Here are some of the headline that grabbed the attention this week.
- Steve Jobs Bio released and immediately becomes the No:1 book.
- Apple post Steve Jobs tribute event video.
- Job’s Bio claims that Job’s had worked out a way to make a true Television by Apple.
- MacBook Pro range updated – minor updates only.
- iPod celebrates its 10th Year.
- Apple update iPhoto, now 9.2.1.
- Apple update Apple TV software, now 4.4.2.
- Newstands subscriptions jump 268%.
- Apple give away copies of Jetpack Joyride using facebook promo codes.
- Apple update HP printer drivers and Thunderbolt software.
- Apple employees in Italy strike before iPhone 4S release.
- Users report issues with battery life on the iPhone 4S, many due to notification system, but not all.
- Rumour: Apple has purhased another 3D mapping company C3 Technologies.
- Rumour: Apple Engineers investigating users battery issues with iPhone 4S.
- Rumour: Apple will release a TV in 2012. Channels could be Apps.
- Rumour: Apple exploring gesture controls for mobile devices using camera.
- Rumour: iTunes match will soon be available in the U.S.
- Rumour: Classic game – The Longest Journey – could be coming soon to iOS.
- Siri hacked to work on other iOS devices.
- Lots of Halloween sales.
- BioWare working on an iOS Mass Effect 3 tie-in.
In other tech news:
- HP plan to keep their PC business, future not so clear for webOS.
- Rumour: HP could shut down webOS section in November.
- Several of HP’s key webOS staff leave, Richard Kerris moves to Nokia.
- Nokia show first Window phones – Lumia. The press are generally impressed. Spains speakers no so much as it translates as “Hooker / Call Girl”
- Smartphone sales decline for the first time, just before iPhone 4S release, as everyone waited for iPhone news.
- Nintendo continue to make a loss but to the rise of mobile gaming and not selling their titles on iOS.
- Amazon to introduce new Kindle format, but not compatiable with their older devices.
- Android fragmentation should end with Ice Cream Sandwich, just make sure you buy a new photo with it.
- Rumour: Google concerned by Siri search, as nowhere to place ads.