By Jay Yarow
Everyone is freaking out about this chart from mobile analytics company Flurry on Twitter today. It shows people spend 86% of their time on iOS and Android devices in apps. The mobile browser only accounts for 14% of our time now. A year ago, 80% of time was spent in apps, and . . . → Read More: Mobile Web Surfing Has Died: People spend more time on smartphone apps than on web surfing
Apple may be the most consistently inventive company in tech, but in its own way, it’s a remarkably single-minded outfit. For all of their profound differences, a Macintosh computer from 1984 and a new iPad 2 are soul mates. Each is the coolest, most elegant expression of Steve Jobs’ vision of the ideal computing device . . . → Read More: With OS X Lion, Apple’s Macs Enter the iPad Era
Had some doubts that Apple was heading skyward? Those lingering concerns can now be put to rest. Apple has confirmed that it will be announcing iCloud on June 6th, what it’s calling an “upcoming cloud services offering.” That will be part of the keynote for this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, known to the cool kids . . . → Read More: Apple to unveil iCloud, iOS 5 on Monday, June 6
Researchers display evidence that iOS 4 records all your travels, again (updated)
If you didn’t already think your smartphone knows too much about you, here’s a handy reminder. A duo of UK researchers have uncovered a potentially worrying (and oddly enough, undocumented) feature iniOS 4: it asks your iPhone to record your location constantly, then . . . → Read More: IPHONE or I-SPY?
As 2010 ends with Android growing faster than any other smartphone platform, some are declaring 2011 as the year of Android, imagining that it will vanquish all competitors like Windows did after 1995.
But if that’s so, why are phone makers hedging their bets with alternate platforms?
. . . → Read More: Don’t Declare Victory For Android Just Yet
The recent removal of the Wikileaks app from the Apple Online Store has caused a backlash from the advocates of freedom of expression/speech. In recent weeks, companies like Amazon, PayPal, Visa, Mastercard have all started denying services to WikiLeaks, and Apple has become the latest one to join the list. Blocking or allowing uncensored access . . . → Read More: An Apple a Day Keeps the Wikileaks Away