Having already turned the markets for personal music players, smartphones and tablets on their heads, Apple now appears poised move even further into another area of consumers' lives: their living rooms.
Apple will release two new iPhones come September, according to speculation from analyst Chris Witmore of Deutsche Bank: the iPhone 5 and the 4S. The idea makes sense, as it would allow Apple to simultaneously address both the mid-range smartphone market with a more affordable device while also providing a more expensive model for the high-end.
However, the theory appears to be nothing more than that: a theory. Meanwhile, a separate report from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty states that production for the next iPhone will begin in August.Continue
Apple seems to have a significant impact on the future of work without directly intending to. The iPhone has made steady inroads into the enterprise since its introduction, and the iPad is making big waves as well. These devices are especially useful for remote workers, for whom computing tech is the very lifeblood of their daily grind. Apple’s next-generation mobile operating system brings big improvements for consumers, but they’ll be no less beneficial to mobile workers.Continue
iPad Applications can probably be broken into two categories: those that port a particular browsing or reading experience from the Web (or from a smartphone) to the tablet, and those that completely re-invent what it means to interact with digital content via a touchscreen device. Flipboard may be the premier example as an app that changed the way in which we read our feeds, our blogs, our tweets.Continue
Recommended by elsterama on February 23, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
Ses0nPass, the jailbreaking software for the Apple TV media center, has been updated. The new version now allows for the much-desired "untethered" jailbreak - meaning, the device does not have to be connected to a computer during startup. At present, the software is only available for Mac users, but a Windows version is said to be "coming soon."
But why would you want to jailbreak your Apple TV? How about access to streaming music from Last.fm, an HDTV-optimized Web browser, RSS feeds, weather forecasts, Twitter, additional support for video file formats and more?Continue
Recommended by elsterama on January 6, 2011 via ReadWriteWeb
As technology companies like Google, Sony, and Intel are working to deliver Web content into the living room, Web publishers, content producers, and advertisers are busy looking into the (not so distant) future to determine how to be successful in this new space. Continue