Archive for ‘iphone’

October 18, 2010

Audioboo releases iPhone app with direct audio messaging

Audioboo, a kind of Twitter for Audio which now has apps for iPhone, Android and the web, launched a voicemail message akin to Twitter Direct Message, but in audio, of course. That means you don’t need to know someone’s phone number, just be connected on Audioboo. The ‘Messages’ function also allows you to attach an image and geotagg your location to each message.
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October 18, 2010

Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results:Record Mac, iPhone and iPad Sales,Highest Revenue and Earnings Ever

Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 fourth quarter ended September 25, 2010. The Company posted record revenue of $20.34 billion and net quarterly profit of $4.31 billion, or $4.64 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $12.21 billion and net quarterly profit of $2.53 billion, or $2.77 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 36.9 percent compared to 41.8 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 57 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
October 12, 2010

Yahoo Messenger with Video Support for IPhone

The new version of Yahoo Messenger enables users to make video calls and stream live video one-to-one over 3G or Wi-Fi. What makes the app really interesting is the ability to establish a video call between an iPhone and an Android device (provided it has a front-facing camera) or between an iPhone and a PC.You can also make free voice calls to your Yahoo Messenger friends, as well as low-cost international calls with your Yahoo Voice Phone Out account. Unfortunately, this last bit is available only to users in the U.S., France, Germany, Spain and Singapore.Finally, the new version now supports multitasking, meaning you can work on other tasks on your iPhone while the app happily runs in the background.
September 27, 2010

Developers: Android’s a better long-term bet than Apple

App developers still see Apple’s iOS as the platform of choice – but not for long.
While three quarters of developers surveyed by Appcelerator and IDC said Apple was the best platform to write apps for in the near term, 58.6% expect Google’s Android to win out in the long run – 4.6 points more than three months ago.
Almost three quarters of those polled said Android was “best positioned to power a large number and variety of connected devices in the future.” And half said the Google OS had the most capabilities of any mobile operating system.
The report called the results a “window of opportunity” for Android. However, Apple is still where the money is: three quarters claimed developing for the iPhone, iPad and iPod offered the best revenue opportunity, as it has the largest market and the best app store, devices and security.Just a third were interested in creating apps for BlackBerry, while the emerging marketing around Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 helped it gain a few points to 28%. Symbian held the attention of only 13% of developers, while Intel and Nokia’s joint OS MeeGo slid by nearly half to 7%.