A lot of rumors have been trickling through the tech network lately. Less than a week ago, we heard that Apple TV would soon be supporting Bluetooth controllers. In the lead-up to Apple’s big iPhone 5s announcement, tech writers were speculating that the “One more thing” on Sept. 10 would be a fourth-generation set-top box. Today, Apple updated its online retail store with a special page dedicated to the Apple TV. Does that mean Apple is preparing for a big update later this year that will “wow” us?
I am a weather app junkie. Perhaps it is because I live in Colorado and the weather is unpredictable and can change in an instant. There have been days when it was snowing in the morning, sunny by lunch, and raining as I went to sleep. I have tried to use a lot of different apps but they either are beautiful and too simple or full of useful data and too cluttered. All of the apps I have found over the years can move over for my hands down new favorite called Dark Sky.
In August, Parallels, the productivity app that “appifies” your Mac and PC programs was released for the iPad. After five months, the company has reorganized the subscription model, added full support for additional operating systems, and redesigned the user interface for iOS 7 compatibility. To celebrate the update, an annual subscription to Parallels is on sale for $49.99 for a limited time.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, some love-struck couples out there are frantically searching for the perfect gift. Instead of flowers that die or candy that makes you fat, you could surprise your sweetheart with a new iPad. I know I’d be head-over-heals for someone who knew me well enough to know that I’d love to get an iPad mini with Retina display for V-Day.
Yesterday, Apple held its quarterly earnings call for the first quarter of 2014. Thanks to the holiday shopping season, coupled with the redesigned iPad Air, the iPad mini with Retina, the iPhone 5s, and to a lesser degree, the iPhone 5c, Apple had a record-breaking quarter across the board. These conference calls are usually a bit telling. Even though the company’s executives try to keep mum about future products, they eventually let something slip that the rest of the world interprets. This call was nothing new.
Last week, CNN Money released a report based on estimates from 47 amateur and professional analysts. At the time, the pros, who usually get it right, predicted Apple would come in at just over 24 million units sold, while the amateurs marked Apple with 26.6 million. Today, Apple proved that having a healthy overestimate can pay off sometimes. The iPad maker reported selling 26 million tablets.
DigiTimes is back at the rumor mill again. This time, the tech blog is reporting that three different suppliers are on tap to package Apple’s upcoming A8 processor. Additionally, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purportedly been commissioned to take charge of production of the system-on-chip (SoC), which will be used in the next generation of mobile products from Apple.
Kickstarter has changed the way that startups are funded and HiddenRadio has set the bar for what many startups can only dream of when it comes to releasing new products. After raising nearly $1 million in 2012 for the original HiddenRadio, the creative team is back with an even more impressive HiddenRadio2.
Apple has just released information regarding their quarterly earnings call to be held today at 2:00 p.m. PT. During this conference call, Apple CEO, Tim Cook and CFO, Peter Oppenheimer are scheduled to report on sales of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch units for the first fiscal quarter of 2014, which just ended and includes the holiday shopping season.