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Instagram now top iPhone app

Instagram is now the top free iPhone app on Apple's App Store. The app saw a huge surge of downloads after Facebook announced it is acquiring the company for approximately $1 billion.

April 10, 2012 by

MobileTechRoundup show #176, I need a Hero

We missed recording a show last week since I was in line for my iPhone 3GS, the first time, and so now have our second show of the week for you all to enjoy. James, Kevin, and I all started off MobileTechRoundup show #176 by talking about the announcement of the new HTC Hero and HTC Sense UI coming later this year. Palm seems to be doing well with Pre downloads, but needs to get their SDK out for applications to start filling up the Palm App Catalog. Kevin mentioned that iPhone tethering works with a simple provisioning file and then we each told how much we would be willing to pay for the service that should be coming to AT&T a bit later. There are a couple of slick new netbooks available from HP and ASUS and Kevin has one in his shopping cart. There won't be a show next week since we'll be off enjoying the 4th of July.

June 27, 2009 by

MobileTechRoundup show #170, Viliv S5, Quickoffice for iPhone, 1 billion App Store downloads

Kevin and I both have the MSI Wind netbook and don't agree with Apple's statement about them being junky, nor do millions of others, as we talked about at the start of MobileTechRoundup show #170. James has been looking at the Viliv S5 ultra portable and his articles have me quite interested in the device. He actually found it so impressive and useful that he decided to buy on for himself. We also chatted about QuickOffice for the iPhone along with apps that each of us use on each of our iPhone devices every day. Apple passed the 1 billion application download mark this past week too, which is quite an accomplishment no matter how you look at it.

April 25, 2009 by

Over 1 billion App Store downloads, AppReview helps you sort the 32,000+ apps

Apple iPhone and iPod touch owners have now downloaded applications more than 1 billion times in the nine months that the App Store has been live. Anyway you slice it, that is a fantastic achievement. According to a well written TechCrunch article that works out to an average of about 27 apps per device. I personally have downloaded over a hundred different apps and some more than once so I probably account for at least a couple hundred downloads myself. There are still a few problems with the App Store and with something over 32,000 apps in the App Store it is a daunting task to find apps you need or want to try.

April 23, 2009 by

Are iPhone 3.0 improvements enough to get you to buy an iPhone? They are for me

I followed the live coverage of the iPhone 3.0 event over at GDGT Live and am leaning more and more towards picking up an iPhone 3G for myself soon. The key improvements include cut/copy/paste, notifications via a push server, Bluetooth improvements, landscape orientation and keyboard support in all key apps (including email), and more involved developer API support.

March 17, 2009 by

Is Amazon's Kindle iPhone app crippled or companion? CFO says companion

Ed Burnette raises an interesting question about Amazon's Kindle application for the iPhone and iPod touch: Did the e-commerce giant cripple the iPhone to keep selling Kindles?Ed writes (Techmeme):The wireless downloads are nice, and the way it synchronizes your current page with the page you were reading on the Kindle device is handy, but the entire thing seems to be set up to make your phone an extension of your Kindle and not a replacement for it.

March 4, 2009 by

Pandora rocks its way to the top of the iPhone App Store, reviewers get a break

Apple showed us a new iTunes section this week where the most downloaded applications in the App Store were revealed. Pandora Radio was the top application of the year with over 2 million downloads as of yesterday. It is personally the most used application on my original iPhone because I rarely use it any more as a phone while it sits in a dock connected to my stereo receiver serving up Pandora music to my entire household. We used it all last weekend to stream Christmas tunes as we put up the tree and decorations. IMHO, Pandora deserves the top rating and is a fantastic application for the iPhone. VentureBeat has a good discussion on Pandora for the iPhone.

December 2, 2008 by

Rumor: AT&T to charge $30 per month for tethering

MacBlogs is reporting that according to a source AT&T will charge US$30 per month for iPhone tethering and cap downloads at 5GB per month like they do for Blackberry users. AT&T will reportedly disable tethering if the 5GB bandwidth cap is exceeded.

November 12, 2008 by

OTA podcasts enabled in iPhone 2.2 firmware

In September Apple denied Podcaster access to the App Store because it was in the process of adding Over The Air (OTA) podcast downloads to the bundled iPod application. Earlier in the week Apple exposed the user interface for OTA podcasts in iPhone 2.

November 6, 2008 by

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