There’s a shift on Wall Street, but Apple’s still riding high; the App Store may soon be seeing fewer enthusiastic reviews; and Foxconn has some demands for Brazil. Ring the opening bell; it’s the remainders for Tuesday, May 3, 2011!
Apple’s stock has apparently lived to tell the tale of the Nasdaq-100 stock index’s rebalancing, which dropped Cupertino’s share of the pie from 20.5 percent to roughly 12.3 percent. Don’t worry: That pie is still made of sweet, sweet money.
According to MacRumors, Apple is in some circumstances disallowing users who get iOS software via promo codes to post reviews or ratings for those apps on the App Store. Which hopefully will cut down on reviews like “????? Would get for free again!”
As you may remember, Taiwan-based Foxconn has expressed an interest in building a factory in Brazil—mainly due to a love of carnivale, futebol, and the Amazon rainforest. But the company has a few conditions first, including financial support, a large amount of property for building a factory, and an office with fiber-optic cables and Wi-Fi. Also, a 250-inch full-wall HDTV, hot tub with adjustable jets, and a cooler full of Skol.
Instagram 1.6.5 - The new version of Burbn's free photo-sharing app for iPhone adds a radial tilt shift mode, image quality improvements, and overall fixes for speed and stability.
QuickWordPress 1.0 for iPad - Michael Gobel has released a WordPress-compatible version of his QuickTumblr blogging client, complete with support for plain text, Markdown, and HTML. It can also upload images, update existing posts, and has support for TextExpander snippets. $3.
feedly 2.0 - Version 2.0 of DevHD's iOS content aggregation app adds a native interface for the iPad, the ability to swipe between articles, support for searching and browsing new sites, higher quality images, access to read articles, and a host of speed improvements and bug fixes. Free.