It’s hard to believe we’ve just finished our 50th CultCast! But we’re not stopping to celebrate just yet.
On our newest episode, we say why Apple Maps integrating with Waze maps makes too much sense not to happen; why Bill Gates just made Microsoft Surface the new Christmas coal; and as we prepare to journey to Las Vegas for CES, we review which new gadgets and tech we’re most excited about, [Read More...]
Smartphones and tablets have been the hottest Christmas gifts in recent years, and the 2012 holidays were by far the biggest yet for Android and iOS. A new study from mobile analytics firm Flurry has found that a record-breaking 17.4 million Android and iOS devices were activated on Christmas Day, leading to an equally record-breaking 328 million app downloads.
Not everyone who received a new smartphone or tablet from Santa [Read More...]
Here’s a sure fire way to spark a riot on Christmas: give your kids Microsoft Surfaces instead of the iPads and MacBook Airs they wanted instead.
Who would be that Grinchy? Microsoft founder Bill Gates, apparently. He gave his two daughters and son Microsoft products for Christmas, instead of the Apple products they asked for.
The revelation comes from Melinda Gates, who told an interviewer on Radio 4 in the [Read More...]
Imagine your delight as a teenage boy who’s just unwrapped a shiny new iPhone for Christmas. It’s probably your first smartphone â€” maybe even your first cellphone period â€” and you can’t wait to turn it on and start playing with it. But before you can do that, you must sign an 18-point contract, laid out by your mom, which details the terms and conditions of your iPhone ownership.
That’s what [Read More...]
There were a lot of happy people in the world on Christmas Day. Millions of lucky people received and activated a record number of smartphones and tablets on Christmas Day this year.
According to Flurry, more than 17.4 million iOS and Android devices were activated on Christmas Day, which was a 332% increase above average.
In order to gauge the magnitude of the increase of new device activations on Christmas, Flurry [Read More...]
Santa loves his iPhone too.
Apple’s iOS devices have always been hot Christmas gifts, especially for young folks. This year was no exception. Mobile app analytics firm Distimo is reporting that App Store downloads spiked a staggering 87% on Christmas Day, and revenues went upÂ 70%.
The iPad looked to be the biggest hit this year, as downloads for iPad-specific apps in the App Store roseÂ 140%. Apple recently released the [Read More...]
It’s the day after Christmas, and tell me honestly: did any of you get anything nearly as cool as this 2002 “Luxor Jr.” iMac, rejuvenated by the brother of reddit user craigiest to be a working office lamps?
Christmas Eve is upon us, and that means it’s Santa tracking season! Whether you’re keeping an eye on Santa’s yearly world journey for yourself or just the little ones in your life, tracking Santa is now easier than ever.
You can track Santa directly from your iPhone with an official NORAD app, use the official NORAD Santa Tracking website which uses Bing Maps, or go with Google Maps Santa Tracker. [Read More...]
The tablet wars in a nuthsell: of the tens of thousands of people who opened a tablet on Christmas morning, 7 times as many people got iPads than Kindles, 18 times as many people got iPads than a Google Nexus and 50 times as many people got an iPad as a Surface. Looks like Santa’s an Apple fan.
Our favorite iPad magician, iSimon, is back at it again with some awesome iPad magic. To help you get ready for Christmas tomorrow, iSimon has some magic tricks to help you out. iSimon even has a magic app that will give you a White Christmas no matter where you live. Checkout all his tricks in the video above.