Archive for October, 2010
Mac users will soon have another reason to feel superior to their PC-owning friends when the soon-to-be-launched Mac App Store makes it possible to play Angry Birds on a 27” iMac – surely the very definition of ‘living the dream’.
Bringing the App Store to the Mac may help remind people Apple makes more than just fancy phones and tablet computers, but it has caused concern among some Mac developers, who fear the move will ultimately prove restrictive.
The announcement came just two days after Apple’s fourth quarter results, somewhat overshadowing the news that Mac sales were up 27% on the previous quarter, iPhones up 91% – overtaking the number of phones sold by Blackberry manufacturer RIM for the first time, but iPods were down 11%. Read the rest of this entry »
The UK-headquartered company bullishly says that it’s now closing in on “the world title”, though broadcasting this in a tweet conveniently left too few characters to provide any actual detail to its claim – like how many subscribers have stumped up for the paid-for premium option.
Meanwhile, the ‘iTunes-in-the-cloud’ service this week added John Lennon to its catalogue, meaning it just needs George Harrison for a full set of solo Beatles (assuming you don’t count curiousities like the ’70s Hits Singalong’ version of My Sweet Lord that it currently offers). Read the rest of this entry »
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer may still be the dominant browser on the market, but there are signs its crown is slipping ever so slightly as younger, quicker rivals eye the throne.
In September IE’s global market share fell below 50% for the first time, while Firefox and Chrome saw slight uplifts in their shares of 31.5% and 11.5%, according to StatCounter.
But it would be wrong to write off IE just yet – the browser may have fallen by more than 8% over the last 12 months, but it still commands 49.9% of the market. Read the rest of this entry »