Exactly how fast can someone rack up a $2,500 tab with a free App Store game? One five-year-old across the pond did it in a matter of minutes, with the unwitting help of his parents and their password.
It seems like poor Apple just can't get a break -- despite record revenues almost every quarter and the iPhone/iPad powerhouse dominating most of the markets where they're sold, Cupertino keeps taking it on the chin. In today's recap, we'll look at Leap's lower than expected iPhone sales and HTC's efforts to get users to switch to its Android devices… of course, at Apple's expense...
Forget Prince -- it was the music industry that was partying like it's 1999, although it's mostly been a downhill slide ever since. Thanks to digital music and Adele, the bleeding may have stopped for now.
It's rare to hear one of Apple's partners speak publicly about the company, but it's rarely positive, especially when Cupertino's often draconian policies are being discussed. Imagine our surprise to hear a European carrier CEO describe Apple as much easier to get along with now! What's the reason behind the change? You'll have to read on to find out...
If your iTunes library consists of more than a few hundred tracks, you're probably familiar with Doug Adams and his Dougscripts website. A treasure trove of iTunes-related AppleScripts, the site has long helped plug the gaps in Apple's music player, and allowed music fans to better manage their growing libraries. Adams' TrackSift goes a step further, bundling nine useful tools with a simple graphical front-end for easier use.
Steve Jobs believed in a simple fact: everything around you “was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it. You can influence it. You can build your own things that people can use.” Jobs definitely practiced what he preached. While all the other technology firms were churning out products with all the wow factor of a tumble dryer, Apple set out to change the world with innovative computers and gadgets, again and again and again.
As we’ll discover, Apple products have revolutionized the way we work and play and listen to music. It has transformed entire industries, created new kinds of computing, and done some truly frightening things to bridges. Read on and be inspired.
It was a week of news for the big iPad, the little iPad, and even something as old as email made news this week. We've got more details on all of this plus a how-to, a rumor, a jailbreak announcement, and the competition floundering. Sounds like a pretty good week, all in all.
McDonald's isn't the only company claiming "billions served." The iTunes store has now sold over 25 billion songs. Over the past ten years, iTunes has forever changed the way we listen to and purchase music, and today's announcement seems to indicate Apple's digital distribution shows no signs of slowing down.
So the reviews have started coming in for jOBs, Apple TV got an update and so did your other iOS devices, Vine got launched, got pulled, got tweaked, got 25% less sexy, and a whole bunch of other stuff, so let's see what's cooking in the hot pot of news this week.