Jibbigo is easy to use, but like most voice-input apps, it works best in environments with low-to-moderate background noise, and you must speak clearly when using it. To start translating, you launch the app and record a sentence in English or Spanish. Jibbigo then translates the … Read more
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Apple officially announces January 27 event http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10436586-37.html
Expect to see iPhone 4, Tablet, and new iLife … Read more
The rumors that Apple would be holding a press event this month have panned out. On Monday the company sent out invitations to an event that's slated to take place next week in downtown San Francisco that will show its "latest creation." All the rumors point to it being the long-awaited tablet computer.
Today's stories:Apple officially announces January 27 event Google postpones phone launches in China EMI licenses songs to new ad-supported site Microsoft cuts Bing IP address storage to 6 months Mozilla releases second Firefox release candidate Bungie: Play Halo and help Haiti Report: New York Times to charge online readers… Read more
Both personally and professionally, I'm most intrigued to figure out what the Apple tablet will deliver in terms of music and media playback. Will it run a full version of iTunes, or act more like an iPod or iPhone as an extension of your personal media collection?
We aren't going to know the concrete details for sure until next week, but the rumor mill is at least getting some … Read more
Mobile app stores are likely to get a lot busier this year.
Smartphone consumers will spend $6.2 billion on mobile apps in 2010, forecasts Gartner in a recent report, generating ad revenue of around $0.6 billion throughout the world. Downloads will also skyrocket, exceeding 4.5 billion this year. But good news for app users--82 percent of all apps downloaded will be free.
Last year, mobile app stores kicked up sales of more than $4.2 billion, which includes paid apps bought by consumers and ad-sponsored free apps. On the horizon, Gartner predicts mobile app downloads will shoot … Read more
Building an iPhone app to promote your Web site or blog is becoming an increasingly popular thing to do, but the cost of creating an iPhone app can reach thousands of dollars. A new system called AppMakr, from PointAbout, lowers barriers to app development.
AppMakr pricing starts at $199, making it relatively affordable to quickly turn your existing RSS or Atom news feed into an iPhone application. You need just a few things to create an app with your own branding: an RSS or Atom news feed from you Web site, graphics for your header and splash screen, and an … Read more
A Deloitte research note claims that tablet computers will finally capture the affection of consumers this year.
"Tens of millions of people" will buy a tablet computer--or a "NetTab," as dubbed by Deloitte--in 2010, the company predicted Monday.
"NetTabs are expected to meet specific consumer needs" that aren't being met by either smartphones or by laptops, the company said. Deloitte reasons that smartphones are "still a bit small for watching videos or even Web browsing," while notebooks, Netbooks, and ultra-thin PCs are still "too big, heavy, or expensive."
Deloitte … Read more
We had heard that Apple was pitching its yet to be launched (or even confirmed) tablet device to publishers, but a Wall Street Journal story posted Monday offers a few potential specifics.
The story, citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation, says HarperCollins Publishers is negotiating a deal with Apple that would make electronic books available for the tablet. HarperCollins is expected to set the prices of the e-books and Apple would take a percentage of sales, according to the story. Whether Apple will sell titles via iTunes or a new e-book store "couldn't be learned," according … Read more