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Angry Birds Rio – 10 Million Downloads In Just 10 Days

Posted on 04/04/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise has risen in fame very quickly since it’s App Store debut, and has now become very iconic in the Apple community. It’s recent movie tie-in, Angry Birds Rio, has reached a little over 10 million downloads in a mere 10 days.

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Verizon iPhone 4 Biggest Gainer in February

Posted on 03/04/2011 by James Britton

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comScore just released US mobile stats for February, and Apple made the biggest gains of any OEM. The launch of the iPhone 4 on Verizon, America’s largest provider, pushed Apple “up 0.9 percentage points to account for 7.5 percent of…

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Why Android Still Poses No Real Threat To Apple

Posted on 31/03/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

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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Android On Drugs

Posted on 23/03/2011 by Cormac Moylan

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An enthusiastic Android mascot has clearly been infected by a virus that makes it party like a hero. The mascot keeps to tradition and can be seen “doing the robot” on a few occasions during the promotional video.

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Why Nokia and Microsoft Joining Forces Is Better For Everyone

Posted on 14/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

Recently, Nokia’s CEO released a memo in which he admitted that Nokia’s Symbian platform has been thoroughly defeated by Smartphones, and the iPhone in particular.  Since then, Nokia and Microsoft have gotten together and announced that Nokia will be adopting…

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A Tale of Four Smart Phones

Posted on 10/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

I’m a Mac, and I freely admit it. I’m an Apple fan boy, I own an iPhone 4 and a MacBook Pro, I drool over all of Apple’s newest creations, and I hunger and thirst to obtain the Apple products that I don’t already own. It’s been that way for years, and for most of that time, it’s felt comfortable and secure… It’s just felt right. Over the last year or so, however, I noticed a certain disturbance in the force: I was becoming a hater. I was quarreling with Android’s high priests, guffawing at Windows Phone 7 and it’s “pitiful” followers, and had somehow formed it in my mind that the BlackBerry had been gruesomely murdered by a gang of competing smart phones.

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44% of Verizon Android Users to Switch to iPhone, 66% of BlackBerry Users

Posted on 05/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

According to LA-Based online research firm uSamp, Android and Blackberry use on the Verizon network are about to take a massive hit due to the launch of the Verizon iPhone 4. In their study, uSamp asked 700 smartphone users on both the Verizon and AT&T networks whether they’d switch to the Verizon iPhone on February 10. The results were somewhat staggering.

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Google, (Imaginary) Defenders of the Open Realm

Posted on 03/02/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler

If I had a dollar for every time an Android fan boy verbally assaulted me for using an iPhone 4, I’d never have to buy my own drinks again.  However, the same sheeple who call Apple’s platform a “walled garden” and tout the open-ness of their own platform fail to realize a certain critical point: Google’s so-called openness is not quite what it seems.

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