Perhaps sensing that they’re reaching a peak point in the future where consumers are concerned, Apple has started to focus more attention on small businesses, if recent job postings in search of engineers to put together systems aimed at such clients is to be believed.
Users proclaim 1Password as one of the best Mac utilities ever made, and that joy has rightfully spread to the iPhone/iPod touch and more recently, the iPad, Windows and even Android. The desktop version just got a major new update with a long list of great new features, capped by using Dropbox to sync between the different versions.
While many believe Apple is beginning to take over Microsoft as the reigning champ in the tech world, recent revenue numbers would lead one to believe that Redmond isn't willing to go out quietly; at least in terms of revenue numbers that is. Microsoft reported record revenues today.
This weekend, we're heading south to sunny San Diego to rub elbows with the legions of eccentric fans at Comic Con International. Our Associate Online Editor, Florence Ion, will be there this weekend to check out all the heroes in disguise, and the fans disguised as their heroes. Stay tuned to the site for our own coverage of the comic book and entertainment industries, including interviews with your favorite comic book and app publishers and video sneak peeks at this year's hottest upcoming iPhone and Mac games. Plus, we'll be back with a recap of the whole thing, so it'll be just like you were there!
On Monday, we got a chance to chat via email with the Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for DC Entertainment at Warner Bros., John Rood. He took some time out from prepping for this week's Comic Con activities to tell us a little bit about the DC's plans for the iPad, and where the comic book industry may be heading now that there are new mediums to digitally distribute their titles.
Soft keyboards are great for typing on--if you can get used to them. Many people moving to the iPhone from a Blackberry or other device that has a physical keyboard often have issues typing on the device from the getgo. There's quite a learning curve when you're learning to type on a touchscreen keyboard. Fortunately, BlindType hopes to get rid of the errors when typing on your mobile device.
Verizon's business development executive director Jennifer Byrne said at a conference recently that the iPhone helped Verizon change the way it thought about mobile software distribution. While she claimed Verizon had the first mobile store called GetItNow, she said the iPhone's App Store was a turning point for the industry, whereby Verizon adopted a "hands off" approach.
FaceTime is a nifty feature of the iPhone 4, allowing you to video chat with another iPhone 4 owner anywhere there's Wi-Fi. But there's a new application for the iPhone 4 that is taking that idea one step higher. FacePlant is a free application that allows you to both video chat and send video voicemails to a fellow iPhone 4 owner.
Here's a friendly PSA from the online community--disable your Safari AutoFill as soon as you possibly can! When Safari users visit a malicious website, it is able to uncover all of their information through AutoFill using data from the user's personal record in the operating system's address book.
All the website has to do is extract the Address Book card data from Safari and fill it in where possible. There's no current word from Apple on the vulnerability, but the investigator of the issue filed a private report to Apple on June 17th.
We’ve seen some fairly ridiculous iPhone and iPod accessories in our day, so it’s extra refreshing when we find one as useful, well designed, and...well, sane as the P-Flip. It ably fills three roles: a dock for charging and syncing to your Mac, a travel stand that works in landscape or portrait, and a powerful external battery.
Barnes and Noble pushed its Nook app live to Android today, so mobile users that have decided to stick with Google can now choose between Amazon's Kindle app and B&N for their reading-on-the-go endeavors. Additionally, iOS device owners have also been given a little treat through the Nook app.
If you're tired of waiting for the iPhone 4 or iPad to become available, then maybe you'll like to hear that Apple is doing its best to shrink the waiting lists it has going for the two devices. Apple already regularly maintains a "Priority List" that helps them ramp up production, but some stores have anywhere from 250 to 750 people on the waiting list for iPads, and 500 to 1,500 for iPhone 4s.
This week, we'll be taking a look at Apple's Voice Control on the iPhone. This feature was introduced on the iPhone 3GS, works on the iPhone 4, and lets you use the included Apple earbuds with a remote and mic, or any other compatible earbuds and headphones. Get ready to start telling your iPhone what to do, but be prepared to listen once in a while because the device might have something to say back. Sorry iPad users, you'll have to sit out on this one.