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3 years ago

What will Apple announce at the Back to the Mac event? [Poll]

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What will Apple announce at the Back to the Mac event? [Poll]

What will Apple announce at the Back to the Mac event?online survey

Apple's Back to the Mac October 2010 special event is tomorrow, and we want to know what you think Steve Jobs and company will announce?

The invitation betrays Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, but what about iLife '11 and iWork '11? What about FaceTime for Mac... and for Windows? A new MacBook Air is the hot rumor, is there any chance it could have a multitouch screen, and iOS layer instead of Dashboard and Front Row?

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3 years ago

Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus for iPhone - app review

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Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus for iPhone - app review

Are you ready for the ultimate in iPhone first-person shooter games? If so, then sit back and enjoy Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus. Gameloft has really, really, really shown it is in this to win and take advantage of the hardware on iPhone. This game is gorgeous, especially on the retina display. Ah, but let's not dwell on the graphics for now, let's jump into the game itself.

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3 years ago

TomTom iPhone app updated

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TomTom iPhone app updated

TomTom has released its latest version of the TomTom App for iPhone. Users can now use their photo gallery as an address book by enabling them to select and navigate to any geo-tagged photo. Also, iPhone 4 users will experience enhanced graphics with support for retina display and faster, more-responsive navigation.

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3 years ago

iPad live #26: Six months later

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iPad live #26: Six months later

iPad 6 months later. Plus iOS 4.2 beta 3, Apple's Back to the Mac event, AT&T and Verizon a go, and Costco a giant NO! We're eating into netbooks folks... this is iPad live!

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3 years ago

Setting the stage for 2011: Why Steve Jobs took a flamethrower to BlackBerry and Android

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Setting the stage for 2011: Why Steve Jobs took a flamethrower to BlackBerry and Android

Why did Steve Jobs show up on an Apple financial results call, something he's done in the past but doesn't typically do, and more importantly why did go all Samuel L. Jackson on RIM's BlackBerry and Google's Android, something not typically done on any results call? After all, there's an Apple event coming up on Wednesday where no doubt Jobs will be center stage, in front of almost the entire blogsphere and half the internet at large. Why not wait for then?

Because this was about mobile and about iOS, and about iOS' place in mobile, and Wednesday is purely Back to the Mac. The next iOS-centric event likely won't be until January 2011 for iPad 2 and by then the all-important holiday quarter will be over, RIM's BlackBerry Playbook will be closer to launch, a million more Android devices will be on the market, and Microsoft and Palm might be getting back into the game.

Right now, today, Apple posted unbelievable numbers -- 14.1 million iPhones sold and 4.1 million iPads -- they beat RIM's BlackBerry numbers this quarter and given the way Jobs was strutting, they likely beat the numbers of every Android device sold as well. This was Jobs on top of the mountain, seizing the high ground, and striking.

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3 years ago

125 million iOS devices, 300,000 apps, 35,000 iPad apps

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125 million iOS devices, 300,000 apps, 35,000 iPad apps

As part of their Q4 2010 conference call, Apple today announced that 125 million iOS devices have been sold to date. That includes the 14.1 million iPhones, 4.19 million iPads, and perhaps the 250,000 Apple TVs this quarter. No iPod touch numbers were broken out, but 9.05 million iPods in general were also sold. That brings the iPhone up to 40 million sold in the last year on 156 carriers in 89 countries, and 7.5 million iPads in the last 6 months in 26 countries. They're activating and average of 275,000 iOS devices a day, peaking at 300,000.

Turning to the App Store, Apple made the official call on 300,000 apps, 65,000 of which are games or entertainment, and 35,000 of which are iPad specific.

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3 years ago

Steve Jobs: 7-inch tablets are terrible

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Steve Jobs: 7-inch tablets are terrible

Steve Jobs' surprise appearance on Apple's Q4 conference call, and his utter annihilation of the 7-inch tablet concept, means Apple will never, not ever release a 7-inch tablet... or is planning to release one very, very soon.

Highlights, paraphrased:

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3 years ago

Steve Jobs: RIM will have to change to catch up with iPhone, iPad

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Steve Jobs: RIM will have to change to catch up with iPhone, iPad

During Apple's Q4 2010 conference call today, surprise attendee Steve Jobs took it to RIM, their BlackBerry link, and upcoming PlayBook tablet saying they'll have to fundamentally re-invent themselves to catch up.

Highlights, paraphrased:

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3 years ago

Steve Jobs: Google uses "open" as a smokescreen for "fragmented".

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Steve Jobs: Google uses "open" as a smokescreen for "fragmented".

Making a surprise appearance during Apple's Q4 2010 conference call today, Steve Jobs tore into Google on the issue of openness. Jobs basically said Google uses openness as a smokescreen for fragmented, while Apple prefers an integrated software/hardware business model.

Apple makes devices that just work, Jobs said, while Google expects the customers to be systems integrators and figure out multiple different hardware and now even app stores as Verizon, Amazon, and Vodafone start rolling their own markets. For developers, considering everything from testing to selling, it becomes a mess.

Some highlights, paraphrased:

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3 years ago

Apple Q4 financial results conference call [Live updates!]

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Apple Q4 financial results conference call [Live updates!]

Apple is set to announce its Q4 financial results today at 5pm ET, 2pm PT. The conference call usually provides a wealth of information about iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad sales, so we'll be listening intently, posting highlights, and giving you our very best color and commentary to go along with it.

If you want to listen along with us, the call will be broadcast on Apple.com.

Commentary starts after the break!

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