Archive | July 14th, 2010

Apple to hold special iPhone 4 press conference on Friday

14. July 2010

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Well it looks as if Apple is finally going to address the iPhone 4 issues head-on. Late on Wednesday, Apple invited select members of the press to a special press conference set to be held this coming Friday. Jim Darlymple spoke to Apple earlier today and was only able to glean that the conference would […]

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Microsoft Exec Kevin Turner calls iPhone 4 Apple’s Vista

14. July 2010

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And as the iPhone antenna grandstanding continues, Microsoft executive Kevin Turner took some time during his keynote speech at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference to diss the iPhone 4 by comparing it to Windows Vista. Company pride, ya’ll. “It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their Vista, and I’m okay with that,” Turner said. Well, […]

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Android Marketplace closes in on 100,000 apps

14. July 2010

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Whenever Steve Jobs takes some time to discuss the iPhone, he loves mentioning how many apps for the iOS platform are available on iTunes. The last official number we heard from Apple is 225,000 apps, and while that’s certainly impressive, the popularity of Android among developers appears to be picking up steam.

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David Letterman – Top 10 signs you’ve purchased a bad iPhone

14. July 2010

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David Letterman lists out the top 10 signs you’ve purchased a lemon of an iPhone. Not bad.

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Spruce up your MacBook with some hair and mustache stickers

14. July 2010

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The glowing Apple logo on the back of every MacBook is nice, but that’s no reason not to have a little bit of fun with it. Enter Herraizsoto&co, a Barcelona based company that offers an array of comical and interesting stickers capable of turning your everyday Apple logo into anything from a mustachioed playboy to […]

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Why there won’t be an iPhone 4 recall

14. July 2010

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For a company so keen on controlling the narrative of their products, the past few weeks have been a public relations nightmare for Apple. Despite record breaking sales and growing demand, the discussion surrounding the iPhone 4 has largely centered on the device’s much publicized antenna issues. Most recently, Consumer Reports retracted its “Recommended” rating […]

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Apple buys small Quebec-based mapping firm Poly9

14. July 2010

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Lesoleil reports that Apple recently acquired the Quebec-based mapping firm Poly9, a firm “industry recognized” for their talent and creativity. In recent years, especially Poly9 has given birth to programming interfaces (APIs) for several large clients such as Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, MSNBC and NORAD… Poly9 based in part on the base maps of Google Earth, […]

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Google working on “interactive video ads”

14. July 2010

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With all the money pumping through the iPhone/app ecosystem, it was only a matter of time before Apple set its sights on advertising. Apple had initially sought to purchase AdMob, only to watch Google swoop in and acquire the mobile advertising firm for a three-quarters of┬ábillion dollars. Undeterred, Apple purchased Wireless for a quarter of […]

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Upcoming BMW’s will support iPod-out; drivers will be able to interact with iPod/iPhone software with BMW hardware

14. July 2010

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BMW will soon be taking advantage of the iPod-out functionality in iOS 4 to let drivers use BMW hardware to interact with iPod and iPhone software and navigate through playlists and such using a built-in dashboard display. The new feature is in the final stages of development and will be available in BMW vehicles at […]

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Scott Forstall, Apple’s Senior VP of iOS software, joins Twitter

14. July 2010

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It’s verified and good to go. Apple’s Senior VP of iOS software, Scott Forstall, is up on Twitter and as of now is only following one person, Conan O’Brien. Apple is notorious about keeping Apple employees from blogging and the like, so it’ll be interesting to see what Scott ends up using his Twitter account […]

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