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The iPad Mini: Worth the Wait?

For almost a year it’s been rumored that an iPad mini was in the works. On October 23rd, 2012 the 7.9-inch iPad mini was finally announced at one of Apple’s coveted press events. However, many are skeptical of this device as the late Steve Jobs told financial analysts two years ago that such a product

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The top 5 Features to seek in a Smartphone

As Apple releases their iPhone 5 with improvements and upgrades, we reflect on features we’d like to see across the spectrum of smartphones. What if manufacturers partnered together? Could the product not be greater than the sum of its parts? What follows is our wish list for a Smartphone utopia. What we want is the

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Apple tries a new map strategy; will it work?

Apple’s goal of providing the best product on the market has been evident in their sales records and product popularity. So, what’s the deal with its change in Maps with iOS6? Could the choice to pull out of a deal with Google have unspoken intentions? Previously, maps on Apple’s products were provided by Google. When

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iOS 6 is here

Apple released its 6th major update for their mobile operating system this week. iOS 6 rolled out on Wednesday for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. While there was some frustration from developers, the good news is the features Apple is bringing to the table: A brand new app for Maps Enhancements to Siri Deep

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Apple Introduces its New Maps App

For years the smartphone savvy individual has relied on Google maps as their main source for any directional needs. However, one of Apple’s many recent announcements is that they will be offering up some stiff competition in the coming months. Apple Maps will be featured in the iOS6 update and is already available to developers

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Three factors that determine the cost of an app

There’s an app for that is now a common expression. But, if you’re a business owner, you may be wondering? How much does an app cost? The truth is, there’s no single answer for this question; cost actually depends on many factors. It’s akin to asking, “How long is a piece of string?” This article

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Smartphones on the rise: What this means for feature phone users

As of the writing of this blog, about half of the mobile phones owned in the US are smartphones. For those who believed the smartphone revolution to be just hype, this new statistic should cause them to rethink. According to the latest figures from Nelson, 49.9 percent of mobile owners had smartphones as of February

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Steady movement expected in Android and Smartphone market

In a recent Nielsen report, the mobile operating environment has stabilized over the past several months. Although Androids enjoyed steady growth as the market leader in 2010, Apple and Blackberry are holding on to their market at 26% and 23% of the market share respectively. The study also reveals that Android users consume the most

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The iPhone 5 last release

Don’t look for anything new this summer from Apple. The new highly anticipated IPhone 5 will not be rolling out with the hot weather, reports MacRumors. The rumor mill is also speculating that indeed the phone might not release until September or even later in the year. A big difference from a company, like Apple,

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44 Billion downloads of smartphone apps by 2016 – study estimates

A new study from ABI Research estimates that by 2016 smartphone apps industry will achieve 44 billion downloads. Currently there are about 350,000 apps in Apple’s App Store and more than 330,000 apps in Android Market. On top of this Nokia’s Ovi Store has about 54,000 apps, RIM’s App World 16,000 smartphone applications and Windows

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