Archive | December 4th, 2008

“From Apple to RIM, With Love”

4. December 2008

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Check out this interesting article from GracefulFlavor about how the iPhone forced RIM’s hand into producing a device that fell outside its engineering strengths. The BlackBerry Storm, in my opinion, is a wonderful illustration of how Apple’s innovation and market appeal can force a smart company like RIM to invest millions of dollars in a […]

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Shazam now recognizes 8 million tracks

4. December 2008

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Shazam is a great iPhone/iPod Touch application that allows users to find out the name of a song simply by holding up their device next to a playing song.  Shazam is one of the app stores most popular downloads, and the good news for users is that its database is expanding by 2 million tracks […]

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First review of Apple’s in-ear headphones

4. December 2008

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After a bit of a delay, Apple’s high-end in-ear headphones have finally arrived, and Gizmodo is first on the scene with a review.  Overall, the review paints a positive picture of Apple’s latest foray into the premium headphone market.  While not necessarily the best on the market, Gizmodo found that Apple’s new headphones offer solid […]

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iPhone tops Windows Mobile in worldwide market share, and how Microsoft blew it

4. December 2008

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New data from Gartner indicates that the successful launch of the iPhone 3G was enough to push iPhone market share over that of the entire range of Windows Mobile devices. Nokia, meanwhile, maintained its number 1 spot with 42.4% in market share. iPhone market share jumped up to 12.9% during the third quarter of 2008, […]

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Bullish Apple analyst trims Apple estimates for 2009

4. December 2008

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Everyone’s favorite Apple analyst, Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray, has lowered his estimates for Apple’s 2009 earnings citing slower growth attributed to broader economic conditions and weak consumer spending. AppleInsider reports: Although there’s no evidence to suggest that Mac sales have slowed thus far, analyst Gene Munster cited “low visibility” into next year’s environment as […]

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Rumor: Apple to sell 4GB iPhone at Walmart for $99

4. December 2008

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BoyGeniusReport is reporting that Apple is planning to offer a 4GB iPhone at Walmart for the low low price of $99.  Though nothing has officially been confirmed, previous reports have indicated that the iPhone would be available at select Walmart stores (around 2500 in total) by the end of December. If true, this move could […]

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Stephen Colbert tops Kanye West on iTunes – ‘Operation Humble Kanye’ a success!

4. December 2008

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Early this week, Stephen Colbert urged viewers of “The Colbert Report” to purchase his Christmas CD on iTunes so that he could overtake and humble the ever arrogant Kanye West.  At the time, Kanye West’s album was the top selling album on iTunes while Colbert’s lagged behind at #15.  Colbert told viewers that they should […]

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Batman attacks iTunes with a vengeance!

4. December 2008

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“The Dark Knight” is already making waves on iTunes, and the film hasn’t even been released on video yet.  The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that “The Dark Knight” is already the best-selling movie download of the year on iTunes, quite a feat for a movie that is only available as a pre-order. “According to Apple, […]

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