Archive | November, 2011

Kids and Teenagers both put iOS products at the top of their Holiday wish lists

30. November 2011

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This holiday shopping season, American teenagers have just three things on their mind – cold hard cash, clothes, and Apple products. A testament to the popularity of Apple products and a branding success that remains the envy of nearly every other company, a recent survey conducted by Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray reveals that behind [...]

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Apple may release two iPad models this Spring – Report

30. November 2011

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While traveling home with a friend for Thanksgiving, she mentioned how she went into a Verizon store set on picking up an iPhone and left with a shiny new Android. As far she could tell, it was close enough to an iPhone, and more importantly, noticeably cheaper. Indeed, say what you will about Android, but [...]

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RIM to release enterprise management tools for iOS and Android

30. November 2011

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As the iPhone began to pick up steam after its initial release in 2007, RIM executives remained enamored with the physical keyboards that adorned their smartphones and scoffed at what the iPhone brought to the table. But amid declining marketshare, it soon became readily apparent that RIM needed to adjust their smartphone strategy midstream or [...]

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Apple seeks to ban Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N tablet throughout the EU

29. November 2011

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In the never ending legal back and forth between Apple and Samsung, Apple recently filed a motion in Germany asking the court to ban Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1N tablet throughout the EU. What’s interesting is that Apple had already secured an injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, prompting Samsung to slightly [...]

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Microsoft eyeing release of Office for the iPad

29. November 2011

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Microsoft is planning to release its suite of Microsoft Office software for the iPad according to a recent report from The Daily. At the core, Microsoft is a software company and with the iPad essentially owning the tablet market, that’s a big and untapped market Microsoft seems to be eyeing more intensely these days with [...]

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Tethering app makes appearance in iTunes App Store before getting pulled by Apple

29. November 2011

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For a brief period starting on Monday, iPhone users were able to download an app called iTether for $14.99. As the name implies, the app enabled users to tether their iOS devices to their computers via a USB connection and share their cellular-based Internet connection. It’s a pretty useful feature if you happen to be [...]

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iOS 5.1 beta includes first reference to iPhone 5

29. November 2011

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Apple yesterday released the first beta of iOS 5.1 and the folks at 9to5Mac have been finding a bunch of goodies in there. In addition to what are likely references to a Sprint iPad 2 and an upgraded Apple TV, Mark Gurman writes that data strings discovered in Apple’s latest beta include the first reference [...]

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Use Siri to start your car

29. November 2011

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Siri, Apple’s highly touted voice recognition feature exclusively available with the iPhone 4S isn’t a homegrown feature. Though Apple prefers to develop its own technologies, it sometimes recognizes that a particular feature lies outside its area of expertise, or would, perhaps, take far too long to begin working on from scratch. In such scenarios, Apple [...]

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Apple.com on Black Friday was fifth most visited retail website

29. November 2011

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Apple this past Friday reportedly enjoyed its best single day sales period ever. All before 7 PM no less. With its strongest product lineup in history, not to mention more Apple retail stores than ever, one might say that the stars this holiday shopping season are aligning in Apple’s favor. Highlighting Apple’s growing popularity, recently [...]

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Apple seeds iOS 5.1 beta with possible reference to Sprint iPad 2 model

28. November 2011

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Apple earlier today seeded developers with the first beta of iOS 5.1 and Xcode 4.3. Per usual, 9to5Mac was quick to get its hands dirty with the iOS beta and found some data strings pointing to what very well may be a Sprint model iPad. Specifically, they discovered a string titled iPad2,4 – and if [...]

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Best Buy ad touts “all the hottest Apple gifts”

28. November 2011

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If competing with retailers like Best Buy is Apple’s biggest problem this holiday season, well, it’s fair to say that they’re sitting pretty. The the entire thrust of the Best Buy commercial below is that Best Buy has any Apple product you’d find at an Apple retail store, so why not hop on down to [...]

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iPhone 4 spontaneously combusts on flight to Australia

28. November 2011

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The iPhone is hot, ya’ll! So much so that one reportedly spontaneously combusted during a flight to Australia. The story goes that a passenger’s iPhone began “emitting a significant amount of dense smoke” a short while after the flight landed in addition to housing what we can only imagine was an eerie┬áred glow. The iPhone [...]

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