Ever wonder what Apple themselves might consider the best of the best where apps are concerned? As it turns out, you don’t have to wonder any longer -- Apple has created a section dedicated to what they consider the best 50 apps.
We’ve heard (and reported) rumors aplenty in recent months about Apple’s plans to extend the length of song samples in iTunes, and it appears that day may be forthcoming as Cupertino sends a letter to music labels announcing the change.
We’ve learned to expect big, wonderful things from Apple’s tiny little boxes. But unlike a Mac mini or iPod nano--which both do a lot in a relatively small space--the Apple TV doesn’t do much more than its 3.9x3.9x0.9-inch form factor and $99 price would suggest. That’s because it’s primarily a cloud-focused streaming device…but it only connects to a small, wispy tendril of the cloud, rather than the thunderstorm of awesome streaming content that can easily be accessed on other devices.
We may very well remember the warm months of 2010 as The Summer of Scandal. In recent days, we've seen folks dinged for taking kickbacks, iTunes Store shoppers' pockets emptied by hackers, Antennagate and now this: 12 people from a number of international locales have been arrested by the FBI for laundering funds through Amazon.com and iTunes.
Verizon's business development executive director Jennifer Byrne said at a conference recently that the iPhone helped Verizon change the way it thought about mobile software distribution. While she claimed Verizon had the first mobile store called GetItNow, she said the iPhone's App Store was a turning point for the industry, whereby Verizon adopted a "hands off" approach.