Last September, Apple CEO Steve Jobs famously called out Google for including upgrades in the search company’s ever-increasing count of Android activations, touting 230,000 iOS activations per day at that time (not including upgrades). What will Jobs make of Google’s latest claim over over 500,000 activations per day?
Further stirring the recent rumors that Apple is holding new hardware refreshes until after OS X Lion launches in July, a new report claims that “all new next-gen” Mac Pros and Mac minis are coming by the end of July or the first week of August, packing Sandy Bridge processors and Thunderbolt I/O ports.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last few years, it’s to never underestimate the hacker community -- they love a challenge, and they’re awfully resilient. Case in point: Apple’s latest iOS 5, which has already been jailbroken using an iPod touch.
The WWDC 2011 keynote is now just a memory -- but it may be a particular painful one for many third-party developers who are watching as Apple incorporates some of their functionality into the forthcoming iOS 5.
It seems like the night before an Apple event, somebody somewhere leaks some kind of photo about a product or update that’s about to be announced. In keeping with tradition, late Sunday night an image surfaced that shows a pretty good concept for how notifications might work in iOS 5.
Big news for Twitter users: Apple's upcoming iOS 5 software update will feature Twitter integration at the system level. What does this mean? You'll be able to directly tweet a photo you've taken from your iPhone to your Twitter account without having to go through yfrog or a similar service. One button tweeting is going to make the process a lot easier.
If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em out! According to sources close to the deal, Twitter has reportedly acquired TweetDeck, which for those unfamiliar, is an app for organizing the display of tweets, for more than $40 million in a combination of cash and stock.
If you simply can’t get enough of social networking apps, you’ll be overjoyed with Mobli, which hit the App Store over the weekend. Billed as “a new real-time visual media platform,” its founders are calling it “what Twitter should have been.”
Remember when most Twitter clients are free? The official one still is, and "lite" versions are still easy to come by -- so why would you want to pay $13.99 for a Twitter client that doesn't even support multiple accounts? Simple: because it lets you be choosy about not only whom you follow, but also which of their tweets get through.
Remember RockMelt, the Chrome-based “social browser” that aims to bring your Facebook and Twitter life into your web browsing all the time? The company is now aiming for your iPhone, with a new app expected to debut later this week.