It seems that the Japanese research firm BCN has uncovered a factoid so illogical that could very well rip a hole in the fabric of the universe: In August, for the first time close to a decade, Sony's venerable Walkman outsold the iPod in Japan by 3.8%, with the devices holding a 47.8% and 44% market share respectively. BCN announced that Sony's climb to the top of the MP3 player dog pile is the first time since 2001 that the Japanese company has been able to outstrip the the success of the Apple's multimedia darling.
Is it a sign that Apple's planetary reign of awesome is coming to an end? Sony and any number of the world's electronics manufacturers would wish it to be so, but most likely, it's not the case.
Sony has made it clear that they view Apple and the iPhone as a threat to their mobile gaming dominance with the PSP, with the latest “line in the sand” being drawn with a television commercial that sort of entirely misses the whole point.
Do you like your digital cameras raw? Well, good, because Apple is serving up a cold dish of compatibility updates. Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Updates 3.3 was released today for Aperture and iPhoto users.
In these heady days of cloud computing and inexpensive gigabytes of data storage, it’s hard to remember how we all survived with floppy disks -- especially now that Sony has announced they’re killing them.
We know spring doesn't officially start for another two weeks, but the way the weather and the sun have been playing with our minds lately, it feels like it might really happen on schedule. Of course, if we know winter, there's always at least one more trick up its sleeve. But this weather! It almost makes us not want to be inside playing with our tech toys.
So load up these links on your iPhone and get stepping out like us, because it's another sunshiney week of the best of the best from Mac|Life.
Street Journal reports that Sony Corp. is feeling threatened by
Apple's lineup of portable devices. They're responding by developing new
devices of their own, including a smart phone that can play some
PlayStation games and a PSP-compatible answer to the iPad.
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In an interview with Sony’s chief executive,
Howard Stringer, the New York Times’ Hiroko Tabuchi uncovered Sony’s
next strategic move in taking back the throne in the consumer
technology world. It includes an all-in-one online network that
includes Sony’s films, music, games and other exclusive content made
available for their TVs, media players and Playstation consoles.
Apparently Apple is now trying to surpass Nintendo and Sony as the leader in handheld gaming. Seems like a huge goal considering the 20 years Nintendo has dominated since they came out with the original Gameboy.