When developers log into iTunes Connect today, they will be prompted to accept a new paid application contract offered by Apple. The contract adds an amendment that will allow developers to offer education discounts when multiple copies of the same program is purchased. While developers must accept the new amendment in order to keep putting apps on the App Store, they will also be able to turn on and off discounts in the application management area of iTunes Connect.
We wouldn't trade anything for our beloved Macs, but Dell knows not everyone feels that way. Most people just care about the final price. Unfortunately for them, their most recent Dell to Apple comparison has been outed for being just plain inaccurate. We know companies often omit a lot of the extras Macs come with when they make these comparisons, but we're glad the rest of the world, via Electronista, is catching on.
Sure you can get a whole lot of iPod, iPad, and iPhone accessories, but one of the biggest and most relaxing accessory we've seen is the AcuTouch 9500. This massage chair connects to an iOS application called HT-Connect to store your massage presets, and even download massages designed by doctors and sports stars
iPad users who like their video to be encoded to Xvid rather than Apple's proprietary formats might want to have their happy dance ready, as the impossible has become possible--Apple has approved an App that allows your iPad to rock Xvid movies without conversion!
CineXPlayer is currently available in the App Store at the low, low price of FREE, despite Apple's tendancy to frown upon applications that allow for the playback of video files formatted to anything other MPEG-4 or H.264. This is excellent news for those of us with a large collection of Xvid formatted files and no time or paitence to convert them for use on the go.
According to iPodNN, Apple has made some developer friendly changes to iAd, their iOS 4 integrated ad network, allowing for in-ad app downloads. Ads are similar to the layout of an app store page, and let you directly download the apps they advertise without switching pages. Supposedly, a pop-up box confirms the download.
Here's one out of left field to open those bleary Monday morning eyes of yours: Apple negotiated an exclusive deal to use metallic alloys with unique atomic structures developed by a research team at the California Institute of Technology. The alloy, which was brought to market for commercial use back in 2003 by Liquidmetal Technologies, the alloy's intellectual rights holder, has previously seen utilization is by the U.S. Department of Defense, as can also be found in some medical equipment.
Liquid metal... a computer comany... can Skynet be far behind?
Apple may be the world’s most secretive consumer products company. And when facts are few, mere speculation roils a sea of hyperbole. You need someone to dive beneath its turbulent surface and fetch pearls of reality. Beginning this month, I’m signing on as your diver.
More and more, the rumors surrounding the next wave of Apple products become truer and truer. Or, at least, we hope they are, because there are too many rumors to speak of and not enough truth oozing out from the seams. Allegedly, Apple is set to launch an upgraded 9.7-inch iPad with an ARM Cortex-A9 processor--an upgrade to the current processor contained in the recent iterations of the tablet device. Additionally, it is speculated that the device will have a 1024x768 IPS display panel.
We know, you were bummed when they were first announced last month and you couldn’t place an order for one right away. But the long, tedious wait is now over: Apple has started accepting orders for the new 12-core Mac Pro models. Who’s getting one?
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Apple’s iPhone is finally coming to Verizon Wireless, ending years of oppressive exclusivity with AT&T and its less than popular wireless network. Except this time, there appears to be some concrete evidence to support the claim, rather than just the word of analysts on Wall Street.
Over the weekend, Apple gossip was again focused on the company’s popular new iPhone 4 -- but in this case, it was the departure of the executive in charge of the handset hardware and the circumstances surrounding that leave that seemed to be grabbing all of the headlines.
If there were bigger news this week than the fallout and repercussions from the legalization of jailbreaking, we've yet to hear it. But news, as it always does, did happen, and the happy elves of Mac|Life were there to make sense of the pieces, just for you, Dear Reader.
One of the bonuses we've come to enjoy immensely on iTunes and at the iPhone App Store is the Genius feature. Genius play lists rock our parties and Genius recommendations have led us to switch to better apps than the ones we normally use for everyday tasks. So it was only a matter of time before the iPad App Store got a little of the same kind of love.
Videogame classics never really die. But they do come out of retirement, receive full audio and graphical overhauls, and appear on computer platforms they’ve never been on before--which is definitely a good thing.
Enter The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, a recrafted version of the 1990 LucasArts puzzle classic, not to be confused with the newer Tales of Monkey Island episodic adventures by Telltale Games.
Thank goodness it's Friday, and we just got paaaaaaaaaaaid (actually, next weekend is moreso pay day, but at least we're preparing for it beforehand!). Bust out those iPhones, iPads, and whatever else to party on down for the weekend. But don't forget to stop by the bank and get some cash, and maybe take a moment to peruse your iOS device and see what is hip and happening in your town. Read on for more suggestions to enjoy the heck out of your weekend, and don't blow that paycheck all in one place!