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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Android on iPod Touch

We’ve seen hackers porting Google’s Mobile OS, Android to iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G. The same guys are back to work and wanna make Android run on iPod touches.

There isn’t any official date yet, but it is in the making. A blog post mentions that the hacker has been successful in porting Android on a first-gen iPod Touch but things such as WLAN, multitouch drivers and sound need some extra attention.

Anyways, anytime soon we could be hearing the announcement and let’s hope that this wiz-kid is able to port it on an iPad.

Happy Birthday YouTube

Five years from today, YouTube, the popular video site owned by Google was launched in BETA. Today is YouTube’s Birthday and it is celebrating it in style.

The YouTube Logo has a “5” shaped candle lit beside denoting five years of successful existence. Its homepage is also spotlighting its five year mark. The special page has famous people (or people who became famous through YouTube) who narrate their YouTube story to the world.

The page even has a five year time-line which shows the major milestones that it has achieved. Some of them include, IPL hosting of YouTube, Bad Romance and YouTube’s Interview with Obama.

The site also features favorite video picks by famous people over the past period of five years such as Conan O’Brien, Vint Cerf, and Katie Couric.

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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How To – Convert your iPhone into an iPad (Proselytization Series)

For those of you, who have not got the iPad yet but already own an iPhone or iPod touch, here’s how you could emulate the iPad and make your iPod touch or iPhone feel the same.

To do this, you MUST have a jailbroken iPhone. Just follow the below mentioned steps and in no time at all, your iPhone would feel like an iPad.

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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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Google Mobile App Updated

According to a recent poll conducted by TheAppleGoogle, users seem to love the Google Mobile App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Google’s Mobile Team is constantly working on the App and is fixing bugs and improving the performance.

Today, Google updated its Mobile App for iPhone to version 0.5.2.3728. A complicated version number though, but Google loves it. The current version fixes the following issues –

1. Fixes Rotation in the Apps Tab
2. Fixes audio contamination issues for both iPhone and iPad.
3. Changes more button to be a popover for iPad.

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.”