Applelinks iOS News Reader - Wednesday, February 27, 2013

LG Display Sees 90% iPad Panel Shipment Drop In January
Jonesing For An E-Ink iPad Display
Apple Scores High In Consumer Superbrands U.K. Survey
Memory Mate Pro Releases iOS Apps to Boost RAM
App Savvy Seniors Tap BugMe! Stickies for Jotting Reminder Notes


LG Display Sees 90% iPad Panel Shipment Drop In January

Digitimes' Rebecca Kuo and Alex Wolfgram report that LG Display's panel shipments for the 9.7-inch iPad dropped to 600,000 units in January 2012, a precipitous 90 percent drop from six million units in the previous month, according to industry sources.

The sources told Kuo and Wolfgram that the drop is largely due to the growing popularity of the iPad mini as well as increasing demand for low-priced tablets. Additionally, January is traditionally a slow period for panel shipments, and they say the company is expected to see a rebound in its 9.7-inch iPad panel shipments during the second quarter due to anticipated release of Apple's 5th-generation iPad in the third quarter, the sources noted.

The reporters also note that research firm WitsView projects that in the first half of 2013, 35 percent of Apple tablet shipments will be for the iPad and the remainder the iPad mini.

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Jonesing For An E-Ink iPad Display

Cult Of Mac's Charlie Sorrel says he wishes a future iPhone, or even better an iPad offered an e-ink screen option. "Imagine," he says, "being able to switch to an e-ink version of the tablet and read in bright sunlight. Or turn off the various radios and enjoy a battery life measured in months, not hours.

Your editor enthusiastically agrees. Backlit displays have their place, but e-ink is soooooo much easier on the eyes - literally - and f course it eats only a tiny fraction of the energy it takes to power a backlight.

Sorrell notes that the iPad would need a fancy dual-tech display panel to turn into an e-ink device, and maybe Apple's banking on LCD screen tech and battery life getting better in the future, but we can dream......

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Apple Scores High In Consumer Superbrands U.K. Survey

Superbrands commissions independent research to identify the UKs strongest brands. Our annual league tables are based on the opinions of marketing experts, business professionals and thousands of British consumer

Latest Voting Results

Superbrands' annual league tables are based on the opinions of marketing experts, business professionals and thousands of British consumers.

There are two separate surveys: Consumer Superbrands (the UK's strongest B2C brands) and Business Superbrands (the UK's strongest B2B brands).

Consumer Superbrands 2013

1. Rolex
2. Apple
3. Microsoft
4. British Airways
5. Coca-Cola
6. Google
7. Hilton
8. Heathrow Airport
9. Kelloggs
10. Mercedes-Benz
11. BMW
12. Heinz
13. BBC
14. Facebook
15. Lego
16. Disney
17. Marks & Spencer
18. BP
19. Dulux
20. Nescaf

Business Superbrands 2013
1. Apple
2. British Airways
3. Google
4. Visa
5. Virgin Atlantic
6. IBM
7. Shell
8. Microsoft
9. London Stock Exchange Group
10. Mastercard
11. BP
12: BT
13. Bosch
14. Samsung
15. FedEx
16. Rolls-Royce Group
17. Royal Mail
18. PayPal
19. GlaxoSmithKline
20. DHL

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Memory Mate Pro Releases iOS Apps to Boost RAM

Alice Dev Team, developers of utility applications, has announced the immediate release of Memory Mate Pro 1.0, an app that helps users free wasted memory from their iOS device. Memory Mate Pro is claimed to be the only app on the App Store that's specifically designed to protect iPads and iPhones from apps that eat up their resources. Users can instantly restore RAM with Memory Mate Pro and get the most out of iOS devices with just one tap.


Developed with the user-oriented approach of making extremely easy-to-use yet efficient software solutions, Memory Mate Pro includes a graphic model displaying the amount of free memory available, a button to easily reload statistics, and a live "Memory Stats" function that updates free, active, inactive and wired megabytes.

"Memory Mate Pro is a simple to use application that optimizes the memory on iPhones and iPads," says Stanislav Kuptsov, CEO of Alice Dev Team. "The app also has a slick interface that really enhances the user experience. We're sure our users are going to love it."


Feature Highlights:
(*) Convenient graphic display of available memory
(*) Reload Stats function
(*) Memory Stats function
(*) Constant update of iOS device's free, active, inactive, and wired megabytes

Device Requirements:
(*) iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
(*) Requires iOS 4.3 or later
(*) Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
(*) 6.5 MB

Memory Mate Pro 1.0 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.

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App Savvy Seniors Tap BugMe! Stickies for Jotting Reminder Notes

Electric Pocket Limited has announced BugMe! Stickies 1.37. BugMe!, a yellow sticky app, enables seniors to jot quick reminder notes with alerts. Contrary to the stereotype of seniors avoiding modern technologies, many are embracing social media, smartphones, tablets and apps. With Facebook and Skype, retirees can stay in touch with family and friends from afar, and with the BugMe! Stickies 1.37 app, they can jot quick reminder notes to themselves just like they've done for decades - but with the benefit of setting alert tones to ensure they remember everything important to maintain their healthy lifestyles.


As more and more seniors embrace technology as part of "aging successfully," retirement communities have seen the number of residents tapping away on all sorts of apps installed on their smartphones and tablets. Apps are enabling seniors to quickly and easily do their favorite things: enjoy their favorite music, learn new things, stay connected with family, try new recipes, play games with friends, and create fun reminders.

BugMe! Stickies is an app popular among seniors because the handy virtual sticky notes it offers enables seniors to create fun reminder notes for themselves - or to share with friends. With BugMe!, the users can either write with their finger or the app's keyboard, and place sticky notes on a corkboard. From there, they are able to set alarms and reminders, categorize them as urgent, or even stick them to the phone's or tablet's home page for an extra visual reminder.


Residents at The Stayton at Museum Way, a Fort Worth, Texas community sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), are one such community that has jumped head first into the large pool of apps available to them.

"Our residents just love to learn and grow more every day, and they have the time to really learn and use apps as a way to access personalized content and stay in touch with family and friends," said Amy Pearce, Lifestyles Director at The Stayton senior living community. "BugMe! Stickies is a great app for seniors because it's not only fun to handwrite notes on a digital sticky pad, but it's also a very practical way to set reminders for themselves."

For the past sixteen years, BugMe! has been putting the utility and simplicity of the common sticky pad onto the screens of mobile devices. Unlike regular sticky pads, BugMe! enables users to share their notes with friends via email, or by posting them to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

While sharing BugMe! notes is a personal way for seniors to express their thoughts in their own handwriting, its core purpose is to serve as a personal reminder system. Each note can be assigned an alarm which will sound off at just the moment the user needs to be bugged. A favorite feature with BugMe! users is the ability to quickly choose alarm times from a pick list of time intervals - such as 20 minutes or "in an hour". This makes the application very effective for informal, lightweight reminders, such as watching a TV show, taking medicine, returning a phone call, or plugging a parking meter.


Device Requirements:
(*) iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
(*) Requires iOS 5.0 or later
(*) Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
(*) 31.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
A free version of BugMe! 1.37 is available in the App Store in the Business category and Google Play Store, while BugMe! Stickies Pro 1.39, which offers more notes, can be purchased for $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). More information can be found at BugMe online.

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