The new $79 Kindle is no. 2, and various Kindle models actually make up the top 12 gadgets on Amazon right now.
The Kindle is available in three versions, the color-display tablet called ”Kindle Fire”, the touch screen eReader ”Kindle Touch” and the no-touch but cheap ”Kindle”. The $79 model that Dan Frommer mentions is the one that’s basically the same old Kindle as before, i.e. just a cheap eReader without touch and likely with crappy controls.
Based on this I guess that a lot of Kindle customers are very price-sensitive, so it’s likely that even the Fire will compete on price rather then features.
Next week (Tuesday, to be specific) Apple will host an iOS-related press event. As far as we all know they will likely talk about the finished version of iOS 5 and reveal one or more new iPhones. There has been a lot of speculation over what the new iPhone(s) will be like. A popular theory […]Read More / Läs mer
The iteration of this sites design is slowly progressing. Out of the four points I presented in my original post about the design update, one is now complete and the others is in progress. Take unnecessary text out of the main content area and move it to the sidebar. (in progress) Make sure the content […]Read More / Läs mer
The other day I wrote a post about some things that needed to be changed on this blog. That change-process has now begun. Some content has been removed from the content area and moved to the sidebar.
According to information directly from Spotify you can no longer sign up for a Spotify account, be it an ad financed free account or a premium account, unless you have a Facebook account. Unfortunately you will need a Facebook account to access Spotify from now on, unless you already have an account set up. A […]Read More / Läs mer
As I wrote earlier today, this blog needs some sort of design re-make in order to better distinguish the actual post content from all other page content. What to do? This is a list of what I think needs to be done. Take unnecessary text out of the main content area and move it to […]Read More / Läs mer
When I made this blog a couple of months ago I hoped that the no nonsense, text only design would be great for readability. However, this seems to not be quite true. I feel the content is hard to separate from the sidebar, footer and everything else. I guess it’s time to slightly rethink my design of the blog.
According to AllThingsD:
Tuesday, Oct. 4.
That’s the day Apple is currently expected to hold its next big media event, according to sources close to the situation, where the tech giant will unveil the next iteration of its popular iPhone.
AllThingsD also states that Apples new CEO Tim Cook will be the one leading the keynote speech at this, and all future, Apple events. I think that is not necessarily correct. Cook will likely lead this one to show everyone that he really is the new man in charge. However in the future someone else might be better qualified to do the keynotes. To paraphrase John Gruber, Steve Jobs didn’t do the keynotes because he was the CEO. He just happened to be both the CEO and a really great keynote speaker.
Horace Dediu makes a chart of ”Possession vs. Utilization for Android and iPhone”.
This data seems to support the hypothesis that Android users are disproportionately less willing to spend money (note that the data does not say that users don’t have money, but simply that they are not spending it).
Which is why my current idea for a smartphone app will be realized as an iOS app, not an Android one. (Click through to the original post to se the actual charts.)
The great 5by5 podcast network has recently launched a new show called ”The Web Ahead. It is
A weekly podcast about changing technologies and the future of the web, discussing HTML5, mobile, responsive design, iOS, Android, and more. Hosted by Jen Simmons.
The first episode was published last week and featured Peter Lubbers who told us a great deal of information about web storage/local storage/web databases etc. and I thought it was awesome. This weeks episode is a long talk with Ethan Marcotte about ”Responsive Web Design”.
I highly recommend you all to start subscribing to this (and all other great 5by5 shows).