A recent study conducted by the Nielsen company has revealed several interesting numbers on current tablet usage in the U.S. and in particular about the usage of the Apple iPad. The survey polled only tablet owners in the U.S. and discovered that 82 percent of them owned an Apple iPad. This number is a huge lead ahead of competing tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Motorola XOOM.
Apple is already delivering developer version of OS X Lion via the Mac App Store, but according to the latest leaks the company plans to distribute the full version through its download store too. AppleInsider's sources claim Apple intends to make the Mac App Store the "preferred method" for distributing OS X 10.7 Lion, the Mac OS update expected to arrive this summer, with a physical version only for those with connections too slow for the download or who, for whatever reason, prefer not to download.
If you are an Apple fan, you have undoubtedly heard at this point that the focus of WWDC this year will supposedly not be hardware but the OS X Lion operating system for Macs and iOS for the iPhone and iPad. Apparently, the first version of Lion that was offered up for devs to check out had a lot of bugs in it. Apple is also said to consider this new build to be a GM1 revision.
Apple is reportedly readying a Golden Master release of OS X Lion, the next iteration of the company's Mac OS. However, while a Golden Master build is normally one step away from a complete, public release, there's talk that this particular version is only GM1 in what will be several phases of release. According to TechCrunch's sources, the upcoming OS X Lion GM1 will be the first attempt at a bug-free and full-performance version of the software.
When the App Store launched, apps on your smartphone were just a novelty. But as the applications got better, and ultimately more advanced, the money started rolling in. Finding an application for something you need, whether it be a quick way to balance your checkbook, or some game that will keep you entertained on the spot, is one reason why Apple's App Store is so popular, and keeps raking in the money. According to a new report from Citibank, it doesn't look like that momentum is going anywhere, and in fact, will probably pick up in 2011.
Looks like bad news can't keep Apple down -- not that recent events really had much of an impact on the second quarter 2010 financial results, but let's face it: it wouldn't have mattered much. Apple managed to post some impressive numbers this afternoon. In fact, it's the best non-holiday quarter the company has ever posted. So, that's pretty noteworthy.
Some times there's just news that seems too huge to believe, and this would be one of those cases. Let's take a look at the last few months in our government, and the fact that recession was thrown around at least a few times, makes it seem almost ridiculous the findings from AdMob. Sure, things looked better in July than they had in the past, but still. In any case, Apple shouldn't be anything less than ecstatic about the results.
According to an analyst at Gartner, Apple has ordered a second batch of 10 million 3G iPhones to be delivered. That’s a total of 10 million regular iPhones and 10 million 3G iPhones that Apple is apparently hoping to sell by the end of this year.
Since when did Apple’s OS start doing MS numbers? Apparently since the 26th when they released Leopard.
I reckon that’s what you get when you make a quality OS from the beginning and then just continue to improve upon it. 2 million copies is amazing, I can’t wait till Friday to see what their entire first week sales are.
Android Wear has been updated to work with iOS, and while some suggest it's the Apple Watch that'll suffer, we're thinking Pebble. The smartwatch that took hold a couple years ago with its super-simple interface, physical buttons, and most important of all - iOS integration from the get-go. Being the only smartwatch in the world worth a second glance was great for Pebble when it launched. Now things are different. Now there's competition, and Pebble really, truly looks like it's behind the times.