In case you hadn’t noticed, the App Store opened its doors for business again Tuesday, again serving up new releases and updates after the holiday freeze. The developers of Camera+ have shared their sales figures for the holiday, hitting a high of 78,000 on Christmas day alone.
In the last few weeks, many pundits have predicted that 2011 will be the year that Google’s Android explodes in popularity -- but at least one major iPhone game developer is planning to keep most of its eggs in Apple’s basket, so to speak.
While many websites assemble “best of” lists at this time of year, CNN has weighed in with their ten biggest tech “fails” for 2010, and Apple has hit two of the spots -- one for the iPhone 4 “Antennagate” crisis and another for the Ping social network attempt.
With Christmas over and the in-laws gone, you’ve no doubt gotta a mountain of dishes and cleaning to do. We know that thanks to the amazing powers afford you by leftover turkey and stuffing, you’ll be able to clean your house into submission over the next few days. We here at Mac|Life salute your efforts, and feel that you totally deserve to party hearty as a reward for a job well done. Fortunately, New Years Eve is just around the corner, giving you the perfect excuse to cut loose and trash your home all over again. To help get your year’s end party started off on the right foot, we’ve put together a list of ten iOS applications—some free, others not so much—to ensure that you get down to celebrating as hard and as easily as possible.
As Apple users, we enjoy a lot of perks. Our equipment, when called upon, just works. Our software is often a joy to work with, and when we party, our devices allow us to party hard. Traditionally, Macs computers and iOS mobile devices have been far more secure than those of Windows and Android users. Sadly, if the security experts at McAfee are correct, the days of our being able to chortle in the face of viruses and malware may soon be coming to an end.
There are three things in life that you can count on: Death, taxes and lawsuits leveled against Apple. For now, let's focus on the latter: According to a number of sources, it appears that Apple and a number of iOS application developers may have stepped in something awkward, and of course, are being swiftly taken to task for it.
Stop us if you’ve heard this before: A third-party camera app that maps the volume button as the camera shutter. The popular Camera+ app hid just such a feature in a prior update, which got them banned from the App Store for four months. Now another company is trying the same trick.
Your family loves you. If however, that love was not enough to have them buy you an iPhone 4 for Christmas, you may still be able to snag one before the new year rolls around, as the telecom we all hate to love and love to hate has lowered the cost of purchasing a refurbished iPhone 4 handset from them.
Take this with a grain of salt, but a new report out of Taiwan claims that Apple has raised their global shipment goal for the iPhone from 19 million units in the first quarter of 2011 to 20-21 million units, which could include the fabled Verizon model.
Wall Street Journal technology journalist Walt Mossberg has chimed in with his best and worst picks for 2010, with Apple’s iPad topping the list as best, with the Dell Streak and Google TV at the opposite end of the scale.