Apple was one of the hottest corporate news items in 2011, with 8 out of the top 10 most read Wall Street Journal articles being about Apple. The most read story was that of Steve Jobs’ passing, followed by Verizon’s iPhone announcement.
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In this iOS Tip I take a look at the options available for Airplane mode for users new to the iOS platform.
It is a common problem: it’s freezing, you’re outside and you desperately need to use your iPhone. However you cannot, since if you are wearing gloves, the iPhone will not respond. Fear not though, as a banana will apparently do the job.
Verizon is experience yet another widespread data outage affecting the New York and Chicago areas, and possibly additional areas as well.
To say that 2011 has been a big year for Apple would be a remarkable understatement. The company has had its fair share of product releases, controversies, gains and losses this year, and has experienced quite a roller coaster of ups and downs.
Chinese regulators have now issued the final permit necessary for Apple to launch the iPhone 4S in China, and new reports from Chinese media claim that the 4S will be launching on China Unicom as soon as January 6th.
Global information company Nielsen has released their year-end stats for 2011, revealing the year’s most popular online destinations, smartphones, and more, with Apple ranking highly on multiple lists.
Following reports from earlier this month suggesting that Intel’s next-gen Ivy Bridge mobile processors would launch in May, a new report from DigiTimes suggests that Ivy Bridge processors could launch as soon as April 8th.
Digital downloads made up a big part of online spending on Christmas Day this year. According to the latest numbers from comScore, apps and digital media made up a full fifth of all spending on December 25th.
Following Facebook’s introduction of a new profile feature called Timeline, and a recent update to their iPhone app to support the new feature, Facebook will reportedly be bringing the Timeline feature to their iPad app early next year.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is having a personal iPad app developed by the Cabinet Office, providing real-time access to important political data, cementing the iPad’s role as an important political device.
The folks over at Info Graphic World have constructed a great infographic entitled: “Farewell to a Genius: The Life and Times of Steve Jobs”, showcasing Steve Jobs’ achievements throughout his life.
The widely anticipated television set from Apple could offer Internet based content subscriptions, and customized channel lineups. One hurdle: Apple must negotiate unique content deals that will allow the company to differentiate its product from other televisions on the market.
Apple employees have been given Apple-branded hoodies as a reward for a great year of work. Some of them were even given personalized messages from higher members of staff.
Apple’s rumored “iTV” has been said to run on customized chips, just like the iPhone and iPad, and suppliers are reportedly already contenting to win Apple’s manufacturing content for the chips. The report expects Apple’s iTV to be released by late 2012.
In a recent customer satisfaction survey, Apple has once again been named as the top computer and electronic retailer. It had the second highest score overall, coming in behind online leader Amazon.