Google's $35 Chromecast has been on a roll lately, adding support for a plethora of new apps and services. VLC users will be happy to know that they aren't being forgotten, with VideoLAN recently confirming in a forum post that Chromecast support is underway for the iOS app, with Mac, Windows, and Linux coming a little further down the line. If that just brightened your day, wait until you read today's recap!
While many of us are perfectly content not to know the inner workings of how apps are sold on the App Store, no one likes to be cheated -- such as a developer with lower scruples swapping out screenshots after an app has been approved.
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.
Mentioned briefly during the WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple has notified iOS and Mac developers that their work can now be sold in 32 new countries around the world. Jeez, we didn't even know Mauritania was a real place!
Samsung is back for more, today introducing the third generation of its Galaxy S smartphones with an impossibly large 4.8-inch display and a handful of the iPhone’s best features (such as a Siri knockoff) thrown in for good measure. Gee, maybe they actually like getting dragged into patent court all the time? At least Apple can’t say the Korean manufacturer is stealing their screen size. With that in mind, let’s jump into the rest of the day’s news for Thursday, May 3, 2012.
It’s likely to be a busy news week for Apple fans in the lead-up to Christmas this coming weekend. Apple is shutting down their iTunes Connect developer portal come Thursday which means no new apps or updates until next Friday, December 30 so these companies are scrambling like elves at the North Pole to get their latest work approved and out the door before then. In the meantime, kick your feet up and take a look at what’s making news for this fine Monday, December 19, 2011.
You may have noticed that both the Mac and iOS App Stores were having some issues beginning early Tuesday evening, with spotty connectivity that seemed to come and go. The issue has continued overnight, and now Apple has emailed developers to notify them of downtime with iTunes Connect.
Hey you, Mac developer! Have you been toiling away in the dark, working on The Next Great Mac App Store App for the forthcoming OS X Lion? If so, it’s time to wrap up your work and submit it to Apple before it ships this month.
If you’re an iOS developer or just a user who’s hopelessly addicted to app updates, you might want to find something else to do come late December -- Apple’s iTunes Connect is closing its doors for nearly a week over Christmas.
Ask anyone in marketing and they'll tell you that branding is everything. Finding the right name for your product can mean the difference between raging fiscal success and utter financial failure for developers. There there are few companies on the planet that understand this better than Apple. The Cupertino-based company has one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Don't believe us? Flash a photo of their iconic fruit logo anywhere in the developed world and watch people's eyes light up like a pair of iPod nanos.
OK, that was a terrible simile, but you get the idea.
With the success Apple has enjoyed in getting the name of their products 'just so,' not to mention the trials and tribulations the company has undergone to secure the rights to those names, it's great to see that Apple's taking a stand against name-squatters in the iTunes App Store.