Google’s Android platform has been heralded as “the open alternative” to Apple’s iOS, argued to carry fewer restrictions and a more open app environment. We’ll discuss a few reasons why this may not be true, and also discuss the merits of Apple’s “walled garden” approach.
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This might seem like an unusual list of items for a Doctor to request, yet according to CNBC, iPads are quickly becoming a critical tool for doctors. Doctors, who use iPads to describe conditions to patients (among other things), are increasingly find them to be indispensable to their practice.
Viber today introduced texting to their VoIP app for iPhone. It’s another step in the right direction towards overtaking Skype as the best VoIP telephone service for mobile devices.
The iPad is becoming ever more an icon of the times, with key political figures, doctors, creative professionals, and of course the everyman commonly using them for a variety of purposes. Now a British MP has even used one to deliver a speech in Parliament.
Photoshop for iPad was demonstrated at Photoshop World where the layers function within the app was showed off. There is a great “wow” moment when a 3D style layers animation occurs near the end of the video. Pretty cool stuff. Check out the video inside.
Bye Bye Birdie is a great app for finding out who recently unfollowed your Twitter account. This app sits in your menu bar and alerts you about recent unfollows and new followers.
Late last night Apple released an updated version of OS X Lion to the developer community. OS X Lion Preview 2 is a new build (build number 11A419) and can be downloaded from the Mac App Store by way of a redeem code.
The Chicago Tribune reports that a robber, fleeing after having stolen an iPhone from an L-train commuter, pushed a 68-year-old woman down a flight of stairs. The woman later died from injuries resulting from this attack.
According to 9to5Mac, RIM could be planning to release their popular BlackBerry Messenger app for iOS devices. The app, which has enjoyed immense success of BlackBerry smartphones, is claimed to be hitting the App Store on April 26.
An exciting report comes to us from TechCrunch, who claims that, in addition to iOS 5 not being released until fall, iOS 5 will gain advanced integration of Siri artificial intelligence technology, enabling deep, thorough voice control and intelligent searching.
WWDC sold out in under 24 hours but you can still pick up tickets if you venture over to eBay and are prepared to pay over the odds for your ticket. The priciest auction we have come across has a Buy It Now of $4,499 but the seller seems to think it’s a steal at that price.
Scientists are hopeful that nanotechnology will result in electronic devices that no longer require cables to charge. Instead, tiny movements in your body or even your beating heart will be enough to generate the necessary power to charge your device.
Android & Windows Tablets will eventually outstrip the iPad because in the long term affordable and open will win out, that’s according to Andy Lark, Dell’s Global Head of Marketing in a recent interview with CIO. He went on to say that Jobs and Apple have done a decent job of creating hype around the iPad but that eventually this hysteria will succumb to the superior Android tablets.
Jailbreak developer Comex has a sneaky suspicion that Apple may have deployed spies, or possibly even coaxed an existing Jailbreaker to act as a rat. The hacker behind JailbreakMe and Spirit believes that it is too much of a coincidence that Apple patched an exploit in iOS 4.3.1 that they were just about to use as a doorway to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.1.
Yesterday we brought you news of the upcoming Angry Birds movie. Today we bring you probably the most bizarre Angry Birds parody video, ever.
Apple can’t meet the demand for the iPad 2. But how many iPads did Apple sell in the quarter that ended on Saturday? According to 30 analysts polled by Fortune that figure ranges from 5 million to 8.8 million sales. The average figure was 6.26 million.