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Friday, October 7, 2011

Apple Releases 30-pin to Micro USB Adapter

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.insanely-great.com/news....nely+Great+Mac)

"A new Apple' branded 30-pin to micro USB adapter popped up over on the Apple UK store. The adapter fits into the iPhone's dock, and allows users to sync and charge via a micro USB connector."

The adapter sells for £8.00 and will be available starting October 14th with compatibility to iPhone 3G/3GS/4/4S. This is in response to the EU regulations in place for phasing out the need for a variety of charging cables. A single standard, wouldn't that be nice here in the US? I would rather companies did it on their own versus government intervention but in this case it was the latter.


Friday, September 30, 2011

Apple TV Coming to More Countries Next Tuesday

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 03:42 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/09/30/appl...ries-next-week/

"Apple's little black set-top box is due to arrive in seven more countries next week, according to a release from Apple sent to MacRumors. Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland are all on the list of those receiving the device for sale, so if you're in one of those places and need more content on your TV, there you go."

Welcome to the wonderful world of Apple TV! With a premium though, as the conversion translates to just about $160.00 USD, just a bit over the $99.00 USD that we pay here in the US. Now we just need that iOS app...


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Promotion, UK and Europe Only Apparently

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.9to5mac.com/42100/itunes...e+Intelligence)

"Apple has announced their annual 12 days of Christmas promotion will be held from December 26 until January 6th. The promotion offers a selection of songs, movies, music videos, apps, books, and TV shows that will be free during certain days of the 12 day promo. Each selection for the corresponding day will only be available for those 24 hours."

You can sign up here, and each offering will only be available for 24 hours. Once you sign up Apple will send you a daily email alert as a reminder. Or you can download the free "12 Days of Christmas" app from iTunes to keep you on track. Wonder if the US is going to get something similar?


iAd Debuts With Tron

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:00 AM

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/12/...ay-tron-legacy/

"Apple is showing off its iAd advertising service today, with a preview of how advertisements will look when the service launches on the iPad in 2011. Quite aptly, Apple is demonstrating the future of advertising by basing its first iAd around Tron Legacy, a move which has been hailed for its futuristic qualities."

According to the article, the ad takes over the full screen when it appears and comes with over ten minutes of video along with images and information about the movie, as well as theaters and showtimes. You can also purchase the soundtrack on iTunes without even leaving the ad. But this will be it for 2010 according to Apple Insider, who reports that this iAd will be the only one released until 2011, however in Europe iAds is debuting this month. I don't know about you but I'm very interested to see how this plays out, from what I've seen of the iAd examples they appear to have done a great job with them. I much prefer these to the other banner ads I've seen in various applications, and I'm more apt to actually check them out if there is some interactivity involved. What are your thoughts?

Tags: europe, iad, tron

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Spotify Drops Prices

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-...etitors-gather/

"Spotify is slashing the cost of its advert-free music streaming in Europe, in a bid to win more paying customers besides just mobile users."

Spotify is currently only available in Finland, France, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom, but if you live in one of those countries they have a deal for you. They have dropped prices considerably for their streaming music service and offer the Unlimited plan for £4.99pm and the Open plan is free. The upside? No-ads music, but the downside for both is no mobile access, no offline or MP3 play and no higher-bitrate quality. They still offer the Premium plan for £9.99, which gives mobile access and higher-fidelity music.


Friday, May 14, 2010

MaxRoam for Your iPad 3G Sim Needs While in Europe

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 11:30 AM

http://ipadnewshub.com/2010/05/maxr...card-in-europe/

"Somewhere in Ireland, a company called Cubic Telecom has just launched what it claims as the first SIM card made especially for iPad 3G in Europe."

Well, I guess it is good to be the first one out of the gate to get brand recognition, even though the release date isn't until the end of May. This is about $95.00 USD at current conversion rates, so that is pretty hefty cost for only 50 MB of data, especially when you compare it to plans in the US and Canada. But I guess when you need your Internet, and want to roam around Europe, this might be an option since it will work in roughly 220 countries. Convenience has a price.á


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dollar Share is Where it's at for Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...llar_share.html

"Though Apple carries just 5 percent of the total worldwide home PC market, the Mac commanded 10.5 percent of the market's dollar share during the holiday buying season."

So having a strict pricing structure appears to make sense. If you split the markets, in the US the market share is around 10 percent while the dollar share is about 20 percent, compared to Europe where Apple has 6.4 percent marke share but a 14.2 percent dollar share. Along with this news is that the educational market is also coming back after a decline. Last quarter Apple had 20 percent market share and a 40 percent dollar share of that market.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New USB Charger for our European Friends From Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 08:00 AM

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/01/...iphone-charger/

"Apple has just released a brand new European USB charger for its iPod/iPhone line. It looks way better than the current American one (which came to replace the defective original one) and will also nicely replace our old bulky European bricks."

I know it's only a charger but I really like the looks of this, very slick, and it has the "traditional 2 pins on one side and a full-featured female USB port on the other." Line up now! Well, if you are in Europe that is...


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