Monday, January 31, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
AT&T Briefly Becomes Biggest U.S. Carrier Thanks To The iPhone, Then Loses Again To Verizon... Thanks To The iPhone!
It might be brief, but yesterday, according to Gizmodo, AT&T snatched the covetous position of being the largest carrier in the U.S. from Verizon. The main reason, of course:
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Some people claim that Apple stifles competition. Just don't tell that to the competition, however, because wherever you look now these days, it seems that all of the competition is busy copying and incorporating just about everything that the Cupertino giant does in one way or the other. The latest case involves the electronic Japanese giant, Sony.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Android may indeed be the biggest success that Linux has seen thus far, but when it comes to competing with the iPad, it has one serious problem , besides that of its serious and ever growing problem of' fragmentation', and that is simply.... price!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
However, the really big iPhone news is that finally Apple could soon be including NFC chips (near field communication chips) into its next iPhones and iPads.
Apple had been planning on including such chips for some time now, but Google, to the best of my knowledge, is the first to actually do so as featured in its latest Nexus One. NFC chips should allow said equipped devices to be able to buy and pay for merchandise and services automatically, making them into virtual wireless wallets of sorts! I already buy some things simply by swiping my credit card over a scanner and I must say that I really appreciate the speed and the convenience of doing so. NFC chips promises to extend that convenience to mobile devices.
NFC means, for example, that you could order a meal at a fast-food restaurant quickly and conveniently from your car and then pay for it before you even drive up to the take-out window! Sweet, very, very sweet! Likewise, in the future, you could possibly also be able to scan products in, lets say a Walmart store, place them in the basket and before you even get to the checkout your NFC equipped iPhone would have taken care of pretty much everything, except, of course, actually bagging them for you!
In conclusion, with recent record-breaking sales of over some 16 million iPhones and the recent report that Kodak has just lost a major suit against Apple, plus the news that the huge and prestigious Deutsche Bank has just concluded a very favorable two-month trial of the iPhone, not to mention that the iPhone is now on Verizon and could also soon be coming to T-Mobile and Sprint, things are still looking great for the phone and its future despite what Android fan boys might say to the contrary.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Monday, January 25, 2011
White iPhone photo via: MacRumors
Monday, January 24, 2011
PCMag's Tim Bajarin, in a recent post, asks the obvious question of whether or not Apple can survive without Steve Jobs?
It's a good question considering how Apple almost died when Steve was booted out from the company once before. The only thing that saved Apple, in fact, was Steve's return. After returning, he miraculously resurrected Apple from what was perceived to be its certain and impending death. In fact, Steve Jobs took the company from a market cap of around only 2 billion dollars, in ten short years, to around some320 billion dollars, and turning it into the second most valuable company on the planet, until just recently when the news of Steve's latest medical leave reduced it by some 20 billion ,reducing it now to third place, behind Exxon and PetroChina.
Personally, I think Tim's assessment of the situation is right on the money. I also agree that Apple is more than just any one individual, Steve included. Apple, like any other company or another organization, is the sum of its parts. Yes, Steve Jobs plays a big part, but he doesn't play the only part. There are over 46,000 other people, or parts, to Apple from sales clerks on down to engineers and highly talented and motivated executives.. With an incredible management team now in place, I believe that even if Steve never returns, regardless Apple will continue to carry on doing what it does now best....... leading the industry in pretty much every field its in, and that it will continue to make the sexiest and the most intuitive products that delights its customers while, at the same time, driving its competitors crazy.
So, can Apple survive without its heart and soul, Steve Jobs?
In conclusion, absolutely YES!
And that's my 2 cents 4 this day, Monday, January 24, 2011
Tim Barajin's photo via: PCMag.com
Friday, January 21, 2011
BusinessInsider recently caught my eye with a post that pointed out this amazing fact: "iPads Are Already 7% Of The Global PC Market!"
In that case, I can only repeat their reaction which they summed up in one simple little word:
Wow indeed! Imagine that, in less than one bloody stinking year, the little tablet that could, not only took 90% of the global tablet market, but also a whopping 7% of the entire global share of all PC's PERIOD! At this rate the iPad, according to BusinessInsider, is on track, of capturing up to some 25% of the world's entire share of computers in just a few years time! Better make that, come to think of it, a double WOW.
This is quite amazing considering all of the negative name calling and scorn that had been heaped on the iPad before the little bugger even had the chance to hit the market. Mind you, they still heap a lot of hate on the iPad, but not quite as much as before. That's probably because they are all too busy trying to copy every little facet of the it for their own, mostly vapor ware, iPad wannabe copy cat clones.
While the competition continues to bend over backwards, trying to trump the first version of the little tablet that could, Apple is busy preparing the world's first and only real iPad killer, its upcoming iPad 2.
In conclusion, no wonder why BusinessInsider asks:
"Now do you understand why people are so excited about Apple?
Now do you understand why people are worried about Microsoft?
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
- PC compatible soft keyboard
- Mouse/Virtual Gamepad&Joystick
- Screen mode: Portrait/Landscape(Fullscreen)
- You can force 4:3 screen aspect ratio
- Customizable floating gamepad for fullscreen mode.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
If your an Apple fan, like myself, one of the last things that you want to hear is that its beloved CEO, Steve Jobs, has taken another medical leave of absence.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Many people have tried hard to topple Apple's iPod, iPhone, iPad and, of course, its dominant music service, iTunes. Unfortunately, for them, however, none of them have succeeded thus far, with many of them, in the end, ending up completely dead in their proverbial music tracks.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Apple's "App Store" is now world famous and naturally, as a result of that, its quite normal that they would want to trade mark its name. After all, why should others simply be allowed to come along and reap the benefits of the "App Store" name which Apple had worked so hard and spent millions of dollars to build up.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Gizmodo, at 11 am EST, will be covering Verizon's latest press conference Live, as will be Engadget, Technologizer as well as many others. The main reason they'll all be there is because it's widely believed that Verizon will finally be announcing, at long last, that they'll be adding the iPhone to its line up of smartphones, something that has been wildly speculated on ever since the original iPhone was released in 2007.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Some are debating, whether or not Google’s Chrome OS Will Be Dead Before Arrival? That is one question that I personally can't answer, but when it comes to the OS X OS, Gigaom.com has a cool video of its new Mac App Store in action which, by the way, you can view here, that I believe can and will breath new life into Apple's award winning OS. As far as Gigaom's first impression of the Mac App Store goes, well their advice is that it's good and they highly recommend that you try it.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
It may, or it may not be a big deal, but AppleInsider has reported that Apple is restricting employee vacations as first 2011 products loom.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
ZDNet's Steve J. Vaughan-Nichols says in his post, "Android's Biggest Worry: Fragmentation" is indeed very real, no matter how much Google and Android promoters may deny it. As he further states: