Apple Watch is the second most popular wearable
Taken from an article at Macrumors.com, Apple is poised to deliver on 3.9 million orders of their new digital wearable: the Apple Watch. This is a slight increase from the last quarter, but Apple is still behind Fitbit in terms of popularity for fitness wearables and there are a lot of reasons for this. The first issue working against the Apple watch is that the battery life is slow, and the economy of apps built for the Apple Watch continues to receive poor marks in usability compared to the ease of use that Apple products like the iPhone are known for. In addition to that, the Fitbit is a wonderful piece of hardware backed by great software and the functionality is bar-none. Fibit is currently the leader in popularity for fitness wearables ...
Facebook and Project Aquila
What do you do when you have more money than you can possibly need in your lifetime? You benefit the world according to Mark Zuckerberg. According to a break in the New York times, we've learned that Facebook is building a wireless network that will change the earth forever. They'll be using solar powered UAVs to deliver internet broadband to the United States. Facebook has pioneered the development of drones which have a wingspan of a commercial jet but weigh a little more than a Yaris.
Using high powered lasers to beam signals to ground stations, these drones will be flying for up to 3 months uninterrupted at a time all the while creating an invisible WiFi grid that will support purportedly coverage from an altitude as high as 90,000 feet above the earth all the while ...
You could soon be trading Pokemon on your Smart Phone
Nintendo announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Japanese mobile game maker DeNA to jointly develop games for smartphones, tablets and PCs, meaning that new titles based on iconic franchises such as Mario, Pokemon and Zelda could soon be available on devices such as iPhone, iPad and Mac. Nintendo will purchase a 10% stake in DeNA for $182 million as part of a cross-shareholding deal, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Why did Nintendo hold off for so long?
So now you know. Nintendo is FINALLY going full steam into smart phones. Seems like an obvious move for Nintendo right? As it happens there's actually a huge list of reasons why Nintendo has held off for so long. For instance Nintendo has their own line of hand held electronics that they're ...
Are you getting the Apple Watch?
You'll have to decide soon because Apple will begin shipping the Apple Watch in March. In addition to that we will see the unveiling of Apple's brand new 12-inch MacBook Air during this quarter. Analyts have predicted over 61 million units shipped will need to be shipped to meet the market demand for Apple watches while iPad shipments are expected to total to approximately 10 million units in comparison.
We're anticipating a conference or statement from Apple that will reveal more about the iWatch in terms of technology, capacity, and economy in terms of Apples digital online store as well as customizations and add-ons from the hardware side. Apple is predicted to ship 2.8 million Apple Watch units in Q1 2015 alone, and his estimates for a March launch fall in line with previous numbers.
While many details are still mysteries for ...
Ever heard of Monument Valley?
Ustwo, the developers behind the hit game Monument Valley today published a detailed infographic that gives a rare inside look at what it takes to develop an ultra popular game and the rewards developers can reap from creating an app that soars to the top of the App Store charts.
For those unfamiliar, Monument Valley is a highly popular indie puzzle game that asks players to lead the main character through a series of mazes spanning 10 separate levels. The game was highly praised for its design, which included a unique and striking art style.
According to Ustwo's infographic, it took Ustwo's eight person team 55 weeks and $852,000 to develop the original version of Monument Valley ahead of its April 2014 launch. The app's Forgotten Shores expansion, released in late November, took an additional 29 weeks ...
Refurbished 5k iMac's now avaiable online!
Apple recently started selling the 27-Inch iMac With Retina 5K Display in the refurbished section of its online store, as first noticed by MacGeneration and 9to5Mac. These refurbished models offer customers the chance to save up to 15 percent off the retail price of a brand new model. retina-imac-refurbished Several 27-inch Retina iMac models are available, including the entry-level model which is availablee for $2119 and includes a 3.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and a 1TB Fusion Drive. Other available Retina iMacs include a $2,419 model with 16GB of memory and a 3TB Fusion Drive and a $2,549 unit with 16GB of memory and 512GB flash storage. All three models are in stock and available to ship today. After months of speculation, Apple unveiled the 27-Inch iMac With Retina 5K Display ...
Apple CarPlay is coming to Hyundai
Hyundai confirmed today that they'll be incorporating the highest anticipated touch based car audio and nav system ever in a historic partnership with Apple by featuring CarPlay in 2016. If you've been following our blog you know that CarPlay is a fully adaptive touch screen platform. Carplay works independently but can also be synced easily and quickly with your Apple family devices to bring you a seamless synergistic experience. See the picture below to get a taste of what you could expect to see later this year in the up and coming lineup of Hyundai models.
Carplay also allows you to integrate a lot of cool apps directly into it as a central hub including navigation as seen above and slideshows plus much more. You can also link it up directly with bluetooth and a ...
Beats by Apple welcomed to their new home
Everybody has heard about Apple acquiring Beats for almost $4 billion dollars which is easily one of the largest acquisitions Apple has made.. ever. That said it was a statement about the company's dedication to arts and music but also a very clever marketing scheme. Several business professionals including a friend of our company who runs Blue Code has said that "It's Apple's way of making a splash so big that everyone will notice." Spending money hand over fist is a way to guarantee exposure and lots of free media attention.
Well, today Apple officially welcomes Beats to their home website. The Apple team has optimized the website and promises to keep the world current on their latest products and innovations. You can check out their website here:
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Modbook turns Macbooks into Tablets
Modbook, the organization with past offering pen-based Mac tablets takes advantage of the internals of Apple's notebook computers, is announcing a brand new Kickstarter campaign right now to offer the launch of the new Modbook Professional X in line with the 15-inch Retina Mac laptop Professional. The hundred plus thousand dollar project allows customers to send in their very own macbook's for a full tablet conversion starting at $1999 or reserve completely new prebuilt systems from Modbook beginning at $3999.
A completely new take on aftermarket computing, the Modbook Pro X utilizes the original hardware of a Retina-display Apple MacBook Pro entry level model running the OS X 10.10 featuring Yosemite OS. The real focus of the Modbook Pro X is it's scratch-resistant ForceGlass display along with a special paper-emulating texture that covers a highly detailed, ...
New Mac Mini 2014
Get this, Apple support page on Boot Camp got some updates last night and they made reference to a mid-2014 Mac mini, suggesting that their little desktop is getting a revamped face and body.9to5Mac found a cached online copy of the troubleshooting page yesterday and in their update also referenced the 2014 low-cost iMac and 2014 MacBook Airs. There is a possibility that the mention of the mid-2014 Mac mini could be a mistake, but without any major updates in 2 years, the machine is wayyyyyyyyyy overdue for and reboot. Namely, the last update was in October of 2012 which is almost 2 years ago. The Mac mini by the way, is the only unit in the Apple family line up which has not been upgraded with the new Haswell cpu's by intel. We haven't seen any Mac Mini related information from Apple concerning it's debut which definitely makes us ...