Category Archives: iOS

Link: T-Mobile to Offer Truly Unlimited Data Plan →

I wonder what would happen if they carried an iPhone?

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Link: AT&T Responds to Facetime Plan Criticism →

Basically, AT&T sees them in the right to limit FT to shared data plans, even though iPhone users demand a more “open” policy on the usage of their data. It’s actually a pretty complex situation: a user sees their data … Continue reading

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Link: Samsung Not As Cool As Apple, Not Infringing on Patents →

This is awesome: The design for three Galaxy tablets doesn’t infringe Apple’s registered design, Judge Colin Birss said today in London in a court fight between the world’s two biggest makers of smartphones. Consumers aren’t likely to get the tablet … Continue reading

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Weekly Download #38: Google I/O, Podcasts.app, Mansfield

Tarun and Chris discuss the announcements of Google I/O, including the Nexus tablet and the exciting Glass product. We also touch on the Podcasts app from Apple and say good bye to Bob Mansfield. Thanks for tuning in! Podcast: Play … Continue reading

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Link: Possibility of Paid Podcasts →

Interesting finding in the new Podcast app from Apple. I think that paid podcasts would certainly be a possibility, especially ones that deliver high quality content. I’d even take it a step further and say that traditional print media would … Continue reading

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Weekly Download #37: WWDC, Microsoft Surface, Windows Phone 8

Tarun and Chris return from a two month hiatus and get right back to business. This episode recaps three tech main news events from the past three weeks: WWDC 2012 (Apple’s annual conference); Microsoft Surface (Microsoft’s entry into the tablet … Continue reading

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Link: Our Users Are Dumb →

The Windows 8 announcement has jipped some current Nokia handset owners, including myself. I understand why — my device doesn’t support most of the capabilities the new software includes (NFC support, shared core). No beef with that, and I’m happy … Continue reading

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Link: A Shade of Gray →

Joshua Topolsky: There is a gray area that exists for me with the iPad. I love using it to read, to browse the web, to share content, to occasionally create content. But there is a moment when I have to … Continue reading

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Link: App Count is Old News →

The WP7 Marketplace has reached 100,000 apps, faster than Android but slower than iOS. Kevin Tofel at GigaOM thinks this doesn’t mean a whole lot: Here’s the funny thing and part of the reason that the number of apps really … Continue reading

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Link: Three Things That Should Trouble Apple →

These quips make me wonder who the target audience for an Apple product is. The first two things are heavily focused on media consumption. The latter thing, retaining talent, is more of a point to keep developers on board so … Continue reading

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Link: Apple Responds to Siri Customer Complaints →

Apple said in a recent court case that if a customer has a problem with Siri they should probably return the phone and buy a different one.

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Link: New Maps in iOS 6 →

9 to 5 Mac with the scoop. This is one area that Apple has been dependent on a third-party for, and using in-house software/development will seal the deal in terms of having complete control over the OS. I don’t really … Continue reading

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Link: The Alternative →

John Gruber: My advice to Microsoft would be to go after Android, hard. Make Windows Phone the carriers’ best friend. Target your advertising on BlackBerry holdouts and dissatisfied Android users. Position Windows Phone as the alternative to the iPhone.

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Link: Facebook “App Center” →

I wonder how paid apps will work. Knowing the relationship between Facebook and Apple, I doubt this will be an issue. Right?

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Link: iPad Keyboard Prototype →

This is a slick solution to a really big problem with using the iPad as a production device. Typing is really great, but editing could be way better.

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Link: Apple iPad takes 95% of all tablet web traffic →

I especially love the graph at the bottom of this piece. At first, the chart seems normal… until you read the title.

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From iOS to Windows Phone: Act 3 (The Verdict)

Tarun wraps up his Windows Phone Review by giving his ultimate verdict. He also tells us the next steps to make the Windows Phone a serious competitor. Continue reading

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Weekly Download #36: Nokia’s Abysmal Quarter, More on Instagram, Sony, Nest, Apple & Gaming, Patents

In this episode, Chris and Tarun discuss Nokia and what “restructuring” means, more on the Instagram+FB deal; Sony’s downfall story and how it relates to similar Apple competitors; Nest vs. Honeywell; Apple and a potential partnership with Valve; our favorite … Continue reading

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Link: WP7 Can’t Beat iOS & Android in Europe →

The flagship Nokia phone isn’t doing so hot in Europe. Sean Ludwig reports for VentureBeat: “No one comes into the store and asks for a Windows phone,” an anonymous European mobile executive told Reuters. “Nokia have given themselves a double … Continue reading

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Link: Could Instagram Have Become a Successful, Independent Business? →

Martin Bryant provides a few ways Instagram could have grown, but most of them sound pretty boring: in-app purchases, subscriptions, advertising, brand partnerships and data mining. I look at 500px and why it is so popular, and wonder if Instagram … Continue reading

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Link: Apple + Valve? →

Interesting scoop from AppleInsider. Games have definitely been a focus of marketing for Apple, especially with the iPod touch. One can only imagine a bigger partnership moving forward.

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Weekly Download #35: RIM, IE, iPad, Lumia and Windows Phone 7.5

Tarun and Chris cover some news from last week on RIM’s continued failures, IE’s rise in marketshare, and (what else) the iPad doing amazing. Then, Tarun discusses his thoughts on Windows Phone and provides an overview of the Mango experience. … Continue reading

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Link: iPad As A POS Disruption →

Square has already started to implement the iPad as a POS system for local merchants. Fast Comapny’s Kit Eaton looks at how Revel Systems is taking this to the next level. The firm is partnering with Best Buy’s Geek Squad … Continue reading

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Weekly Download #34: Windows Phone, Google, RIM

In this episode, Chris and I talk about the upcoming Lumia 900 launch in the US; the “Smoked by Windows Phone Challenge”; Google’s loss of who they are; and RIMs continued falterings. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: … Continue reading

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Link: The Lumia Push →

The first comment from user “Top Gear” seems to hit the sentiment I had on the nose: Bad news for Android. Not so for Apple. People don’t buy iPhones because their carrier rep recommends them. They buy the iPhone because … Continue reading

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