Oh you just know this one's going to turn up in Steve Jobs' next Keynote. According to a financial analyst worjing for Bernstein Research, the iPad, having sold over 8.5 million units and counting, is the fastest selling device of all time. Now, get ready for the shocker: The numbers in the Bernstein study were crunched before the iPad was made available to shoppers at Walmart or Target.
As they happened to have $400 million dollars just kicking around anyway, the Japanese game moguls at DeNA thought they’d, you know, buy ngmoco. Just because they could. Seriously though, the news of DeNA's pricey aquisition is significant, as the $400 million transaction is easily one of the highest ever paid to buy out a company that specializes in iOS application development.
Remember those expensive magazine subscriptions you could get in the App Store? The New Yorker, for instance. It's beautiful, but pricey. $4.99 per digital issue? Even if I'm a subscriber? That's quite a pricey weekly habit. How about free? How does free sound?
From rumor to fact, just like that: After weekend leaks that the iPad would soon be arriving in Wal-Mart stores, the retailer has confirmed on Monday night that it’s the real deal, and you’ll be able to buy one this Friday, October 15.
Today we learned that Apple's trademark filing for the saying "There's an app for that" was approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. According to Trademarkia, the trademark was filed on Friday, December 4, 2009. The catch phrase, which was started by Apple in iPhone commercials has become a popular phrase among many when encountering a situation that could be helped with an app from the App Store.
Still haven’t bought an iPad, even though Apple just made it even easier to do by stocking the tablet in more than 1,700 Target stores across the country this month? Maybe you’d rather hit your local Wal-Mart instead? It appears that you’ll be able to do exactly that soon enough.
It's the TV wars, but you know what? It's a repeat of the phone wars we've been seeing for some time. Google has decided to forge ahead into realms Apple pioneered. Who will come out on top? Competition is good for the market and for the consumer, so let's see some innovating.
Man, iTunes really got a kick in the shins when it updated to its latest iteration. The music library software totally took a beating--or, at least, a berating--from its faithful fans when it changed its icon, changed the way it displays album covers and launched it's own social network. Well, I went out in search of ways that you can beef up iTunes a bit and get it doing what you want it to do with these wonderful free apps. Maybe they'll change your mind about that blue iTunes icon, or maybe--just maybe--they'll remind you how wonderful iTunes is because it takes care of all your iOS devices.
And since you need iTunes to sync your iOS devices, I found two applications that will allow you to bypass that whole iTunes mess and deal with your devices all on their own. Psch, we don't need no middle man!