Apple made a lot of music fans happy with its iTunes Match feature. For only $24.99 per year, the service scans and matches tracks a user’s library and makes it available from iCloud to other devices. But one group that may be even happier are the independent musicians using TuneCore to sell their music.
Apple is quickly moving toward the release of iOS 5 this fall, and one of the major new features revealed at WWDC back in June was Newsstand, the company’s solution for organizing subscription content on your device -- and now, digital publishers can prepare for the feature with support from Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.
As rumors swirl that Netflix is planning to go beyond North America, Hulu beats them to the punch by launching in Japan, although the service is following the Netflix playbook on at least one front, with higher prices. Meanwhile, a new update to the existing iOS app allows HDMI output on the iPad 2 -- as long as you’re down with standard definition, that is.
We’ve all heard reports that Apple plans to introduce its own television set in the future, although few people take such talk seriously. However, a new report claims that Apple may be working on a new way to deliver video content which differs even from the wireless AirPlay currently in use with iOS.
Fans of British television have been waiting with bated breath for the BBC iPlayer app to cross the pond almost as long as the United States had been waiting for the arrival of Spotify. The iPad app isn’t washing ashore here just yet, but in an encouraging sign, it finally went global in 11 other Western European countries this week.
We know, you’ll only read it for the articles, right? After months of teasing by publisher Hugh Hefner, Playboy magazine has finally launched its iPad-optimized, uncensored archive -- but needless to say, you won’t find it in the App Store.
Flush from their apparent success with The New Yorker, publisher Conde Nast followed up as promised on Monday with four new magazine titles for the iPad, all of which use Apple’s new in-app subscription billing.
As more publishers begin to trickle in to allowing for subscriptions to their publications on Apple's iPad, a new report from Forbes sheds light in that it wasn't so much a concern about profit that caused the delay. It was about whether or not customers would be willing to share data.
If you like to read magazines on your iPad, you’ll have plenty of reasons to rejoice in the coming months as more and more publishers get on board Apple’s subscription bandwagon. The latest is Conde Nast with The New Yorker, which is now available.
While some publishers have slowly but surely started to roll in, accepting the terms of Apple's in-app subscriptions program. However, one media outlet has opted to not budge, and would much rather sell subscriptions of digital news directly to readers instead of surrendering control.