Are you an advertiser looking for more bang for your buck from mobile advertising, or a developer considering an ad-supported mobile app? A new study says you’re likely to get a better return on your money and effort from iOS devices than Android phones or tablets.
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Apple has had huge success in getting the iPad into the hands of senior executives and board members since the launch of the device two years ago. But, Joe Kremer, Dell Australia’s managing director, will not give up on the tablet computing race. He says “shiny” devices like the iPad are too difficult for business to support.
According to a new analysis, the latest lineup of Windows-based Ultrabook PCs will not undercut Apple’s MacBook Air enough on price to woo away most consumers.
Michael White, chair of DirecTV, says he isn’t concerned that Apple will introduce a television device that will obsolete DirecTV technology. He says he doubts that “Apple’s interface will be so much better than DirectTV’s that people will be willing to pay for an extra box.” Mr. White was speaking at an investors conference in New York last Friday.
According to a report today, Sprint’s Virgin Mobile USA will become the second American carrier to off the Apple iPhone without a service contract. MarketWatch says the addition to Virgin’s product lineup will be announced later this week. The phone could debut on the network as early as July 1.
Apple is facing roadblock on two fronts in its legal battles against Samsung in the United States, and Motorola in Germany. Apple is facing delays in renewing a request in a U.S. court to ban the sale of Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablets, while on the German front, a court in Dusseldorf, Germany, has said Apple would likely lose its bid for an injunction against Motorola’s Xoom tablet in the country.
There have been plenty of iPad cases with built in keyboards that try to give the user the real keyboard experience that many find lacking from using the iPad’s virtual keyboard. So far none of these have met to my satisfaction. There is usually a rubbery feel to the keyboards that just isn’t comfortable to me. Now there is an intriguing Kickstarter project for “Touchtype”, the iPad / Apple Wireless Keyboard case.
Sources familiar with the Facebook integration into iOS 6 say the integration will be very similar to Twitter’s current iOS integration. Sending photos to Facebook from the Photos app, single sign-on for Facebook connected apps, and the ability to “like” apps from the App Store will all be included.
Gains in its subscription based online video-on-demand service has raised Netflix to the number one position for revenue among online movie services for 2011. Netflix took a deep cut into Apple’s share of the market.
Budget airline Scoot Pte’s switch to using Apple’s iPad for its in-flight entertainment helped the company cut two tons of televisions and related equipment from its airplanes. Business class fliers will borrow the iPads for free, while economy passengers will rent them for $22 USD.
Tim Cook says we’re about to see Siri do all sorts of cool things in the future, but we think she’s already pretty cool. She’s making commercials, taking security siri-ously, and starring in remakes of famous movie scenes.
Facebook and Apple have been making goo-goo eyes at each other recently, and it looks like the flirting is going to lead to a relationship. MG Siegler is reporting for TechCrunch today that Facebook integration will be included in the next version of Apple’s iOS.
Twitter announced an open house event session during the WWDC, which will be thrown by Twitter’s Mobile and Engineering teams. The event will be centered around tech talks, with food and beer, and attendees are limited, and guess what? It’s already sold out.
Even though Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook stated this week that he’d like his company’s products to be made in the U.S., a new report says the roadblocks may be to difficult for Apple to overcome, at least in the short term.
Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Washington D.C. in May in order to have an opportunity to meet and greet various political leaders on Capitol Hill. Cook visited Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The Asia-Pacific region lead the growth in Mac sales last quarter, as shipments increase 40 percent over last year. Growth in the region offset the negative year-over-year growth experienced in the U.S. and Europe.