’d write down my first impressions.
∞ The Daily now available in the App Store
After announcing it at a special event in New York just minutes ago, The Daily is now available on the App Store.
∞ 'The Daily' event live update
The Loop is at The Daily event in New York City and will bring you live coverage as it happens. The event will feature News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and Apple’s Eddy Cue as they launch The Daily, … Continued
∞ Apple responds to Sony in-app purchase report
Apple on Tuesday responded to reports that it has changed its policies regarding in-app purchases from the App Store.
∞ Apple to control in-app purchases from App Store
Apple on Tuesday made a move to further tighten its control over the App Store.
∞ Apple, News Corp to hold event to launch The Daily
Apple and News Corp sent out invitations on Thursday to press for the launch of the Daily, a newspaper designed specifically for iPads.
∞ Black Eyed Peas augmented reality iPhone, iPad app released
Fans of the Black Eyed Peas are going to love the new iPhone and iPad app that was released today.
∞ Apple reaches 10 billion apps downloaded
It’s been quite a ride for Apple’s App Store. The company on Saturday announced that it had reached 10 billion downloads.
∞ Uncensored Playboy iPad app coming in March
If anyone were to push the boundaries of what the iPad would allow, it should be no surprise that it would be Hugh Hefner.