Archive | December, 2011

Pick up an iPhone 4S at $50 off at Radio Shack today only!

31. December 2011

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Get it while it’s hot folks! For one day only, December 31, Radio Shack is selling the iPhone 4S at $50 off. This is in conjunction with Radio Shack’s ongoing trade and save program where users can trade in their old iOS devices for store credit towards a new purchase. via Twitter

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Make that Sir Jony Ive

31. December 2011

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The BBC reports that Apple design guru Jony Ive has been awarded a knighthood in the UK. So while the highlight of Ive’s current Resume might be Senior VP of Industrial Design, he might want to make room for Knight Commander of the British Empire. Upon being told of the honor, Ive said it was [...]

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Samsung now takes to copying Apple’s iPad commercials

30. December 2011

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Samsung can make a helluva TV set, but when it comes to smartphones and tablets, the company apparently has no scruples. In addition to copying many features of the iPhone and iPad, the Korean based electronics giant has now taken to copying elements from Apple’s iPad ads and inserting them into their own. Clearly, Samsung [...]

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Amazon considered making a bid for RIM

30. December 2011

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Like a bat out of hell, the iPhone came along in 2007 and forever changed the smartphone landscape. Amazingly, some companies are still struggling to recover from Apple’s foray into the smartphone market, with RIM being a prime example. The Canadian based purveyor of BlackBerry devices is in turmoil. Earnings are on the decline because, [...]

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Newsstand drives astounding increase in magazine and newspaper subscriptions

28. December 2011

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The iPad was set to revolutionize the print industry much in the same way the iPod revolutionized the music industry, or so people thought. In reality, the iPad, while an instant hit with consumers, failed to take the print industry by storm due to a variety of factors including unrealistic expectations and a general distrust [...]

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Use Siri to compare and explore items at Best Buy

28. December 2011

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One of the smarter things Apple did when it integrated Siri into the iPhone 4S was to limit its functionality. Indeed, Siri as we know it today is a lot less powerful than its original incarnation as an iPhone app. While this may initially seem like a backwards move on Apple’s part, it actually works [...]

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A look at the devices running on Apple’s retail store wi-fi network

28. December 2011

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Apple’s retail store strategy works not only because it provides Apple with a means to showcase their products in the best light possible, but also because they’re bona fide places to come in and hang out. With desktops, laptops, phones, and iPods all at the ready, and typically pre-loaded with cool software, Apple’s retail stores [...]

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Action Movie FX app is the bomb, literally

28. December 2011

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Action Movie FX is one of those iPhone apps that you need to stop reading about and, instead, start downloading immediately. The app, as the name implies, lets users apply Hollywood grade special effects to video that you record. And lest you think this app is some rinky dink effort from a third-rate development studio, [...]

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Andy Rubin tweets: 3.7 million Android activations in two days

28. December 2011

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Google’s Android head Andy Rubin tweeted just a few minutes ago that the number of Android activations on December 24th and 25th came in at 3.7 million. An impressive figure to be sure, but as we’ll explain in a post shortly, Apple also did quite well over the Christmas holiday as iOS activations this past [...]

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iPhone 5 with complete redesign on track for Fall 2012 launch – Rumor

27. December 2011

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Well, the iPhone 5 rumors are back, just in time for the new year. BGR “confidently” reports that Apple’s iPhone 5 will feature a complete redesign, and contrary to previous reports we’ve seen, will launch sometime in the Fall of 2012 rather than during the Summer. We have also learned that Apple is planning to [...]

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Apple rolls out iTunes Match page with FAQ and walkthrough video

27. December 2011

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iTunes Match is Apple’s recently released music portion of iCloud that lets users back up their entire iTunes library for $25 a year. The way it works is that iTunes will scan a user’s library and match it in the cloud with 256-KBps quality songs that can be downloaded onto any iOS device. Importantly, the [...]

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Apple reportedly preparing for iTV launch in early 2012

27. December 2011

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The heavily rumored Apple HDTV is in the news again today. This time, Digitimes claims that Apple has already started preparing for an iTV launch during the second or third quarter of 2012. Instead of a form of set-top box (STB) like the Apple TV launched in 2006, Apple’s new products will be full TV [...]

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