Archive | October, 2008

Process credit cards from your iPhone

31. October 2008

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Want to process credit cards on the go from your iPhone? Well now you can, thanks to a very cool iPhone app called Credit Card Terminal.  As you might expect, being able to set up the proper accounts takes some legwork, but its interesting to see the various ways in which iPhone apps are branching [...]

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International sales account for half of all iPhones sales

31. October 2008

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AppleInsider is reporting that around half of all iPhone sales in Apple’s last quarter were made internationally. The numbers are as follows: Apple sold nearly 6.9 million iPhones last quarter, and during the company’s conference call, Tim Cook mentioned that 2 million iPhones remained in channel inventory.  That means that Apple sold somewhere between 4.8-4.9 [...]

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Microsoft puts “I’m a PC” recording booth outside of Apple Stores

31. October 2008

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In a strange attempt at bare-bones advertising, Microsoft has placed a booth outside of an Apple Store where users can record their own “I’m a PC” style commercial. AppleInsider has the full scoop here.

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Apple denies Opera browser for the iPhone App Store

31. October 2008

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Apple, not surprisingly, has rejected the Opera browser from the iPhone App Store because it duplicates functionality with Apple’s own Safari browser. The New York Times has the full scoop over here.

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iPhone Developers in high-demand

31. October 2008

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iPhone developers seem to be one segment of the workforce that isn’t being affected by today’s struggling economy.  With the iPhone becoming a viable software platform unto itself, talented iPhone developers are finding themselves in high demand.  Developers, however, are quickly finding out that working for themselves can yield extremely profitable results. Wired reports: “Independent [...]

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I.B.M sues top executive to prevent him leaving for Apple

30. October 2008

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The New York Times is reporting that I.B.M is suing one of its former executives to prevent him from leaving and working for Apple.  According to I.B.M., the executive, whose name is Mark Papermaster, was one of their top managers and possesses a significant amount of confidential and proprietary information.  I.B.M. asserts that Papermaster is [...]

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Nine Inch Nails version of Tap Tap Revenge comes to the iPhone

30. October 2008

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One of the most popular iPhone games gets some love from Trent Reznor in a new version of the game that has 16 Nine Inch Nails tracks to choose from.  It retails for $4.99 in the iPhone App Store. TheAppleBlog has the full scoop here.

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Lower income consumers drive iPhone growth

30. October 2008

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ComScore has recently come out with a report detailing the demographics of iPhone users, and the results are surprising. While the iPhone might stereotypically be thought of as the province of tech geeks with money to burn, ComScore’s findings indicate that the real driver behind the iPhones tremendous growth has come from users who earn [...]

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Apple reveals MobileMe upgrades

30. October 2008

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After getting off to rocky start, you haven’t heard Apple talk about MobileMe much the past few weeks.  But Apple recently released a report on its website detailing some of the changes its made to MobileMe late last month.  With complaints about the service coming from every direction, Apple had a lot to work on, [...]

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Your 0-to-60 Time? Your fuel consumption? Just Ask Your iPhone

30. October 2008

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The New York Times has an interesting article today which discusses the new uses people are finding for their iPhones, especially when it comes to cars.  Whether its measuring your acceleration, finding the cheapest gas, or being able to find your car in a crowded parking lot, developers are pushing the iPhone in unexpected and [...]

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Motorola not to release Android phone till Christmas 2009

30. October 2008

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As if Motorola needs even more bad news, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said that they won’t be coming out with an Android phone until Christmas 2009, significantly later than initially expected.  In the meantime, Motorola will release new smartphone models running Windows Mobile.  Over the past few months, Motorola has seen its market share and [...]

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Apple grossly undervalued compared to other Tech companies

30. October 2008

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Andy Zaky is at it again, and provides an interesting analysis detailing how Apple is shockingly undervalued compared to other tech heavyweights. There really is no rational reason why Apple has fallen as much as it has while other Tech companies seemingly stay relatively better positioned.  At the same time, Apple is one of the [...]

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