Starbucks has been offering customers free songs from iTunes each week since April 2008. Usually right next to the cash register is a stack of cards with "Pick of the Week" printed on the front and a unique code printed on the back. Grab a card with your coffee, type the code into iTunes, and start downloading a free song. It's a cool thing.
Well, the coffee giant has just sweetened the deal.
Shopaholics, Google hasn't forgotten about you. Now you can flip through all of the latest catalogs from your favorite retailers straight from your iPad. Stores like Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sephore and Williams-Sonoma have made their catalogs readily and virtually available for impulse shopping.
New reports are in that a large Apple store has installed some 4G LTE equipment. According to the rumor, the LTE equipment was recently installed by AT&T.
The rumor also suggests that all Apple stores "in the region" are now hiring with a goal to increase sales staff by 30 percent immediately; this alleged hiring spree would be in addition to the normal seasonal hiring that occurs toward the end of the year.
If you frequently find yourself pasting the same text over and over again on the Mac, you’ve no doubt discovered Smile Software’s TextExpander, a handy utility that promises to save keystrokes -- and now, the accompanying iOS version just got even handier with a host of new features.
If you happen to be in the market for a new automobile, don’t be surprised if the salesman whips out an iPad in an effort to answer your questions next time. That’s the latest nationwide effort from automaker Mazda, who is using a specialized iPad app to help push cars out the door.
According to a report from Kotaku, humans are not the only ones fascinated with the iPad. Scott Engel, the iPad Enrichment Coordinator at the Milwaukee County Zoo, leads a program that gives orangutans some weekly screen time with the iPad.
New findings suggest that iOS 5 will include a voice navigation system called "Assistant". This possible app could tap into a user’s address book, email, calendars, phone application, and possibly be able to open links. Apple is apparently partnering with one or two software developers that have had success building these types of applications.
Assistant could be built on the Siri platform. Or, perhaps the Nuance platform. Or, according to this report, both.
McAfee, the company well-known for its PC-focused security software, has launched a new consumer-based anti-theft app for iOS today. WaveSecure, as it's called, will enable users to remotely access their data in case their iPhone or iPad is lost or stolen. Users will also be able to back up their contacts, photos and videos and remotely track the location of where their device is heading via the app's own online portal, and wirelessly restore their contacts.
Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye, this summer has been HOT. Blazing hot, steaming, scorching, and that's before we even get into the weather. Yes, friends, Apple as a company has had just a tremendous year and a killer of a summer. All of which is winding up for what? If you said a dynamite fall, you are on the money, honey. And if you don't even know what I'm talking about, here's a few clues, because there's no "in case" about it, you definitely missed it.
As we edge closer to September, the August rumor cycle begins steaming up. Will September 7 prove the magic day? Will the iPhone 5 make its appearance? Will you be able to buy it that day? And what about this mysterious discount iPhone we keep hearing about? Prepaid? All in the cloud? What gives?