The jailbreakers among you are probably anxiously awaiting the first untethered iOS 5 jailbreak promised by pod2g and MuscleNerd. However, if you’ve upgraded to iOS 5.0.1, you’ll be out of luck because the first untethered jailbreak will be for iOS 5.0 only. Nothing later
2011 December 05
Above, you can see an intriguing graph from Compuware APM that shows a kind of kooky new trend in shopping this holiday season, something the researchers are calling “couch commerce.” Shopping via the web is up big-time lately, and as you can see above, a big part of that is shopping from the iPhone and even more so from the iPad. Web users have been shunning the crowded and noisy retail experience for a few years now to shop online during the holiday shopping season, but the iPad has moved that experience from the computer over to the couch. And that doesn’t mean just apps — online shoppers have spent over $18 billion already this holiday season on actual real world items (a rise of 15% from the year before), and of the shopping done over the Black Friday weekend last month, the iPhone and the iPad accounted for 10.2% of that traffic
Many Mac users use a combination of an Apple Wireless Keyboard and a Magic Trackpad for their typing and pointing pleasure. Twelve South came up with a lovely way to merge the two devices into a single unit with the MagicWand (US$29.99).
Last week, I interviewed IDG World Expo’s Paul Kent about the upcoming Macworld | iWorld 2012 .
Wired has posted a profile of one Afshad Mistri , an Apple employee whose goal is quite focused. As the medical market manager, he’s tasked with connecting medical professionals and Apple’s technology. Mistri couldn’t chat with Wired for the article itself (Apple’s less-than-press-friendly reputation is upheld), but according to medical personnel he’s working with, Apple is pushing hard on the healthcare industry by setting up iPads and other brand new tech in medical workplaces.
While the tech world was buzzing last week about Carrier IQ , one group of lawyers was busy preparing a class action complaint . The complaint was filed in Federal Court in Wilmington, Delaware by three local law firms: Sianni & Straite of Wilmington, DE; Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy of Edison, NJ; and Keefe Bartels of Red Bank, NJ. The complaint asserts that several wireless companies and cell phone manufacturers violated wiretap and computer fraud laws when they included Carrier IQ software on their phones.
When it comes to forecasting the next big thing, we turn to our secret weapon: the TUAW braintrust . We put the question to you and let you have your go at it