It is everywhere. The news about Apple’s new iPhone 5 and the upgrade to the operating system iOS6. However, for the first time, I find myself totally underwhelmed by the news. Firstly, it seems to be a catchup move by Apple. Many of the Android phones have been larger and with a better aspect ratio than the iPhone, with Samsung leading the way with the screens for the Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Nexus S and the Note range. Moving [...]
Apple has at last made its Volume Purchase Program available for Australian businesses and educational institutes, nearly a year after launching the program in the United States.
Aussie game developer Halfbrick celebrated 2 years of Fruit Ninja being released on the iPhone app store. So far, the simple game of, well, slicing fruit as achieved some impressive results: 300 million downloads 1.5 trillion pieces of fruit sliced 100 years of Fruit Ninja is played every day around the world More players than the combined populations of New York, London, Beijing, Paris and Tokyo! These are impressive stats, especially when companies like Zinga find that mobile [...]
Spotify, the music streaming subscription service, has arrived in Australia. Uniquely, Spotify is also the first music service to use the Freemium model. There are three levels of service involved. The free low bitrate ad supported service, a $6.99 service which is the same without the advertising removed, and a high bitrate (320kbps) premium service priced at $11.99 Mobile streaming is supported, however there is no free subscription. I found that the android software works nicely on my Motorola [...]
Apple’s media event to be held in the US on March 7 has left many in a frenzy, with rumour mills running wild and those with an older generation iPad running to sell their devices ahead of an anticipated iPad 3 launch.
RDIO is a “new” streaming service for Australians. Starting in 2010, it conducted a soft launch in Australia early in 2010, and officially opened it’s service to Australia on 20th January.
Just prior to Christmas the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s Kaching application went live in Apple’s iTunes store, marking the official launch of the service almost two months after it was first announced.
Alon Tamir, designer of the Wallee series of iPad wall mounts and Pix and Stix has announced “StudioProper”, Australia’s first tech accessory design studio.
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has this morning revealed its new mobile app, dubbed Kaching, that will allow owners of Apple’s iPhone to pay friends and bills on their phone.
Telstra has this morning confirmed it too will begin selling Apple’s iPad 2 tablet device “in the coming weeks”.