Eric Schmidt, former Apple board member and current Google executive chairman, has taken a few moments to write up a Google+ guide for "his friends" on switching from iPhone to Android. It's actually not bad, especially if you run the steps in reverse order. (Google, of course, would still have all your data, either way...)
The Elements in Action is an education app for both iPhone and iPad that lets you explore all the different elements around us through short video clips and descriptions. Tap any element to read a short summary about it and watch a video of how it reacts with other elements and objects.
What the world needs now is yet another proprietary messaging platform, right? Well, if reports are accurate, Instagram might just think so, and might just think they're the ones to do it. Om Malik on GigaOm:
Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution by Fred Vogelstein is a tale of two companies, two of the most important of the current era, how they both started working on phone projects, and how it not only destroyed their friendships, but eventually the careers of many involved. Much of it is already well known. Google, worried that Microsoft would dominate phones the way they had desktops, and shut them down the way Netscape had been shut down, bought Andy Rubin's company, Android, and set about making a Windows Mobile/BlackBerry/Nokia communicator competitor. Apple, meanwhile adapted their stalled tablet project into the iPhone. And that's when it gets interesting...
Yesterday was the 50th Anniversary of the longest running science fiction TV show in history, Doctor Who. To help celebrate the occasion, BBC put together a well crafted 50th anniversary episode that was simulcast across TV and movie theater screens worldwide and setting a Guinness World Record as "the world's largest ever simulcast of a TV drama".
Legendary comedy group Monty Python are all set to reunite for a one-off live show at London's O2 Arena next year, and fans old and new can get their Python fix with iTunes! Tickets for the show go on sale at 10:00 on November 25, and they'll be tough to get your hands on, but what better time to relive the classic Monty Python content than now!
This shell and holster combo features a custom rubberized texture on both cases that enhances grip and shields against impacts. The durable swivel clip on the holster can even be rotated in any direction for optimal comfort.
Jony Ive and Marc Newson's charity auction for (RED), the AIDS charity, has raised nearly $13 million. Forty-three items were auctioned, including several designed in a collaboration between Apple senior vice president of Design Jony Ive and renowned industrial designer Marc Newson.
Apple has had a mixed relationship in the past with colorful products, but so far the iPad hasn't been one of them. Meanwhile, Nokia has just dropped its first Windows 8.1 tablet, the Lumia 2520, and it's plastic, colorful and relatively well priced. Apple recently brought out a colorful, plastic device of its own, the iPhone 5c, so how would you like a similar tactic with the iPad? How about a plastic, colorful iPad c?
Boxie is a Dropbox client for iPhone that provides almost all the functionality that the Dropbox website itself provides. Aside from having a refreshing and beautiful interface, it comes complete with notifications for file system events, revision change options, and more.