Seldom has my iPod lasted me a whole day without me having to charge it. That’s how much its battery capacity has dropped since I bought it two Septembers ago. Those external batteries that they sell do the job, but the iPod being charged usually cannot be used – the
According to Chikita Research, a Massachusetts-based advertising network, the iPad is having a positive effect on Mac sales. For the first three months of 2010, Macs consistently made up 7% of the traffic that reached its online ad networks. But on April the number bumped up to 10.25%, more than 3% higher. According to Daniel Ruby at Chikita, the numbers for May look to be consistent with April.
Also interesting, ChangeWave Research found that roughly 20% of people surveyed plan to buy an iPad, with a majority of those planning to do so in the next 6 to 12 months. If there is indeed an iPad halo effect, Apple can expect to see their market share grow steadily over the next couple of years.
Right from the beginning of the keynote address, Phil Schiller made it clear that he was going to be focusing primarily on the Mac. Fortunately, the iPhone and the Mac are closely integrated, and in the new iWork 09, they are even more so, so there were plenty of fun little iPhone-related goodies unveiled. Among them were a new remote control app for Keynote.
On Wednesday, DigiDNA's free utility which allows a Mac or PC to mount an iPhone or iPod touch as an external disk without jailbreaking, reached version 1.21. The new version, a 739 kilobyte download, offers the following features: