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ZeroChroma Solo for iPad

January 28, 2013 | 1 iPads are wonderful devices. Not only can use them for countless games for fun and business applications to make your life easier, they are also wonderful for running business presentations through or kicking back and watching a good movie. Now, for the latter two tasks you are most likely going to want a stand. My major gripe here is that almost all of the stands on the market require a case of some description to be wrapped around the iPad. Not only does this destroy the aesthetics but can Read more [...]

10 iOS Devices Sold Per Second

January 24, 2013 |

iOS devices are flying off the shelves, according the most recent Apple earnings call for the last quarter in 2012. To be specific, they are selling at 10 devices per second.

There were 47.8 million iPhones and 22.9 million iPads sold last quarter. That is the rate of 6 iPhones and 3 iPads per second. Over 75 million iOS devices were sold during the quarter, which is a new Apple record.

New iPad and iPad Mini Rumored for March

January 11, 2013 | Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White today released a new report highlighting some of his observations from this week's CES in Las Vegas, noting that "checks" at the show suggest that Apple is looking to launch the next-generation versions of the iPad and iPad mini in March. Our checks at CES indicate Apple will release the iPad 5 and the second-generation iPad mini this March. The iPad 5 is expected to be lighter and thinner than the iPad 4 that was released in October, while the form factor Read more [...]

iOS 6 App Store Gifting Returns

January 9, 2013 | 1 Apple has returned the ability to gift apps from the App Store on iOS 6 devices, after mysteriously removing it before the official launch. The addition, which was noticed by 9to5Mac, has been made in Apple’s new system-wide action sheet, rather than re-appearing at the bottom of an app listing, as before. The new gifting procedure in the App Store is a bit awkward. It requires that you tap the action button in the upper right corner of an app’s listing to bring up the action sheet. There’s Read more [...]

App Store Tops 40 Billion Downloads with Almost Half in 2012

January 7, 2013 | CUPERTINO, California―January 7, 2013―Apple® today announced that customers have downloaded over 40 billion apps*, with nearly 20 billion in 2012 alone. The App Store℠ has over 500 million active accounts and had a record-breaking December with over two billion downloads during the month. Apple’s incredible developer community has created over 775,000 apps for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® users worldwide, and developers have been paid over seven billion dollars by Apple. “It has Read more [...]

2012 Holiday App Sales

December 21, 2012 | The holidays are notorious for app sales, we will try to keep this post updated with all the sales we find. First up, Sega is hosting a round of holiday drops, including Jet Set Radio for just US$1.99, Crazy Taxi for the same price, and the newSonic and Sega All-Stars Racing for just 99 cents. Great prices on those great games, so don't pass those up. Taito's got a sale up, too, with Gardening Mama for $3.99, Space Invaders Infinity Gene for $1.99 and a few more deals on too. Square Read more [...]

Google Maps for iOS Arrives

December 13, 2012 | The much-anticipated Google Maps for iOS is finally here (and tops the free charts in under 7 hours).The app offers iOS 6 users who are unhappy with Apple's in-house Maps app an opportunity to switch back to Google's map platform. The new app includes turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Google local search and more. There are a number of features and tidbits that come with Google Maps for iOS as well. Here's a selection. - Jesse Hollington notes on Twitter that Google Maps Read more [...]

Apple’s New Lightning Cable

December 5, 2012 | 1 Although it is often difficult to make a new cable connector catch on, Apple is giving it their best effort. Apple, which has already sold more than 400 million iPhones, has some clout when it comes to breaking through common technology barriers. Therefore, most likely the Lightning connector, which debut with the iPhone 5, will be a hit. What is the Lightning connector? This cable replaces the 30-pin connector used by Apple since 2003. The Lightning connector has a USB connection on one end, Read more [...]

Should You Upgrade to iPad 4

December 3, 2012 | When the iPad 4 was released many consumers were shocked and were thrown off guard. No one expected for Apple to do anything but make a few revisions to the iPad 3. But Apple got the itch to add 4G LTE, dual band Wi-Fi and a fast processor to the iPad 4. The question many consumers tend to ask is if they should upgrade to iPad 4. This question is pretty answerable for most buyers of the original iPad - but for some, it's not as simple. Some of the key features the iPad 4 houses is the ability Read more [...]

Apple Considering Switch From Intel Chips in Future Macs

November 28, 2012 | 1 Anybody remember the uproar back in 2005 when Apple decided to change to Intel Processors from PowerPC Chips? This came as a result of a number of problems with this chip, including power consumption issues. Well it looks like Apple is set to change again, although this time they won’t be going for a pre-existing chip, instead they will be developing one of their own. This comes after last year when rumours were abound that they were planning on switching from Intel to ARM processors in their future Read more [...]