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.
If you ventured out to see The Social Network in recent days you've been subjected to Trent Reznor's musical genius, as the movie's soundtrack was conceived and recorded by Reznor and partner in crime, Attius Ross. If the soundtrack did nothing for you, that's OK: you don't have to enjoy Reznor's music to respect the man himself. Well spoken, introspective and dangerously intelligent, the former Nine Inch Nails frontman's candor is legendary. In a recent interview, Reznor frankly declared his feelings surrounding social networking, and surprisingly, Steve Jobs.
Let's see, what's on television Thursday nights? Anything good? Oh, let's not talk about The Office, 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, or any of those other shows. How about you set your Tivo to record those and instead, focus all of your attention to this Thursday's profile of Steve Jobs on Bloomberg television. The show will chronicle Jobs' journey from college dropout to Silicon Valley king, and the advancements and achievements he's managed in the technology sector since then. The show will also feature interviews with those who know him, like The Woz, and those who admire all of his work.
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.
Poor Ping: Despite sharing the same name as a Flash Gordon supervillain (well, there's the slight difference of one letter), Apple’s music-themed social network has become something like a tech version of Rodney Dangerfield in the respect department. But Cupertino is working hard to change all that.
Given the sheer volume of downloading of apps, it was bound to happen sooner or later. The daily audience of apps running on the iOS system has now expanded beyond 19 million users. These users spend about 22 minutes a day on these apps, meaning the audience for iOS devices has now passed…you guessed it, Sunday Night Football on NBC.
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.
As the hourglass turns, so do the days of our lives--and the influx of iPhone on Verizon rumors that flood the internet. We're hearing reports that the forthcoming CDMA wireless standard could help encourage smartphone manufacturers, like Apple, to make handsets that work on simultaneous voice and data transmissions.
I use Safari as my RSS reader on my Mac and a different RSS reader on my iPad. One thing that I’ve noticed is that Safari on my Mac is not showing me all of the articles in my RSS feeds! I figured this out after realizing that I was seeing significantly more news articles on my iPad than on my Mac.
We're at $509, yay! MaximumPC is at $612, which is more than we have but also kind of yay. We've already given away some rad prizes, and the Week 2 prize is pretty awesome too. Find out what it is and how you can win it after the jump...