News CauseWorld relieves iPhone users' guilt over their conspicuous consumption by allowing them to raise money for their favorite charities while shopping.
Apple Enterprise Now It's been a bad week for Adobe, Amazon and now Google, not to mention other smartphone, netbook and e-reader makers. Apple has put together one of the most spectacular weeks in mobile tech history, taking dead aim at big rivals. Six days after the iPad hit the streets, Apple announced amazing upgrades in iPhone OS 4.0 coming later this summer.
Apple Enterprise Now We've seen underwhelming tech ads before—we're looking at you, AT&T and Microsoft. In California, tech honcho turned political candidate Carly Fiorina has created a series of ‘em. Fiorina, whose vying for a senate seat, came out with one of the oddest attack ads ever aired, infamously dubbed “demon sheep.” Now we’re left wondering what it says about Fiorina.
News The ugly truth about your iPhone battery? It's got a lifespan of less than two years, but may not even last that long if you're careless. Here are expert tips to help you take better care of it - and then know when to send it to that recycling bin in the sky.
News Your iPhone's outerwear can be stylish, practical, or both - but it had better fit your lifestyle. Here's a look at iPhone case options for the frequent traveler, the golfer, the runner, and more. n
News Does "I'm a Mac" mean "I'm less expensive to manage?" An Enterprise Desktop Alliance survey says Macs cost a lot less than PCs to manage -- yet Macs come with special challenges for enterprise IT admins.
Apple Enterprise Now iPhone owners love showing off amazing apps that awe their friends and family. Want to see your house on Google Earth? Shazam will tell you what song is playing on the radio. Need voice-to-voice language translation? Try Jibbigo.
News Cool iPhone accessories aren't just for Apple fan boys. At last week's Macworld show, we spotted five cool new toys - from crazy cases to a gizmo that turns an iPhone into a machine that can swipe credit cards and process purchases.
News An enterprise technology sales veteran predicts business users will walk right into work with the iPad before long -- and that CIOs better prepare.
Apple Enterprise Now "He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious." -Sun Tzu Amazon.com execs should have fired up their Kindles and spent the weekend reading an electronic copy of The Art of War. Instead, they reacted foolishly to the iPad, played a childish game of tit-for-tat, and their folly made Amazon.com look like a second-rate bookstore.
News The iPhone has been called a category killer. Standalone devices such as gaming devices, the thinking goes, don't stand a chance against the all-in-one iPhone. Or do they?
News The App Store and the iPhone really grew up last year, setting the stage for even bigger things to come this year. Expect social networking to become a key part of the iPhone experience, big new app players, and the start of a mobile commerce tidal wave.
Apple Enterprise Now For years Apple has waded slowly, almost reluctantly into the boiling mergers-and-acquisitions waters of Silicon Valley. The Apple way is to innovate from deep inside the bowels of its Cupertino campus, where black pieces of cloth cloak new products and access to R&D labs might as well require a drop of your blood. A culture of paranoia guards Apple's secrets.
News Android overtakes the iPhone? Nearly all phones support video chat? Mobile commerce hits $100 billion? These are some of Mobclix's wild mobile predictions for the next decade. CIO.com takes a closer look.
News AT&T has hinted it will move from an all you can eat data plan to usage-based pricing to solve its continuing bandwidth woes - and users don't like it one little bit.
News Will Apple deliver its much-rumored tablet next year? Can IT staffs expect some help managing iPhones? Some of the things we hope to see next year just might come to pass, while others are wishful thinking.
Apple Enterprise Now Last month I spent $3 for an iPhone app, which isn't unusual since I probably buy an average $15 worth of apps, movie rentals and songs every month. Except this time the app was the December issue of GQ magazine—and I don't normally read GQ.
Apple Enterprise Now One should take extreme care when choosing role models. At least that's what I told my teenage son's friends as we discussed the case of football star and dog-fighting promoter Michael Vick a couple of years ago.
News Thinking about creating an iPhone app? A contest run by retailer Gap shows off five common strengths of winning iPhone apps. Here's a look at the lessons learned -- and the apps. n
News Former Apple employee Dave Howell, now the CEO of startup Avatron Software, talks about the early days of the App Store, his Apple experience and how he plans to do battle in the iPhone's wild frontier.
News Jibbigo, which debuted last month, breaks new engineering ground for iPhone apps: It's the only speech-to-speech translation app in the App Store. Speak into the iPhone in either English or Spanish and in a few seconds a voice translates your words. This $25 app, which has humanitarian origins, packs sophisticated technology.
Apple Enterprise Now Many readers have complained to me about the high price of the iPhone—an iPhone 3GS starts at $200 for 16GB and $300 for 32GB 3GS. I admit, that's a lot of dough.Just be thankful you're not in China.
Feature Toilet texting. Tweeting in church. What are the do's and don'ts for smartphone users this holiday season? You may be surprised at what most people consider good iPhone and BlackBerry manners, as revealed by a new survey.
News From the Google voice fiasco to this week's Pepsi pick-up line app, Apple's vaunted app store is showing its weaknesses. CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige suggests five steps Apple should take to make the store better for users and developers.
Apple Enterprise Now The iPhone has over-taxed AT&T's network and tarnished the wireless carrier's image probably beyond repair. But is it fair to blame AT&T? As much as we want to point the finger at AT&T, the truth is that it may soon be impossible for any wireless carrier to support an all-you-can-eat data plan.
News Verizon's recent moves fuel the fires of frustrated AT&T iPhone users yet muddy the future of an iPhone for the carrier. A Gartner analyst doesn't see a Verizon iPhone next year.n
Apple Enterprise Now A new, free iPhone app from the creators of HealthMap shows the outbreaks of the H1N1 swine flu in your area and elsewhere. The app, called Outbreaks Near Me, finds your location and shows a map with red pins indicating recent outbreaks. The app updates every hour using reports from more than 30,000 sources.
Opinion New customer satisfaction surveys show that Apple has done a clever job keeping users satisfied, despite recent iPhone battery life and Exchange e-mail brouhahas. But AT&T -- well that's quite another story.
Apple Enterprise Now Everybody seems to have an opinion about the iPhone's chances against popular portable game systems Sony PSP and Nintendo DS. Sure, we know the iPhone is already displacing markets for low-end standalone devices like GPS devices and digital cameras—but games?
Tip iPhone app developers are pushing the patience of some users with apps priced at $99. But what's the "right" price for an iPhone app? While users like free best, three sweet spots are emerging -- all under $20.
News From an impromptu swim through the washing machine to a hard drop on concrete, iPhone disasters happen to the best of us. Here's a look at the six top daily dangers for your iphone -- and what to do when disaster strikes.
News Designing an iPhone app logo poses a big marketing challenge. The logo must be creative enough to stand out from the crowd, yet clearly convey its function on the iPhone's diminutive screen. It also has to tie into a brand's Web site and other marketing collateral. All this in a thumbnail's worth of space. Here are some iPhone app logos that do the job well (and some that leave us wanting more than cute animals or screen clutter).
Apple Enterprise Now Watching a movie on the iPhone on the road sounds like a last-ditch way of passing the time, given the iPhone's tiny screen (relative to, say, a 17-inch MacBook Pro). But I've found the experience pretty good. I've watched a range of movies, from Office Space to the Godfather, during long commutes.
News Apple's iPhone is supposed to be the most user-friendly smartphone on the planet, but bad application design choices tick off iPhone newbies and experts. Here's what iPhone users have to say about the top 5 app design flaws -- are developers listening?
Apple Enterprise Now At first blush, most CIOs probably didn't give a hoot about Apple's big iPod bash this week: Apple unveiled a new iPod lineup for the holiday season, including cheaper iPod Touch units and iPod Nano models with built-in video cameras. New tweaks to iTunes and the iPhone OS mostly enhance the music experience.