Instagram got a lot of flak from iOS users when two events happened within the space of days – Instagram’s release of an Android version of the popular photo shooting app and the announcement that Facebook as bought the company behind Instagram for a cool $1 billion. The negative reactions from long-time Instagram users got so intense that many of them said they will abandon the app and delete their Instagram account. [Read more…]
It’s been six months since the release of the iPhone 4S. The newest generation of Apple’s insanely popular smartphone came with a truly wonderful feature. Siri was the virtual assistant that captured the imagination of the Apple faithful. Apple boasted that it will be a game changer, but has it?
According to research conducted by Parks Associates among 482 iPhone 4S owners, it was discovered that 87 percent of the owners used Siri at least once a month. Among those questioned, slightly over half said they were very satisfied with the way Siri worked. Around 20 percent of the respondents said they are not as enthusiastic about Siri but still find that they are satisfied with it. About nine percent said they were unsatisfied with Siri. [Read more…]
The search engine giant’s latest excursions into mobile phone patents and entertainment gadgets have the tech world abuzz. Could it be that Google wants to be the next Apple? Does Google have the right stuff to topple the Cupertino giant?
Google has never shied away from dabbling into diverse endeavors. While Google has yet to enter the realm of hardware manufacture, the company’s prolific software programs and buyouts have slowly infiltrated nearly every aspect of digital communications. Some of Google’s products have elbowed out tech giants once considered invincible. Apple is at the top of its game, currently the most valuable company in the United States. Is it any surprise that Google appears green with Apple envy? [Read more…]
Now that the new iPad has been announced, all of the attention of gadget lovers will be on this newest of Apple’s offerings, anticipating when it will finally be made available for sale. But while all of the attention is on the new kid on the block, the iPad 2 is still very much alive and at a new price point that may actually turn more than a few heads.
Apple has announced that it is not totally discontinuing the iPad 2 but will instead offer it a budget price. The iPad 2 will now only come in two variants the 16GB WiFi only version and the 16GB WiFi/3G version. The former will cost $399 and the latter will sell for $529. [Read more…]