Microsoft Office Knocks On The App Store’s Doors, In The Form Of OneNote

Never has Microsoft dared porting the famous Microsoft Office work suite in full to iOS.

Fast forward — to one new app straight from Office.

The new OneNote app that syncs notes to Windows Live Skydrive that can be created, edited, and even get photos added through your iPhone’s camera. Also, to give the app a kick, Microsoft is making it free, albeit for a limited time. It’s now or never, Microsofties. Via: Microsoft

This Is The HTML5 Logo. Awesome Logo, That Is.

This is the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) new logo for HTML5. If you are still drooling over the fact that, for one, it’s great, then check out the ‘via’ link for variations of it, and even logos for the components of HTML5, along with the usual promotional stickers, shirts, and other stuff, too.

As the W3c itself puts it:

“It stands strong and true, resilient and universal as the markup you write. It shines as bright and as bold as the forward-thinking, dedicated web developers you are. It’s the standard’s standard, a pennant for progress. And it certainly doesn’t use tables for layout.”

Via: W3c

Apple releases Q1 earnings: $6 billion profit, 16.2M iPhones and 7.33 million iPads sold

A day after Steve Jobs leaves Apple on medical leave for conditions unknown, Apple releases record Q1 profits and sales. $6 billion in profits was made from $26.7 billion in revenue, 16.2 million iPhone 4s were sold (86% up in sales), 7.33 million iPads, 4.31 million Macs (up 23%), and $19.45 million iPods (a 7% decline). Needless to say, these amazing numbers further cements Apple as one of the best producers of the gadgets you know and love. Well done, Steve & Cupertino. Via: Apple PR

Sprint’s Unlimited Smartphone Plan Just Went Up — By $10.

Back in the ‘ol days, you could get an unlimited 3G plan on Sprint with your 3G smartphone for $70. When 4G WiMAX came around for the Epic 4G, Evo 4G, and Evo Shift 4G, the 4G service required a mandatory $10 add-on (why else would you buy a 4G phone to not use the four-geees, eh?). Starting January 30th, the normal “unlimited” package will go up by $10 due to bandwidth and that sort of jazz, for new and upgrading customers. Not such a big deal: it’s just $80 instead of $70 of your hard-earned greens. That means the entire network is balanced-out, in a way. All is well, move along folks. Via: BW

Samsung Vibrant 4G freed, HSPA+ and Android 2.3 Gingerbread come along

So understand this: you may already own the Samsung Vibrant, but now there will be a Samsung Vibrant 4G, with access to T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 21MBps network, will have a front-facing camera, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. So now, wrap your head around this: a new phone will launch with a new(er) operating system, although the hardware is virtually the same. So, if you wanted Android 2.3 off the bat, you’d have to buy a new phone. Besides this insult to consumers, Sammy seems to have what looks like an un-skinned version of Android 2.3; no Touchwiz elements are seen in the photo. But of course, BGR’s henchmen claim that it’ll get Touchwiz in time for release, no matter what.

Hooray for Samsung? Ugh. Via: BGR

New Rumor: iPad 2 will have a 2048×1536 resolution screen, same footprint

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A few acknowledgements of different screen resolutions were seen in the latest version of iBooks. The evidence is through the different images meant for different screens used by the iPhones and iPad. Apparently, a background in iBooks supports the 2048×1536 resolution, and such a high-resolution would not only mean possible Retina display branding (higher price anyone?) on the iPad 2, but moving away from the 1024×768 resolution (and thus support of 1080p HD content with the new screen) that few new devices use. Here’s to hoping, along with a grain of salt for this rumor. Via: CG

LG Says Windows Phone 7 Debut Wasn’t As Awesomesauce As Expected

LG came out on this slow news day to say one thing (using many words) to Pocket-Lint, and that’s the only negative data seen for Windows Phone 7. Mostly stating that the OS is easy to use (fact) and has a very large market share it could reach (probably), but for the major techies (yours truly) can become boring (also fact).  To continue what LG is saying here, I can reference them: “From an industry perspective we had a high expectation, but from a consumer point of view the visibility is less than we expected.” A sort of “so-so” remark, right?

And that also:

LG has been closely collaborating with Microsoft from the beginning. What we feel is that it is absolutely perfect for a huge segment out there. What we feel is that some people believe that some operating systems, mainly Google, are extremely complicated for them. But Windows Phone 7 is very intuitive and easy to use.

And he’s not finished talking yet:

For tech guys like us it might be a little bit boring after a week or two, but there are certain segments that it really appeals to. We strongly feel that it has a strong potential even though the first push wasn’t what everyone expected.

Personally, Windows Phone 7 is like Android 1.0, but stylized as Android 3.0, and using handsets that came from Android 2.1. If that made any sense, it means that Microsoft needs better handsets, and hopefully, will get more sales. Or more marketing.

A Reason Why It Would Suck To Get An iPhone On Verizon.

You have an iPhone (or you’re getting one). You love it. You hate AT&T, but you still love your iPhone (which is actually pretty hard to do). Since 2007, you’ve been buying, setting up, and using the iPhone 2G, 3G, 3GS, and the 4. While the iPhone 4 may be superior (and it is, with only a few Android phones as good as it is), it always is a problem of AT&T. No longer, because it’s on Verizon Wireless, without a hint of crapware seen on Android or branding to be found. It turns out, buying now would be a bad idea.

Doesn’t make much sense of what I just typed right there?

It does.

And you’d be a fool to do otherwise. Now with Verizon on board, and AT&T losing exclusivity in the United States, that means the iPhone 5 will be on both networks. Considering the date is February 10th, and a new iPhone is ALWAYS launched every June/July, then you’d be just as royally screwed as your weekly AT&T customer service call. It’s your choice: be the early adopter and pay for it, or wait it out just a bit longer. You’d enjoy it a lot more, that’s for sure.