Editors' note: Each day for 10 business days, CNET personalities you know and love will publish slideshows of their 10 personal favorite iPhone apps. With each post, you get a chance to vote for your own favorite app. Two weeks from now, we'll collect the full list of 100 apps and announce the 10 that you, our readers, love the most.
Senior Associate Editor Jessica Dolcourt's collection of her favorite 10 iPhone apps marks a first for the CNET 100: it contains not a single iPhone game.
Jessica is not fooling around, here. She wants to get stuff … Read more
Apple and AT&T may be exclusive partners, but neither is very pleased with the current state of the relationship, according to Wired.
On Monday, Wired posted a behind-the-scenes look at the state of the partnership between the iPhone maker and the iPhone's carrier partner in the U.S. News flash: the two are kind of sick of each other.
It's not a complete surprise that Apple and AT&T are unhappy. There have been numerous reports that Apple has tried to end its exclusive contract with AT&T early because of continued network problems … Read more
Apple has provided an unusually detailed accounting of how it handles customers' location information and privacy, following a query sent to the company by two Congressmen.
The iPhone maker reiterated in a letter published Monday that it does not share location information with outside parties without a customer's permission. If customers agree to use location-based applications, like Foursquare or Twitter or iAds, location information is collected by Apple in a way that does not identify the user.
Apple's iPad may be putting a damper on demand for e-readers and portable game consoles, according to the results of a new survey by Resolve Market Research.
The study examined the spending habits and attitudes of current and potential owners of iPads and other mobile devices.
Among those who own or plan to pick up an iPad, 60 percent see the tablet as most enjoyable for playing games. As a result, 38 percent say they won't buy a dedicated portable game console after picking up an iPad.
E-readers may also take it on the chin. Among the folks who own or will buy an iPad, 50 percent say they won't purchase a dedicated e-reader after bringing home Apple's tablet.
"What's surprising about this research is that consumers end up spending a lot of time playing casual games on their iPads and many will not buy a new portable gaming device as a result," Elaine Coleman, chief research officer for Resolve Market Research, said in a statement. "This negatively impacts portable gaming as consumers want to carry fewer devices over time."
When asked their reasons for wanting to own an iPad, 56 percent said it was for entertainment, 42 percent cited the "cool factor," 40 percent said it was for convenience, and 28 percent said it was because of the Apple brand.
Where do iPad owners use their tablets?… Read more
It may be true that no cell phone is perfect, but the handset world isn't taking too kindly to Apple CEO Steve Jobs' public assertion that other smartphones suffer from the same antenna and signal problems that have been widely reported regarding the iPhone 4. And, in what's turned into an ugly back-and-forth PR mud fight, Apple is firing back by making its internal signal test results public to insist that it's not just pulling rivals' flaws out of thin air.
The iPad's market is going more global starting this Friday.
Apple announced Monday that its popular tablet will reach residents in nine more countries: Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Both the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+3G models will go on sale.
The iPad is currently available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S.
In U.S. dollars, the Wi-Fi models now sell internationally for $499 for the 16GB edition, $599 for 32GB, and $699 for 64GB, while the Wi-Fi+3G units sell for $629 … Read more
Editors' note: Each day for the next 10 business days, CNET personalities you know and love will publish slideshows of their 10 personal favorite iPhone apps. With each post, you get a chance to vote for your own favorite app. Two weeks from now, we'll collect the full list of 100 apps and announce the 10 that you, our readers, love the most.
Senior Associate Editor Jason Parker spends most days reviewing Mac software for CNET Downloads. You might imagine that he'd be too tired of software to fiddle with his iPhone after-hours. You would be incorrect.
After Apple CEO Steve Jobs explained at Friday's iPhone 4 press conference that all smartphones have antenna problems similar to the one experienced by the iPhone 4, RIM, the maker of the BlackBerry, declared that in its view this is hogwash.
Their statement began: "Apple's attempt to draw RIM into Apple's self-made debacle is unacceptable. Apple's claims about RIM products appear to be deliberate attempts to distort the public's … Read more
Apple called an unprecedented press conference Friday to address consumer concerns with the iPhone 4's antenna. CEO Steve Jobs spent the first part of his presentation playing down the controversy, characterizing it as being "blown way out of proportion," and denying that the iPhone 4's attenuation issues are worse than any other smartphone's.
Though Jobs maintained that only a small number of users are experiencing a problem, Apple is offering all iPhone 4 customers a free case through September 30. In CNET's testing, an Apple-supplied "bumper" case solves any call quality issues, … Read more