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Why Apple Shouldn’t Buy DropBox

John Gruber suggested on daringfireball that Apple should buy DropBox because that is what everyone is using to get documents from their iPads to their computers. What John has caught on to, is that there is a problem with the document transfer process in place, and I will be the first one to agree with him on this point. However, Apple has taken a decision to ...

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Why the Google Nexus 7 is More Expensive than an iPad Mini

Here's the thing, we all know that both Amazon and Google are using the razor-blade model to sell their tablets, but according to a piece by John Kirk, it sounds like this model will not be sustainable. Apple doesn’t need to lower its pricing to deliver “the tablet death blow” to its competitors. Apple’s competitors are doing a fine job of starving ...

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Apple Announces the new iPad Mini

It's been a while coming, and here it is, the new iPad mini. It's an 8inch tablet, smaller than its 10inch big brother but larger than the 4 inch iPhone. Here are a few initial thoughts on the device: Size It's so much smaller and handier than the standard iPad. I certainly think it will be great for a whole lot of uses, especially reading books where the iPad ...

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iPad Mini Event will be available Live on your Apple TV

Apple has added a new category box to the homescreen of your Apple TV called 'Events', just in time for today's announcement of the new iPad Mini. No longer will we have to watch live blogs to find out what's happening, but can concentrate on getting up to the minute analysis of the impacts of Apple's new product launches. This is a major step too in the maturation ...

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Ten Ways the New iPad Mini will Create Opportunities for Business

On Tuesday 23rd October, Apple is expected to reveal their long awaited smaller iPad. There are a lot of ideas about what this device is expected to achieve and what it will be like, and in any case it will provide opportunities for business. As of yet, as the name of the device has not been announced, we will for thr purposes of this article call it the iPad ...

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iCloud is Making iOS App Development Cheaper

When iCloud was released by Apple, one of its great promises was to make development cheaper by enabling developers to sync data between different devices without having to create their own backed syncing systems. Syncing is a difficult problem to solve, so to have open APIs available to developers can be a big help and can help support different use cases between ...

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Why All Retailers Need to Get on Passbook!

Yesterday Starbucks Canada updated their iOS application to enable Apple's new Passbook feature. I really think that this is the beginning of the realization of the promise of location-based marketing. How Awesome is Passbook? It's awesome. It made it really easy to pay for my coffee this morning. Normally I have to do a search for the Starbucks app and wait while ...

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How Tall Fonts are Changing Mobile Interface Design

Smartphones are tall and thin. Especially the new iPhone 5 that is taller than previous versions, and therefore relatively thinner. So therefore, should fonts that are used on smartphones be fat and round? Most fonts used on a screen, and the first computer screens were a square shape, are roughly square. Hence one can ask the question of whether it makes sense for ...

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Thank you Jasmine for Saving us From the Horrors of Google’s YouTube App

One of the big changes for most users in iOS 6 was the removal of Apple's YouTube app. That left two options for viewing You Tube videos on the iPhone and the iPad, either on the web through Safari, or through Google's official YouTube application. Google's Terrible You Tube Apps Whichever way you cut it, Google's YouTube offerings, either via the web or via their ...

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Great new iPhone 5 ads from Apple

With the launch of the new iPhone 5 there is also the launch of new ads from apple to showcase what the phone can do. You can watch them on apple.com. The best of the bunch is really the thumb video. It shows how the iphone5 screen has been designed for the size of the human hand, so all parts of the screen can be reached. Of course, this is also training for ...

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