Microsoft is attempting to make email relevant again by launching a new " in-and-out email" client for the iPhone. Send is another Microsoft Garage project that aims to make emailing more like sending a text message. The app eliminates annoying email requirements, such as a subject line, to allow users to quickly respond to their email contacts.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) released its third quarter financial results yesterday after the market closed and, despite more record breaking numbers, share prices took a nose dive in after hours trading, losing a bit over 7%. This was likely due to the numbers not quite reaching some of the lofty estimates offered by analysts over the last few weeks.
Korean developer Idiocracy is seeking money to bring its digital board game Pirates War: The Dice King to mobile devices, Mac OS X and Windows. The indie developer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to reach its ambitious goal of $40,000. The goal of the campaign is to create a board game that users can play with anyone at any time and anyplace".
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares made gains on just about every day last week, opening Monday at $125.03 and reaching $129.62 (which was also the high for the week) by Friday's closing bell for a 3.7% gain on the week. Shares are at $131.83 as of this writing. The surge is no doubt due to a flurry of bullish reports from analysts in the days leading up to Apple's third quarter results call, which is tomorrow, Tuesday July 21 at 5:00 PM ET.
The iPod is still clinging to life, as Apple released its latest generation last Wednesday. In the brand's first refresh in two years, the sixth generation iPod Touch upgraded to a 64-bit A8 processor and an 8 megapixel camera. A 128GB model was added to the lineup and the device is now available in several new colors. The iPod nano and Shuffle are now available in new colors as well. The Touch starts at $199 for a 16GB model.