Nov 02

Squawk! Angry Birds, the best selling mobile game in the world, has achieved amazing things. Angry Birds Fans around the world have so far played a total of 200,000 years of Angry Birds, with 300 million minutes of playing time daily. Moreover, more than 266 billion levels of Angry Birds have been played, with 400 billion birds launched into action, and over 44 billion Stars collected in the process. This makes Angry Birds the best-selling mobile game in the world and one of the most downloaded titles in the history of gaming. » Massive Milestone: Angry Birds Downloaded Half A Billion Times

Oct 31

Gates defends himself slightly but seems smart enough (and secure enough) not to handle the tough words head on.

“Well, Steve and I worked together, creating the Mac. We had more people on it, did the key software for it.”

“So, over the course of the 30 years we worked together, you know, he said a lot of very nice things about me and he said a lot of tough things. I mean, he faced several times at Apple the fact that their products were so premium priced they literally might not say in the marketplace. So, the fact that we were succeeding with high-volume products, including a range of prices, because of the way we worked with multiple companies, its tough.

“At various times, he felt beleaguered. He felt like he was the good guy and we were the bad guys. You know, very understandable. I respect Steve, we got to work together. We spurred each other on, even as competitors. None of that bothers me at all.”

Source [9to5mac]

Oct 29

3d-maps
Already since the first iPhone back in 2007 we make use of an Apple-built Google Maps application to provide users with a quick glance at driving directions, traffic, route guidance, current location information, and details about destinations. But it looks like Apple has way bigger plans for the future, Apple now went one step further in their obvious pursuit of a completely in-house mapping solution and acquired a 3D mapping firm called Poly9 “as you can see above”. Check out after the break for 3D mapping videos and more information. » Apple Acquired Mind-Blowing 3D Mapping Company C3 Technologies To Take iOS Maps To The Next Level

Oct 28

Apple TV Siri
According to the New York Times Apple is definitely building a television set and will include extensive voice control courtesy of Siri. Executives at Apple knew as far back as 2007 that the company would eventually make a dedicated TV, and the TV can be announced as soon as late 2012 with a consumer release in 2013. » Apple Looking To Launch Siri-Enabled Television Set By 2013

Oct 27

Watch how future technology will help people make better use of their time, focus their attention, and strengthen relationships while getting things done at work, home, and on the go. That is the Microsoft vision of the Post PC future.

Oct 26

steve-jobs-photo-shoot-with-apple
PBS has put out a press release today announcing the upcoming broadcast of  “Steve Jobs– One Last Thing”, which is an hour-long documentary and will air November 2nd at 10pm ET. This documentary includes interviews with Ronald Wayne, Steve Wozniak, Walt Mossberg, as well as interviews with Jobs himself and a “never-before-broadcast interview from 1994” where Jobs says the following. “You tend to get told that the world is the way it is, but life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people no smarter than you … Once you learn that, you will never be the same again.” Read the full press release after the break. » PBS To Air Documentary With Hour Long Never Before Seen Interview With Steve Jobs

Oct 25

“Siri – we know what you are gonna use it for.”

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