While the iPad mini was expected to have shorter launch lines than other Apple launches, it seems to be faring pretty well. Heck, 801 people lined up in front of New York City's own Fifth Avenue Apple Store even though Hurricane Sandy hit the region just a few days ago. According to Fortune, the only launches that brought more people to the New York City store was the iPad 2 (1,190) and iPhone 4 (1,300) launch, which took place in 2011 and 2010, respectively.
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As reported by Brazilian website Veja, Apple is on the verge of launching iBooks in the Brazilian market in the month of April. Apple has been very aggressive in rolling out products and services to Latin America, so this makes perfect sense.Also of note, this would put Apple out in front of Amazon in this market. While Amazon is usually considered the leader in the eBook field, this could help turn the tide worldwide in Apple's favor. Apple's relationship with publishers inside and outside of the US will make ... more
It's not every day that you can get some advice from industry professionals who've managed to navigate their way through the unconquered world of app releases before you have even put your first app together. StartupPlays, a super awesome web-service that lets you get step-by-step task lists from other professionals, has put together some documents to help you out. Today, StartupPlays has launched a playbook written by Jeremy Olson, founder of Tapity, and winner of a 2011 Apple Design Award for Grades 2 that does just that.
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OK. So the world’s worst kept secret in technology has finally been revealed — iCloud is set to appear at this year’s WWDC. However, while we know there’s an official reveal coming, exact details still remain murky. Will Apple just be showing off iCloud’s features, or is it going to go further and in typical shocking fashion announce it’s going live that day?
Only time will tell. It certainly would be a coup for Apple if it launched iCloud, especially with Microsoft holding its annual E3 keynote the same ... more
Games giant Blizzard is offering you the chance to pre-order the digital version of their new expansion Cataclysm. This means if you make the purchase, when the game is officially available on December 7th, you can access it right away.
Once you place your pre-order, you will be charged the same day and not the day it is released. Then it is only a matter of logging in to your account after you purchase it, and you will receive the data as it is available. This is brilliant, as it ... more
Apple launched the WiFi version of the iPad in China on Friday, only 5 months after its initial release. Hundreds lined up outside the flagship Apple Store in Beijing and the newly opened Shanghai store (the beautiful glass structure that Steve Jobs highlighted during the September press event) for a chance to buy the iPad on release day. Customers were limited to two iPads each. Apple's stock surged on Thursday to an all time high of $276.57 in advance of the news.
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When Apple first announced their new tablet, the iPad, there was a lot of speculation. One thing that people couldn't decide, however, was if the iPad was to be a supplementary product to the iPod/iPhone, or to Mac computers.
Now that we have some actual numbers to work with, you might be surprised by the results. Apple expects to see an extra billion and a half dollars in revenue thanks to the iPad's underestimated popularity (underestimated as in an extra 3 billion units than was originally predicted). It is hard to ... more
Do you want your favorite applications to launch every time you log into your Mac? Not a problem! Just launch System Preferences, choose the Accounts, and then Login Items tab. Press the + button, and then select the application you want to launch when you log into your account.
From now on, every time you boot your computer, and log into your account, your favorite applications will launch automatically.
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Overflow is a great application for launching some of your most used applications on your Mac. Easy to customize, you can set it up to launch anything from applications to your most used files or folders. Make custom groups of your apps, files and folders, and keep every thing organzied just for your convienence. Give a try, and if you like it, buy it. It is available at http://stuntsoftware.com/Overflow and is $14.95 USD.
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Like most on-the-go technology enthusiasts, I have multiple ways to connect to the web. I have my iPhone, my 4G USB card, and whoever’s free internet access I happen to be mooching off of at any particular moment. However, living in an urban environment, all three of these connections can get
I’ve had a long relationship with Realmac Software, and their applications. The first time I came across one of their products with Little Snapper, which I’m pretty sure showed up in my email because of a MacHeist bundle I had purchased early on in my Mac life. Since then, I’ve