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Monday, November 28, 2011

Hackers Now Have Their Own News Source Via iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

"Hackers and techies alike should consider downloading and installing the new Hacker News Paper app, available now for iPad. The app is a daily digest dedicated to everything happening in the broad hacker community."

Apparently the $1.99 USD app [affiliate link] is well done, and with a pretty nice interface. If you want to keep up on all the hacker news, this might be up your alley.

Tags: software, , news, hacker, ipad, ios

Monday, June 13, 2011

Reeder for Mac

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 01:00 AM

"Silvio Rizzi's Reeder 1.0 is a desktop Google Reader client for RSS newsfeeds. It offers synchronization with Google Reader accounts, integration with Readability, support for gestures, "send to" services (for Instapaper, ReaditLater, and Readability), support for saving to Pinboard, Delicious, and Zootool, posting to Twitter, and other features."

I've read lots of reports on this, and everyone that uses it seems to really like it. I guess they better since it's priced at $9.99 USD in the App Store for Mac [affiliate link]. I used to use NetNewsWire on my Mac, then I pretty much switched to staying in the Google screen for reading links. That isn't a very smooth way to do it so I'm glad there is a great choice for a reader for Mac. On the iPad I've primarily used Reeder [affiliate link], so it seems logical that they designed a version for the Mac. What do you use for a news reader on your Mac, or your iPad?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

We Want You: Apple Thoughts Seeking Contributing Editors for News Team!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Thoughts Site Updates" @ 12:46 PM

Do you ever read a story and have a sudden urge to comment? Do you ever hear about a new product and want to tell everyone about it? Have you ever had a good (or bad) experience with a product you purchased, and want to tell the world? Well, we can help you. We are looking for some new blood on the Apple Thoughts team, to offer differing perspectives and ideas. If you are interested in sharing your experiences or viewpoints about Apple, their products or their vendors, how about sharing it with our readers?

We are currently looking for volunteers to become Contributing Editors. And, before you stop yourself from applying because you aren't a "professional," that is exactly why we want you. We want people that are interested in, and passionate about Apple and their products and vendors. We want you to share YOUR experiences and viewpoints, either good or bad, about what is happening in the world of Apple.

As a Contributing Editor, you will have news assigned to you, but you are encouraged to search the news about Apple and post on whatever else you find. It might be some interesting product you have discovered, perhaps a topic that you have opinions on, or just something you want to take a moment on to rant or rave, or both. Besides the benefit of having a platform to share your voice, you will also have the opportunity to represent Apple Thoughts at special events, such as trade shows and conferences in your area.

All we require from you is, number one, an interest in all things Apple and the desire to share this interest by posting your viewpoints and opinions with our readers. And number two, we need a certain amount of consistency. While it is hard to pinpoint an exact number of news stories we'd like from you (I know we all have real lives to contend with), it isn't out of the realm of possibility to post one or two stories per day. Don't worry, its more along the lines of having a few minutes at the beginning or end of your day to post a story or two as well as your thoughts and opinions on it for others to see. If you are interested, fill out the contact form and let us know a little bit about you. We would love to hear from you.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

CNN iPad App Released, Along With Bonus for iPhone Users

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:00 AM

"It's a little late getting here, but today CNN introduced its iPad app. The app is free, and features a unique user interface custom-designed for the iPad's larger screen. Simultaneous with the iPad app's release, CNN is making its existing iPhone app free, and introducing live breaking news video to the international version."

Nice that they are both free apps, and the UI really looks familiar ie Flipboard and Pulse. But it seems to work and they have updated the app to include social networking capabilities to allow sharing of your favorite news stories. The one complaint from the article seems to be about the ads but it doesn't seem to take too much away from the stories so I can live with it. Besides, I'm not out any money if I don't like it so I can just delete it, no harm no foul.

Friday, December 10, 2010

How Do You Devour Media on Your iPad?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:42 AM

"The historical media verticals of radio, television, print and Web evaporate inside the frame of an iPad - it's all just content, backlighted and inviting, waiting for the swipe of a finger. Long-form narrative and news has found a reliable wing man in the iPad."

I do like the free Reuters News Pro app for iPad, pictured above, as well as the $1.99 USD New York Post app [affiliate link]. Netflix is one that I also use frequently, along with Instapaper [affiliate link] for later reading. I also might add the New York Times to this list, at least for now since it is free, and the same goes for the USA Today app. How about you? What media apps do you like to use on your iPad?

Tags: software, media, news, ipad

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Apple Dominates Tech news

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple News" @ 06:30 AM


"A yearlong look at technology news coverage by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism found that 15.1 percent of tech articles were primarily about Apple; 11.4 percent were about Google; and a meager 3 percent were about Microsoft."

When I first heard the numbers from this report, I wasn't surprised at all. I read a lot of tech journalism, and I see Apple coverage everywhere. It becomes remarkable, though, when you realize how dominate Microsoft is in the computer space. Despite Microsoft's significant lead in install base, Apple still gets much more reporting. Much of that has to do with Apple's marketing machine and with their dominance in the MP3 player market. Of course, news in the tech world, just like everywhere else, moves in cycles. Now is Apple's time. Eventually, another company will become the darling of the media. As an Apple fan, I say let's enjoy it while we can.

Tags: news

Thursday, September 9, 2010

News Readers for iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 06:00 AM

"As news consumption shifts to the personalized social news stream, the platforms we use to consume the news are also changing."

And the iPad is one of those consumption devices. This article goes over some of the more popular news readers that are customizable to the users needs or wants. And according to Mashable, Pulse, Flud, Flipboard and The Early Edition are 4 of the best out there. I use Pulse and The Early Edition and really like what they do, and I'm anxious to give the other two a try. Flipboard especially, but I'm still waiting for that dang email with the code. One of these days...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

iGovernment, an App For You Government News Junkies

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

"Esse Quam Videri Music Group today is pleased to announce the release of iGovernment 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch devices. iGovernment brings over 50 feeds of news, photos, blogs, and videos from departments and offices across all three branches of the Federal Government into an easy-to-use, fast, and beautiful package."

iGovernment is available now in iTunes for $1.99 USD and includes feeds from Featuring feeds from the White House, House of Representatives, Senate, Supreme Court, NASA, and the Departments of State, Homeland Security, Justice, Treasury, Health and Human Services, Energy, and Labor.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

CNN in the iPhone App Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 08:00 AM

"As you may have heard by now, we launched the CNN App for the iPhone and iPod touch last night. We've had this app cooking for a while, so we are extremely excited to unveil it. Now available for download for a one-time fee of $1.99 on the App Store, the CNN App is designed to provide a visually-driven news experience for iPhone and iPod touch users who demand accessibility and convenience."

Favorable reviews on this app, which is $1.99 USD and available now in the iTunes store. But be warned you do get ads even though you paid for the app. According to the CNN press release, "We're charging a one-time fee of $1.99 for the CNN App on the iPhone and iPod touch, and the App also has ads in it. We did this for two reasons: 1. To deliver on a premium experience with unique features and functionality never before available from CNN on a mobile device; and 2. to ensure we were positioned to continue building new, improved mobile products to offer consumers."

If I pay for an application I don't want ads, even though the ones I've seen on the app are fairly unobtrusive. If you want to learn more about it, check out the CNN iPhone site.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

WSJ To Charge for Content

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 07:30 AM

"Say farewell to the free Wall Street Journal on the iPhone."

I knew it was too good to last. They expect to start charging for the content within the next few months, $2.00 USD per month (only $1.00 USD per month if you already get hard copy or subscribe to the online edition). I use this app on the iPhone daily, at a minimum to scan the stories for the day even if I don't have time to read them, so I'm trying to decide if I use it enough to keep it. What are your thoughts?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Apple, The King of Fifth Avenue

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 10:00 AM

"As vacancies increase and retail sales throughout the U.S. remain a shadow of the decade's boom, Apple Inc.'s stores are defying the recession."

In a year when many retailers are doing good to just break even, Apple increases their traffic 22% over the same period from last year, noting that during the quarter ending June 27th they had 38.6 million visitors. This translated into an increase in sales of 2.5%, or in US dollars that meant $3 billion coming through the doors. The Fifth Avenue store alone generated $35,000.00 USD per square foot, which bested all the other stores along Fifth Avenue. One thing seems to be certain, Apple knows how to do retail.

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