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The mobile content distribution industry began to undergo a seismic shift last year with the launch of Apple’s App Store, and a host of competitors from across the mobile spectrum are in various stages of following Apple’s lead. Google was first with Android Market, which is […] Read more »

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Wireless broadband is growing like wildfire. Current estimates are that by the end of the year there could be over 250 million subscribers to HSPA connections (the tech behind 3G wireless broadband). With over 26 million iPhone’s sold in the past 2 years, and sales of […] Read more »

Over at GigaOM Pro, Michael Wolf poses a really interesting question: When will television have its own App Store? Today’s TV application marketplace is in a similar place today as Apple was in its pre-App Store state: lots of competing software platforms, a growing number of […] Read more »

Many of the services we use now will eventually be web-based or “in the cloud.” People who use services like MobileMe will increasingly see more of their data and “work” being done out there in the cloud. The GigaOM Network will be hosting the second annual […] Read more »

One of the great things about technology these days is that we’re no longer tied to a physical office space or even a desktop computer. We’re quickly becoming a completely mobile society, especially in the business world. With Fuze Meeting for iPhone, business in a mobile […] Read more »

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As a reminder, we’ll have live coverage of the WWDC 2009 Keynote starting before the actual event at 8 a.m. PDT. The keynote starts at 10 a.m., so we’ll be providing all sorts of updates before and during the event! In addition to our live.theappleblog.com updates, […] Read more »

Where, a location-based mobile application from Boston-based uLocate, is quickly becoming a must-have on newer mobile platforms such as the iPhone and Android. It’s been download 2 million times and garnered a million registered users, numbers that are likely to head further north once Palm launches its Pre […] Read more »

Today is a big day for those of us in the GigaOM Network. After many months of hard work, we are proud to announce the launch of GigaOM Pro. GigaOM Pro is home to solid research reports and industry analysis on everything from Cloud Computing to […] Read more »

This morning I noticed a new set of takeover ads on CNN.com. Creating custom Get a Mac ads just for the web has become more common over the past few months, with CNN.com and NYTimes.com getting the most play. It’s always interesting to see how Apple […] Read more »

We’d like to say thanks to this month’s sponsor of TheAppleBlog: WunderRadio: Wunder Radio provides access to thousands of streaming Internet radio stations and on your iPhone or Windows Mobile Phone. Mozy: Back up your photos, music, and files with Mozy for as low as $4.34 […] Read more »

It would seem Jeopardy has taken over TheAppleBlog for the day! Jeopardy is one of those “classics” that I remember watching at grandma’s house growing up. Unfortunately, I was absolutely horrible at getting any of the questions right. Regardless of my inability to answer who forged […] Read more »

We’ve had a couple of really great entries for our Paintbrush/Backblaze Contest but would love to see more! We’re really looking for some awesomely cheesy drawings here, so don’t feel like you need to be a pro artist. The cheesier, the better! As a reminder, we’re […] Read more »

If you didn’t cringe at the “wanna” in the headline, then you clearly ain’t grammatically in tune with your self to write for this here bloggin’ publication. Okay, I’m done. I just needed an excuse to publish “ain’t” in an article. At any rate, we’re looking […] Read more »

Good morning TABers! I hope all of you (at least all of you in the U.S.) had a fantastically lazy President’s Day yesterday. I wanted to let all of you know that TheAppleBlog has jumped on the bandwagon and now has a Facebook page…so if you […] Read more »

Apple’s iPod Touch devices might have been a hot gift over the holidays, according the data released by AdMob, a mobile advertising start-up. Apparently the iPod Touch requests more than tripled worldwide from November to December, with a particularly large spike in requests the week after […] Read more »

Apple’s last Macworld Keynote Address is now available to view online. It was announced last month that today’s keynote would be Apple’s last at the Macworld Expo. It was also announced that Steve Jobs would not be delivering the address but that Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior […] Read more »

We’ve made it in to the keynote, have decent seats, and currently really solid W-Fi. Crossing our fingers that the Wi-Fi (and our batteries) will stick around. The vibe here is update and people are handing out “Bring Steve Jobs Back” apple-shaped flyers. We’re not planning […] Read more »

I have been a frequent user of Truphone since it launched its mobile VoIP service over two years ago. What started as a simple VoIP client for Nokia Symbian S60 devices is fast becoming a unified client that does it all. You can make low-cost calls […] Read more »

I was walking ’round the Moscone Center this morning after I snagged my media badge and noticed a guy sitting at the entrance to the Moscone Center. I inquired. Nick Lensander (of The MacTips Podcast) was, and currently still is, the first and only guy in […] Read more »

Well, it’s 2009. The last year people can wear those ridiculous “200X” glasses. How unfortunate. 2008 turned out to be the biggest year in TAB’s four year history. The main event being that we joined the GigaOm family. It was an outcome I had in no […] Read more »

Today, IDG World Expo (the folks behind Macworld), announced that they will be holding a Town Hall Meeting at next week’s show. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 7 at 5PM PST in Moscone’s Gateway Ballroom, room 102. All Macworld attendees are free to and […] Read more »

At this past year’s SXSW one of the most popular “tools” used by attendees was a web app called SCHED. It was immensely helpful in figuring out what events were offered, who was going, and if you wanted to go. I’m excited to announce that this […] Read more »

Today, Apple announced that the upcoming Macworld Expo (Jan. 5-9, 2009) will be the last Apple attends. On Tuesday, January 6, Phil Schiller will give the opening keynote and, according to Apple, it will be the last keynote given at a Macworld. Apple says that trade […] Read more »

When it comes to eBook reading on the iPhone, Stanza is our app of choice. Best of all? It’s free. With access to 10’s of thousands of books, it has a ridiculous selection of reading material and now that selection just got bigger. A lot bigger. […] Read more »

Well it took long enough! Your favorite blog has finally got its act together and jumped on the social bandwagon! You can now follow TheAppleBlog on Twitter! We won’t be doing anything lame like just streaming our articles directly to our Twitter account…there’s a real, live […] Read more »

Over on GigaOM, Narendra Rocherolle ponders the thought of the iPhone as a micropayments device: I was playing Texas Hold’em on the iPhone the other day when it struck me: If Apple allowed one-touch financial transactions inside apps — in the case of Texas Hold’em, for […] Read more »

Om Malik has been testing the new Google Phone for the past few days. His take? This isn’t an iPhone competitor. If you look at it, you can very quickly see that G-1 is a Honda to iPhone’s BMW. After a few days of usage I have […] Read more »

iPhone Developers ’round the world can breathe a sigh of relief today. Seven months after the release of Apple’s iPhone SDK, the restrictive NDA that Apple placed on the SDK has officially been dropped. We have decided to drop the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for released iPhone […] Read more »

Apple dominates music and consumer mobility. The MacBook is selling in record numbers. But despite making consumer-friendly products for the whole family, Apple has failed in an increasingly important market that includes TV, movies, music and gaming, and will soon encompass videoconferencing, education and more: The […] Read more »

Reuters is reporting that Nokia is going to release a touch-screen phone on October 2nd. The new device is code named “Tube” and will be a cheaper device focused on their hot growth markets such as India. Read the full article on GigaOM → Read more »

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