It seems like it was only yesterday that Apple made a big splash about obtaining the rights to carry the Beatles' music on iTunes, and now the folks over in Cupertino are planning to honor that access with the release of 59 rare and unheard recordings under the name of The Beatles' Bootleg Recordings 1963. And you don't even have to wait that long. According to CNN Money, the so-called "bootleg album" will pop up on the iTunes store as early as tomorrow morning.
In a development that should come as a surprise to no one who follows the struggles for exclusivity on gaming consoles like the Xbox 360 and PS3, Apple allegedly paid EA a "truckload of money" to delay the release of Plants vs. Zombies 2 on Android. The news comes from gaming website Giant Bomb, which overheard it from Frank Gibeau, head of EA labels, during a town hall meeting earlier today.
It looks like AT&T and Nokia are going to be BFFs again, following the carrier's U.S. exclusive on the Lumia 900 earlier this year with a pair of lustworthy new Windows Phone 8 handsets in November. We gotta say, it's getting frustrating that these companies have yet to pinned down any dates or pricing for the Lumia 920 or 820, but with Windows Phone 8 officially roaring out of the gate on October 29, it shouldn't be much longer now.
On the heels of a survey this week that claims most iPhone users in the U.S. are perfectly content to stick with AT&T should Apple’s handset wind up with other carriers, the telco’s CEO also appears to be thinking, “Don’t worry, be happy.”
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?
CultofMac is reporting that T-Mobile USA is incredibly close to striking a deal that would bring the iPhone to the carrier in the fall. If this rumor is indeed true, than that would mean that Apple has ended its exclusive relationship with AT&T and is now in an "open relationship."