Posts by Jake Zarobsky

Google acquires Sparrow, no more new features

Big companies acquiring small developers and their apps is usually a good thing. The large company provides additional funding to the developer, allowing for a better app, and more sales. An excellent example of this is Tweetie, which was acquired by Twitter and became the official Twitter for iOS app. Thanks to Twitter’s excellent resources, they where…

AT&T announces shared data, multiple devices for an arm and a leg

Hot on the heels of AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson saying that it’s too early to be talking about FaceTime over 3G, AT&T announced another way to get data for all of your devices. Their new “Mobile Share” plans, include unlimited text and voice for all cell phones, and data that’s shared among devices like MiFi hotspots, phones, tablets. Most of…

Is Siri just novelty feature? NYTimes thinks so

Last year, most of us were unimpressed at Apple’s iPhone announcement. The only thing that was noticeably different compared to the iPhone 4 was a digital assistant, which for many, seemed like a piece of bloatware rather than a useful tool. However, when people did finally get their hands on the iPhone 4S and played around with Siri, people started to…

Apple adds “Food & Drink” category to App Store

There’s always been that awkward folder on our home screen. The one that has great apps like Urbanspoon, Starbucks and OpenTable. It usually has the name “Location” or “Utilities” or whatever you decided to call the “black-hole” folder. Apple’s trying to make it a little less awkward by bringing a new category to the App Store that showcases apps…

Facebook updates SDK to support iOS 6

At WWDC, Tim Cook & Co. revealed that Facebook had finally accepted Apple’s friend request and the world’s largest social network was going to be making an appearance in iOS 6. Apple and Facebook have had a turbulent relationship. it started  and ended with Ping. However, it looks like Facebook is going to help out the iOS platform a lot by…

Twitter for iPhone to get improved push notifications, updated icon

Twitter for iPhone is one of the most downloaded and installed applications in the App Store. So when a new version comes out, it’s kind of a big deal. Well, thanks to a bug in the App Store in iOS 6, 9to5Mac was able to spot an incoming update to the official Twitter application. The update appeared below “Version History” in the iOS 6 App Store, and…

Rumor: China to get new iPad on July 27

Many parts of the world have already gotten the new iPad, in some form or another. However, there’s one country where people have not been able to buy the latest generation Apple tablet, and it’s one of the world’s largest markets – China. Although Apple has gotten approval from the Chinese government to sell the new iPad in China, the company has…

Galaxy Nexus unavailable for purchase in the US

A few days ago, Apple was able to get a ban on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The injunction banned imports of the latest Nexus device, meaning that there where going to be no more shipments of the Galaxy Nexus from China. Today, Google’s stock of the Galaxy Nexus finally ran out, and now the phone is unavailable for purchase from the Google Play…

Apple to hold earnings call on July 24

For those who are even remotely interested in the stock market or Apple stock in particular, you will be very happy come July 24. Apple just announced via their investor relation page that they will conduct a quarterly earnings call to discuss all things money on the 24th of this month. With Apple being the largest publicly traded company, their sales…