Today’s verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies. Read more
Sparrow, for those unfamiliar is an email app which has been many a Mac user’s go-to app for a while.
Sparrow have finally released the accompanying iPhone app, and in terms of design, it’s rather brilliant!
With a slick UI & an intuitive way of viewing your mail, many users are already using Sparrow over the built in mail client. Read more
Instagram, the incredibly popular mobile photo-sharing social network has just passed 27 million users.
They have also mentioned that an Android app should be on the way.
People seem to have mixed opinions on Instagram, some say it's a great incentive for people to take a hand at photography. Other people seem to think the filters & ease of use make anyone who owns a phone feel that they are professional photographers.
What do you think?
Do you use Instagram? Let us know in the comments!
So, Apple has finally revealed the "New iPad". Guess what it's called... "The New iPad", original right?
Anyways, the rumors that we heard before the event mostly seemed to have been true for a change. The "New iPad" has a Retina screen with a resolution of 2048 x 1536.
We've also got LTE connectivity for the lucky people in North America, which means lighting fast speeds on a 4G network!
We also have a new camera, which seems fairly strange considering hardly anyone uses there iPad as a camera, but, it's still a nice addition. The rear camera is now 5 megapixels & Apple has revived the "iSight" name.
The only other big new features are built in dictation along with a faster processor which is apparently twice as fast as the previous iPad.
What do you guys think? A worthwhile improvement? Will you buy one? Let us know in the comments!
With it's latest iPad model, simply called "the iPad", Apple looks to push even farther into the tablet market.
The latest model will feature an upgraded camera (5 megapixels), an A5x for upgraded graphics, 4G LTE capabilities and an updated Retina display (4x more than the previous iPad), touting the highest resolution for a mobile device.
New iLife Apps
Updated versions of garage band have been added, iMovie with 1080p HD video, and iPhoto.
Well, it's nearly that time of year again. The time where all those once content buyers of iPad's, feel all sad that they don't have the latest model. Yes FNMag readers, an "iPad event" of sorts is being held on March 7th, and if tradition stays true, this is where the iPad 3 will be announced.
This is hopefully where all the specs and pricing etc will be revealed. As you can imagine, many people, myself included, will be waiting in much anticipation!
What do you guys think? Will you get one? Let us know in the comments!
Recent facts prove that you were right. According to studies Mac users are more fashionable than there PC counterparts. The question is quickly becoming an age old debate between Mac and PC users. The onset of the famous Mac vs PC commercials have spanned over four years now and the verdict is finally validated and true, no marketing needed.
The debate is over victory conceded.
Bundle's study shows that Mac users on average shop at more expensive, fashionable and savvy stores compared to PC users. After collecting data from 700,000 participants Bundle found that Mac users tend to be more fashion forward and sartorially inclined. One could also attribute this to the sheer fact that Macs significantly cost more than PCs and apple users are just generally more affluent than their counterparts. The study shows on average Mac users are 30% more likely to shop at Barney's New York, Jimmy Choo and Henri Bendel than PC users. Another factory might be that Macs are more often than not used by designers, video editors, directors, web designers, artist etc. These groups tend to be your taste makers, trendsetters and fashion forward thinkers. A small demographic of Mac users but perhaps this is the driving demographic behind the results of these studies. When's the last time you saw the owner of your favorite clothing brand on a PC ?
I believe we've all seen the sneak peek on the latest installment of the OS X, the Mountain Lion. New features after features are being added, most of which are functionalities taken from the iOS mobile operating system. Rich features such as Messages, Notification Centers, Automatic Notes Syncing and more will be added to probably one of the best operating system out there. Yet, there is one change that most of Mac users should be concerned about. It appears that Apple is gonna drop the Mac from the "Mac OS X" name altogether. The operating system would simply be called, OS X. Just like the iOS for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches. The dropping of the name, clearly shows the move to one day, completely blur the line with iOS and OS X systems. I'm not saying that the iOS and the OS X would be one and the same in the near future, it would probably pointless to be if dedicated laptops, desktops and tablets still exist. That is, until the the two technologies are almost completely identical. That being said, the move by Apple is unprecedented. By integrating the iOS into the OS X, Apple will be able to create a seamless transition between the two systems by integrating the iOS experience into the laptops and desktops of today. Thereby officially signaling the convergence between mobile operating systems and full fledge operating systems. A path made known since the development of the OS X Lion in the Back to Mac event years back.
Avid Technology have recently dropped their iPad app. For those of you unfamiliar, Avid Studio is a video editor very much in the style of iMovie.
However, when it comes to the iPad app, Avid Studio offers a lot more flexibility than iMovie, whilst still remaining just as easy to use.
All you social addicts out there will be happy as well, the app has in built export support for YouTube/FaceBook and a multitude of other social networks.
The app retails at $4.99, and is a steal at that price!
So, have any of you guys tried the app?
Let us know what you think in the comments!