While most of the country was focused on the Super Bowl this past weekend (the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, in case you weren’t paying attention), a couple of Apple-related developments went down involving both the Verizon iPhone 4 and the mobile iTunes Store.
Have you ever been frustrated while trying to buy new music, feeling that a 30-second song sample just wasn’t long enough to want to make you click “Buy”? Apparently Apple agrees, and at long last they’ve started rolling out 90-second song previews in iTunes.
For the puzzle freak in all of us, software developer Appular has announced that its Push Panic puzzle game is now available on the iTunes Store.
In Push Panic, you must tap assorted boxes to blast piece combinations off the screen before the red panic bar goes critical and topples the entire mass over. The game features 50 levels and four gameplay modes (Classic Panic, Color Panic, Time Panic and Score Panic), each with their own challenges.
If there's one thing we've learned from watching episodes of "Intervention" oh Hulu, it's this: you really don't take a user's drug of choice away, not even as a joke. A bootleg iOS-comptaibly version of the gaming phenomenon appeared and just as quickly disappeared on the App Store this morning, all signs pointing to developer Notch requesting for the file to be removed.
Apple’s music-themed social network, Ping, has been something of a red-haired stepchild since its September 1 debut, but the feature is at least now available to iPad users at long last, no software update or app download required.
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.