Okay, we're gonna briefly touch some other stories this week, but you know what it's all about here on Mac|Life dot com -- the iPhone 5 is our story of the week, just like the whole internet. So in case you weren't glued to the keynote and you haven't followed our regular stream of updates, here's how it went down and here's what you need to know.
And just like that, Apple gives Ping its expiration date. The message cropped up in the iTunes 10.7 update that went live today immediately after the iPhone 5 event. Barely two years old, Ping will no longer be available as of September 30, and it will no longer accept new members.
Although we finally got a 64-bit version of iTunes last fall with the arrival of version 10.6, it wasn't quite the sweeping overhaul that many of us were hoping for. According to a new report, that may be coming soon enough.
If you’ve been following the saga of Facebook’s native iPad app, you already know that yes, it does exist and according to reports circulating on Monday from a former developer, it’s been “feature complete” since May. So what’s the holdup? The social network may be using it as leverage to cozy up to Apple.
It’s do or die for iTunes. The world-famous music program burst onto the scene over a decade ago, completely reinventing the way we buy music. But in that time, the scene has evolved, and while iTunes’ never-ending sales have, well, never ended, it’s clear that iTunes needs an overhaul -- especially since serious, impressive competitors like Rdio are making waves. While we wait for Apple’s much-rumored MobileMe-based solution to arrive, we put together five changes iTunes must make to take the industry by storm (again).
While many websites assemble “best of” lists at this time of year, CNN has weighed in with their ten biggest tech “fails” for 2010, and Apple has hit two of the spots -- one for the iPhone 4 “Antennagate” crisis and another for the Ping social network attempt.
You may recall that Apple’s music-themed Ping social network got friendly with Twitter last month but failed to shorten links shared with the service at first. Not only has that now been addressed, but Apple is using their own “iTun.es” domain to do so.