We love picking apart the stupid things analysts say, butÂ Michael Gartenberg is a rare example of a veteran analyst who doesn’t make wild, ridiculous predictions about Apple. He has worked for theÂ GartnerÂ research group, and Apple has even used Gartner’s market share figures multiple times in its keynotes.
After spending most of his career covering Apple and other tech companies,Â Gartenberg is now batting for the other team. He has reportedly accepted a job [Read More...]
Amazon announced today that it has struck a deal with NBC/Universal to bring more popular TV shows to Amazon Prime Instant Video. The new deal gives exclusive streaming rights to a number of shows for the next four years as Amazon continues to beef up its catalogue of shows to do battle against Netflix.
Among the shows that you’ll be able to find on Prime Instant Video (but not on Netflix) you’ll [Read More...]
Reader is one of the most popular RSS apps out there for Apple devices. It’s available on OS X and iOS, and up until now it’s mainly been used in conjunction with Google Reader. Now that Google has announced its plans to kill Google Reader in the coming months, many are starting to look to alternative RSS aggregators.
Today the maker of the app Reeder, Silvio Rizzi, announced that Feedbin support will [Read More...]
Go go gadget internet!
In-Flight Wi-Fi service, Gogo, released some numbers today on their blog, showing that Apple devices are still the most popular way passengers are accessing the internet via the service while flying above 10,000 feet.
Tablets and smartphones, according to Gogo, make up 67 percent of the devices used to connect to the Wi-Fi service on airplanes. Tablets themselves are the most popular, with 35 percent, closely [Read More...]
With analysts openly chattering about how Cupertino needs to take a few lessons from Samsung on how to innovate in the smartphone market, a reality check: during the last quarter of 2012, the iPhone 5 was the best selling smartphone in the world. And the second best-selling smartphone? The iPhone 4S, edging the Galaxy S3 out by over 2 million units.
The reearch comes from Strategy Analytics’ Handset Country Share tracker [Read More...]
Speck’s CandyShell cases are available for Apple’s entire lineup of iOS devices, and the latest edition comes to the iPad mini. Consisting of a soft, rubbery interior and a hard outer shell, the CandyShell promises impact protection from everyday dings and drops â€” without adding too much weight to your device.
Its simple shell design makes the CandyShell one of the most basic cases in Speck’s lineup. It provides protection from almost [Read More...]
Earlier this week we heard reports that Apple is cutting back on the number of iPhone 5 parts they’ve ordered. Some felt that it was a sure sign that Apple is slipping and that the iPhone isn’t as popular anymore, while others have said everything’s just fine.
A new report claims that the iPhone 5 orders aren’t getting cutback because it’s not popular anymore, but that it was initially too popular [Read More...]
Amazon Instant Video is one of the best reasons to sign up for Amazon Prime. It’s not as good as Netflix yet, but it’s getting there, and it’s cheaper. To make things better, Amazon just announced that they’re adding A&E’s networks to Amazon Instant Video.
The licensing agreement between Amazon and A&E gives Prime Instant Video customers access to popular shows from A&E, bio, History, and Lifetime. So now you can watch [Read More...]
WhatsApp could be the next item on Facebook’s shopping list.
Following its acquisition of Instagram earlier this year, Facebook is said to be eyeing up another popular service. Cross-platform messenger WhatsApp could be the next item on the social network’s shopping list as the company looks to extend its mobile presence, according to sources close to the matter.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently told Bloomberg Businessweek that mobile will be crucial to [Read More...]
Rather than build their own photo editing and sharing app from the ground up, Google has decided to play catch-up with Facebook and Instagram by acquiring Nik Software, the developer behind the popular iOS photography app Snapseed.
Even though Nik Software makes a number of apps for photographers like Color Efex Pro, and Dfine for Mac and Windows, sources have told The Verge that Snapseed was the “golden egg in the [Read More...]