Microsoft Lies? Diagonal Screen Size vs Area

Microsoft has put up an ad comparing various Windows tablets to the iPad.   So bigger is better right? On their original ad they claimed that the ASUS VivoTab Smart tablet had more area than the iPad. But Elliot Temple claims the following: How can the screen with a larger diagonal measurement be smaller? Because […]

Follow-up to 50 billion app downloads

Previous post. So 50 billion apps downloaded on the iTunes store has come and gone, and I have nothing to show for it (except for a bunch of fun learning and some excitement for the next time). Things that happened: We made a prediction in class to within 15 min of the actual stopping time. I found […]

50 billion app downloads

Ok. When is it going to hit 50 billion? Put your bets down. Old posts from when Apple was at 25 billion app downloads. More questions: When will it hit 100 billion? 1 trillion? How many apps will be sold by December 25th? Any more? Edit 5/11/13 More info:

Follow-up to 25 billion apps

Follow-up to 25 billion apps. Our class calculated that the app store would hit 25 billion on Friday at 11pm eastern. The contest is over, but the press release didn’t say when it finished. The 25 billionth app downloaded, Where’s My Water? Free, was downloaded by Chunli Fu of Qingdao, China. As the winner of the App Store Countdown […]

25 Billion (From Dan Meyer) #anyqs

Well? Live link: For those (geeks) looking for more detail on how the rate is determined, you might be able to find the rate in the somewhat obfusticated javascript file found here: