After the iOS 6 update removed the old Google Maps made by Apple from the iOS platform Google's own Google Maps app was probably among the 10 most anticipated apps of all time. Finally it is here. Released just a few minutes ago worldwide Google Maps for iOS is now available in the iTunes Store.
You can link content you publish on a specific domain to your Google+ profile and your Google+ avatar will show up next to the search result. This usually helps with increasing click through especially if people know your avatar. All you have to do is verify your email on the same domain as your content.
The new iTunes 11 is out Today. It has integrated iCloud, new edge-to-edge design, better views and much better minimized player. If the design of iTunes 11 is any indication of the new OSX look coming out of Sir Sir Jony Ive I have high hopes for for 10.9.
While some people online stop at overall market share when comparing products, I am more concerned with their usage in the real world. I decided to look at sales numbers for Android and iOS devices in correlation with both their online market share and Black Friday sales numbers to see how they stacked up. What I found was rather interesting.
From October 2011 through September 2012, the combined net profit of Microsoft, Google, eBay, Yahoo, Facebook and Amazon was $34.4 billion. Apple alone made $7 billion more. In the same period, Dell, Asus, Intel, Acer, IBM, Lenovo and HP, i.e. virtually the entire PC industry, made $19.3 billion or less than half of Apple’s profit. Seeing these numbers, it is no surprise that, despite its recent dip, Apple is still the most valuable public company in the world. All its recent shortcomings notwithstanding, Apple’s business remains incredibly profitable.