StanChart Employees Switch to iPhone

Standard Chartered is now giving its employees an option to choose between Blackberry and iPhone.

The bank earlier gave all its employees a Blackberry, but now they do have a choice to make. This move would make a lot of bankers Apple customers and gives the iPhone a larger market share. “It’s a group-wide initiative involving wholesale and consumer banks globally” said a spokeswoman for Standard Chartered.

Many other banks globally such as HSBC and Morgan Stanley have also repeatedly resisted Blackberry. With Unified Mailbox coming to iPhone with iPhone OS 4.0, it would definitely attract a lot of users and force some to make the switch.

Well if this trend catches up on an exponential rate and spreads across other sectors, Apple would be getting what it is aiming at – capturing the RIM market.

Why Apple is Successful in Selling Products?

Apple Inc, is a company that loves to brag about numbers and sure they should. Their numbers being so very gigantic. Steve Jobs always addresses the crowd by saying – “Thanks for coming today. We have some updates for you”.

The updates which would follow would be some huge number of iPad’s sold or the freaking number of Apps sold or something.

So how does Apple manage to sell these products in such overwhelming numbers? Surely, they make some great products and very innovative ones but one small reason is the way they market it.

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Osfoora – The Next Best iPhone Twitter Client

Till date, Tweetie was the reigning champion and was the best available Twitter client for the iPhone and iPod touch. Tweetie was developed by atebits and was used by millions. Due to its superb functionality, extraordinary features and elegant looks, it was acquired by Twitter itself.

Enough said about Tweetie. It seems that even the official Twitter App is going to have some competition with Osfoora, a new Twitter client for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. A strange name but it wins the competitive game. It is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and at first sight, it looks awesome.

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Hackintosh Your Dell Mini 10v to Get the Most Affordable Mac Ever

Hackintoshing is a process by which you could run Mac OS X on a PC. In simple words, Hackintoshing your PC allows you to run Mac OS X on your computer. A risky process, but indeed a fruitful one. A major issue with Hackintoshing is that, it cannot be done on just about any PC, your PC needs to have an OSX86 architecture for hackintoshing to work.

Boing Boing has put up a great list which gives you detailed information about which PC’s could be hacked and which can’t. Netbooks are quite prone to hackintoshing and the Dell Mini 10v is the unrivaled king in this process. Today, I am going to show you the easiest way to hackintosh your Dell Mini 10v using Windows. There are thousands of guides on the internet which help you achieve this task but I got a lot of errors while doing it. Here is one method by which you could reach your goal.

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Adobe-Apple Spat – Advantage Adobe

Adobe has put up a new banner advertisement on The New York Times and some other websites in response to Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs thoughts on their Flash.

Mmm! The battle is now warming up.

The Ads are developed on Flash (OfCourse) and this is Adobe’s aggressive and fierce response to Apple and their closed system (as Adobe says). Mr. Jobs posted a memo on Apple’s website through which he explained to consumers and critics why Apple does not allow Flash on their devices.

Shortly after which, Adobe’s CEO Shantanu Narayen, responded back in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Tit for Tat. But now, it appears Adobe is one point ahead as it’s founders have posted their thoughts on Open Choice and Open Systems. Chuck Geschke and John Warnock, Adobe’s founders, stamped their letter titled “Our Thoughts on Open Market”. Here’s what it has to say :

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iPad Software Update Coming Soon

According to an updated support document listed on Apple’s website, it appears that Apple is about to release a new software update for the iPad which would fix Wi-Fi issues which some users are facing.

Few months back, a storm of users complained about Wi-Fi issues that they were facing with their elegant new device. Apple did respond and released a support document on their website instructing users on how to solve them. Here’s what the updated support document says –

“A very small number of iPad users have experienced issues with Wi-Fi connectivity. This article outlines workarounds for these issues. Apple will also address remaining Wi-Fi connectivity issues with a future iPad software update.”

Apple iAd Changes Mobile Advertising Profoundly

One of the seven tentpoles from Apple’s Special Event held on April, 2010 was its new mobile advertising technology, iAd. iAd is a mobile advertising platform by Apple which Apple believes would help both publishers and advertisers. Apple’s new foray into the advertising market is sure to help iPhone developers who painstakingly develop for the iPhone and yet put their App for free in iTunes.

With iAd, they could now have some source of income and would be pleased as well. They could get nearly 1 Billion Ad impressions and these ads would provide them a new revenue stream.

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Connecting your iPad with a Bluetooth Mouse

iPad, touted as a net-book replacement and a laptop killer has surely caught the eyes of millions worldwide and it is reproducing in huge numbers . For Apple and for the world, this little device has achieved success with numbers. (even the Numbers App has tasted success)

The touch is extremely responsive and the interface is just so-cool. Some have argued that touching is nothing similar to using a mouse and a keyboard. For you guys out there, who feel so – the jailbreakers have a great solution to offer.

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