Episode 88: Pulled it Out of his Hat: Apple 2012 Year in Review, First full year with Tim Cook at the helm, Tim Cook #3 Man of the Year, Google Maps back on iOS, Apple Maps #1 Tech Flop of 2012, Oregon and NY battle for new chip fab, next iPad mini to get retina display, and more!. All this and much, much more in Episode 88: Pulled it Out of his Hat
There are many text editors for the iPhone and iPad. The biggest problem with editing text on the iOs is the access to files. Files can’t be edited when they are not available. Apple has helped the situation with iCloud, but iCloud files are not accessible from multiple applications. iCloud has had many issues over the past 6 months, which does not make it a good option. I have also lost data due to using Apple’s note taking app and iCloud.
Dropbox has been around for a long time in Internet years. It has been the most reliable service I have used on the Internet. The files are easy to access on any device and on any application on the Mac. The reason for this is Dropbox is just a folder that syncs with their servers. iOS applications will need to be written to support their service, but any text editor worthy to look at already supports Dropbox.
The iPhone has become as important to carry around town as one’s wallet. The wallet carries our drivers license, credit cards, cash, and other critical information. Meanwhile, the iPhone has become the main communication device for many people. Users can talk, send texts or email, and post to social networks.
The biggest part of the wallet used to be cash. Large wallets were needed to carry bills and coins. For many people, the wallet is getting smaller as they are using the credit card instead of cash. For those with small wallets, a drivers license, credit card, and maybe a $20 bill is all that is needed when going out on the town. Now, users can combine their wallet and iPhone together with a case.
Our source in the Bay Area has just informed Three Guys And A Podcast that the forthcoming "Made in the USA" computer by Apple will NOT be the iMac (as many have speculated) but instead the Mac Pro/X-Serve Replacement.
This makes sense for several of reasons:
Over the past several quarters, Apple has consistently outpaced PC sales both in the US and world-wide. Apple has kept a laser eye on it's well crafted product and offerings, literally owning the $1,000 and above market space. Moving forward Apple is setting the stage to dominate overall PC sales, leaving only remnants of former US powerhouses as mere shadows. Here's how it's happening:
Yesterday, Amazon announced it sold more Kindle Fire tablets on Cyber Monday than any other day in its short history. The only question is, how many? Amazon isn't saying. In fact, Amazon has never stated how many tablets and readers they have sold. The bulk of Amazon's press release was nothing more than a spec. list of the entire Kindle lineup and an About Amazon statement. That's it. Really.
Someone was onto something -- and it wasn't Apple. When the 6th generation iPod nano launched, it quickly became the wearable gear due to third parties converting the nano into a new kind of watch. Watchbands of very type sprang up for sale. Apple updated the nano software to include 16 new watch faces. Was this a fad or was there something more to it? And then suddenly the iPod touch 7th generation appeared and the wearable format from Apple's lineup was eliminated. Or was it?
Many iPhone 5 users have been very happy with their new purchase, but some users and media sites are just looking for problems that are not really there with the iPhone 5, like the maps app. Yet some issues are real and one of them is battery life.
There are many ways the iPhone battery can drain quickly. Leaving the GPS and other radio transmitting features turned up for long periods cam be some of them, however, this is true for all mobile devices. Here are a few things users can look at if their iPhone 5 is draining the battery too quickly.
The iPhone 5 has been out for several months, but it still is a hot item. While Apple is starting to catch up to the demand, it will be some time before the iPhone 5 is sitting on store shelves. One reason for this is Apple’s aggressive international roll out. Apple is trying to catch up not only the demand in the US, but all over the world.
Why is the demand so high? New users and a large contingent of current iPhone customers are purchasing the iPhone 5. For the new user, there are many reasons to purchase an iPhone. For current iPhone users, the decision gets a little harder since they already have an iPhone. For those that already own an iPhone, here are 4 primary reasons to upgrade.