Tag Archive: Spike


Apple Watch apps spike before watchOS 2 hits wrists

Though there aren’t any specific numbers on Apple Watch units sold up until this point, we do have some exciting statistics on how many apps are available for watchOS. It turns out that ahead of the watchOS 2 public release, developers have shown significant interest in the platform. They’ve contributed an impressive 11,469 Watch apps […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Samsung phone thefts spike after Apple adds kill switch

Apple’s fabulous iPhone used to be the number one reason crime was on the rise in New York City, but now that Apple’s added Activation Lock to iOS 7, thieves have given up their iLust and are targeting Samsung phones like never before.…Read more ›

Beats Music teams with Spike Lee for ‘Do the Right Thing’ documentary

Beats wowed soccer fans with its epic World Cup ad earlier this summer, but Apple’s new acquisition is now flexing its creative marketing muscles in an all new way: documentaries. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s legendary film…Read more ›

Beats Music teams with Spike Lee for ‘Do the Right Thing’ documentary

Beats wowed soccer fans with its epic World Cup ad earlier this summer, but Apple’s new acquisition is now flexing its creative marketing muscles in an all new way: documentaries. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s legendary film…Read more ›

Decal makers enjoyed massive sales spike following Apple’s ‘Stickers’ ad

Apple did sticker and decal makers a massive favour with its recent “Stickers” ad for MacBook Air, showing the myriad ways users choose to customize their ultra-thin Apple notebooks. That is backed up by figures, unearthed by website Macstories, which…Read more ›

Apple’s $425 million spike in R&D spending points to new products in pipeline

Eddie Cue thinks 2014 will be the best product pipeline Apple’s had in 25 years, and according to the company’s latest filings with the SEC, they’re certainly pouring enough money into R&D back him up. Apple increased spending in research in development…Read more ›

Is Apple To Blame For Biggest San Francisco Crime Spike Since 2008?

There are different ways to measure the success of a tech company — thing like how many lucrative patents it’s sitting on, how much money it’s giving back to shareholders, and what its overall market penetration is in whatever area…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Spike Jonze’s New Movie Has Joaquin Phoenix Falling In Love With A Siri-Like OS

fallinginlovewithsiriSpike Jonze is coming out with a new movie and this time, rather than dissecting the mind of a famous movie star, Jonze’s new film, Her, takes a look at what it would be like to fall in love with an operating system like Siri. The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix as a lonely dude with […]

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iPhone App Downloads Dropped 13% In February Following Holiday Spike

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iPhone app downloads dropped significantly last month following a spike over the holiday season. According to app marketing platform Fiksu, downloads dropped 13% to 5.2 million per day in February, from 6.01 million per day in January.

Fiksu’s Cost Per Loyal User Index also showed that app marketing costs had fallen as well. Publisher acquisition costs for users that open the app three times or more fell from $ 1.56 in January  [Read More…]

The Spike Slaps A Physical Keyboard Right Across Your iPhone’s Face [CES 2013]

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If you’re a former BlackBerry user who’s just bought your first iPhone, and you’re struggling to adapt to its virtual on-screen keyboard, then check out the Spike SmartType from SoloMatrix. On show at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, and coming to iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5, the Spike is a new case that slaps a physical QWERTY keyboard right across your handset’s display. You can fold it away when it’s  [Read More…]