According to a study, Motorola recently surpassed Apple in brand loyalty among men 18 years old and up since the release of the Droid on the Verizon network. The study by YouGov's BrandIndex scale ranges from -100 to 100 and is based on weekday interviews with 2,000 interviews per day from a panel of 250,000 people.
This past week Apple has dropped from a November peak high of 48.1 to 22 and Motorola is staying strong with 29.3 with an error margin of +/- 2 percent. The real loser in all of this? Research and Motion and their BlackBerry smartphones as they have dropped to a lonely 9 in the study.
Apple's iTunes App Store is featuring tons and tons of sales this weekend, some for Black Friday, some for Cyber Monday, some for the entire weekend. We know that no matter how cheap some apps start off, there's always a commenter who says "meh, I'd buy it for half that" -- so now we're looking at you, sir! Put your money where your anonymous internet chatter is and go get some great, and greatly en-cheapened apps!
Black Friday Sales are now live for both the US Apple Online Store and it's slightly anemic cousin to the north, the Canadian Apple Online Store. So, if you've been waiting to save up to $5 on a Magic Mouse, $11 on an iPod nano, $21 on an Apple TV, $41 on an iPod touch, or $101 on a MacBook Pro or iMac, get ye a shopping! (And let us know what you grab!)
Today’s TiPb Top 5 will be directed towards our iPhone and iPod touch wielding readers who love First-Person Shooting (FPS) games. Just like our other TiPb’s top 5 must-have posts, all of these applications are available in the App Store. For the full overview, follow us after the break!
Apple.com has published a new page with information on iTunes LP and iTunes Extras for Developers:
Here’s everything you need to know to create a rich, interactive experience around your music and movies. All right in iTunes.
Those waiting for the US (and UK, Canadian, etc. honorific) Apple Online Store's Black Friday Sale -- the only sale Apple ever does -- can get a sneak preview as it's already Black Friday in Australia and Apple's deals are live. Call us down-underwhelmed (groan, we know) but really, who expected anything more than 8%-10% of iPod touch, iPods in general, Apple TV, and Macs?
If you're in Oz and have been waiting to pull the trigger, pull away. If you're in the UK or North America, check it out and see if there's anything pull-worthy for ya.
Whether its the big black leather above, or some woolly mitts, when the weather outside turns frightful and you need to operate a capacitive touchscreen like the iPhone, you can save yourself some cash -- and frostbite -- with a little bit of sewing and a bunch of conductive thread.