Tag Archives: market share

iOS market share, Tricorder vs iPhone, Time Lapse, Minecraft,

iOS holds 88% share of enterprise apps, iPad 90% of tablets in Good’s business activations — Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology detailed in its latest quarterly report that companies continue to overwhelmingly prefer Apple’s mobile platform over Android or Windows Mobile alternatives. The firm also noted a jump in government adoption of iPads.

iPhone vs. Tricorder: seeing the future with blurred vision — It’s interesting to see how the blinders of the present affect our predictions of the future. The Star Trek Tricorder vs. the modern Apple iPhone is a case in point.

Time Lapse! beats iOS 8 Camera app to the punch — I’ve always been fascinated by time lapse photography, where you capture a still image a few times a minute, then create a movie with a very speeded-up effect. The 1982 documentary film Koyaanisqatsi is really striking with its creative use of time lapse photography. Apple is adding a time lapse function to the Camera app in iOS 8, but if you’d like to play around with time lapse photography now try Time Lapse! for NZ$2.59.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition’s evolution into a mobile juggernaut — Minecraft is an absolute sensation of a game, having sold more than 54 million copies across platforms and spawning all sorts of officially licensed doodads.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition for iOS and Android, the bite-sized, touch-centric take on the building block sensation, which had sold more than 21 million copies as of April. It makes sense on the surface: Pocket Edition is the lowest-priced version, and there are hundreds of millions of active devices that can run the game. But this is the same game critically shrugged off upon release less than three years ago, derided for being a hollow shell of the PC experience.