Posts Tagged 'Apple'

Apple now has its dating platform!

We’re use to Apple’s new projects and inventions, well we could say that we weren’t expecting their latest one!
No it’s not the next generation on Macbook pro’s it’s a dating site. ‘Cupidtino’ has been created for Apple fans and will be launch in June.
According to Apple someone who is a ‘mac person’ has lots in common with another Apple fan. They think that having the similar love for technology is enough to meet and fall in love.
The dating site will exclusively be available on every Apple platforms, iPhone, iPad apps…

So if you want to find your ‘Mac heart’ you know where to go. You can follow the project through their Twitter account which for now is only there to convince people that the project is real!

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Steve Jobs tells us what he thinks of Flash..

Steve Jobs finally gives real answers to people’s questions.
HE has posted a long open letter on Flash, listing all the reasons why Apple has decided not to support it on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
In short, Steve Jobs claims Flash drains the battery of mobile devices, he says it’s not very good for multi-touch operation. Its performance, reliability and security are not really reliable. It’s also a proprietary system, and while Jobs admits that their mobile OS is also proprietary, he claims that web standards should be open, like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. He concluded his letter by saying that Flash is a relic. “Flash was created during the PC era for PCs’.
Here is the link to the letter, it’s very interesting.

iPad’s release in the US

A big event happened this week-end in the US. The iPad tablet was released on the market for the first time. And let’s say it was a success!

Apple managed to shift 300,000 of the devices on saturday alone. The same day users downloaded more than one million iPads apps and 250,000 e-books. More than 3,000 apps were available by Sunday morning, with a lot of key music apps including Shazam, Pandora, Muziic and Tap Tap radiation.
It’s not over yet, Apple still has a lot of treats for you, they announced that this Thursday they will unveil the next generation of iPhone 4.0 software. This version will allow apps to run ‘in the background’ which is a big thing for music apps.

For a while we didn’t really know the response the public would have for the iPad, but after this week-end I think we can say it’s quite optimistic!

HP’s computer Tablet

Watch out, the iPad has a rival hot on it’s heals, but it’s not like it wasn’t expected!

PC giant HP has launched an attack on the iPad, by releasing a video introducing its ‘Slate’ tablet that will run the Windows 7 operating system. With applications built around Adobe’s Air technology, photo editing tools and a digital version of The New York Times, also the key addition of being able to run Adobe Flash content. One of the major flaws left out on Apple’s iPad.

HP is running it’s online Ad from sites such as YouTube and MTV. HP’s Slate will offer a full capacitive touchscreen and the familiar pinch-to-zoom gesture. Overall, the design resemblance to the iPad is there, the Slate could clearly be a tablet for those who want an iPad-like device running on a Windows system, and for those who want to stream web video or Facebook games.
It will be available this year, but a date is to be confirmed.

Obviously HP has made a really good job preparing its rival tablet and is ready to join the competition.
It’ll be interesting to see if it can rival the popularity of the Apple iPad.

Apple airs first iPad ad

Here it is, Apple’s first iPad TV ad is out. It was aired during last night’s Oscars coverage.
It’s always a big moment when Apple releases a new commercial, we’re use to their creativity and to their colourful, animated ad videos.
Well this one is not quite the same, nothing really that exciting about it. We just see the hand of a man at home picking up the iPad to check out videos, read the New York Times, flip through book pages and check his private mails.
Anyway, choosing the Oscars to release the ad is not common, in 1984 Apple released the ad that launched the Macintosh computer during the third quarter of the Super Bowl. That ad definitely marked everyones mind by its originality.

The iPad’s ad shows it as a mainstream device for private entertainment. It will be on sale in the US for $499 on the 3rd of April and it will hit the stores in the UK in late April. Stay put!

Nokia and Intel merging to create a new mobile OS

The mobile device rival to Apple, Google and Microsoft has arrived? Not quite.

Nokia and Intel decided to become partners and merge into one entity, MeeGo, which can be expected by the end of this year.
MeeGo is a merger of Nokia’s Maemo OS and Intel’s Moblin OS, both of which are Linux-based. It’ll be built around the Moblin core OS, but it will utilize Nokia’s Ovi Store for its apps.
They intend it to be fun, focused, flexible, technically challenging and ultimately something that will change the world, but let’s be honest here, how can they really expect to compete with Google’s Android platform or Apple’s iPhone OS?
Although MeeGo’s software is not just exclusive to mobile phones, but also intended to work on netbooks, tablets, and televisions, it may still struggle against the market leaders.

Will Intel and Nokia manage to enter the smartphone market that Apple and Google monopolise?
Only time will tell!

New picture of the iPad

Not what you were expecting? It wasn’t what we expected to see either, but it seems that in terms of name Fujitsu may have got to the “iPad” first.

Fujitsu applied for a patent for the name “iPad” back in 2002 however this was stalled due to an earlier filing by another company and later lapsed, although Fujitsu did try to revive this before the release of the Apple iPad.

Looks like there’s another lawsuit hiding in the wings for Apple.