According to TrendForce, the shipments of Apple laptops have risen by 17.1%. It is estimated that the appearance of new models has the accelerating effect on the shipments. There are some worries that the next quarter will not be so successful as the prospective demand was already satisfied. Here’s how the rating looks like.
I have a piece of news for Russian customers: local Apple Online Store is currently back after being inactive for a couple of days due to noticeable currency exchange variations in the country. Apple has decided to shut down the website to adjust prices for its gadgets and accessories. As a result, the worth of hardware in the store is currently 35% higher than a week ago. Well, I must admit that the increase in prices is quite noticeable.
A new tweak for those who like texting friends has recently appeared on Cydia. It is called Auki. The tweak allows to compose new and reply to messages you get within few taps on the screen.
To create a new message, all you need is to swipe down the screen. To answer a message, you need to tap on the newly added "Reply" button. Nothing more. That's all thanks to the Quick Compose and Quick Reply modes. Take a look at the video showing how Auki works.
Many apps on the App Store have become discounted or even free due to the holidays. End of December seems to be the best time to purchase new software for both iPhone and iPad since one can save a lot of money. Literally. Check out the list of all the worth purchasing apps, created by MacRumors, to make sure I'm not joking. It is available below.
A Joshua Michael Stern film called “Jobs”, starring Ashton Kutcher as Jobs and Josh Gad as Wozniak, has recently become available on iTunes. Those who want to watch the Steve Jobs biography can now do this without visiting the local cinema. How much does it cost to watch the film? As noted by MacRumors,
Yesterday The Wrap reported that Google is going to launch a Video on Demand movie rental service on YouTube, which will obviously become a rival for Apple's iTunes movie store.
Actually, YouTube started offering movie rental last year, but only independent studio movies have been available yet. Now Google plans to partner with major Hollywood studios. Read the rest of this entry »
Ryan Tate from Gawker quoted people closed to the matter who said that Steve Jobs is dissatisfied with the free app New York Times Editor's Choice. The reason is that it has a limited content of the daily NYT.
The story started when some time ago Amazon made a deal with Times and received exclusive rights on its full content. So now if you have Kindle you should pay to gain full access to the NYT edition. The same full content is also available on the web and it's free. Moreover, the deal apparently implies that other competitors may have the full text but they must sell it at a higher price.
Few days ago the New York Times decided to raise the subscription price on the Kindle, from $13.99 to $19.99 per month. That was no wonder because the NYT warned before that they want to charge readers nearly $20-30 per month. With such a deal Apple was left with a truncated version of the NYT for the iPad. Ironically, the same version for iPhone remains to deliver the full content.
Obviously, that is the reason why Apple has been ignoring the NYT iPad app recently. It is even not listed as a "noteworthy" or "favorite" in the App Store. User reviews are also mainly negative and many people ask where the full content can be found.