It would seem that Apple’s App Store has everything going for it — millions of rabid iPhone and iPod touch users, over 100,000 apps (and counting) and tens of thousands of developers eager to keep their virtual shelves stocked. So why are so many respected developers starting to flee?
Proving that there’s no rest for the (not really) wicked, reports have surfaced today with evidence that Apple is already hard at work on the next version of Mac OS X, not even three months after the successful launch of 10.6 Snow Leopard.
When Microsoft took the wraps off its first retail store last month, comparisons to the Apple Store were inevitable. That is, until the employees decided to kick things up a notch by dropping whatever they were doing and dancing!
This morning, Adobe Systems made some dreams come true with pre-release updates to two of their key Internet products: Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2.0. The updates were previously announced in early October and previewed at the recent Adobe MAX 2009 event, but are now available for everyone.
In case anyone needs further evidence of just how hot Apple’s iPhone is around the world, Belgian newspaper De Standaard reports today on the theft of nearly 4,000 iPhones from CEVA Logistics, a distribution company with a warehouse in Willebroek.
Everywhere you turn these days, cloud computing is the talk of the tech world. Apple’s domestic iPhone partner, AT&T, is preparing to take on competitors like Amazon Web Services as they roll out Synaptic Compute As A Service.
With all of the bleak economic news in today’s headlines, there is one hot industry that seems to be bucking the trend — Apple’s infamous iPhone App Store. The proof of this lies in a recent Wall Street Journal piece detailing a veritable mini-invasion of App Store developers into San Francisco’s Bay Area, even as other industries in the area are cutting back.
It's a rare tech business that can score venture capital funding in
this economy. Popular note taking service, Evernote, just managed a
second injection of ten million dollars from Morgenthaler Ventures,
along with Troika Dialog and DOCOMO Capital, donors from the first
round of funding.
So what is in the works for this latest round of big bucks?
9to5Mac today cites a recent Strand Consulting report putting the spotlight on iPhone warranty risks for European carriers. The dilemma? A European law demanding a two-year product guarantee for all consumer electronics buyers, where Apple’s free warranty is for one year only.
It’s beginning to feel a little bit like the pre-iPhone days all over again as the rumors of a fabled Apple tablet computer just won’t lose steam. In a report out today, CNN Money is placing their bets that Apple’s tablet will, quite simply, be an “everything” killer.