Daily Archives: June 9, 2010

We try not to spend too much time blowing our own trumpet, so forgive us one small moment of self-indulgence.

The FT’s new app for the iPad, launched last month, has just won one of the first five Apple Design Awards given to developers for the device. The awards come from Apple employees, who were invited to vote on their favourite apps based on “technical excellence, innovation, superior technology adoption, high performance, and outstanding design.” Read more

Among the many upgrades included in the iPhone 4, the most intriguing is FaceTime, Apple’s mobile video calling service.

But despite its promise, video calling may not catch on with the masses.  As the FT’s Lex column writes, “consumers have hitherto been reluctant to talk face to face, even as video calling became available with the advent of 3G.” Read more