Category archive: Apple

Starbucks expands Pick of the Week, adding free apps and books for iOS users

Starbucks expands Pick of the Week, adding free apps and books for iOS users

Starbucks has long been running their Pick of the Week program, which provides free multimedia content to Starbucks’ customers. Customers using the Starbucks app were given access to a free song while either connected to the store’s WiFi networks or by using the iOS application connected to iTunes, and iBookstore and App Store goodies were…

Android to finally overtake iOS in the tablet market in 2013, IDC projects

Android to finally overtake iOS in the tablet market in 2013, IDC projects

2013 will be the year Android tablets steal the crown from the iPad, according to an IDC report out Tuesday (via GigaOM). Tablets running the Android operating system will soar to 48.8% by the end of 2013, overtaking iOS which falls to 46.0% of the tablet market. The numbers shrink a bit when the projection…

Apple should “sidestep the phablet,” but it should still release a bigger iPhone

Apple should "sidestep the phablet," but it should still release a bigger iPhone

Macworld published an article this morningĀ arguing that Apple should avoid the phablet market altogether. The author argues that while Samsung has sold roughly 25 million Note devices to date, such sales are essentially meaningless compared to the nearly 50 million iPhones Apple sold in fiscal Q1 2013. The author then went on to criticize a…

Nokia and BlackBerry take vastly different approaches to the smartphone market

Nokia and BlackBerry take vastly different approaches to the smartphone market

The latest smartphone OS market share data in the U.S. paint a dismal picture for all but iOS and Android, which together account for over 90% of the smartphone OS market. The two remaining platforms, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, are fighting to gain customers looking to enter the smartphone market, and potentially win (or in…

White House supports lifting ban on unlocking phones, now it’s up to Congress

White House supports lifting ban on unlocking phones, now it's up to Congress

Back in October 2012, the US Library of Congress’s Copyright Office ruled that unlocking cell phones to work on other carriers would no longer be legal under US law. The act of unlocking a phone was previously legal under the law, though the exemptions called for three-year reviews to be enacted, and despite being reinstated…

Samsung unveils Wallet application: Blatant Passbook ripoff, or inevitable lookalike?

Samsung unveils Wallet application: Blatant Passbook ripoff, or inevitable lookalike?

Image Credit: The Next Web Samsung and Apple are no strangers in the courtroom. The two companies have exchanged patent infringement suits over the past several years, with the most notable victory for Apple coming by way of a $1 billion+ award granted to Apple in the U.S. in 2012. While subsequent rulings have called…

Does the market for a third smartphone OS even exist?

Does the market for a third smartphone OS even exist?

Last week, we took an in depth look at which platform we thought would win the battle to become the third major smartphone operating system. Ultimately, we gave the edge to BlackBerry 10, which has left us with much more excitement than our experience with Windows Phone 8 garnered. With BlackBerry 10 launching this week,…

Techgress recommends: Temple Run 2 for iOS launching tonight

Techgress recommends: Temple Run 2 for iOS launching tonight

Studies have repeatedly shown that a significant portion of smartphone owners use their devices to indulge in some form of casual gaming. While the Angry Birds franchise has been the runaway favorite consumers have turned to (and, which has made app maker Rovio boatloads of money), another fan favorite to date Temple Run, which as…

At CES, two types of smartwatch battle for Middle Wrist

At CES, two types of smartwatch battle for Middle Wrist

Pebble In a press room at the end of a large hallway, CEO Eric Migicovsky speaks to an enthusiastic crowd of journalists, each hoping to get a detailed look at what Migicovsky has to offer. Migicovsky is the CEO of Pebble, a customizable e-paper smartwatch that seeks to revolutionize the wearable device industry. Pebble has…

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