Despite rumors of iOS app subscriptions soon knocking on our door, it would appear that Apple and publishers still have a long way to go. The sticking point? Publishers are wanting to be able to sell subscriptions all on their own, or be able to hang onto subscriber info. Apple has other thoughts in mind.
Fans of BBC programming will appreciate this latest tidbit. According to the Financial Times, the BBC is planning on launching its iPlayer app as a commercial subscription for iPad users outside the UK. United States viewers are said to be the first target.
Word came about today that Rupert Murdoch, the head of News Corp, and Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, will reportedly reveal a new digital "newspaper" to be named the Daily at the end of the month. Murdoch feels that the joint project has the potential to be a "game changer."
Despite the downward spiral of print publishing, news reading apps such as the popular Pulse News Reader are doing the opposite -- and now, print executives are going to follow the money trail as their readers flock to the Internet and mobile devices.
The world watched in awe this week as 33 courageous miners in Chile were finally rescued after 68 days of being trapped underground. Now praised as heroes, they’re being lavished with gifts -- including iPods.
If you’ve had the nagging feeling that Apple gets more than its fair share of media attention (and we’re not counting this site, naturally), a new report claims that it’s totally true. But how much does Cupertino dominate the news, and how did this happen?
For those of you who prefer to rock an Android handset over Apple's brand of smartphone sexy, prepare to be giddy: Mozilla has announced the immediate availability of Fennec Alpha for Android, bringing with it improved performance and responsiveness that even occasional on-the-go users are sure to enjoy. The alpha version of the software marks Mozilla's second update to Fennec for Android since April and brings us one step closer to the much anticipated beta version of the software.
You're probably familiar with Pulse, one of the many beautiful ways to enjoy RSS feeds on your iPad. You're also probably familiar with Flipboard, a new app that adds social functions to feed reading. Well, Pulse plans to add its own social functions tonight with a significant update.
The BBC has long been trusted as an excellent source for worldwide and European news, and the BBC News app for iPad happily matches that journalistic prowess with a well-designed and info-packed free offering.