eBay auctions can be exciting, but it's not quite as entertaining as having an auctioneer overseeing the whole process. Re/code reported Monday that eBay members will soon be able to join in the fun by way of livestreamed Sotheby's auctions for "fine art and other high-end collectables" — but you'll need deep wallets, because prices range from $5,000, all the way up to $100,000. Heck, for that kind of money, you could instead bid on a charity auction with an Apple SVP, and we've got one such offer in today's recap....
Perhaps not so coincidentally, iTunes boss Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine were both scheduled to speak Wednesday at the inaugural Code Conference, appearances that were hastily consolidated after yesterday's news.
Although the tech media loves to tout how Android is battering iOS when it comes to hardware sales, there's no denying that Apple's App Store continues to dominate the a mobile business, as its 2013 sales once again prove.
It's not the first time iTunes chief Eddy Cue has stepped in to accept an honor on behalf of his former boss, but this time, the Apple senior VP gave an emotional speech about Steve Jobs at the same time.
As you've probably heard, Apple's App Store hit 50 billion downloads on Wednesday, which means we've all been waiting with bated breath to find out who the lucky so-and-so was -- and which app they purchased.
The complete fallout from Apple's failed attempt to commandeer the iOS mapping app market is apparently still being felt throughout the company. After a public apology from CEO Tim Cook, and the exit of iOS chief Scott Forstall, it seems Maps manager Richard Williamson is the latest casualty.
So, maybe Apple isn't making an HDTV after all? We'd actually be okay with that right now, given that Cupertino has plenty of cool stuff on their plate for the rest of the year, and frankly we're kind of sick of hearing analysts fawn over the possibility. (We're also not quite yet ready to buy a new HDTV for our own living room, so… just a little bit longer, hmm'kay, Apple?) This and several other stories make up our recap for this funky Friday, August 24, 2012.