Yesterday we had brought it to you about the Skyfire app that could convert Flash video into HTML 5. According to the developer's blog, the app has become so popular, that it has 'sold out' in the app store, and they are temporarily not accepting new purchases from the App Store.
The Flash fashion is so passe. Everyone knows that the best things in life are encoded in HTML 5 and available for all the world to see, regardless of the smartphone you've got in your hand. The new Skyfire browser, ready to set foot inside the App Store, converts video from the old school Adobe Flash into the next generation HTML 5 code it needs for all systems to go.
Apple has the lead in the US smart phone market with a 26% market share. In the third quarter of this year, the smart phone market grew a whopping 95% over the same quarter a year ago to 80.9 million shipped units--that's a whole heck of a lot of people adopting smart phones. Apple's performance this year saw its market share grow 17% worldwide, with RIM trailing behind in worldwide sales.
Yesterday we reported on a cool app called iDOS, a universal emulator that allowed you to run all kinds of elder technology on your iOS device, was pulled from the App Store less than 24 hours after its auspicious debut. Turns out there may have been a valid reason for Apple to pull it -- and it doesn’t involve its emulation powers.
Before we begin, a brief history: Pigs were invented in 1855, at the imaginative hand of fantasy writer R. S. Wilberton, and they have captivated our minds and hearts ever since. In this issue of Game Time, we check out the best iPhone and iPad games featuring these adorable, mythical creatures.
That’s right folks, it’s time for another Game Time. But first, jump the cut to see how you can win a copy of the Sims 3: Late Night Expansion pack!
If you've ever made an appointment for the Genius Bar (or other service) at your local Apple Store, then you know how easy it can be to sign up; however, things can get a little hectic when you actually arrive to the store. A new app for employees, coupled with an update for the Apple Store application, however, could change this.
You’ve had it happen to you before: you're in a dark room with nothing but your smartphone, and as soon as you switch it on to check your email, your eyes are quickly regretting that decision. Turning on that smartphone was like taking off your sunglasses and staring directly in the sun. You might then turn down the brightness on your phone for a later time, but the device is still using a ton of power to output that light. Smartphones can use as much as fifty percent of the total phone power just to light up that LCD display, draining its precious battery.
Whew! Another week another gangbuster series of announcements and news for Apple. It's an amazing run and it doesn't look like it's planning to stop any time soon. So let's all stand back and hear Cupertino roar.
Apple is used to the tech media revealing new features of its forthcoming products, but on Wednesday, the company inadvertently provided a leak of their own during their “Back to the Mac” event -- a new scroll bar user interface for next year’s Mac OS X Lion 10.7.