Hard to believe that the month of December is nearly half over already, with less than two weeks until the Christmas holiday! Things have certainly been quite busy in the tech world, with plenty of new or updated apps released and a plethora of services also getting new features this week. And what's this about a new untethered jailbreak? Read on to find out more...
E-tailer Amazon has been leading the charge for electronic books almost as long as anyone with their Kindle lineup, so it should be a surprise to no one that the company is now selling more e-books than print books -- at least across the pond.
Friday marks the fifth anniversary of the iPhone, so naturally at least one research company has been busy running the numbers to see what kind of impact Apple's iconic handset has had since its debut.
While many pundits may have scoffed at the idea of a Mac App Store when it was first announced, the people have spoken -- with their wallets! On Monday, Apple revealed that the Mac App Store has now soared past the 100 million downloads milestone, less than a year after it was launched.
You may not know app developers Outfit7 by name (yet), but you’ll likely remember them from their work, including the popular Talking Tom Cat. The company announced today a rare milestone of 100 million downloads in less than a year as they prepare for a new wave of entertainment apps.
Given how pleased Apple was to see the Mac App Store make its first million sales, it should come as no suprise that with the iTunes App Store set to reach 10 billion downloads, Apple is looking to celebrate. To get the party started right, they're offering a $10,000 iTunes gift card to one lucky iTunes Store shopper. Just think of how many copies of Robot Unicorn Attack that could net you.
Well, that was fast. While it was only launched a little over 24 hours ago, the Mac App Store has already been managed to find homes for one million applications. We suspect that this will break down to approximately 500,000 downloads of Angry Birds and 500,000 of the new Twitter desktop application.
Expect Apple CEO Steve Jobs to make mention of something else in addition to the impending iPod refresh on Wednesday. Apple hit 250,000 apps available within the App Store over the weekend. The number continues to grow as well.