Sorry, did I get you all excited there for a second? Look, forgive me. I just got so excited! iCloud beta and iCloud Storage APIs are up for developers who are ready to start, um, developing! Guys and gals who code, start making those apps to push documents up to the cloud, and to infinity and beyond!
Apple's web browser Safari has seen positive growth among users for seventeen months in a row, but this past July was the best of them all. In fact, Safari grew its user base faster than any other browser, including Google's Chrome.
iPad and iPhone sales are certainly helping, as iOS devices made up over a third of all users last month.
As their intellectual property war rages against Samsung, Apple can claim another victory. Kind of. Samsung has agreed to stop advertising the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, and to refrain from selling the device until it wins court approval or a deal is reached with Apple.
Apple agreed to pay damages to Samsung for lost sales in Australia should they lose the lawsuit, though clearly this scenario seems less and less likely to the Cupertino legal team.
Foxconn, maker of iPads and iPhones for Apple, announced at an employee dance party Friday night that the company would be replacing many workers with 1 million robots over the next few years.
Currently using around 10,000 robots, Foxconn plans to increase to 300,000 within a year, on the way to a 1 million robot goal within three years. How this will effect the 1.2 million workers at Foxconn, 1 million of which come from mainland China, remains to be seen.
Innovative iOS developer Readdle has been pioneering productivity apps for the iPhone and iPad almost from the beginning, and the company is celebrating their fourth birthday with a 48-hour sale on the App Store as well as a Twitter giveaway for four iPads.
Lion continues to dominate the news, like the king of the jungle that it is, and we continue to rock out hard with stories featuring this good beast. But that wasn't all, by far, that happened this week, because there were some hardware refreshes, some how-tos that came out as a result of the new OS, and more, tons more, in case you missed it.
This week, we've got three apps that help you get those goals completed, pay those bills, remember to feed your dependents (plants count, too), and even get inspired with more ideas! But remember: you don't have to start being productive today of all days. It's Friday, after all! It can wait until Monday. Anything can wait until Monday.
An "unproven source" delivered a tip that Apple is considering buying Barnes & Noble for approximately $1.5 billion. Interesting idea, as Apple could absorb B&N's vast ebook library into iBooks, and possibly convert several of the retail stores into new Apple stores.
Apple certainly has the money, could this be one of the "strategic opportunities" Steve Jobs was alluding to?
Remember those school reports you had to do in geography class, where you had to look up a bunch of data about local cities and towns? Probably not, because that's a lousy way to learn. Unfortunately, that's the WindowSeat experience too.