Other World Computing
Feature Graphic
How to get photos on to iOS 8 iCloud Photo Library
Feature Graphic
iPhone pre-orders, iOS 8, Tim Cook Interview + More
Feature Graphic
Podcast: iPhone 6, Watch, Apple Pay, etc, etc
Feature Graphic
Podcast: Cloud security tips, TheFappening, Apple Event, plus more
Feature Graphic
Shinola Premium Leather iPhone 5/5s case
IGM Logo

| Home | Contact | Advertising | Search | Submit


AppStore tops Wired's 2008 innovation list [u]



By

Wired has published their annual listing of Top Technology Breakthroughs for this year. Some are surprising—like Michael Phelps Speed LZR bathing suit—and others have simply been a long-time coming (ie GPS).

Without further ado, here's their Top 10 for 2008:

10. Flexible displays
09. Edible chips
08. Speedo LZR
07. Flash memory
06. GPS
05. The Memristor
04. Video-capable SLRs
03. USB 3.0
02. Android

01. Apple's AppStore
Until this year, mobile app developers lacked an easy way to get their software into the hands of consumers, forcing them to make deals with finicky and power-hungry carriers if they wanted to get any distribution at all. Apple's App Store changed all that. It made creating and distributing mobile applications for cellphone users easy—jumpstarting the mobile-app development market and creating clones such as the Android Market. It even forced Research in Motion to offer a BlackBerry Application Storefront. For thousands of programmers, the cellphone is the new PC.

[u] In related news, tech maven Maggie Shiels The BBC adds her voice to the chorus proclaiming the AppStore the year's top innovation:

To my mind Apple's App Store has been one of the big technology hits of the year. And the numbers certainly seem to bear that out with more than 300 million downloads since July. [u]

Yup, the AppStore's changed the world, but will Apple extend the revolution to the Mac, obviating boxed software? That's a (scary) thought worth considering...

Get 25 FREE iPod compatible downloads from eMusic!
Choose from over 4.5 Million songs!


Spacer

Connect with Insanely Great Mac


spacer

Recent Articles

- How to get photos on to iOS 8 iCloud Photo Library with PhotoSync
- iPhone launch weekend sees 10 million sold
- Thoughts on iPhone sizes
- Apple TV and HomeKit
- iPhone lines and the black market
- Podcast - iPhone pre-orders, iOS 8, Tim Cook Interview + More
- 1Password 5 now available for iOS w/ extensions, touch ID support
- iCloud data gets 2-step verification, new app-specifc passwords
- Apple posts Android switcher guide
- Charlie Rose Tim Cook Interview
- 4 million iPhone orders in first day, up from 2 million for iPhone 5
- Podcast: iPhone 6, Watch, Apple Pay, etc, etc
- New iCloud storage plans rolling out
- Macworld Magazine ends, continues online
- Apple Watch
- The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- Apple Pay
- Podcast: iCloud security tips, TheFappening, Apple Event, plus more
- Wired on how iCloud accounts may have been hacked
- My iCloud security tips
- Podcast: Brown M&M, Apple event, wearable, tattoos, Dropbox vs iCloud + More
- That FLIR iPhone heat camera can steal PIN numbers
- Apple special event set for September 9
- Dropbox changes to a single 1 TB Pro plan
- August Smart Lock begins shipping


Browse and search for more articles

IGM Specials

Mercury Extreme SSD
60GB - $64.50
120GB - $79
240GB - $148

480GB - $300

960GB - $695

iMac RAM (2013)
8GB Kit - $99
16GB Kit - $198

32GB Kit - $390

External Storage
500 GB - $129
1 TB RAID - $225
Mobile RAID = $198

Power2U AC/USB Wall Outlet - $22.50


Other World Computing

Other World Computing





Home

About

Advertising

Search

Copyright 1995-2014 Insanely Great Mac. All rights reserved.
Privacy Statment | Terms of Service | Editorial Policy