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In a move that’s not a complete surprise, Apple is shutting down the Quattro Wireless mobile ad network it acquired earlier this year. Apple won’t accept new ad campaigns via Quattro will start phasing out existing campaigns. Instead, it will focus solely on its iAd service. Read more »


This evening we’re launching another redesign of all the network sites to bring them under one unified “GigaOM” experience. From a pure design perspective, it’s not a major visual change, but the navigation across all of the sites is a pretty significant change. Read more »

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Whether you just got a new Mac or you’re installing (or updating) your version of OS X, this TechUniversity screencast will cover 10 things you should setup before you do anything else on your Mac. Read more »


Apple’s iMovie video editing software, part of the iLife software suite, allows users to quickly and easily create professional looking movies. In this TechUniversity iMovie 101 screencast we’ll walk you through, from start to finish, how to create an edit a movie in iMovie. Read more »

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Ever wanted to listen to all your Rock music? Or wanted to hear only your recent music purchases? We’ll walk you through creating a Smart Playlist and how to set up different “rules” to control what songs automatically show up in your playlist. Read more »


Apple’s much talked about iPad is now available for pre-order. The Wi-Fi version of the iPad will deliver on April 3 or be available for in-store pickup then (if you chose that option). The 3G version still has no official ship date, just an ominous “late […] Read more »

Interested in writing for TheAppleBlog? We’re looking for a few new folks to bring on board and would love to talk to you. A few notes about writing for TAB: You MUST have previous Apple-related writing experience. No exceptions. We’re looking for people who are great […] Read more »

TheAppleBlog is looking for a few iPhone and Mac developers who are also writers to help us out. So, if you are a solid iPhone and/or Mac developer and like to write how-to’s, tutorials, etc., I’d love to chat with you. Please note, this is not […] Read more »

After today’s iPad announcement Om took the opportunity to interview John Doerr, Josh Quittner and David Carr as well as catch the iPad in action with a hands-on demo. Check out the video below for the full run through of interviews and the iPad out in […] Read more »

In addition to our own coverage of the recently launched iPad, our fellow GigaOM sites have also been writing up their fair share of great perspective on Apple’s latest product launch. Video on the iPad: HD, But No Flash Will the iPad Kill the Kindle? In […] Read more »

Tomorrow morning at 10AM PST Apple will be holding its “Latest Creation” Media Event. TheAppleBlog will be there providing you a steady stream of updates on everything announced. You can get your live coverage fix via two methods tomorrow. TheAppleBlog Live — This is the fastest […] Read more »

UPDATE: Thanks so much to the hundreds of people who took our survey! We’ve closed the survey and will be sending gift certificates to two lucky winners shortly. Stay tuned to the summary of the report that we’ll be sending out shortly! Here at TheAppleBlog, we […] Read more »

Did you know the average cost of an app is $2.70 or that the average iPhone owner spends $10 a month on apps? GigaOm has put together a snazzy infographic breaking down the economy of the App Store with dozens of tasty morsels of data. Read more »

Today, on I noticed a new online Get A Mac ad that I’ve lovingly named “Surveillance.” Apple has done these sort of multi-banner ads on large news sites like CNN and NY Times before where the two ads cleverly interact with one another. In this […] Read more »

Liz at NewTeeVee has the scoop and a preview of the future of live sports (or at least basketball) on your iPhone. The NBA is launching a new iPhone app that will let you watch live NBA games wherever you are (class, work, bathroom…you get the […] Read more »

Our very own Olly Farshi dropped by his local Apple Store in Helsinki and was kind enough to hook us up with a quick hands on video looking at Apple’s new Magic Mouse. So, enjoy! Read more »

Here are a few threads worth checking out today in TheAppleBlog Forums. Check them out and get involved with other Apple community members! naren.bharatwaj needs help finding a good DC++ client for OS X JeremyK is having issues with the hinge on his MacBook sticking and […] Read more »

Looking for sushi in New York via the Google Maps iPhone app? Hope you like sifting through sponsored links, as Google Maps for the iPhone is now serving up sponsored links. Obviously Google is in the business of ads, but what threw me off was that […] Read more »

Hundreds of startups, giants like Nokia and Motorola and disruptors such as Apple and Google are all positioning themselves for what is going to be a bonanza as big as the wired Internet. GigaOM editors’ have put together a list of the top 15 most influential […] Read more »

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