As we all wait to see what Apple might have its sleeve for up-ending the education market on Thursday, the rumors are already swirling around the New York City media event -- as if the world needs more evidence that anything related to Apple can really stir up the tech press! And that’s not all: A Japanese blog is predicting an iPad 3 media event just two or three weeks from now, if you believe that kind of stuff. So let’s put on our tinfoil hats and delve deep into what’s making news for this terrific Tuesday, January 17, 2012.
During Senate Judiciary hearings today, former FTC official and new Google employee, Suzanne Michel, said that two-thirds of mobile search comes from Apple iOS devices. Considering the amount of Android units available to the public, that's a pretty remarkable figure.
Yes, it's true -- there are still people out there doing the AIM chatting thing or getting their Yahoo Chat on. We know, we know, it's hard for us to believe it too. But for those of us who have our benighted friends trapped in the late 90s, there is still hope. We can chat with them on our iOS devices and still manage to grab our Facebook friends and our Gmail folks. These may not be the one app to bind them but they come pretty close when you rock the multi-client instant messaging apps.
My aunt is a political activist, and she sends me -- and all of our other family members -- 25 or so emails per day with links to news stories that she’d like us to read. Is there any way to block her emails from flooding my iPhone every day?
If you happen to pop into a Starbucks today to grab some overpriced coffee and mooch some free Wi-Fi, you might notice something a little different -- the company has rolled out its own Starbucks Digital Network at more than 6,800 U.S. stores on Wednesday.
Back in June, Apple spent a great deal of hoopla touting the new FaceTime feature of the iPhone 4 -- but the market for video chat is heating up quickly, and now Yahoo has lined up to be the next contender in the App Store as well as on Android devices.
One of Steve Jobs' tentpoles appears to be a bit shaky right now. We'll admit, we were a bit unsure when we first heard of iAds too. Would Apple be as controlling over the content and as capricious in their ad acceptance and rejection as they had been at the App Store? This would be a test.
Granted Yahoo and Bing might have joined forces, but given both sites still exist, we still have to rank their market share right? Don't expect Google to leave it's perch anytime soon, but some new Nielsen rankings actually place Bing ahead of Yahoo now.