When Apple consumed the popular Lala music service last December, many expected a swift transition that would finally bring iTunes into the cloud. With the Lala service shut down back in May, the service seemed more imminent than ever, and yet still we have nothing. So what’s going on?
A new reveal shows Apple's iPad management profile policies that are available to corporate users provide the ability to disable use of its camera. This would provide some additional credibility about a camera being a part of future models.
Do you like your digital cameras raw? Well, good, because Apple is serving up a cold dish of compatibility updates. Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Updates 3.3 was released today for Aperture and iPhoto users.
Get ready, because the rumor mill is running full speed ahead once again. Currently, there is speculation over what role Intel might play in the next iteration of the iPad. In the past, there have been whispers that the chip manufacturer's wares might find a home nestled in the heart of Cupertino's smartphones and tablets. So far, that hasn't panned out. This time around however, there may well be some substance to the scuttlebutt.
Hey, you. You need a new screensaver, right? Here's one that's both awesome and informative. The App Wall screen saver will show you the top free apps or top paid apps in a wonderfully tiled way. It's WWDC style on your Mac. Each of the icons twinkle like little stars in the sky as they change positions, all the while keeping you aware of all the happenings in the official App Store. Check it out! Or watch the video after the cut.
We've heard it all--the white iPhone 4 has been delayed because it's harder to make a white phone than a black phone, because of an antenna issue, because of a light leak, and because of a little bit of extra press coverage in the form of a salacious photo leak. Well, now we've got yet another rumor to add to the group.
If Bloomberg's got it right, and they often do, all signs point to Verizon and AT&T are pairing up in an effort to displace much of the the need for credit cards in the retail universe by allowing consumers to pay for their purchaes with the wave of their smartphone. According to the report, the venture also includes the cooperation of some other financial sector and telecom heavy-hitters, including T-mobile, Deutsche Telecom and Discover Financial Services.
Think the iPhone is the best platform for mobile advertising? Think again. According to mobile ad network Mobclix, statistics show that despite the relatively smaller market the iPad is a more lucrative marketing platform than the iPhone. Their studies point out that the eCPM, or effective cost per thousand impressions, of iPad apps is about five times higher than for iPhone apps. It’s a number calculated by dividing an advertisers total earnings from an ad by the total number of impressions in thousands.
Is the sky falling for OS X, or is it simply time for the cat-based operating system to undergo a refresh?
According to Computerworld, the various versions of Apple's OS X operating systems have been losing their marketshare in the past four months, leaving it sitting at five per cent--the same marketshare it held back in February of this year. Computerworld gleaned the numbers from Net Applications, an analytics firm that scours the interwebz for data provided by each unique visitor that browses to any of the 40,000 websites the company monitors for their clients. Interestingly, although Apple's desktop Operating system market share has been clawed back, it's still not too far off the mark from the highest user numbers seen for OS X, which peaked at 5.3% back in October of 2009--the same month that marked the launch of Windows 7.
For the first time in the history of the iPhone, the sales of our glossy friend have been overturned by Google's OS powered devices. Granted, there are many more Android-powered devices than there are iOS devices on the market, but the new Nielsen Company report makes us wonder about how these devices stack up in terms of sales.
If you ever needed a reason to jailbreak your iPhone 4, this could be it. Thanks to a jailbreak application called My3G, you can have FaceTime calls over 3G without the need to connect your device to Wi-Fi. The application will cost you some money, but the price of jailbreaking and the price of the application may be worth it for some.
It's Monday, and it's early. If you're reading this post at the time that it was written, you're most likely at work. For many of us, being at work means spending a lot of our time in from of Microsoft Office. For those of you nodding at your monitor right now, you'll agree that despite all the bells and whistles that Redmond's flagship productivity suite offers, seeing a few refinements come to the software would be a welcome treat indeed.
Well, the treat is here, with the Mac Business Unit announcement this morning detailing the pricing for the various iterations of Mac Office 2011. Over all, things are looking pretty rosey for Mac Office users this time around, as Microsoft has opted to provide us with a lower per-installation cost than we've seen in the past.
Back when I started working here in 2006, mentioning the word “Spotlight” in our offices would trigger a chorus of scoffs and guffaws. Editors who shall remain nameless complained its constant indexing was slowing down their machines and that the search functions themselves were too sluggish. Well, I’m just a friendly nerd who wanted to fit in, so I jumped on the “Spotlight, Boo!” bandwagon.
Since then, I’ve jumped back off, my feet planted firmly in “Hooray for Spotlight!” town. It helped that Apple keeps improving its performance with every iteration of Mac OS X, and it helped even more to discover that finding files is just one of Spotlight’s areas of expertise. Try some of these tricks, and Spotlight will become an essential tool for you too.
Just a few short years ago, most folks would have laughed if you had told them that Apple would be sitting so pretty in 2010. Despite consistent upward growth with their Macs and iPods, few could have seen the approach of the iPhone and now iPad, which at least one analyst seems to think has put Cupertino at the top of the PC industry heap.