When he launched CyberSynchs, a company that makes data-synchronization
software, in 2008, Amos Winbush did it with little more than the iPhone in his
pocket. Apparently, computers are no longer necessary for entrepreneurs
in the startup phase. As Winbush himself blogged on Under30CEO.com,
“When CyberSynchs received Series A funding from Momos Capital, the
entire deal was orchestrated--on my end--from my jacket pocket.
Everything from conference calls to agreements were handled via
Have Google and Apple stopped having super-fun sleepovers with smores and pillow fights? The New York Times seems to think so and we're not that surprised. An analytics firm points to some surprising sales information concerning Android and iPhone handsets.
Finally, one of our favorite apps and services makes an announcement that makes us sad. So very sad.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Twitter and Facebook questions!
Okay, they weren't that hard-hitting.
Electronista reports that Wearable began shipping
their AirStash wireless flash drive today. Those concerned about the
lack of an SD card slot now have a highly portable way of accessing
media on SD/SDHC cards wirelessly.
reports that Stephen Vale has filed suit against Apple on five
break-of-warranty counts and one claim of unfair competition. Why? He
perspired so heavily that the headphone inline controller shorted out.
reported today that NAND flash memory manufacturers have been caught in a
tight situation. Apple may be moving to secure long-term supply
contracts to ensure they have all they need for iPods, iPhones, and
CNN Money and Fortune Brainstorm Tech reported that a new analysis from Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster continued to advise clients to invest in Apple. He pointed to Mac and iPod sales as reasons for optimism.
Things Digital reported today that some major content providers,
like National Public Radio and The Wall Street Journal, are hurrying to
put together new versions of their websites optimized for the iPad. The
main difference--no use of Adobe Flash.
Task management apps exploded with the introduction of the iPhone App
Store, and leading the pack was Cultured Code's Things, which earned an Editor's Choice award
from us back in late 2008. The iPhone version of Things had been
adapted from the previous Mac iteration, and though it successfully
distilled the essence of the popular program into a portable package,
Cultured Code had to significantly simplify the way Things worked to fit
it on the iPhone/iPod touch screen.
But now, with the iPad and
its glossy 9.7-inch screen on the horizon, Cultured Code is closing in
on a version of Things that'll find the happy middle ground between the
two versions, pairing a touch interface like that of the iPhone with the
screen real estate of a much larger device.
We're not sure what exactly is going on in this photo (after the jump), so we're
asking you to tell us. It's one of our favorite shots captured at the
2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Show us how funny and
clever you can be by writing a caption for this image (keep it clean,
please!). As usual, the Mac|Life editors will pick our favorite and send the winner an excellent prize.
The recent spike in sales of vinyl and turntables brings a warm glow to
our hearts. We love our technology, but vinyl is just a beautiful
format. Having said that, vinyl records aren’t perfect. They’re bulky,
fragile, and easily scratched, and those milk crates filled with your
block-rocking jams can get heavy. Fortunately, DJ software is a
rock-solid alternative for amateurs and pros, and one of our favorites,
djay (5 out of 5 stars, Jan/10), just got a sweet dedicated hardware controller, the Vestax Spin.
There’s been plenty of rumors in recent weeks about iPad shortages -- which seem to have been false -- but now it appears that it may be the accessories for your new toy that you’ll have to start worrying about.
reports that a new Crowd Source study shows that Blackberry owners
haven't developed long-term affinity for their devices. The study
revealed that 39% of current Blackberry owners said they are "very
likely" to buy an iPhone as their next device. Another 34% said they
expect to try an Android next.