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Check out Apple’s iPhone 5 event without installing QuickTime

Tech anoraks love being able to watch video streams of product launches, dissecting them in the minutest detail. Most of the big companies now do it live, with Apple being the notable exception. Whatever their reasons, the good people at Number One Infinite Loop tend to hold back on releasing the video until a few hours after the actual event. Yesterday's iPhone 5 launch is now up and available to anyone with "Safari 4 or 5 on Mac OS X ...

Future Trends

The mouse is dead: You’ll touch, wear and speak to your computer soon

glass_photos3 The way we use computers has remained largely unchanged for nearly 40 years. Even with the advent of touch screens and tablets in the past 10 years, we have only experienced a slight modification of the familiar point-and-click paradigm. Efforts to improve the user interface have largely focused on making the content of what can be clicked on, or typed into, more intuitive. Although this field of user-experience design has created operating systems, websites and devices that are ever more ...

Apple, News

What’s new with iOS 6 on the iPhone 5? Not much really

iPhone 5 ios 6 Apple has launched the iPhone 5. About time. With it comes a slightly larger, 4-inch display and iOS 6. At the launch Apple’s senior VP of iOS, Scott Forstall, took the stage to showcase some exciting new things coming to iOS 6. Though there was a pretty info-heavy sneak peek at iOS 6 back in June at WWDC, Forstall's demo gave more details of what fanboys and girls can expect with the latest version of the OS. There is the new ...

Android

Google: there are half a billion Android devices worldwide

skate boarding androids Just hours before the new iPhone launch today, Android's director of product management Hugo Barra took to his Google+ page to announce that there are now 500-million devices running Google's OS. Nice one. According to Barra, 1.3-million new Android devices are activated every day. The announcement comes just a week after Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt mentioned at the latest Motorola device launch that there were 480-million Android devices world wide. That's an extra 20-million new devices (or 2.85-million a day) ...

Apple

Oops. Apple’s search engine confirms LTE iPhone 5, iTunes 11, new iPods

apple logo It's (kinda) official: Apple is not pulling a "New iPad" stunt on us again. As was heavily hinted at in the press invites, the new iPhone is called the iPhone 5 and like the iPad, looks to be capable of LTE transfer speeds. The company's website has all but confirmed the name, and that it will also be launching a new iPod touch, iPod nano and an updated version of iTunes at today's event. 9 to 5 Mac hit Apple's ...

Video

Steve Jobs resurrection: iPhone 5 parody [Video]

When Tim Cook takes to the stage to introduce the iPhone 5 later today, Apple fans around the world will be on the edge of their seats. But will there be "one more thing"? MondoMedia reckons there just might be and it could be the biggest one ever: Steve Jobs resurrected through the power of hologram. In this parody video however Jobs is capable of a little more than has rapping counterpart. Watch him explain why that little bit of ...

News

Android unseats BlackBerry in Indonesian stronghold

This is big. Android has overtaken BlackBerry as the top OS in Indonesia, one of the Canadian manufacturer's biggest markets. According to the latest stats from tech research company IDC, Google's little green robot is now standard on 52% of smartphones in the country. That said, BlackBerry is still the most popular overall device in the country, but only because so many different smartphone manufacturers run Android. According to IDC Indonesia market analyst for client devices research Darwin Lie, the ...

Advertising & Marketing, Social media

Forget the ‘likes': the best social campaigns are smaller, engaged

facebook social media dislike I was sitting in a strategy meeting the other day of a company that was scoping out media and platforms for its below the line spend. In the meeting, the brand manager repeatedly reinforced his wish for a greater number of "likes" on the brand's Facebook page. The CEO heard that was the "new big thing", so that was the directive. To be fair the brand guy didn't agree with it, but he also hadn't pushed back. So "get more ...

Advertising & Marketing, Social media

9 social media do’s and don’ts to remember for your next campaign

social media (2) An important rule that you should always be aware of when you are busy with a social media campaign is that it takes quite a lot of time and effort to get good results. As with most business strategies, success doesn't happen overnight or with a simple push of a button. If it was as easy as that, everyone will have success on the social web. It really takes a lot of effort to gain credibility online and that is why ...

Facebook

5 key takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Disrupt’ interview

Mark Zuckerberg Mark Zuckerberg's interview at TechCrunch Disrupt was always going to be a big one. It was, after all, the first one he'd given since the massive social network went public a couple of months ago. In the interview, his hoodiedness discussed everything from HTML 5, to mobile strategy and the catastrophic drop in Facebook's share price since its IPO. 1. Betting on HTML 5 was a mistake When Facebook finally launched a native iPhone app, you could practically hear the sighs ...

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