The CEO of BlackBerry is in our great and wonderful country for some kind of event, so what better way to drum up some press than saying a few choice words about Apple and the iPhone? While BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins acknowledges that Apple is a leader in the design and user interface realms, he also thinks the iPhone lacks innovation in terms of new features. On one level, he's totally right: the user interface hasn't changed all that much since the iPhone was originally launched, but on the other, there's the age-old adage: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Apple is looking at using a variety of manufacturers to assemble the lower-cost iPhone, says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo has come out with news that Apple will be using Pegatron to contribute to iPhone manufacture. Currently, Apple mostly uses Foxconn for iPhone 5 and previous generation manufacture, and if this report is to be believed, then Pegatron might have as much as 75% of the production output for the lower-cost iPhone, and half of the iPhone 4 and 4S production.
Apple's recent "Why iPhone" page sparked a bit of controversy in the tech world, with some saying it was a new marketing direction from Apple who now see Samsung as a perceived threat. But a smart piece from Graham Spencer at MacStories says that while this isn't anything new —*Apple have done this kind of thing before, with the Mac vs PC ads — it is a little different compared to previous times, seeing as Apple are no longer the underdog.
A new iPad in Business profile on the Apple website is worth taking a look at, if only to see how the iPad can lead to better buildings. What's cool about each of these iPad in Business profiles is that they show off the apps that people use, giving you a lead to recommend similar apps for similar usage scenarios.
The release of the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher has been pushed back from its April 19th release. The website still lists an official April 19th release, but that's no longer the case, according to The Next Web who spoke to a PR rep.
If you're an app junkie like me, you've got anywhere from a few hundred to several hundreds of iOS apps sitting in iTunes. Macworld has a guide on how to stop drowning in apps —*after all, if you're not actually using those apps, all they're doing is taking up space on your Mac.
Fifteeen years ago, Apple killed the Twentieth Anniversary Mac. The computer more affectionately known as the TAM by Apple enthusiasts was a lot different from any similar Mac at the time — it was the all-in-one Mac before the iMac. Ars Technica has a great set of photos to remember this amazing machine.
A great tip from Dave Caolo, who shows us how to display the long titles in Music for iPhone when you're in the list view of songs. I know the tap and hold is supposed to be an "advanced gesture" (tapping and holding other things in iOS leads to some interesting places), but even I didn't know about this one.
Mac AppStorm says Instashare is what AirDrop should have been, but isn't. It's kind of like AirDrop for OS X and iOS, with Android and even Windows versions on the way.
So check this out, right: straight outta Shenzhen, a $150 iPhone 5 knockoff that runs Android. A highly customised version of Android that looks almost identical to iOS, but it has the four-inch display, it has the 854x480 res screen, a dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 5 megapixel camera. Crazy.