Tii - iTem 0280 - Yeah I like it A lot

 

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Steve Ballmer's Mixed Legacy - WSJ.com

If Steve Ballmer Ran Apple 

IPad’s China Market Share Plunges as Domestic Tablet Makers Gain

Does Your iPhone Use As Much Electricity As A Fridge? (No Way!) | CleanTechnica

Tii - Today in iOS App

iPhone Owners More Loyal to Their Brand Than Android Owners

Apple iPhone's Personal Assistant Siri Has a Favorite College Football Team

Apple readies for iTunes Festival with dedicated Apple TV channel 

Apple TV Adds Disney and Vevo

Apple TV Updated With Disney, Weather

Apple Said to Start IPhone Trade-In Program in Stores - Bloomberg

Apple Preps iPhone Trade-In Program

Apple’s iPhone ‘Reuse and Recycle’ trade-in program detailed

'Gunmetal Gray' iPhone 5S? 

iPhone 5S-Graphite-Leaked Photos 

New leaked photo shows graphite colored iPhone 5S

iPhone 5S A7 Chip Said to be 31% Faster

iPhone 5S Rumored To Come With Motion Tracking Feature

Apple's cheaper and not so cheap iPhone explained

iPhone 5c Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

Stunning High Resolution Images of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Parts

iPhone 5S and 5C Expected to Launch in Japan on September 20

iPhone 5S Release Date: More Rumors Tease iPhone 5S Release Date

T-Mobile Scheduling Employee Blackout Dates For September 20th

Nuance spills the beans on September 10 iOS 7 launch date

Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 5S,' '5C' to see Chinese release Nov. 28

DHS Says Android a Primary Target for Malware Attacks

Millions of Android users vulnerable to security threats, say feds

Gamasutra: Yann Seznec's Blog

Sound Band - Kickstarter

Tuls — Kickstarter

Apple releases updated ‘Find My iPhone’ app with iOS 7 icons

Podcasts Apps

Grammar Pop HD for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Fact or fiction: Nine iPhone and iPad battery-saving techniques tested 

iPhone thieves pose in their pants at beach

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episdoe:

Tii

SessionBand

Photoshop Touch

Cyto's Puzzle Adventure

Check Me Out - iPad

Taboo Game

10,000 Mandarin Chinese

Flying Ruler

iClean

iStudiez

Grades 2

Grammar Pop HD

Direct download: tii_0280.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:15 AM
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Tii - iTem 0279 - iOS 7 Beta 6

 

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Today's Sponsor:  Warby Parker - use Promo Code Tii for free shipping

 

iOS 7 Download & Release, Beta 6: August 19 – iOS 7 GM Release: Sept 5 | BGR

iOS 7 Dev Beta 6 info/Bug discussion

Android app malware rates jump 40 percent 

Android under siege from 100,000-strong malware horde

"Jekyll" test attack sneaks through Apple App Store

The “Whos” And “Wheres” Of iOS Device Usage

Apple buys failed iPad TV discovery app Matcha.tv

Foxconn Profits Jump 41 Percent On The Back Of Strong iPhone Sales

Apple's Sept. 10 iPhone Launc Set to Disrupt Other Tech Events 

iPhone 5S to Be Available in Gold with 128 GB Option? - Mac Rumors

Goldfinger: The Next iPhone | TechCrunch

iPhone-5S-000

NFC could debut in next iPhone, even as Google pulls back - Computerworld

'iPhone 5C' expected to replace iPhone 5,

Apple said to be working with Corning, Foxconn and others to build iTV

Conmen who tried to pass off ice cubes as iPads rumbled when they MELTED

Canalys: 30 of the top 100 iPad apps in the US aren’t on Google Play

Samsung Smart Watch Coming In September

iString  — Kickstarter

Wally Case  — Kickstarter

Apple Third-Party USB Charger Takeback Program in 30 Countries

Syfy Now app streams full episodes to iOS today, Android next month

Apple Faces Hurdles Attracting First-Time Smartphone Buyers - Ina Fried

Roku Updates Its iOS App To Include Video Streaming From iPhone

More U.S. Households Use Roku vs. Apple TV

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii 

Garageband

Painteresque

PhotoStudio

Talk Photo

Check Me Out - iPhone

Cyto's Puzzle Adventure

Fuel Watch

Trip Cubby

Gas Cubby

Road Trip

AutoCare

Bandsintown

iConcertCal

File Explorer

AirStash+

Photosync

iClean



Direct download: tii_0279.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:20 AM
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Tii - iTem 0278 - iOS 7 Beta 5

 

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Today's Sponsor:  Warby Parker - use Promo Code Tii for free shipping

 

Here’s What’s New in iOS 7 Beta 5

iPhone 5 iOS 7 Beta 5, browser and benchmark performances 

Circle Sept. 10 on Your Calendar for Apple’s Big iPhone Event 

iPhone 5S Release Date: September 20

Resale value of Apple's iPhone 4 increased 10% since April

President Obama vetoes ban on iPhone 4

President Obama Vetoes ITC Ban On iPhone

FOSS Patents: Obama Administration vetoes ITC import ban

Obama Administration’s Letter on Veto of iPhone, iPad Ban

iOS vs Android, Great Balls of Fire 

Apple's App Store Still Number One in Revenue

furbo.org · App Updates for iOS 7

Apple, Inc. iPad is obliterating Samsung, Google's Android in tablet profits

Tablet Shipments Slow in the Second Quarter 

Google Reveals 70 Million Android Tablets activated

Screen-Shot- Android Tablet Activations

How the iPhone Gets You Laid

iPhones are 3X more reliable than Samsung smartphones, FixYa says

Apple Launches Third-Party USB Charger 'Takeback Program'

Report: Apple has acquired Passif,

Apple CEO meets China Mobile head

Apple’s Next iPhone Could Include NFC

iPhone 5S gets glitzy? 

iPhone 5S to have convex sapphire home button that doubles as a fingerprint reader

Rumor: New iPhones to debut as 'iPhone 5S' and 'iPhone 5C'

Apple iPhone 5C camera module: 8-megapixel camera like in iPhone 5?

iPhone 5C could be priced at $450 - $500

AMBER Alerts on your iPhone:

Asus kills its line of Windows RT tablets

Microsoft Surface Pro Gets Price Cut

Couple says app lets the iPhone communicate with ghosts

Red Pitaya — Kickstarter

soscharger

HOT Watch — Kickstarter

iBoreScope

Sound Band - Finally, a headset without speakers

Malicious Apple Store Gift Card Scam Emails Target Users with Malware 

FileMaker Inc. Terminating Bento

Georgia Tech Uncovers iOS Security Weaknesses

Apple to fix iPhone bug

App Developer Magazine

Tech Blogs Start Noticing Media Bias - The Rush Limbaugh Show

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Garageband

Aviary

Calculator Spreadsheet

Talk Photo

Check Me Out - iPhone 

Check Me Out - iPad

Candy Crush

Evernote

Bento 

Pixdub

Video Stitcher

Direct download: tii_0278.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:35 AM
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How is that for a link bait / attention grabbing title?

But if you look at what IDC just reported and what Google has reported - it is a title that you can actually justify - even if it is meant tongue in cheek.  

Let me explain how I came to that title.  IDC reported that last quarter Android manufacturers shipped 28.2 Million tablets. 

Google on the other hand when announcing the Nexus 7 (2) showed a chart of All time Android Tablet activations 

The absolute best you can get out of that chart is 14 Million tablets activated last quarter.  That means some 14.2 Million (greater than 50%) Android tablets were not activated - i.e. sold.  

We could have also said Google confirms more iPads were sold last quarter than Android tablets.  Again going with those numbers.  

And if we look at IDC's numbers - for Windows tablets - they have 2 Million Windows tablets for the quarter.  Yet from Microsoft's own 10K report we know at best there have been 1.6 Million Surface tablets sold as of October 2012.  If we went with 500k Windows tablets last quarter plus 14 Mil Android tablets and 200k other.  That would work out to a market share for the iPad of 49.8%.   

This is a far cry from the Link bait - truth twisted headlines we are seeing on the Fandroid sites - 

Here 

Here 

Here 

and 

Here 

In this upside down world where everyone seems to be beating up Apple and misreporting stats from research firms.  I found it really surprising that one of the best breakdown on the numbers per Tablet shipments / sales side, came from a post on an Android site.  HERE 

But again - one has to wonder what happened to those missing 14+ Million Android devices.  Seems lots of shelf space is being taken up by all those unsold Android tablets.  

To put into perspective how many unsold Android tablets there were last quarter - if you took all of them still in their boxes and laid them down end to end - they would stretch from New York city out past Salt Lake City.   Just Sayin.   

Category:breaking news -- posted at: 7:27 AM
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Tii - iTem 0277 - iOS 7 Beta 4

 

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Today's Sponsor:  Warby Parker - use Promo Code Tii for free shipping

 

KansasFest - Apple II convention - July 23-28, 2013 - Kansas City, MO

Here’s What’s New in iOS 7 Beta 4

iOS 7 beta features: from iOS 7 beta 1 to iOS 7 beta 4 

Verizon calls on Obama to veto coming iPhone ban by U.S. ITC 

Strange Bedfellows Back Apple as iPhone 4 Ban Looms

Fact-Checking Apple's Earnings Claim On iPad Web Traffic - Forbes

AT&T Inc. (T) Management Discusses Q2 2013 Results

Sprint Nextel's CEO Discusses Q2 2013 Results

AT&T's Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results

The best and worst Apple analysts: Q3 2013 edition

Apple's $35.3B June quarter: What the analysts are saying

Surprise drop in iPad sales shows the market for Apple’s tablet has saturated 

iPhone sales soar but lackluster earnings put pressure on Apple - San Jose Mercury News

Apple - 关于 Apple USB 电源适配器

Apple's Guidance Implies New iPhone in September 

iPhone - Wikipedia

iPhone 5S Release Date Before September 28th Tipped By Apple

Apple’s upcoming A7 iPhone chip will have Samsung components

Biometric scanner code spotted in latest iOS 7 beta 

Here's The Biggest Clue Yet That Apple's Next iPhone Will Have A Fingerprint Sensor

Apple has A6-based iPad mini without Retina display in the works 

Alleged Budget iPhone Leak

Apple's 'plastic' iPhone mini confirmed in shocking Pegatron labor report

Plastic iPhone shell shows up again, goes side by side with current products 

Bin full of ‘iPhone 5C’ packaging captured in China

iPhone 5C 

Packaging labeled 'iPhone 5C' shows up in China

The iPhone 4 remains way more popular than any 3-year-old iPhone ever has 

NFB of MA and Square, Inc. to Collaborate on Accessibility Enhancements

Android dominates the tablet market, with 67% of global shipments

iPad Web traffic share hits 84 percent, says ad network 

iPhone gains, Android cools, and Apple wishes that the U.S. was the world 

Samsung Electronics has not dethroned Apple, Inc in mobile profits

AnandTech | Looking at CPU/GPU Benchmark Optimizations in Galaxy S4

Samsung caught tampering with Galaxy S4 scores 

IDC Refutes Google Claim that Nexus 7 Beat iPad in Japan

Android Fragmentation Report July 2013 

Microsoft's Surface sales figures are in, and they're ABSOLUTELY HIDEOUS 

Steve Ballmer admits Surface defeat

Red Pitaya: — Kickstarter

iblazr - Kickstarter

Apple Cuts Refurbished Apple TV Down To $75

Apple’s Support Document On How To Report iMessage Spam

Would you pay again for iOS 7 versions of apps you already own?

Researchers reveal how to hack an iPhone in 60 seconds | ZDNet

Assistive Touch – HANDY tips for just about anyone! 

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Garageband

Check Me Out

Idol Forecast - iPad

Idol Forecast - iPhone

Tube Tracker

Dyslexia and the iPad - iBook

Calculator Spreadsheet

IFTTT

Remind 101

PDFPen

Text Expander

Direct download: tii_0277.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13 AM
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Tii - iTem 0276 - Apple Q2 2013 Results

 

Apple Q2 2013 - Quarterly Report Summary:

Rev = $35.3 Billion (vs $35 Billion a year ago quarter and $43.6 Billion last quarter)

Total Cash = $146.6 Billion (up $1.9 Billion for the quarter from $144.7 Billion)

 

Last Quarter Sales:

iPhones Sold = 31.2 Mil (vs 26 Mil a year ago quarter and 37.4 Mil last quarter)

iPads Sold = 14.6 Mil (vs 17 Mil a year ago quarter and 19.5 Mil last quarter)

iPod Touches Sold = Not given as usual but over half of the 4.6 Mil iPods sold

All iPod's Sold = 4.6 Mil  (vs 6.8 Mil a year ago quarter and 5.6 Mil last quarter)


 

Misc Notes:

iPhone Sales up 51% in US yr/yr
iPhone Sales up 56% in Japan yr/yr
84% of Tablet traffic is currently coming from an iPad.

 

 

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Today's Sponsor:  Warby Parker - use Promo Code Tii for free shipping

Apple Discloses Its Developer Center Was Hacked  - AllThingsD

Government Officials Bring in Security Experts to Test iOS 7's Activation Lock Feature

Microsoft, Google not doing enough on phone thefts

Apple's IPhone Outsells the IPod in Half the Time

Apple buys 2 startups "HopStop and Locationary" to improve its mobile maps

iPhone-related death in China could be linked to fake charger

Here’s all the evidence that Apple is making an actual TV

Plastic iPhone and iPhone 5 comparison shots leaked

AT&T's adds 'Next' plan to allow phone, tablet trade-ins after one year

AndroRAT signals commercialization of mobile malware

New Surface RT Ad Compares Microsoft Tablet With iPad

myType — Kickstarter

Pebble Smart Watch - Best Buy

Chrome update for iOS features tighter Google apps integration

Apple's iPhone accounted for 51% of all smartphone activations at Verizon in Q2

Verizon Communications' CEO Discusses Q2 2013 Results

How many iPads did Apple sell last quarter?

Apple - Press Info - FY 13 Third Quarter Results Conference Call

This is what a bad quarter for Apple looks like

Apple’s quarterly report likely to illuminate challenges facing company 

 

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Garageband

Overgram

Space Rage

Numble Premium

Video Stitcher

Muze

Idol Forecast - iPhone

Idol Forecast - iPad

Tube Tracker

Dyslexia and the iPad - iBook

xRec

HABU

Toodledo

GameChanger

Flickr Uploadr - Mac App

BulkR - Mac App

Flickring

Direct download: tii_0276.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00 PM
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Tii - iTem 0275 - iOS 7 Beta 3

 

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Free App to celebrate 5 years of the iTunes app store

iOS 7 beta 3 download scheduled for July 8th

iOS 7 beta 3 shows improved “2x” mode on non-Retina iPads

iPhone 5S Will Reportedly Feature High-End Slow-Motion Video 

The next iPhone’s cool-factor: a slow-motion camera? 

iOS 7 Beta 3 Tidbits: New App Download Animation

Video in Video

iPhone Tops T-Mobile USA Sales

Apple Inc. - Conference call

How many iPhones did Apple sell last quarter? 

Ouch! Apple Tops Customer Satisfaction Surveys in Korea

Carrier update "ATT 14.2" on iPhone 4S

Apple applies for 'iWatch' trademark in Japan

Release Date For iPhone 5S Predicted For September 20

Rumor: Apple Buys Taiwan Fab to Build Its Own Chips

New iPhone App That Could Replace Contraceptive Pill

Google's Alfred to shut down on July 19 

BBC News - 'Master key' to Android phones uncovered

Sorry, Android Users: Snapchat Doesn't Delete Your Photos

Robbery suspect leaves own phone at scene of iPhone thefts

Microsoft Cuts Surface Tablet Prices Amid Weak Demand

TurtleCell - Kickstarter

Poppy — Kickstarter

Goji Smart Lock | Indiegogo

Scanadu Scout, the first Medical Tricorder | Indiegogo

Bluelounge - Kii

Nomad

Electric scooter shares info via iPhone dock 

85 best iPad apps for designers | iPad

How to Enable Hotspot Tethering On iOS 6 & 7 (No Jailbreak Required)

Viewmatic

Who says Apple's iPhone 5 is the 'most-hated smartphone'?

STM Velo Padded Laptop Shoulder Bag

How to Do Control-F on an iPad - Snapguide

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Garageband

PhotoForce2

Line Camera

aaluminate

Space Rage

Numble Premium

Video Stitcher

Muze

Video in Video

Clue

SnapChat

Veiwmatic

SnapGuide

Direct download: tii_0275.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25 AM
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Tii - iTem 0274 - iOS 7 Beta 2

 

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Sponsor - proXPN - Promo Code = Tii

 

Apple Seeds iOS 7 Beta 2 to Developers with iPad and iPad Mini Support 

iOS 7 includes the ability to control using head movements 

The science of iOS 7's parallax effect 

5 iOS 7 Features Apple Didn’t Tell Us About 

iPhone 5 iOS 7 Beta: 3 Hidden Features Found In Latest Update

Siri takes initiative to learn how to pronounce names in iOS 7

Apple takes swipe at Android with new fragmentation chart

iPad web browsing share hits 5-month high: a massive 82.4%

Diddy About Apple: Samsung Is ‘On Its Butt’

Monday’s movers: Apple slides under $400

iTunes - Podcasts - iNoslen Show 

Walmart now selling 16GB iPhone 5 for $129

iPhone 5 vs 4S vs 4 chart

iPhone 5S Front Facing Camera Leaked!

iPhone 5S leaked photo solidifies tip

iPhone 6, 5S may release with scanner in bezel 

Apple and Microsoft’s Smart TVs

Apple's iPhone 5S Revealed in New Photos

Apple's Prototype iPhone 5S Based on New A7 Chip

Too many predictions confuse analyst

Chinese woman's breast implant explodes playing iPhone game

Before you Switch to Android, See Details on the 614% increase in Malware

Nokia Depicts iPhone Owners As Brain-Dead Zombies In Awful New Lumia Ad

Lumu — Kickstarter

RouteTracer - Simple Trail Navigation

Dropbox for iOS gets new swipe, share features 

vjay for iPad

WWJC 2013

iPhone apps need to earn $47K per day to crack App Store's top 10

iPad Helps A Pilot Navigate His Plane After Instrument Panel Failure 

Radio Shack Selling Virgin Mobile Prepaid iPhone 5 

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App

Garageband

Phoster

Talk Photo

Shake This Space

Moscow Dash

Aaluminate

Flipboard

Primal Paleo

Dropbox

VJAY

Routetracer

Stitcher

Displayout - Cydia

Direct download: tii_0274.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:51 AM
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Tii - iTem 0273 - iOS 7 Beta 1

 

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Sponsor - proXPN - Promo Code = Tii

 

If you don't report the bug in the beta to Apple, it does not exist

24 Hidden Features Apple Left Out At WWDC 2013

Apple's iOS 7 beta already on 0.22% of compatible US devices

When the First Beta Expires 

Matt Gemmell

iPhone Theft: Officials Wait to Judge Apple’s New ‘Kill Switch’ Feature

Users able to install iOS 7 beta without developer account

How To Downgrade iOS 7 Beta 1 To iOS 6.1.x

Apple: iMessage and Facetime are encrypted so we can't hand over info

Stanford U - Coding together - Developing Apps for iPhone and iPad (Winter 2013)

AT&T Announces Enhanced Push-to-Talk Service for iPhone Business Customers

AT&T Wireless subscribers to get emergency alerts 

Apple looking at bigger iPhone screens, multiple colours

Photos Comparing the iPhone 5 vs iPhone 5S Front Display Panel

Why Has Apple Overpriced iCloud? - Forbes

Is Google Acknowledging Android Is Not Secure?

Funny or Die explains the new Apple ad

Button TrackR - Indiegogo

Logitech Acquires Kickstarter-funded TT Design Labs

How a Kickstarter Project Became a Corporate Takeover Target

Startup draws $15 million for iPad art

GamePop Promises iPhone Gaming on Your TV 

Microsoft rolls out Office Mobile for iPhone 

Office for iPhone: Microsoft delivers basic document editing, but no iPad version

How To Take Pre-Cropped Screenshots On iPhone

Chart of the day: Android vs. Apple iOS, hour by hour - Apple 2.0 -Fortune Tech

Apple TV Carrying HBO and ESPN Streaming Content

 

Apps Mentioned in this Episode:

Tii App 

Garageband

Instatext

Percolator

Brushes

Talk Photo

Shake this Space

Moscow Dash

AT&T Enhanced Push-to-talk

Vizzywig

MoviePro

Badoo

Star Cards

Screenshotplus - Cydia

Direct download: tii_0273.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:16 AM
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CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

 

Thanks again to Thomas from Tuscaloosa AL for putting together once again a Matrix that shows which iOS devices get the new features in the latest version of iOS.  As with the past updates some features are only for the latest and great hardware versions.

 

Here is last years Matrix

Category:breaking news -- posted at: 3:38 AM
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