The nominations for this year’s Macworld Awards, which will take place on June 24th at The Northumberland in London, have been revealed.
The iPhone and iPod Apps have been placed under two categories viz. Entertainment & Lifestyle and Business & Utility.
Clickgamer - Angry Birds, ALK Technologies - CoPilot Live, Art and Mobile - Quad Camera – Multishot, The Mill - Mill Color and WeatherPro - Weather Pro have nominated under the Best iPhone Entertainment & Lifestyle App category.
Andy Rubin, vice president for engineering for Google, has announced that firm’s next version of Android operating system would feature Adobe’s Flash Player, which is used to embed video in web pages.
In an interview with the New York Times, Andy Rubin said that Google was happy team up with Adobe to bring its Flash Player to the Android platform.
Speaking on the topic, he added, “Our engineering teams have been working closely to bring both AIR and Flash Player to Google's mobile operating system and devices.”
Apple’s much-rumored iPhone 4G is expected to be disclosed at Worldwide Developers Conference which will take place in June in San Francisco.
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs will address developers on June 7 and Apple is known for its tradition of introducing its new products at the conference.
Apple’ iPhone 3G was introduced at last year's Worldwide Developers Conference and the product was put for sale in less than two weeks following the conference.
Adobe's chief technology officer said that the firm is moving on without Apple, this was in response to Apple CEO Steve Jobs' clarification, on why his firm says no to let Adobe Systems' Flash Player on his firm's iPhone.
Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch, on Thursday stated, "We feel confident that were Apple and Adobe to work together as we are with a number of other partners, we could provide a terrific experience with Flash on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch”.
The loss of iPhone 4G prototype by an Apple employee brought the device into limelight.
The latest prototype of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 4G was found from a bar in San Francisco by an unnamed person, who later sold the device to a Tech blog called Gizmodo for $5,000.
It was cleverly disguised in an iPhone 3G case. But, unlike 3G it had two cameras, a front-facing video camera plus a rear camera with flash.
The prototype’s touchscreen had an estimated 960 x 640-pixel touchscreen as compared with 480x320 pixels in 3G.
Israel will start permitting people to carry Apple iPads into the nation beginning from Sunday, April 25th; two weeks after custom officials started seizing the tablet computers for fear that they would meddle with other wireless gadgets.
The Communications Ministry said in a statement, "Following the completion of intensive technical scrutiny, Israel Minister of Communications, Moshe Kakhlon approved the import of the iPad to Israel".
Chip designer ARM's chief executive Warren East has denied reports that iPhone maker Apple could approach it with a takeover bid worth $8 billion. He added that Cambridge-based chip designer was not interested in any potential bid from Apple.
Warren East argued that why Apple should spend huge amount on acquiring ARM when Apple could license the designs at a fraction of that amount.
However, Mr. East said that he was exited as the rumors pushed ARM shares up to an eight-year high.
Shares in chip designer ARM jumped 8.4 pence to touch an eight-year high of 258.9 pence on Thursday on rumors that Apple could make a bid for the British firm.
It was ARM’s best performance since April 2002 on the FTSE 100, which shed 58.1 points to close at 5665.3 points.
ARM is a cash rich firm, whose chips are used in mobile phones and other devices including Apple’s iPhones, and it acquisition by Apple could remove ARM chips out of reach of Apple’s competitors.
The latest prototype of the upcoming iPhone 4G, which was found by an unnamed person from a bar in San Francisco and sold to Tech blog Gizmodo for $5,000, has reportedly returned to Apple.
Editor of the blog, Jason Chen, said they returned the device to Apple following request from company’s legal department.
Gizmodo had obtained the prototype for $5,000, but it is priceless for Apple, which firmly controls every aspect of the product development process.
Apple has reportedly started working on second generation iPad that will sport an OLED panel and will bear a resemblance to the fourth generation iPhone 4G.
Until now, the high price of OLED panels had been discouraging Apple to use it in iPads, but with increased competition among OLED panel makers such as Samsung Electronics, LG Display, prices are expected to fall.
However, senior analyst Mingchi Kuo from Digitimes is of the view that high price of OLED panels would remain a great concern for Apple.
Pictures of iPhone 4G have popped up on the Internet, providing people a chance to take a look at the upcoming Apple product.
Technology news website Engadget claimed that it found an iPhone 4G that was left by someone on the floor of a bar in San Jose.
According to Engadget, the iPhone 4G had a front-facing camera, 80GB of storage capacity and a new OS.
However, experts branded the pictures as fake.
Apple has filed an application to gain patent for a new ticketing system called "Concert Ticket +."
The new technology will allow users to purchase tickets for concerts and sporting events via iTunes. iPhone and iPod owners will be able to download tickets on their devices.
In addition, users will be able to purchase live and video recording of the events. Coupons for discounted refreshments or merchandise will also be made available through the new system.
Publisher Ether Books is going to present short stories, poetry and essays initially through via Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch.
The publishing company claims that short stories on mobile devices such as iPhone will attract more readers than Reader from Sony and Kindle from Amazon.
iPhone and iPod Touch owners will be able to access literary works of famous writers including Louis de Bernieres and Alexander McCall-Smith.
Israel has directed its custom officials to confiscate the recently launched Apple’s iPad from passengers at airports.
Israel’s communications ministry banned Apple’s iPad from entering the country, claiming that the tablet computer’s WiFi communication system could put a strain on wireless Internet in Israel as it was not compatible with Israel’s own WiFi standard.
Israel’s communications ministry also warned that it would not allow Apple’s iPads to enter Israel until it meets Israel’s WiFi standard.
Apple has blamed the delay of the global launch of its new iPad tablet computer on a struggle to meet demand in the US.
Apple's CEO Steve Jobs said yesterday that the company would not begin taking pre-orders in the international markets until May 10. International pricing for the device will also be declared later.
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