I’ve been using an iPod since October 2001 when Apple first introduced the product that “puts 1,000 songs in your pocket.” We’ve come a long way since then, but one thing that hasn’t changed is my love for the iPod.
CNET says Apple should dump iPod touch; no, dump CNET
CNET has a stupid article full of stupid about how Apple should dump the iPod touch. Instead of linking to the stupid, I’m going to link to Harry Marks’ article tearing it apart.
Classic arcade shooter Rayforce comes to iPhone
Taito has announced the release of Rayforce, the classic arcade game shooter, now available for the iPhone and iPod touch. It costs $11.99. Rayforce firs appeared in coin-op arcades in 1993 and spawned two sequels. It’s a fast and frantic … Continued
Apple’s iOS vs. all Android phones this quarter
Using those numbers, Apple will sell 59.38 million iOS devices, slightly less than devices running Android. But, if Apple does report “the largest blowout in company history”, then Apple will outsell every Android vendor combined.
Well that settles it, Android is winning.
∞ Good thing Samsung doesn't copy Apple
The Samsung Galaxy 4.0 Android MP3 Player looks absolutely nothing like the iPod touch. Nothing.
∞ iPod touch, iPod nano get new models, pricing
Apple on Tuesday introduced updated iPod touch and iPod nano models. The iPod touch now starts at $199, while the iPod nano costs $129. The new iPod touch, which ships on October 12, 2011. It comes in 8GB, 32GB and … Continued
∞ Apple's Tim Cook sees tablets outperforming PCs in several years
If you’re Tim Cook, it’s pretty easy to see how the iPad could outsell PCs in the next few years.
In a meeting with Goldman Sachs analyst Bill Shope, Cook said “he sees no reason why the tablet market shouldn’t eclipse the PC market over the next several years,” according to Business Insider.
∞ Report: 500,000 apps approved on Apple's App Store
It wasn’t that long ago that Apple first opened the doors to the App Store and now the company has reportedly surpassed 500,000 approved apps.
That figure comes from a group of companies that have been involved in the app business since it launched: 148Apps, a mobile app blog; Chomp, an app search engine; and Chillingo, a game developer.
∞ Apple launches its 100th iAd campaign
Apple on Wednesday said it had launched the 100th iAd campaign with real estate company Coldwell Banker.
The iAd allows iPhone and iPod touch users to search for their dream home, scrolling through visually driven search features to find specific homes matching their criteria. You can search by price, zip code, and include images of the homes.
∞ The truth about Android vs. iPhone market share
There is an endless stream of reports coming out these days about how Android stacks up against the iPhone. The problem is, most of them are flawed.
Here is the first giant flaw — you may have noticed in the headline of this story. You cannot compare Android to an iPhone. That’s comparing an operating system to a hardware device.
There is no compelling argument that anyone can give that says that comparing an operating system to a hardware device makes sense. None.
We don’t see reports of Windows 7 being compared to a Dell computer and then making assumptions about market share based on their sales. Why? Because, that would be stupid.
∞ Apple's iOS outdoes Android by 116% in Europe
According to a new study by market research firm comScore on Thursday, Apple’s iOS is far outreaching that of Google’s Android.
The results of the study show that iOS on Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch, and iPads has a combined installed base of 28.9 million users. Android’s user base is at 13.4 million users. That number includes phones and connected media devices like the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
∞ Apple's iOS clobbering Android
We often here about how Google’s Android operating system is outperforming Apple’s iOS, but a new report on Tuesday sheds new light on all those numbers.
According to research from comScore, if you factor in all of the devices that use iOS including iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, Apple reached 37.9 million people. Android, according to the data reached 23.8 million on phones and tablets, according to WSJ.com.
∞ djay for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch available in App Store
Algoriddim on Tuesday updated djay for iPad app and released a version for iPhone and iPod touch users.
∞ 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
∞ Apple releases iOS 4.3
Apple on Wednesday released iOS 4.3, the promised update to its mobile operating system.
∞ Apple releases FaceTime app for Macs, for 99 cents
After an extensive public beta test Apple has released its FaceTime application for Macs, available for 99 cents from the Mac App Store. The new app is also included on Apple’s newly shipping MacBook Pro models, also announced Thursday.
∞ Popular Science, Nylon, Elle subscriptions on the App Store
The first apps featuring Apple’s new subscription model are available on the App Store.
∞ Apple unveils new subscription model for App Store
On Tuesday, Apple officially took the wraps off a new digital subscription service aimed at newspapers, magazines, video and music services that offer pay-to-play content through apps available on its popular App Store.
∞ 17 iPhone, iPod and iPads apps for Super Bowl XLV
It’s Super Bowl time!
∞ GadgetTrak supports iOS device cameras
ActiveTrak has announced the release of GadgetTrak 2.5, a new version of its theft recovery software for iOS. The update is available for download from the App Store, and the app costs 99 cents.
∞ Buy FileMaker Go, get FileMaker Pro for half off
FileMaker on Tuesday announced that customers who purchase FileMaker Go can get the desktop version, FileMaker Pro 11, for half off – $149 instead of $299.
∞ Apple sued for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch patent infringement
Apple is being sued by Ancora Technologies for violating one of its patents. The patent in question would cover all of Apple’s iOS devices.
∞ Minotaur Rescue released for iOS; Jeff Minter's debut iOS game
Retro gamers, rejoice: Legendary game designer Jeff Minter’s debut game for iOS, Minotaur Rescue, is ready for download. It’ll set you back a buck.
∞ Citibank: Apple could sell $2 billion in apps in 2011
The App Store is hugely popular, but according to one report, Apple is going to have a banner year in 2011.
∞ Real Racing 2 hits the App Store
Firemint has announced the release of Real Racing 2 for iPhone and iPod touch. The game costs $9.99.
∞ 18 iPhone, iPod and iPad apps for Thanksgiving and Black Friday
Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away and many of us will be spending a long weekend with our families. No doubt there will be some great times, and definitely some great food.
∞ iPad, iPod touch top kids' holiday wish lists
The Nielsen Company reports that children in the United States ages 6-12 want an iPad and iPod touch more than almost any other electronic gadget, including Nintendo DS, Sony PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 Kinect.
∞ GameSalad Creator lets you make your own iOS games for free
GameSalad Inc. has announced a new “Free to Make” model for its “Basic” membership plan, enabling anyone to make their own iOS game without having to pay a fee.
∞ Id Software's Rage game debuts on iOS
Id Software’s Rage and Rage HD is now available for download from the App Store. The games cost $0.99 and $1.99 respectively.
∞ Namco releases Splatterhouse for iPhone
Namco Networks on Thursday announced the release of Splatterhouse for iPhone. The game costs $2.99.