Apple’s Willing Sacrificial Lambs

Without the gazillion apps that run on them, the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices would be just fancy pieces of glass and metal without any takers. The countless apps – games, news, weather, music, coupons, sports, fitness, health etc – have turned the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch into magical, addictive devices for […]

Apple AppStore – Can Android Beat This?

In India, teachers in medical colleges and high schools are using Apple iPad tablets to teach anatomy to students. In America, the Incredible SI watches Bollywood movies on the iPad and iPhone, reads the Times of India on the iPad and responds to comments in bed via the iPhone. All these are, of course, made […]

Finally, a Decent Android Bazaar; Amazon Debuts Android Appstore

Internet retailer launched its Appstore for Android devices today in a move that could whittle away some of the advantages Apple has enjoyed with its hugely successful AppStore and overcome the disadvantages of Google’s Android Marketplace. Amazon’s new store can be accessed at and comes with a novel feature called “Test Drive” that […]

iPhone App Store a Big Hit: 60m Downloads

60 million downloads. Yes, iPhone users have downloaded a whopping 60 million software programs in the 30 days or so since Apple’s App Store and the new 3G phone was launched, according to the Wall Street Journal (subscription required). Apple said it’d sold $30 million in apps from the store in one month, giving it […]