As we were all preparing for today’s live coverage of Apple’s iPhone event, Brandon made a statement behind the scenes that we all agreed with: “It would’ve been great if Steve Jobs was still around”. I know that not all of you have good thoughts about Steve, or Apple for that matter, but I’ve always been of the mentality that we should honor people where honor is due. Apple didn’t invent the GUI, and still, if it wasn’t for the first Mac, we would’ve probably spent another decade memorizing computer commands and code. Then we saw [...]
If you watch or participate in any of Apple’s keynotes, you’ll always here the words: “Amazing, iconic, beautiful, cutting-edge, gorgeous, etc., etc.” Any salesman will stand in front of you to try to sell you their product, and in some cases, they’ll do so without believing in it, simply because, like everyone, they too need to make a living. Still, there are some products that deserve praise, and most of the Apple products we’ve seen in the last decade are on that list.
Still, you’d be amazed at the fact that I wasn’t too happy [...]
There are certain market decisions that just make sense. If a product is too expensive, then you either lower its price to make it more affordable, or you launch a parallel product that can fit the needs of the less-demanding consumers. Still, there are companies that defy this mentality and have succeeded in their endeavor.
One of the most common examples is the automobile industry. On one hand, you have companies like Toyota, which build products for every market demographic. It makes sense to offer everything people need, so that everyone’s particular needs are [...]
We’ve seen twitter take a stab at video sharing through their Vine service, and then it got plagued with porn in just a couple of days and became irrelevant. Then came Instagram video to compete, and even though the service is ok, it’s far from perfect. Still, with the success of YouTube, you’d assume that video sharing is the next hot thing, and it seems that the founders of YouTube feel the same.
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, better known as the founders of YouTube, have now launched a new iOS app called Mixbit, which is funded by Google Ventures. This is very [...]
It’s been two weeks since Apple released iOS 7 beta to developers, and even though it’s a dramatic refresh to the user interface, that doesn’t mean that like every piece of pre-production software, it didn’t have its significant bugs. Apple has now released iOS 7 beta 2, and among the changes we have some apparent enhancements to how natural the voice of Siri is, the voice recorder app returns to the iPhone, and other bug fixes here and there.
Probably the coolest news about this update is that iOS 7 now works on the iPad. In this video we go hands-on [...]
Not sure what’s going on in this specific month of June, but let’s just say that there are only 7 days left for you to make some extra bang for your buck. As it turns out, we just learned that Walmart is discounting the iPhone line-up permanently, but it also seems as if this is not the only company wanting to give you a discount, and this time there are even carriers involved.
As of today and until the end of June, AT&T will be offering a 50% discount on all smartphones, and we didn’t type that wrong. This includes all the top-tiered smartphones like the [...]
It’s the common thing for retailers to drop the price of Apple products when they’re a week or two away from being refreshed. It’s also the common deal for carriers like Sprint to drop the price as well if they haven’t met their quota of sales. What’s odd is to see a retailer do this when we are still a ton of months away from the expected refresh of the next-generation iPhone.
In this case we’re talking about Walmart, which just decided to drop the price of the iPhone 5 to just $129 after the usual 2-year contract, and the iPhone 4S to just [...]