IOS development is not for the faint of heart, and a new blog post by developer Kent Nguyen does a good job of pointing out exactly why. Nguyen targets those who would be footing the bill for app development, in the hopes of lessening sticker shock.
Macworld | iWorld had some fantastic products. Ignoring anything that wasn’t actually shipping, since so many products never actually make it to market , here are my top picks from the show. They include most iDevice companions, but also one product any Mac user wil love.
Apple’s iPhone was a hot seller in the company’s first fiscal quarter of 2012, but that’s nothing compared to what one analyst predicts we could see in just a couple of years’ time. Morgan Stanley thinks Apple’s efforts in China could pay big dividends by 2013.
In a note to investors today, Sterne Agee’s Shaw Wu discussed his company’s expectations for Apple’s earnings call Tuesday afternoon, which were up once again from earlier predictions. Wu’s revised estimate joins a chorus of rosy outlooks about the Mac-maker’s performance.
iPod nano watch bands are common, with lots of options for Apple’s tiny touchscreen media player. But Scott Wilson’s Minimal design studio is trying something a little different, by taking the iPod nano out of the equation completely with its new line of Antik watch modules.
In university, I used a single clipboard/portfolio to store my notes from every class, then mostly piled the day’s work on the floor according to subject matter. Apple’s iTunes U app makes keeping track of course material ridiculously easy compared to my days of academic foraging.
Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue announced a revamp of iTunes U on Thursday, designed to help teachers create full online courses instead of just creating videos or lectures. The new iTunes U will have its own app, which is similar to iBooks.
A newly granted Apple patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday describes a system through which your clothing could talk to your iPhone to help it create tailored workouts that know you better than you know yourself.
My primary phone is the iPhone. I love the beauty of it. But I wish it did all the things my Android does, I really do.
Speaking to Dan Lyons in an article comparing the iPhone to Android devices, Apple(s aapl) co-founder, Steve Wozniak points out the relative limitations of Apple’s iPhone. Woz makes the case made by many smartphone power-users, suggesting the iPhone is still a great device for most people, but with a little effort and understanding, more can be done to an Android (s goog) phone. Greater customization and user control have always been key selling points for Android devices; both the high-end smartphones and even the low-cost units.
Another interesting tidbit from Lyons’ article: unlike me, Woz prefers the Motorola Droid Razr (s mmi) over the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Really, Woz? Are you running a custom ROM or are you suggesting that Android 4.0 isn’t as good as its predecessor? Oh well; that’s the beauty of Android: To each his or her own!
Is the PC “dead”? Of course not, but if you don’t see the trend moving away from local / desktop computing and towards mobile / cloud computing, you’re missing the sales figures for each market: Nearly 50 percent of recent device sales are mobile.