If there’s one company with the clout and potential to beat Apple and Google when it comes to cloud storage, it’s Amazon.com -- and as it turns out, a new report reveals that the company is talking to the music and film industries about doing just that.
A big lawsuit against a prominent tech company, such as Apple, tends to grab headlines for awhile, but what seems shocking to the average person (Lawsuit X means the iPhone is doomed!) is commonplace to major corporations. Apple, like most other entities that builds things and earns money, is almost constantly either being sued or fighting another company for rights to something else; it’s so common that the answer to the question "Should I get an engineering degree or a liberal arts degree?" is "Go into corporate law." Here’s just a sampling of some recent legal activity that Apple’s been involved in.
Amazon is taking on Apple on yet another front, launching their own Appstore for Android-based devices, offering the new Angry Birds Rio as their “free app of the day” -- but the launch is shadowed by an Apple lawsuit over the bookseller’s use of the term “Appstore.”
After being rumored in recent weeks, Amazon.com took the wraps off its revamped Instant Video service, which promises to go head-to-head with reigning streaming champs Netflix and Hulu Plus. But is the new offering worth your hard-earned dollars?
It seems that, more often than not, the rumor mill gets it right -- case in point, that recent rumor swirling around that Amazon would soon take on Netflix by offering unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows for Prime members at no extra charge.
It seems like every move that Apple makes results in a firestorm of speculation -- an unfortunate side effect of being a company veiled in secrecy. Cupertino’s latest move is the rejection of a Sony Reader app, which has everyone sounding the death knell for other e-reader apps on iOS.
Back in November, Amazon put out the call out to the world's great thinkers, artists and writers to pony up some new content to add to their growing library of Kindle offerings. They weren't asking for more books--they have quite enough of those, thank you very much. Rather, the online retailer was interested in exploring the possibility of offering something new to their customers: short, but fully realized essays, arguments and explorations of a single idea. Amazon calls these new offerings Kindle Singles, and they may well be worth paying some attention to.
I’ve been spending a lot of time and effort cleaning up my iTunes library, correcting errors in metadata and filling in missing info, and I’ve run the Store > Get Album Artwork command a few times to get album covers from the iTunes Store, but doing so takes a while because it scans my whole library each time. Can I limit how much of the library it’s scanning? Any other tips for finding missing album artwork?