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Apple just released a minor update that fixes minor problems of iOS 5.1 such as camera issue and some bugs. This is the complete list:Improved performance of the camera to HDR photos taken directly from the lock screen.Fixed a bug that prevented the iPad[...]
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BravoTunes puts iTunes in your menubar, providing scrolling track information for the current and upcoming songs, plus a system-wide menu to switch tracks, pause iTunes, or adjust shuffle and repeat settings.
LittleSnapper was built to help designers and other creative-minded Mac users build up a design scrapbook. Whether it?s proofs of client work, live sites that interest you, or screenshots of your favourite Mac applications, LittleSnapper allows you to capture, organise, annotate and share them all - from one beautiful OS X application.
On the heels of a $70 million million funding round, Evernote has acquired bestselling iPad handwriting app Penultimate for an undisclosed sum, the company announced on its blog. Penultimate creator Ben Zotto is joining Evernote to run its app development team, and will “lead the effort to put handwriting and digital ink functionality into other Evernote products and platforms.”
Penultimate, which costs $0.99, will remain a separate application “and will get many much-requested Evernote-y improvements including full search and synchronization.” Apple lists Penultimate as its #4 most-downloaded paid iPad app.
Evernote, which launched in 2008 and has 30 million users (up from 12.5 million less than a year ago) acquired image-sharing app Skitch last year and has raised over $166 million in funding. Valued at $1 billion in last week’s funding round, the company is preparing for an IPO as soon as the end of this year.
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Mikhail Madnani, writing at Beautiful Pixels about the new 2.0 release of eBay’s iPad app:
The overall app is very smooth, responsive (are you listeningFacebook?) and supports both portrait and landscape mode. The appis full of pleasing subtle textures that make you want to use theapp more and more.
Good design. From eBay. Think about that. This is Apple’s influence on the industry as a whole.?
One year ago, HTC was flying high:
HTC reports that net profits blasted up to $504 million, a 197percent increase from the previous year. Revenues were in the $3.5billion range and the company shipped 9.7 million handsets, a 192percent increase over Q1 of last year.
One month later, HTC announced support for open bootloaders:
“There has been overwhelmingly customer feedback that people wantaccess to open bootloaders on HTC phones. I want you to know thatwe’ve listened. Today, I’m confirming we will no longer be lockingthe bootloaders on our devices. Thanks for your passion, supportand patience,” Peter Chou, CEO of HTC.
I think it’s safe to assume that the “customers” and “people” who wanted access to open bootloaders did not include the executives at major mobile carriers.
Flash forward to one month ago. [HTC is no longer flying so high][htc]:
Net income before tax in Q1 2012 was NT$5,551 million(approximately $180 million), while net income after tax came inat NT$4,464 million (roughly $151 million). That?s a staggering 70percent decline compared to net profits the company booked in thesame period last year.
As Horace Dediu so ably documents, HTC is not alone in seeing its handset profits dwindle. The difference between HTC and companies like Nokia, RIM, LG, and Sony is that, as of a year ago, HTC was still seeing its share of the industry’s profits rise. The others have, since 2007, mostly seen their share of the industry’s profits fall.
Which brings us to today, and HTC’s new flagship phone, the One X on AT&T:
Yesterday, MoDaCo noticed that the bootloader on the AT&Tversion of the HTC One X was locked and that HTC’s online tool forunlocking it didn’t work. We reached out to HTC on the matter, itit looks as though the smartphone will not be participating inHTC’s bootloader unlocking program. [?]
It seems pretty clear that AT&T is behind the “restrictions” here.
I’d say it seems pretty clear HTC is listening to a different set of “customers”.
Interesting comparison of Ikea’s and Apple’s retail stores, by Horace Dediu and Dirk Schmidt at Asymco. Includes this excerpt from Clayton Christensen’s Integrating Around the Job to Be Done:
The company has been slowly rolling its stores out across theworld for [close to 50] years; and yet nobody has copied Ikea.
Why would this be? It?s not trade secrets or patents. Anycompetitor can walk through its stores, reverse engineer itsproducts and copy its catalog. It can?t be that there is no moneyto be made: its owner Ingvar Kamprad is the third richest personin the world. And yet nobody has copied Ikea.
Vice President Joe Biden:
Look, I am Vice President of the United States of America. Thepresident sets the policy. I am absolutely comfortable with thefact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexualmen marrying women are entitled to the same exact rights. All thecivil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly I don?tsee much of a distinction beyond that.