Monthly Archives: "July 2012"

Image Credit: Apple If you haven’t notice already, I’m a huge fan of Apple Inc. I love their products and also have a lot of admiration for the head of product design Sir Jonathan Ive. Speaking at a British Embassy event Sir Jony had this to say about the first iPhone, “There were multiple times where we nearly shelved the phone because we thought there were fundamental problems that we can’t solve.” He highlighted that one problem with an early prototype was the accidental dialling of numbers whenever it wasRead More
US Smartphone OS Shipments & Market Share in Q2 2012
Arrogance diminishes wisdom                                                  Arabian Proverb The demise of RIM has been analysed by many over the last few years. Everyone seems to have an opinion on where RIM went wrong. For someone who has a vested interest in a smartphone company, I  pay close attention to these RIM articles. As we all know, history has a habit of repeating itself. Hence, I found this article by JamesRead More

Posted On July 31, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple to launch the next iPhone on the 12th September

Rumours and speculations about the launch of next Apple product(s) in part of being an Apple fan. However, as rumors and speculation goes this one seems good to go. Numerous news sites are reporting that Apple is set to launch the next iPhone on the 12th of September. Here is what various sites had to say on the topic: iMore: iMore has learned that Apple is planning to debut the new iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, with the release date to follow 9 days laterRead More
BlackBerry PlayBook 10-inch

Posted On July 30, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Google News, Tech News

Purported photos of 10-inch BlackBerry PlayBook

Another day and we have another leak. This time Tinhte, is reporting that they have photos of the BlackBerry PlayBook 10-inch from sources. The report states (via google translate): The time now Playbook 4G 7-inch versions and PlayBook 10-inch has been present in Vietnam. Playbook 4G 7-inch design is no different from Wi-Fi version and like what we’ve seen before . 10-inch version is completely new and this is the first time that it appears, the machine is similar in size with 7.9-inch iPad.   Source: Tinhte,Read More
New purported images of the next generation iPhone (iPhone 5 to some), posted on the web today. These photos seem very realistic compare to others. 9to5 Mac has more images. Source: 9to5 Mac Update: New video from iLab Factory.Read More

Posted On July 29, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

Apple: An Analysis of Q3 sales over the last 3 years

Apple has released their financial earnings  for fiscal 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012 on 24 July. The earning result missed Analysts’ estimate, but was well within Apple’s guidances for the quarter. Of course, Apple missing analysts’ estimate was big news since the Cupertino company has been comfortably outperforming these estimates recently. The company blamed the result on people holding out for the new iPhone expected later this year and a slow down of the European economy. These are all valid points, however what if these high-end smartphones (Galaxy S3,Read More

Posted On July 28, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Google News, Tech News

How to setup a Blog for free

Starting a blog is not as difficult as it may seem at first. There are a number of great blogging platform that provides easy to use custom templates for your Blog. In most cases the tools and templates to create a blog is provided for free. Here is a list of three free top blogging platforms that will give the tools to start your blog: Tumblr.com – Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever youRead More

Posted On July 28, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

The role DMOZ plays in your Google rankings

As a new blogger, I found this video posted by GoogleWebmasterHelp team very interesting. I totally agree with the question posted in the video. Registering your blog with DMOZ is a very frustrating experience at the moment. Source: YoutubeRead More

Posted On July 28, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News

The new Apple Mac TV Commercials

Apple has decided to produced three new Mac commercials to broadcast durig the 2012 London Olympics. This is what Sean Hollister of The Verge, had to say about the new commercials. Whether or not you like Apple products, it’s hard to dispute the power of the company’s iconic ad campaigns. From the famous “1984” ad for Macintosh, 1997’s “Think Different,” the 2006 John Hodgman / Justin Long “Get a Mac” series through to today’s iPhone ads, the work of TBWA/Chiat/Day has been consistently simple and clever, positioning Apple products asRead More
Apple acquires fingerprint security company AuthenTec for $356 million. The deal will make AuthenTec wholly owned subsidiary of Apple. According report from AllthingsD, “AuthenTec’s main stock in trade is fingerprint-sensor chips, and they’re used pretty widely across the industry. Hewlett-Packard is a customer, and offers its fingerprint scanners as an option on some notebooks.” The report also that that, “AuthenTec also has some solid meat-and-potato security products, as well. Samsung, for instance, chose AuthenTec’s VPN client to run on its smartphones and tablets.” AuthenTec is said to have entered anRead More

Posted On July 27, 2012By Storm WilliamsIn Apple News, Tech News

Prototype photos of the iPhone and iPad

The Verge has gotten its hands on some photos of iPhone and iPad prototypes. These documents/photos are now coming light as the Samsung vs Apple trial draws closer. The trial is due to get underway next Monday. iPad and iPhone Prototypes:  Source: The VergeRead More
A new patent published on 26 July 2012, indicates that Apple may soon be competing with Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo in the gaming field. Despite having a huge collections of games on its iOS platform, there is no support for a physical game controller. However, this may change based on this new patent. Apple is looking at enabling gameplay using a DualShock-style controller. The patent titled – System and Method for Simplified Control of Electronic devices is going to allow various inputs and interactions between iPhones, iPods, Apple TVs and a DaulShock-style controllerRead More